Sunday, May 19, 2013
The shooting occurred in the 600 block of College Avenue in Rockford early Saturday.
A 22-year-old Rockford woman — who grew up in the Algonquin and Lake in the Hills area — was gunned down early Saturday after trying to break up a fight between four girls when a man "got involved and shot her," family members told the Rockford Register Star. Katelynn Gourley was out in Rockford for a "girls weekend out" when the shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the article. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting in the 600 block of College Avenue in Rockford, according to the article. The Rockford Register Star has more on this story.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Burton L. Showers, aka “Sarge”, was presented with a Quilt of Valor by seven of his former students at PHS, along with the Gazebo Quilters of Huntley who created the masterpiece.
A former Palatine High School History teacher and D211 administrator received an honorable surprise honor on Monday, May 6, from several of his former students from the PHS Class of 1957, and the Gazebo Quilters of Huntley. Burton L. Showers, 87, of Palatine, fondly known as “Sarge”, was presented with a 'Quilt of Valor' at Emmett’s Ale House, 110 N. Brockway St., during what he thought was a lunch gathering with seven students he taught U.S. History to at Palatine High School. “It’s a great thing, I was very surprised – this is something special,” Showers said. The Quilts of Valor organization has been a national grassroots community service effort since 2003. Quilters from all over the country craft Quilts of Valor, with the goal of …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Martin Elementary School students went to Springfield to talk to politicians about how technology is helping them learn, according to the Northwest Herald.
Thursday, May 9
Carol Johnson, a Martin Elementary School fourth-grade teacher, and three of her students traveled to Springfield this past week to demonstrate to state lawmakers the different educational programs and applications they use on tablets to learn, according to the Northwest Herald. Martin used tablets instead of textbooks this year in its classroom and District 158 plans to expand its program next year to early elementary and middle school classrooms, according to the article. The Northwest Herald has more on this story.
Monday, April 15, 2013
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. …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Local treasures are just a click away! Here are a few offerings from Crystal Lake, Cary, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills and Huntley.
Craigslist's online classified is easy to use, localized and discreet. Whether you're looking for collectibles, household goods, toys or tools, there's a good chance you can find it on Craiglist for cheap. In today's feature, we highlight some of the unique items that appear on the website from around McHenry County.
Friday, April 5, 2013
The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Help Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch reach 1,300 followers Lake in the Hills Police responded to a one-vehicle accident at the Woods Creek Apartments, near Village Creek Drive and Acorn Lane, Friday afternoon. It appeared the vehicle ran into a power box in the yard by the apartments. Emergency personnel and police were on the scene around 3:30 p.m. The vehicle was towed from the location. Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch will update with more information once it becomes available.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Stephanie Chiakas, a junior at Crystal Lake South High School, was found dead in a Crystal Lake home on March 10.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, March 30
Crystal Lake Police have issued an arrest warrant for Elias Ramos-Ortiz, 17, of Crystal Lake, for one felony count of possession of heroin relating to the death of 17-year-old Stephanie Chiakas, the Northwest Herald reports. Chiakas, of Lake in the Hills, was found dead on March 10 in Ramos-Ortiz's home at 604 Grand Canyon Circle in Crystal Lake. Ramos-Ortiz's was found in possession of heroin during the course of the investigation, the Northwest Herald reports. An arrest warrant also has been issued for Brett Jurgens, 25, of Crystal Lake, for a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said. Jurgens is accused of supplying Ramos-Ortiz and Chiakas with alcohol on the day of her death, police said. Related …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Area communities will be hosting Easter egg hunts and other Easter events in the days leading up to Easter.
8 a.m.: The Village of Lake in the Hills Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Sunset Park, 5200 Miller Road in Lake in the Hills. Kids should bring their own baskets to fill with eggs. This event is free and open to the public. 9 to 11 a.m.: The Easter Bunny will travel to Park Place for the Crystal Lake Park District's Breakfast with the Bunny. A traditional Easter breakfast will be served and there will be goody bags for children and a visit from the Easter Bunny. There will be no assigned seating, all children must be accomponied by an adult and advance registration is required. Ticket cost is $12 per person (children under 1 are free).Register online for program code #5802-0. 11:30 a.m.: The Crystal Lake Park District will host its annual …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The LITH Village Board approved an Economic Incentive Policy in an effort to lure businesses to prime property along routes 31 and 47.
Lake in the Hills leaders have their eyes on properties within the village that hold potential for economic development: Routes 31 and 47. However, both areas have parcels currently void of water and sewer services. In an effort to encourage development in the routes 31 and 47 corridors, the LITH Village Board last week approved an amendment to its Economic Incentive Policy. The amendment establishes a sales tax sharing program and offers a 50-percent reduction in permit fees for an 18-month time period. "We as a government are trying to make it easier for businesses to locate there," said Gino DiVivo, economic development coordinator for LITH. On the village's far east side, DiVivo said the market conditions are trending toward retail …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Festival slated at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 with Santa Claus’s arrival.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
It’s a tradition that is dear to Lake in the Hills families, and one that helps other families. The Festival of Trees returns at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Lake in the Hills village hall, 600 Harvest Gate. Each holiday season LITH’s village hall is transformed into a winter wonderland. Through the Festival of Trees event, the Parks & Recreation Department spearheads one of the year’s largest food drives to help local food pantries bring Christmas cheer to area residents. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by fire truck at 6 p.m. to perform the tree-lighting ceremony then will stay to meet and greet families. After viewing the trees, spectators can “vote” by placing non-perishable household items under their favorite tree. There are 25 trees …