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Articles from the August 24, 2018 edition

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 By Arthur Bass    News    August 24, 2018

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Dies

by Arthur Bass Legendary singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin, long known as the 'Queen of Soul', died Thursday, August 16th, in Detroit. She was 76 years old. Franklin suffered from pancreatic...

 

Healthy Back to School and After School Tips

By Siddiqu So it’s back to school time but a parents job is never done, you still have to feed these little monsters. Snacks are a must for growing children. They provide fuel and energy for a child to make it through their day. The problem as pare...

 

County Board Chairman, Aaron Lawlor Replacement Named

Karimar “Dari” Brown will replace retiring Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor on the November ballot. Brwon is the wife of Alex Brown, a former Chicago Bears player. The appointment was made by the County Republican Chairman Mark Shaw. Karimar Brown is...

 

News Digest

Drowning Victim Identified A 14-year-old pulled from Lake Michigan died this past weekend of drowning, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. The name was not released due to the coroner’s concern for contacting the family. The young pers...

 

County Administrator Barry Burton Announces Exit

The Lake County Administrator, Barry Burton, has announced that eh plans to accept a ounty Administrator Job in Tampa Bay and will be leaving in November. “I wasn’t really out their shopping,” says Burton. “But this was one of those good...

 

Zion Park District Receives $10,000 Environmental Grant

The Zion Park District is one of 26 public agencies from throughout northern Illinois to receive a Green Region grant from ComEd and Openlands. As part of the annual ComEd Green Region Program, the Park District will receive a grant of $10,000 to sup...

 

50th Annual "Mayors" Prayer Breakfast Slated for Labor Day

The Mayors Prayer Breakfast in Zion has a rich history and a long tradition in our community. Mayor Bruce Dunbar organized the first Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in 1969 with the help of local ministers. During his tenure as mayor Mr. Dunbar committed...

 

Zion Township Names Roderick Henry 2018 Mentor of the Year

During the Zion Township Board meeting, Supervisor Cheri Neal announced the selection of Roderick Henry as the Zion Township Mentor of the Year for 2018. Henry worked with youth during the Summer...

 

Rolling Hills Campus Sponsors Car Show, Ice Cream Social

The Rolling Hills Campus held their annual Mis-Shift Car Club Cruise on Friday, August 17, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 at their Senior Living Community in Zion. The event included an Ice Cream Social...

 

Charles Rossman

Charles Rossman Charles "Chuck" Rossmann, 71, of Wadsworth, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, August 12, 2018. He was born on September 28, 1946 in Waukegan. Chuck graduated from Zion Benton Township High School in 1964,...

 

Russell H. LeBeau Sr.,

Russell H. LeBeau Sr., Russell H. LeBeau Sr., 78, passed away August 2, 2018. Russell was born June 5, 1940 in Massachusetts to Eleanor & Russell Joseph LeBeau. Throughout his lifetime, he would eventually live in Waukegan, Beach Park, and ultima...

 

Soaring On Broken Wings

Singing in a Strange Place Have you ever had to sing when you wanted to cry? On the outside you were smiling, but on the inside you were dying from a strange place of sadness or disappointment or even some dreaded fear. Strange places can be situatio...

 

Billboard American Top 10 Hits

Hip-Hop/Rap 1) In My Feelings, Drake 2) I Like It, Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin 3) FEFE, 6ix9ine Featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz 4) Better Now, Post Malone 5) Lucid Dreams, Juice WRLD 6) Sicko Mode, Travis Scott 7) Taste, Tyga Featuring Offset...

 

Concerts, Outdoor Events, Activities In and Around Chicago This Week

Tasting Party August 24, 2018 (5 p.m., VIP 4 p.m.) Bites & Booze Festival features drinks paired with food, a mixology stage, a craft cocktail corner, a rooftop bar, and a dance floor on three floors of Lacuna Artist Lofts. Ticket deal $23 (VIP $33)...

 

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