Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Patch.com provides tips on how to keep yourself, your family and your pets safe if there is a coyote in your neighborhood.
While coyotes roaming through neighborhoods may have come as an unwelcome sight for many area residents in recent weeks, the presence of coyotes in the suburbs is not uncommon. "Reports of coyotes in Algonquin is not necessarily common, however it is not unusual," said Michael Kumbera, assistant to the village manager in Algonquin, in an e-mail. "Coyotes occur in nearly all types of habitat, including urban and suburban areas." Residents sounded off on the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch Facebook page last week reporting several coyote sightings throughout Algonquin and Lake in the Hills. Coyotes have been spotted in neighborhoods behind LifeTime Fitness in Algonquin, near the Algonquin Police Department, along the path at High Hill Park…
Click through our map to find out where area residents have spotted coyotes in recent weeks.
The newest visitors to area neighborhoods have not received a welcome reception from area residents. Coyotes have been spotted in several neighborhoods throughout Algonquin and Lake in the Hills in recent weeks. Last Thursday and Friday, area residents sounded off on the following question on the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch Facebook page: "Has anyone else noticed any coyotes recently? If so, let us know where." Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch received several responses. The information on where the coyotes have been spotted has been shared in the map above. Click through the markers to see what the area resident had to say about what they saw and where they spotted the coyote. Have you noticed a coyotes in the area in recent …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Lake in the Hills Village Board is expected to hear a proposal for the new 70-unit complex during Tuesday's committee of a whole meeting.
The Lake in the Hills Village Board is expected to hear a proposal Tuesday for a new 70-unit apartment complex on Algonquin Road just east of Pyott Road, according to village of LITH documents. The apartment complex would be located on 5.15 acres of property and would include two three-story apartment buildings made up of two- and three-bedroom units. The property is not currently in the village and would need to be annexed in, according to the LITH documents. The complex would also have a connection to the nearby Prairie Trail, which is just north of the property. The developer, Turnstone Development, is also proposing 140 spaces in its parking lot, according to LITH documents. The village board is expected to vote on the apartment …
Village is accepting applications from members of the community who want to serve on the Parks and Recreation Board.
The Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Board has two open seats available. Newly elected village president Paul Mulcahy is accepting applications from LITH residents interested in serving the community and having a hand in shaping parks and recreation in the future. The LITH Parks and Recreation Board is comprised of seven members who are appointed by the village president with the advice and consent of the LITH Village Board of Trustees. Parks and Recreation Board members recommend recreation programs and ensure park development. The board meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., according to the village. Residents interested in applying for a board position should submit a completed application form to: Village …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The shooting occurred in the 600 block of College Avenue in Rockford early Saturday.
A 22-year-old Rockford woman — who grew up in the Algonquin and Lake in the Hills area — was gunned down early Saturday after trying to break up a fight between four girls when a man "got involved and shot her," family members told the Rockford Register Star. Katelynn Gourley was out in Rockford for a "girls weekend out" when the shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the article. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting in the 600 block of College Avenue in Rockford, according to the article. The Rockford Register Star has more on this story.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The summer season is almost upon us. Find out when area pools and beaches will be re-opening for the summer.
Many area beaches will be re-opening over the Memorial Day weekend for the summer season. Among the area hot spots, the popular beach at Three Oaks Recreation area will re-open on May 25 at 10 a.m. The marina and boat rental area at Three Oaks has been opened since early April. The Three Oaks website has more information on the many amenities available at Three Oaks and the parks hours of operation. One of the beaches in Lake in the Hills, Butch Hagele Beach, 71 Hilltop, will also open back up for swimming on May 25 and will be open from sunrise to sunset. The beach will have lifeguards on duty starting on June 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lake in the Hills other beach, Indian Trail Beach, 228 Indian Trail, is open year round and will have …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Patch.com partner Zillow.com provides updates on new homes for sale in Lake in the Hills.
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Monday, May 13, 2013
LITH area drivers better drive sober or get pulled over.
Lake in the Hills Police have announced plans for the 2013 Memorial Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Impaired Driving Crackdown. The intensified enforcement campaign targets the "overwhelming" number of late-night impaired drivers and safety belt violators. The crackdown underscores the disproportionate number of traffic deaths occurring during late-night hours, said Sgt. Eric Decker, supervisor of the Lake in the Hills Police Traffic Unit. Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows the midnight to 3 a.m. time frame as the deadliest time on Illinois roadways, Decker said in a release. Not coincidentally, data also shows the overnight hours have the highest percentage of…
The village of Lake in the Hills has new leadership.
Last week, Ed Plaza, who served as the Lake in the Hills village president for the past 12 years, bid farewell as Paul Mulcahy took the reigns as the village's new leader. Plaza did not run for re-election this past April. Mulchay, a village board trustee, won the village president seat over Bill Dustin. In a five-minute speech, Plaza thanked staff members and trustees, spoke of the accomplishments the village saw during his tenure and spoke kindly of Mulcahy, who he said was "dedicated to the village of Lake in the Hills," according to the Northwest Herald. Plaza also said the village board needs to stand its ground in opposition to a proposed continuous flow intersection at Algonquin and Randall roads and said he "will be back" if the …
The National Weather Service weather forecast for the coming days in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills.
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