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State Senator Suzi Schmidt. (Lake County Sheriff's police / June 12, 2012)

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt arrested in stalking case

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt was arrested by Lake County Sheriff’s deputies this afternoon on a misdemeanor warrant alleging that she damaged her neighbor’s property and … Read more ›

Summer Attractions, Family Fun Park Hours, Stuff to do this summer
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Summer Family Events at Action Territory – What To Do This Weekend

Action Territory – What to do this summer. Go To America's Favorite Family Fun Park! Looking for something to do over the summer with the … Read more ›

A young girl has her face painted during the Peddle To The Park event hosted by The Bike Haven in McHenry Saturday.
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The Bike Haven’s Peddle To The Park event a rousing success

Early Saturday morning, all was quiet in Veterans Memorial Park in McHenry, save for a few birds chirping and the sound of footsteps on the … Read more ›

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Peddle To The Park event at McHenry’s Veteran’s Memorial Park offers healthy fun for bicycle enthusiasts

It’s fun, it’s free and it’s healthy; why wouldn’t you bring the family out to Peddle To The Park in McHenry this Saturday, June 2, … Read more ›

Chicago Journalist Lisa Barr debuts her award-winning novel FUGITIVE COLORS on
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Award-Winning Novel FUGITIVE COLORS Debuts on Author Lisa Barr simultaneously launches “GIRLilla Warfare: A Mom’s Guide to Surviving the Suburban Jungle”

Journalist Lisa Barr debuted her award-winning novel FUGITIVE COLORS on, and launched this week her website “GIRLilla Warfare: A Mom’s Guide to Surviving the … Read more ›

Tempel Lipizzan stallion performs a Capriole
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Tempel Lipizzans Leap into 2012!

OLD MILL CREEK, Ill. (May 09, 2012) – After a hiatus in 2011 to focus on training, Tempel Farms is launching a series of performances … Read more ›

(From Left) Tony Myatt, host Andrea Metcalf, Michelle Myatt and competitor Craig Asbach ham it up at the finale party for the television reality fitness show "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” where Asbach lost 77 pounds in 90 days with the help of the Myatt’s Total-U-Fitness program.
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Reality fitness show finale bash brings winners near Wrigley’s friendly confines

In the shadow of Wrigley Field, where, year after year, the hopes and dreams of local baseball fans come to die, a group of winners … Read more ›

Rep Mayfield and Elizabeth Van Bergen prepare Mr. Hradisky's dinner.
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State Representative Rita Mayfield Gets Hands-On Experience in Home Care

Protection of Home Care Funding Takes Center Stage as Proposed Cuts Loom, Threaten Services for Local Residents (Waukegan) – Today Representative Rita Mayfield got hands-on … Read more ›

IBB tuba soloist Justin Boller, Photo by Snostudios Photography
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Illinois Brass Band concert to Feature Showpiece for Tuba

ILLINOIS BRASS BAND CONCERT TOFEATURE SHOWPIECE FOR TUBA Exciting music ranging from Eric Whitacre’s lustrous tone poem “Lux Aurumque” to Philip Wilby’s acrobatic “Paganini Variations” … Read more ›

Illinois congressman Joe Walsh, ex-wife ‘working toward a settlement’

A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s ex-wife told a Cook County judge today that he and the congressman’s attorneys are still trying to arrive … Read more ›