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Articles from the November 23, 2018 edition

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John Idleburg Wins, there is a New Sheriff in Town

J ohn Idleburg won over incumbent Sheriff Mark Curran by 137 ballots. This is the final tally after all provisional, and absentee ballots were counted. The announcement was made on November 20, 2018... Full story


JJack Productions Launch Internet Series "Ask A Cop" with Matt Thornton

Zion resident Justin Jackola, owner of JJack Productions has recently completed the work on a new feature lengthy film, Hunting God and is producing an Internet TV Series featuring Zion Police...


Michelle Obama Launches Book Tour

Crown Publishing Group has confirmed that First Lady Michelle Obama sold more than 725,000 copies of her newest book Becoming in just one day. The sales figure includes hardcover, audio, and e-books...


Fire at Pinsters Bowling Lanes

A ZB Times Special Report On Sunday, November 18, 2019, the Winthrop Harbor Fire Department responded to a report of a smell of smoke and haze in the building, accompanied by a smoke alarm, at...


Edison Failed

Edison failed 10,000 times before perfecting the incandescent electric light bulb. Don’t worry if you fail once Arguably America’s greatest inventor, Thomas Edison had an extraordinarily positive perception of life that greatly enhanced his... Full story


Youth Change Makers Holds Holiday Turkey Give-A-Way

Youth Change Makers (YCM) had their Second Annual Thanksgiving Baskets Blessings. According to Leatrice Williams, YCM Advisor, the organization gave away six Thanksgiving Baskets to six families at... Full story


Waukegan Park District Sponsors Photo Contest

Waukegan, IL (November 6, 2018)… In celebration of the Bicentennial of Illinois statehood as well as the Waukegan Historical Society’s pop-up exhibit “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times,” the Waukegan Park District’s Ja...


Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White visits Waukegan Public Library

Waukegan, IL – Waukegan Public Library welcomed Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to Waukegan on Thursday, November 15 for a celebration of reading. The Family Reading Night program is a...


3 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Holidays

It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the busyness of the holiday season -- from perfecting your home décor to searching for gifts for everyone on your list to creating a delicious holiday menu. To h...


Soaring on Broken WINGS

Preserverance A man had a dream one night. In the dream he stood before the throne of God in heaven. The man crossed his arms on his chest and spoke to God. “God”, he said, “I feel like giving up. Sometimes being a Christian is just too hard,... Full story


All In A Days Work

It was my first night caring for an elderly patient. When he grew sleepy, I wheeled his chair as close to the bed as possible and, using the techniques I’d learned in school, grasped him in a bear hug to lift him onto the bed. But I couldn’t...


Healthy Yums Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Healthy Yums, the newest restaurant in Zion, held a ribbon cutting services on November 15th. Zion Mayor Al Hill along with the Zion Chamber of Commerce gathered with the Schultz family to celebrate...


The Illinois Office of Tourism Reveals 2018 Illinois Made Holiday Gift Guide

With the holiday shopping season approaching, the Illinois Office of Tourism released its annual Illinois Made holiday gift guide featuring products from small businesses throughout the state.. The list features something for everyone--from the...


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