Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Gourley was killed in a shooting that occurred in the 600 block of College Avenue in Rockford early Saturday, according to the Rockford Register Star.
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 22 Private funeral services will be held at a later date for a 22-year-old Rockford woman who grew up in the Algonquin and Lake in the Hills area and was killed in a shooting in Rockford this past weekend, according to her obituary. A fulll obituary for Kathleen M. Gourley, 22, is posted on the Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory website. ----------- ORIGINIAL ARTICLE: 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 …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Fox River in McHenry and Algonquin has finally dipped below the flood stage.
At least 800 homes in McHenry County were affected by floodwaters last month, according to the Northwest Herald. Preliminary Federal Emergency Management Agency assessments found that none of the homes could be categorized as having major damage or worse but more than 200 homes did sustain minor damage, according to the Northwest Herald. Of those homes, 56 were in McHenry and 45 were in Port Barrington, according to the article. McHenry County was declared a disaster area following the flooding, which allows the state to provide assets for assistance to the county. FEMA's website has more information on how to qualify for disaster assistance and the steps you need to take to apply for assistance. The Fox River in McHenry reached record …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Village leaders oppose plans for a continuous flow intersection at Randall and Algonquin roads.
Monday, April 29
Lake in the Hills Village Board members were not pleased when the McHenry County Board's Transportation Committee added a last-minute agenda item for its meeting last Wendesday. The item called for bids for a continuous flow intersection at Algonquin and Randall roads, the First Electric Newspaper reports. The last-minute agenda item called for Phase II design proposals to rebuild the clogged Randall-Algonquin roads intersection to improve traffic flow, FEN reports. LITH leaders oppose the continuous flow intersection proposal as they fear it could hurt local businesses.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Bicyclists should take note of trail closures before hitting the path.
Friday, April 26
With the arrival of warmer weather, the McHenry County Conservation District reminds residents several parts of the Prairie Trail Bike Path are closed due to multiple construction projects in Algonquin. The Prairie Trail has no through traffic from Route 31 (Main Street) in Algonquin to just south of Pyott Road in Lake in the Hills. Closed through May 24, Algonquin ByPass Construction: Section from Huntington Road to Algonquin Road. Closed through July 30, Delayed Bridge Repair: On the North – Trail exits at subdivision westbound on Willow. On the South – Trail Ends at Route 31 Huntington. Meyer Road parking lot is closed. It will reopen in June for cyclists traveling southbound only. Village of Algonquin has the intersection of …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The water level on the Fox River remained high Wednesday.
It was much of the same story Wednesday when it came to flooding issues in Algonquin. The Fox River remained at the same level as of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday as it was on Tuesday: 12.55 feet, according to the National Weather Service. The flood stage of the river is 9.5 feet. Also, the same roads near the river in downtown Algonquin remained closed Wednesday because of localized flooding: The above information was updated at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. -------------------- Flooding continues to be an issue for Algonquin. The Fox River — from the Wisconsin/Illinois state line to the Montgomery dam – remained closed to boating traffic on Tuesday. Boating restrictions were placed on the Fox River on April 17 as swift currents, floating …
Monday, April 22, 2013
A rollover accident at the busy intersection slowed traffic Monday evening.
Three people were sent to the hospital in stable condition following a crash at Algonquin and Randall roads about 5 p.m. Monday, according to the Daily Herald. The accident happened when a Mercedes-Benz collided with a Saturn sports utility vehicle at the busy intersection, causing the SUV to roll over, according to witnesses from the scene. The above information was updated at 7:30 a.m. April 23, 2013 ------------------- Originial article updated at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, April 22 If you're making the evening commute home to the Lake in the Hills and Crystal Lake area, you may want to select an alternative route to Randall Road. An emergency dispatch issued at about 5:30 p.m. reports a rollover accident at the busy Randall- Algonquin roads…
Friday, April 19, 2013
The Fox River in Algonquin is expected to continue to rise in the coming day, causing issues for those living in the area. Village officials are urging motorists to avoid the downtown area.
Widespread flooding Thursday left its mark on the area and could continue to wreak havoc for some McHenry County residents as we head into the weekend especially those living near the Fox River in Algonquin. The village of Algonquin declared a state of emergency Thursday afternoon as the Fox River rose above its flood stage of 9.5 feet to 11.9 feet. The waters are expected to crest at 14 feet on Saturday before starting to recede. McHenry County also declared a state of emergency Thursday. With more flooding expected, police are urging motorists to avoid the downtown Algonquin area. “We don’t want people near the river getting sucked in and there’s water on the streets,” said Michael Kumbera, Algonquin's assistant village manager. The …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Local treasures are just a click away! Here are a few offerings from Crystal Lake, Cary, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills and Huntley.
Craigslist's online classified is easy to use, localized and discreet. Whether you're looking for collectibles, household goods, toys or tools, there's a good chance you can find it on Craiglist for cheap. In today's feature, we highlight some of the unique items that appear on the website from around McHenry County.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Kando Bakery in Algonquin bakes gourmet granola bars and serves as a partner for local special needs facilities acting as a work program.
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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 …