Hi, my name is Alana. I attend school in the Hawthorn District. I am doing a community service project collecting new school supplies and gently used backpacks with working zippers. All of the supplies will go to Lake County area schools.
The outdoor rides, games and food are the traditional draws at county fairs, but it was the gadgets, projects and activities inside the Lake County Fairgrounds’ Expo Hall that captivated hundreds of guests Wednesday, the first day of the 2014 festival.
July 23 5:43 p.m. |
Yadira Sanchez Olson
The decision to enact stricter gun laws, ban the sale of assault weapons and increase background checks will be left up to Cook County voters who will be given a chance to weigh in on the measure voted through Wednesday by the Cook County Board.
July 23 3:46 p.m. |
Aggrego News Service
What’s happening in the Middle East might not seem more than 6,000 miles away to area Jews who are feeling the heat of pro-Palestinian sentiment.
Thousands of extra motorists driving through an ongoing road-construction project might sound like a recipe for traffic pain, but Lake County Fair production manager John Maguire said there is one significant saving grace for visitors to the 86th annual event.
July 21 2:54 p.m. |
An air quality alert was issued early Monday for the Chicago area, urging people with respiratory problems to stay indoors.
July 21 2:06 a.m. |
Sun-Times Media Wire
The 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame is launching its museum Saturday at 7501 W. Harrison St. in Forest Park. For the first time, Chicago’s iconic sport will have a building that houses its extensive history and honors the legends of the game.
A Waukegan man and a Zion woman were indicted Wednesday for allegedly using stolen credit cards for a shopping spree in Deerfield, according to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office and the Deerfield Police Department.
July 18 4:39 p.m. |
It’s estimated that out of the over 700,000 residents in Lake County, there are about 150,000 who lack access to health and dental care. Some of those people will now be able to get treatment at the new Erie HealthReach Waukegan Health Center, located inside an old bank at 2323 Grand Ave., Waukegan.
July 18 6 a.m. |
Mosquitoes and poison ivy are just two of the challenges that accompany tasks like cutting paths through forests for new trails, or cultivating and transplanting native vegetation, or waging the ongoing war against buckthorn and other invasive plants.
July 17 2:05 p.m. |