The final missing piece in the Des Plaines River Trail, which stretches more than 30 miles from the Wisconsin border toward Cook County, is in line to be filled after two Lake County Forest Preserve committees approved the purchase of a small parcel of land in Lincolnshire on Thursday, July 10.
July 10 12:26 p.m. |
The College of Lake County will give Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein’ the musical treatment.
July 9 2:53 p.m. |
EDITORIAL: At long last, Winchester House in Libertyville has ceased usefulness for the money required to function as a public service. That’s the inescapable calculation of those who write the checks to make Lake County’s official nursing home function.
July 9 2:13 p.m. |
Already a year behind schedule, construction of Lake County’s nine-story criminal courts tower in Waukegan has run into another roadblock.
July 8 1:56 p.m. |
Lake County’s animal control and care facility is moving from an old building in Mundelein to a newly built complex in Libertyville.
Animal control does vaccinations, provides public awareness, houses abandoned animals and investigates animal cruelty complaints. All phone numbers to the department will remain the same.
The new 10,000-square-foot building is located at 18736 W. Peterson Road, which is just east of Route 45. Department spokeswoman Carolyn Waller said the one-story facility cost $3.5 million.
July 7 2:06 p.m. |
Lake County had 17,077 outstanding warrants in 2005 and hit a record-high 8,195 in 2008. Bolstered staffing and several warrant sweeps have brought the number down to 15,327.
July 7 1:38 p.m. |
Living proof that just-add-water development isn’t limited to our suburbs can be found an hour or so beyond the Lake County line, where the once wide-open spaces between DeKalb and Sycamore contain much more than the Dairy Queen and Farm and Fleet that you remember.
July 7 11:56 a.m. |
A multi-faceted, $2.37 million student success initiative is in place at the College of Lake County to counter the community college’s sub-par “success rate,” school officials said.
July 7 11:21 a.m. |
Target is joining other businesses in asking customers to not bring guns with them when they shop.
It did not take Rabbi Michel Sommer long in less than two years at B’nai Torah to capture the spirit that made the congregation a special place for 60 years before it closed its doors June 30.
Sommer intends to keep that spirit alive when he starts Har Shalom, a new congregation that will hold its services at Highland Park’s Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism starting at 7:30 p.m. July 18. At least 44 former B’nai Torah members have already signed up.
July 3 12:55 p.m. |