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1 hr ago | Daily Herald

Lake County trying new smart traffic light system

A new way to move traffic that reacts to actual conditions rather than estimates is getting a trial in Lake County.

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Related Topix: Buffalo Grove, IL, Hawthorn Woods, IL, Mundelein, IL

6 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

Judge orders 3 years for drug-induced homicide

Justin T. Hurt, of Round Lake Beach, pleaded guilty last week to a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

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Related Topix: Round Lake Beach, IL, McHenry County, IL, Woodstock, IL, Johnsburg, IL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Daily Herald

Judge: Elgin Mental health escapee to get fitness test

A judge Monday ordered a man who authorities say escaped custody of the Elgin Mental Health Center and led police on an eight-hour manhunt earlier this month to undergo a fitness test next week.

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Related Topix: Kane County, IL, Gurnee, IL

Daily Herald

Lake County counselor pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen

A former program director for a Lake County youth home pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl earlier this year at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Lake Villa, IL

Daily Herald

Runoff, flooding presentation:

The League of Women Voters Lake County and Faith in Place will present "Stormwater From the Ground Up" from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St. This program provides information for homeowners, business owners and community leaders about how to prevent the damage and pollution caused by stormwater ... (more)

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Lake Forester

Lake County doctors writing 'green' Rx for walks in nature

Walk with Docs Stroll through nature with doctors and naturalists: a 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 3, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve a 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve a 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17, Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve a 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve For more information, go to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fort Sheridan, IL, Grayslake, IL, Long Grove, IL, Mettawa, IL

Lake Forester

Tourism brought $1.2 billion to Lake County in 2013

Though Six Flags Great America isn't known for tossing around specific daily or seasonal attendance figures, Park President Hank Salemi offered a hint this week at how many people it has drawn to Gurnee since it opened in May 1976.

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Related Topix: Gurnee, IL, Lake Forest, IL

Lake Forester

Lake Forest's Jan Gibson embraces her new role at Genesee Theatre

No expense was spared in 1927 when the Genesee Theatre - a "deluxe palace" - was constructed and equipped with the latest technology to accommodate live theater, musical presentations and film.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Waukegan, IL, Lake Forest, IL

Daily Herald

International Trade Center helping Lake County businesses grow

An interview with Frank Brisbois, director of the Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center at the College of Lake County.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Illinois, Grayslake, IL, Waukegan, IL, Vernon Hills, IL

Daily Herald

Images: The Week in Pictures

Local police officers stand at attention during the Lake County Police Memorial at Lincoln Memorial Plaza in Waukegan.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Des Plaines, IL, Home Gardening, Home, St. Charles, IL, Wadsworth, IL

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Daily Herald

Images: Weekend at the Lake County Fair

"Ice Lady" Pat Wachlin is in her 33rd year delivering ice at the Lake County Fair on Sunday at the fairgrounds in Grayslake.

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Related Topix: Grayslake, IL, Beach Park, IL, Ingleside, IL, Lake Bluff, IL, Mundelein, IL

Daily Herald

Suicide prevention fundraiser walk in Waukegan

The second annual "Waukegan Cares Walk for Awareness" 5K event fundraiser for the Lake County Suicide Prevention Task Force will be held Saturday, Aug. 9. Check-in time is 10:30 a.m. at the People's Choice Family Fun Center, 2411 Grand Ave., Waukegan.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL

Daily Herald

CLC planning for Lakeshore expansion

With expansion of the Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan coming in a few years, the College of Lake County is preparing by boosting academic programming there and conducting an awareness-building campaign.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Northwest Herald

LITH hires new finance director

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village has a new finance director. The Village Board on Thursday hired Rich Hentschel to replace Robert Miller, who resigned from the job in May for personal reasons.

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Related Topix: Lake in the Hills, IL, Urbana, IL, Highland Park, IL

Daily Herald

Weekend picks: Violinist Joshua Bell plays with CSO

Violin virtuoso: Celebrated American violinist Joshua Bell joins with conductor James Conlon and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a gala fundraising concert featuring music of Mozart, Bruch and Dvorak on Saturday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Highland Park, IL, Grayslake, IL, Algonquin, IL, Aurora, IL

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Daily Herald

Fred Fest concert in Port Barrington Aug. 17

Fred Fest, an annual reunion concert of well-known, Barrington-trained musicians, will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Fox River Forest Preserve on Roberts Road in Port Barrington.

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Related Topix: Barrington, IL

Daily Herald

New hoophouses at College of Lake County

Two new hoophouses are now serving as a living laboratories for students in the College of Lake County horticulture and sustainable agriculture programs.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Grayslake, IL

Lincolnshire Review

Lost, abandoned, stray animals have new home in Lake County

As a resident of Mundelein, Timothy Sashko said he can speak with authority about the differences between Lake County's new Animal Care and Control Facility in Libertyville and the old one on Route 83. "When I walked in here today, I said, 'Where's the leaky roof?'" the Lake County Board of Health president said at a ribbon cutting for the new, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Libertyville, IL

Daily Herald

Lake County joining heroin fight with anti-overdose drug

It's time to erase the common stereotype of a heroin abuser as a person lurking stoned in a dark alley with a dirty needle sticking out of an arm, Lake County health care and law enforcement leaders say.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Family, Kids, Mundelein, IL, Waukegan, IL, Round Lake Park, IL

Patch.com

ATV Goes for Noisy 1 a.m. Spin; Vehicle Drives onto Lawn

The following is from the Lake Bluff Police Department. An arrest is not an indication of guilt: Pot possession An officer conducted a traffic stop at Route 41 and Knauz for improper lane usage at 2 a.m. July 13. The driver was arrested for possession of cannabis.

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Related Topix: Lake Bluff, IL

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