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The first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk was released Tuesday, three months after the Illinois Republican suffered a stroke. (Handout) (Office of Sen. Mark Kirk / April 24, 2012)

First photo of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk since stroke is released

More than three months after he suffered a large stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk was shown in a photo released today by the Rehabilitation Institute of … Read more ›

Kim and Khloe Kardashian blow kisses to the crowd at Sears April 20. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

Kim and Khloe Kardashian come to town

It was a madhouse at the Woodfield Mall Sears April 20 when reality TV stars Kim and Khloe Kardashian, along with their mother Kris Jenner, … Read more ›

Kevin Schaul, a Gurnee native, won a $20,000 scholarship from Google and Associated Press.

Computer/journalist whiz kid wins Google/AP scholarship

Kevin Schaul  grew up in Gurnee with the day’s newspaper in one hand and a computer programming book in the other. Those two passions helped … Read more ›

Blue Kid Banners are popping up all over Lake County
From the community

Home Town Stories-Blue Kids in Lake County

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and to show your support you can purchase your Blue Kids sign to display outside your business, organization, or … Read more ›

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Children’s Book Collection at State Bank of The Lakes

State Bank of The Lakes is supporting a children's book drive organized by a local Junior Girl Scout Troop earning their Bronze Award, the highest … Read more ›

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Take A STep for Kids

Join CYN on April 14th, 2012 for Take a Step for Kids 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk This event is held in April in observance … Read more ›

Al Machak, secretary of Friends of Ann Kiley Center, left, talks about his son who lives at the Kiley Center as he sits next to Mary Vargas, president of Friends, at a legislative buffet breakfast.

Kiley Center families say group homes not an option for residents

Fearing the Kiley Developmental Center could be the next state-run facility closed by Gov. Pat Quinn, families of residents at the center met with Lake … Read more ›

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Home Town Stories

Everyone likes a good story, don’t they? Especially if those stories have some down home appeal or some memories attached to it. That is what … Read more ›

From the community

Local Student Receives National Honor

Grayslake North High School Student recognized for superior academic achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars. Atlanta, GA – February 16, 2012 – … Read more ›

Chris Dosch and Dan Perrine, Public Safety Officers
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Going above and beyond: Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Annual Value Leaders

Advocate Good Samaritan is proud to present the 2011 MVP Annual Value Leaders. The following associates demonstrated hard work and strong leadership within their departments. … Read more ›