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Items found in forest preserves to be auctioned

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:35

Obenauf Auction Service, Inc. will auction a variety of unclaimed property found in forest preserves throughout Lake County, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. The auction will be held at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Peterson and Midlothian roads, in Grayslake. Offerings include bicycles, clothing, electronics, and assorted items in the possession of the Lake County Forest Preserve Ranger police.

Protest organized ahead of GOP gun raffle in Kildeer

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:35

At least a dozen firearms will be raffled off at the $75-per-person event, according to promotional materials , including at least two safes filled with guns. Grayslake resident Patt Heise said she read news reports about the event on Wednesday and was shocked it would be happening so soon after 58 people were killed in Las Vegas the largest mass shooting in modern American history.

Police: Suspect crashes car after Third Lake bank robbery

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 23:14

Police on Tuesday arrested a man in connection to a bank robbery in Third Lake after the suspect crashed his car, officials say. The robbery occurred at 3:12 p.m. at an Associated Bank branch on Route 45 near Grayslake, FBI Chicago Media Coordinator Garrett Croon said in an email Tuesday.

Chocolate shop opens in downtown Wauconda

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 22:30

The Puna Chocolate Co. , 106 N. Main St., offers chocolate bars, tea and other tasty products made with cacao beans grown in Hawaii.

Grayslake Historical Society hosting author Jim Lodesky

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 18:02

The Grayslake Historical Society will host author and Warren Township High School alumnus Jim Lodesky, who will share stories about the high school celebrating its 100th birthday this year. The free program will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Community Room of the Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake.

CLC Children's Learning Centers have openings for community members

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 13:21

The College of Lake County's two Children's Learning Centers, offering preschool services to community members as well as CLC students and staff, have openings on the Grayslake and Waukegan campuses. Operating since 1973, the Children's Learning Centers establish a foundation for elementary school and the years beyond.

'I worked on gardens all my life': World War II vet still growing veggies at 97

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:59

George Puffer, a 97-year-old World War II veteran, continues to grow vegetables at Oak Hill Supportive Living Community in Round Lake Beach. Puffer has been growing vegetables on and off his whole life, and continues to at his unique straw bale garden at Oak Hill Supportive Living Community in Round Lake Beach, where he lives.

Lake County celebrates end of Washington Street Thoroughfare project

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 16:49

The end of a big road project always is welcome but the completion of the Washington Street Thoroughfare was hailed Friday as having special significance. A bevy of past and present Lake County officials, local leaders, contractors and others gathered along Washington Street just west of the completed railroad underpass in Grayslake to officially mark the end of a $53 million project that took two years to build.

Another Republican to seek Yingling's state House seat

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:30

A third Republican candidate has announced plans to run for the state House 62nd District seat now held by Grayslake Democrat Sam Yingling. Grayslake resident Ken Idstein said he wants to lower taxes, reform government, and protect communities in the district "from the Chicago political class."

5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:11

See another side of actor Dennis Quaid when he performs with the band The Sharks Saturday at St. Charles' Arcada Theatre. See what else is happening this weekend at .

Route 120 work in Hainesville, Grayslake set to begin

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 04:19

Getting through Grayslake on Route 120 can be tough at times, and the going may be a little tougher beginning today with the expected start of a project aimed at making travel smoother. Weather permitting, the Illinois Department of Transportation will begin a $1.66 million project to connect and synchronize traffic signals and make other upgrades between Route 134 in Hainesville to Route 45 in Grayslake.

Talking Tesla at Lake Villa library

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:58

Grayslake resident and writer John Wasik will discuss Nikola Tesla and Lessons in Creativity from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Lake Villa District Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa.

Circle K asks Grayslake to postpone vote

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:39

The Grayslake village board was slated to take final action Tuesday on a plan to build a Circle K gas station at the intersection of Route 83 and Lake Street, but on Monday the developers requested a delay. The developers behind a proposed gas station and convenience mart at Route 83 and Lake Street in Grayslake have asked officials to postpone a decision on the project just ahead of a village board vote scheduled for Tuesday.

County leaders celebrating end of Washington Street project

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:23

Lake County leaders on Friday will celebrate the nearly complete Washington Street Thoroughfare Project in central Lake County at the new underpass in Grayslake built as part of the work. The two-year, $53 million project included the widening to five lanes of two segments of Washington Street from west of Hainesville Road to Lake Street.

CLC to host regional college fair

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 15:39

Lake County high school students and their parents can learn about nearly 180 colleges and universities at the Illinois Regional College Fair, hosted by the College of Lake County from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19. The fair will be in the Physical Education Center, Building 7, on the CLC Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Information sessions on college financial aid will be provided by staff from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. in Room 706 of the Physical Education Center. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks.

Weekend picks: Buddy Guy packs Chicago blues for Arcada

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:59

Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy perform at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Friday, Sept. 22. Sones De México performs at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake.

Activist running for Yingling's House seat in Lake County

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:14

Ingleside activist Denise Rotheimer announced Monday she's once again running for elected office -- this time a state House seat. Rotheimer, the founder of a group called Mothers on a Mission to Stop Violence , is seeking the Republican nomination for the 62nd District seat held by Democrat Sam Yingling of Grayslake.

Antique equipment, crafts on tap at Farm Heritage and Harvest Festival

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:34

Greg Butauski of Rock On Ice Pumpkin Carving will create works of art at the Lake County Farm Heritage and Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Festivalgoers ride the barrel train at a previous Lake County Farm Heritage Festival.

Chinese group to present music, dance at CLC

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:34

Sixteen Xinlian College students and faculty will perform Chinese songs, dances and poems at a free performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the College of Lake County.

Grayslake republican announces run for 62nd House

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:01

Grayslake Republican Bob Bednar on Wednesday announced plans to run for 62nd District Representative, a seat currently occupied by Democrat Sam Yingling. Bednar served as a Lake Bluff Park District commissioner from 2003 to 2005.

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