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  • Road closures, other restrictions during Algonquin Founders’ Days Jul 21, 2014 4:58 PM
    As a result of the Founders’ Days activities in July, there will be numerous detours and delays while traveling through Algonquin during July 24-27. At certain times, the major streets of Algonquin will either be closed or impassable.

     
  • Guitarists kick off Midwest tour at McHenry Tree of Life Congregation Jul 17, 2014 3:58 PM
    Internationally-touring guitarists Bert Lams and Tom Griesgraber are slated to perform Friday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry. This concert will be the first of their 2014 Midwest tour.

     
  • Huntley group wants to erect veterans memorial Jul 15, 2014 5:14 AM
    A group of volunteers is raising funds to create a veterans memorial park in Huntley. The newly formed Huntley Area Veterans Foundation is reaching out to area businesses and residents for donations. The group also is working to get its nonprofit status and location secured. “The first phase is going to cost about $275,000,” said foundation president Dawn Ellison, 58, of Huntley, a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service in Hoffman Estates.

     
  • ECC gears up for Project Backpack, donations sought Jul 21, 2014 5:01 PM
    Project Backpack, a community-based initiative led by Elgin Community College to benefit students in need, is accepting donations of school supplies now through Friday, Aug. 1, at several locations.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jul 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features people packing food for starving children, a dog jumping contest, and a variety of summer festival fun.

     
  • Round Lake Middle School teacher’s enthusiasm helps grow choir program Jul 14, 2014 12:46 PM
    Round Lake Middle School music teacher Javier Diaz’s enthusiasm for choir has filtered to the pupils there. Since he was hired for the 2010-11 academic year, Diaz has taken the program from eight to about 90 students. There also are two choir classes part of the daily curriculum rather than a single after-school group. “I think the kids feed off my passion for the music,” said Diaz, 34, of Lake in the Hills.

     
  • Charter school would address at-risk kids’ needs Jul 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Lake in the Hills letter to the editor: U-46 is refusing to accept a charter school that addresses the district’s major problems of math, science and love of learning. Students who are infused with a love of learning will not become truants and drop out of high school. U-46 just can’t see the forest for the trees!

     
  • ’50s music-inspired musical “Forever Plaid” debuts at ECC July 25 Jul 14, 2014 5:18 PM
    Elgin Community College Musical Theatre will present its summer production of Forever Plaid, which features pop hits of the 1950s, from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, Aug. 3.

     
  • Willow Creek-Crystal Lake to host Lifetree Film Fest Jul 14, 2014 4:54 PM
    Willow Creek-Crystal Lake will host the Lifetree Film Fest from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 18. The event, showcasing short films from around the globe, celebrates life with stories that make you laugh, cry and give you hope. Each of the six films focus on one of two themes: "People doing life" and "People doing good."

     
  • Black Tie Gala - A Great Evening Jul 14, 2014 2:21 PM
    The Lake County Housing Authority’s Annual Black Tie Gala for educational scholarships was held on June 27, 2014. It was an evening of great food, exciting entertainment, and exceptional auction lots.

     
  • Lake in the Hills seeks new parks director Jul 14, 2014 5:56 PM
    Lake in the Hills is seeking a new parks and recreation director with current director Trudy Wakeman retiring Aug. 31. Wakeman, of Lake in the Hills, has worked for the village 16 years. Under Wakeman’s watch, the village’s parks and recreation department has grown from a few ball fields and courts to roughly 100 acres of athletic fields. “She started off as our first superintendent of recreation ... There’s not many parks or programs that don’t have her name associated with it,” Village Administrator Gerald Sagona said.

     
  • Barbeque & More offers a taste of Pakistan in Algonquin Jul 14, 2014 12:57 PM
    After moving to Algonquin from Pakistan, Shakil Hussain noticed that if he wanted to get some of the tastes from home when dining out, he had to head all the way into Schaumburg. So, he decided to open his own restaurant closer to his Fox Valley home featuring food from Pakistan, as well as Indian, Mediterranean and Asian food.

     
  • Motorola Solutions Retirees’ Club awards scholarships Jul 12, 2014 11:51 AM
    The Motorola Solutions Retirees’ Club held its annual College Scholarship Award Day June 18, at the Schaumburg Campus in the Innovation Center. This year, the club awarded 13 scholarships and the Motorola Foundation awarded 10 scholarships.

     
  • Boy hit by car near Lake in the Hills fest Jul 12, 2014 11:36 PM
    A teenage boy riding his bicycle was struck by a car on Miller Road in Lake in the Hills as crowds exited nearby Rockin' Ribfest Saturday night, police said. Heavy rains may have been a factor in the crash, Sgt. Ted Ziarkowski said. The boy suffered a minor leg injury.

     
  • County offers update on Randall Improvement Project Jul 11, 2014 5:51 PM
    McHenry County recently offered an update on the Randall Road Improvement Project.

     
  • Attend benefit banquet for Blessing Barn Jul 11, 2014 1:41 PM
    On Friday, July 18, a benefit banquet for Blessing Barn will be held at 6 p.m. at D’Andrea Banquets, 4419 Northwest Hwy. in Crystal Lake.

     
  • Learn more about FIRST robotics program in Cary Jul 11, 2014 1:41 PM
    The Octopi robotics team will talk about the FIRST robotics program and demonstrate robot matches from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Cary Area Public Library.

     
  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy graduates 51 recruits Jul 10, 2014 11:35 AM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 51 recruits representing 37 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began this past spring.

     
  • Woodstock Theatre completes construction with ‘Big Ticket Tear’ ceremony Jul 10, 2014 3:58 PM
    Woodstock city staff and mayor, as well as executives from the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, joined with the management and owners of the Woodstock Theatre in marking the grand opening of the renovated and expanded theater.

     
  • Lee DeWyze rocks Lake in the Hills’ Ribfest Jul 11, 2014 11:48 PM
    The smell of barbecue and hickory smoke hung in the air as large crowds filtered into Sunset Park on Friday to kick off the weekend at Lake in the Hills’ Rockin’ Ribfest. Friday was day two of the festival, and long lines formed at the eight barbecue stands, each with an impressive array of trophies for their fare. Some of the vendors hailed from as far as Coolville, Ohio, and Atlanta, Georgia.

     
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