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
Did we miss an event worth noting? Let the community know in our comments' section.
The weekend is finally drawing near. Below, we’ve listed a roundup of fun events happening in the area. Did we miss one? Let the community know in our comments section. Lakeside Festival in Crystal Lake The Lakeside Festival runs June 28 through July 1 at 401 Country Club, Crystal Lake. The festival includes carnival rides, a beer garden, baggo tournament, a kids’ ice-cream-eating contest and children’s bike parade. A fireworks concert will be held at dusk on July 1 at Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive. Art on the Fox in Algonquin The fifth annual Art on the Fox will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, in Riverfront Park, 101 N. Harrison Road, according to the village of Algonquin press release. The event is…