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[ Students learn the benefits of green roof gardens ]]> Lead story image

Sure there was some extra credit involved, and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Chicago’s Uncommon Ground, the country’s first certified organic rooftop farm, but Karly Cimmarusti, 19, of Vernon Hills just wanted to find out about green roofs. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:34:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ Prosecutors claim DNA samples tie man to murder ]]> Lead story image

DNA samples of blood taken from Fred Reckling’s stolen Lincoln Town Car match the Chicago man charged with the Waukegan business owner’s murder, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday as the trial of Hezekiah Whitfield got underway. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:46:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ All lanes of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville to close May 2 ]]> Lead story image

Milwaukee Avenue traffic will take a big hit on May 2 when all lanes of traffic will be closed for emergency repair work on the railroad crossing in downtown Libertyville. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:46:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Crime Stoppers seek fugitive accused of burglary ]]> Lead story image

Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office/Warrants Division are seeking the public’s help in learning the whereabouts of Tarquin C. Saunders. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:46:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Talk of the County ]]>

Welcome in my neighborhood: Jerry Hobbs and Juan Rivera are welcome to live in my neighborhood and I’m sure other people with brains would welcome them, too. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:46:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Mundelein High School to host event for first-generation college students ]]>

Mundelein High School is continuing its push to help first generation college students. The school will host a “Taste of College” informational forum from 5:45 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:44:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man sentenced to 30 months probation for sex assault ]]> Lead story image

A former North Chicago man charged with sexually assaulting two students at Lake Forest High School, where he worked with drama students, was sentenced to 30 months of felony probation under a plea deal approved Tuesday. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:44:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Judge refuses plea deal in case of sex abuse of a minor ]]> Lead story image

A Lake County Circuit Court judge refused to approve a plea deal presented Tuesday for a 75-year-old Lake Villa man charged with the aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:44:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Dog-killer sentenced to 3 1/2 years for ‘horrific crime’ ]]> Lead story image

Following an emotional hearing on Martin Keller’s anger-fueled killing of a dog in Lake Villa, the Kenosha, Wis., man was sentenced to three and a half years in prison Tuesday for animal torture under a plea deal accepted by a Lake County Circuit Court judge. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:44:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Waukegan plans watercraft restrictions on Municipal Beach ]]> Lead story image

With Memorial Day weekend a month away, the City Council’s Lakefront/Beach Committee conducted its inaugural meeting on Monday, April 21, to address issues like personal watercraft operating in the swimming area of Municipal Beach. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:44:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Gurnee trustees scuttle beauty parlor request ]]>

Village of Gurnee trustees denied a special use permit Monday night for Sky Spa, a beauty parlor — personal care center specializing in facial rejuvenation, anti-aging treatments, and therapeutic massage services. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:44:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ National Infant Immunizations week begins April 26 ]]> Lead story image

Each year, numerous vaccine-preventable illnesses are reported in Illinois. Certain diseases, such as measles, are making a comeback as some parents choose to either delay or decline vaccinations for their children. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:44:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lake Villa Twp. fire station open house set for April 27 ]]> Lead story image

An open house Sunday at the new Lake Villa Fire Protection District station on Route 59 just south of Grand Avenue will showcase the fourth facility that is the final step in the fire district’s grand plan. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:44:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bulletin Board ]]>

Wednesday, April 23: Antioch Park Board meets 7 p.m., 874 Main St. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:44:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Police Beat ]]>

Jon Kickel, 26, 286 Anita Ave., Apt. 207, was charged with retail theft from Walmart and referred to adjudication court. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:44:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jury won’t see crime scene of Round Lake Beach murder ]]> Lead story image

A judge denied a defense motion Monday to allow the jury in the upcoming murder trial of Jose Rebollar-Vergara to visit the Round Lake Beach crime scene where the murder occurred. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:47:49 -0500