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An archive photo of the Proctor Building, circa 1908. (Photo submitted by Jim Moran)

Preservationists shine spotlight on historic buildings in May

Libertyville organizers are localizing the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s monthlong celebration, “Discover America’s Hidden Gems.” Mayor Terry Weppler has proclaimed May Historic Preservation Month. … Read more ›

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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 ›

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 ›


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 ›


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 ›

The historical Ansel B. Cook House at 413 North Milwaukee Avenue is open to visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. (Chicago Tribune\Amy Alderman)

Historic Cook House reopens to visitors on Sundays

Drop cloths have been pulled to unveil antique wedding dresses and kitchen wares of the historical Ansel Brainerd Cook House in Libertyville. The doors of … Read more ›

Lake County Discovery Museum starts plans for Libertyville move

Moving the Lake County Discovery Museum from a pre-civil war farm house surrounded by nature trails to a former Motorola office building in Libertyville will … Read more ›

Diana Baldi and Bruce Baldi's Harris Brothers kit home at 148 W. Lincoln Ave. will be featured on Saturday's Historic Homes Tour. (Provided by Diana Baldi)

Historic Homes Tour features charming surprises at American bungalows

This year’s Historic Homes Tour in Libertyville celebrates the little big house known as the American bungalow. The tour, which takes place Saturday, June 4, … Read more ›

From the community

Civil Rights Attorney Donates a piece of African American History to University

(Chicago, IL) May 18, 2011 – Celebrated matrimonial attorney and historian Jeffery M. Leving will be donating an original 1855 first edition of My Bondage … Read more ›