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IN: Commuter Rail Expansion Along West Lake Would Impact Traffic, Trails

A summer day in 2022 will bring a dramatic change to western Lake County's landscape, when the South Shore Line's West Lake Corridor will begin operations, if plans for the commuter railroad's extension go according to schedule.

Orlando Mayor is New CFX Chair

Orlando Sentinel reports, “Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer was unanimously elected to a one-year term as chair of the Central Florida Expressway Authority on Thursday. Dyer replaces Welton Cadwell, a former Lake County commissioner who wasShow More Summary

IN State Police Close ITR due to Icy Conditions

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports, “Indiana State Police shut down the Toll Road in both directions in Lake County early Thursday [January 12] after icy conditions caused multiple crashes. All lanes were reopened about 7 a.m., The post IN State Police Close ITR due to Icy Conditions appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Books for bots Goodhart’s Law edition?

Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley — entering fake driver’s license and address details into the library system — and then used the account to check out 2,361 books over nineShow More Summary

Michigan Sturgeon Fishing Season Set to Start February 4

2 weeks agoHobbies / Hunting : Outdoorhub

A fishing season for lake sturgeon, the oldest and largest fish species in the Great Lakes region, is set to start February 4 on Black Lake in Cheboygan County. Anglers wishing to pursue this giant fish will have to be on their game because the season is set to last only until 2 p.m., February 8. Show More Summary

Family makes gruesome discovery while walking along lake

A family visiting Kenosha County, Michigan, from out-out-of-state stumbled upon human remains while walking along the shore of Lake Michigan on Wednesday, December 28th. Authorities in the county said identifying the body will be difficult, WITI reports. Show More Summary

Tuesday morning feel good stories

Two intruders broke into the home of an ex-girlfriend in Salt Lake County, Utah, and began beating on the new boyfriend. The new boy friend armed himself with a knife, got all stabby, and put the pair in the hospital, one in serious condition. An intruder in Norman, Oklahoma was shot by a resident of […]

Fake readers help save books

Topic: Libraries After allegations by an unidentified person made in November, an investigation by the Lake County clerk of courts' inspector general's office concluded that Finley was a fake, and the county has since requested a systemwide...Show More Summary

Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to "check out" endangered titles

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley -- entering fake driver's license and address details into the library system -- and then used the account to check out 2,361 books over nine...Show More Summary

Lawsuit filed over price of McDonald's value meal

Getting a good value warms the hearts of many, but feeling cheated can stoke the fires of outrage. A man in the Chicago area is among the angry, and his issue is with a number of Cook and Lake County McDonald's franchises owned by Karis Management Company. Show More Summary

‘Grinch’ Charged With Stealing Toys From Charity To Promote Tax Business

"A Grinch." That's how the Polk County Sheriff's Office described 38-year-old Tammy Strickland of Eagle Lake, Florida, who was arrested and charged with numerous crimes after authorities alleged she fabricated applications in an effort to steal toys from Toys for Tots.

2017 Monthly Passes to Feature Metra Stations

Images highlighting Metra stations throughout Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties will be featured on the 2017 Monthly Passes, Metra recently announced.

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.0 quake strikes in Lake County

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported in Northern California's Lake County on Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:09 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of zero miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Cobb, Calif., 11...

Earthquakes shake Mammoth Lakes, Sonoma County

Several earthquakes hit various parts of California in the last 12 hours, including a swarm of minor temblors in the Mammoth Lakes area and a 5.0 magnitude quake in Sonoma County. Mammoth Lakes, which has a history of seismic activity, recorded a 3.9 magnitude temblor Tuesday night that was followed...

Former Orange County pastor sentenced to prison for sexual battery of church members

A former Lake Forest youth pastor convicted of the sexual battery of four adult female church members was sentenced to two years in state prison Friday, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office. Sean Patrick Aday, 39 — who worked as a youth pastor at Grace Community Church in Lake...

Oakland man falls out of canoe and drowns in Calistoga

Lamerle Johnson, 45, drowned about 7:30 a.m. at a private lake on the 4000 block of Mountain Home Ranch Road, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Johnson was attending a leadership retreat at the location and was in a canoe...Show More Summary

FLORIDA: Federal Appeals Court Rules That Middle Schools May Form Gay-Straight Alliance Clubs

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A federal appeals court Tuesday overturned a lower-court ruling that supported the Lake County School Board’s decision to block middle-schoolers from forming a gay-straight-alliance club to combat bullying. Show More Summary

Laketran Propane-Fueled Fleet to Arrive with New Image

By switching to propane powered Dial-a-Ride buses in Spring 2017, Laketran will reduce operating expenses and vehicle replacement costs, while providing a more fuel efficient and eco-friendly public transportation for Lake County.

Suspect arrested and charged with felony food poisoning

The suspect police arrested  for  a series of incidents involving tampering with self service food bars in South Lake Tahoe remains in custody charged with a felony. In the county lockup  is 43-year old Harry Dally, who was detained after police released store surveillance video showing a man who is believed to have doused act least... Continue Reading

Barn-inspired contemporary home ages beautifully over time

Topped with a steep gabled roof, House for Beth is a conspicuous landmark in the flat agricultural fields of Door County, a picturesque Wisconsin county located on a peninsula between Green Bay and Lake Michigan. The house is mostlyShow More Summary

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