Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The arrest reports do not indicate a conviction.
Information for the blotter is provided by police reports from the Lake in the Hills Police Department and the Algonquin Police Department in recent days. Follow Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch on Facebook LAKE IN THE HILLS POLICE BLOTTER Arrests Tabitha L. Romaniuk, 17, of the 0 block of Geneva Court, was charged with aggravated battery of a police officer on July 22 at 1:28 a.m. Romaniuk also was charged with resisting/obstructing police, unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor, illegal possession/transportation of open alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Cannabis less than 2.5 grams, unlawful use of a weapon and criminal damage to property. She was transported to McHenry County Jail. Dominic Cifonie, 18, of …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The total is up to five positive batches of West Nile Virus collected in Kane County traps this year. Here's the latest.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
Three more batches (or pools) of mosquitoes collected this week have tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Kane County Health Department reported Friday, July 13. The mosquito batches were collected in Kane County Health Department traps in Aurora, Montgomery and Carpentersville. This brings the total to five positive batches this year, the second in from Carpentersville. These positive mosquito batches usually are the first indicators of West Nile activity. "With this year’s hot, dry weather, these results come as no surprise," the Kane County Health Department press release said. "We usually see our first evidence of West Nile beginning in July or August. And although it has been extraordinarily dry, the few intermittent showers we’ve…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Three accidents were reported in less than a week, including the most recent that happened Sunday on the Fox River in Algonquin.
In light of three boating accidents in less than one week on the Fox River, the McHenry County Sheriff's Office is asking boaters to take extra caution when out on the busy waterway this summer. In all of the cases, no one has been seriously injured. Two of the crashes involved juveniles, and alcohol or drugs were not a factor in any of the three accidents. "With the warmer weather, there have been an increase of watercraft on the water. Operators are encouraged to use extra caution and be watchful of others while operating on the narrow, shallow river," said Undersheriff Andrew Zinke in a McHenry County Sheriff's Office press release. Follow Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch on Facebook The most recent crash happened in Algonquin near …
Monday, May 21, 2012
No illnesses found yet, but Kane County puts out the alert for a recall of diced red onions that might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The Kane County Health Department sent a press release Monday to keep residents up to date on possible contaminations of red onions and bag salads distributed in the area. Gills Onions, LLC of Oxnard, CA over the weekend initiated a voluntary recall of 2,360 pounds of diced red onions with lot code 51RDA1A2119 and use-by-dates May 14, 15 and 17, 2012 because it may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. The product is beyond its use-by-date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall, and no other Gills Onions product is affected by this recall. Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should discard it. River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA, also announced over the weekend that it is …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
A home search found 47 cannabis sativa plants after deputies attempted to return a driver's license.
A small mishap by McHenry County Sheriff's Deputies resulted in a major drug bust. Lucas C. Declercq was pulled over May 5 while driving his 2006 Chrysler and let off with a warning for having an expired registration. But that's when things went south for the Woodstock resident. Deputies forgot to hand Declerq's driver's license back to him so on May 8 they stopped by his house to return it. "Deputies were just returning his driver's license when they were hit with the odor of marijuana when the door opened," McHenry County Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said. Deputies discovered an indoor cannabis sativa grow operation, including 47 cannabis sativa plants growing in a basement closet and two storage rooms in the garage, according to the …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Group comes together for Sticker Shock Month.
The McHenry County Sticker Shock Coalition visited area liquor establishments and then spoke in front of the McHenry County Government Building.
Men charged with forgery after allegedly copying a $20 bill.
Two Crystal Lake 18-year-olds were arrested Wednesday after allegedly creating over $700 and using it to buy cannabis. Nicholas A. Cheney, 18, of 852 Boxwood Drive in Crystal Lake; and Ryan Young, 18, of 832 Boxwood Drive in Crystal Lake were charged with forgery (a Class 3 felony) after a tip received by Crime Stoppers of McHenry County led investigators from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to look into Cheney and Young. According to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Cheney and Young copied the same $20 bill on a home scanner to produce over $700, which they traded for cannabis. When Cheney was confronted by Sheriff's Office Investigators, Cheney had cannabis on him. Cheney was also charged with unlawful possession of cannabis. …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Algonquin Business Accused in Home Repair Scam
Monday, April 23, 2012
A lawsuit was filed Monday by Attorney General Lisa Madigan against Amazing Interiors Inc. in Algonquin as well as three other businesses in the Chicago area.
An Algonquin home repair contractor is among four Chicago area businesses facing allegations that it operated as an unlicensed insurance adjuster, according to a press releae from the Attorney General's Office. A lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court Monday by Attorney General Lisa Madigan against Amazing Interiors Inc. in Algonquin, Blue Rose Restoration in Roselle, Team-Mark Construction Inc. in Chicago and AP Contractors Inc. in Berwyn. The lawsuit claims the businesses operated as unlicensed insurance adjusters and defrauded "consumers throughout the Chicago area of more than $165,000 without completing promised repair work," according to the press release. The press release provided the following informtion about the …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Six top health threats are obesity, chronic diseases, infant mortality, childhood lead poisoning, communicable disease and poor social and emotional wellness.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The draft of the Community Health Improvement Plan is now available on the Health Department’s website (www.kanehealth.com) and the department is seeking comments and feedback on the plan from the public through the month of February. The 2012-16 Kane County Community Health Improvement Plan reflects the understanding that the quality of the communities where we live, work, and play is as important to achieving good health as going to the doctor for regular checkups, proper nutrition, and adequate physical activity. There are many factors that affect our health and have a tremendous influence on health outcomes. The physical environment, social and economic factors, and clinical care all play a role in an individual’s health and are all …