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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
Lake in the Hills Police Release Labor Day Enforcement Statistics
Lake in the Hills Police last week announced its results of the late-night plans for the 2014 Labor Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Impaired Driving Crackdown. During the crackdown the Lake in the Hills Police made 40 traffic stops for various violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
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.
Firefighter injured, cats killed in Algonquin house fire
Firefighters from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District were dispatched at 5:15 a.m. to reports of a structure fire at 1312 Merrill Ave. in Algonquin. The first crews to arrive about two minutes later found a single-story home with smoke showing.
Cats Die in Algonquin House Fire; Firefighter Injured
Firefighters responded to 1312 Merrill Ave. in Algonquin at 5:15 a.m. for a report of a fire on the first floor of the single-story home, according to a Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District press release. The fire was brought under control within minutes.
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.
Stella's Place opens in Lake in the Hills
Stella's Place, 319 N. Randall Road, Lake in the Hills, is a cafe and video gambling place that recently opened. It has a cafe-style menu paired with a selection of wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
LITH moving some permit applications online only
LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Public Portal on the village of Lake of the Hills' website will be the go-to place for certain building permits and contractor license applications starting Monday. The portal, which is managed by the Community Development Department, allows residents, contractors and businesses to apply for certain building permits, check the status of their permit, apply for a contractor's or business license, request an inspection and report a code violation.
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.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Temporary Halloween stores popping up along Randall
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Carpentersville church moving to Lake in the Hills
El Pan de Vida Pentecostal Church, which is currently in Carpentersville, plans to move its congregation to 9356 Virginia Road in Lake in the Hills within a week or two, said the Rev. Luis Nieves, pastor of the church.
Lake in the Hills man denies child pornography charges
Joseph N. Longbottom, of 4618 Courtney Drive, pleaded not guilty to eight felony counts of possession of child pornography. If convicted, each charge carries a sentencing range of three to seven years in prison, followed by a possible parole term of three years to natural life.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Renovations coming to Lombard movie theater
Moviegoers will have a new and improved experience in a few months when they visit the AMC movie theater complex at Yorktown Center in Lombard. AMC Spokesman Ryan Noonan said the company has decided to do some major renovations to the theater's 18 auditoriums, including the addition of power reclining chairs, wider aisles and access to more food options and alcohol.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Detour: Late October finish set for Route 31-176 mess
We start with an update on a Crystal Lake project that's very late and has a lot of people angry: • ROUTES 31 AND 176: As we reported on today's front page, the Illinois Department of Transportation is anticipating finishing the ongoing nightmare for commuters, businesses and residents by the end of October. The $10.2 million project will modernize and widen the intersection.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Lake in the Hills chiropractor, wife sentenced for health fraud scheme
A former Lake in the Hills chiropractor and his fitness instructor wife were recently sentenced to federal prison for a $1 million health fraud scheme, officials said. Andrew Carr, 45, was sentenced to eight years at a hearing last week, while Wendy Carr, 43, received a 28-month sentence on Wednesday for the scheme that they continued for a year after they were indicted in 2011, the U.S. attorney's office said in a release.
McHenry County committee rejects CFI, seeks traditonal Randall intersection fix
WOODSTOCK – In the end, the controversial proposal to build a continuous-flow intersection at Randall and Algonquin roads wasn't even on the table.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Armed With Pistol, LITH Teen Robs Liquor Store: Police
A 19-year-old Lake in the Hills man has charged with aggravated armed robbery for holding up a Carpentersville liquor store this past week.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Detour: Johnsburg roundabout open to traffic
The detour of Routes 31, 120 and Chapel Hill Road is lifted. The $2.7 million roundabout was the second phase of a project to improve Johnsburg Road.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Cary seeks public input on allowing backyard chickens
CARY – Veterinarian Christy McCratic has co-workers who own chickens and from time to time bring in eggs to their Schaumburg office.