The Boston area showed its strength in the wake of the marathon bombings, and in turn it strengthened the nation's resolve to defeat those who seek to do us harm.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
How crazy is it out there right now? Please show us! Upload your pictures of flooding from McHenry County towns here.
Over the past 24 hours, 4.95 inches of rain has fallen in Algonquin, according to an update on the National Weather Service this morning. And the rain is not expected to stop anytime soon. The NWS is predicting more showers over the next 24 hours. What does the scene look like for you? Are there several feet of water outside your home (or, heaven forbid, inside it)? Stranded cars; flooded lawns and streets? If you’re lucky enough not to be too busy dealing with any emergencies right now (and we hope you are), we’d love to see what you see, and our readership likely would as well. If you have any great snapshots/photographs of the flooding around McHenry County today, please share them with us and with your fellow readers. Please also add…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Our local voices blogger shares her thoughts on running and her thoughts on the Boston Marathon tragedy.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Residents of our state will soon have the right to carry concealed weapons in public, but that doesn't mean safety is guaranteed.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
State legislature may consider whether to move to a graduated income tax rate, meaning those who earn more would pay more.
Did the tax man take a big bite out of your wallet this month? With tax season almost behind us, let's take a look at an issue before the state legislature — should Illinois switch from a flat income tax rate to a graduated rate? The last year Illinoisans escaped paying income tax to the state was 1969. Just seven states still collect no income tax. Thirty-four states use the graduated income tax system, while eight others join Illinois in imposing one rate on all. Our friends at Reboot Illinois put together a graphic look at various aspects of the flat tax vs. graduated tax debate, excerpted here on Patch. Check out the full graphic at RebootIllinois.com. Want to know more? This article is posted throughout the Chicago-area Patch network…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Route 176, Crystal Lake.
Michael Leath Agee, 51, of Cary, died suddenly Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from natural causes. Beloved and devoted husband of Carolyn (nee Maslanka); proud and loving father of Matthew (5), Maris (4), and Josef (12 weeks); dear son of the late Duval and Anne (nee Barnard); brother of Doug and Linda; son-in-law of Robert and Joyce; brother-in-law of Deborah O’Connor and Jacqueline; and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Michael was the Director of Brand Protection at OpSec Security. Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Route 176, Crystal Lake. Transitory prayers are at 9 a.m., Monday, April 15, at the funeral home processing to SS. Peter and Paul Church, 410 First St. in Cary, for a …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The legendary film critic lost his battle with cancer, but not before winning hearts with his passion for the movies.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Easter is over — Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch is looking for your favorite recipes for those leftover Easter eggs.
It is time to say good-bye to those Easter eggs. Health.com features eight excellent recipes for hard-boiled eggs, which includes an English muffin egg pizza and chipotle meatballs stuffed with eggs. Looking for a great deviled egg recipe? Allrecipes.com has a list of its top 20 most popular deviled eggs. We'd like to hear from you: What is your favorite way to get rid of Easter eggs? Do you have any great recipes? Share with the community by posting a recipe or a link to a recipe in the comments' section below.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
What is it that has the president so pessimistic as spring unfolds? Oh ... that.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The star linebacker claims he got a raw deal as his career in Chicago ends.