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  • The car which crashed into a pond near Algonquin Commons is pulled from the water Wednesday afternoon after first responders smashed the vehicle’s sunroof and pulled Paul Mellor, 57, of Algonquin, from the sinking car. Mellor was unconscious and not breathing when he was pulled from the car, officials said.

    57-year-old man went from parking lot into pondApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 57-year-old man who was pulled through the sunroof of his car Wednesday morning just as it was sinking into a pond at Algonquin Commons, is listed in critical condition at an area hospital, authorities said.

  • James Amos

    Off-duty West Dundee fireman saves woman's lifeMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    The rest of the world may call James Amos a hero, but the off-duty West Dundee firefighter who saved a woman's life in an Algonquin gym last week says he was just in the right place at the right time. "I just consider myself willing to do what it takes when the moment arises," said Amos, a West Dundee firefighter for almost 13 years.

  • A teenage employee was severely injured Sunday when his arm became tangled in ski lift machinery at Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park near Algonquin.

    Jacobs teen injured at ski facility recoveringMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 17-year-old Jacobs High School student who was injured Sunday afternoon when his arm became tangled in machinery that operates a ski lift at the Raging Buffalo Snowboard and Ski Park in Algonquin is still recovering at the hospital, authorities said. “I'm anxiously awaiting a report to see how he's doing,” School District 300 Superintendent Michael Bregy said Monday.

  • Firefighters open the roof of a condominium on the 1600 block of Carlemont Drive in Crystal Lake as a fire spreads through the roof Monday afternoon.

    Fire at Crystal Lake condominium complexFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Crews from the Crystal Lake Fire Department as well as several surrounding municipalities are battling a condominium fire on Carlemont Drive Monday afternoon. There are no reports of any injuries.

  • Basement fire damages Algonquin house Feb 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Algonquin resident returned home Friday night to find the house on fire. Firefighters were called at 9:12 p.m. to 2141 Cumberland Parkway, according to a news release from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District. Fire was found in the basement and extinguished by 9:22 p.m.

  • Fire near Algonquin requires morning, afternoon visits Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    A faulty fireplace is to blame for a Tuesday morning fire that required two visits from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District, an official said. The chimney fire occurred at a house in the 1300 block of Kendall Avenue in unincorporated McHenry County at 6:32 a.m. Fire personnel returned several hours later to eliminate sparks left over from the first fire. “There was a little bit of rekindle, a little bit of smoldering in the roof,” Assistant Fire Chief Peter Van Dorpe explained.

  • Downtown Algonquin fire sends one to hospital Jan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    A fire at a downtown building Friday night in Algonquin sends one man to the hospital and causes $40,000 in damage. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

  •  Algonquin leaders are calling on the public to help them clear hydrants buried in snow, like this one on Corporate Parkway, west of Randall Road.

    Algonquin wants your help keeping hydrants clear Jan 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Algonquin leaders are calling on the public to help them keep the village’s fire hydrants safe and visible for the firefighters. The village launched its Adopt-A-Hydrant program earlier this week. “We have over 2,200 hydrants in town and when we get snow covers like this last storm, it’s very hard to get around to clearing the hydrants just by the quantity,” said Andy Warmus, the village’s utilities superintendent.

  • Algonquin-Lake in the Hills firefighters raising money for kids’ coats Dec 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    The firefighters in the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District invite you to help them secure new, American-made winter coats for needy, at-risk children. They have joined forces with Operation Warm, a national non-profit foundation whose mission is finding new coats for children.

  •  Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District trustees approved auto-aid agreements with the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Carpentersville and East Dundee fire departments. But a negotiated draft of one with Barrington was not voted upon.

    Auto-aid deal still eludes Barrington, fire district Nov 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Ironically but not coincidentally, the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District’s negotiation of automatic-aid agreements with its neighbors is taking the longest with its current contractual partner, the Barrington Fire Department.

  • Barrington fire district to have 3 assistant chiefs Nov 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Less than two months before they’ll be operating independently, Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District trustees Monday approved another automatic-aid agreement with a neighbor and authorized the hire of three part-time assistant chiefs. Officials added an auto-aid agreement with the Fox River Grove Fire Protection District to ones they approved two weeks ago with the fire departments of Lake Zurich and Long Grove.

  • No injuries reported in Lake in the Hills blaze Oct 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    No one was injured but three families were evacuated during an apartment fire in the 1300 blockof Cunat Road in Lake in the Hills Thursday night. A kitchen fire is blamed for the damge.

  • Algonquin fire limited to kitchen Oct 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    No one was injured in a structure fire in Algonquin overnight Tuesday, authorities said. Crews were called to the 1400 block of Winaki Trail and put out a kitchen fire.

  • No one injured in east side Algonquin fire Jun 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fire officials are investigating the cause of an early-morning fire that caused less than $10,000 damage to a house on the east side of Algonquin. No injuries were reported.

  •  Six students from Algonquin Lakes Elementary School were sent to two area hospitals for evaluation after an accident involving a bounce house at the Algonquin Lakes Elementary School Thursday. The school’s end of the year celebration had been moved inside due to inclement weather.

    Minor injuries for 17 Algonquin students in bounce house accident May 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Six students from Algonquin Lakes Elementary School were sent to area hospitals for evaluation Thursday afternoon after they were injured in a bounce house during an indoor school celebration, officials said. Another 11 students were treated at the school and released to their parents. There were no serious injuries.

  • John Schuldt

    Former Carpentersville fire chief retired amid probe into his conduct May 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Former Carpentersville Fire Chief John Schuldt retired from the fire department at the height of an investigation into whether he inappropriately touched two female village employees, records obtained by the Daily Herald show. Schuldt said the allegations are incorrect and have nothing to with why he retired. "I'm not going to do a he-said, she-said in the newspaper," Schuldt said.

  •  This is one of the 55 air packs the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District will replace.

    FEMA doles out grant money to Algonquin/LITH, Palatine Mar 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Thanks to Uncle Sam, a pair of suburban fire protection districts can forge ahead with buying new equipment to make their jobs safer and more efficient. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will soon award $372,149 to the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and $10,450 to the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District.

  • Rick Naatz, running for Algonquin-LITH Fire Board (6-year Terms)

    Rick Naatz: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Rick Naatz, running for Algonquin-LITH Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • Joseph Saunders: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Joseph Saunders, running for Algonquin-LITH Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • Natalie Littlefield: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Natalie Littlefield, running for Algonquin-LITH Fire Board (6-year Terms)

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