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Dozens of food trucks at Lake County fundraiser to stop child abuse

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 18:19

The Exchange Club of Grayslake Saturday hosted the 2nd Annual Lake County Food Truck Frenzy, a fundraising event for the prevention of child abuse, at the Lake County Fairgrounds. The family-friendly event catered to all palettes, with 25 food trucks from Chicago to Milwaukee and everywhere between serving food and drinks to the large crowd of hungry people.

Police: Two Grayslake-area men hospitalized after BB gun vs. knife fight

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:44

Lake County sheriff's detectives are investigating a bizarre fight between two men Sunday night on Route 45 near Grayslake. The combatants, a 30-year-old who had a BB gun and a 40-year-old armed with a knife, were both hospitalized, albeit in different states.

Prairie Crossing celebrates Earth Week

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:58

Students and staff at Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake celebrated Earth Week with environmental- and conservation-related activities and learning opportunities. Some highlights of the week included gardening with book buddies, making a bird feeder, doing nature yoga, observing caterpillars, picking up trash and visiting with Alvin the falcon and his handler, Craig Hendee of Lake Villa.

Sunday picks: Folk duo Bill and Kate Isle play Grayslake

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 07:59

The Lake County Folk Club hosts husband-and-wife duo Bill and Kate Isles in concert on Sunday, April 15, at the Grayslake Heritage Center. The Lake County Folk Club host husband-and-wife folk duo Bill and Kate Isle in a concert of standards and their own material at the Grayslake Heritage Center, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake.

Save-A-Pet in Grayslake offering microchip service

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:56

This year, April 15-21 is National Pet ID Week and Save-A-Pet in Grayslake is offering microchipping for dogs and cats. The microchip service is available by appointment during regular Save-A-Pet adoption center hours for $35.

Flea market finds aplenty in Grayslake

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 17:12

If you're into antiques, collectibles and flea market finds, the Grayslake Antique Vintage Flea Market was the place to be this weekend. Zurko Promotions' monthly show at the Lake County Fairgrounds featured country furniture, jewelry, art glass, watches, toys and ... well, you get the picture.

Lake County's 'Go' programs growing by 15 communities

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 16:09

Around 300 community members attended the first Go Gurnee event in 2016. The movement has grown since then; there will be Go groups in 18 Lake County villages this year.

CLC plans new sustainability trail on Grayslake campus

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:01

RENDERING COURTESY COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY This preliminary map depicts a new trail at the College of Lake County's Grayslake campus that will connect the college's many environmental and sustainable features. The College of Lake County plans to complete a guided path to connect and highlight the Grayslake campus' many environmental and sustainable features.

Get moving at Go Grayslake Community Walk on May 6

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:32

GO GRAYSLAKE is a new community movement to increase community health and wellness by encouraging everyone to walk for 30 minutes every day. The Grayslake Community Park District is excited to announce GO GRAYSLAKE, a new community movement designed to increase community health through activity, education and collaboration.

5 things to do for $5 (or less) this week in the suburbs

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 06:54

The Elmhurst History Museum invites fans of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and other Charles M. Schulz characters to a free screening of "The Peanuts Movie." There's also a Snoopy Meet & Greet on Saturday at the York Theatre, 150 N. York St., Elmhurst.

Grayslake's new Gelatin Factory Park to connect community

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 04:52

The smokestack of the former Grayslake Gelatin Co. factory is all that remains on the site of a proposed Gelatin Factory Park near Central Park in Grayslake.

April 17: Options Fair provides transition info for students with disabilities

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 15:59

The 2018 Options Fair for high school and college students with disabilities and their families will take place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the College of Lake County. Fifty agencies and organizations will provide vital information for individuals with disabilities, community and education professionals and families/caregivers.

YWCA welcomes Chief Jennifer Witherspoon as keynote at Economic Empowerment Summit

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 17:49

More than 150 community members are expected to participate in YWCA Lake County's Economic Empowerment Summit from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the University Center of Lake County in Grayslake. Drawing a diverse representation of participants, the summit aims to promote professional, personal and economic empowerment through education.

Suburban districts applaud appellate decision on charter school funds

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:22

Fremont Township and Gurnee elementary school districts are hailing an appellate court opinion on how student education expenses are funded at the state-approved Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake. The decision filed last Friday by the First District Appellate Court upheld a Cook County circuit court ruling in favor of Fremont Elementary District 79 and Woodland Elementary District 50. The districts in May 2015 sued the Illinois State Board of Education regarding a change in the formula for calculating funding for students who lived in those districts but attend Prairie Crossing.

Storylines, characters made 'Diary of A Wimpy Kid' popular

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:27

Best-selling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" author Jeff Kinney presents his twelfth "Wimpy Kid" title, "The Getaway," at an event at Still Middle School in Aurora. The sensational popularity of the "Diary of A Wimpy Kid" book series and movie releases propelled author Jeff Kinney, a cartoonist, into a household name -- that is, in homes where middle schoolers live.

Suburban Heroes: ComEd crew helps save two from drowning

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 07:48

Members of a four-man ComEd crew who helped pull two people out of the water after a snowmobile accident in Lake County say they did what anyone else would have done. But quick thinking by Moore, Chad Miller of Cary, Don Arcus of Grayslake and West Vanderstappen of Johnsburg, saved two people from drowning after their snowmobiles slipped into the water under the Grass Lake bridge Feb. 8. While working about 11:55 p.m., the men noticed a person in the water about 60 feet from shore and 60 feet north of bridge, Miller said.

4,000 people attend Mooseheart Easter Egg Hunt

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 22:38

Mooseheart's eighth annual Easter Egg Hunt attracted 4,000 children and their parents Saturday to the school's football stadium. In addition to the egg hunt, face painting and free photos with the Easter Bunny were among activities that took place in the campus' field house.

Egg hunts draw crowds in Grayslake and Gurnee

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 18:04

Jessica Pertler and her daughter Lorelei participate in the Gurnee Park District Egg Hunt at Viking Park on Saturday. The event was sponsored by Goshgarian Orthodontics, BCU-Baxter Credit Union and Knauz Motors.

Images: "March for our Lives" in the suburbs

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 13:32

Julee Mortensen of Elk Grove Village and her husband Dick, right, listen to a speaker during the northwest suburbs March for Our Lives Saturday in Schaumburg. This protest against gun violence today in Glen Ellyn was among many going on in the Chicago area, with hundreds more around the world.

5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 09:52

Listen to the polished sounds of Scotty McCreery and Kenny G Sunday, or be wowed by the music and dance spectacular "Shen Yun." Here are five fun things to do this weekend in the suburbs.

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