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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...

 

Someone You Should Know

There is a rising business star in Zion. He is 28 years of age and his name is Zoravar Singh Natt. He owns about three profitable businesses including gas and convenience stores. One of the most...

 

Special Report: Mike Nerheim, Lake County State's Attorney

On March 29, 2018, a Special Agent with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development was involved in a shooting in Zion, Illinois. After the incident, a request was made for the Illinois State Police to assume this investigation....

 

Brad Schneider Statement on Election Results

HIGHLAND PARK, IL - U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider released the following statement following his re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives for Illinois's Tenth Congressional District: " In...

 

Kwame Raoul Statement on Election Results

"Illinois has spoken. We couldn't have done it without your help. You called, you knocked, you texted, you voted, you donated, and you accomplished what we set out to do. It's looking like a wave of...

 

Areas Queens Join Forces for Fundraiser

Miss Winthrop Harbor 2018 Kylie Wright's platform for the year is Service Over Self (S.O.S). Her goal is to raise funds to help repair the damaged Veterans Memorial at Village Park off 9th Street in...

 

College of Lake County opens Spring Semester registration

Begin your bachelor’s degree, work toward an associate degree or certificate, start a new career or develop your talents at the College of Lake County in 2019! Spring Semester classes begin Jan. 22, and registration is now open. View course offerin...

 

Zion-Benton Leadership Academy Graduates, Smith, Copen, Whitmore and Priller

Zion Benton Leadership Academy, a task force with the Coalition for Healthy Communities, celebrated it's 7th graduating class on Saturday November 3rd. The event was hosted at the Winthrop Harbor...

 

CLC hosts 'Chalk Talk' photo exhibit,

Examining one's own perceptions and biases, and bridging cultural and communication gaps in diverse communities, is the subject of "Chalk Talk," a traveling photo exhibit that will be on display Nov....

 

Sadie Watts Celebrates 100th Birthday

It was cold that night in Leighton, Alabama October 26, 1918. The doctor had been summoned to the tidy, but small shotgun house to deliver a baby that would be born pre-mature. The female infant was...

 

Illinois Beach Sunrise Rotary Inducts Jeffrey McCartney, Superintendent of Winthrop Harbor Schools

The Illinois Beach Sunrise Rotary Club, Donna Linder, President, held their weekly meeting on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:00 am at the Zion-Benton Township New Tech Campus. This week, Rotary...

 

CLC to Host Veterans Day Ceremony

CLC to Host Veterans Day Ceremony The College of Lake County’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at noon Monday, Nov. 5 in Café Willow on the Grayslake Campus. This year’s event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World...

 

Oak Crest School Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

National Red Ribbon Week was celebrated around the United States during the week of October 23-31, 2018. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around...

 

Employee Connections Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary with Awards Ceremony

Employee Connections, Inc., a not-for-profit which provides employment and training services for youth and economically disadvantaged adults in Lake County, celebrated their tenth anniversary on...

 

Early Voting Begins for November 2018 Election

Early voting for the November 6th Election begins Monday, October 22, 2018 at 16 voting sites. Early voters can use any one of the early voting sites regardless of where they live. Twelve of the early voting sites are open until Saturday, November 3...

 

ZB Township High School Breaks Ground for $12.5 Million Performing Arts Center

The Zion-Benton Township High School District 126 Board of Education, administration, and staff celebrated a Groundbreaking Ceremony for its long-awaited Performing Arts Center on October 10, 2018....

 

Zion District 6 Teacher Wins Award at Maker Faire

Elmwood Elementary School's art teacher, Tina Baldwin, competed in and received an award at this year's annual Maker Faire in Milwaukee for her robotic jellyfish project. Mrs. Baldwin has been...

 

Bicentennial reveals star-studded lineup for state's 200th birthday party

CHICAGO — An original musical rendition of the Gettysburg Address with Miguel Cervantes will be featured in a night of tributes to Illinois entertainers, with performances by Illinois' top musicians, a Chicago sports championship parade, and a...

 
 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...

 

Former Nuclear Plant Employees Convene for Reunion

by Elroy Reed On October 7, 2018, former and current workers affiliated with the Zion Nuclear Plant owned by ComEd gathered together for a reunion at the Illinois Beach Hotel. Approximately 140...

 
 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....

 

Laquan McDonald Story

The shooting of Laquan McDonald took place on October 20, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. McDonald was fatally shot by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke from approximately ten feet away. McDonald had been behaving erratically while walking down the...

 

Zion Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Allen Town Retires

Battalion Chief Allen Town of the Zion Fire Department retired after 26.5 years. He began with the department in 1991 as a paid on-call officer and hired full time in 1992 as a fired fighter and...

 

Flu Shots and Nasal Spray

SPRINGFIELD – As soon as the influenza (flu) vaccine is available in your community, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends everyone six months and older be vaccinated. The nasal spray flu vaccine is now a recommended option...

 

Recommended Vaccines

SPRINGFIELD – When most people hear the words vaccine or immunization, they think about childhood vaccines. And while vaccinating babies and children is critical to staying healthy, you never outgrow the need for immunizations. “Vaccination is a...

 

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