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Waste Haulers Serving Lake County Communities Laud Recycling and Safety Legislation Headed to Governor’s Desk

CHICAGO – The National Solid Waste Management Association – Illinois Chapter (NSWMA-IL), whose members serve many communities throughout Lake County, was a strong advocate for … 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 ›

Officials warn homeowners of deed scams

Lake County officials are warning homeowners to be on the lookout for what some say are deed scams. Mary Ellen Vanderventer, Lake County Recorder of … 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 ›

Council will revisit cellphone ban next month

The Lake Forest City Council will vote again on banning handheld cellphone use while driving at its May 21 meeting. The board’s majority in February … Read more ›

Consortium to save residents 41 percent on electricity, officials say

The North Shore Electricity Aggregation Consortium will save residents in eight north suburban communities 41 percent on their electric bills starting this summer, officials announced … Read more ›

Eugenia Meltzer stands in front of her “Prairie-esque” home in Winnetka, which she and her husband bought 15 years ago and renovated. Meltzer said she opposes redevelopment that clashes with the existing character of a neighborhood, and is proud to own a nearly 60-year-old house. (John P. Huston, Tribune reporter)

Special Report: Tearing down the North Shore

By John P. Huston and Diana Novak / TribLocal reporters As the real estate economy struggles to regain its footing amid record-low interest rates and … Read more ›

From the community

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 ›

From the community

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 ›