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    Algonquin Bypass slated to open Thursday

    The long-awaited opening of the Algonquin Bypass is slated for Thursday. The three-year, $88.5 million project will allow motorists to bypass downtown Algonquin and allow that downtown road to become more pedestrian friendly.

    Aug 30, 2014 11:25 AM

    The long-awaited Algonquin Bypass project that has been in the works for three years now will open Thursday. The $88.5 million project created a new, four-lane, 2.2-mile segment of Route 31 that allows motorists to bypass downtown. “We do have a historic downtown and it’s the heart and soul, just like every community, which is very important. It returns Main Street to a downtown street,” Algonquin Village President John Schmitt said.


    Perez produces his last car show as Kane County Sheriff

    Hayden Senese and Evan Olson of Sugar Grove check out a souped-up 1965 Chevy Nova at Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez’s Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show at the Martin family farm in Elburn.

    Aug 30, 2014 4:37 PM

    Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez is not running in the upcoming election so Saturday’s Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show in Elburn will be the last he organizes as sheriff. “It is a good way for the sheriff’s office to work hand-in-hand with the community to help people less fortunate,” he said Saturday.


    Blind man, 67, goes indoor sky diving in Naperville

    Otto Becker, 67, of Aurora is blind but still wants to experience the rush of indoor sky diving at iFly in Naperville.

    Aug 30, 2014 7:47 PM

    Otto Becker, 67, of Aurora, has been blind his entire life. But ever since he met his friend Dan Coyne two years ago, the pair have become adrenaline junkies. Coyne, who has his vision, acts as Becker’s guide and fellow guinea pig. They’ve conquered paint balling. They’ve gone sailing on Lake Michigan during high winds. And they thought sky diving, at least the indoor version at iFly in Naperville, would be a can't miss experience.


    Airport in Wheeling hosts inaugural Run the Runway event

    Runners take off down the runway for the inaugural Run the Runway 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk Saturday at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling.

    Aug 30, 2014 6:08 PM

    n open house Saturday at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling began with the inaugural Run the Runway 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk to raise funds for scholarships awarded through the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association Scholarship Foundation.


    Cardboard boat races wet fun in Wauconda

    Besides trying to win the race, these sailors, clockwise from left, Maia Cordova, 7, of Wauconda, Max Testa, 9, of Cary, Laindy Cordova, 7, of Wauconda, and Austin Miller, 7, of Grayslake, also competed for best dressed at Saturday’s Cardboard Boat Races at Wauconda’s Bangs Lake.

    Aug 30, 2014 6:00 PM

    The 13th Annual Labor Day Cardboard Boat Races at Wauconda's Bangs Lake wasn't all about winning. Even those who lost, or even sunk, were eligible for prizes. As long as they looked good doing it.


    White Sox celebrate Jackie Robinson West

    A member of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team high-fives a member of the White Sox as they were honored before the second game of the Sox's doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.

    Aug 31, 2014 12:01 AM

    The Jackie Robinson West All-Star Little League team that won the U.S. championship in Williamsport, Pa., last week was honored by the White Sox Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.

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