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Protesters, counter-protesters gather at UpRising Bakery and Cafe in Lake in the Hills

Protesters and counter-protesters have gathered in recent days at UpRising Bakery and Cafe in Lake in the Hills ahead of another planned family-friendly drag show event. The business said on social media that protesters gathered Friday and Saturday. Counter-protesters also stood outside the business on Saturday to show their support. Lake in the Hills police […]

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Illinois State Police say they are in contact with organizers of several convoys traveling through Illinois

The Illinois State Police said they are in contact with organizers of several convoys traveling through Illinois and are urging motorists to be aware of increased traffic due to the convoys. The Illinois State Police (ISP) said in a statement Monday they are reminding the public that several convoys are traversing the United States and […]

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State police warn of vehicle convoy that will possibly begin in Lake County and travel through Illinois

The Illinois State Police are warning participants of a vehicle convoy protest, which is expected to begin in Gurnee and travel through Illinois this week, not to endanger the safety of the public. The state police said they have become aware of a planned event along several interstate corridors scheduled from February 26 to March […]

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Highland Park proof of COVID vaccination order expires after city council decides not to renew it

Private businesses in Highland Park are no longer required to check patrons’ proof of COVID-19 vaccination after the city council decided not to extend the order. The City of Highland Park issued a statement Friday saying Mayor Nancy Rotering and the city council members determined that the city would not extend the emergency declaration. The […]

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Stevenson High School says protest against masks led to some students being ‘verbally assaulted’ by protesters

A walkout and protest involving dozens of parents and students at Stevenson High School against the school’s mask mandate led to some students being “verbally assaulted,” school officials said. The protest began around 8:30 a.m. Friday and involved at least 40 parents and 50 students protesting on campus at Route 22 and Stevenson Drive in […]