Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Check out this list of places around town to see what is open and closed on Independence Day.
The Fourth of July is Wednesday, and while most workplaces are closed and the barbecues are fired up, you still may need to get out and around Algonquin and Lake in the Hills. Here's what you need to know about what's open and closed. Village Hall: The village hall offices will be closed all day on Wednesday in Algonquin, at 2600 Harnish Drive, and Lake in the Hills, at 600 Harvest Gate. Trash Collection: Trash collection will be delayed by one-day because of the holiday. Trash will be collected on Thursday. Emergency: For police or fire emergencies, call 911. For a non-emergency, call the Algonquin police department at 847-658-4531, or the LITH police department at 847-658-5676. Post Office: The post office, located at 801 W. Algonquin…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Officials are reminding residents to heed fireworks laws this Fourth of July.
With much of northern Illinois in a moderate drought, local officials are warning residents of the potential risk of fire caused by fireworks. According to the National Fire Protection Association (N.F.O.A.) more U.S. fires are reported on the fourth of July than on any other day, and fireworks accounted for half of those fires, more than any other cause of fire. With the dry weather conditions, residents are encouraged to use extra precautions when celebrating the holiday this year, according to a village of Lake in the Hills press release. The Lake in the Hills Police Department will have zero tolerance on violations of the Municipal fireworks ordinance and/or Illinois law, according to a LITH press release. Any violators will be …
Keep kids safe during Fourth of July events.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Fireworks are a fun and traditional part of Independence Day celebrations, but they can also be dangerous. Sadly, children and teens are too often hurt by fireworks. So, before the celebration begins, get your EyeSmart fireworks safety tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Of the 9,000 fireworks-related injuries each year, 21 percent are eye injuries and more than half of the victims are young children or teenagers. For example: “Many Americans get caught up in the excitement of the Fourth of July, and forget that fireworks are also dangerous explosives,” said Monica L. Monica, M.D., an ophthalmologist and clinical correspondent for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “The safest choice is to attend a professional fireworks …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Find out which communities in the Chicago suburbs are still planning fireworks displays in the coming days.
The Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year. That means you will have the chance to enjoy the festivities the weekend before, the weekend after and, of course, on July 4. Due to dry conditions, some area communities have decided to cancel or re-schedule their fireworks' shows. We've got a list below of fireworks displays that have been cancelled as well as shows that are still scheduled in the Chicago suburbs. You can also click through our map above to locate the different fireworks displays. Did we miss one? Or do you know of another area cancellation? Let the community know in the comments' section. FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS THAT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED July 3 — Cary fireworks have been cancelled. The fireworks show had been …
A Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky.
Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July. Equipment needed:
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Plan some fun activities for the family on your day off.
This year the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday and it's messing with everyone's schedule. Do you celebrate this weekend? Next weekend? Which days do you get off of work? The fun doesn't end with the parade and the fireworks. However and whenever you decide to take some time to be with your family, here are 5 creative ideas to have fun on or around the Fourth of July. If you have friends or relatives coming over for the Holiday, you'll be sure to have a blast with these ideas. 1. Create a Backyard Golf Course. Take a look around your yard and envision a course where you, the kids, and some friends can have fun putting and chipping around obstacles. Give prizes out for closest to the cup, hole in one, ball still on the grass, etc. Here's …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The Fourth of July weekend is almost here. See which area municipalities have fireworks displays and festivities worth checking out.
The Fourth of July weekend is offically here. For those staying in the area this weekend, there are plenty of choices when it comes to area fireworks displays. Below we’ve provided you with a guide for local Fourth of July festivities and fireworks. Let us know if we’ve missed one of your favorite displays by posting in the comments section below. Also, feel free to share with us which town, village or city in the Chicago suburbs do you think puts on the best fireworks display. Cary Summer Celebration – Lions Park, 1200 Silver Lake Road. Fireworks start at dusk Friday. Cary Park District is holding the town’s fireworks display on Friday, July 1. Admission to the fireworks and a performance by Final Say are free. The music begins at 7 p.m. …