Despite a slimmer budget for the fiscal year, the Lake County Forest Preserve is slated to undergo $17.7 million in improvements as part of a five-year blueprint for its facilities. Projects will connect the district’s extensive trail network and add amenities for preserve visitors.
A Metra train struck a pedestrian Tuesday, May 21 in northwest suburban Prospect Heights.
BUFFALO GROVE — With its product line doubled, a Buffalo Grove technology firm held an open house last week to show both current and potential customers its new wares.
Chicago Zoological Society officials say three Brookfield Zoo bottlenose dolphins are pregnant. Officials say Allie, 26, Tapeko, 31, and Spree, 10, are due to give birth this summer and fall.
Maybe it’s more police officers on the road, an increase in public education or fear of punishment and the hassles of getting a license back after a DUI. Although several officials have suggested differing reasons why, they agree that the number of drunken-driving arrests is going down.
A Chicago man denied human trafficking charges at his arraignment Wednesday, May 15.
BUFFALO GROVE — The energy was electric Friday at St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove. Students from kindergarten through eighth grade kicked the air like martial artists, jumped over hurdles and danced to Psy’s “Gangnam Style” in the hallways as they made their way over to additional physical activities, including dancing.
BUFFALO GROVE — Gary Friedlander likes getting into messes. Specifically, little-known messes, like obscure county-wide agencies and strangers’ private disputes.
The College of Lake County has put a hold on a paving contract after the Lake County News-Sun learned that the top bidder for the project is under indictment in Cook County. Alann Harris of Park Ridge-based North Suburban Asphalt Maintenance, which on April 29 was awarded a contract to sealcoat parking lots at the college’s Vernon Hills campus, was indicted in September on charges brought by Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Buffalo Grove Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Jack K. Gwinn, 25, …
A crowd of Hough Street Elementary students cheered wildly as 11-year-old Dominic Szymanski made his return to school on Tuesday, two months after a March 15 train accident in downtown Barrington.
SOUTH BARRINGTON — A 19-year-old Hoffman Estates man who volunteered for a program assisting children with special needs at the Willow Creek megachurch in South Barrington has been charged with sexually abusing one of those children. Robert Sobczak was a volunteer in the church’s Special …
BUFFALO GROVE — The northwest suburbs were built for cars, but local officials hope they can be rebuilt to accommodate bicycles.
Cassandra Ellwing arrived home earlier this spring to a welcome that was unexpected but not surprising. “I came in from work one night to hear a five-part a capella version of ‘Rolling in the Deep’ by Adele,” Ellwing said.
Six members of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s independent Case Review Panel have their work cut out for them. The panel (CRP) is in the process of reviewing its first three cases — a murder, a sex assault and a battery/resisting arrest case.
Mundelein police arrested a Lake County deputy sheriff in connection with a human trafficking group from Chicago. Deputy Sheriff Eric Francke, 33, was arrested and later charged on May 10 with solicitation of sexual acts and obstruction of justice after a month-long investigation.