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57 min ago | Daily Herald

Civil War paper collection moving to Catigny

In a small attic room at the Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda, Diana Dretske and Katherine Hamilton-Smith carefully open a large hardcover book and turn pages that are nearly 150 years old until they find the one they want. The tome is a collection of authentic Chicago Tribunes from 1865, one of 34 bound volumes of the newspaper from the American Civil War period at the museum.

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Related Topix: Wauconda, IL, History in the News, Journalism, Northwestern University

5 hrs ago | Lincolnshire Review

Vallas: gubernatorial candidates worlds apart

Democrat Paul Vallas has an upbeat, cheerful demeanor, but he was more than amused Sunday at a candidates' meet and greet in a Kildeer home, Lake County. The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia is running for Illinois lieutenant governor with incumbent governor Pat Quinn.

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Related Topix: Kildeer, IL, Pat Quinn

9 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Big subdivision would boost Hawthorn Woods' Main Street plan

The approvals aren't yet final, but it appears Hawthorn Woods is ready to welcome one of the few large new home developments to surface in Lake County in recent years. Village officials say Pulte Home Corp.'s plan for the Hawthorn Hills subdivision on the north side of the village near Midlothian and Gilmer roads would be a big step toward what is envisioned as a walkable destination area.

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Related Topix: Hawthorn Woods, IL

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Lake Forester

2nd annual 'green' 8K Swinging Bridge race Sept. 21 in Lake Forest

The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Running Club and Lake Forest Open Lands Association will host a paperless "green" 8K trail race - only the second to be held on Lake Forest Open Lands - on Sunday, Sept. 21. The 2nd annual Swinging Bridge Trail Race offers a unique running experience on a challenging 8K trail course on the scenic Derwen Mawr and Skokie River nature preserves.

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Related Topix: Lake Forest, IL, Lake Bluff, IL, Forest Lake, IL, Home Gardening, Home

Daily Herald

Lake County museum offers look at White House life

Visitors to the Lake County Discovery Museum can take an intimate look at life inside the White House with the new exhibition "The President's Photographer: 50 Years Inside the Oval Office." The exhibit, which opened this month at the Wauconda-area museum, highlights the work of official presidential photographers over the decades.

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Related Topix: Wauconda, IL, W., George Bush, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Barrington, IL

Daily Herald

Plea deal offered for suspect in North Shore Bike Path attack

Prosecutors have offered a plea deal to a Waukegan man accused of attacking a female jogger on the North Shore Bike Path near Libertyville earlier this summer. Denilson J. Martinez-Rodriguez, 21, was offered a deal that would require him to plead guilty to a single count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for grabbing the woman June 15 near the Route 176 underpass, Lake County prosecutor Eric Kalata told Judge Victoria Rossetti Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Libertyville, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Gurnee, IL

Daily Herald

CLC student literary magazine wins first place award; four contributors win individual awards

The 2013-14 edition of Prairie Voices, the College of Lake County's student literary arts magazine, has won first place in the central division of the Community College Humanities Association 2014 Literary Magazine Competition. The magazine has been published annually since spring 1993.

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Related Topix: Zion, IL, Mundelein, IL, Highwood, IL, Wauconda, IL

Daily Herald

Lake County to collect veterans' stories

Veterans and civilians who supported war efforts from World War II to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are being invited to share their stories this Veterans Day. The News-Sun reported that the Veterans History Project will collect oral histories at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan on Nov. 11. "War veterans are often hesitant to talk about their own experiences because of a sense of humility, but they are often the last witnesses to the sacrifice and bravery of others who did not survive the war or have since passed," Phillips said.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Life, Veteran Affairs

Daily Herald

Oct. 9: Slam poetry performances at CLC by Ken Arkind and Marty McConnell

A performance by nationally known slam poets Ken Arkind and Marty McConnell will be presented at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 in Room C005 at the College of Lake County Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Ken Arkind, a National Poetry Slam Champion and full-time touring artist, is half of The Dynamic Duo, the nation's most highly booked spoken word act for the past two years. He has been featured in documentaries, was a member of the highly influential Spilljoy Ensemble tour and is the founding program director of Denver Minor Disturbance, an independent literary arts organization for Colorado youth.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Grayslake, IL

Daily Herald

Oct. 25: CLC volunteers to participate in 'Make A Difference Day'

About 200 volunteers from the College of Lake County, along with volunteers from United Way of Lake County, will join millions of volunteers nationwide for service projects on Saturday, Oct. 25, Make A Difference Day, "The National Day of Doing Good." The event has become the largest community service effort in the nation, rallying corporations, government leaders, charitable organizations and everyday Americans into action.

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Related Topix: Grayslake, IL

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily Herald

Spending cuts needed in Springfield, 62nd District candidates say

He scored an upset two years ago to take the seat, but this year's election finds incumbent Democratic state Rep. Sam Yingling defending his turf. Republican Rod Drobinski, a Lake County gangs prosecutor, is challenging Yingling for the 62nd House seat which represents all or parts of Grayslake, Hainesville, the Round Lake communities, Lake Villa, Gurnee, Wildwood and Gages Lake.

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Related Topix: Grayslake, IL, Hainesville, IL, Round Lake, IL, Lake Villa, IL, Gages Lake, IL

Lincolnshire Review

Lake County Crime Stoppers: Woman wanted for burglary

Lake County Crime Stoppers, and the Lake County Sheriff's Office / Warrants Division are seeking your help in learning the whereabouts of a Roxann M. Cardona, a wanted fugitive. Roxann M. Cardona, Female White, DOB: 03-08-1957, Height: 5' - 04", Weight: 250 Pounds, brown hair and brown eyes is wanted on a warrant in Lake County, Illinois.

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Daily Herald

CLC trustee nominating petitions available for April 2015 election

Nominating petitions for three positions on the College of Lake County board of trustees are now available. Candidates for the positions will be placed on the ballot for the April 7, 2015 election.

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Related Topix: Grayslake, IL

Daily Herald

Wheeling cop who hit, killed pedestrian a 22-year veteran

The Wheeling police officer whose vehicle struck and killed 20-year-old Des Plaines resident Fredi Morales early Sunday morning is a 22-year veteran of the department, officials said Monday. The initial investigation by the independent Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team has revealed that the officer, who has not yet been named, was attempting to catch up to a traffic violator traveling west on McHenry Road, but had not yet activated his vehicle's flashing lights or sirens before striking Morales, Wheeling Deputy Police Chief Todd Wolff said.

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Related Topix: Wheeling, IL, Des Plaines, IL

Daily Herald

Veteran Link versus newcomer Wilson for Lake County state senate seat

Despite a sizable advantage in campaign funding over an upstart opponent, a longtime state senator from Lake County says the political climate dictates he work as hard as ever before the November election. Terry Link of Waukegan, a Democratic state senator since 1997, is facing Republican Don Wilson, a Gurnee village board trustee, in the Nov. 4 election.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Gurnee, IL, Lincolnshire, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL, Mettawa, IL

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Herald

North Shore Sanitary wants rate parity

Officials at Gurnee-based North Shore Sanitary District say they are working toward rate parity for all customers. Officials said they believe taxpayers within district boundaries should not pay more for service than customers outside of the agency's limits.

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Related Topix: Gurnee, IL, Grayslake, IL

Daily Herald

Pedestrian killed in crash with Wheeling police officer

The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team is investigating a fatal crash in Wheeling early Sunday morning involving a pedestrian and an on-duty Wheeling police officer. According to Wheeling police, the accident occurred at 5:42 a.m. on McHenry Road west of Cedar Run Drive.

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Related Topix: Wheeling, IL

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Lake Forester

College of Lake County takes classroom into the sky

The College of Lake County's Continuing Professional Development Department has launched a class that prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration's Private Pilot knowledge test. During a two-hour orientation session Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Antioch, IL, Lake Forest, IL

Daily Herald

Indian Guides kickoff party:

The Lake Prairie Indian Guides and Princesses host a 2014 kickoff party on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Independence Grove Forest Preserve's North Pavilion, Buckley Road east of Milwaukee Avenue, near Libertyville.

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Related Topix: Libertyville, IL

Daily Herald

Photos of Brushwood Farm on exhibit in Riverwoods

A new exhibit at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, captures the history of the place in the works of two photographers with personal ties to the site, one an amateur and one a professional. Brushwood Center Executive Director Sophie Twichell asked nationally renowned photographer Edward Ranney, known for his artistry depicting the remains of ancient Peruvian cultures, to show his works at Brushwood.

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Related Topix: Riverwoods, IL

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