Lake County News Sun http://newssun.suntimes.com Latest news from Lake County News Sun Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) http://newssun.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/newssun.gif Lake County News Sun http://newssun.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Already planning for next school year ]]>

DAN MORAN: The 2013-14 school year is winding down, with high school graduations starting as early as this weekend and teachers everywhere exhausting their lesson plans and starting to show more educational movies, like “Frozen.” ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:50:07 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/27441505-474/already-planning-for-next-school-year.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/27441505-474/already-planning-for-next-school-year.html <![CDATA[ For Jaclyn, retribution is the only justice left ]]>

EDITORIAL: From the courtroom visitor’s gallery, some trials seem like an artificial jumble of tactics, feints, theatrics and high-priced lawyer nonsense. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:05:14 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28145081-474/for-jaclyn-retribution-is-the-only-justice-left.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28145081-474/for-jaclyn-retribution-is-the-only-justice-left.html <![CDATA[ Talk of the County: ‘Waukegan is going nowhere’ ]]>

Reader submission: Waukegan “is nothing but a dump town. Worse yet, a dump town that is broke. Have our politicians ever give any thought to cutting back on expenses instead of increasing our taxes or adding new penalties to make us pay more for various things?” ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:32:36 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28154267-474/talk-of-the-county-waukegan-is-going-nowhere.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28154267-474/talk-of-the-county-waukegan-is-going-nowhere.html <![CDATA[ Dan Moran: Join me in reviving the Antioch Theatre ]]> Lead story image

I haven’t been to the 95-year-old movie house in 10 years, but to right this wrong, I am here today to pledge my moral and possibly even financial support to the Kickstarter.com campaign to raise the final $65,000 needed to bring the Antioch Theatre back to life. ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:32:36 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28155916-474/dan-moran-join-me-in-reviving-the-antioch-theatre.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28155916-474/dan-moran-join-me-in-reviving-the-antioch-theatre.html <![CDATA[ Talk of the County: Waukegan beach can pound sand ]]>

Reader submission: “The Kenosha counties, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff have miles of free access to many beaches that are very well maintained and open to the public. The Waukegan beach is terrible in comparison.” ]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:13:38 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28114387-474/talk-of-the-county-waukegan-beach-can-pound-sand.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28114387-474/talk-of-the-county-waukegan-beach-can-pound-sand.html <![CDATA[ Trading trees for ‘progress’ seems odd in Lake Forest ]]>

EDITORIAL: If the village leaders in Lake Forest get their way and chop down 400 trees to make way for a grocery store, that’s their business. ]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:13:38 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28114459-474/trading-trees-for-progress-seems-odd-in-lake-forest.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28114459-474/trading-trees-for-progress-seems-odd-in-lake-forest.html <![CDATA[ Dan Moran: Don’t follow me into the bike tunnel ]]> Lead story image

The pedestrian/bike underpass at Rollins Road west of Route 45 is not yet open to the public, but that doesn’t mean News-Sun columnist Dan Moran hasn’t tried to “borrow” the use of the tunnel. ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:10:06 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28114931-418/dan-moran-dont-follow-me-into-the-bike-tunnel.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28114931-418/dan-moran-dont-follow-me-into-the-bike-tunnel.html <![CDATA[ Warren used Fernando Valenzuela magic for state title ]]> Lead story image

EDITORIAL: Most championship high school softball teams are built on a dominating single pitcher and, in this case, it’s Jana Wagner who won 16 games for the Warren High School Devils, including the state title clincher and the semifinal over the weekend. ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:10:06 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28114431-474/warren-used-fernando-valenzuela-magic-for-state-title.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28114431-474/warren-used-fernando-valenzuela-magic-for-state-title.html <![CDATA[ Talk of the County: Dear Gov. Quinn, rebuild North Chicago ]]>

Reader submission: “With the little time you have left in office, pick one town that needs a lot of help — North Chicago. Instead of tearing down those 30 houses, rehab them for the seniors who will help the community. They will revitalize the city ...” ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:10:06 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28112035-474/talk-of-the-county-dear-gov-quinn-rebuild-north-chicago.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28112035-474/talk-of-the-county-dear-gov-quinn-rebuild-north-chicago.html <![CDATA[ Gas price hike? Hit the road, Jack ]]>

DAN MORAN: Boom go the gas prices as tensions mount in Iraq. Long memories hark back to August 1990, when we woke up one morning to the shock of paying $1.40 at the pump thanks to that whole thing in Kuwait. ]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:35:43 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28054973-474/gas-price-hike-hit-the-road-jack.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28054973-474/gas-price-hike-hit-the-road-jack.html <![CDATA[ How to celebrate the greatest dads ]]>

EDITORIAL: If your father remains the adult male you know best and admire most, congratulations. ]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:54:18 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/27971533-474/how-to-celebrate-the-greatest-dads.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/27971533-474/how-to-celebrate-the-greatest-dads.html <![CDATA[ Tragedy spurs common sense school CPR rules ]]>

EDITORIAL: You might wonder why legislatures ignore problems for decades even when the common sense solution is obvious. ]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:33:07 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/27971526-474/tragedy-spurs-common-sense-school-cpr-rules.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/27971526-474/tragedy-spurs-common-sense-school-cpr-rules.html <![CDATA[ Reader pokes (pot)holes in ‘Amstutz is smooth’ column ]]> Lead story image

“You obviously do not travel on this road with your motor vehicle on a daily basis like I do,” wrote Abbott Park employee Darren Bieda. “Every day I wonder if the suspension on my car is going to be damaged traveling on this road. Between the dips, bumps, and potholes, I’m actually surprised there are not accidents every day. ]]> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:21:55 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28013821-474/reader-pokes-potholes-in-amstutz-is-smooth-column.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/28013821-474/reader-pokes-potholes-in-amstutz-is-smooth-column.html <![CDATA[ Listen to your body and check your heart ]]>

EDITORIAL: Sudden death does not always rattle its warning like an angry rattlesnake. But there are often signs. ]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:28:01 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/27971314-474/listen-to-your-body-and-check-your-heart.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/27971314-474/listen-to-your-body-and-check-your-heart.html <![CDATA[ Editorial: Coal rules might be first step to save ourselves ]]>

Energy lobbyists predicted calamity if their industry was not protected against the trends of newly hatched technology. Any fundamental change would reduce jobs, cost millions and damage the larger economy. ]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:58:36 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/27869296-474/editorial-coal-rules-might-be-first-step-to-save-ourselves.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/27869296-474/editorial-coal-rules-might-be-first-step-to-save-ourselves.html <![CDATA[ The Amstutz is Tour de France smooth ]]> Lead story image

Dan Moran: The “Bike the Amstutz,” a two-hour ride every June when the expressway is closed to motorized traffic and opened to bicycles, is a unique, relaxing and truly family-friendly experience that should be experienced. ]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:58:36 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/27972382-474/the-amstutz-is-tour-de-france-smooth.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/27972382-474/the-amstutz-is-tour-de-france-smooth.html