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Waukegan, IL (1938-2018)

Published   Jun 11, 2024 12:25PM
John Anthony Shubitz, age 80, of Waukegan, Illinois, passed away on September 7, 2018. Born on July 29, 1938, in Duluth, Minnesota, to Slovenian immigrant parents Thomas and Mary Subic (which became Shubitz at Ellis Island), John was the seventh of eight children born in the Shubitz family. His death was caused by complications from Parkinson’s disease. John is survived by his wife, Rita (Latini) Shubitz; sons Mark (Jenny Vasquez) and Steven; and grandsons Jonathan and Matthew. John is also survived by two sisters, Genevieve Shubitz and Dorot ... Read more

Robert James McDowell

89 – of Winston-Salem, passed peacefully Monday, March 11, 2024. He was born January 3, 1935 in Waukegan, Illinois to the late Joseph and Margaret (Moos) McDowell.

He enjoyed spending time on crafts, especially woodworking. Robert was ... Read more

Illinois lawmakers clear major healthcare reforms, but House

SPRINGFIELD — Amid behind-the-scenes squabbles and with final drafts still in flux, lawmakers cleared two key healthcare reforms Saturday but took no decisive floor action on three key budget bills.

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Ch ... Read more

Gary Anderson (1934-2024)

Gary Anderson

Gary Lane Anderson passed away peacefully on May 8, 2024, during a nap in his favorite chair in his apartment in Ogallala, Nebraska. He was just six weeks shy of his 90th birthday.

Gary was well known for his p ... Read more

May the Fourth, Kentucky Derby events among 5 things to do in Springfield this weekend

It’s a duel of fates this weekend, between the niche and well-loved events in town. Celebrate sports of all sorts with "rat races" you’d never have guessed, to costumed smugglers and wookies around town.

150th Kentucky Derby Party at Kentucky Burn

What: For the second year in a row, Kentucky Burn bar on the North End is celebrating over 100 years of sportsmanship with whiskey, bourbon and good company. According to the bar, boatloads of drink specials will be available to celebrate the Kentucky Derby with a glass i ... Read more

Tax hike proposals stall budget talks in Illinois.

SPRINGFIELD — Despite their iron-clad control in Springfield, Illinois Democrats for the second straight year will be unable to meet a self-imposed deadline for approving a state spending plan as Gov. J.B. Pritzker faces pushback from his own party ... Read more

Illinois Capitol Building lockdown is lifted, per Gov. J.B.

Dominic Genetti was born and raised in St. Louis and has been in the media industry since 2003. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwest Missouri State University, and has covered a variety of subjects including hard news, courts, ... Read more

This Is The Most Beautiful Lake in North Carolina

As summer approaches, many North Carolinians are eagerly planning their escapes to the state's stunning bodies of water. Among the myriad lakes that dot the landscape, one stands out as the most beautiful: Lake Norman. Recently recognized by the popu ... Read more