Friday, April 20, 2012
The frozen yogurt shop will open Saturday at the Algonquin Commons.
A new frozen yogurt shop will be opening Saturday at the Algonquin Commmons, accoding to the Algonquin Commons Facebook page. The new Yogen Fruz will be located in the former TeaGschwendner location at 1624 S. Randall Road. It is set to be the largest Yogen Fruz franchise in Illinois, covering 2,300 square feet, according to an email statement from co-owner Arsala Alam. She will run the business alongside her husband, Sabih Alam. Yogen Fruz offers a variety of soft-serve probiotic yogurt as well as premium coffee. “We are aspiring to incorporate a lounge-style atmosphere with lots of seating, free Wi-Fi and iPads displayed on the counters for customer use,” Alam wrote in the e-mail. Jennifer Cremerius contributed to this article.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The former tenants of a stable at 1109 Pyott Road in Lake in the Hills left behind piles of manure and debris when they moved out in February.
When the former tenants of a horse stable owned by the village of Lake in the Hills moved out earlier this year, they left behind an unwelcome mess. Now the village of Lake in the Hills is tasked with the clean-up of the stable facility located at 1109 Pyott Road littered with debris and piles of manure. Village staff asked the Lake in the Hills Village Board for direction on what to do with the facility moving forward. "What we are trying to figure out is what's next," said village administrator Gerald Sagona. "If we are going to re-rent the building, we should get going (on clean up)." The Village Board OK'd village staff's reommendation to remove a windmill, milk house, small barn and lean-to, which had various structural issues, from…
Check out area open houses in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills.
Like Algonquin-Lake in the Hills on Facebook It's no secret: there are a lot of houses on the market right now. With that in mind, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch has unrolled a new feature. In our weekly house hunt column, we will be highlighting some of those great homes in the area that are currently on the market. We will feature the homes every Thursday and will provide photos of homes that fit within a certain price range. This week, scroll through our photo gallery to see what you can get for $250,000 in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills. Source: AOL Real Esate Here is a list of area open houses for the upcoming weekend: Want to get the word out about your upcoming open house? Tell the community about it by commenting below!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The wake of Captain John Winkelman drew firefighters from dozens of fire departments. A procession was held outside the Cosman Cultural Center where more friends and family gathered.
John Winkelman, 54, of Marengo was killed in a fatal motorcycle crash last Thursday. Captain Winkelman was on his way back home from a meeting with the communications center in Crystal Lake when the crash occurred on Route 176 at Mt. Thabor Road around 3 p.m. He was on his motorcycle attempting to turn east on Route 176 when a Chrysler driven by a 27-year-old Woodstock woman collided with him, authorities said. He was not wearing a helmet at the time. READ MORE: Huntley Fire Captain Killed in Accident Remembered as a Good Guy READ MORE: Motorcyclist killed in Route 176 Crash
Police responded to the following reports and made various arrests between April 13 and April 16, 2012. Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.
Follow Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch on Facebook The map at the top of this page shows the locations and details information on police reports provided by the Lake in the Hills Police Department and Algonquin Police Department over the past week. Click on the various pins to learn more about the police report, where it occurred, the date and/or time of the report and more. The arrest reports do not indicate a conviction. Sign up for the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch e-mail newsletter for free daily updates on your community. 7:51 a.m. April 16, 2012: Police arrested Ashley M. Pakarek, 21, of 1422 Washington Street in Lake in the Hills, in the 1400 block of Washington Street for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving …
This week, we have two finalists in the Chowdown Showdown Tapas Challenge.
Last week, we asked McHenry County Patch.com readers: which restaurant do you think serves up the best tapas in McHenry County? Thanks for all the responses! We have two finalists for this Chowdown: Olive Black, 5607 Broadway St., Richmond, and Tapas Calpe, 133 W. Main St., Cary. Here is how you can vote for your favorite restaurant: The winner will be determined based on a combination of poll results and comments. Voting will continue through 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. The winner will be announced in an article that will be posted the morning of Wednesday, April 25. Without further ado, let the voting begin for this week's Chowdown Showdown champion!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Some delays could be expected due to area construction projects.
Two construction projects could cause some delays on area roadways this week. Preliminary construction work on Illinois Route 31 at Virginia Road/Klasen Road was set to start Monday, according to the McHenry County Division of Transportation. Construction of Edgewood Drive in Algonquin is set to begin Wednesday. Route 31 at Virginia Road/Klasen Road Construction Preliminary construction work began this week on Route 31 at Virginia Road/Klasen Road. Full reconstruction work with staged traffic control will begin in early May. For the first stage of construction, one travel lane in each direction will be open for motorists on the existing west side of Route 31 while the new northbound lanes are constructed. The second stage will shift …
The DC Comedy Jam for families struggling financially will be held at 7 p.m. May 1 at Dundee-Crown High School.
Algonquin teen A.J. Lubecker is using some of the connections he has made while performing in comedy shows to help raise funds for a Dundee-Crown High School organization that helps families struggling financially. Lubecker has performed his open-mic standup routine at the Apollo Theater in Chicago, Laugh Out Loud Theater in Schaumburg and Duke’s Alehouse in Crystal Lake. You can read more about Lubecker in this Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch profile Lubecker has organized a comedy show — The DC Comedy Jam — at Dundee-Crown High School at 7 p.m. May 1. The event will draw some of the "funniest comedians from Chicago," including Chris Redd, Dave Odd and Joe Kilgallon. Proceeds from the show will go to S.A.F.E. — for Students Assisting …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The lower than normal snowfall accumulation this past winter lead to savings for local public works departments.
The early onset of warmer weather has had a positive effect on the budgets of local municipalities. Because of the mild winter temperatures and snowfall, the villages of Algonquin and Lake in the Hills have seen considerable savings in their salt supply expenditures and the overtime pay traditionally paid out to snow plow workers during winter storms. “We used about 1,000 tons less salt this year than the previous year,” LITH Public Works Director Fred Mullard said. “That’s a savings of about $62,000.” Mullard said the village this year also saved another $36,000 in overtime compensation they did not have to pay to snowplow drivers. In Algonquin, the story was the same. “Obviously, we didn’t have the same number of storms as we usually …