Monday, May 13, 2013
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 …
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Burton L. Showers, aka “Sarge”, was presented with a Quilt of Valor by seven of his former students at PHS, along with the Gazebo Quilters of Huntley who created the masterpiece.
A former Palatine High School History teacher and D211 administrator received an honorable surprise honor on Monday, May 6, from several of his former students from the PHS Class of 1957, and the Gazebo Quilters of Huntley. Burton L. Showers, 87, of Palatine, fondly known as “Sarge”, was presented with a 'Quilt of Valor' at Emmett’s Ale House, 110 N. Brockway St., during what he thought was a lunch gathering with seven students he taught U.S. History to at Palatine High School. “It’s a great thing, I was very surprised – this is something special,” Showers said. The Quilts of Valor organization has been a national grassroots community service effort since 2003. Quilters from all over the country craft Quilts of Valor, with the goal of …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The village of Lake in the Hills is replacing a storm sewer pipe on March 10.
The village of Lake in the Hills will be replacing the storm sewer pipe that runs underneath Indian Trail Road at Meadow Lane on May 10. In order to replace the pipe, Indian Trail Road will be closed from Meadow Lane to Woodland Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. so the crew can perform the work. If you have any questions regarding the storm sewer pipe replacement, please contact the Village of Lake in the Hills at (847) 960-7500. For updated information visit the village of Lake in the Hills website. Source: Village of LITH press release
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Martin Elementary School students went to Springfield to talk to politicians about how technology is helping them learn, according to the Northwest Herald.
Thursday, May 9
Carol Johnson, a Martin Elementary School fourth-grade teacher, and three of her students traveled to Springfield this past week to demonstrate to state lawmakers the different educational programs and applications they use on tablets to learn, according to the Northwest Herald. Martin used tablets instead of textbooks this year in its classroom and District 158 plans to expand its program next year to early elementary and middle school classrooms, according to the article. The Northwest Herald has more on this story.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Frappuccino Happy Hour runs through May 12.
Starbucks' Frappuccino Happy Hour is back! Customers get half off any size or flavor frappuccino until May 12 if they visit a Starbucks location between 3 and 5 p.m. The popular blended coffee beverage comes in a variety of flavors including Caramel Ribbon Crunch, Mocha Cookie Crumble, Caramel, Mocha, Java Chip, White Chocolate Mocha and more. Area Starbucks Locations Include:
The deadline for submitting photos is May 31.
Tuesday, May 7
The village of Lake in the Hills is holding a photo contest to find images that best capture life in Lake in the Hills. Photos must be submitted on a C.D. and must be accompanied by an 8-by-10 print and an entry form, which can be downloaded on the village’s website. All entries must be postmarked by May 31, 2013 to be eligible. Winners will be notified via e-mail as soon as the judging is complete. Some of the photographs selected will be featured on the Lake in the Hills website and in various village publications. The contest is limited to Lake in the Hills residents. Source: Village of Lake in the Hills press release
Monday, May 6, 2013
The following businesses have recently opened in Lake in the Hills.
The following businesses have recently opened in Lake in the Hills:
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Motorists across Illinois have been paying more at the pumps this week, more than the majority of states, according to AAA. Here are the lowest prices in the Algonquin-LITH area.
The majority of states may be experiencing a drop in gas prices, but not Illinois and other parts of the Midwest, according to AAA. Record rainfall that led to flooding and reduced production related to refineries shifting over to "summer-blend" gasoline are part of the reason, reports AAA. There was also an explosion at a Detroit refinery on April 27, though that incident was not expected to contribute to higher prices for motorists. The current average price for regular unleaded in Illinois is $3.95. Last month, the average was $3.84. A year ago the average was $4.02. The highest recorded average was $4.31 on May 5, 2011, according to AAA. Algonquin, Lake in the Hills Gas Prices As of Sunday, the following gas stations had the lowest …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The open house will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Safety Education Center, 1109 Crystal Lake Road in Lake in the Hills.
Property maintenance will take center stage at an open house hosted by the village of Lake in the Hills in coming weeks. The Community Development Department will host the presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at the Safety Education Center, 1109 Crystal Lake Road in Lake in the Hills, according to a village of Lake in the Hills press release. The presentation will touch on the following topics: property maintenance regulations, how to file a complaint, department procedures on addressing violations and the effects of foreclosures on property maintenance, according to the news release. Residents will also get the chance to ask questions and obtain information regarding any spring or summer projects they may be planning and …