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Carpentersville park up for grant but needs help
A Carpentersville park needs the public's help securing a grant so volunteers can continue turning it into a regional destination for mountain bikers.
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7 hrs ago
New taxes in West Dundee to offset Target departure
West Dundee officials will impose new taxes on those who buy gasoline as well as food and beverages in the village, their way of plugging a $400,000 deficit mostly to blame on Target's looming closure.
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Liberty Elementary hosts health fair Sunday
CARPENTERSVILLE – The Liberty Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will host its first health and fitness fair for students and families on Sunday.
Wed Apr 23, 2014
Blaze reveals rift between Barrington fire agencies
Barrington's fire chief is publicly questioning the procedures of the recently formed Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District's department after a recent house fire just blocks from the village's border.
Carpentersville firefighters won't lose jobs
Two Carpentersville firefighters originally scheduled to lose their jobs at the end of the month will remain on duty, thanks to an agreement the village inked with the union for the village's full-time firefighters that will save money elsewhere.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
7 years for Carpentersville weapons charge
A 26-year-old Carpentersville man recently was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to a weapons charge, according to court records.
Officials, union agree to keep two firefighter positions
The jobs of two Carpentersville firefighters that were destined for the chopping block have been saved thanks to a compromise between village officials and the union representing the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4790.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Mayors say municipalities need pension reform
The city of Chicago isn't the only municipality that needs pension reform help from the Illinois Legislature, a couple dozen mayors and village presidents argued at a news conference Monday, pushing for relief from soaring police and fire pension costs.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
FootGolf does not have a stringent dress code like traditional golf, but many players opt to mix elements of traditional golf clothing.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Crews spend spring filling potholes created during winter
The extreme cold temperatures did more than just keep people indoors this winter.
Mexican dance group in Elgin looking for new space
Estrellita Salas, front left, and Luz Maria Zambrano, with the pink shirt, both 5 years old and from Elgin, practice with Ballet Folklorico Girasol Thursday at Grand Plaza El Mesias mall in Elgin.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Democrats: Illinois schools could face major cuts
SPRINGFIELD – Most of Illinois' 860 school districts would see cuts in funding if the state's temporary tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, according to a document being circulated as part of Illinois Democrats' campaign to preserve the tax hike and push to update the state's school funding formula.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Carpenter Park set to receive makeover funds
The village has big plans for one of its most popular parks, and some recent good news from the state of Illinois will help bring those plans to fruition.
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.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
District 300 to lobby state lawmakers for overdue capital grants
CARPENTERSVILLE – School District 300 Board members want to pressure state lawmakers to award overdue construction money the district would use to help finance a $7 million project.
District 300 close to naming next superintendent
A decision on who will lead Community Unit District 300 could be taken in two weeks, a district official said Monday.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Two finalists remain in D-300 superintendent search
CARPENTERSVILLE – District 300 board members are close to naming the next superintendent to lead the sixth largest school district in Illinois.
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.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Four musicals take the stage at Fox Valley high schools
Maria and Tony sing together on Maria's fire escape during a rehearsal for "West Side Story" at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
U-46 school board revisits using lobbyists
Elgin Area School District U-46 officials are debating whether the district needs a lobbyist to represent its interests in Springfield.