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[ 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 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26882415-474/remembering-a-theater-visionary.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26882415-474/remembering-a-theater-visionary.html <![CDATA[ Waukegan shows it knows what progress is ]]>

EDITORIAL: The blight of derelict homes in Waukegan got to be blight because the city paid too little attention for decades. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:40:06 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26845511-474/waukegan-shows-it-knows-what-progress-is.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26845511-474/waukegan-shows-it-knows-what-progress-is.html <![CDATA[ Talk of the County ]]>

Costner irony: Do other area residents see the irony of the movie “Draft Day”? Kevin Costner plays a general manager of a professional sports team who will do whatever is necessary for his team to succeed. This compared to his real-life lack of involvement in letting his own Lake County Fielders team go down the tubes? ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:40:26 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26782461-418/talk-of-the-county.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26782461-418/talk-of-the-county.html <![CDATA[ Something is wrong in sheriff’s department ]]>

EDITORIAL: Whatever the employment future holds for Lake County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Morrison, the evidence in the recent Merit Commission hearing was shocking. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:44:55 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26761655-474/something-is-wrong-in-sheriffs-department.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26761655-474/something-is-wrong-in-sheriffs-department.html <![CDATA[ Waukegan teachers respond to District 60 letter ]]>

It is unfortunate that this District sent out a letter and attempted to demonize the teachers in the press by insinuating that because they are asking for fair and reasonable compensation, they are being “greedy.” In response to the District’s letter, I want to provide you with the Union’s perspective. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:38:25 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26848027-474/waukegan-teachers-respond-to-district-60-letter.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26848027-474/waukegan-teachers-respond-to-district-60-letter.html <![CDATA[ Talk of the County ]]>

Cruel move: I don’t think removing cigarettes from soldiers fighting overseas makes any sense. It is hard enough for one to quit smoking under the most ideal situation. Removing cigarettes from the valiant men and women on the front lines is cruel. How often do you sneak a smoke, Mr. 0bama? ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:45:16 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26760177-418/talk-of-the-county.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26760177-418/talk-of-the-county.html <![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 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26840053-474/accident-victim-thankful-for-emts.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26840053-474/accident-victim-thankful-for-emts.html <![CDATA[ Talk of the County ]]>

Hole in the wall: Regarding the article “Change for the better.” Zion needs to get the state police and the national guard to go through all of those Section 8 housing projects and arrest every thug that’s living in those dumps. ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:40:29 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26757877-418/talk-of-the-county.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26757877-418/talk-of-the-county.html <![CDATA[ It’s time for passing ‘Kephart’s Law’ ]]>

EDITORIAL: Technology eventually catches up to the evil that humans inflict on one another, but developing the will to employ technological shields can be interminable. ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:40:39 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26758322-474/its-time-for-passing-kepharts-law.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26758322-474/its-time-for-passing-kepharts-law.html <![CDATA[ Talk of the County ]]>

Kudos to athletes: Congratulations to North Chicago High School. You’ve made us all very proud. All the athletes in Lake County have conducted themselves as professionals and adults. I wish them all a bright future in the pearls of whatever road they may travel. Thank you so much, Lake County athletes. ]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 02:30:17 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26738039-418/talk-of-the-county.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26738039-418/talk-of-the-county.html <![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 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26776379-474/generation-next-talks-about-pot.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26776379-474/generation-next-talks-about-pot.html <![CDATA[ Legislature wrestles with the quota bear ]]>

EDITORIAL: Until we have a better method to determine value, police most usually are judged by how often they arrest wrongdoers. The Illinois Legislature is wrestling that bear right now. ]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:20:15 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26758321-474/legislature-wrestles-with-the-quota-bear.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26758321-474/legislature-wrestles-with-the-quota-bear.html <![CDATA[ Talk of the County ]]>

Why the gas hike? I just received my bill from North Shore Gas. The last bill I received said the cost of natural gas per therm was going up from roughly 55 cents a therm to 88 cents a therm. Now on this bill, it says the rate is going up to $1.22 cents a therm. ]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:20:37 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26737931-418/talk-of-the-county.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26737931-418/talk-of-the-county.html <![CDATA[ School ratings leave lots of puzzles ]]>

EDITORIAL: By definition, every list that ranks how well American schools are doing will make some people happy and others less so. ]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:42:45 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26758398-474/school-ratings-leave-lots-of-puzzles.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26758398-474/school-ratings-leave-lots-of-puzzles.html <![CDATA[ Talk of the County ]]>

Ice-fishing litter: I am a Gages Lake homeowner and am shocked to see ice fishermen leave several of their buckets on the ice to just fall into the lake as the lake thaws. Shame on you. ]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:42:26 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26715645-418/talk-of-the-county.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26715645-418/talk-of-the-county.html <![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 http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26736197-474/timely-tip-get-your-kicks-on-route-37.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/opinions/26736197-474/timely-tip-get-your-kicks-on-route-37.html