The Mundelein man alleged to have walked into Vernon Hills police department for suicide by cop pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated assault Thursday, May 9.
A judge refused to reconsider the 47-year prison sentence he imposed on the Deerfield man convicted of bludgeoning his girlfriend’s mother to death with a baseball bat.
Fifth Ward Alderman Delores Holmes started her May 15 ward meeting by asking more than 100 people crowded into the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center to help her find “three concrete things that we can do together” to stop gun violence on the streets outside. That proved difficult. …
John Sturgess wants to build the Marriott of pet hotels in Vernon Hills. Originally from Hinsdale, Sturgess opened his first ADOGO Pet Hotel is in Minnetonka, Minn. The proposed pet hotel in Vernon Hills would be his second and is expected to open next to Glacier Ice Arena, along Fairway Drive.
Officials say negative publicity toward football, lack of corporate donations and recession effects have led to financial troubles for the Vernon Hills Athletic Association.
Carmel Catholic High School Principal Lynne Strutzel is retiring in June, but said her position is “a vocation, a calling, not a job,” and vows to stay connected to the school she’s served for 34 years.
Westfield Hawthorn Mall is asking Vernon Hills to cover $9.4 million of its upcoming $50 million renovation. Both AMC Theaters and Dave & Busters signed leases with Westfield last month, leaving the tax incentive as one of the last steps in the long-awaited project.
Barbara Ricketts of Oak Park made a deal with herself last November. She had one year to get her new hand-beaded jewelry line up and running. If it didn’t take off, she would go back to college.
A Chicago man denied human trafficking charges at his arraignment Wednesday, May 15.
BUFFALO GROVE — The energy was electric Friday at St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove. Students from kindergarten through eighth grade kicked the air like martial artists, jumped over hurdles and danced to Psy’s “Gangnam Style” in the hallways as they made their way over to additional physical activities, including dancing.
The College of Lake County has put a hold on a paving contract after the Lake County News-Sun learned that the top bidder for the project is under indictment in Cook County. Alann Harris of Park Ridge-based North Suburban Asphalt Maintenance, which on April 29 was awarded a contract to sealcoat parking lots at the college’s Vernon Hills campus, was indicted in September on charges brought by Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Bond remained at $1 million Tuesday, May 14, for a Vernon Hills man accused of trying to hire a hit man to take out a witness. A jury convicted Jonathan Villasana, 25, of reckless driving causing great bodily harm on March 20, Assistant State’s Attorney Ben Dillon said.
Cassandra Ellwing arrived home earlier this spring to a welcome that was unexpected but not surprising. “I came in from work one night to hear a five-part a capella version of ‘Rolling in the Deep’ by Adele,” Ellwing said.
Six members of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s independent Case Review Panel have their work cut out for them. The panel (CRP) is in the process of reviewing its first three cases — a murder, a sex assault and a battery/resisting arrest case.
Mundelein police arrested a Lake County deputy sheriff in connection with a human trafficking group from Chicago. Deputy Sheriff Eric Francke, 33, was arrested and later charged on May 10 with solicitation of sexual acts and obstruction of justice after a month-long investigation.
The Libertyville Golf Course will open the season May 18 with several upgrades like a short game academy and courses geared toward women and children. But the finished product — including new synthetic turf and an indoor putting studio — will come later this summer.