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High winds could cause lake floodingChicago area residents are waking up this morning to lakeshore flood advisory and chilly temperatures. We can also expect rain from Hurricane Joaquin.Last Updated Oct 3, 2015 6:54 AM
Brother of Bears legend Brian Urlacher enters 26th District raceUpdated Oct 2, 2015 3:06 PM
Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher is running for the 26th District Illinois Senate seat that will be vacant following state Sen. Dan Duffy’s decision not to seek re-election in 2016. Urlacher said he feels he has the youth and work ethic to do some good in Springfield.
McHenry high schools closed amid teachers strikeUpdated Oct 1, 2015 4:38 PM
McHenry High School District 156 schools are closed after teachers went on strike early Thursday morning. The two sides were far apart on pay.
Former Algonquin man convicted of killing father, stepmomUpdated Oct 1, 2015 12:01 PM
Michael Romano, formerly of Algonquin, was found guilty Thursday of murdering his father and stepmother in their home near Cary in 2006.
Roskam not running for GOP leadership, encourages party unityUpdated Sep 30, 2015 9:27 PM
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam said on Wednesday that he will run for a leadership position in Congress and encouraged his party to look for a new “plan, not just a person” in the wake of Speaker John Boehner’s resignation.
Jury to resume deliberating 2006 Cary double murder Thursday morningUpdated Sep 30, 2015 7:34 PM
A jury will resume deliberations Thursday morning in the trial of Michael Romano, a former Algonquin man accused of gunning down his estranged father and stepmother in their Cary area home in November 2006 for a share of their $2 million estate. "It's like a puzzle," Assistant State's Attorney John Gibbons told jurors. "That puzzle is not difficult: motive, money with a side order of resentment."
Barrington Hills mayor announces run for state SenateUpdated Sep 30, 2015 5:21 PM
Barrington Hills Village President Martin McLaughlin is running as a Republican for the 26th District Illinois Senate seat. “I don’t see the state’s problems as being Republican problems or Democrat problems, it’s a business problem of not paying our bills,” McLaughlin said.
Testimony: Double murder suspect planned to repay mistress, used distinct ammoUpdated Sep 28, 2015 7:06 PM
A former Algonquin man accused of gunning down his parents in 2006 for a $2 million inheritance planned to repay his mistress with the money and used a distinct .22-caliber ammunition, according to testimony Monday. Michael W. Romano, 56, faces life in prison if convicted of killing his father, Nick Sr., and stepmother, Gloria.
Dawn Patrol: Roskam won’t seek leadership post; deliberations continue in double murderUpdated Oct 1, 2015 5:37 AM
Roskam won't seek leadership post. Jury to resume deliberations in double murder trial. Justice Department sues Des Plaines. Watchdog says FAA is ill-prepared for repeat of sabotage. Round Lake fire shuts down Rt. 120. Cubs beat Reds 10-3. Jose Abreu one RBI shy of history. Imrem says it's hard to feel sorry for Derrick Rose. Opportunity for some Bears to step up.
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- Roskam: Boehner move caused ‘frantic race for position’
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- Children make pine cone bird feeders at the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) class, hosted by Citizens for Conservation in Barrington. During the first part of the class, the children used binoculars to look for birds and count how many they saw. Their results were tallied and added to a global database as part of the international bird count. Tom Benjamin
- Forest preserve employees hauled used Christmas trees to the Baker's Lake heron rookery using all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles. Volunteers from Citizens for Conservation and Friends of Deer Grove East were waiting on the island to trim the trees and stand them upright or lay them flat, providing nesting structures for herons, egrets and cormorants. Approximately 80 ? 100 Christmas trees are recycled in this way every year to freshen the rookery. Steve Halm
- Children look for birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The GBBC is an annual event at which bird watchers of all ages count birds to get a real-time snapshot of where birds are all over the world. The local event was hosted by Citizens for Conservation in Barrington. Tom Benjamin
- Citizens for Conservation (CFC) volunteers started off the new year last Saturday by clearing brush from an oak woods owned by CFC. Dedicated volunteers have worked there for 5 years to clear invasive plants from the 6-acre parcel and have made good progress. Restoration has already begun on the site. Donna Bolzman
- 28 Mixed Media pieces by Peggy Gannon will be displayed at the Starline Gallery in Harvard April 25 from 6-9 p.m. Peggy Gannon
- South Barrington Garden Club Donates $1,200 to Home of the Sparrow Left to Right: Sophia DeVries,Fund Development Mgr of Home of the Sparrow; Nancy Ebner, President of South Barrington Garden Club and garden club members Judy Decker and Susan Slapke Beverly Rupany
- St. Francis de Sales students from the play, "The Little Mermaid." Performances will be held at 7 p.m. May 17 and 18. Angela Mooney
- U9 Barrington Broncos Travel Team Spring Classic 2013 Champions: front row, James Ensign, TJ Swidorski, Ryan Anderson, Tommy Kondraros, Danny Sheedy; and back row, Justin Mirski, Logan Eisenbarth, Tristan Roney, Peter Maestranzi, and Brady Dern. Caroline Eisenbarth
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