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Monday, December 24, 2012
Anthony Orlandino said he places the sign outside his business to remind people of the true meaning of Christmas.
Anthony Orlandino, of Anthony's Barber Shop in downtown Algonquin, told the Daily Heald he is shocked someone stole a "Happy Birthday, Jesus" sign he's placed outside his business during the holiday season for the past nine years. The sign, which is seven to eight feet long and two feet wide, was stolen between Monday and Tuesday, according to the Daily Herald. The Daily Herald has more on this story.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Lake in the Hills Police Department handed out 53 citations during a November Thanksgiving enforcement campaign. Increased enforcement efforts will again start on Dec. 17.
The Lake in the Hills Police Department is stepping up enforcement efforts in coming weeks with the hopes of helping everyone get home safely over the holidays. The enforcement campaign will run from Dec. 17 through Jan. 1 and the police department will be focused on keeping drunken drivers off the roads, according to a LITH Police Department press release. "We know the holiday season can be one of the deadliest and most dangerous times on America's roadways due to drunken driving," said Sgt. Eric Decker with the Lake in the Hills Police Department. "Taking a risk on having your 2012 end in an arrest or death is just not worth it." During a Thanksgiving campaign, which took place from Nov. 12 through Nov. 25, LITH Police arrested three …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Is there anything better than hot chocolate on a cold winter day? Hot chocolate on a stick can also make for a great homemade gift idea.
Hot chocolate lovers, this post is for you. You may think you are more-than-happy with the powdery hot chocolate you buy at the store, but this recipe may just change your mind. Also, if you are looking for a thoughtful, homemade holiday gift, hot chocolate sticks can be packaged and shared with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, teachers ... you get the idea. I first came upon a recipe for hot chocolate on a stick on Pinterest. I read several different recipes before settling on this recipe from Giversblog. The first batch was easy to make and ready within a half-hour. While I will refer you to Giverslog for the full recipe, I will leave you with a couple pointers: Enjoy!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” out house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page between now and Dec. 16 by clicking here. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 towards a utility bill for each finalist. Our national winner will win $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest has officially begun, so now’s the …