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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 ›

Richard Goodson and his "It's a Wonderful Life" collection. (Photo courtesy Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum)

It’s a wonderful collection of movie memorabilia

Despite sometimes bleak childhood memories of the holidays while growing up in an inner city neighborhood of Chicago, Grayslake resident Richard Goodson says it has … 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 ›

Josh Carl has big plans to make the Joy of the Game huge for local residents while keeping high profile events at the facility. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Sky is the limit for Josh Carl, Joy of the Game

When Josh Carl was a junior basketball star, he brought a lot of joy to Glenbrook North fans when he helped get the Spartans down … Read more ›

Colette and Mitch Bennett embrace after he returned home from his Honor Flight, a day that celebrates World War II veterans. (Judi Sullivan, courtesy)

Decades later, World War II heroes welcomed home from Washington by crowd of thousands

Mitch Bennett left his young wife and new daughter in 1943 to fight in World War II. The 86-year-old Elk Grove man and dozens of … Read more ›

A team photo of the Grays Lake Athletics, which is estimated to date back to the 1910s. (Courtesy, Grayslake Heritage Center)

Baseball fans: Watch ‘em ‘Lay the willow on that onion!’

Harken back to a time when baseball was a gentleman’s game. Gloves were for sissies, and the best way to insult a player was to … Read more ›

Heritage Center to open new sports exhibit, Civil War lobby display

A new exhibition at the Grayslake Heritage Center will focus on the history of sports in Grayslake, beginning Feb. 27. Artifacts and information available as … Read more ›