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Secret Service at Waukegan High School as part of investigation, district says  Chicago Tribune

Secret *Service* officials were at Waukegan High School campuses Tuesday as part of an investigation, the district spokesman said.

Schneider, Bennett to appear at candidate forum in Waukegan Daily Herald report Oct 17, 2018 1  Chicago Daily Herald

The candidates for Illinois' 10th Congressional District seat will face off in a public forum at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22, at Waukegan High School's Brookside Campus.

Large fight at high school, bullying incident in Waukegan cause stir on social media  Chicago Tribune

A fight that broke out at Waukegan High School's Brookside campus, and an elementary school student allegedly being bullied in a separate incident, were the ...

School fight between 'rival groups' began after adults threatened students, Waukegan superintendent says  Chicago Tribune

Problems between two "rival groups" in the community escalated into a fight at Waukegan High School's Brookside Campus this week, involving adults who had ...

Warren blanks Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

Host Warren cruised past Waukegan 49-0 on Friday in a North Suburban Conference opener.

'He was in the wrong place at the wrong time': Family mourns as Waukegan police investigate stabbing  Chicago Tribune

The twin sister of a man stabbed to death outside a Waukegan restaurant early Saturday remembers her brother and speaks of the life he left behind.

Boys soccer: Fremd takes down Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

Fremd defeated Waukegan 2-0 in regional boys soccer action Tuesday. The Vikings will host Wheeling Saturday in the regional final.

New Waukegan High School principal named amid District 60 leadership changes  Chicago Tribune

Abbott Middle School Principal Timothy Bryner will lead Waukegan High School as it undergoes a reorganization that led to a shake-up of its top administrative ...

'Everyone knew his love for Waukegan': City mourns former Mayor Richard Hyde  Chicago Tribune

Former Waukegan school teacher, alderman and mayor Richard Hyde died Thursday afternoon, according to a city official.

Confession stands for upcoming trial in slaying of Waukegan high school student, judge says  Chicago Tribune

A motion to suppress a confession made to police by Willie Jackson, charged with murder in the shooting death of a Waukegan High School student, was denied ...

Two Waukegan teens shot, prompting four school lockdowns  Chicago Tribune

Two teen boys were wounded by gunfire Thursday afternoon on Dugdale Road in Waukegan, and four schools were put on a short lockdown. Cmdr. Joe Florip ...

Harris shines as Vernon Hills downs Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

Vernon Hills moved to 2-0 for the football season Saturday with a 15-6 win at Waukegan.

Lake County students in #NeverAgain walkout say 'we will no longer stand in the dark'  Chicago Tribune

Students from Grayslake to Waukegan to Zion participated in Wednesday's national #NeverAgain walkout against gun violence.

Boys soccer: Libertyville squeaks past Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

The second boys soccer meeting this season between Libertyville and Waukegan was a completely different matchup than the first one in the Northside College ...

Waukegan nonprofit adds peer mentorship for first-generation, minority college students  Chicago Tribune

The nonprofit Waukegan to College put together the new peer mentorship program to help more first-generation and minority students apply to and be ...

Patrick, Mundelein rout Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

It might be tough to get to 34 this season. But Mundelein running back Shawn Patrick will find the end zone quite a bit. He seems to have a knack for it.

Lake County schools try to balance safety with letting students participate in #NeverAgain walkout  Chicago Tribune

At least 12 Lake County high schools are expecting a walkout on Wednesday as part of the #NeverAgain movement organized after the Parkland school ...

U-46 looks at offering ROTC: Why some suburban high schools say it's needed  Chicago Daily Herald

A group of Elgin veterans say they support Elgin Area School District U-46 potentially offering training for military careers as a pathway for high schoolers.

Waukegan High coach fired after probe into student sexual harassment claims  Chicago Tribune

A Waukegan High School coach was fired this week after a district investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed female students, documents show.

Fitting end to regular season for playoff-bound Lake Zurich  Chicago Daily Herald

Lake Zurich's football team clinched a state playoff berth by beating host Waukegan 48-0 in its regular-season finale on Saturday. The Bears rushed for 7 ...

Waukegan High School coach charged with sexual abuse  Chicago Tribune

An assistant coach at Waukegan High School has been charged with sexual abuse for an alleged relationship with a student, police said.

Stevenson heads to playoffs for 30th straight year  Chicago Daily Herald

Stevenson defeated Waukegan 42-0 Friday night in a North Suburban Conference football game that was called due to bad weather in the third quarter.

'Pillar of the community': Longtime Waukegan school board member steps down  Chicago Tribune

As an involved parent and board member, June Maguire saw Waukegan District 60 through many changes, including desegregation orders, the construction of ...

Waukegan police charge 17-year-old in shooting of two teens  Chicago Tribune

A Waukegan teen has been arrested and charged as an adult in the non-fatal shooting of two other teens Thursday afternoon, according to Waukegan police.

Man wanted in fatal shooting of Waukegan High School student arrested in Tennessee  Chicago Tribune

A man wanted in the November killing of a Waukegan High School student was arrested in Tennessee this week and brought back to Lake County, where his ...

Former Waukegan High School coach faces March sexual abuse trial  Chicago Tribune

A March 13 trial date has been set for a former Waukegan High School assistant coach charged with inappropriate sexual contact with a student. Mark Basa, 34 ...

Waukegan High School music program takes second at state competition  Chicago Tribune

Music students at Waukegan High School have something to sing about after they placed second in the IHSA's Music Sweepstakes competition.

Street outside Waukegan High School named for Hank 'Mr. Bulldog' Clark  Chicago Tribune

A street sign outside the front doors of Waukegan High School's Brookside Campus now bears the name "Hank Clark Drive."

Waukegan pilot from World War II era honored posthumously  Chicago Daily Herald

A former Waukegan woman who was a civilian pilot for the military during World War II was posthumously honored for her *service* Friday.

Waukegan High School plans to adopt career academy model  Chicago Tribune

If a new Waukegan High School program is successful, teachers might stop hearing that perennial student question: "But when am I ever actually going to use ...

Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival returns to Waukegan June 2  Chicago Daily Herald

The Waukegan Park District's 19th Annual Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival will be held from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2.

Less than year in, Waukegan superintendent to get 12 percent pay bump  Chicago Tribune

After less than 10 months on the job, Waukegan School District 60's new superintendent is getting a $25,000 pay bump immediately, set raises moving forward ...

Waukegan not only draws celebrities, it produces them  Chicago Tribune

America Ferrera will be in Waukegan for "Years of Living Dangerously."

To see divide between rich schools and poor, look to Waukegan and Stevenson  Chicago Tribune

In the years following the 2008 financial crisis, school districts serving poor communities generally have been hit harder than more affluent districts.

Waukegan student-athlete killed, several passengers injured in Zion crash  Chicago Tribune

A 17-year-old Waukegan High School sophomore died following an early Saturday morning accident in Zion where Flight for Life was utilized and several ...

Remembering notable Lake County people who died this year  Chicago Daily Herald

We said goodbye to several notable Lake County residents in 2017. They left indelible marks on their communities through impressive accomplishments and ...

Waukegan students shot at, scramble back to school  Chicago Tribune

A group of students, all juveniles, were leaving the Alternative/Optional Education Center (AOEC) in Waukegan Tuesday when a vehicle passed by and ...

Waukegan District 60 proposes expansion of JROTC program to middle school  Chicago Tribune

Middle School Cadet Corps would be part of *service* leadership theme.

Waukegan District 60 board member apologizes over comments about school security  Chicago Tribune

A Waukegan District 60 school board member who called school security "lax" and "unprofessional" apologized Tuesday, two weeks after he made the ...

Lake County Lines: Gas stations receive exception after liquor license code revamp  Chicago Tribune

Gas stations in Waukegan would have been allowed to continue selling beer and wine either way under a newly revised liquor code, but the grandfathering in ...

Waukegan teachers strike after contract talks break down  Chicago Tribune

About 17,000 students have no classes today in Waukegan School District 60 after teachers went on strike this morning. Negotiations broke down overnight and ...

Former Waukegan High coach pleads not guilty to sex charges  Chicago Daily Herald

A former Waukegan High School rifle team assistant coach pleaded not guilty to accusation he had an inappropriate relationship with a student two years ago.

Zion police: Excessive speed led to crash that killed Waukegan student  Chicago Tribune

A fatal crash involving a Waukegan student in Zion on Saturday appears to have been caused by the student failing to stop at a stop sign and excessive speed.

Veteran Warren Township High School administrator dies  Chicago Daily Herald

A veteran Warren Township High School administrator has died after a long illness.

Images: Warren vs. Waukegan, boys basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

The Warren Blue Devils hosted the Waukegan Bulldogs for boys basketball action on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in Gurnee.

Scouting Week 5 in Lake County  Chicago Daily Herald

Here's a look at the Week 5 football matchups in Lake County.

Scouting Week 9 in Lake County  Chicago Daily Herald

Here's a look at this weekend's high school football games in Lake County.

Scouting Week 6 in Lake County  Chicago Daily Herald

Here's a look at Week 6 high school football games in Lake County.

Waukegan High School principal chosen to lead Centennial  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN — When Centennial High School students return this fall, they'll be greeted by a Purple Heart-winning new principal.On Monday night, the Unit 4 ...

Waukegan H.S. teacher charged in sexual assault  Chicago Daily Herald

A Waukegan High School physical education teacher has been charged with criminal sexual assault after admitting he had a sexual relationship with a former ...

Vigil held for Waukegan shooting victim  Chicago Tribune

More than 100 people showed up for a vigil at the murder scene of Ciera Davis, 24, of Waukegan, who was shot inside her car as she tried leaving a house party ...

Scouting Week 7 in Lake County  Chicago Daily Herald

Here's a look at Week 7 high school football games in Lake County.

Waukegan school official: Carman-Buckner teacher fired for pushing students  Chicago Tribune

A fifth-grade special education teacher at Waukegan's Carman-Buckner Elementary School was fired Tuesday for "physically pushing and jostling two students" ...

Waukegan's Jean Casanova makes pro debut after being drafted by Texas  Chicago Tribune

Waukegan's Jean Casanova was drafted by Texas Rangers in the 35th round and made his pro debut last week.

Waukegan District 60 cancels food service contract after complaints  Chicago Tribune

Waukegan School District 60 canceled the final year of its food *service* provider contract this week after complaints over food quality — though it could still ...

Waukegan HS basketball player killed in crash  WLS-TV

Malik Brown, 17, a promising high school basketball player from Waukegan, was killed in a car crash over the weekend.

Waukegan will see first African-American or female mayor  Chicago Tribune

Unofficial results from Waukegan's Democratic primary indicate the city will get its first African-American or female mayor.

Rosters set for Lake County Senior Shootout  Chicago Daily Herald

The Lake County Senior Shootout is set for its ninth edition. The annual high school boys and girls all-star game will be played on Friday, April 13, at Waukgean ...

Scouting Week 8 in Lake County  Chicago Daily Herald

Here's a look at Week 8 high school football games in Lake County.

Waukegan solar endeavor 'in limbo'  Chicago Tribune

School District 60's plan to have the owner of Waukegan's lakefront power plant install solar panels on the roofs of school buildings is now "in limbo" as the ...

The real Diehl: Warren tops Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

Behind Barak Diehl's career-high 24 points, Warren led for most of the night, staved off a furious rally by Waukegan down the stretch and pulled out a 64-54 win ...

Waukegan mayoral race: Lisa May casts herself as the 'true change' candidate  Chicago Tribune

This is the final story in a series of profiles on Waukegan's mayoral candidates. Growing up in Waukegan, Lisa May's father was a Republican and her mom was ...

Two people charged with possession of drugs, ammunition near Waukegan High School  Chicago Daily Herald

Two Waukegan residents face felony charges for possessing drugs within a half block of Waukegan High School's Washington Campus, authorities said Friday.

Memorial Day weekend brings fests, services and patriotic parades  Chicago Daily Herald

Memorial Day weekend kicks off festival season in the suburbs, and the days ahead offer a mix of festive art fairs, patriotic parades and somber services.

Young boy's body pulled from Lake Michigan in Waukegan  Chicago Tribune

A young boy's body was pulled Sunday from Lake Michigan in Waukegan, authorities said. Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said the identity of the boy ...

Murder charges dropped against suspect in Waukegan house-party slaying; search intensifies for another  Chicago Tribune

Authorities have dropped murder charges against a 27-year-old Kenosha, Wis., woman in connection with the house-party slaying of Ciera Q. Davis, 24, earlier ...

Graduation rates jump 10 percent at 2 Lake County high schools  Chicago Tribune

Illinois's latest school report card data show sizable gains in the share of students who graduate from high school in four years at two Lake County districts.

Carmel wins a close one with Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

Carmel's boys basketball team figured out a way to outlast Waukegan, the ninth-ranked team in the state, 71-68 on Friday in tournament play at Grant.

17-year-old boy shot to death in Waukegan  WLS-TV

A suburban mother is demanding justice after her 17-year-old son was shot to death Friday night in north suburban Waukegan, Ill.

District 60: Chronic truancy more complex than teens cutting class  Chicago Tribune

Six Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 schools were recognized for starting the year off with strong attendance, district officials said in a statement.

Boys soccer: Libertyville, Waukegan share NSC title  Chicago Daily Herald

A much-anticipated match between the top two soccer teams in Lake County didn't disappoint. Libertyville and Waukegan played to a 1-1 draw Thursday in ...

Food truck delivery at North Chicago pantry 'a real blessing' to veterans in need  Chicago Tribune

A grocery food truck from the Northern Illinois Food Bank rolled up to the Midwest Veterans Closet in North Chicago on Tuesday.

Police say Waukegan High employee had sex with student  Chicago Daily Herald

A Waukegan Unit District 60 employee is charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, authorities said Friday. Timothy Kinsey, 44, of the ...

Images: Lake Zurich vs. Waukegan boys basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

The Lake Zurich Bears hosted the Waukegan Bulldogs for boys basketball action on Friday, Dec. 1 in Lake Zurich.

Waukegan High School Student Drowns In Lake Michigan  CBS Local

Witnesses told police the 17-year-old boy was walking through the Waukegan Yacht Club parking lot and then ran down a pier and jumped into Lake Michigan ...

Waukegan police name suspect in slaying of high school senior  Chicago Tribune

Waukegan police have obtained a murder warrant for an 18-year-old Waukegan man in the shooting death of Waukegan High School student Dayviontay T.

Lake County - Lake County News-Sun  Chicago Tribune

Lake County news, crime reports and top stories from the Lake County News-Sun.

Dr. Mary Kate Yntema  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Dr. Mary Kate Yntema, 90, of Springfield died at 3:50 p.m. Thursday (July 26, 2018) at Concordia Village, where she had been a resident since 2009.

Chico praised for role in helping broker tentative Waukegan teachers contract deal  Chicago Daily Herald

Representatives for the striking teachers in Waukegan Unit District 60 praised Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Gery Chico for intervening and ...

Teen charged in drag racing death of Waukegan student  Chicago Tribune

Authorities on Monday charged a Waukegan teenager in the death of another teen during what police say may have been a drag racing accident.

Goals for new Waukegan superintendent include minority recruitment, retention  Chicago Tribune

The incoming superintendent for Waukegan School District 60 wants to recruit and retain more minority teachers and build a districtwide approach to teaching ...

Former Waukegan, UCLA track star Shakedia Jones helping youth excel  Chicago Tribune

Former Olympic sprinter Shakedia Jones recently launched FLY, a program aimed at helping promising young standouts in a variety of fields.

Four Waukegan Students Charged After Gun Incident, Lockdown  NBC Chicago

A gun spotted in a boys' locker room which prompted a lockdown on of the school and cancellation of all after-school activities Wednesday.

Minter named new principal at Prospect High School  Chicago Daily Herald

Prospect High School Associate Principal Greg Minter has been appointed as the school's next principal, starting next school year.

Waukegan outruns Lake Zurich  Chicago Daily Herald

Waukegan's boys basketball team took control of its NSC opener at Lake Zurich in the third quarter, built a double-digit lead in the fourth, then hung on for a ...

School supplies handed out in Waukegan on Sunday  Chicago Tribune

School supplies will be handed out and kids can enjoy inflatable rides and a petting zoo on Sunday at the soccer field of Waukegan High School's Jackson ...

Longtime residents share memories of Waukegan's past as a new year arrives  Chicago Tribune

Natives of Waukegan recall tales of lakefront industries and when Genesee Street was busy with shoppers.

Boot ban: Waukegan responds to parking conflict near high school  Chicago Tribune

Waukegan City Council addresses parking problem near the high school's Washington Street campus.

Bravo Waukegan holds 'We Rise Through Music!' event  Chicago Daily Herald

Bravo Waukegan, a Lake Forest-based nonprofit organization supporting music education in Waukegan public schools (District 60), held its annual fundraiser ...

Principal Back To Work At Waukegan H.S. After Serving In Afghanistan  CBS Local

The principal of Waukegan High School is back at work after nearly a year away to serve his country and recover from injuries suffered in Afghanistan.

Ex-Coach Acquitted In 2010 Sex Assault Case  CBS2 Chicago

Former Waukegan High School physical education teacher and coach Brandon Brown was acquitted Thursday of having sex with one of his students in 2010 ...

Waukegan principal remembered as 'just a kind, beautiful soul'  Chicago Tribune

Colleagues remembered Sarah Bankhead as a compassionate, dedicated Waukegan School District 60 principal and veteran teacher who went the extra mile ...

District 60 to expand school bus service with pay-to-ride program  Chicago Tribune

Waukegan students currently ineligible for bus *service* may be able to pay for a seat in District 60.

Peterson, Libertyville take center stage  Chicago Daily Herald

Drew Peterson led all scorers with 35 points as Libertyville's boys basketball team pulled away from Waukegan 74-60 on Friday.

'Getting people out of the shadows': Dreamers rally for support in Waukegan  Chicago Tribune

A statue of President Abraham Lincoln was the background to a demonstration rally that took place in Waukegan on Tuesday to support the Deferred Action for ...

Waukegan Dist. 60 classes canceled again because of strike  Chicago Daily Herald

Classes are canceled again Monday because of the ongoing strike in Waukegan Unit District 60, which has seen some 1200 teachers hit the picket lines for ...

Libertyville shoots past Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

The long and short of is, Libertyville's boys basketball team showed Friday that it's quite comfortable with long distances. The Wildcats nailed 12 three-point ...

Waukegan High history teacher Joshua Bill wins national award  Chicago Daily Herald

For Joshua Bill, teaching history isn't about asking students to memorize dates, places and names. He wants his students to become historians. It is his passion ...

Grand opening planned for $9.5 million indoor pool addition at Hinkston Park  Chicago Tribune

The grand opening for the new $9.5 million indoor pool at Hinkston Park will include tours and a free open swim.

Former Waukegan hoops star charged with beating woman  Chicago Daily Herald

Former Waukegan High School and University of Illinois basketball standout Jereme Richmond was charged Tuesday with beating a woman and threatening ...

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