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Feb. 23-24: Trace Your Family History Workshop at the CLC Lakeshore Campus

Learn how to trace your family history at a series of Black History Month workshops on Feb. 23 and 24 being held at the College … Read more ›

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Classic Cinemas Chain Honored With Statewide Preservation Award

The Classic Cinemas chain of movie theatres and its owners, Willis Johnson with his wife Shirley and son Chris were recently recognized with the “Stewardship … Read more ›

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America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day will be held Saturday, November 19, at the Lake County Division of Transportation, 600 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville. At this free educational … Read more ›

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History of Jim Beam Figural Bottles–Designed and Made in Antioch, Illinois

The Lakes Region Historical Society will host a program given by Antioch Jim Beam collectors, James and Margaret Cole. The event will be held at … Read more ›

Crew members from USS LST 888 have been holding reunions since 1986 and met in late September at the Lincolnshire, Marriot. The U.S. Navy vessel was decommissioned in 1946 after serving in the Pacific during WWII.  Front row, left to right: Leonard Nappa, Ernest Hasemeyer, Tony Rocha. Back row, left to right: Jim Buck, Paul Terry, Alan DeMuth, Bill Ellmann. (Photo by Brian L. Cox, special to the Tribune)

WWII veterans of Navy troop transport gather in Lincolnshire

It’s not too often that 85-year-old Lake Zurich native Norbert W. Ellmann is considered the youngster in a group. But when the group is made … Read more ›

Carlton Richmond with sons Douglas Richmond, 5, and David Richmond, 1, and Victoria Hargis. He was killed in Round Lake Beach in 1982. (Provided by Victoria Hargis)

Family sees ‘karma’ in conviction for 1982 killing

A Lake County jury took just three hours to end nearly three decades of pain for Beth Carter and her family. The panel of nine … Read more ›

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In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

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Lake County Forest Preserve can’t preserve home designed by famous architect

Officials plan to demolish a house on Lake County forest preserve land that was designed in the 1930s by an architect whose firm built Chicago’s … Read more ›

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Civil Rights Attorney Donates a piece of African American History to University

(Chicago, IL) May 18, 2011 – Celebrated matrimonial attorney and historian Jeffery M. Leving will be donating an original 1855 first edition of My Bondage … Read more ›

Cemeteries offer fascinating look into the past

The Chicago Tribune reports: Historical societies have armies of volunteers who record local cemetery records. An Eagle Scout in Antioch, for example, recently photographed local … Read more ›