Friday, May 24, 2013
Chiakas, 17, died of a drug overdose in March.
A 25-year-old man accused of providing alcohol to a Lake in the Hills teen on the day of her death has his probation revoked on Thursday, according to the Northwest Herald. Brett Jurgens, who was on probation for burglary, allegedly gave alcohol to Stephanie Chiakas, 17, in March. Chiakas was found dead in a Crystal Lake home and a toxicology report shows she had several drugs in her system but not alcohol, according to the article. Read more on the Northwest Herald website.
The underage party was broken up in unincorporated Marengo early Thursday morning.
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for allegations that he hosted an underage party, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office news release. Police responded to the 4500 block of Millstream Road in unincorporated Marengo around 12:30 a.m. Thursday for a report of a suspicious person, according to the news release. Police said when deputies arrived they found 11 minors partying in a wooded area at the location. The teen was arrested for hosting the party, for possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and brass knuckles, according to the news release. The ten other minors were issued notices to appear for underage drinking and were turned over to their parents. The 17-year-old boy was processed as a juvenile and then turned over to …
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season. The Illinois Tollway reminds drivers to slow down in work zones.
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season. This weekend, more than 7 million vehicles are expected to hit state tollways, and drivers should be aware of the 37 miles worth of road construction work between the Elgin Toll Plaza and Illinois 39 in Rockford. Tollway officials want to remind drivers the speed limit in construction work zones is 45 mph, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of whether workers are present. “This weekend marks the beginning of the busy summer travel season on the Tollway and we want our customers to stay safe,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. The heaviest travel day is anticipated today (Friday, May 24). On I-90, all traffic between I-39 in Rockford and the Elgin …
Get the latest results as they unfold straight from Eastern Illinois University.
Athletes from all over Illinois including the north and northwest suburbs will compete in the Illinois High School Association State Track Meet today (Friday) and Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Results are available here as they unfold. Meanwhile, watch videos of many of the athletes competing at the meet from the immediate area as they took part in either the Niles West or Buffalo Grove Sectional meets May 16.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Around 40,000 vehicles travel through the intersection everyday, according to the Northwest Herald.
A group of municipal and county representatives wrote Gov. Pat Quinn last week seeking funds for improvements at the southern intersection of routes 47 and 176 in Lakewood, according to the Northwest Herald. The improvements are meant to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection, which the Illinois Department of Transportation has ranked as one of the worst in the state, and includes moving Pleasant Valley Road to the south to make a four-way intersection, creating left turn lanes and adding two through lanes, according to the article. The Northwest Herald has more on this article.
Find out where the local internet hot spots are.
Comcast has turned on more than 1,000 wi-fi hotspots throughout the Chicago suburbs as well as several hotspots throughout the McHenry County area. While the hotspots are meant to help Xfinity Wi-Fi customers connect more easily while on the go, the company will be running a promotion that allows anyone to use the hotspots from May 24 through July 4, according to the Chicago Tribune. Local wi-fi hotspots can be found at 9541 Ackman Road in Lake in the Hills, 2143 Algonquin Road in Algonquin, 8601 Pyott Road Suite A in Lake in the Hills, 2575 W. Algonquin Road in Lake in the Hills and 14 Prosper Court Suite 6 in Lake in the Hills, according to the Comcast website. More hotspot locations can be found by entering your zip code above or …
None of the students were seriously injured, according to the Northwest Herald.
A fifth grade picnic held inside the gymnasium at Algonquin Lakes Elementary School Thursday morning ended with six children being sent to area hospitals with minor injuries after an inflatable slide tipped over, said Gary Chester, a District 300 safety officer. Emergency officials were called to Algonquin Lakes,1401 Compton Drive in Algonquin, at 12 p.m. Thursday, according to an Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District press release. The accident occurred when several children climbed up the slide at one time, the slide started to sway and then tipped over, Chester said. In total, 17 children were evaluated for injuries at the school, according to the fire department news release. Of those children, six were taken Good …
70 mph on rural interstates not a done deal yet, as bill has its opponents.
A bill to increase the maximum speed limit in Illinois could hit Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk for his signature soon. Whether Quinn will sign it remains to be seen. The bill, introduced by Republican State. Sen. Jim Oberweis, would raise the speed limit on rural Illinois highways to 70 mph. The bill, which has passed both chambers of the state legislature, has been met with opposition due to safety concerns by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, according to the Chicago Tribune. “The progression of this legislation is a good example of what can be accomplished when lawmakers work together in a bipartisan manner for the good of our state,” Oberweis said. “It was sponsored…
Cooler temperatures and rain is in the forecast in the coming days.
Highcrest Middle School has broken the Guinness World Record for most twins in a single grade.
Highcrest Middle School is seeing double. The Wilmette school announced this week that it had broken the Guiness World Record for Most Twins in a Single Grade, with 23 sets of twins. Approximately 10 percent of the 5th grade class can claim the record as a twin. The previous record was 16 sets of twins. Luke and Ryan Novosel, dedicated readers of the Guinness Book, discovered that they could break the record when reading the book one night. "The boys were reading one Sunday night and started discussing the many sets of twins right in our neighborhood," Mike Novosel, Luke and Ryan's Dad, said. "My wife and I figured by the time they arrived at New Trier in a few years they could break the record. There were shrieks of excitement when Luke …