Sun City Huntley hosted the 9/11 American Flag Memorial including a ceremony Tuesday night that featured the Sun Tones, Wes Williams on bagpipes and the American Legion Post 673 Color Guard.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
A list of memorials and other events held in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Tuesday, Sept. 11 marks the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country. Several events are happening in the region to commemorate the day. See the list below for memorials near you. Algonquin: A memorial recognizing two area firefighters killed in the line of duty will officially be unveiled on Sept. 11. The 9/11 firefighters memorial, which will be located at Riverfront Park, 501 Harrison St. in Algonquin, is also meant to recognize all of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2011. The dedication ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday and is open to the public. Barrington: Several Barrington-area churches will ring their bells for one minute from 8:46 a.m. to 8:47 a.m.; the time the first World Trade Center tower was hit in…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
9/11 American Flag Memorial on display at Sun City Huntley through Tuesday.
Volunteers placed 3,000 flags in Sun City Huntley Friday to mark the 11th anniversary of 9/11. Organizers of 9/11 American Flag Memorial have scaled down this year's memorial while adding other things. This year, members of the American Legion Post 673 will perform TAPS each night at sunset. Here is a list of events planned for this weekend, leading up to Sept. 11: Sunday, Sept. 9 Four short films will be shown at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Fountain Pavilion. The “9/11 Narrative,” is about last year’s Sun City 9/11 memorial, “Richard’s Story” is about a Sun City resident who lost his brother in the attacks and the “Daily Flag Retreat” is about a man on the East coast who raises the flag and lowers it each day at …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The field will be open to the public from Sept. 7 through Sept. 9.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Batavia girl diagnosed with West Nile Virus.
A 16-year-old Batavia girl is the second person to come down with West Nile Virus in Kane County, health department officials said. The girl reported feeling ill last month but was not hospitalized, according a release from the Kane County Health Department. She has since recovered, officials said. A 64-year-old Elgin man died last month of West Nile Virus. This summer has been hot and dry which is the perfect combination for the Culex mosquito, the species known to carry the virus, according to the website. The Kane County health Department is monitoring WNV activating in the area and the country. The health department provides a map to show where traps are located throughout the county. In 2011, Kane County reported one human case and…
Friday, September 9, 2011
Susan Riddle-Mojica writes how the day unfolded.
It was the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. “Across the nation, the day dawned clear and cool. Many of us were waking up getting ready for work, getting ready for school, starting our days in the typical American way: coffee and the news,” begins Susan Riddle-Mojica’s 9/11 narrative. “Weather forecasts predicted sunshine and clear blue skies with forecast highs around 80 degrees. Hurricane Erin had blown out to sea. It promised to be a beautiful day.” The promise of that day gave way to terror when the first of two planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers. Then word the Pentagon had been hit by another plane. Then another hijacked plane went down in Pennsylvania. Riddle-Mojica’s narrative pieces together a timeline of that day and the …
Organizers grateful for outpouring of support.
Peg Mulhall is amazed at the number of people stepping forward to participate and help with this weekend’s 9/11 American Flag Memorial Project. Several hundred people have volunteers to put 2,977 flags commemorating each life lost on Sept. 11, 2001 in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania meadow terrorist attacks. The memorial will be 8 a.m. at the Fountain Amphitheatre at Sun City Huntley. Mulhall and her friends, Mary Neigebaurer, Michele Neigebauer, Catherine Portera, Linda Bahwell and Barb Sracco, known as the Memorial Six, organized the event. “I don’t know how to even put it into words,” Mulhall said of the support the group has received. “We have had so many phone calls asking where can I go, how can I help. A …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Will County cuts polling places to save $200,000; Cook County deals with $315 million budget shortfall.
Bond was set at $2 million for a Sleepy Hollow man accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail in the deli section of the Algonquin Caputo's grocery store Sunday, according to the Algonquin Patch. Fabian J. Torres, 24, has been charged with aggravated arson after allegedly throwing a bomb made out of a bottle filled with flammable liquid in the Algonquin Caputo's on Sunday afternoon, leaving one man injured. Torres told a shopper he threw the bomb because he was Native American and people ruined his land Looking for some lost money? The state treasurer’s office is trying to match money with owners through its Cash Dash program. The Unclaimed Property Division currently has $1.5 billion in cash, plus the contents from Illinois bank safety …
Friday, June 24, 2011
McHenry County's first green fire station will open July 1 at Algonquin and Square Barn roads.
A rusted steel joist, twisted, compressed and mangled from the destruction it endured when World Trade Center Tower One collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, is one distinct element of Fire Station Four in Algonquin. The facility, still under construction, is part of the Huntley Fire Protection District and will open to the public July 1, according to Deputy Chief Kenneth Caudle. “We were very fortunate to be able to have a piece of history from 9/11,” said Caudle, noting that the artifact, several feet in length, was delivered Sept. 10, 2010, just one day before the department broke ground on the new station. The joist hangs on the wall in the entryway of the station, near Algonquin and Square Barn roads. Aside from the historic feature, Fire …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Osama sleeps with the fishes, somewhere.
Cartoonist Charley Krebs was up all night watching the news on Sunday.