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  • Algonquin teen named Youth of the Year May 1, 2014 5:24 PM
    Growing up in a family with a history of mental illness and learning disabilities, Karri Haiges has been through a lot in her 18 years. But the teen, a college-bound honor student at Dundee-Crown High School, would rather say she’s had a hard day, never a hard life. She's succeeding, despite her background and has been named the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township's 2014 Youth Of the Year, the club's highest honor.

     
  • Which suburban townships raised property taxes? Apr 30, 2014 9:04 AM
    Property values plummeted on average more than 20 percent from 2009 to 2012 across 50 suburban townships. Meanwhile, leaders of 36 of those townships increased property tax collections during those same years.

     
  • Program to paint Carpentersville homes needs applicants Apr 30, 2014 1:39 PM
    Carpentersville is looking for certain groups of people in the village who need help painting their homes. Every September, the village’s Paint-A-Thon committee paints the exteriors of three or four homes for seniors and disabled veterans. Applications for those who would like to be considered for the program are now available in Carpentersville.

     
  • Earth Day planting set for Saturday in West Dundee Apr 24, 2014 6:01 PM
    Easter, not the weather, is to blame for West Dundee getting a late start on its annual Earth Day planting and clean up party. Volunteers will gather on from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 26, at the village hall, 102 S. Second St., to plant rose bushes along Second Street. If a large crowd of volunteers shows up for the planting party, some will be asked to pull weeds and pick up trash along the walk on the banks of the Fox River.

     
  • Carpentersville park up for grant but needs help Apr 24, 2014 7:16 PM
    A Carpentersville park needs your help to win money so volunteers can continue turning it into a regional destination for mountain bikers. Keith Andres Park is a finalist for a $33,000 grant to build a special track at the park. But to make that a reality, you have to vote for the project online.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Apr 17, 2014 5:01 PM
    Brian D. Weiss, 47, of Plato Township, was charged with aggravated DUI, DUI while license revoked, leaving the scene of a crash, improper display of a license plate and no insurance after his vehicle struck a utility pole at about 8:30 p.m. April 9 near Russell and Verona roads in Plato Township, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree at Fitchie Creek in Elgin Apr 17, 2014 7:01 AM
    This weekend, volunteers can get some exercise and help the environment at the same time. Celebrate Earth Day by planting trees with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Elgin.

     
  • Returning summer employees leave few openings in Dundee Township Apr 2, 2014 7:01 AM
    Dundee Township’s summer employment picture will not change much from last year. The park district, the township’s largest summer employer, will hire a few more people, but many who worked at its swimming pools and on its golf courses last year will return.

     
  • Knock some pins down to aid Shop with a Cop Mar 26, 2014 1:38 PM
    Associated Bank is sponsoring a charity fundraiser for next year's Shop With A Cop Dundee Township event called "9 Pins for Kids" at 2 p.m. April 5 at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville. The Shop with a Cop organization takes needy kids shopping for Christmas gifts.

     
  • East Dundee bridal salon headed for reality TV Mar 25, 2014 10:46 AM
    David Gaffke, owner of an East Dundee bridal salon, complained the reality show “Say Yes to the Dress” was out of touch with reality as evidenced by the pricey gowns on the show. Now, the owner of Complete Bridal Salon and his all-male staff are getting their own show. “We're not pretty, we won't have the chandeliers, but you're paying 45 percent cheaper than retail and we're not paid a commission,” Gaffke said.

     
  • ‘Minor explosion’ injures plumbers in Dundee Township Mar 25, 2014 12:10 PM
    Two plumbers were injured when a propane tank they were using malfunctioned and caused a “minor explosion” at a Dundee Township home, authorities said. “Basically, it somehow caught fire in a minor explosion within that area, which sent both of the workers to the hospital with some burns and injuries,” Rutland Dundee Fire Protection District Chief Richard Thomas said.

     
  • Construction set to resume in West Dundee Mar 21, 2014 12:19 PM
    Enjoy the unimpeded flow of Dundee Township traffic through the intersection of routes 72 and 31 now, because soon, long, backed up lanes set to return. Construction could resume on March 24 or April 1, said Francisco Abreu, resident IDOT engineer.

     
  • W. Dundee hires firm to create downtown plan Mar 21, 2014 12:40 PM
    West Dundee this week hired a firm to create a detailed redevelopment plan for its downtown.“It’s a necessary investment,” Village President Chris Nelson said of the potential $75,000 price tag. “We have to have something like this if we’re really going to make the downtown work.”

     
  • Sleepy Hollow police fatally shoot man during domestic disturbance Mar 9, 2014 9:28 PM
    A man was shot and killed Sunday morning by two Sleepy Hollow police officers responding to a domestic disturbance that left two others injured. The man was shot after brandishing a knife and attempting to cut two officers outside a residence near Maple Lane and Hemlock Drive, police said. “Every indication from my perspective, it appears my officers followed proper procedures,” Police Chief James Linane said.

     
  • Get ready for St. Paddy’s Day Mar 5, 2014 12:26 PM
    It’s almost time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in East Dundee. The annual Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Rosie O’Hare’s Pub on Water Street, before marchers head to Bandito Barney’s on North River Street. The grandstand will be held at Barrington Avenue and River Street.

     
  • Businesses compete to help FISH Food Pantry Feb 27, 2014 8:01 AM
    No one is looking forward to the coming spring months more than Mary Graziano, president of the Carpentersville-based FISH Food Pantry.

     
  • Community breakfast serves those in need Feb 22, 2014 6:01 AM
    Vineyard Church of Elgin, with the help of other area congregations and groups, serves a hot breakfast to the homeless Monday through Friday. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. for anyone who’s hungry, and about 60 people are served every day. “They’re here for the food and a warm place,” organizer Nancy Merlak says. “And that’s OK."

     
  • Macabre milestone reached at Dundee cemetery Feb 12, 2014 3:10 PM
    This year, Dundee Township officials reached a macabre milestone. The elected officials, keepers of two cemeteries, filled their 10,000th grave.

     
  • West Dundee native battling rare cancer Jan 31, 2014 2:45 PM
    Kayleigh Iatarola, a 24-year-old West Dundee native, is battling renal medullary carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of kidney cancer. “I do think about it every day,” she says. “I think the scariest part is probably the uncertainty. You just don't know until the next scan what might show up.” She also refuses to let the disease define her, as she's raised $113,000 to help find a cure.

     
  • Harsh winter means more tasks for public works Jan 24, 2014 6:44 AM
    You know all those other public services that need fixing or updating in Dundee Township: the broken streetlights in West Dundee or the dead ash trees that need to be cut down? Donít worry; public works employees havenít forgotten them. They will get to them ... when the snow stops falling.

     
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