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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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Stevenson tops Waukegan in OT  Chicago Daily Herald

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Waukegan proves too much for Carmel  Chicago Daily Herald

Jordan Brown scored 10 of his game-high 25 points in a momentum-changing third quarter, Andre White Jr. added 18 points, and host Waukegan pulled away ...

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 ...

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 ...

Waukegan dumps St. Viator  Chicago Daily Herald

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

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 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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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

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

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 ...

'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 ...

'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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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

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 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" ...

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 ...

'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.

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.

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.

Waukegan not only draws celebrities, it produces them  Chicago Tribune

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

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.

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 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 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 ...

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.

Scouting Week 5 in Lake County  Chicago Daily Herald

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Grayslake North's Connolly nets career point No. 1,000  Chicago Daily Herald

Grayslake North junior guard Ryan Connolly reached a milestone in helping the Knights capture a 41-34 win over visiting Highland Park in nonconference boys ...

Scouting Week 6 in Lake County  Chicago Daily Herald

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

Veteran Warren Township High School administrator dies  Chicago Daily Herald

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

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 ...

Lake County Board election: Incumbent Democrat challenged in Waukegan's 8th District  Chicago Tribune

Incumbent Lake County Board member Bill Durkin is being challenged in the Democratic primary by Juan Martinez, a Waukegan Housing Authority ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

Perhaps we didn't save the best for last, but we did save some of the pretty darn good. Included are items on a talented young bowler, a successful current coach ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Images: Waukegan vs. Mundelein football  Chicago Daily Herald

The Waukegan Bulldogs hosted the Mundelein Mustangs for football action on Saturday, Sept. 24 in Waukegan.

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 ...

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 ...

2 charged after police find drugs, live ammo, cash in Waukegan apartment near high school  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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Images: Waukegan vs. Lake Zurich football  Chicago Daily Herald

The Waukegan Bulldogs hosted the Lake Zurich Bears for football action on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Waukegan.

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