Wednesday, April 17, 2013
National Weather Service in Chicago issued a severe thunderstorm warning for McHenry County until 12:15 p.m. and a flash flood warning until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for McHenry County until 12:15 p.m. The severe thunderstomr warning includes the following areas: At 11:15 a.m., a severe thunerstorm was located near Maple Park, moving northeast at 45 mph. Residents should be on the alert for quarter-sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts. The flash flood warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for: Thunderstorms producing torrential downpours are possible, with rainfall rates exceeding 1.5 inches per half hour. Kane County Emergency Management reports that the Route 47 and Plato Road intersection is completely flooded, the National Weather Service reports. Additional thunderstorms are expected to move across the region later…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Job fairs at both McHenry County College and Elgin Community College will be held this Friday.
Tuesday, April 16
McHenry County College will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Gym/Multipurpose Room of the college, 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake. Sponsored by MCC’s Career Services and the McHenry County Workforce Network, the job fair will feature more than 40 employers from various fields. The fair is open to MCC students and community residents. Applicants are encouraged to bring their resumes and dress professionally. Opportunities for both full-time and part-time positions ranging from entry level to professional abilities will be available. According to Evette Thompson, MCC’s coordinator of Career Services, job seekers should plan to arrive early and meet as many employers, take notes and ask for employers’ …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A flood warning is in affect for a portion of the Fox River in McHenry and Kane counties.
Rain, rain go away. The McHenry County area is expected to see plenty of April showers in the coming days. Rain—and some snow—is in the forecast in the coming days, according to the National Weather Service. Today, showers are likely before 11 a.m. and are expected to start up again tonight. Cloudy skies and high of 47 degrees is in the forecast. A flood warning is also currently in effect for he Fox River at the Algonquin tailwater in McHenry and Kane counties. "Widespread rainfall amounts of one to two inches will result in significant rises...with the potential for reaching flood stage," according to the National Weather Service. On Friday, there is a slight chance of sprinkles and flurries between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. followed by …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The votes are in. Find out who won seats in local races during Tuesday's election.
UPDATED: 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 Lake in the Hills has a new village president while incumbents on both the Algonquin and Lake in the Hills village boards have been re-elected to their seats. Here is a run down of preliminary results posted on the county clerk's website as of 10 p.m. Tuesday. Algonquin Trustee: Three open seats Lake in the Hills President: One open seat Lake in the Hills Trustee: Three open seats Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Fire Trustee - Six Year Term: Two open seats Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Fire Trustee - Two Year Term: One open seat Community School District 47 Board of Education—Four-Year Term: Four open seats Huntley Area Library Bouard - Four-Year Term: Three open seats Grafton Township Assessor: One open …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The local election day will be on Tuesday, April 9.
Monday, April 8
Several local races will be up for election Tuesday. Local races of interest include Lake in the Hills village board of trustees and village president and the Algonquin village board of trustees. The McHenry County Election website has a precinct finder for those wishing to look up their polling place. Check back to Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch Tuesday night for results from local races.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
New Medicare database shows how hospitals across serving the Chicago area — and the rest of the nation — compare for care.
If you go to the emergency room at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, how long will it take before you see a health-care professional? The federal government says 20 minutes on average. That's better than both the state and national average, according to a new database causing some hospital officials nationwide to cringe. Centegra Hospital-Woodstock's waiting time is 34 minutes, a few minutes higher than the state and local average, according to the data. Key measures of ER efficiency have been posted from hospitals taking part across the country, according to a report by Cheryl Clark, now senior quality editor for HealthLeaders Media. “With precious little fanfare, Uncle Sam...rolled out a big, fat database with seven measures comparing a service…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Daily Herald reports that 64.8 percent of McHenry County's local races in Tuesday's election are uncontested.
Wednesday, April 3
While lowering property taxes may ranks high on many local residents wish list, a low number of contested races in the upcoming local election could mean that such policy changes are unlikely, according to the Daily Herald. The Daily Herald reports 60 percent of the 2,100-plus local races in McHenry, Cook, Kane, DuPage and Lake counties are uncontested going into Tuesday's election. In McHenry County, 64.8 percent of the races are uncontested, according to a Daily Herald graphic. Read more in today's Daily Herald article.
A McHenry County jury found Mario Casciaro guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder.
A jury found a 29-year-old man guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder in the presumed death of a Johnsburb teen he worked with him at a local supermarket more than 10 years ago, according to the Northwest Herald. Mario Casciaro could now face a minimum of 20 years in prison for his role in the presumed death of Brian Carrick who went missing in December 2002 and whose body has still not been found, according to the Northwest Herald. Carrick was 17 years old at the time of his presumed murder. Prosecutors argued in 2002 that a drug debt led to a physical altercation at the grocery store, Val's Foods, in Johnsburg, which was owned by Carrick's family and was also where Casciaro, Carrick and another man, Shane Lamb worked, according to the …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The trail will be closed starting immediately through May 1.
A section of the Prairie Trail in Algonquin will be closed starting immediately through May 1 due to a bridge replacement project and continued work being done to the Western Bypass, according to a McHenry County Conservation District press release. "The section between Main Street in Algonquin to just south of the connecting trail from a subdivision off Pyott Road" will be closed during the work and no thru traffic will be allowed, according to the press release. The Meyer Road parking lot in Algonquin both northbound and southbound along the trail is also closed. Trail users are encouraged to access the trail from downtown Algonquin to go southbound, or in Crystal Lake to go northbound along the 26-mile trail, according to the news …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Several local seats are up for grabs during the spring election.
Early voting opened Monday in McHenry and Kane counties. Those hoping to cast their ballot early for several local races can do so through April 6. Election day is April 9. There are several contested races up for election in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills, including the Lake in the Hills village president seat, seats on the Algonquin and Lake in the Hill Village Board and seats on the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District. A full sample ballot can be found on the McHenry County Clerk of Courts website. The Kane County Clerk of Courts website has a list of candidates up for election in Kane County. The McHenry County Clerk of Courts website also has a full list of locations for early voting in the county. Here are a …