Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Events planned for grand opening Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, April 28.
The wait is over. Half-Price Books is opening Thursday, April 25 and has many event planned throughout the weekend to commemorate its new store in the Algonquin Commons. Half-Price Books offers new and used books at discount prices. The store also purchases books from the public. The store is located at 2226 South Randall Road.
The Other Side will celebrate its grand opening starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27.
Word has spread about the impending opening of Crystal Lake's non-alcoholic nightclub, The Other Side. In fact, the buzz about the "sober bar" has been so great its creators are expecting over 500 people to attend the 8 p.m. grand opening this Saturday at 94 E. Berkshire Dr. Unit G., next to J.T.'s Framing. Chris Reed, 22, president of the New Directions Addiction Recovery Services Board, said his non-for-profit group has applied for a temporary use permit from the city to allow the grand opening to spill over into the adjacent parking lot. The Other Side, located in the back warehouse of Reed's construction company offices, has a maximum capacity of 189 people. Crystal Lake city officials plan to meet with Reed and other members of the …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The "Run as One" three-mile run/walk will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 22.
Sunday, April 21
The Running Depot, 30 Williams St. in Crystal Lake, will host a "Run as One" three mile run/walk on Monday to pay tribute to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings, according to a Running Depot website. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to wear any past or present Boston Marathon gear or your favorite race shirt. The Running Depot will be taking orders for $20 shirts and all proceeds will go to http://onefundboston.org.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The coffee retailer is offering a free tall cup of House Blend.
Friday, April 19
Get your Starbucks fix for free this morning. The coffee giant is offering a free tall cup of its House Blend to customers until Noon today. Local Starbucks locations: Princeton Drive near East Main Street in Huntley 1532 E Algonquin Road in Algonquin 750 S. Randall Road in Algonquin (in Target) 790 S. Randall Road, Suite 1, in Algonquin 750 N. Randall Road in Lake in the Hills
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
National Weather Service in Chicago issued a severe thunderstorm warning for McHenry County until 12:15 p.m. and a flash flood warning until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for McHenry County until 12:15 p.m. The severe thunderstomr warning includes the following areas: At 11:15 a.m., a severe thunerstorm was located near Maple Park, moving northeast at 45 mph. Residents should be on the alert for quarter-sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts. The flash flood warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for: Thunderstorms producing torrential downpours are possible, with rainfall rates exceeding 1.5 inches per half hour. Kane County Emergency Management reports that the Route 47 and Plato Road intersection is completely flooded, the National Weather Service reports. Additional thunderstorms are expected to move across the region later…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Centegra officials give testimony Monday at hearing.
Tuesday, April 16
The Illinois Health Facility and Services Review board heard Centegra Health System’s opposition to a merger between Advocate Health Care and Sherman Hospital, the Northwest Herald report. Review board members held a hearing on the merger Monday in Elgin. The merger would have Advocate investing $200 million into Sherman, including $60 million for capital replacements, the newspaper reported. Centegra has called the merger “financially irresponsible.” Centegra is building a hospital in Huntley and faced opposition from both Sherman and Advocate during its hearings before the review board, which must grant hospitals permission for any new construction, expansion or mergers. The merger is listed on the review board’s May 14 agenda.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Ask.com lists some places to get free stuff this week.
Monday, April 15
The IRS may not give you a freebie on Tax Day, but there are some freebies _ from popcorn to curly fries _ to be had if you know where to go. AMC Theaters are giving its moviegoers a free small popcorn to take the edge off Tax Day. AMC Lake in the Hills, 311 N. Randall Road, is among the theaters participating, just print out this coupon to present at the concession stand. Arby's: Free curly fries or potato cakes at Arby’s. Click here for coupon. Cinnabon: 2 free Cinnabon Bites at participation Cinnabon locations, including Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Chili’s: Free Appetizer or Dessert with Purchase of an Adult Entree. From April 13 – 20. Click here for coupon. Office Depot: Shred up to 5 pounds of paper for you for free now through …
AMC Lake in the Hills 12, 311 N. Randall Road, is undergoing several renovations, which will include the addition of a small lobby bar.
A bar area, new reclining seats and more aisle space for movie-goers are a few of the major upgrades underway at the Lake in the Hills movie theater. The Lake in the Hills Village Board on Thursday approved a liquor license for the AMC Theatre at 311 N. Randall Road in Lake in the Hills, which will allow the theater to move forward with plans to add a small lobby bar, according to the LITH weekly resident newsletter. The addition of the bar will allow those over the age of 21 years old to purchase alcoholic beverages before and after the movie and also bring those drinks into the movie theaters, according to village documents. The bar concept, MacGuffins, is used by other AMC theaters throughout the country, according to AMC’s website. …
Friday, April 12, 2013
RPS Products moving to town, creating 50 new jobs.
Friday, April 12
RPS, a leading supplier of residential home filters and related products, announced Thursday it will relocate a portion of its operations to the vacant 65,000 square foot formerly occupied by Dean Foods, according to a release. The company’s products are known under the “Best Air” trade name and RPS sells to major retailers throughout the U.S. Operations at the new Huntley location are planned to begin as early June. “Our location in Huntley only 1.5 miles from the new I-90 interchange will allow us to be highly efficient in the transportation and logistical elements of our operations,” said Dan Schuld, RPS president. “Clearly, the new interchange was a significant positive factor in our decision to locate in Huntley.” The move was …
Tony Delisi, of Huntley Realty, has a good selling tip: upgrade your appliances. Delisi also has some ideas on where to get good deals. He has a series of YouTube videos on selling your home and a blog tonydelisirealestate.com
- REAL ESTATE
Friday, April 12