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Throwing Chairs Becomes Dangerous New Tradition at Waukegan High School  NBC Chicago

A controversial graduation tradition at a Waukegan high school was captured in a cell phone video, leaving many viewers confused.

Threats lead to increased police presence, security sweeps at Waukegan High School campuses  Chicago Tribune

Vague threats found at Waukegan High School's two campuses resulted in a security sweep at one and increased security presence planned for Tuesday and ...

Murder trial postponed in shooting of Waukegan High School student  Chicago Tribune

In an about-face, a Lake County judge reversed a decision made Monday to begin a Waukegan murder trial without the presence of a material defense witness ...

Rejecting self-defense argument, jury issues first-degree murder verdict in 2016 Waukegan shooting  Chicago Tribune

Following more than six hours of deliberations on Monday, a Lake County jury found a 20-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting death ...

Two Waukegan athletes sign to play soccer on scholarship at College of Lake County  Chicago Daily Herald

Waukegan nonprofit Heart of the City is excited to announce that two of their club soccer athletes, Claudia and Desareih, officially signed to play soccer on ...

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.

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.

That's a wrap: Stevenson wins sectional title  Chicago Daily Herald

John Ittounas scored 13 of his team-high 15 points in the first half, and Stevenson's boys basketball team defeated Waukegan 56-41 Friday night to capture the ...

A 'bridge' between English, Spanish: Waukegan District 60 adds new teaching approach to bilingual education  Chicago Tribune

Waukegan District 60 is focusing on "bridging" students' knowledge between English and Spanish in its dual language program, a new teaching approach ...

Election 2019: Waukegan 3rd Ward primary pits longtime incumbent against local activist  Chicago Tribune

Incumbent Greg Moisio, a longtime Waukegan High School teacher and coach who has served as Waukegan's 3rd Ward alderman since 2003, is facing a ...

What you need to know for Tuesday's Waukegan primary election  Chicago Tribune

Election day has arrived for four competitive aldermanic primary races in Waukegan, though a question mark still hangs over the 2nd Ward where the challenger ...

Election 2019: Two-term 8th Ward incumbent falling short in Waukegan aldermanic primary  Chicago Tribune

A two-term incumbent appeared to be headed for defeat and another candidate saw his electoral prospects remaining in limbo as Waukegan voters cast ballots ...

Fremd battles but comes up short against Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

Fremd came up just a bit short Wednesday in the Class 4A boys basketball sectional semifinal in Waukegan. The Vikings, who trailed by 9 points in the third ...

Attorney describes struggle over AR-15 as trial begins in 2016 shooting death of Waukegan teen  Chicago Tribune

Willie Jackson's defense attorney said his client struggled over an assault rifle with Dayviontay Jackson before the gun went off, killing Dayviontay Jackson.

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.

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 buys house on mayor's block that was scene of homicide; candidate calls move 'least fiscally sound ch  Chicago Tribune

The Waukegan City Council's vote to purchase a vacant, run-down home Monday evening prompted a critical social media post by a 6th Ward aldermanic ...

Congressional Seminar Essay Contest Scholars Awarded - The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Illinois  Chicago Daily Herald

(CHICAGO, IL) The National Society of The Colonial Dames in the State of Illinois is pleased to recognize and congratulate the 2019 Essay Contest Scholars.

Historic night for Brown as Waukegan wins regional title  Chicago Daily Herald

Bryant Brown scored the 2000th point of his career, finishing with a game-high 24 points,, as third-seeded Waukegan defeated No. 11 Warren 66-39 in the Class ...

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 ...

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.

Waukegan dumps St. Viator  Chicago Daily Herald

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

Waukegan cruises against Grayslake North  Chicago Daily Herald

Bryant Brown scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, and Waukegan's boys basketball team beat the host Knights 74-38 in semifinal action of ...

Stevenson tops Waukegan in OT  Chicago Daily Herald

Stevenson's boys basketball team defeated Waukegan 49-45 Tuesday night in overtime.

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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

A former Waukegan assistant coach charged with inappropriate sexual contact with a student faces a March 13 trial date. Mark Basa, 34, faces six counts of ...

Girls soccer: Fremd blanks Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

Fremd defeated Waukegan 7-0 Tuesday in regional girls soccer action.

Girls soccer: Wawrzyniak sisters lead Round Lake past Waukegan  Chicago Daily Herald

Round Lake downed Waukegan 3-0 in girls soccer action Friday.

Lake County Senior Shootout to take place April 12  Lake County Journal

GRAYSLAKE – Lake County will host its 10th annual Lake County Senior Shootout (High School All Star Basketball Game) on April 12.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Defense seeks suppression of police interview in Waukegan High School student homicide  Chicago Tribune

Defense attorneys for 19-year-old Willie Jackson, charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a Waukegan High School student last year, are seeking to ...

'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 ...

Castellanos to lead Beacon Place  Chicago Daily Herald

WAUKEGAN - Germain Castellanos has been named executive director of Beacon Place. Castellanos will assume the day-to-day management of Beacon Place ...

Two Waukegan teens shot, prompting four school lockdowns  Chicago Tribune

Four schools in Waukegan were locked down after a shooting that left two teens injured.

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.

Cristo Rey Saint Martin College Prep ribbon cutting  WLS-TV

A suburban catholic high school is giving an old K-Mart a new purpose. Cristo Rey Saint Martin College Prep cut the ribbon on their new campus in Waukegan ...

Paul Adams, legendary Deerfield football coach, dies at 82  Chicago Tribune

Longtime Deerfield football coach Paul Adams died Thursday at age 82.

Difference-makers: Mary Carmody. Giving back to veterans started with one small gesture  Chicago Tribune

Midwest Veterans Closet in North Chicago draws veterans from throughout the area with its food, clothing, furniture and housewares offerings.

Congressional Art Competition Opens For Area High School Students  Deerfield, IL Patch

Congressional Competition Now Accepting Artwork - Deerfield, IL - The winning student artist will receive a ticket to Washington, D.C., to see their work hung in ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

5 Things to Know About Real ID in Illinois  NBC Chicago

Illinois residents have begun seeing advertisements for the new policies regarding Real ID cards, and there are a lot of questions that they likely have about the ...

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.

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 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.

Timmothy Pitzen Case: What We Know So Far  NBC Chicago

News that a missing Aurora boy may have been found more than seven years after he disappeared at the age of 6 sent shockwaves throughout the country.

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

Few suburban high schools -- Aurora, Bolingbrook, Waukegan and Wheeling -- offer Air Force, Army and Navy JROTC programs. Instructors emphasize these ...

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.

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 ...

'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.

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 ...

Don't Wait to Learn About Illinois' Real ID, Secretary of State Says  NBC Chicago

For Illinois residents who don't know the difference between a standard drivers license and a Real ID, now is the time to learn, Secretary of State Jesse White ...

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 not only draws celebrities, it produces them  Chicago Tribune

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

Streamwood HS senior named to academic all-conference team  Chicago Daily Herald

Brandon Christopher of Streamwood, a senior at Streamwood High School, was named to the 2018-2019 Upstate Eight Conference Academic All-Conference ...

Jack Miller remembered as one of Waukegan's best basketball coaches  Chicago Tribune

Waukegan freshman Ja'Dyn Brown puts up a shot in a game in the Dog Pound gym last month. Barely visible at upper right is one of the fan-shaped tin ...

Missing 19-Year-Old Woman's Body Found in So. Illinois  NBC Chicago

Authorities say they found the body of a 19-year-old southern Illinois woman who was last seen in Saline County.

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.

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 ...

Glenbrook North Student Wins Congressional Art Competition  Northbrook, IL Patch

Glenbrook North Student Wins Congressional Art Com - Northbrook, IL - The GBN junior's work "Head Above Water" will be displayed in the Capitol. Two other ...

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 ...

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.

Lucas Giolito Set for Sox Return as Carlos Rodon Heads to IL  NBC Chicago

Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito will come off the 10-day injured list on Thursday after recovering from a hamstring injury, but his return will come at a ...

Girls track and field: Lake Zurich secures another NSC crown  Chicago Daily Herald

It was fitting that Libertyville junior Skyler Daniels won the discus at the North Suburban Conference girls track and field meet in dank Lake Zurich Thursday.

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.

Dorothy Norah Cooper

DIXON – Dorothy Norah Cooper (Inness), 96, formerly of Dixon, IL, died Friday, April 12, 2019, in Surprise, AZ. Dorothy was born October 18, 1922, in West ...

'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.

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 ...

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

Ald. Sam Cunningham, 1st, is making his fourth run for mayor in as many election cycles.

Cunningham declares victory in tight Waukegan mayoral race  Chicago Tribune

Ald. Sam Cunningham, 1st, declared victory Tuesday night in what was a tight Waukegan mayoral race with Ald. Lisa May, 7th.

Carl Edwards Jr. Demoted, Mike Montgomery Placed on Injured List by Cubs  NBC Chicago

The Chicago Cubs have made a pair of moves to bolster their bullpen, optioning pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. to Triple-A Iowa and recalling pitchers Allen Webster ...

Scouting Week 5 in Lake County  Chicago Daily Herald

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

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 ...

4583 - Rainbow royalty at Waukegan High School - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive  Windy City Times

Windy City Times News Archive - Rainbow royalty at Waukegan High School Eric Irizarry was not expected to be named Homecoming King at Waukegan High ...

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 ...

City-lover Atlas will take her game from Barrington to Hofstra  Chicago Daily Herald

Barrington's girl with the big bat is headed to the big city. Leyden Atlas never dreamed she would play her favorite game no more than an hour from New York ...

Kick off summer in Waukegan with Dandelion Wine Festival  Chicago Tribune

Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival will be held from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. June 2 at Bowen Park in Waukegan.

Potentially Heavy Snow Could Impact Holiday Travel Sunday  NBC Chicago

The potential for heavy snow on Sunday has led the National Weather *Service* to issue a Winter Storm Watch for several counties in northern Illinois and ...

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.

Coroner identifies Zion man shot to death on 19th Street  Chicago Tribune

A 37-year-old Zion man was shot to death on Wednesday at a residence on 19th Street.

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 ...

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.

Derrick Noble broadens scope of Waukegan Youth Wrestling Club  Chicago Tribune

Located near one of the busiest intersections in all of Waukegan, the tall, unattractive building perfectly fits the definition of a white elephant. On the outside.

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 ...

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 ...

Veteran Warren Township High School administrator dies  Chicago Daily Herald

A veteran Warren Township High School District 121 administrator has died after a long fight against cancer. Rafael Soto, 58, served as dean of students at the ...

Tensions rise between Waukegan aldermen, city staff  Chicago Tribune

As the city's mayor's race heats up, tension between Waukegan aldermen and city staff spilled into public view Monday over semantics in a housing ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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