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Cupcakes or quinoa? How several school districts regulate snacks

Jul 11 2014 | 11:54 pm - Jennifer Nickels’ complaints about a teacher rewarding her 7-year-old daughter and other Dundee Highlands Elementary School students with candy prompted a schoolwide survey to parents, who were fine with the sweets. Meanwhile, policies about...

How should police handle people with autism?

Jul 09 2014 | 5:17 am - Allison Kramer readily admits she had “a meltdown” when she threw a framed photo at a police officer and kneed him in the groin. But she also described the officer as “antagonistic” and, five months later, remains steadfast...

Dist. 300 ensemble books parade gig

Jul 02 2014 | 2:05 pm - The Dundee Middle School Street Ensemble in which kids learn music by beating garbage cans, paint buckets, metal chairs, pots and pans and the like, has booked a parade gig at Sleepy Hollow’s Fourth of July Celebration. The parade steps off...

Huntley driver hits car, house with truck

Jul 01 2014 | 4:32 pm - A 23-year-old Huntley man faces several charges after police said he ran a stop sign Monday evening before hitting a car with his truck and plowing into a nearby house before fleeing the scene. The truck hit the Huntley home's gas meter, causing a...

District 300 losing faith in state’s ability to pay them back

Jul 01 2014 | 5:17 am - Officials from Community Unit District 300 aren’t convinced the state will repay the millions of dollars it has owed them for more than a decade in time to pay for a new district headquarters. As a result, district leaders likely will rely on...

Despite Food Network win, food court taco stand struggles

Jun 29 2014 | 12:22 pm - Taco in a Bag may have had the good fortune to appear on a national reality TV show, but for the two men who run the West Dundee eatery, reality hit once the afterglow wore off and profits went south. “We're definitely committed to being here...

Boaters try to stay afloat at Glen Ellyn regatta

Jun 28 2014 | 6:55 pm - Rose Mugnanai and five of her closest “fwends” didn’t enter Saturday’s Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta to win it. The teen girls from Glen Ellyn just wanted to have fun, even if it meant their boat capsized in the lake before...

McHenry man killed in motorcycle vs. truck-trailer accident

Jun 28 2014 | 10:41 am - A 24-year-old McHenry man was killed Friday evening after his motorcycle hit a pickup truck that was towing a small trailer in McHenry, authorities said. William C. Baehne was pronounced dead at 8:36 p.m., according to a release from Dr. Anne...

Free kids event in Algonquin explains community services

Jun 28 2014 | 6:31 pm - [No Paragraph Style]NewsThe Children’s Safety Expo, held Saturday at Heineman Middle School in Algonquin was a one-stop information source for parents and their children on detailed resources available in the community.

Two people, dog rescued from Fox River in Algonquin

Jun 25 2014 | 7:53 pm - Firefighters from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District rescued two people and a dog after their boat got stuck under an Algonquin bridge Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Firefighters rescued the group by putting them in...

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