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Articles from the June 8, 2018 edition

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 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... Full story

 

Billy McKinney Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Zion

Zion, Illinois (June 6, 2018) – Billy McKinney, a Zion resident and the Commissioner of Building, Property and Zoning, is running for Mayor of Zion. McKinney posted his intent to run for Mayor on... Full story

 

Griffin Johnson Joins Fire Department

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 New Firefighter/Paramedic, Griffin Johnson, was sworn in to serve in the Zion Fire Department. Pictured are L to R: Eric Montellano – Deputy Chief, Allan Eppers ... Full story

 

Tobacco Compliance Checks Results

The Lake County Sheriff's Office conducts tobacco compliance checks at establishments selling tobacco products throughout Lake County. The compliance checks are intended to ensure businesses vending tobacco are not selling to anyone under the age of... Full story

 

Man Arrested For Impersonating a Police Officer

On June 4, 2018, at approximately 6:15PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 5 Star Firearms, located in Benton Township, for a suspicious circumstance report. Employees called the Sheriff’s Office after an individual came into their... Full story

 

Rich Oates Hosts Bike Auction

Rich Oates, former Assistant Principal at Central Middle School, District 6, is back with the city, cutting grass. He said he has been retired now for 2 years and was ready to get back to doing... Full story

 

Hats Off To Friendship

Meadow Ridge Baptist Church, Zion held its 2nd Annual Friendship Tea, June 2, 2018. The ladies celebrated friendship while drinking tea, and eating assorted sandwiches and desserts. The ladies were... Full story

 

Dandelion Wine Festival

The Waukegan Park District held their 19th Annual Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Arts and Music Festival on June 2, 2018. The event was sponsored by the Waukegan Historical Society, Office Plus,... Full story

 

Zion Conservatory of Music

The Zion Conservatory of Music presented their 112th Annual Commencement on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Donna Poucher is the Director for the center. The event was held at the Christian Arts Auditorium of the Christ Community Church in Zion. An... Full story

 

Jesiel Responds to FY19 Budget

SPRINGFIELD – Following the General Assembly’s passage of the first balanced budget in a decade, State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) had this to say: “When I first entered the House in 2014, Illinois had not had a balanced bud... Full story

 

Trinity Celebrates Mary Lawhead's 96th Birthday

Trinity Christian Center in Zion celebrated the 96th birthday of Mary Lawhead. Pastor Tim Eddy and parishioners, Aline Raine, Cheryl Madura, Lizel Granada Johnson, David Custer, Mitch Hester, Bradon... Full story

 

Arthur (Art) Everett Fossland

Arthur (Art) Everett Fossland, age 98, of Winthrop Harbor, IL, went to be with his Lord on June 2, 2018. He was surrounded by the love of his family and friends. Art was born on July 15, 1919 in Winthrop Harbor to James and Eleonore Fossland on the... Full story

 

Betty L. McShane

Betty L. McShane, 87, of Waukegan IL, passed on to be with the Lord on June 1, 2018 at the Cancer Treatment Center of America Hospital in Zion, IL. Betty was born May 29, 1931 in Zion to Gladstone and Bertha Riehl. She grew up in Zion, graduating... Full story

 

Movie Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War is the third installment in the Avengers film series accumulating heroes from far and wide to stop a Titan first shown in the first Avengers film. Thanos, the main antagonist – played by Josh Brolin, is on the hunt for the fa... Full story

 

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