EDITORIAL: A new report from the Economic Policy Institute found that you — Average American Worker — stood still financially for a decade. Celebrate Labor Day if you wish. But do not do so unmindful of solutions.
The first day of school at Aptakisic-Tripp Elementary District 102 was darkened by the news that a Meridian Middle School teacher was arrested at his Lakemoor home and charged with creating and receiving child pornography.
Aug. 28 5:11 p.m. |
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran is celebrating this week endorsements from more than half of the county’s mayors. With 52 municipalities in the Lake County, Curran has secured support from 29 city and village leaders in his re-election bid.
Aug. 28 4:42 p.m. |
EDITORIAL: In a police report released through a Freedom of Information request, Bannockburn Mayor James Barkemeyer admitted to investigators that he seduced teenage boys and had inappropriate contact with them in the 1990s at his family’s True Value Hardware store in Wilmette. The statute of limitations now keeps Barkemeyer from facing charges that could bring many years in prison.
One year almost to the day that Six Flags Great America deployed much fanfare to announce designs for the record-breaking Goliath roller coaster, park officials hosted a scaled-back ceremony Thursday to announce scaled-back plans for 2015: A celebration of the park’s 40th season.
Aug. 28 1:13 p.m. |
A middle school teacher in Buffalo Grove was arrested Tuesday on the first day of school in a federal child pornography bust.
Pointing to flooding issues around Casey Road five years after Route 45 was widened south of Route 120, Mike Warner with the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission said “there’s always going to be unintended consequences” when it comes to road improvements. Warner offered this observation on Tuesday, Aug. 27, to a group studying a much larger road-improvement concept: the extension of Route 53 north of Lake Cook Road into Lake County.
Aug. 27 4:52 p.m. |
DAN MORAN: If you’ve been waiting to boldly declare that the Great Recession is over, now’s your chance: The AAA Motor Club has announced that Labor Day Weekend 2014 will feature the most end-of-summer travel since 2008.
Aug. 27 12:19 p.m. |
Governor Quinn signed Illinois Senate Bill 3049, protecting "specified wild birds and wild mammals in the State of Illinois."
Aug. 26 12:38 p.m. |
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EDITORIAL: If you have watched the transcendent rise of pitcher Mo’ne Davis at the Little League World Series, you will have witnessed both the best and worst of kids sports. You mostly will see what the megalomaniacal uber-mind of ESPN has done to our perception of games.