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 By Elroy Reed    News    November 9, 2018

Blue Wave Sweeps Illinois in Mid-Term Election

What is being dubbed as the Blue Wave, Democrats swept the state level mid-term elections with JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton winning over Bruce Rauner by about three thousand votes. While...

 
 By Elroy Reed    News    October 12, 2018

City and Township Recognize Zinnia Contest Winners

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the City of Zion and the Zion Township presented certificates, medallions, plaques and awards to winners of the Zinnias for Zion contest. In March, the Zion City Council...

 
 By Elroy Reed    News    October 12, 2018

News Around Town

Jail Visitor Entrance Relocated Effective today, due to the ongoing renovations at the Lake County Jail, the public entrance is being moved to the lobby of the Community Based Corrections Center (CBCC), 15 South Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Waukegan....

 

Quinceañera is a Mexican Tradition

Lorely Fajardo, daughter of Armando and Grindy Fajardo, a Zion-Benton Township High School student celebrated the fiesta de quince años, or most commonly called the quinceañera. It is a traditional...

 
 By Elroy Reed    News    August 3, 2018

Pritzker Tours Midwest Veterans Close

Gubernatorial Candidate, J. B. Pritzker toured the Midwest Veterans Closet in North Chicago on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the request of Mary Carmody, the Veterans Closet's Founder and Executive...

 
 By Elroy Reed    News    August 3, 2018

Aaron Lawlor, County Board Chair Checks Into Drug Rehab Center

According to officials of the County of Lake, County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor announced that he would be on a 30-day leave of absence to receive treatment at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation...

 
 By Elroy Reed    Our Town    August 3, 2018

Lions Club Sponsors Special Fishing Trip

Winthrop Harbor Lions Club will sponsor a Chartered Fishing Trip for the Vision Impaired. The event will be held Saturday, August 4th. The purpose of the trip is to engage individuals with vision impa...

 
 By Elroy Reed    News    July 20, 2018

"Dog in The Dumpster" Sparks Outrage

Cars filled the City of Zion's parking and overflowed to PNC Bank's lot as animal right activist filled City Hall during the July 17, 2018 council meeting to express outrage over reported conditions...

 
 By Elroy Reed    News    June 22, 2018

Applebee's In Zion Closes

Without an official announcement, the Applebee's location at 21st and Sheridan Road abruptly closed in early June, joining the more than 50 Applebee's to close in the last year in the US. "We are long...

 
 By Elroy Reed    Business    June 8, 2018

I Will Not Seek Re-Election

Who many are calling the most progressive Mayor in the History of Zion, The Honorable Mayor Al Hill, made an announcement at the June 6, 2018 City Council meeting that he will not be seeking a second...

 
 By Elroy Reed    News    May 25, 2018

Shirley McDaniel, 50-year Employee Retirees

On May 17, 2018, The Grove at the Lake celebrated Shirley McDaniel, 81, with a retirement ceremony for her 50 years of dedicated service. Shirley began as a Certified Nursing Assistant on January 28,...

 
 By Elroy Reed    News    May 18, 2018

Stop the Landfill Expansion

Residents of the Northeast corner of Illinois, and west Winthrop Harbor residents, attended the City Council meeting on May 15, 2018 to complain of the planned expansion of Advance Disposal Services of Zion’s landfill. The group, Winthrop Harbor...

 

Time To Plant Your Zinnias

Spring has sprung, and now's the time to plant in your garden Zinnias. City officials voted on March 20, 2018 to name the Zinnia, a flower native to the United States and South America, the official...

 
 By Elroy Reed    News    May 4, 2018

Rebuilding Together

Charitable Organization Repairs Low-Income Housing for Free Rebuilding Together, formerly Christmas in April, is a national program where volunteers come together and paint, repair and or remodel...

 
 By Elroy Reed    News    May 4, 2018

Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Hosts Mayor's Luncheon

The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce held their annual Mayor's Luncheon at the Shepard's Crook Golf Resort in Winthrop Harbor in April. The event featured community reports from each Mayor in the region...

 

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Passes

One of the nation's most loved First Ladies of the White House, Barbara Bush died Aril 17, 2018 at the age of 92. According to a statement released by the Office of President George H.W. Bush, Mrs....

 
 By Elroy Reed    News    April 20, 2018

North Shore Elite Cheer Team To Get Commemorative Sign

April 17, 2018 The City of Zion unanimously passed a resolution to place a commemorative sign recognizing the North Shore Elite Cheer team at the entrance of the City of Zion. Commissioner Fischer...

 
 By Elroy Reed    Opinion    April 13, 2018

Rat Drenched Milk

There is a story told by the ole folks about a woman who lived out in the country many years ago. She had a husband and several healthy children. She made a trip to the grocery store one day and purchased among many items a can of Carnation Evaporate...

 
 By Elroy Reed    News    March 30, 2018

CLC Trustees Names New Conference Center Eleanor Murkey Community Center

Vernon Hills – March 27, 2018, The College of Lake County's Board of Trustees, at their monthly meeting, voted unanimously to name the soon-to-be-constructed community conference center at the...

 

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