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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 ›

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Lindenhurst resale shop helps control area’s animal population

As a young girl, Sharon Johnson, accompanied her father–a photographer for Encyclopedia Britannica–as he shot educational photograph in Illinois forests, swamps and fields. “He used … 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 ›

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 ›

(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 ›

From the community

Lake Villa District Library Saves Township Residents $220,000

Saving the taxpayers money is a prime consideration of the Lake Villa District Library. In 1996 our district residents supported a bond referendum to enlarge … Read more ›

LVDL Staff Michelle Koenings (left) and Lynn Firman with some of the food donations
From the community

Lake Villa District Library Collects Over 1.5 Tons of Food During Food for Fines

The Lake Villa District Library community brought in 3,179 pounds of food during Food for Fines from December 5-11. Patrons donated 345 bags which amounted … Read more ›

I-PASS glitch messes up some user accounts

The Illinois Tollway is asking customers to check their I-PASS accounts today after discovery of a software problem that erroneously began a cycle of account … Read more ›