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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.

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 ...

Mother of Benny Middle School student who died said criticism of Waukegan District 60 made on her behalf is 'complete lie'  Chicago Tribune

The mother of a Jack Benny Middle School student who died last month said she is upset that her daughter is being used for political ends.

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.

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 ...

Upcoming elections for Waukegan City Council include 16 candidates so far  Chicago Tribune

The race for the Waukegan City Council has 16 contenders across the city's nine wards as the deadline for partisan candidates to file passed Monday.

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.

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 ...

Waukegan proves too much for Carmel  Chicago Daily Herald

Carmel Catholic's boys basketball team got its chance to play Waukegan this season after all. The Corsairs just didn't get the result they wanted. Jordan Brown ...

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 ...

Stevenson, Kaznikov bear down against Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

Matt Kaznikov scored a career-high 19 points, including three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, as Stevenson's boys basketball team outlasted Waukegan 63-56 in ...

Waukegan dumps St. Viator  Chicago Daily Herald

St. Viator fell to Waukegan 71-58 Saturday night in boys basketball action.

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.

Nearly 200 seniors evacuated from Waukegan housing complex after water line rupture  Chicago Tribune

Nearly 200 senior citizens were evacuated from their homes Friday near the Washington Street construction site in Waukegan, a city spokesman said.

Metea Valley hangs with Waukegan Updated Jan 15, 2019 11:01 PM High-scoring  Chicago Daily Herald

Waukegan and host Metea Valley provided something for everyone in Tuesday's boys basketball game. Some run-and-gun, a couple dunks, key 3-pointers, ...

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 ...

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.

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 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.

'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.

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 students take the lead at 10th District candidate forum  Chicago Tribune

Waukegan High School students hosted 10th Congressional District candidates Robert Dold and Brad Schneider at a public forum at the school Thursday.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

'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 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 ...

Waukegan not only draws celebrities, it produces them  Chicago Tribune

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

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 ...

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

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

Waukegan expands alternative school, works to increase role of teachers  Chicago Tribune

Waukegan District 60 is expanding its alternative school, grabbing not only more high school students at risk for not graduating but also now some middle school ...

'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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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

Seven gas stations originally set to lose their ability to sell hard liquor because of an overhaul to Waukegan's liquor license rules no longer will. The gas stations ...

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.

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 ...

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 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'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 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 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.

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.

Concerns over lunch quality at Waukegan schools prompts district review  Chicago Tribune

Concerns over the quality and variety of lunches being provided in Waukegan School District 60 schools has prompted staff to rethink the cafeteria set up at ...

Veteran Warren Township High School administrator dies  Chicago Daily Herald

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

Waukegan High School Student Drowns In Lake Michigan  CBS Local

WAUKEGAN (STMW)–A Waukegan High School student died on Monday after he reportedly jumped into Waukegan Harbor from near the Waukegan Yacht ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Black History Month events include more Waukegan library programs  Chicago Tribune

Here are some events the public can attend in Lake County to celebrate Black History Month.

Longtime volunteer fills vacancy on Waukegan District 60 school board  Chicago Tribune

A longtime volunteer who would like to see Waukegan School District 60 become a powerhouse in Lake County has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on the ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

(CBS) — 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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Lake County - Lake County News-Sun  Chicago Tribune

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

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.

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

Waukegan faces a new year. To celebrate, the News-Sun asked people who grew up or lived in Waukegan to share their memories of years gone by: •Iris Quick ...

Ex-Coach Acquitted In 2010 Sex Assault Case  CBS2 Chicago

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (STMW) — Former Waukegan High School physical education teacher and coach Brandon Brown was acquitted Thursday of having sex with ...

Lake County Crime - Lake County News-Sun  Chicago Tribune

Get Lake County crime and police reports from the Lake County News-Sun.

Gym dandies: 20 best high school basketball venues in Illinois  Chicago Tribune

Gym dandies: The Tribune preps staff picks its 20 favorite basketball venues in Illinois.

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.

Waukegan mayoral race: Cunningham 'feeling good' about bid as primary nears  Chicago Tribune

This is the first in a series of profiles on Waukegan's mayoral candidates. A story on Cunningham's primary contender, Mayor Wayne Motley, will follow later this ...

Student Winners Of 2018 Congressional Art Competition Announced  Deerfield, IL Patch

2018 Congressional Art Competition Winners Named - Deerfield, IL - Artists attending 15 high schools across the 10th District submitted artwork for display at the ...

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 ...

Local foundation set to honor five Waukegan veterans  Chicago Tribune

Five local veterans will be recognized for their *service* in the armed forces as well as work in the city of Waukegan at a Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony ...

Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley defends record ahead of primary  Chicago Tribune

This is the second in a series of profiles of Waukegan's mayoral candidates. Watching from Florida, Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley felt helpless as he viewed a ...

Jack Benny home in Waukegan to receive historic marker  Chicago Tribune

A city that remains ever loyal to its icons will offer a birthday present to one of its more notable famous sons on Saturday, Feb. 14, when the Waukegan Historical ...

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 ...

Column: 'Public welcome' are welcome words at high school tracks  Chicago Tribune

Public high schools should recognize that keeping a running track open to the public provides benefits for not only individual residents, but the community at ...

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 ...

Lake County Board members freeze their own salaries, boost chairman's  Chicago Tribune

Salaries for Lake County Board members will remain flat for the next four years, the Lake County Board decided Tuesday, overriding a committee-approved ...

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 ...

POT TOPICS: Nephew names strain after Markle, ‘Ashley’s Law’ passes IL Senate  Chicago Sun-Times

POT TOPICS is a weekly collection of cannabis-related news curated by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Police find drugs, live ammo, cash in Waukegan apartment  WLS-TV

Kyle Matus, 21, and Lillian Serna, 23, face felony drug and weapons charges after Lake County detectives found a number of drugs, live ammunition and cash in ...

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

The Warren Blue Devils hosted the Waukegan Bulldogs for boys basketball action on Tuesday, Feb. 14 in Gurnee.

Demolition begins on old emissions stack at Waukegan power plant  Chicago Tribune

Work began this week on demolition of an emissions stack at Waukegan's lakefront power plant in what a company spokesman described as removal of ...

Centennial's principal resigning to 'focus on family'  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN — After less than a year on the job, Centennial High School Principal Brian Riegler has announced his resignation effective June 30, citing ...

Lake County towns to mark Veterans Day  Chicago Daily Herald

Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11. Here are a few of the services planned in and around Lake County to honor the men and women who have served the ...

Waukegan steps up recruitment in effort to diversify fire, police departments  Chicago Tribune

Waukegan officials preparing to field applications for new police officers and firefighters have sent recruiters to area technical schools and churches, set up ...

Waukegan tweaks open burning law to regulate fire pits, fireplaces  Chicago Tribune

Waukegan's revised ordinance on open burning aims to strike a balance between small-scale bonfires and the health needs of residents with respiratory ...

Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake County  Chicago Tribune

The pensions of retired Waukegan and Lake County employees were put in the spotlight by Taxpayers United of America, with officials from the watchdog group ...

Prosecutors: Man bludgeoned wife to death with metal bat, then killed stepson  Chicago Tribune

It took just five minutes from the time 911 operators received a chilling call for help to officers' arrival at a Beach Park home around 2:50 a.m. Sunday morning, ...

Baseball: Libertyville stays centered in victory at Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

Libertyville's baseball team hit 6 homers on Saturday at Waukegan to complete a North Suburban Conference series sweep with a 19-5 decision.

Column: Good outweighs the bad in Illinois school discipline reform bill  Chicago Tribune

At a highly unpopular time in America's history, shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X voiced what many considered a rather unfavorable ...

Ailing 10-year-old surprised by pack of his favorite sled dogs  Chicago Tribune

The local nonprofit, all-volunteer group Forever Husky brought Ian Dusten, who suffers an incurable illness, quite the surprise: a pack of his favorite dogs, ...

Bears center delivers education message in Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

Bears center Roberto Garza lent his celebrity to a pizza party Friday night at Waukegan High School hosted by an organization helping at-risk children and ...

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