Friday, April 26, 2013
Bicyclists should take note of trail closures before hitting the path.
Friday, April 26
With the arrival of warmer weather, the McHenry County Conservation District reminds residents several parts of the Prairie Trail Bike Path are closed due to multiple construction projects in Algonquin. The Prairie Trail has no through traffic from Route 31 (Main Street) in Algonquin to just south of Pyott Road in Lake in the Hills. Closed through May 24, Algonquin ByPass Construction: Section from Huntington Road to Algonquin Road. Closed through July 30, Delayed Bridge Repair: On the North – Trail exits at subdivision westbound on Willow. On the South – Trail Ends at Route 31 Huntington. Meyer Road parking lot is closed. It will reopen in June for cyclists traveling southbound only. Village of Algonquin has the intersection of …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Algonquin and Lake in the Hills should see temperatures in the 60s and 70s this weekend.
Who is ready for some spring weather this weekend? Algonquin and Lake in the Hills might just be in luck. Temperatures should be in the 60s Friday and Saturday and could reach a high of 70 degrees on Sunday with plenty of sunshine expected. And after several weeks of rain and gloomy weather, there is no precipitation in the forecast this weekend for Algonquin and Lake in the Hills. This is likely a welcome change for many as this past April went down in the record books as the rainiest in 143 years. Meanwhile, a flood warning remained in effect Thursday for the Fox River in Algonquin, according to the National Weather Service. For updates on the river's water level, which remained well above the flood stage Thursday morning, visitthis …
Are you hoping to catch a movie this weekend? Check times here.
If you're looking for a night out this weekend, the movie theater is always a good option. Check out the Moviefone tool above to find local times of showings. Here is a list of local theaters: Where do you go to watch new movies? Do you go out or stay at home with web/streaming rentals?
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The water level on the Fox River remained high Wednesday.
It was much of the same story Wednesday when it came to flooding issues in Algonquin. The Fox River remained at the same level as of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday as it was on Tuesday: 12.55 feet, according to the National Weather Service. The flood stage of the river is 9.5 feet. Also, the same roads near the river in downtown Algonquin remained closed Wednesday because of localized flooding: The above information was updated at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. -------------------- Flooding continues to be an issue for Algonquin. The Fox River — from the Wisconsin/Illinois state line to the Montgomery dam – remained closed to boating traffic on Tuesday. Boating restrictions were placed on the Fox River on April 17 as swift currents, floating …
The National Weather Service provides updates on the water level on the Fox River in Algonquin and other rivers throughout the Chicago suburbs.
The Fox River in Algonquin has risen slightly since the beginning of the week. As of 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the water level was at 12.53 feet in Algonquin. That is well above the flood stage for the Fox River, which is 9.5 feet. Updated: 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 ------------ The Fox River in Algonquin remained high on Monday. The water level was at 12:49 feet as of 10:30 a.m. on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The river was expected to rise slightly this afternoon to 12. 5 feet, according to the National Weather Service. The flood stage for the Fox River is 9.5 feet. A flood warning remains in effect for the Fox River in Algonquin on Monday. More rain is in the forecast for Tuesday, according to the National …
Monday, April 22, 2013
A rollover accident at the busy intersection slowed traffic Monday evening.
Three people were sent to the hospital in stable condition following a crash at Algonquin and Randall roads about 5 p.m. Monday, according to the Daily Herald. The accident happened when a Mercedes-Benz collided with a Saturn sports utility vehicle at the busy intersection, causing the SUV to roll over, according to witnesses from the scene. The above information was updated at 7:30 a.m. April 23, 2013 ------------------- Originial article updated at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, April 22 If you're making the evening commute home to the Lake in the Hills and Crystal Lake area, you may want to select an alternative route to Randall Road. An emergency dispatch issued at about 5:30 p.m. reports a rollover accident at the busy Randall- Algonquin roads…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A celebration of Joyce’s life is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Davenport Family in Barrington.
Sunday, April 21
Joyce Kroll was born on March 22, 1934 and passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 20, 2013. Joyce was the beloved wife of the late Joseph; dear mother of Gayle (Charles) Hoag, and Cheryl (David) Howard; loving grandmother of Wayne (Leanne) Robinson, Michael Hoag, and Kristy (Nidal) Hasan; great-grandmother of Ian, Owen, Faith, Grace, Shane, and Abby. She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth, and her parents, John and Orena Kelderhouse. A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Rd) Barrington, IL 60010. A brief memorial service will be held the following day at the funeral home beginning at 10 a.m…
Friday, April 19, 2013
The Fox River in Algonquin is expected to continue to rise in the coming day, causing issues for those living in the area. Village officials are urging motorists to avoid the downtown area.
Widespread flooding Thursday left its mark on the area and could continue to wreak havoc for some McHenry County residents as we head into the weekend — especially those living near the Fox River in Algonquin. The village of Algonquin declared a state of emergency Thursday afternoon as the Fox River rose above its flood stage of 9.5 feet to 11.9 feet. The waters are expected to crest at 14 feet on Saturday before starting to recede. McHenry County also declared a state of emergency Thursday. With more flooding expected, police are urging motorists to avoid the downtown Algonquin area. “We don’t want people near the river getting sucked in and there’s water on the streets,” said Michael Kumbera, Algonquin's assistant village manager. The…
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Algonquin Public Arts Commission is hosting the exhibit this Thursday, April 18 through Saturday, April 20.
Monday, April 15
The Algonquin Public Arts Commission will hold its second annual Student Art Exhibit at the William J. Ganek Municipal Center, 2200 Harnish Drive, on April 18 through 20. Approximately 35 pieces of artwork from local middle school students will be on display in a variety of different media, including painting, drawing, print, and metal. An opening reception with light refreshments will be held on Thursday, April 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., and the exhibit will continue to be on display Friday, April 19, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Both the opening reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Source: Village of Algonquin press release
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.