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Mick Zawislak

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Recent articles by Mick:

Bibibop Asian Grill coming to Vernon Hills

A familiar building on the perimeter of Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills will be getting a makeover for a restaurant new to the village's considerable roster of eateries. → Read More

Neighborhood hardware store tradition renewed in downtown Lake Zurich

The neighborhood hardware store tradition was renewed in downtown Lake Zurich with the opening this week of an Ace Hardware in the former Casper's True Value, a mainstay in town for 56 years. → Read More

With $30 million grant, Lake County prepares for 'once in a generation' flood control projects

The first round of many significant flood control projects backed by a state grant is about to begin in Lake County. An initial award of $30 million from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will fund 14 projects that have been prepared in anticipation. → Read More

No couch potatoes here: Former Vernon Hills furniture store could become an adventure park

Vernon Hills officials have approved the concept for an Urban Air Adventure Park at 413 N. Milwaukee Ave. in the Marketplace shopping center. The location was last home to a furniture store. → Read More

Why you should take back those unused or unwanted medications

On Saturday, people are being asked to empty their medicine chests and cabinets of unwanted or unused medications during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Prescription Drug Take Back Day. → Read More

'Anyone can fall into need at any time': Antioch Traveling Closet to host spring giveaway Sunday

This Sunday, the nonprofit is hosting its spring giveaway of clothing, shoes, cleaning supplies and toiletries. → Read More

Casey farm property near Libertyville to become a collaboration hub for agriculture, food industries

A portion of the Civil War-era Casey family farm north of Libertyville will become part of the region's first campus for agricultural innovation and education. → Read More

Lake County Board adds support to CN double track plan to reduce delays

Canadian National Railroad's plan to reduce delays at crossings and improve commuter rail and freight service in Lake County has received another official endorsement. → Read More

Ingleside man charged with reckless homicide in pedestrian death last June

A 40-year-old Ingleside man faces reckless homicide and other charges for striking a pedestrian who later died of his injuries in June 2021. → Read More

13-year-old boy runaway from Lake Villa still missing, considered armed and dangerous

Authorities still are searching for a runaway 13-year-old student who police say stole a car from a school in Lake Villa and fled to the Rockford area. → Read More

Fort Sheridan cemetery expansion proposal calls for land transfer from Lake County forest preserves

Public input is being sought on the proposed expansion of the Fort Sheridan National Cemetery near Lake Forest. Columbaria to hold cremated remains are part of the expansion. → Read More

What's included in Lake County's $90 million in road construction this year

Lake County's $90 million 2022 construction program is split between big carryover projects from last year and new projects, including 48 miles of resurfacing and nearly 12 miles of new or widened pavement. → Read More

High repair, maintenance cost could spell end of Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Home site

A decision regarding the future of the Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Home in Mettawa will be put on hold until a master plan is created for the 40-acre site. → Read More

Democratic primary candidate appointed to fill vacancy on Lake County Board

Waukegan resident Steve Snarski has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Lake County Board but not everyone was happy with the selection. → Read More

New Korean BBQ another sign of downtown Lake Zurich's renewal

New restarant is success story for downtown Lake Zurich, officials say → Read More

After more than two years, Lake County Honor Flight will resume trips for veterans

After a 2½-year hiatus, Lake County Honor Flight  will resume no cost flights to Washington D.C., for veterans to visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifices. → Read More

Parched Pug Gastropub and Gamery coming to old Tacos El Notre space in Libertyville

A love of dogs inspired the name but innovation is the theme of a new venture planned for the former Tacos El Norte along Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville. → Read More

Big field in Democratic primary for Lake County Board with eight races

Lake County voters will decide several contested races in the June 28 primary election but only one will have countywide reach. → Read More

How Lake County plans to spend $23.5 million in pandemic recovery funding

Sewer and water system improvements and technology upgrades top the project list in Lake County's latest appropriation of federal pandemic recovery funds. → Read More

Like history? Here's a deal for you. Historic log cabins available

Two log cabins in the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods are available if you can move them offsite. → Read More