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County Board chooses conventional intersection at Randall and Algonquin roads
WOODSTOCK – In a 17-7 vote, the County Board on Tuesday decided to move forward with a conventional intersection design at Randall and Algonquin roads, if Randall Road is widened in the future. The conventional intersection design replaces the controversial continuous flow intersection plan that had previously been proposed and received promised funding from the Chicago Metropolitan Planning Agency.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
'Clean comedian' to perform at church
The Fine Art Series at the Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington St., presents "clean comedian" Sally Edwards at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald.
Crystal Lake Centennial Paddles auctioned off at Lakeside Legacy Art Show
Bernotas Middle School, with art teacher Catherine Plunkett, wins "most artistic" at Crystal Lake Centennial paddle auction at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park on Sept. 5. On Sept.
S.C. Dad Accused of Killing 5 Kids Has Criminal Ties to Crystal Lake, Once Lived in Algonquin
A 32-year-old South Carolina man -- who has a criminal record dating back to his teen years when he lived in the northwest Chicago suburbs -- was charged last week with killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama, according to the Associated Press. Timothy Jones was arrested more than a decade ago for cocaine possession on March 30, 2001, in Carpentersville; and again on Sept.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Crystal Lake man charged with DUI after car vs. motorcycle crash
A Crystal Lake man was charged with driving under the influence and improper lane usage after his car crashed into a motorcycle on Saturday evening in Crystal Lake. Ronald Barba, 59, of Crystal Lake, was turning left from southbound Pingree Road onto Point Drive around 9:45 p.m. Sunday night, when his 2002 Honda CRV crashed into a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle going northbound on Pingree and being driven by 24-year-old Joshua Werner of Algonquin, according to Crystal Lake Police Commander Thomas Kretschmer.
Detour: New road closure in Algonquin behind the Commons
Boyer Road will be closed so workers can rebuild a small stretch from 200 feet south of Corporate Parkway to the village limits. The repair is expected to cost $452,000.
One firefighter injured, two cats dead in Algonquin fire
At approximately 5:15 a.m., the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire at 1312 Merrill, Ave. in Algonquin for a first-floor fire. Crews arrived at 5:17 a.m. and found a single-story home with smoke showing.
Bub's Subs creator tries hot dog restaurant in Lake in the Hills
Dominick Pulli, owner of Bub's Subs sandwich shop in Algonquin, poses for a portrait outside his new restaurant, Chicago Grill, on Randall Road in Lake in the Hills. Hots dogs are topped with onions, peppers, mustard and relish at Chicago Grill on Randall Road in Lake in the Hills.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Officials work on Algonquin TIF deal
The Community Unit School District 300 Board, which includes part of Algonquin, has approved an intergovernmental agreement with the village that allows for the school district to receive revenue from property taxes generated after the TIF is in place. Algonquin Assistant Village Manager Mike Kumbera would not comment on the agreement, as the Village Board has yet to discuss the proposal.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
New Elk Grove library director comes from jobs in Huntley, Arlington Heights
An Arlington Heights native and former Huntley library director has been named the new top librarian in Elk Grove Village. Patrick McDonald replaces longtime Elk Grove library director Lee Maternowski, who retired in June after 17 years at the helm, and a total of 38 years at the library.
It's Our River Algonquin clean-up scheduled for Sept. 20
ALGONQUIN – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the village are sponsoring the seventh annual “It's Our River Day” celebration and clean-up. The event is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Lancer Joust showcases high school marching bands
The 36th annual Lake Park Lancer Joust , an all-day marching band competition, will showcase 17 bands representing high schools from Illinois and Wisconsin. Preliminary competition begins about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
Local Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
Semifinalists include Madelyn Lanham from Harry D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin; Derek A. Holtz and Emma N. Lang from Cary-Grove High School; Kirk J. Bowman, a home school student in Cary; Kristin L Noller a Crystal Lake South High School student and Roshini H. Bhatt and Ryan W. Czarnecki who are both attend Huntley High School. The National Merit scholarship program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.
Algonquin planning to rebuild part of Boyer Road
ALGONQUIN – A section of a road will have to be shutdown during the fall so it can be rebuilt. Boyer Road will be closed as workers carry out a reconstruction project.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Allan Pinkerton's decision
Allan Pinkerton faced a decision involving right and wrong. Pinkerton was born near Glasgow, Scotland on Aug. 25, 1819.
McHenry County drops controversial intersection plan
McHenry County officials have dropped a controversial idea to build a new kind of intersection at Algonquin and Randall roads for improved traffic flow. The McHenry County Board's Transportation Committee recently voted 3-2 to reject the proposed continuous-flow intersection, or CFI, which would allow through traffic to move unimpeded through the intersection while simultaneously allowing left turns from a crossover lane regulated by a separate light.
Recycling drive planned for McHenry
The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will be collecting fluorescent tubes, polystyrene foam like Styrofoam, electronics, VHS and cassette tapes, DVDs, CDs, packing peanuts, unpopped bubble wrap and batteries from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Metra Station parking lot, 4005 Main St. Many of the items collected are not usually accepted in curbside programs and can be harmful to the environment if put in a landfill, according to news release.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Scoring ACT performance in McHenry County high schools
2. Sarah Nader - firstname.lastname@example.org Nicole Navarro, 17, of Huntley works on a math problem during her ACT prep class at the Sylvan Learning Center in Algonquin on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Sarah Nader - email@example.com Instructor Michelle Foutch works with Nicole Navarro , 17, of Huntley and Kristin Witty, 17, of Algonquin during an ACT prep class at the Sylvan Learning Center in Algonquin on Tuesday, Sept.
Westfield Community School students log 9,500 hours of summer learning
Sarah Nader- firstname.lastname@example.org Fifth-grader Simisola Jaiyesimi, 10, of Algonquin signs into the summer learning challenge program during class at Westfield Community School in Algonquin on Sept. 2. About 28 percent of students participated in a summer learning challenge, and the school considers this a victory in the effort to keep students sharp over the summer months.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Craver: As a stakeholder, I demand government stop calling me a stakeholder
Before you mistake me for a man of letters, I must confess that I only know the quote because it pops up on the video game “Civilization IV” once your tribe discovers writing. But Buddha was being polite.