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Images: One year anniversary of spring 2013 floods
Tyler Rachel, 14 and Jason Goris, 13 of Lombard check out a taxi stuck in the floodwaters along Finley Road near Charles Lane in Lombard Thursday.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
D300 OKs $2.1 million in construction bids
Plans have taken a step closer to fruition by Community Unit School District 300 to build a new administration building in Algonquin and revamp the former central office space in Carpentersville for use by the district's alternative school.
Algonquin police reports for April 15, 2014
He also was wanted on a warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections for a parole violation.
Harper prof squeezes century of local mob hits into book
The illustration for Harper College professor Wayne A. Johnson's new book detailing local mob killings was drawn by Harper student Daniella Boyd of Wheeling.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Food for Fines Week at Algonquin Area Library
During National Library Week , the Algonquin Area Public Library will offer its popular Food for Fines program.
10 stories you may have missed this weekend
2. Lots of people build model trains, but Elgin master mechanic David H. Kloke is building a full-size replica of the funeral train car that carried Abraham Lincoln's body in 1865 from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Ill.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Morning rains can't deter Lake in the Hills runners
Jerry Cravens of Algonquin talks with his son Owen, 10, near the finish line Sunday morning at the 15th Run Thru The Hills 5K and 10K road races in Lake in the Hills.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Recovering new housing market restarts some unfinished subdivisions
A Horizon Carpentry employee works on a new house in the Talamore Hartford Series of Ryland Homes in Huntley.
Huntley, others receive ITEP grants for bike projects
HUNTLEY – The state will grant Huntley $1.1 million to build a multi-use path that would allow runners and bicyclists to safely navigate Route 47. Transportation projects in Algonquin, Lakemoor and McHenry are also included in the $52.7 million investment Gov. Pat Quinn announced on Saturday.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Algonquin Rotary hosts poker tournament April 26
LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Algonquin Rotary Club will host a Texas Hold'em charity tournament at 6 p.m., April 26, inside the Lake in the Hills American Legion, 1101 W. Algonquin Road.
McHenry County's thirst for craft beer grows
Those left wanting more flavor and freshness when sipping a brew have new reason to smack their lips as McHenry County's craft brew scene continues to ferment.
Rentals, mixed-use projects revive old suburban locations
Consider this scenario: A disconnected assortment of old buildings in an otherwise thriving downtown stands for years, taking up space but not adding to the vibrancy of the community.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Officials: Fire started on grill, spread to second home
A fire that possibly started in a grill Wednesday afternoon turned into an extra alarm blaze that damaged two homes along the Fox River in an unincorporated area near Crystal Lake, fire officials said.
E. Dundee adds video gambling facility fees
During Monday's board meeting, Trustees Allen Skillicorn and Dan Selep voted against the proposal, which will require those businesses to pay a $1,000-a-year permit fee and an additional fee of $250 per machine annually.
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Kane County Board approves 5 percent raises
The Kane County Board on Tuesday voted 17-5 to award 5 percent raises to Brad Sauer, emergency communications; Mark VanKerkhoff, development and community services; Scott Berger, community reinvestment; Roger Fahnestock, chief information officer; Barb Jeffers, public health; Donald Bryant, emergency management; Mark Armstrong, assessments; Sheila ... (more)
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Kane County Board approves salary increases for executives
Executive directors working for Kane County will see a bump in their salaries following a 17-5 county board vote Tuesday.
Defenders host Woodstock recycling drive April 12
The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will again conduct a recycling drive April 12th from 9a.m. until noon, at the Farm Bureau building, 1102 McConnell Road in Woodstock.
Bomb squad responds to suspicious object in Algonquin
Algonquin police, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire officials, and the Kane County Bomb Squad are responding to an unknown object behind the Algonquin village hall in a wooded area south of Route 62. Police were called around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday after the public works department found a green piece of PVC pipe in the woods, according to Algonquin ... (more)
Huntley library director coming from Rockford
Novak has extensive background in library science, law and accounting. He will be Huntley library's fourth director in 25 years.
W. Dundee discusses proposed new taxes, fees
West Dundee officials are giving themselves another meeting to go over how they can fill an estimated $300,000 shortfall in the upcoming budget.