Friday, July 6, 2012
Huntley High School graduate refuses to let crash injuries end his childhood dream to to serve in the corps.
Every day, Gail Muren sends a text to her son, Danny, with the same message. “I love you. Be smart. Be safe,” she writes. These days, she is able to tell Danny, 18, those words in person. Danny, who recently graduated from the Marine Recruit Training Depot at San Diego, Calif., had a homecoming fit for a Marine at the family’s home in rural Huntley. Danny Muren graduated in January, a semester early, from Huntley High School so he could enlist. It has always been his dream to become a Marine. It’s a dream that almost didn’t come true. In May 2011, Danny miraculously walked away from a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer. He suffered a serious injury to his knee that made him wonder if he would be able to enlist. But Danny survived …
Things to do and places to go in Huntley and throughout the north Chicago suburbs to escape the heat!
Friday, July 6, 2012
It's hot. We know. That's an understatement. Huntley Patch wants to help you beat the heat in these record-breaking temperatures. We've put together a map of places to go and thing to do in the North Chicago suburbs during this heat wave. You can also help Patch readers (and your friends and neighbors!) by clicking "Edit" on the map and dropping a pin on the map to tell us your favorite things to do when it's 105 degrees. Or, just sit back and enjoy the map we've put together for you. It's too hot to work.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
West passed away shortly after midnight on July 4. He was 69.
Kane County Coroner Chuck West has died, his family said through a prepared statement on Wednesday given to Yurs Funeral Homes. West, 69, passed away shortly after midnight on July 4 following complications from a liver transplant, said the statement. Visitation for West will be this Sunday, July 8, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the St. Charles Yurs Funeral Home location, 405 E. Main St. in St. Charles, said Jim Diorio, owner of the funeral home. There will likely be a funeral service on Monday, July 9, or sometime thereafter. The family will continue to finalize the arrangements on Thursday. His family “thanks his countless friends and supporters for their kindness and prayers this past year,” the statement said. West suffered from …
Get a look at some historic photos hanging at Drendel's Corner. Owner Jim Drendel put up the photos recently. His family has been in Huntley for years and he is a member of the Huntley Historical Society.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Village holding show as other communities cancel or postpone fireworks.
The skies will light up in Huntley tonight as the village holds its annual fireworks show, despite hot and dry conditions. While neighboring communities, including Cary, have canceled Independence Day fireworks shows, Huntley started preparations on Tuesday to make sure the show goes on. Huntley officials said Huntley Fire Protection District firefighters were prepping the area where Mad Bombers Fireworks Production staff will light off the display. Villages and cities have been dealing with the question of whether or not to cancel fireworks shows since last week as the hot, dry conditions persisted. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning with the temperature expected to hit 100 degrees. The heat is combined with dry…