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Thunderstorms moving across the Chicago area- Severe thunderstorm warning for much of the area until midnightWaves of showers and thunderstorms are moving through the Chicago metro area late this evening bringing gusty winds, some hail and very heavy rain. Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for portions of Cook,. Dupage, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, and...
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Six Lake County high schools were listed among the top 20 in Illinois, according to U.S. News and World Report's rankings for 2013. Deerfield, Stevenson, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Vernon Hills and Libertyville high schools cracked the top 2 percent...
Tags: Teachers, Students, High Schools, Schools, High School Sports
After moving to Lake County in 2009, real estate broker Michael Carbone made friends by trying to save them money. "I started going around, door-to-door, helping my neighbors fight their property tax bills," said Carbone, now a member of District 46...
RedEyeThe rings? Check. The guest list? Check. The marriage license? Well, that remains to be seen when it comes to same-sex couples in Illinois. While vocal opposition to same-sex marriage remains, more state politicians and organizations are backing...
A school bus driver may have driven through a red light before his vehicle collided with two others, leaving one adult dead and more than two dozen students injured, officials said on Friday. The accident took place around 8:05 a.m. near Wadsworth in...
A lauded Highland Park curbside composting program, launched in January, is on the rocks after a Waukegan facility abruptly stopped accepting food scraps as it scrambles to address odor complaints. About 140 residents took part in the pilot program,...
Buffalo Grove officials are conducting a nationwide search for a new police chief to replace 36-year veteran Chief Steven Balinski, who retires Tuesday. Heidi Voorhees, president and owner of Voorhees & Associates of Deerfield, is conducting the...
Major construction on Lake-Cook and Willow roads are among the headaches in store for North Shore motorists this spring and summer — but they are just two of the 75 projects outlined by officials recently for north Cook and Lake counties....
If you plan to visit a forest preserve in Lake County any time soon, be on the lookout for smooth green snakes. Biologists from the Lake County Forest Preserve and the Lincoln Park Zoo have set loose snakes in several secret locations in central Lake...
The Lake County Jail recently announced it has been awarded accreditation by the American Correctional Association. "The Lake County Jail is one of only four in the state of Illinois to receive such accreditation. It makes us very proud," said Megan...
Tribune reporterMore than 25 years after Bennie Starks was charged with raping and battering a 69-year-old woman in Waukegan, Lake County prosecutors have agreed to give up the last vestige of a prosecution contradicted by DNA. Three days into his first term as state&...
Tags: Assault, Lawyers, Crime, Law and Justice, Waukegan, Punishment
Three days into his first term as Lake County state's attorney, Mike Nerheim announced he will drop a case from 1986 that his predecessor steadfastly pursued despite DNA evidence indicating the suspect's innocence. Bennie Starks spent 20 years in prison...
Tags: Trials, Lawyers, Prisons, Sex Crimes, Illinois Supreme Court
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