Five Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, Oct. 3
Find out what's happening on Tuesday in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills.
"Five Things you Need to Know" is a Patch column that provides readers with information at a glance on the upcoming day.
There is a 40 percent chance of showers Wednesday with a high of 69 degrees expected in the area. Expect mostly cloudy skies, according to WeatherBug.com.
Today is Walk to School Day — several area schools have signed up to participate in walk to school day activities. The Walk to School Day website provides a map-a-route option to find different routes for walking and biking to your school.
According to a Kane County Health Department press release, "the physical activity the kids get from walking to and from school is important because we know that more than one third of Kane County children are overweight or obese, which is a risk factor for chronic disease."
Conley Elementary School is looking for the public's help. The school is aiming to get the public to vote for Conley in a nationwide contest put on by U.S. Cellular that will award thousands of dollars to the schools that get the top votes. Learn more about how to vote for Conley in today's Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch article.
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch is working to compile a list of the best places to get a pumpkin in the area. We would like to create a map for readers to make it easy to find the best spots to get a pumpkin this season. Let us know by commenting below or join the conversation on the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch Facebook page.
The presidential debate is tonight. Will you be watching? Presidential candidates Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama will sound off on domestic policy starting at 8 p.m. Several channels will air the debate, according to TVGuide.com.
There are a couple watch parties taking place in the area during the debate. Dundee Township Republicans will meet at 8 p.m. at Emmett's, 128 West Main St. in West Dundee, The McHenry County GOP is hosting a watch party at The Cottage, 6 East Crystal Lake Ave. in Crystal Lake.
Also, Patch.com will be live-blogging from Durty Nellie's in Palatine. Be sure to log onto this article on Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch to join the conversation with Patch editors and local residents during our live-blog session. You can even set a reminder in our live-blog article to make sure you don't forget when the session and debate gets started tonight.
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