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  • Russell Cardelli: Candidate Profile Feb 25, 2013 8:15 PM
    Candidate information for RUSSELL CARDELLI, running for Algonquin Township Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Autumn Drive showcases McHenry County farms, vendors Oct 17, 2012 2:47 PM
    A drive in the country to see the fall colors can be fun, but what if that drive included stops at farms and galleries for antiquing, crafts, lunch, and local produce? The McHenry County Autumn Drive, now in its 25th year, features more than a dozen stops on and around Garden Valley Road, each with its unique offerings.

     
  • Algonquin man killed in hit-and-run in McHenry County Oct 1, 2012 3:37 PM
    A 22-year-old Algonquin man was killed in a hit and run accident Monday morning in unincorporated Algonquin Township. Police say John Fennessy was struck on East Main Street, west of Newbold Road. The car was headed eastbound within the 600 block of East Main Street. The driver of the vehicle did not stop.

     
  • Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raises Aug 29, 2012 1:58 PM
    While most American workers have spent the past four years getting by with stagnating wages, or making even less than in years before, a segment of government employees is doing just fine. Elected officials in 31 suburban townships combined to make $661,387 more this year than they did in 2009. In many cases, they gave themselves the raises -- and they're getting ready to do it again.

     
  • Township lobbying staff receiving public pensions Mar 14, 2012 1:30 PM
    Though it's funded almost entirely by townships out of their tax collections, the lobbying association of the state's townships is not subject to public scrutiny of its finances. Yet, the four-member staff of Township Officials of Illinois receives public pensions — a fact that riles some suburban state and township leaders, and even some on the organization's own board of directors.

     
  • Harvest Day features history and fun in Algonquin Oct 6, 2011 11:25 AM
    Experience local history and October harvests in downtown Algonquin from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Its the ninth year for the annual Old Time Country Harvest Day, a celebration of the fall season.

     
  • Woman drives SUV into Algonquin pond Jun 28, 2011 5:49 AM
    An Algonquin woman has been charged with DUI after emergency responders found her on the shore of a retention pond early Sunday morning having escaped from her SUV, which was submerged 20-feet-below.

     
  • Coroner: Man in Fox River boat crash drowned Jun 20, 2011 8:15 PM
    Early autopsy results on 45-year-old Algonquin man found dead in the Fox River early Sunday morning revealed he drowned after his boat struck a pier.

     
  • Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles? Jun 1, 2011 5:08 PM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

     
  • Health-care perk proves townships need scrutiny Apr 10, 2011 10:01 PM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on voters and residents to pay more attention to township governments in the wake of an On Guard report that suburban townships have collectively spent more than $1 million of taxpayer dollars on free health care for elected officials.

     
  • Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 9:54 AM
    Taxpayers spent more than $1 million last year to cover health care benefits for 77 elected leaders in suburban townships. Those same officials paid nothing for their insurance coverage. An investigation of insurance costs for 50 suburban townships showed 29 offered health care coverage at no charge to elected officers who held full-time positions like supervisor, assessor and highway commissioner.

     
  • Watershed planning meeting set for Jan. 11 Dec 29, 2010 6:46 PM
    The Silver Creek / Sleepy Hollow Creek Watershed Planning Meeting will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Nunda Township Meeting Hall, 3510 Bay Road, Crystal Lake.

     
  • McHenry County Board District 2: Koehler, Kurtz Oct 21, 2010 6:29 PM
    District 2 continues its luck of having more qualified candidates than seats, and the three candidates for two seats have similar stances on the issues, so the question is who will serve their constituents and the county better.

     
  • Power restored to 1,500 in Algonquin Twp., Barrington Oct 14, 2010 9:49 AM
    About 1,500 ComEd customers across Barrington and Algonquin Township lost power for more than an hour Wednesday evening. Officials from ComEd said the outage was due to a "feeder lockout."

     
  • McHenry judge held special hearing for friend, but says all parties agreed Aug 24, 2010 3:57 PM
    McHenry County Judge Michael Chmiel admitted to a state panel today that he held a special court hearing to help a political ally and friend's brother get out of jail early, but he said he did so only after county prosecutors agreed.

     
  • Algonquin Founders' Days festival celebrates 50th anniversary Jul 22, 2010 12:01 AM
    The Algonquin Founders' Days is over the hill, or at least, right on top. The annual festival, scheduled from Thursday to Sunday at Towne Park, at the corner of routes 31 and 62, reached its 50-year anniversary, which fair officials said will be present in the themed, "All That Glitters is Gold" celebration.

     
  • Center stage for cats and dogs at Algonquin fest Jul 22, 2010 12:01 AM
    A handful of cats and dogs will raid the Algonquin Founders' Days Festival on Friday, July 23, in an attempt to win one of 12 categories as part of the annual Dog and Cat Show.

     
  • No bond reduction man accused of growing pot, abusing children Jun 18, 2010 12:01 AM
    An Algonquin Township man arrested last week after police investigating claims he abused his children found 14 marijuana plants growing in his home remained behind bars at the McHenry County jail Thursday after a judge refused to lower his bond.

     
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