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Lake County Board member Aaron Lawlor selected as Edgar Fellow

Lake County board member, Aaron Lawlor, said that in his travels around the country he has heard many jokes and snide remarks about government corruption … Read more ›

Federal and state authorities announce drug-related charges against 14

A lengthy state and federal investigation of alleged cocaine-trafficking in the Round Lake area has resulted in drug-related charges against 14 people, officials announced last … Read more ›

Malnourished pit bulls nursed back to health at Save-a-Pet

The News-Sun reports: Herman and Bisquick had open wounds, several scars and had visibly protruding ribs when Save-a-Pet humane investigator Nikki Nedza found them. Nedza, … Read more ›

Photo submitted by Round Lake Area Park District.

Guide to Easter events, bunny visits

Parents and kids, get our your Easter baskets and cameras. Here come the annual Easter egg hunts and bunny visits. The following is a list … Read more ›


Lake Villa families create snow reptile

A large, white reptile with a 12-foot-tail is resting peacefully on a Lake Villa cul-de-sac near Charlton Court.  It’s the masterpiece of two families– the … Read more ›

This furry ermine showed off its snow-white winter coat during a hike through the woods in Wisconsin. Photo submitted by Jim Lennon.

‘Ermine’ wins photo contest

Jim Lennon’s photo of a furry ermine peeking out from behind a log won this week’s photo contest. As the winner, Lennon’s photograph will appear in … Read more ›

Matt McCutcheon Named Police Department’s Top Dog reports: Matt McCutcheon, who had been acting as interim chief since Larry Herzog retired last summer, was officially named the department’s police chief at … Read more ›

(Photo submitted by Ken Derry)

‘Owl’ wins photo contest

Ken Derry, of Tinley Park, snapped this photo of a snowy owl while at work as a crane operator at Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor. As … Read more ›

Community to throw veterans welcome-home party Sunday

Grayslake is welcoming home all military–active and veterans–with a party from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 8 at The Oasis Youth Center, 151 Hawley St. … Read more ›

Rich Riedling took this photo of damage caused by a storm in Gurnee during the summer.

Top stories of the year on

With 2011 in the books, TribLocal decided to take a look back and highlight the most popular stories of the year. Overall, extreme weather produced … Read more ›