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  •  Shoppers who find cardboard “eggs” similar to these at Algonquin Commons, and correctly name all 10 locations where the eggs are hidden, will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 mall gift certificate.

    Find eggs at Algonquin Commons, win a $250 prizeApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Algonquin Commons is hosting an egg hunt for all ages this month. The eggs will be hidden from one end of the mall along the Randall Road corridor to the next, in hopes of getting customers into all of the different stores at Algonquin Commons.

     
  • Adam Loch, 14, of Cary is one of 100 semifinalists invited to the 2014 Illinois State Geographic Bee

    Cary Student named Illinois State Geographic Bee SemifinalistApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Adam Loch, an eigth-grade student at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School in Cary, was named a semifinalist in the Illinois State Geographic Bee held April 4 at the College of DuPage.

     
  • St. Catherine of Siena Church, West Dundee

    Easter prayer services, Mass schedule at St. Catherine of Siena, St. Mary churchesApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    In preparation of Easter, St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee announces its schedule of Easter Holy Week Prayer services, blessing of Easter food baskets and Easter Masses.

     
  • 16th Judicial Circuit Judge Cruz swears in the jury during the mock trial at the 15th annual Boy Scout Law Merit Badge Day.

    Kane County Law Library hosts 15th Annual Boy Scout Law Merit Badge Day Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    “One who leads, serves.”

     
  • Current West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission chair Anni Holm pictured working on Plasti-City piece in 2008. Photo credit Tony Abasolo.

    ommission Members Bring Backgrounds to Volunteer AppointmentsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Commission Members Bring Impressive and Accomplished Backgrounds to Volunteer Appointments

     
  • The car that crashed into a pond near Algonquin Commons is pulled from the water Wednesday afternoon after first responders smashed the vehicle’s sunroof and pulled the driver from the sinking car. The driver was unconscious and not breathing when he was pulled from the car.

    Algonquin man dies two days after being rescued from pondApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The 57-year-old Algonquin man who was rescued after driving his car into a pond earlier this week, died Friday, according to a spokeswoman at Advocate Sherman Hospital. Paul Mellor had been in critical condition as of about 10 a.m. Friday but died a few hours later.

     
  • ‘Public Health: Start Here’ theme in McHenry County for national awareness weekApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    McHenry County Department of Health will join communities around the country in celebrating April 7-13 as National Public Health Week to draw attention to the need to help protect and improve the nation’s health. Since 1995, communities from across the country have celebrated NPHW each April to draw attention to the need to help protect and improve the nation’s health.

     
  • Paul Mellor, the 57-year-old Algonquin man who drove his car into a pond near Algonquin Commons Wednesday, remained in critical condition Thursday at Advocate Sherman Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. Mellor’s Honda Accord was pulled from the water after first responders smashed the vehicle’s sunroof and pulled him out of the sinking car.

    Algonquin man who drove car into pond unable to talk to policeApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Paul Mellor, the 57-year-old man who was dramatically rescued from the Algonquin pond he drove into Wednesday, remained in critical condition Thursday at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, a spokeswoman said.

     
  • It’s time to purge. Algonquin residents can get rid of old furniture and other items cluttering up their homes when the village and Waste Management join forces for a Spring Cleanup — no stickers required.

    Algonquin helps residents declutterApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    April is the month for spring cleaning in Algonquin, so if you’ve got a pile of furniture, grills, old clothes and toys, now’s your chance to purge. The village is offering a cleanup program for single-family homes and townhouses that receive residential refuse and recycling services.

     
  • Camp Algonquin in McHenry County made Landmarks Illinois’ list of endangered places Tuesday.

    Camp Algonquin placed on endangered-places listApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Camp Algonquin, one of the few “fresh air” camps in the nation, may be a step closer to being saved. Conservationists are cheering the camp’s designation by Landmarks Illinois as one of Ten Most Endangered Historic Places. “It’s a good first step,” said Elizabeth Kessler, executive director of the McHenry County Conservation District, which oversees the 116-acre camp in unincorporated McHenry County.

     
  • Mary Miller

    MCC announces Distinguished Alumni Award winners for 2014Apr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    McHenry County College and the Friends of MCC Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. The alumni class will be honored at a reception and award ceremony, sponsored by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, April 17 at McHenry County College.

     
  • See art and music in action at Friday show Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at the Historic Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake hosts a monthly art show called First Friday that is the perfect, local event. The public is welcome at the upcoming showcase from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4. Admission is free.

     
  • One in One Thousand: Darius Melton, 23, of Chicago and a lifeguard at the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center, was the recent recipient of the National Golden Guard Award from Ellis and Associates, Inc. Only one in one thousand lifeguards across the nation will ever receive this award. Greg Wooley, Oak Brook Park District

    Oak Brook Park District Lifeguard Receives National Top HonorMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook Park District is proud to announce that the agency has not only recently been awarded the prestigious Gold International Aquatic Safety Award by international risk management company Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., but it’s very own lifeguard, Darius Melton, 23, has been recognized as one of the top lifeguards in the nation.

     
  • McHenry County Jewish Congregation to celebrate milestonesMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The McHenry County Jewish Congregation will be celebrating Passover and the 100th anniversary of its building and 35th of its congregation in the coming weeks.

     
  • Bring the kids out to fish in McHenry CountyMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The McHenry County Conservation District will host a Family Fishing Fun Fair Saturday, April 5. Choose from one of three sessions at different locations offered throughout the county, in Cary, Harvard and Woodstock.

     
  • Lourdes H S Class of 1959Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    High School Reunion

     
  • Renz Center Supports Alcohol-Free Weekend Mar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    April is National Alcohol Awareness month. Renz Addiction Counseling Center is encouraging residents to participate in a community-wide three day Alcohol-free Weekend April 4-6.

     
  • Dr. Nina Pregont Gary Pregont

    Dr. Nina Pregont to host grand opening open houseMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Natural Expressions Naprapathy & Wellness LLC - Dr. Nina Pregont to hold grand opening open house

     
  • Learn about “Those Magnificent ‘Whizbang’ Traveling Salesmen of Illinois” with the McHenry County Historical Society’s Sampler Series on Monday, March 31.

    History of traveling salesmen on display at McHenry museumMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ron Solberg presents "Those Magnificent 'Whizbang' Traveling Salesmen of Illinois" at 3 p.m. Monday, March 31, at the McHenry County Historical Society Museum in Union. In 2002, Chicago's Newberry Library contacted Solberg to write lesson plans on a Chicago turn-of-the-century labor movement. The fledgling author, not all that surprisingly, gravitated toward something in his comfort zone: Retailing and traveling sales. After all, Chicago has been an important center for merchandising and retail activity.

     
  • Courtesy of Fine Line Creative Arts Center Artist Dan Caldwell, right, with his son Ryan, puts finishing touches on Fine Line’s new sign.

    Metalsmith forges new sign for Fine Line Creative Arts CenterMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    A new handcrafted sign graces the entrance of Fine Line Creative Arts Center on Bolcum Road in St. Charles. A blacksmith and metalsmith, teacher and artist, Dan Caldwell of St. Charles designed, crafted and installed not just a new sign but a work of art at the front of the new entrance.

     
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