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:
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 Crystal Lake-Cary 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. Crystal Lake, Cary Gas Prices As of Sunday, the following gas stations had the lowest prices for …
Friday, April 26, 2013
AOL Real Estate listings for foreclosed homes for sale in Cary.
The AOL real estate webpages had these homes listed as foreclosures for sale in Cary. Click on each listing to view photos of the property. New! 1720 Squirrel Trail Features: 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms Prices: $327,700 New! 244 Coyote Trail Features: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths Price: $221,500 236 New Haven Drive Features: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths Price: $119,900 24876 N Holly Dr Features: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths Price: $110,900 72 Linden Court Features: 3 bedroom, 2 baths Price: $92,600 2740 Crystal Lake Rd Features: 3 bedroom, 2 bath Price: $86,000 408 West Oriole Trail Features: 2 bedroom, 2 bath Price: $86,500
Many roads along the Fox River remained closed to through traffic on Thursday as McHenry County residents and local officials waited for food waters to recede.
Water levels along the Fox River remained high on Thursday. Many area roads - such as Rawson Bridge near Cary - and other residential streets along the river were covered by standing water and closed to through traffic. Some good news: workers and volunteers at Nunda Township had stopped filling sandbags. However, the Nunda Township Highway Department remained plenty busy delivering water, food, gasoline and other supplies to those people stranded in their homes along the Fox. "We're here to support the residents," newly elected highway commissioner Mike Lesperance said. Lesperance, his crews and volunteers have been working long hours over the past week. Many of the people assisted by the township crews are elderly and want to stay in …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Waters are rising at area creeks, rivers and lakes.
Video of rising waters in Crystal Lake, Cary and Trout Valley. April 2013.
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
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 for the area today through much of next week, according to the National Weather Service. Today, scattered showers are likely before 1 p.m. in Crystal Lake and are expected to start up again tonight. Cloudy skies and high of 47 degrees is in the forecast. A flood warning is also in effect for he Fox River at the Algonquin tailwater, which could affect the river 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 …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Area voters report little to no wait at polling places during today's local election.
Many area voters reported a slow day at polling places during today's local election. April's local elections typically have low voter turnout. Here is a breakdown of voting tallies during the most recent local elections in McHenry County: Patch readers sounded off today on the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills and Crystal Lake-Cary Facebook pages regarding today's election. Many stated they dealt with little to no wait in their precincts. Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, poll workers in one local precinct said they believed today's turnout seemed much lower than past elections. Here is what other readers had to say on Facebook in response to the question, "Were there any lines at your polling place?": Source: McHenry County Clerk
Tell us the worst roads and potholes you have encountered in your community and we’ll map it out.
It's pothole season. With spring right around the corner, the snow will begin melting away in Crystal Lake and Cary and potholes will begin opening up in its place. Bad roads and potholes can mess up your commute. At the worst, they can cause damage to your tires and suspension. Even if they just make you spill your coffee on the way to work, potholes—and bad roads in general — can provide more headaches than desired. Tell us in the comments' section: Where are the worst potholes in town? And, overall, what are the worst roads to drive on in your community? We’ll collect your feedback, map and share which roads to avoid with you. Amie Schaenzer contributed to this article.
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. The McHenry County Election website has a precinct finder for those wishing to look up their polling place. Check back to Crystal Lake-Cary Patch Tuesday night for results from local races.