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Aurora ready to celebrate Independence Day

Aurora will showcase its patriotic spirit Wednesday, July 4 with a full-day of activities for the whole family with a parade, an afternoon of entertainment … Read more ›

Lake County officials find no contraband in sweep of jail

Unsuspecting inmates at the Lake County Jail were ushered into day-rooms of their housing units May 24 as canine officers and sheriff’s corrections response team … Read more ›


Planners want Route 53 extension to have minimal environmental impact; funding remains uncertain

Planners envision a different kind of roadway to carry motorists north through central Lake County, with minimal impact to the wetland environment that area residents … Read more ›

Mr. Burnell Wollar; Photo courtesy of Liz Luby,
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Grand Marshall of 4th of July Parade Announced

Barrington Illinois…The Barrington 4th of July Parade Committee proudly announces that the Grand Marshall of this year’s 4th of July Parade will be Mr. Burnell … Read more ›

Durbin named to House-Senate panel on transportation bill

Illinois will have a seat at the table when an important U.S. House-Senate panel meets to hash out the next national transportation funding bill. U.S. … Read more ›

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Candidate Packets Available for November 6 General Election

Courtesy petition packets for independent and new political party candidates seeking a county office in the November 6 election are available online at until … Read more ›

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Lake County Housing Authority Receives $17,366 from HUD for Its Comprehensive Counseling Programs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced it was giving $517,501 in grants to 23 organizations in Illinois with Housing Counseling … Read more ›

Lake County cleanup funds could be shifted to housing assistance

Funds for a nearly defunct program established to clean up blighted or abandoned sites to make way for economic development could be shifted to help … Read more ›

Voters pick top contenders for state’s attorney and coroner

Republican Mike Nerheim and Democrat Chris Kennedy are the winners in Tuesday’s primary in the race for the Lake County State’s attorney, while Democrat Thomas … Read more ›

Officials applaud the unveiling Monday of the new drop-in center at the Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission office in Waukegan. From left are Winthrop Harbor Junior Vice Commander Don Nickerson, Veterans Assistance Commission President Norm Arnswald and Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman. (Chicago TribuneAmy Alderman)

New veterans drop-in center officially open

Most veteran  are getting lost in a  mix of bureaucracy when it comes to receiving the services and benefits they are entitled to, officials say. … Read more ›