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  • Students help launch wrestling program at Rochelle Zell

    Students help launch wrestling program at Rochelle Zell

    Eli Ecanow of Long Grove and Ben Lesch of Evanston didn't know each other before enrolling at Rochelle Zell, but they had the same desire: They wanted to be high school wrestlers. They both had taken lesson in jiujitsu growing up. However, Rochelle Zell did not have a wrestling team when Ecanow...

  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Thursday, Dec. 14

    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. THURSDAY'S EVENTS HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL Round Lake JV at Rochelle Zell, 7 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Libertyville at Lake Forest, 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY'S RESULT HIGH...

  • Bringing his 'A' game: Freshman Amar Aguillard sparks Zion-Benton past Stevenson

    Bringing his 'A' game: Freshman Amar Aguillard sparks Zion-Benton past Stevenson

    Not one. Not two. But three. Three 3-pointers, that is. Three consecutive Zion-Benton possessions in the third quarter of Tuesday's North Suburban game against Stevenson ended the same way: with a 3-pointer by freshman Amar Augillard. "The basket kept getting bigger and bigger every time I shot...

  • Frantic finish: Dana Lundtveit delivers game-winner for Warren

    Frantic finish: Dana Lundtveit delivers game-winner for Warren

    Warren junior Dana Lundtveit remains uncertain on her main sport. Basketball or volleyball? A three-year varsity basketball player, Lundtveit also is a two-year varsity volleyball veteran. The 6-foot-1 Lundtveit said she might be leaning toward basketball after scoring the winning basket in Tuesday's...

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Photos: Waukegan native, author Ray Bradbury

Author Ray Bradbury, who died in June 2012 at age 91, was the author of such novels as "Fahrenheit 451" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes." Bradbury lived in Waukegan during his early years and used the town as the basis for his Green Town novels.More

  • Photo gallery: A history of Gurnee

    Photo gallery: A history of Gurnee

    Settlers began coming to the area that would eventually become Gurnee in 1835. Named after former Chicago Mayor Walter S. Gurnee, who may not have ever even been there, the village has become a destination in the Chicago area, thanks to Six Flags Great America and Gurnee Mills. Take a stroll through...

  • Photo gallery: A history of Waukegan

    Photo gallery: A history of Waukegan

    Waukegan's first settler, Thomas Jenkins, moved into a log cabin in 1835, according to the Waukegan Historical Society. The railroad came to town in 1855, and the city was incorporated four years later. Now the county seat of Lake County, Waukegan boasts a population of just under 90,000.

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  • Step into the past at High Tea with Gerri

    Step into the past at High Tea with Gerri

    Rhett Butler, when he left Tara at the end of "Gone with the Wind," said he wanted to see "if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace." He would find kindred spirits at High Tea with Gerri in Long Grove, where they party — in British style — like it's 1842. Here, bedecked...

  • Great Train Show chugs into Grayslake

    Great Train Show chugs into Grayslake

    Young children can hop aboard Thomas the Tank Engine and take a ride during the Great Train Show Dec. 30 and 31 at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake. Thomas, the riding train, is usually reserved for the largest exhibition show held every three or four years in Schaumburg by Train Show, Inc.,...

  • Lipizzan fans get up close to stallions, trainers during winter tours

    Lipizzan fans get up close to stallions, trainers during winter tours

    Visitors to Tempel Farms for a behind-the-scenes tour of the place that houses and trains the famous Lipizzan horses will first walk through the unique, horseshoe-shaped barn built in the mid-1930s. But even more exciting, according to Emily Riccio, is the chance to pet the stallions, and later...

  • Ring in the new year with fun

    Ring in the new year with fun

    Looking for a unique activity to ring in the new year in the Lake County area and can be enjoyed by adults, couples or families? There's still time to make plans to join in the merriment. For example, skirting up against Gander Mountain Forest Preserve in Lake County is Wilmot Mountain ski resort,...

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  • Selle: Bah, humbug — ripped off by credit card fraudsters

    Selle: Bah, humbug — ripped off by credit card fraudsters

    I hope the grifters that charged upward of $2,000 on my credit card enjoyed their shopping and dining spree last month. The credit card issuer certainly didn't appreciate the crooks ripping me and them off. My case of credit card fraud is a cautionary tale as Lake Countians wind their way from...

  • Moran: Celebrating all things Illinois despite being tempted otherwise

    Moran: Celebrating all things Illinois despite being tempted otherwise

    From "California Girls" by The Beach Boys to "California Gurls" by Katy Perry and/or Snoop Dogg, the state of California is so celebrated in song that the topic has its own Wikipedia page, with subchapters devoted to tunes about Los Angeles, San Francisco and "Other Locations, Cities and Streets."...

  • Talk of the County

    Talk of the County

    You get what you give What is wrong with people? Why do people have to come into a store and act like a bunch of blithering idiots. You rip open packages, drop stuff all over the floor and don't reach down to pick it up. You treat the sales associate like they're garbage under your feet, yet you...

  • Talk of the County

    Talk of the County

    Stay out There is a very simple solution for people complaining about inhumane conditions at the Lake County jail. Just respect other people, respect the law and you won't be in jail. Inhumane hunters First things first. I'm not against duck hunting on some of the lakes on the Chain o' Lakes. However,...

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