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Downtown Antioch packed for Easter parade, egg hunt

There were 32 units in Antioch’s Easter parade, which saved the best for last — an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Many paradegoers followed the bunny north on Main Street for the Easter egg hunt in Williams Park.

‘Annoying’ Beiber song put to good use by Waukegan High students


Passing periods at Waukegan High School’s two buildings have never been this polarizing. While some students show off their moves to the hit song “Baby” by Justin Bieber, others show their disgust by walking just a little bit faster to their next class. But it’s all for a good cause.

School Notes

Mundelein High School senior Elana Green took first place for the second year in a row at the SkillsUSA state competition held recently.

Cat and dog saved from the freezing cold


Kids may rejoice when they have a no-school day, but for a special cat, this meant life.

Waukegan Public Library to host Gold Medal Gala


The Waukegan Public Library staff isn’t done boasting about the prestigious award it won last year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Medal. To celebrate the culmination of the library’s success, a Gold Medal Gala is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Sat., April 26, at the Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan.

People in Uniform

Air Force Airman Reginald Roberts Jr., son of Reginald Roberts Sr. of Gurnee and Shondra Simmons of North Aurora, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

College Notes

Allison Fink of Highwood received a New Graduate Student Scholarship (Spring 2014) for the 2013-14 academic year at Emporia State University in Kansas.


The following students have recently graduated from their respective colleges or universities:

English classes create student activists


Sara Stojakovic is a Serbian who was born in Germany after her parents became refugees of the 1998 war in Kosovo. Both Serbian and Albanian cultures inhabit Kosovo, and disputes have risen for many decades over who gets control. Ethic cleansing in the whole region became a global issue in 1998.

Club Calendar

SUNDAY, April 20: Ela Historical Society 1 p.m. at 95 E. Main St., Lake Zurich. Details, (847) 438-2086.

Film student turns to hometown for inspiration, support


Lain Kienzle’s hometown of Lake Forest has often inspired her to seize opportunities and draw on the close-knit community to tackle life’s challenges.

Bits and pieces can be found at Warren-Newport Library craft swap


If patches of fabric, loose buttons and clippings of scrapbook paper are loitering the drawers and corners of a home, the annual craft swap at the Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee might be the answer.

School Notes

Lake Forest: Mary Hale of Lake Forest Academy was chosen to receive the 2D award for her photography, which was featured in the “Emerging Artists” exhibition at the Deer Path Art League. She will receive her award from the Lake Forest mayor on April 21.

1903 Waukegan High graduation program returns home


The motto for Waukegan High School graduates in 1903 may have been “Ever Forward, Never Backward,” but this month a program from that year’s graduation has school officials looking back in time.

The following have applied for marriage licenses at the Lake County clerk’s office:

Opportunities abound to celebrate Earth Week


Families have three great opportunities to be part of the Earth Week Celebration at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.