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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 ›

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 ›

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Avon Township Celebrates Earth Day with Bold Action and Innovation

Avon Township Supervisor Sam Yingling’s main priority is cutting government waste. He and the Avon Township Board have reduced levies by over 20% and focused … Read more ›

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Grayslake police chief placed on paid leave after DUI charge

Grayslake Police Chief Matt McCutcheon was placed on paid administrative leave last week following charges of driving while intoxicated and carrying a firearm while intoxicated. … Read more ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

Lake County cleanup funds could be shifted to housing assistance

Funds for a nearly defunct program established to clean up blighted or abandoned sites to make way for economic development could be shifted to help … Read more ›

Voters pick top contenders for state’s attorney and coroner

Republican Mike Nerheim and Democrat Chris Kennedy are the winners in Tuesday’s primary in the race for the Lake County State’s attorney, while Democrat Thomas … Read more ›

Officials applaud the unveiling Monday of the new drop-in center at the Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission office in Waukegan. From left are Winthrop Harbor Junior Vice Commander Don Nickerson, Veterans Assistance Commission President Norm Arnswald and Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman. (Chicago TribuneAmy Alderman)

New veterans drop-in center officially open

Most veteran  are getting lost in a  mix of bureaucracy when it comes to receiving the services and benefits they are entitled to, officials say. … Read more ›