Friday, December 28, 2012
The year is winding down. Find out which stories were some of the most-read on Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch over the past year.
The Algonquin and Lake in the Hills communities saw their share of riveting, exciting, controversial and heartbreaking stories in 2012. The following articles made headlines here on Patch, statewide — and some — on a national level.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The most reliable meteor shower of the year, the Geminids, is on this 2012. Best viewing time is expected between 1 to 3 a.m. Dec. 14, 2012.
The Geminid meteor shower 2012, the final major meteor shower of every year and likely to be the best, peaks overnight Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, and you may be able to see a great show on either side of those dates. If you liked the Perseids meteor shower 2012 in August, you should love this show. NASA reports that the Geminids are a relatively young meteor shower, with the first sightings occurring in the 1830s with rates of about 20 per hour. Over the decades the rates have increased, regularly spawning between 80 and 120 per hour at its peak on a clear evening. How spectacular is it? Just take a look at this video of the Geminid meteor shower. You can also look at some spectacular photos of the Geminids. Earthsky.org reports the Geminids …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
We have a complete list of all the Black Friday deals at Walmart, Target, Amazon.com, Sears and much more. Both digital downloads and physical copies for this Black Friday.
I for one have practically gone broke picking up Borderlands 2, Halo 4 andXCOM: Enemy Unknown. The sad thing is, however, there are still a few games that I want to pick up. The following is a complete list of all the video game deals for this Black Friday. Please note that some of the games are digital downloads or online only deals, which will be marked below. These are all confirmed deals for this Black Friday 2012. Amazon.com - Lightning Deals Schedule Monday 11/19/12 11:10 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. CST NBA 2K12 (PS3) $15.99 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii) $15.00 Game Party: In Motion (360) $10.00 Lego Batman (360/PS3) $10.00 1:10 pm - 5:10 pm PST Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3) $19.99 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (360) $14.99 The …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The total is up to five positive batches of West Nile Virus collected in Kane County traps this year. Here's the latest.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
Three more batches (or pools) of mosquitoes collected this week have tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Kane County Health Department reported Friday, July 13. The mosquito batches were collected in Kane County Health Department traps in Aurora, Montgomery and Carpentersville. This brings the total to five positive batches this year, the second in from Carpentersville. These positive mosquito batches usually are the first indicators of West Nile activity. "With this year’s hot, dry weather, these results come as no surprise," the Kane County Health Department press release said. "We usually see our first evidence of West Nile beginning in July or August. And although it has been extraordinarily dry, the few intermittent showers we’ve…