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Articles from the December 28, 2018 edition

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Elf Network Partners to Bring Christmas Joy

The holidays can be touchy for families who are struggling to pay rent. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, there are about 772,000 households where there are children whose parents lack...

 

Wadsworth Man Arrested After Manufacturing Child Pornography

In November of 2018, Lake County Sheriff's Detectives received information Joshua D. Howard, 20, of the 38800 block of Chicago Avenue, Wadsworth, was suspected of having a sexual relationship with a juvenile girl. Detectives conducted an extensive...

 

Police Investigating Beach Park Shooting

On December 21, 2018, at approximately 11:15PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 12900 block of West Wakefield Drive, Beach Park, for reports of shots fired. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the residence and...

 

Fugitive/Sexual Offender Apprehended Following 'Wanted Wednesday' Tips

Tips and information from the community gathered during the Lake County Sheriff's Office 'Wanted Wednesday' initiative led to the apprehension of another fugitive. On December 5, 2018, the Lake County Sheriff's Office posted a flyer for Keanu C....

 

Word on the Street

Recount for Sheriff Defeated former Sheriff Mark Curran requested an official recount contesting his loss to Sheriff John Idleburg who won by 137 votes. According to sources involved in the recount, 25% of the precincts were recounted only to increas...

 

Zion-Benton Township NJROTC Hosts Air Rifle Competition on New Indoor Range

Story by Scott Thornbloom, Naval Service Training Command ZION, Ill. – Zion-Benton Township High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) Air Rifle team hosted their annual ZB...

 

Tips to Keep Kids' Minds and Bodies Active

(StatePoint) If you're like many parents, you want to ensure that your little ones' playtime gives them a chance to exercise both body and mind. Here are some fun ways to incorporate both into the equation. • Outdoor fun: Outdoor fun can be had...

 

Zion-Benton Library Hosts Annual Holiday Bash Superheros Show Up

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My, No - Wrong Story. Batman, Dr. Strange and Superman were among the superheroes along with a few exotic creatures from Star Wars that ran amuck at the Zion Benton...

 

5 Tips to Shed Those Pounds in the New Year

(StatePoint) Maybe you want more energy, or perhaps you want to lose weight and keep it off for good. Whatever your goals, a new year means a fresh start to become the best version of yourself. Here are five tips from Nutrisystem experts to get your...

 

Murldene Mae (Ehlers) Harnden,

Murldene Mae (Ehlers) Harnden, age 89, died Friday, December 14th, 2018. She was born December 15th, 1928 in Zion, IL to William and Inez Ehlers. Murldene worked at Highland Park Hospital, Victory Memorial Hospital, and VA Hospital in both North Chic...

 

Francisco Cardenas

Francisco Cardenas, 70, from Zion, Illinois passed away bravely on the afternoon of Christmas Eve 2018. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, son, brother, uncle, teacher, hero and a proud American patriot. His greatest honor was...

 

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