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56 min ago | Lincolnshire Review

Panel reviews $300M plan for potential Route 53 'unintended consequences'

Pointing to flooding issues around Casey Road five years after Route 45 was widened south of Route 120, Mike Warner with the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission said "there's always going to be unintended consequences" when it comes to road improvements.

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Related Topix: Libertyville, IL, Grayslake, IL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Herald

Woodland Dist. 50 moving to all-day kindergarten for 2015-16

Gurnee-based Woodland Elementary District 50 will offer full-day kindergarten in the 2015-16 academic season, with officials citing support for the program in a community survey.

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Related Topix: Gurnee, IL, Education Etc.

CBS Local

Leader Of Latino Advocacy Group Expresses Sympathy For Carly Rousso

The leader of a group that advocates for Latinos is sympathetic to 20-year-old Carly Rousso - who's being sentenced next month for DUI, after a collision that killed a 5-year-old Hispanic girl.

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Related Topix: Highland Park, IL

Chicago Tribune

Man sought in Waukegan armed robberies

Police are searching for a man they believe committed two armed robberies in Waukegan on Monday and might be responsible for other, similar crimes in Lake County.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Gurnee, IL, Zion, IL, Round Lake, IL

Daily Herald

Learn about suicide prevention at special luncheon

The Lake County Suicide Prevention Task Force will hold a special luncheon that is open to the public on Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL

Lake Forester

Top 10 classes to take around Lake Forest in September

16 Enjoy this course of creative hands-on cooking and instructions on proper table etiquette.

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Related Topix: Lake Forest, IL, Libertyville, IL, Riverwoods, IL, Lincolnshire, IL, Glencoe, IL

Lincolnshire Review

Top 10 classes to take around Lincolnshire in September

14 Unroll your yoga mat outdoors in the midst of nature with a professional yoga instructor.

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Related Topix: Lincolnshire, IL, Fitness, Yoga, Barrington Hills, IL, Barrington, IL, Deerfield, IL

Daily Herald

Forest district nixes Rotarya s little library idea

Mini libraries might be an idea with merit, but one suggested by a local organization shouldn't be located in Lake County forest preserves, a forest district board committee has determined.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Kildeer, IL, Long Grove, IL, Hawthorn Woods, IL

Daily Herald

Griffin: Taxes grow even as property values drop

Is your tax bill going up even as your property assessment goes down? Join the crowd.Properties in Avon Township, for example, have experienced a 32.8 percent decrease in value, but taxes increased by 3.5 percent.

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Related Topix: Dupage County, IL, Cook County, IL, Wayne, IL, Kane County, IL, Dundee, IL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Daily Herald

Suburban schools moving finals to before holiday break

Instead of making study guides and cramming for finals, Lily Moradi will spend winter break this year relaxing and enjoying time with her friends and family.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Carpentersville, IL, Mundelein, IL, Elgin, IL

Daily Herald

Mundelein could sue over Grayslake annexation, trucking plan

Mundelein officials may go to court to stop a truck terminal from being built on newly annexed land in neighboring Grayslake.

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Related Topix: Grayslake, IL, Mundelein, IL

Evanston Review

Piven Theatre partnership set to showcase Waukegan

Waukegan's Clockwise Theatre is less than a month away from kicking off its collaboration with the Evanston-based Piven Theatre Workshop, and applications from students are not only still being accepted but are actively being sought.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Evanston, IL, Education Etc., Theater, Arts, Entourage, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Daily Herald

College of Lake County uses free food to welcome students back to campus for new school year

College of Lake County students crowded the Grayslake campus' main lobby patio to grab free submarine sandwiches, pizza, and soda pop on the first day of classes.

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Related Topix: Grayslake, IL, Waukegan, IL

Lake Forester

Editorial: Concealed carry shows state's divide

When Illinois became the last state to pass laws permitting concealed firearms, both critics and proponents had pre-designed narratives about what the effects would be.

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Related Topix: Guns, Illinois, Cook County, IL, Gurnee, IL, Opinion

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Daily Herald

Repairs done at John Kuester Manor:

Lake County Housing Authority crews Monday finished repairs on a malfunctiong door buzzer system at the three-story John Kuester Manor apartment for residents 55 and older, Executive Director David Northern said.

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Related Topix: Wauconda, IL

Patch.com

Former HPHS Sub Released on Bond After Child Pornography Charges

The Highland Park High School substitute teacher who was arrested for what police called "disparaging rants" and charged with possession of child pornography after being let go from the job this spring has been released on bond under conditions that include a 24-hour curfew, the Highland Park News reports.

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Related Topix: Highland Park, IL

Daily Herald

Out & About Worth checking out in Lake County

'Between Normality and Terror': 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein.

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Related Topix: Mundelein, IL, Life, Hip-Hop, Long Grove, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, Libertyville, IL

Daily Herald

Wood Dale man charged in Lincolnshire heroin overdose death

A Wood Dale man has been charged with drug-induced homicide in connection with a heroin overdose death reported last month in Lincolnshire.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Lincolnshire, IL

Daily Herald

Former District 76 teacher accused of abusing student told to take plea deal or go to trial

Lake County prosecutors told a former Diamond Lake Elementary District 76 teacher she has until Sept.

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Related Topix: Barrington, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Daily Herald

Lawmaker wants to know how prisoner escaped custody

Calling it "an alarming security breach," a state legislator is calling for an investigation into security procedures following last month's escape of a prisoner from the Elgin Mental Health Center.

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