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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Stepped-up security measures discussed for abandoned Waukegan hotel; ‘If anyone enters … sirens will go off and strobe lights will flash’

After two men were shot and killed there on Oct. 27, the city filed suit Nov. 3 seeking demolition of the hotel complex.

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Waukegan casino’s owner reports record earnings: ‘We look forward to continued growth at American Place’

Full House increased its earnings from $50.1 million for the first quarter of 2023 to $69.9 million in the first three months of this year, according to the release. American Place brought in $25.8 million of the total.

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Lawmakers hope new EPA rules prompt NRG to remove ash ponds; ‘This groundwater can leak into Lake Michigan’

The EPA issued a new set of rules late last month in Washington, and one governs residue from coal-fired power plants — coal ash — like the facility NRG continues to operate in Waukegan for backup purposes.

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Lake Forest Caucus plans another vote for officers; ‘We do not want divisive litigation in the community’

In early May, the caucus leadership decided to hold new officer elections for the one-year terms, explaining the decision in a message posted on its website and claiming the organization’s bylaws were not clear regarding how to handle this situation.

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Column: Local boards have no business voting on Israel-Hamas war

The City Council is being asked to take a stand on the deteriorating situation in Gaza by placing a resolution supporting a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict on the agenda of an upcoming meeting.

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Vernon Hills’ Frannie Poulos might ‘fly under the radar.’ But she stands out during a regional semifinal.

Poulos, who plays with three college commits, is the difference-maker against Grayslake Central.

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It’s hard to slow down Vernon Hills’ Tyler Perritt, who seems to get to every ball. But a knee injury tried.

Back at full speed, Perritt has put that on display in the outfield and on the bases.

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North Chicago High put on lockdown after area shooting

Responding officers said they found a man with a gunshot wound to the torso.

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Grayslake-area man killed in house fire

They found the man’s mother, 63, outside the home. She told them she was able to escape, but that her son was still trying to get out.

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Chicaao Tribune LAKE COUNTY NEWS-SUN Wednesday, May 15, 2024 STEPPED-UP SECURITY MEASURES DISCUSSED FOR ABANDONED WAUKEGAN HOTEL; ‘IF ANYONE ENTERS … SIRENS WILL GO OFF AND STROBE LIGHTS WILL FLASH’ After two men were shot and killed there on Oct. 27, the city filed suit Nov. 3 seeking demolition of the hotel complex. Read more → WAUKEGAN CASINO’S OWNER REPORTS RECORD EARNINGS: ‘WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUED GROWTH AT AMERICAN PLACE’ Full House increased its earnings from $50.1 million for the first quarter of 2023 to $69.9 million in the first three months of this year, according to the release. American Place brought in $25.8 million of the total. Read more → LAWMAKERS HOPE NEW EPA RULES PROMPT NRG TO REMOVE ASH PONDS; ‘THIS GROUNDWATER CAN LEAK INTO LAKE MICHIGAN’ The EPA issued a new set of rules late last month in Washington, and one governs residue from coal-fired power plants — coal ash — like the facility NRG continues to operate in Waukegan for backup purposes. Read more → LAKE FOREST CAUCUS PLANS ANOTHER VOTE FOR OFFICERS; ‘WE DO NOT WANT DIVISIVE LITIGATION IN THE COMMUNITY’ LAKE FORESTEF In early May, the caucus leadership decided to hold new officer elections for the one-year terms, explaining the decision in a message posted on its website and claiming the organization’s bylaws were not clear regarding how to handle this situation. Read more → COLUMN: LOCAL BOARDS HAVE NO BUSINESS VOTING ON ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR The City Council is being asked to take a stand on the deteriorating situation in Gaza by placing a resolution supporting a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict on the agenda of an upcoming meeting. Read more → VERNON HILLS’ FRANNIE POULOS MIGHT ‘FLY UNDER THE RADAR.’ BUT SHE STANDS OUT DURING A REGIONAL SEMIFINAL. Poulos, who plays with three college commits, is the difference-maker against Grayslake Central. Read more → IT’S HARD TO SLOW DOWN VERNON HILLS’ TYLER PERRITT, WHO SEEMS TO GET TO EVERY BALL. BUT A KNEE INJURY TRIED. Back at full speed, Perritt has put that on display in the outfield and on the bases. Read more → NORTH CHICAGO HIGH PUT ON LOCKDOWN AFTER AREA SHOOTING Responding officers said they found a man with a gunshot wound to the torso. Read more → GRAYSLAKE-AREA MAN KILLED IN HOUSE FIRE They found the man’s mother, 63, outside the home. She told them she was able to escape, but that her son was still trying to get out. Read more → Copyright © 2024 Chicago Tribune 560 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654
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