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The YMCA building at County and Clayton streets in downtown Waukegan opened in 1925 and served as a residential and/or recreational center for more than 60 years. The residential dorms were closed in 1979 and the Y moved to its current Waukegan location in 1987. (Photo courtesy of Waukegan Historical Society)
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Share Your Memories as Lake County Family YMCA Marks 100 Years

Got a fond YMCA memory? It might be a summer camp, swimming or fitness experience. Whatever your memory is, Lake County Family YMCA would like … Read more ›

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Nehara Hadassah at Illinois Holocaust Museum

The Nehara Group of Hadassah North Shore will meet at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Dr in Skokie on Sunday, April 29 at 12:30 … 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 ›

1937 photo courtesy Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. © Gerald Young.

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 ›

Josh Carl has big plans to make the Joy of the Game huge for local residents while keeping high profile events at the facility. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Sky is the limit for Josh Carl, Joy of the Game

When Josh Carl was a junior basketball star, he brought a lot of joy to Glenbrook North fans when he helped get the Spartans down … Read more ›

The Lake County Discvoery Museum. Photo courtesy Lake County Forest Preserves

Discovery Museum commemorates Civil War Sesquicentennial

In 2011 the Lake County Discovery Museum is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. The museum will host a special … Read more ›

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Mollie's War, the story of a WWII WAC

On October 20th, Cyndee Schaffer and her mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer presented a program at the Park (an assisted living facility) in Vernon Hills, about … Read more ›