Thursday, June 7, 2012
Join your friends and neighbors in the Gray's Lake Clean Up, today June 9. Kids can have fun hunting for treasure chests and "gold" coins.
Dont miss the Gray's Lake Clean Up and Treasure Hunt today Saturday, June 9. Volunteers can check in between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at Jones Island Park. They will get a free T-shirt and be assigned to a work crew with other residents, friends and neighbors. From 9:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m., volunteers will clean up the lake and the shoreline. From 11:30 a.m. to noon, they will take photos of the work crews and award the Treasure Hunt prizes. Pizza and hot dogs will be served. The Grayslake Park District event is sponsored by: The event takes place rain or shine, but it looks like it will be a perfectly sunny day for this event.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Grayslake Village Manager Mike Ellis earns more than Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, according to the conservative organization For the Good of Illinois.
Grayslake’s Village Manager’s salary is the biggest of any city manager’s salary in the state of Illinois. According to a new study by the conservative leaning public interest group For the Good of Illinois, the salary of Grayslake Village Manager Mike Ellis comes out to $259,252 yearly. According to the study, Ellis is one of seven city managers who makes more money in salary annually than does City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel’s salary was $216,200 last year. City managers from Schaumburg, Highland Park, Skokie, Gurnee, Northbrook, and Glenview also made more money than Emanuel last year. Grayslake Patch emailed Grayslake Mayor Rhett Taylor, along with each of his six trustees but none returned the email for comment. A call to …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Officer Ginger Stokes was the only person on the scene when a Grayslake woman already in labor pulled up to Highland Park Hospital.
Shazma Bushnaq expected her second child to arrive during a scheduled induced delivery on Wednesday morning. Her first child had been delivered through induced labor, so she was familiar with the planning, the scheduling and the waiting. But the Grayslake resident soon found out that her unborn baby didn't want to wait. Instead of giving birth in a Highland Park Hospital room on Wednesday morning, Bushnaq gave birth in her car outside the emergency room Monday night. And instead of a doctor and hospital staff delivering her child, Bushnaq's second born was delivered by Highland Park Police Officer Ginger Stokes. Luckily for Bushnaq, Stokes had done this before. Racing to Highland Park Hospital Shortly before midnight on Monday, Bushnaq's …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Annual parade draws large crowds.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Grayslake will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade and Service on Monday, May 28th. The Parade will kick off from the Grayslake Central High School parking lot on Lake Street at 9:30 a.m. and travel south on Lake Street to Junior Avenue and east on Junior Avenue to Memorial Park. The Service will be held at Memorial Park immediately following the parade. For further information on the Memorial Day Parade and Service, please contact the Village Hall at (847) 223-8515.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Railroad crossing repairs in downtown Grayslake have closed Center Street from May 22 - 25.
The main entrance into downtown Grayslake is closed this week. Drivers who turn off Route 83 onto Center Street hoping to reach the downtown businesses will be disappointed as the road is closed at the railroad tracks. The Village of Grayslake stated on their website that the Canadian National Railroad plans repairs on the line through town from at Center Street from May 22 to May 25. The closure dates are approximate and may be extended due to inclement weather or obstacles encountered during construction. During this period, the railroad crossing will be closed to all traffic. All residents and businesses affected by this closure should use the railroad crossing at Lake Street or Route 120. Don't blame the village. On their website at …
Inspired by Oktoberfest, a small band of Grayslake hockey dads decided to craft their own beer with hockey-themed names.
It all began in Helsinki. Four Grayslake hockey dads went to Helsinki in 2009 to watch the Chicago Blackhawks play, the season they won the Stanley Cup. Don Chatten, Kurt Engdahl, Bill Hermes and Jeff Shepherd soaked in the culture and sampled the Helsinki beers, even having a drink with Coach Q, Joel Quenneville. There, an idea was born. "Why don't we make microbrews with obscure hockey names?" asked Chatten. "That's what we asked ourselves. And here we are." And so Light the Lamp Brewery, at lightthelampbrewery.com, was born. They incorporated in November 2010 and began experimenting with recipes and bottling processes, designing logos and T-shirts. Light the Lamp offfically went into production in 2011. Two more men have joined the COB…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Students from Grayslake North celebrated the completion of their high school days.
Congratulations, graduates! Although they waited in a very warm Field House for their diplomas, family and friends cheered and celebrated their success. Enjoy these images from the Grayslake North High School graduation on May 20.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Village of Grayslake will offer free yard waste collection services next week.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Grayslake Village officials announced that yard waste clean-up week will begin on Monday, April 9 and run through Friday, April 13. Residents may set out an unlimited amount of yard waste at the curb by 6 a.m. on their regular garbage pickup day. There is no cost to residents for this service. This free pick-up will occur one time only during yard waste clean-up week. Any yard waste must adhere to disposal guidelines below. After yard waste clean-up week, residents have additional yard waste disposal options: The Yard Waste Subscription Service includes weekly pick-up of up to six (6) bags, marked cans, or bundles of yard waste per week. This service runs from April through November for a seasonal fee of $75. A One-Time Pick-Up of up to …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The holiday season is officially underway, with Santa coming to town at The Oasis and the community tree lit on Center Street.
The Grayslake Tree Lighting Ceremony offered something for everyone, from carriage rides down Center Street to camel rides - yes, camels - near Village Hall, to Santa Claus at The Oasis. Large crowds turned out for the event on Nov. 25 to ring in the holiday season in a small town, nostalgic way. People enjoyed carolers and the Grayslake Chamber's Winter Market. There were carnival games and hot chocolate. And lots of holiday spirit everywhere, as captured in this photo gallery by Janelle Rominski.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Local Grayslake businesses handed out candy to trick-or-treaters on Saturday, Oct. 29. Kids of all ages flocked the downtown area to enjoy hay rides, clowns, bouncy houses and, of course, candy.
Downtown Trick-or-Treating 2011, sponsored by the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce.