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[ Remembering a theater ‘visionary’ ]]> Lead story image

DAN MORAN: Ray Shepardson died this week, 10 years after the theater preservationist departed the Genesee Theatre restoration project in acrimony and left behind a story of civic struggle and success that unfolds to this day. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:40:16 -0500 <![CDATA[ Accident victim thankful for EMTs ]]>

DAN MORAN: No one wants to become a headline in an unplanned way, especially in the middle of a volunteer community event that you would prefer to have all the attention. ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:40:18 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘Generation Next’ talks about pot ]]>

DAN MORAN: Back in the 1970s, when not only Cheech but also Chong were household names, legalization of the duo’s trademark substance seemed to be days, if not hours, from happening. ]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:20:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Timely tip: Get your kicks on Route 37 ]]>

DAN MORAN: Get hip to this timely tip: When you make that Kenosha trip, get your kicks on Route 37. Not exactly the catchy rhyme penned by Bobby Troup and crooned by everyone from Nat King Cole to the Rolling Stones. ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:36:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ Yellow ‘petals’ a sure sign of spring ]]>

DAN MORAN: A sure sign of spring is the appearance of tulips as they tentatively poke their heads through the rough post-winter soil — or maybe it’s an unsure sign, because they sometimes get dumped on by a freak April snowstorm. ]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:28:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Creek Canyon: A Life List must ]]>

If the Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains had a baby, it would look like Oak Creek Canyon, a collection of kaleidoscope-colored bluffs and hardy pine trees around a tumbling river near Sedona, Arizona. ]]> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 02:15:56 -0500 <![CDATA[ North Chicago No. 14 on ‘Safest Cities’ list ]]>

DAN MORAN: In an age where the Internet spreads information faster and farther than a sneeze sends out a cold, civic leaders hold their breath whenever they see a headline like “100 Most Dangerous Cities in America.” ]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:36:36 -0500 <![CDATA[ Grit teeth when navigating detour ]]>

DAN MORAN: Last week was spring break for most if not all of the Lake County academic community, and evidence that it had come to a crashing halt could be found in two key realities. ]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:35:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ Who’s to blame for low voter turnout? ]]>

DAN MORAN: After uploading the final numbers on Primary Day 2014, Lake County Clerk Willard Helander posted the following good-night message on Facebook: “All done; thanks to all who worked and those few who voted.” ]]> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 02:23:54 -0500 <![CDATA[ Gripes from an occasional Metra rider ]]>

DAN MORAN: You’re no doubt as surprised as anyone to find out that there’s a real, live election taking place today, primarily for the purpose of justifying Bruce Rauner’s complete and total control of your television set for the past six months. ]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 02:31:18 -0500 <![CDATA[ Route 53 tucked away in Tollway report ]]> Lead story image

DAN MORAN: Just in time for the St. Patrick’s Weekend shopping season, the Illinois Tollway is out with a perfect stocking stuffer: Its 2013 Annual Report, titled “Building a Better Future … 60 Years and Counting.” ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:08:06 -0500 <![CDATA[ We may be in for an extreme spring ]]>

DAN MORAN: It’s still mid-March, but I have an April Fool’s joke for you. Or so we must hope. ]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:58:07 -0500 <![CDATA[ Missing the thrill of navigation ]]>

DAN MORAN: If you grew up in or around Chicago and are of a certain age, you might remember when the S-Curve was truly an S-Curve — and the mix of thrill and terror from driving through it. ]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 06:07:14 -0500 <![CDATA[ Clockwise calls out for artwork ]]>

DAN MORAN: Jared Leto made a splash last weekend by winning an Academy Award for his performance in “Dallas Buyers Club” as a transgender AIDS patient. It was a role that obviously resonated positively in some circles and negatively in others. ]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:09:30 -0500 <![CDATA[ Mother Nature dictates arrival of spring ]]>

DAN MORAN: The good cheer spread far and wide on social media as Lake County woke up to a March 5 with four more inches of snow on top of a foot already on the ground. ]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:10:21 -0500 <![CDATA[ Gasoline receipts tell the story ]]>

DAN MORAN: Children of the Cold War will recall it as the Ukraine, kind of like the Netherlands or the Philippines or the Chain O’ Lakes. Now our children are being told that it is simply Ukraine, and everyone was told on Monday that rising tension in that neighbor of Russia was the reason oil spiked up $2 a barrel. ]]> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 06:11:50 -0500