Putting a new spin on the pop-culture definition of “retro,” Batman: The Ride celebrated its 21st birthday on Thursday, May 9, by flipping its trains around and roaring backwards.
Fifth Ward Alderman Delores Holmes started her May 15 ward meeting by asking more than 100 people crowded into the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center to help her find “three concrete things that we can do together” to stop gun violence on the streets outside. That proved difficult. …
A Chicago man denied human trafficking charges at his arraignment Wednesday, May 15.
BUFFALO GROVE — The energy was electric Friday at St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove. Students from kindergarten through eighth grade kicked the air like martial artists, jumped over hurdles and danced to Psy’s “Gangnam Style” in the hallways as they made their way over to additional physical activities, including dancing.
LINCOLNSHIRE — Some 200 members of the Stevenson High School community paid tribute to retiring staff member Dolores Fischer Friday as she recived the annual Heritage Award for her impact on the school.
Administrators, colleagues, parents, and students praised and celebrated Fischer, a former teacher …
The College of Lake County has put a hold on a paving contract after the Lake County News-Sun learned that the top bidder for the project is under indictment in Cook County. Alann Harris of Park Ridge-based North Suburban Asphalt Maintenance, which on April 29 was awarded a contract to sealcoat parking lots at the college’s Vernon Hills campus, was indicted in September on charges brought by Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Cassandra Ellwing arrived home earlier this spring to a welcome that was unexpected but not surprising. “I came in from work one night to hear a five-part a capella version of ‘Rolling in the Deep’ by Adele,” Ellwing said.
Six members of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s independent Case Review Panel have their work cut out for them. The panel (CRP) is in the process of reviewing its first three cases — a murder, a sex assault and a battery/resisting arrest case.
Mundelein police arrested a Lake County deputy sheriff in connection with a human trafficking group from Chicago. Deputy Sheriff Eric Francke, 33, was arrested and later charged on May 10 with solicitation of sexual acts and obstruction of justice after a month-long investigation.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver launched his Food Revolution foundation to fight obesity in the United States by promoting healthier foods at home, school and in the community. For Lindsey Shifley of Mundelein, however, the foundation helped her manage her daughter Abbie’s attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
Gander was days away from being euthanized when he was rescued from a shelter and trained to become a service dog. More than two years later, the labradoodle is in Vernon Hills and nominated for a national award for having saved the life of his companion, Vietnam War veteran Lon Hodge. “If you talk to any veteran with a service pet, they’ll tell you their dog saved their life,” Hodge said.
ORLANDO — Back to Orlando, still with no time for the theme parks. Stevenson High School’s chapter of the Business Professionals of America was in the Sunshine State May 8-12 for the organization’s National Leadership Conference.
Former 10th District Congressman Bob Dold announced last week that he will run again in 2014, seeking to reclaim the seat he lost to U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-10th) last November in the north suburban congressional district.
LINCOLNSHIRE — No one was hurt, and property damage was minimal, when one of the industrial businesses in the Lincolnshire Corporate Center experienced a fire Tuesday.
A back wall of one of the buildings at Nichols Aluminum, 200 Schelter Road, started smoking at about 9:20 …
LINCOLNSHIRE — Lincolnshire has put out a call for developers interested in two parcels sandwiching the Fresh Market grocery under construction at Milwaukee Avenue and Half Day Road.
NORTHBROOK — More than a few giant steps backward are needed to admire the new colorful and meaningful mural at Solomon Schechter Day School in Northbrook.