Arts & Entertainment
Make the most of the last days of summer with these festivals, fairs and fiestas in suburban Chicago.
July 25 3:20 p.m. |
Aggrego News Service
In 1998, more than 250,000 attended the Lake County Fair. Granted, it is now a five-day festival rather than a six-day one, but for whatever reason, 200,000 visitors is the stuff of memories. In 2009, attendance was 138,000. It dropped below the 100,000 mark in 2011 and remains there.
July 25 11:59 a.m. |
Stevenson senior Sophia Way is not on any list of Illinois’s highest-ranked girls basketball players.
July 24 4:44 p.m. |
Hi, my name is Alana. I attend school in the Hawthorn District. I am doing a community service project collecting new school supplies and gently used backpacks with working zippers. All of the supplies will go to Lake County area schools.
In an era day when Congressional gridlock makes passage of legislation difficult, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) saw a unanimous vote on the second bill he has authored since he took office in 2013.
July 23 5:03 p.m. |
Police officers from throughout Lake County are learning how to use a Narcan (Naloxone) nasal spray, which can reverse the effects of an overdose caused by opiates like heroin and pain killers.
July 22 8 p.m. |
With some of the area’s largest corporations considering taking their headquarters to foreign soil, both Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and his challenger, former Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth), want to see government action.
Reforming the corporate tax code and specific legislation to curb the incentive for American corporations to move overseas and take advantage of lower corporate taxes has emerged as a leading issue in this rematch for the 10th Congressional District seat between Dold and Schneider Nov. 4.
July 22 2:54 p.m. |
At the request of a defense attorney, a sentencing hearing scheduled Tuesday for a Round Lake Beach man convicted of sexually assaulting a resident of Lambs Farm near Libertyville was delayed until September.
July 22 11:35 a.m. |
In a battle stretching the length of Lake Michigan, Windquest outdueled Il Mostro for first-to-finish honors in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.
Arts & Entertainment
If you want to see a real live cow, or watch a pig race, or see cars smash each other up, there’s no place like the county fair.
July 19 1:15 p.m. |