May 18, 2013
ALGONQUIN – In 2009, Dick Rehwaldt was diagnosed with bad news that was a double whammy. He had colon and esophageal cancer.
May 13, 2013
ALGONQUIN – A Celebrity Apprentice-style competition at Heineman Middle School resulted in a $1,000 donation to the Epilepsy Foundation.
May 7, 2013
ALGONQUIN – More than 200 dogs and puppies will be available for adoption from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the parking lots at the Petco stores in Elmhurst and Algonquin.
May 4, 2013
LAKE IN THE HILLS – Katie Parkhurst’s family has been touched by multiple sclerosis. First her uncle, Bob Thornton, died of MS. Now her cousin, Marylynn Layman of Cary lives with the condition.
The fire Wednesday that destroyed one house and damaged four others near Crystal Lake burned the cedar shake on most of the houses. Those shingles are more combustible than other types of roofing materials, fire officials say.
May 1, 2013
ALGONQUIN – Early bird passes are on sale for the Algonquin Pool and Splashpad through midnight May 23. The pool will open for the season May 25.
April 30, 2013
ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library District hosts regular adult book discussion groups.
April 28, 2013
The new fire chief of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District will earn $120,000 a year under a contract approved by the fire board.
April 27, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will host a series of monthly community forums beginning this month through December to feature the college’s key initiatives and programming toward contributing to a vital community.
April 25, 2013
ALGONQUIN – A child safety seat check will take place from 10 am. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Walmart, 1410 S. Randall Road.
ALGONQUIN – A tire swing slowly swung Thursday above rushing flood waters in Fred Prokop's backyard.
Local bakeries can’t keep up with demand
Robert Van Ness Jr. keeps a running tab of the calls he has received over the years from telemarketers, and it’s about 30 pages long and continues to grow.
April 24, 2013
25 custom single-family homes in the works
ALGONQUIN – Applications are being accepted for crafters who would like to participate in a fair being hosted Nov. 2 by the Jacobs Performing Arts Boosters.
ALGONQUIN – Three people were taken to the hospital Monday with injuries not considered to be life-threatening after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Randall and Algonquin roads.
ALGONQUIN – A restaurant that has had previous liquor license violations and liquor license suspensions will have to pay a fine for selling alcohol to minors in December.
April 23, 2013
ALGONQUIN – For many years, the 864-square-foot greenhouse on top of H.D. Jacobs High School was dormant and used for storage of anything but plants.
April 22, 2013
Lynn Hammerlund of Lake in the Hills is a librarian at Judson University in Elgin and a library trustee for the Algonquin Area Public Library.