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The north suburban community of Waukegan is the latest town to get in on the high-stakes game of bidding for the Chicago Bears, joining Naperville, Chicago and Arlington Heights. 

An aerial view of Waukegan National Airport. (Facebook / Waukegan Port District - Waukegan National Airport)

A proposal from the Waukegan Port District to buy 52 acres of forest preserve land to accommodate construction of a new airport runway is stirring up controversy in Lake County.

Clifftina Johnson, back left, Tafara Williams' mother, cries as her daughter, Sasha Williams, sings during a press conference outside City Hall in Waukegan, Ill., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

A grand jury returned indictments on Wednesday against former Waukegan police Officer Dante Salinas in the Oct. 20, 2020, shooting that killed a 19-year-old local man, Marcellis Stinnette, and wounded his girlfriend.

Members of the Indiana State football team console one another after a vigil at Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute, Ind., on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, for students, including fellow football players, who were involved in a car crash earlier in the day. (Joseph C. Garza / The Tribune-Star via AP)

The single-vehicle crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when the vehicle went off a state highway and struck a tree in the small town of Riley, about 10 miles from the university’s Terre Haute campus.

Adam Carson and Nydia Gonzalez-Carson, owners of Supermarcado Gonzalez in Waukegan. (WTTW News)

A husband and wife in Waukegan have transformed their grocery store to include a coffee shop, boutique and a gathering place for fellow entrepreneurs. 

Pallbearers carry the body of Eduardo Uvaldo, who was killed Monday during a mass shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., from the Memorial Chapel funeral home after visitation and a service Saturday, July 9, 2022, in Waukegan, Ill. (AP Photo/  Charles Rex Arbogast)

Eduardo Uvaldo, who would have turned 70 on Friday, was a native of Mexico who first moved to the United States when he was 15. In an obituary, he was remembered for his love of his large family — he was survived by his wife, Maria, four daughters, four siblings, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House, on Feb. 15, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

The infusion from the bipartisan measure enacted in November, combined with annual funding through an ongoing recovery program, will enable agencies by 2030 to finish work on 22 sites designated a quarter-century ago as among the region's most degraded. 

Activists want a date when the 88-year-old Waukegan coal-fired power plant will begin a transition to cleaner power. But NRG Energy says it's poured millions into pollution controls for the plant and has no plans to close.

Waukegan teachers are entering their fourth week on strike -- today is day 18. Brandis Friedman talks with parents, teachers, and both sides of the negotiating table.