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Bombs and bullets, not ballots, concern in west of Georgia

Bombs and bullets, not ballots, concern in west of Georgia

GAGRA, Georgia — While most of the rest of Georgia was to vote Sunday in parliamentary elections, refugees returning to the north of the breakaway…

Separatist fight costly in western Georgia

Separatist fight costly in western Georgia

GUDAUTA, Georgia — Besieged towns in Georgia’s breakaway Abkhazian region were clearing roads of explosives and attempting to open supply lines Friday during a lull…

Caucasus Confederation Threatens Georgia

Caucasus Confederation Threatens Georgia

GROZNY, Russia – The Caucasus Mountain People’s Confederation threatened on Sunday to send 40,000 troops to Abkhazia if Georgia should carry out its threat to…

State Representatives Join Forces To Bar High-voltage Power Lines

State Representatives Join Forces To Bar High-voltage Power Lines

Two state representatives have joined forces in Lake County to push for a moratorium on the construction of high-voltage transmission lines. In announcing their cooperative…

Permit Denied, Asphalt Plant Sues Grayslake

Permit Denied, Asphalt Plant Sues Grayslake

A Lake County court has been asked in a lawsuit to let Skokie Valley Asphalt Co. operate its plant in Grayslake. The lawsuit filed Friday…

Grayslake Rejects Asphalt Plant Reopening

Grayslake Rejects Asphalt Plant Reopening

The Grayslake Village Board has unanimously voted against a special-use permit that would have allowed the Skokie Valley Asphalt Co. to operate an asphalt production…

Churchill To Answer Conflict Allegations

Churchill To Answer Conflict Allegations

State Rep. Robert Churchill (R-Lake Villa) will appear next month before an Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission hearing to answer allegations that his law…

Waukegan Curfew Issue Draws Concern, Glee

Waukegan Curfew Issue Draws Concern, Glee

The scores of youngsters outside Waukegan High School on Monday afternoon weren`t talking about where they would hang out in the warm weather. They were…

ICC, Lake Villa In Power-line Duel

ICC, Lake Villa In Power-line Duel

In the face of another challenge from a local government, the Illinois Commerce Commission reaffirmed Thursday its right to determine where public utility lines can…

District 127 To Cut Staff, Boost Fees

District 127 To Cut Staff, Boost Fees

Grayslake High School District 127 will cut staff members, reduce equipment costs and significantly boost fees as a result of financial setbacks, including last week`s…

On Antioch School`s Field Trip, Teachers Take Notes

On Antioch School`s Field Trip, Teachers Take Notes

One day last month, 80 percent of the 200 faculty and staff members at Antioch High School got up and left for the day. They…

Lake Villa Takes Over Power Fight

Lake Villa Takes Over Power Fight

Disappointed that Antioch had failed to derail Commonwealth Edison Co.`s plans to build high-voltage power lines, residents of the unincorporated areas surrounding East and West…

Grayslake Schools Urge Cuts, User Fees And Loans To Curb Deficit

Grayslake Schools Urge Cuts, User Fees And Loans To Curb Deficit

Officials in Grayslake Elementary School District 46 are recommending cuts, user fees and more than $4 million in short- and long-term borrowing to dig their…

School Plans On Hold In Antioch

School Plans On Hold In Antioch

Antioch voters said no to building a new high school in November, so school trustees don`t plan to ask them again in March. “We need…

Lake Villa Impact-fee Hike Asked

Lake Villa Impact-fee Hike Asked

Lake Villa village trustees will soon begin discussing whether to increase impact fees that home builders are required to pay to school districts because of…

Lindenhurst Parks May Face Voter Test

Lindenhurst Parks May Face Voter Test

A taxpayers group was so angry with the Gurnee Park District this fall that it didn`t want to just vote board members out of office.…

Antioch Bond Issue Foes Prove They Are Brawlers

Antioch Bond Issue Foes Prove They Are Brawlers

Squabbling over the $32 million bond referendum on next week`s ballot to provide funds for a new high school in Antioch has escalated into name-calling…

Edison Getting Static Over Lake Villa Plan

Edison Getting Static Over Lake Villa Plan

In one corner stands mighty Commonwealth Edison with its army of 17,558 employees, and in the other stands tiny Lake Villa with its 2,800 residents.…

New School Gets Support In Antioch

New School Gets Support In Antioch

More than 150 people crowded into a recent meeting at Antioch Community High School to listen to a group called BEST explain its opposition to…

Lindenhurst Board Acts To Limit Leaf Burning

Lindenhurst Board Acts To Limit Leaf Burning

The Lindenhurst Village Board, embroiled in a controversy over burning leaves and the related health risks, is taking the middle road. The board opted Monday…

Antioch District, Residents At Odds

Antioch District, Residents At Odds

School officials in the Antioch area want more money for bricks. An organization of local residents wants more money for brains. Each side will be…

Leaf-burning Debate Heating Up

Leaf-burning Debate Heating Up

Lindenhurst residents can burn their leaves now, but that privilege may soon go up in smoke if one village trustee has his way. “I`m really…