North Chicago High School sophomore Kaylyn Wilson was one of 20 students from her school who helped run a mobile food pantry that motored into their town this week. The young volunteers may not have known that 10,000 more people in Lake County are relying on food stamps this year compared to 2012, but they recognized the need around them, a need that many of them see every day. “You have to try to understand what people are going through,” Wilson said.
This blue Heeler is about 11 years old and lost his home because his guardian felt she could not longer care for the canine. Blue Man is neutered, up-to-date on routine shots and rabies, heartworm negative and on preventative and microchipped.
Kid’s Christmas: Faith Lutheran Church invites all children ages through 4th grade to participate in Christmas 4 Kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at 24300 Grass Lake Road. Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
A tasty gyro spot owned and operated by a couple of brothers is gearing up for expansion. Though painted blue and white, the colors of Greece, George’s Gyro, located in a former Mexican fast-food eatery, still imparts the bell outline at the top, and half-round windows on the front and sides.
Vista Health System officially opened the Vista Cancer Center on its campus in Lindenhurst this fall.
The following have applied for marriage licenses by the Lake County clerk’s office:
Zumba instructor Deanna Murphy said OneRepublic’s “Good Life” is among her favorite songs for closing out a class. It’s life-affirming, and this, after all, is at the core of Murphy’s fitness philosophy. It’s a philosophy the former Chicago Luvabull seems to spread like some sort of happy virus.
After you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey and taters and gravy and pie and — of course — stuffing, you might be ready to do penance before the next rush of holiday calories.
Christmas would not have been so exciting for some children this year because of family finances. But thanks to the Round Lake Beach Police Department, 50 of those children had the opportunity to celebrate early.
Nuts are generally considered bad choices for snacks because they’re so high in calories. It is why experts recommend avoiding cakes or desserts containing a high content of them, and why many of us keep them out of our diets.
Public health departments and healthcare organizations across the state, including the Lake County Health Department, are encouraging residents to get a flu shot during Vaccinate Illinois Week, Dec. 8-14, a statewide observance focused on educating the public about the importance of flu vaccines during the fall and winter months.
A group of Navy recruits stationed far from home at the Naval Station Great Lakes were treated to a special Thanksgiving dinner last week by a Lake Zurich church community.
Tim Becker, 18, son of Chris and Twyla Becker of Wildwood, earned his Eagle Scout badge and KA-BAR knife from the United States Marines Detachment, Lake County 801.
Meditation: Meditate with Dr. Om Johari at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at Cook Memorial Library, 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.
Just after the village tree-lighting ceremony Friday night, about 450 people came to see the first-ever Grayslake Giving Trees initiative display in the Grayslake Heritage Center and Historical Society Museum.
The Children’s Learning Center at CLC received a four-year competitive grant totaling $500,220 from the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) to provide child care for up to 40 low-income CLC students (20 each at the centers at the Grayslake and Lakeshore campuses).