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3 hrs ago | Daily Herald

CLC Dance Department presents 16th Annual Fear No Art

An exciting variety of dance, music, poetry and art created by CLC students and faculty is on tap during the College of Lake County's 16th Fear No Art festival.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Grayslake, IL, Arts, Ballet, Vernon Hills, IL

7 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Prosecution rests in 1994 Lake County murder trial

Lake County prosecutors concluded their case Thursday against a man accused murdering a 71-year-old Waukegan business owner in 1994.

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

11 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Wauconda, water agency to work with each other again

Seven months after they unceremoniously told Wauconda to find another source for Lake Michigan drinking water, the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency board on Wednesday voted to restart negotiations with the town.

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Related Topix: Wauconda, IL, Gurnee, IL, Round Lake Beach, IL

15 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Torrez discusses Zion slayings in jailhouse recordings

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Jorge Torrez, who is awaiting sentencing in a sailor's murder and is charged in the slaying of two Zion girls on Mother's Day 2005, told a fellow inmate how he stabbed both girls over and over, knifing their throats so they could not scream, according to testimony and jailhouse recordings played in court today.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Death Penalty, Federal Prisons, Prison

19 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Lake County school handed federal award

An elementary school north of Chicago in Lake County has been handed a federal award for its environmentally friendly practices.

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Related Topix: Gages Lake, IL

22 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Stevenson house honored:

The historic Mettawa-area home of statesman Adlai Stevenson II has been designated a national historic landmark, officials revealed Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Mettawa, IL

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Daily Herald

Prescription drug collection:

The Lake County Sheriff's Office is participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is the first national event of this year.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Beach Park, IL, Volo, IL

Daily Herald

Lake County judge won't force prosecutors to reoffer plea deal

A Lake County judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors don't have to reoffer the plea deal that was rejected months earlier by a Round Lake Park man charged in the murder of a teen over the way he wore his hat.

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Related Topix: Round Lake Park, IL, Violent Crime, Zion, IL, Mundelein, IL

My FOX Chicago

City inspector re-evaluating properties after FOX 32 investigation

We previously reported that dozens of cars parked for free inside an old building in the middle of River North.

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Related Topix: Robbins, IL, Cook County, IL, Kildeer, IL, Elmwood Park, IL

Daily Herald

Lake County Haven to host 22nd annual gala

The Lake County Haven Women's Auxiliary announces its 22nd Annual Gala titled "A Little Night's Magic ... Can Make a Big Difference" Saturday, May 3. This fundraiser at the Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park is the largest event produced by the Lake County Haven and raises 25 percent of the agency's operating budget.

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Related Topix: Highland Park, IL

Daily Herald

Mundelein Community Bank Opens Second Location

Mundelein Community Bank will be opening their second location in Fall 2014. Construction will begin soon for a 1,800 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Mundelein, at 169 N. Lake Street – between McDonald's and the Police Station.

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Related Topix: Mundelein, IL

Daily Herald

How suburbanites can make good recycling even better

The chorus line of aluminum cans, plastic water bottles and cardboard boxes winds its way up, down and around a conveyor belt at the Waste Management recycling sorting facility in Grayslake.

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Related Topix: Headphones, Grayslake, IL, Dupage County, IL

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Daily Herald

Testimony begins in second trial of 1994 murder of Waukegan appliance store owner

A Lake County prosecutor told a jury Tuesday that Fred Reckling was closing his Waukegan appliance store for the night when Hezekieh Whitfield wrapped a gun in a cloth and beat the 71-year-old Libertyville man to death before taking victim's car to Chicago.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Waukegan, IL, Libertyville, IL

Chicago Sun-Times

Lake County inmate who killed himself had 'dozens' of cuts on body

A Lake County Jail inmate who hung himself on Friday had cuts, likely from a razor, all over his body - some as recent as one to three days before his death - according to autopsy results released this week, raising questions about why sheriff's officials did not find him to be a risk to himself prior to his suicide.

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Related Topix: Prison, Palatine, IL

Daily Herald

Former Lake Forest High School theater adviser pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

A former Lake Forest High School employee pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for having inappropriate sexual contact with two female students, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Lake Forest, IL, North Chicago, IL

Lake County News-Sun

Zion church makes joyful deal to purchase former YMCA

Vacant since the Lake County Family YMCA closed the doors 16 months ago, the former Y complex on Western Avenue in Waukegan has sported a tell-tale sign in recent days: "Coming Soon - The New Home of Church of Joy."

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Zion, IL, Vernon Hills, IL

Patch.com

Funds Awarded for Lake Co. Road Improvements

The following information comes from a press release from the Office of Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois, Gurnee, IL, Glendale Heights, IL, Long Grove, IL

Daily Herald

Undiagnosed a generation ago, PTSD still haunts older vets

In the era before soldiers were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, veteran Ceasar Soto of Grayslake brought those issues home with him from the war in Vietnam, he says, only to have his condition made worse by a group of fellow Americans.

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Related Topix: Grayslake, IL, Life, Veteran Affairs, Gurnee, IL, McHenry County, IL

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Patch.com

Local Police Arrest 3 in Marijuana Drug Trafficking Ring

Local police arrested a Barrington man and a Union man and woman for their involvement in a marijuana trafficking ring, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Barrington, IL, McHenry County, IL

Patch.com

Man Arrested for Indecent Solicitation of a Child in Highland Park

A Chicago was arrested in Highland Park for indecent solicitation of a child after an ongoing Internet investigation, according to Highland Park police.

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Related Topix: Highland Park, IL

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