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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.

Family of Teen Hurt During Waukegan Graduation Speaks Out  NBC Chicago

A controversial graduation tradition at a Waukegan high school was captured in a cell phone video, leaving many viewers--including the student that got ...

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 ...

Murder trial in shooting death of Waukegan High School student set for Tuesday  Chicago Tribune

Jackson, now 21, is charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 11, 2016 shooting death of Dayviontay Jackson in a home on the 400 block of McKinley Avenue ...

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 ...

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 ...

Attempt to break record for largest ‘Soul Train’ dance line taking shape in Waukegan  Chicago Tribune

The current record for the largest “Soul Train” dance sits at 426 people, according to Guinness World Records.

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.

Character Matters in Lake County announces recipients of the 14th Annual Excellence in Character Award  Chicago Daily Herald

Character Matters in Lake County, a committee of the YES (Youth Empowerment for Success) Coalition and the Lake County Regional Office of Education, ...

Waukegan man found guilty of murder  Chicago Daily Herald

A Lake County jury found a Waukegan man guilty of first degree murder for killing a teenager in 2016. Willie C. Jackson, 20, of Waukegan now faces up to 85 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mother of Benny Middle School student who died said criticism of Waukegan District 60 made on her behalf is 'c  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.

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.

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 ...

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."

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 ...

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 ...

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

The tears of joy can wait for Waukegan senior forward Bryant Brown. There is a sectional championship to win on his home basketball court, after all.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Stevenson tops Waukegan in OT  Chicago Daily Herald

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

'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 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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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

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

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 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 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.

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

On Monday night, the Unit 4 school board unanimously voted to appoint Navy veteran Brian Riegler as the high school's new principal. The appointment takes ...

Waukegan Fiesta Patrias pageant 'something unique and special to celebrate Mexican traditions'  Chicago Tribune

From a float set to caravan at the annual Fiestas Patrias parade in Waukegan on Sunday, 17-year-old Nataly Flores will represent more than just the city as the ...

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

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

Castellanos to lead Beacon Place  Chicago Daily Herald

Germain Castellanos has been named executive director of Beacon Place.

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

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

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.

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 District 60 passes safe haven resolution aimed at reassuring immigrant students, families  Chicago Tribune

A resolution recently approved by the Waukegan District 60 school board aims to reassure the immigrant community that the district supports all of its students, ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Coach passed away on Christmas Day, and is remembered fondly another great former Bulldog coach.

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.

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.

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 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 not only draws celebrities, it produces them  Chicago Tribune

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

'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 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.

Lake County Lines: Winthrop Harbor takes step toward generating economic development  Chicago Tribune

A proposed tax-increment financing district along Winthrop Harbor's commercial corridor cleared its first hurdle earlier this month.

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.

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.

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.

Anthony F. Shebenik Obituary

Anthony “Tony” F. Shebenik, 71, of Wisconsin Rapids, crossed the finish line and received his checkered flag on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the University of ...

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 ...

'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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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

Waukegan police are seeking the public's help in finding a suspect in the murder of Ciera Q. Davis outside a house party back in June.

Jack Benny home in Waukegan to receive historic marker  Chicago Tribune

The Waukegan Historical Society will unveil a historic marker at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the boyhood home of comedian Jack Benny.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Waukegan teachers strike over pay, other issues, idling 17,000 students  Chicago Daily Herald

A teachers strike that began Thursday in Waukegan is expected to continue into next week, a union representative said. Teachers picketed outside the ...

Remembering the fallen  Chicago Tribune

Two hundred people came out to honor those military personnel who have died while in *service* since the Civl War at Waukegan's Veterans Memorial Plaza in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Images: Waukegan vs. Mundelein football  Chicago Daily Herald

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

Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley defends record ahead of primary  Chicago Tribune

Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley is defending his record ahead of Tuesday's Democratic primary.

Trial under way for former Waukegan teacher in sexual assault case  Chicago Daily Herald

The trial involving a former Waukegan High School teacher charged with having sex with a 17-year-old student kicked off in Lake County court Tuesday.

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