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No amount of rain could keep Lake Forest High School’s Class of 2016 from shining on its graduation day on Saturday, June 4.

The honorary ceremony traditionally held on the school’s front lawn was moved indoors to the fieldhouse and gymnasium to accommodate graduates, administrators and well-wishers alike.

More than 400 students’ names were called during the presentation of diplomas.

Derek Wolff

A Lake Forest High School teacher who allegedly kissed a female student’s neck and placed his hands on her leg was charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery today, according to Lake Forest High School and the Lake Bluff Police Department.

The contact occurred on May 11 when LFHS math teacher Albert Macius visited the student’s home, a release sent by Lake Forest High School District 115 states. The victim reported the incident to the Lake Bluff Police Department, which immediately began an investigation.

Nicki Koetting
The Vernon Hills High School hallways were organized chaos as over 20 local high school girls dance teams prepped for the North Suburban Conference dance competition on the evening of Friday, Jan. 15.
Nicki Koetting
Bigger is always better has been Wendy Deeter’s motto. She has displayed her motto through her bakery at Deeter Cookies in Lake Bluff.
Alyssa Groh

As he was growing up in Lake Forest, Mike Ferrin was known to do a play-by-play even on the most mundane games, including throwing a tennis ball against the wall.

He was doing just that one night when he was being called in for dinner by his mother. After the second maternal beckoning he was about to go inside when neighbor Kathryn Joosten, an accomplished actress who would go on to have roles on TV dramas “The West Wing” and “Desperate Housewives,” stopped him.

Derek Wolff

The opportunity for people of all culinary skill levels to bake mouth-watering desserts from scratch is now just a computer click away, thanks to the entrepreneurial acumen of Lake Bluff resident Carrie Spezzano and her brother Jim Miller.

Nicki Koetting

Dozens of parents and community members abruptly walked out of a special Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Board of Education meeting late on Tuesday, June 9, following the board’s appointment of a hotly contested candidate to serve as principal of Lake Forest High School.

The display signified for many the end of an emotionally charged three-hour meeting that had been moved from its usual location to the school’s west gymnasium to account for a large turnout. 

Nicki Koetting

Move over Jimi Hendrix. You, too, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. Here comes 16-year-old Connor Teske of Lake Forest.

OK, maybe that’s a little premature, but the incoming Lake Forest High School junior just finished rocking the house on his second consecutive summer tour as a member of the School of Rock AllStars.

Nicki Koetting

Two people with minor injuries were transported to Lake Forest Hospital after a six-vehicle accident on northbound Waukegan Road/Route 43 and Jenkisson Avenue in Lake Bluff this morning.

Northbound lanes were shut down for about an hour today after the accident was reported at 7:48 a.m., according to the Knollwood Fire Department. 

North Chicago, Libertyville, Lake Forest and Knollwood Fire Departments responded to the scene. 

Danielle Tabor

Every child learns differently. That is the concept behind the new Learning League GC, a community-based, after-school educational program that helps children focus on critical thinking and problem solving skills. It will begin operation in mid-March at Westwood Square, 950 N. Western Ave. #9C, Lake Forest.

Nicki Koetting

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