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  • Huntley Park District officials are back to the drawing board on future expansion plans after voters last month rejected a roughly $18 million request for an indoor, artificial turf facility.

    Huntley parks officials return to drawing board on expansionApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Huntley Park District officials will be taking a fresh look at future expansion plans after voters soundly rejected the district’s roughly $18 million request to build an indoor, artificial turf facility. With not enough money to go it alone on such an expansion, officials have dropped the idea altogether, for now, Executive Director Thom Palmer said. “Without funding, it doesn’t get built."

     
  • No to Huntley park loan, yes to Algonquin electric aggregationMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Support weak for Huntley parks loan; voters say yes to electing McHenry County Board chairman at large and electrical aggregation in Algonquin.

     
  • This photo of DeKalb Park District’s indoor, artificial turf facility illustrates what Huntley Park District would like to build if voters approve the $18 million request on Tuesday’s ballot.

    Fox Valley voters to decide four referendums TuesdayMar 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Come Tuesday, voters in Kane and McHenry counties will decide whether to pay more for the care of developmentally disabled residents, if Huntley needs a new indoor turf facility, whether the McHenry County Board chairman should be selected or elected, and if Algonquin can negotiate for lower electricity rates for its residents.

     
  • This photo of DeKalb Park District’s indoor, artificial turf facility illustrates what Huntley Park District would like to build, if voters approve the $18 million referendum question next week.

    Forum set on Huntley Park District referendumMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Huntley Park District officials are conducting an informational forum Tuesday on the March 18 ballot question seeking voter approval to borrow $18.75 million to build an indoor, artificial turf facility, and possibly buy and develop more land or upgrade existing park facilities. The forum will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at the park district’s Rec Center, 12015 Mill St.

     
  • Endorsement: No to Huntley Park District referendumFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald says no to the Huntley Park District referendum.

     
  •  Pokémon City Championships organizer Jimmy Ballard of Plainfield, right, said the competition is like playing chess with cards as 60 competed at the Huntley Park District on Saturday.

    Pokemon contest in Huntley draws crowd Dec 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    About 60 Pokémon Trading Card Game players from Huntley and surrounding areas competed in an all day Pokémon City Championship Saturday at the Huntley Park District in Huntley. “The event gets the kids out to meet other competitors and out from playing electronic games in their basements,” said Huntley organizer Jimmy Ballard of Plainfield.

     
  • This photo of DeKalb Park District’s indoor, artificial turf facility illustrates what Huntley Park District would like to build, if voters approve the referendum question on the March ballot.

    Huntley parks to seek voter OK for new facility Dec 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Huntley Park District will seek voter approval in March for an $18.75 million construction bond to build a new indoor, artificial turf facility, west of Deicke Park off Route 47. The referendum question will be placed on the March 18 ballot. Residents wouldn’t have to pay more in property taxes because the district would restructure existing debt, officials have said.

     
  • The Huntley Park District is considering asking voters in March to approve a $20 million bond issue to expand facilities.

    Huntley parks might put $20 million question to voters Oct 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    How much would Huntley Park District taxpayers pay to play indoor sports and swim in a competitive pool? That's the $20 million question that may be on the March ballot. The park board will decide whether to place the question on the ballot at its Nov. 21 meeting, an official said.

     
  • Dundee Rotary Club holding raffle to support the community Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Dundee Township Rotary Club is sponsoring a special “Thanks Giving Back” raffle to support community efforts and local high school scholarships. Members will be selling the $20 tickets this Saturday and Sunday at the Walgreens in West Dundee, routes 31 and 72.

     
  • Tess Podraza, 18, of Huntley and her mother, Tia, talk about LIGHT, the transition program that Huntley Area School District 158 will offer to special education students.

    Huntley transition program aims to ready special ed grads for adulthoodAug 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Huntley High School special education student Tess Podraza, 18, wants to be more independent, but to reach that level she’ll need more confidence and sharper life skills. She and her family hope a new program through Huntley Area School District 158 will give her both. Life Instruction Guiding Huntley Transition is designed to give Tess and her peers support and preparation for the adult world.

     
  • Dundee Lions Club gets kudos for serving breakfast Feb 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Dundee Township Lions Club garners appreciation from West Dundee this week for its efforts to make sure more than 300 people went to the Shop with a Cop event on a full stomach. Shop with a Cop pairs needy children with a local police officer to do holiday shopping at Walmart — cops from Carpentersville, Gilberts, the Dundees, Pingree Grove and Sleepy Hollow are all involved.

     
  • Keith Wold: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Keith Wold, running for Huntley Park Board (6-year Term)

     
  • Lawsuit claims discrimination against people with epilepsy Sep 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    Federal prosecutors are suing a Fox Valley-based group that provides activities for the disabled, claiming it discriminates against those with epilepsy.

     
  • Huntley Bingo group is in the spotlightSep 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    Woman's Day Magazine is interested in featuring Huntley Bingo about a piece it's working on about community events with a purpose. The story is scheduled to run in the magazine's January issue and will note how Huntley Bingo's main goal is raising money for families who have loved ones fighting pediatric cancer.

     
  • Win decorated tree at NISRA holiday fundraiser Apr 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    Send a child with a disability to day camp, a Special Olympics athlete to tournaments, or help purchase a wheelchair-accessible bus to transport a disabled veteran to a fitness center. The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association Foundation’s 18th annual Holiday Fashion Show & Christmas Tree Raffle benefits these purposes and more.

     
  • Dundee color guards going to regionals Mar 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Allegiance Color Guards, based in the Dundee area, secured top honors at a recent color guard competition at Batavia High School. The group, which comprises high school and college students, scored first place in the independent Class A division, with 65.5 points.

     
  • Jerry Nepermann: Candidate ProfileFeb 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Jerry Nepermann, running for Huntley parks

     
  • William Awe, running for Huntley parks

    William Awe: Candidate ProfileFeb 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for William Awe, running for Huntley parks

     
  • Donate old shoes in Huntley Dec 21, 2010 12:00 AM
    Every seven seconds, Soles4Souls Inc. gives away another pair of shoes to someone in need. The nonprofit organization takes donations of gently worn shoes through drop-offs at participating locations, such as The Big Red Shoe.com, which is located at Huntley Outlet Center, 11800 Factory Shops Blvd., Unit 755.

     
  • Fox Valley briefsJun 7, 2010 12:00 AM
    Huntley hosts garage sale; District 155 raises fees; live music in Algonquin

     
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