Barely a teenager at the time, Rosemary Peterkort stood in a 2-acre park in Round Lake Beach on Nov. 2, 1945, as a small plaque was placed on the ground. Aunts, uncles, the entire family and neighborhood gathered to pay homage to Peterkort’s brother, Roger Taylor, who had died in March 1945 just shy of his 19th birthday in one of the bloodiest World War II battles in Iwo Jima.
David Hatyina, who struck a boat in Petite Lake last summer killnig a 10-year-old boy, was sentenced to 10 years in prison today. Hatyina plead guilty in April to aggravated driving under the combined influence of cocaine and alcohol causing death.
Karline Peal, 37, experienced cancer's influence firsthand as a young adult when her mother was diagnosed with the disease.
BERWYN – There are only six more homes left that will be sold through Berwyn's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) following a lottery held June 11.
Jerry Seinfeld, David Copperfield and Bill Cosby have walked the same stage where Jacqueline Robinson and her mom, Sharon Robinson, now sweat.
Afternoons spent on the water are what John Stecher of Antioch and his family most look forward to these days.
Fox Lake is one step closer to having its Metra train station parking lot expanded.
Following the June 6 ceremony dedicated to the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway at the Great Lakes Naval Museum, a survivor of that battle told the capacity audience about his experiences in the Pacific during World War II. Navy veteran Joe Sanes, of Wilmette, Ill., attended boot camp at Great Lakes for a mere four weeks in November and December of 1941, but was shipped out before finishing boot camp as a seaman apprentice and was quickly on his way to the Pacific following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
The Federal Executive Board (FEB) of Chicago, representing all Federal Agencies and employees in Chicago, selected Naval Station Great Lakes (NSGL) as the Federal Agency of the Year for 2013.
Each honor graduate and award winner will receive the commanding officer’s commemorative coin in recognition of their superlative achievements during recruit training. The honor graduates for June 14 recruit review graduation are as follows:
Six years after graduating from Recruit Training Command (RTC), a second class petty officer celebrated with a familiar boot camp face as he earned the right to be called a Recruit Division Commander (RDC) at a ceremony held in the Recruit Memorial Chapel June 6.
Commander, Navy Region Midwest held a ceremony to award five sailors letters of commendation for their work in the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) program during their time based at Naval Station Great Lakes.
When Steven Jacobs was only 2 years old, he'd sit in father Jim Jacobs' lap as he played trumpet.
ANTIOCH – Kenelm Scheske treats baking scones as he would any engineering project.
On a sunny Friday morning, Gerd Klausmeyer sits at the counter at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Fox Lake, drinking coffee while eating a piece of strawberry rhubarb pie, made with rhubarb from his own little garden.
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