EDITORIAL: When Illinois became the last state to pass laws permitting concealed firearms, both critics and proponents had pre-designed narratives about what the effects would be. What has occurred since permits began flowing in January suggests we are at least two states that barely overlap.
Why won’t Brad Schneider be transparent with his tax returns? My concern is not about how much money he or his wife makes or their tax rate, but with his refusal to be transparent. He has a responsibility when called upon to be open and honest with his constituents. His failure to demonstrate accountability to those who elected him is what should worry voters this November. Unfortunately, Schneider is the type of politician who is a tired and sorry example of what we as Americans have come to expect from our elected officials.
— Richard Williams, Mundelein
Arts & Entertainment
The music of Mozart never grows old, whether it is the fierce but sometimes funny drama “Don Giovanni” when the legendary womanizer actually goes to hell before our very eyes, or the hilarious comedy “The Marriage of Figaro,” in which numerous obstacles pop up to sabotage the wedding of Figaro and his darling Susanna.
Aug. 23 10:35 a.m. |
James Barkemeyer, mayor of Bannockburn for more than seven years, stepped down unexpectedly Friday. The resignation may be connected to a Wilmette police investigation into allegations that he had inappropriate sexual contact with teenage employees at his Wilmette hardware store in the early 1990s.
Aug. 22 7:17 p.m. |
Highland Park and Deerfield high schools may be fierce rivals on the football field, but when it comes to battling Lou Gehrig’s disease, they are teammates.
Giants coaches and players dumped a bucket of ice water over their heads last Thursday following their annual Blue-White scrimmage at Wolters Field after receiving a challenge from the Warriors, who did the “ice bucket challenge” two days earlier.
Aug. 22 4:58 p.m. |
“We want to be sure kids are protected as well as they can [be],” said Dr. Bernard Bach, Midwest Orthopaedic’s director of sports medicine.
“It is a big deal because distracted driving causes accidents and our goal is to be as safe a community as we can,” Rosenthal said after the meeting. “We’re trying to educate the public. The law is going to be enforced.”
Aug. 22 2:53 p.m. |
In addition to former patients, their families, and FFL crew and staff, this celebration will be attended by fire, emergency medical services, hospital, law enforcement, and dispatch personnel from throughout the area to recognize this milestone in the organization’s history.
Aug. 22 12:33 p.m. |
Aggrego News Service
The County of Lake is continuing on its mission to adjust speed limits to modern needs. Two seemingly minor alterations approved last week provide evidence that the more we encroach on old-time farmland, the more we need to scale back the speed.
Aug. 22 12:12 p.m. |
Lake County residents and first-responders who have benefitted from the services of Flight for Life are invited to share memories as the agency prepares for a series of events commemorating its 30th anniversary next month.
Aug. 22 11:43 a.m. |