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Coroner: Colorado man drowned in northern Illinois lake

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:11

Authorities in northern Illinois say a Colorado man drowned after bystanders couldn't save him when he was having trouble swimming in a lake. The Lake County Coroner's Office said Friday that 19-year-old Yhalayea Cornelius Kumahn of Aurora, Colorado, died early Thursday.

College of Lake County presents 'Jekyll and Hyde'

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:09

"Jekyll and Hyde," the sweeping gothic musical based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, will be presented in July by the College of Lake County. In the tale, murder and chaos are pitted against love and virtue, and the epic struggle between good and evil comes to life.

Divers pull teen from water in Grayslake; victim in critical condition

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:41

People react to a near-drowning at Prairie Crossing subdivision at Levi Baxter Street and Prairie Trail, June 21, 2017, in Grayslake. A 19-year-old man was listed in critical condition Wednesday evening after being pulled from the water after a 20-minute search, officials said.

CLC to begin selling produce grown on campus

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 16:10

The College of Lake County's farm market, which supports student internships in the college's horticulture career programs, will be back and bigger than ever next week. A variety of flowers, herbs and fresh produce all grown at the college will be available for purchase from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday beginning June 22, from a tent on the north side of the Technology Building on the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. This year the garden's growing space expanded by 13,000 square feet.

Trees down, traffic snarled by afternoon storms across Lake County

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 19:41

The storms that hit Lake County on Wednesday, June 14, resulted in damage to trees across the area, including this one on Rockford Street in Long Lake. The storms that hit Lake County on Wednesday, June 14, resulted in damage to trees across the area, including this one on Rockford Street in Long Lake.

Weekend picks: Hang tough with the New Kids at Allstate Arena

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 05:32

Ko-Thi Dance Company performs "Vibrations" as part of the Kids Concert Series at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. Relive the glory days of late-1980s and early '90s pop when New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul team up for "The Total Package Tour" on Thursday and Friday at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont.

After 5 straight absences, Mundelein officials consider removing Norton from office

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 20:36

Mundelein Village Trustee Dakotah Norton said he plans to defend his position after fellow trustees Monday night voted to consider his removal from office. Mayor Steve Lentz expressed concerns about Norton, 27, missing the last five meetings and his lack of communication with village officials.

Eight years later, Cornerstone project moving forward in Grayslake

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:55

The group behind a massive project launched in 2009 to develop 641 acres near Alleghany and Peterson roads in Grayslake figured they'd have to delay work until the economy improved. Grayslake officials this month gave the Skokie-based Alter Group the go-ahead to develop 40 acres of what's been called the Cornerstone project, initially proposed as a sprawling mix of light industrial uses, office buildings, homes and retail spaces.

Mundelein appealing dismissal of Saia truck terminal lawsuit

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 19:50

Mundelein officials on Wednesday announced they're appealing a Lake County judge's dismissal of their lawsuit challenging neighboring Grayslake's approval of a regional trucking terminal. Noise and environmental concerns were raised by several Mundelein residents living near the Grayslake border when they objected to the Saia Inc. terminal, which is northwest of Midlothian and Winchester roads.

Yingling plans constituent meetings

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 15:06

State Rep. Sam Yingling is hosting discussions in local coffee shops this summer to gather community feedback on the budget, tax relief efforts and other issues facing Illinois. The meetings will provide information on ongoing matters at the state capitol.

Selle: On the road again - old Route 53 gets new life

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:43

The Route 53 soap opera is getting a reboot as the Illinois Tollway board commits $25 million to study the environmental impacts of extending the roadway north from Lake Cook Road. The Route 53 soap opera is getting a reboot as the Illinois Tollway board commits $25 million to study the environmental impacts of extending the roadway north from Lake Cook Road.

Eclectic mix marks CLC's year-end festival

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 17:57

An eclectic mix of art on display, food and goods for sale and even job interviews made up College of Lake County's inaugural Lake County Marketplace festival Saturday. There was glass art from 1550 Fusion of Grayslake and experts from NorthShore Academy of Martial Arts sharing their knowledge.

5 ideas for this weekend in the suburbs

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 14:18

Fests and concerts throughout the suburbs provide plenty of inspiration to get out this weekend. Here are five ideas.

Wauconda High graduation ceremony likely to stay at church

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:57

Wauconda High School's annual commencement ceremony likely will remain at Quentin Road Bible Baptist Church in Lake Zurich, at least for the Class of 2018. Wauconda Unit District 118 administrators have recommended both celebrations continue to be held at the church, which has hosted the gatherings since 2006.

$25 million Route 53 extension study moves forward

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:00

Illinois tollway directors unanimously voted to study extending Route 53 north Thursday, approving a $25 million consulting contract amid furious lobbying for and against the project. Tollway leaders said the consultants will start from scratch and in four to five years make recommendations for a road to be paid for with tolls.

Route 53 study moves forward after yes vote

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:00

Illinois tollway directors unanimously voted to study extending Route 53 north Thursday, approving a $25 million consulting contract amid furious lobbying for and against the project. Tollway leaders said the consultants will start from scratch and in four to five years make recommendations for a road to be paid for with tolls.

Big vote on $25 million Route 53 study coming Thursday

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:29

The tollway board will vote Thursday on whether to undertake a $25 million contract to study extending Route 53 north. Tollway leaders pushed forward Monday with a $25 million contract to study extending Route 53 north amid objections from Lake County residents who called it a "boondoggle" and a "charade" at a planning committee meeting.

St. Charles businessman aims to help refugees

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 16:59

John Rukel, creator of Pillow of Health, his father Jakob Rukel and brother Angelo Rukel at the company's St. Charles headquarters. Angelo Rukel, from left, father Jakob Rukel and John Rukel, the creator of the Pillow of Health, look over some products at the St. Charles headquarters.

Advocate for Prospect Heights' multifamily housing residents dies

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 00:46

A former Prospect Heights alderman, who represented residents living in the city's multifamily housing district on its east side, has died. Former Alderman Gregory Koeppen remembers serving with Ahlstedt on the council.

Moran: Veteran Lake County chieftan weighs in on future of Route 120

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 19:27

Eastbound morning rush hour traffic backs up on Route 120 as it approaches Route 83in Grayslake on May 10, 2017. Eastbound morning rush hour traffic backs up on Route 120 as it approaches Route 83in Grayslake on May 10, 2017.

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