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  • Editorial: Rescue squad bypasses the high road in ambulance donation Feb 10, 2015 7:38 AM
    A Daily Herald editoria says the Antioch Rescue Squad showed poor form in donating used ambulances and emergency gear it no longer needed to agencies outside Antioch and Antioch Township, ignoring needs in the community that supported it for 75 years.

     
  • Report: 33% of Blackberry Twp. roads in poor shape Feb 10, 2015 11:08 PM
    To keep roads in an average of "fair" condition over the next 20 years, Blackberry Township would need to increase its road maintenance budget by at least $500,000 annually, an engineering consultant told the board Tuesday night.

     
  • Timber frame barn tour, lecture at Garfield Farm Feb 10, 2015 3:31 PM
    On Saturday, Feb. 14, Garfield Farm and Tavern Museum will hold a lecture and tour of the museum’s 1842 threshing barn that is undergoing restoration. Participants will be able to see the process of restoring a timber frame barn.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Feb 10, 2015 4:21 PM
    Mason T. France, 23, of Elgin, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing into a utility pole and fence post at about 7:21 p.m. Jan. 30 on Route 72 about one-half mile east of Big Timber Road near Hampshire, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Feb 10, 2015 4:20 PM
    Lynn T. Montalbano, 38, of Batavia, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop for speeding at 12:16 a.m. Saturday on Route 64 near Snyder Road in Virgil Township, according a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Nominations sought for Maine Township good citizen’s award Feb 10, 2015 4:46 PM
    Maine Township officials are seeking nominations for the Sgt. Karen Lader Memorial Good Citizen’s Award, which will be given to a citizen who has shown strong support and dedication to the community.

     
  • Power towers, organic farm are on the horizon Feb 10, 2015 6:33 PM
    Despite continued protests, Kane County Forest Preserve District commissioners approved deals Tuesday for ComEd and an organic farm to use portions of two forest preserves.

     
  • ‘Love and Lincoln’ event starts Wednesday in East Dundee Feb 9, 2015 2:05 PM
    In celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and Valentine’s Day, the village of East Dundee is putting the recent snowfall to good use as it prepares for a new “Love and Lincoln” event on Saturday, Feb. 14.

     
  • Antioch Rescue Squad at center of ambulance donation flap Feb 9, 2015 5:30 AM
    When the Antioch Rescue Squad gave away three used ambulances and other emergency equipment it no longer needed last year, it refused a request to make a donation to the nearby Antioch Fire Department, Antioch fire officials said. Instead, it donated the vehicles and equipment to agencies outside the Antioch and Antioch Township communities that supported the ARS for 75 years.

     
  • Opponents: Brunner, Muirhead deals will tarnish Kane forest image Feb 7, 2015 7:41 AM
    A handful of local residents decried two pending deals that will introduce new uses into two Kane County forest preserves. Residents said the introduction of ComEd power lines and a for-profit organic farm will destroy the credibility of the district for any landowners contemplating selling their property to the district in hopes of it remaining pristine natural space. “The message sent to future land granters will be clear: The forest preserve cannot be trusted,” one critic said.

     
  • Darrell Road project: Feb 6, 2015 5:09 PM
    The Lake County Division of Transportation will host an open house/public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Island Lake village hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave., Island Lake, to study potential improvements to Darrell Road between Case Road and Fisher Road in the village of Island Lake and Wauconda Township.

     
  • Lake Villa baseball, softball: Feb 6, 2015 5:09 PM
    Lake Villa Township Baseball will hold a walk in registration at the Lake Villa library from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday

     
  • Homeless housing plan near Lake Zurich delayed by appeal Feb 6, 2015 5:04 PM
    Plans to place chronically homeless people with mental illness in a building near Lake Zurich are on hold after a residents’ group appealed the decision by a Lake County agency to grant an occupancy permit. Residents for an Engaged Community, a group that includes members from Lake Zurich and Hawthorn Woods, objected to the permit that would allow the homeless agency PADS Lake County to use Midlothian Manor.

     
  • Palatine Township Senior Center holding fundraising gala Feb 5, 2015 10:58 AM
    Drama, intrigue and romance will fill the air at the 15th annual Palatine Township Senior Center Caring Hearts Gala, “Phantom of the Gala — A Masquerade Ball!”

     
  • Suburban leaders meet to discuss O’Hare noise Feb 5, 2015 12:39 PM
    Members of the Suburban O’Hare Commission met recently with representatives of five other towns to discuss the issue of airport noise. The commission, composed of 11 governmental entities in Northwest suburban Cook County and northern DuPage County, is expected to hire a panel of experts this month to provide advice on ways to make the skies less noisy.

     
  • Gurnee-area man accused in child porn case Feb 4, 2015 2:51 PM
    Authorities say a Gurnee-area man has been seized on child pornography charges. Lake County sheriff's police announced Wednesday, Feb. 4, that Charles S. Herbst, 51, of the 13000 Almaden Lane in Warren Township, was charged with 10 counts of reproducing child pornography.

     
  • Maine Township selects alternative electricity provider Feb 4, 2015 3:27 PM
    Maine Township has selected an alternative electricity provider for residents and businesses in unincorporated areas, though property owners are allowed to opt-out of the program. The township board’s selection of Constellation Energy follows voter approval in November of a measure allowing the board to explore getting an alternative supplier in an effort to find rates cheaper than ComEd’s.

     
  • Demand is up for FISH Food Pantry Feb 4, 2015 3:41 PM
    Grateful is only one adjective volunteers at the FISH Food Pantry are using to describe the outpouring of support area residents showed during the recent holiday season. Overwhelmed, appreciated, and thankful are others.

     
  • Red light cameras to return to West Dundee intersection Feb 9, 2015 12:52 PM
    Big Brother will return to the corner of routes 72 and 31 when the snow melts. The red light cameras that sat upon the poles at one of Kane County’s busiest intersections will resume their place again and snap their shutters this spring, said West Dundee Police Chief Andrew Wieteska.

     
  • Evanston man dies in crash in Antioch Township Feb 3, 2015 6:39 PM
    An Evanston man died Tuesday morning when his car collided with another vehicle on Route 173 west of Linden Lane in unincorporated Antioch Township.

     
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