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"Groundhog Day: The Musical" opens Oct. 29 at Bradford High School

We're just heading into the winter season, but already we're wondering if a certain groundhog will see his shadow. More accurately, the folks in "Groundhog Day: The Musical" are focused on the weather forecasting skills of a certain high-profile rodent. Bradford High School students are performing the hit Broadway show,...
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Kenosha News editorial: Don't speak ill of the dead

Dear Mr. Ex-president: Don’t speak ill of the dead. We noted with dismay your remarks on the passing of four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell: “Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media. Hope that happens to me someday. He was a classic RINO, if even that, always being the first to attack other Republicans. He made plenty of mistakes, but anyway, may he rest in peace!”
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Today's events for Thursday, Oct. 28

Free candy alert! Get a jump on trick-or-treating today at Herzing University, which is hosting its Trunk or Treat event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today (Oct. 28) in their Downtown Kenosha parking lot, 5800 Seventh Ave. This is a free event, open to everyone. Six Flags Great America’s Halloween...

Shootings in Elgin leave 1 dead, 5 wounded

One person was killed and five others injured in two separate shooting cases in Elgin, according to police. Just before 2 a.m. Sunday, Elgin police responded to reports of a shooting at an industrial complex near Commerce Drive and Tollgate Road. According to an Elgin police Facebook post, a group had gathered to street race, during which an argument started and led to the shooting.
Daily Jefferson County Union

WIAA Division 2 cross country: Lakeside boys XC team ecstatic to compete at state

KENOSHA — Former Lakeside Lutheran cross country coach Gerry Walta has been very pleased with how current coach Cameron Ausen is running his old program — with one exception. “What’s with the green lettering on your Lakeside t-shirt?,” Walta asked. It was a fair question, since Lakeside’s colors are two...

5 Chicago suburbs made it in the Best Small Cities in America list

If you live in Elmhurst, Highland Park, Glen Ellyn, Park Ridge or Wheaton, you probably already know how good you got it… But, just to be sure: these 5 Chicago suburbs all landed in in the Best Small Cities in America list!. Wallet Hub released their 2021 edition of the...

Emerald Place appoints community relations director

Allison Rackow has been named community relations director for Emerald Place, an Anthem Memory Care community in Glenview. In this position, she will be responsible for community outreach and marketing. Rackow previously was executive director at Grace Point Place in Oak Lawn. She was also executive director at Sunrise Senior...

Police Searching For Owner Of Snake Found In Niles

CHICAGO (CBS)– Police are searching for the owner of a snake found in Niles. Niles police said the snake was located in the 7600 block of Oketo Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 847-588-6500.

Vignocchi resigns as Glenbrook North boys soccer coach

Paul Vignocchi, a Glenbrook North graduate who returned to lead the boys soccer program and produced a fourth-place state finish in 2004, has resigned as head coach. An assistant dean of students and assistant athletic director at the Northbrook school, Vignocchi stepped down to spend more time enjoying his children's activities, he said, and also to pivot more swiftly without leaving Spartans soccer adrift should further administrative opportunities arise.
Journal & Topics

Dist. 211’s Building Construction Program Receives Donation During Open House

Members from the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters presented students from Township High School Dist. 211’s Building Construction Program with 150 Carhart jackets at an open house showcasing the program’s home construction project in Elgin. The donation was part of an ongoing partnership between Dist. 211’s Building Construction Program and...