Lake County News Sun Latest news from Lake County News Sun Online en-us (Editor) Lake County News Sun 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Mini Abe gets celebrity treatment in Lake County ]]> Lead story image

He only stands about 12 inches tall — maybe a bit taller in his trademark stovepipe hat — so he could get lost in a crowd pretty easily. But Mini Abe was still hard to miss at Six Flags Great America this week as the Illinois Office of Tourism icon paid the first of what is expected to be a series of summertime visits to Lake County. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:16:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Tempel Farms dancing Lippizan season opens ]]> Lead story image

At Tempel Farms, where public performances of the dancing horses return this weekend, trainer Ted Goad said the movements in dressage reflect what the nimble, thickset horses would do if left to their own devices. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:40:12 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man killed by freight train was crossing pedestrian walkway ]]> Lead story image

Police are still investigating the death of a man who was struck and killed by a northbound freight train near the West Lake Forest Train Station on Waukegan Road around 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, June 19. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:50:43 -0500 <![CDATA[ Third defendant indicted in Lake County car burglary ring ]]>

A third person was indicted this week by a Lake County Grand jury in a string of car burglaries that was broken by the Bannockburn Police Department and other Lake County area agencies in March. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:58:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lake County’s 100 Club protects families of those who protect ]]> Lead story image

For the help and protection Lake County police officers, firefighters and paramedics provide, The 100 Club of Lake County wants to say thanks. They do so by providing financial assistance to families of first responders killed in the line of duty, as well as offering college scholarships to their spouses and children. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:39:48 -0500 <![CDATA[ Former teacher spared prison with sexual abuse guilty plea ]]> Lead story image

A former Grant High School teacher was sentenced to 30 months probation Thursday for the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old student at the Fox Lake school. Amber Kraus, 30, of Mundelein, pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:39:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ Talk of the County: Waukegan’s mayoral car deal is better than Zion’s ballpark mess ]]>

Reader submission: “Regarding the complaints from the citizens against the mayor of Waukegan. What about the mayor of Zion? He spent all the taxpayers money on that ball park which was never a success.” ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:05:14 -0500 <![CDATA[ Coroner testing dead man’s DNA to confirm identity ]]>

Lake County Coroner is performing an autopsy to determine whether body found near Gurnee is that of missing bicyclist. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:39:18 -0500 <![CDATA[ Police tight lipped about ‘shots fired’ near Gurnee ]]>

The Lake County Sheriff’s office confirmed there was a “shots fired” incident about 8:35 p.m. from the 34000 block of Eastings Way, a subdivision just south of Washington Street on Hunt Club Road. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:45:32 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lindenhurst man faces child porn charges ]]> Lead story image

A Lindenhurst man is the latest to be charged in a state initiative to track down the most active offenders in downloading and trading child pornography online. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:38:46 -0500 <![CDATA[ School board mulls name options for new preschool at former armory ]]> Lead story image

As the Waukegan Public School District prepares the former Marine Corps Reserve Center on McAree Road to reopen as a preschool later this summer, officials have started discussions on what exactly to name the facility. Names of former Waukegan educators were among those on an early list recommended by District 60 officials. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:39:58 -0500