February 2022

‘Biden’s crack pipes’ uproar…

“Safe smoking kits” are handed out in the hope of cutting down on disease transmission…
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Lake Michigan ice coverage may be nearing…

Lake Michigan’s ice cover hit 37% last week and has appeared in the form of pancakes,…
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot slow to hire a…

It's "a big problem for a position where independence is absolutely crucial," one reformer…
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Lake County sheriff says drunken bus…

Bus driver was taking students home from Barrington School District 220′s Prairie Middle…
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Man shot girlfriend’s neighbor in…

According to prosecutors, the day before the shooting, the two women had made complaints…
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Students organize walkout at Niles…

Students organized a walkout at Niles West High School in Skokie Feb. 18 to protest racial…
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How a little-known provision in the…

The new law requires sheriffs to be certified law enforcement officers but exempts those…
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Charles Boone, Gary’s first Black…

Boone served as chief for the late Mayor Richard G. Hatcher, the first Black mayor in…
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Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez…

The state charges stem from a Sept. 18 incident in which Crown Point Police officers…
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s statewide school…

Gov. J.B. Pritzker's mask mandate for schools has been undone by two court decisions,…
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Wetland mitigation can be beneficial,…

Wetland mitigation can be beneficial, but not all projects are equal, environmentalists…
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When should public land be sold? Environmentalists…

Neighbors and advocates are worried about the sale of 52 acres of savanna to the Waukegan…
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