Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Cary-Grove High School placed second overall at the sectional meet in Belvidere last week.
Follow Crystal-Lake Cary Patch on Facebook Several local girls track and field athletes will be headed to the state meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston this Thursday through Saturday. The Cary-Grove High School girls track team placed second overall at the Belvidere (North) girls sectional track and field meet on May 9 with 75 points. Rockton Hononegah came in first place with 85 points while Huntley High School came in third place and Jacobs High School placed fourth at the meet, according to preliminary results posted on the IHSA website. Crystal Lake Central's Celeste Madda placed first and qualified for state in the 100-meter dash, finishing with a time of 12.57 seconds. Madda, a junior at Crystal Lake Central, also …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
John Giesing, 71, of 711 Coventry Ln., was arrested and charged with soliciting a sexual act.
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Tuesday, May 14
A Crystal Lake man was arrested Saturday evening after police said he approached a teenage boy in the Coventry subdivision and offered him money for sex. Crystal Lake Police Cmr. Derek Hyrkas said a 16-year-old boy was walking on Coventry Lane at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. The boy said an elderly man driving a silver Hyundai Santa Fe pulled over nearby and motioned for him to approach the car, Hyrkas said in a release. The teen walked over to the car, at which time the older man offered to pay him money to engage in a sexual act with him, Hyrkas said. The teenager declined the offer, and the elderly man drove away. However, the teen recognized the man - identified as John Giesing - as someone he recently encountered at a house at …
The crash occurred around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to the Northwest Herald.
Three women were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries following a three-car crash Tuesday morning on Route 176 by the Snap-On Tools near Crystal Lake, according to the Northwest Herald. A fourth woman was treated and released at the scene of the crash, according to the article. Read more on the Northwest Herald website.
Crystal Lake residents make an average income of about $78,488 while Cary residents make an average income of $98,454.
A look at income levels in suburban towns with Metra stops provides a glimpse at the disparity in wealth throughout the area, according to an interactive map posted on Crain's Chicago Business Journal. Among all Chicago and suburban Metra stops, Cary ranked as the 40th highest income with an average income of $98,454 while Crystal Lake ranked as the 78th highest income at $78,488, according to Crain's. Cary residents have between 10.1 to 30 percent of the highest average incomes while Crystal Lake residents have between 30.1 to 50 percent of the highest average incomes, according to the map. The Metra station that ranked as number one was in Kennilworth where the average income came in at $242,188, according to Crain's. Read more and …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Rosary service at 4:30 p.m. followed by visitation from 5-8 p.m., Monday, May 13, at Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.
Monday, May 13
Joyce Elizabeth Dwyer, 79, longtime resident of Crystal Lake, peacefully passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at her home. Born April 10, 1934 in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Lois (Lane) Grismer. After the death of her mother at a young age, she was raised by her father and step-mother, Mary Grismer. Joyce was a loving mother and cherished friend and enjoyed gardening and reading. She was a member of the community choir, which she helped found, and sang in the choir at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church for over 30 years. She was a member of P.E.O. Women’s Organization, St. Jude Guild and Knit Wits. Joyce was instrumental with her late husband, Bill, and friends in the founding of Crystal Lake Gala and 4th of …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
New parking hours will provide more consistency with other schools in the community.
UPDATE: Monday, May 13 Crystal Lake City Council members approved new parking restrictions near Canterbury Elementary School, 875 Canterbury Dr., Crystal Lake. The new restrictions eliminate the "unusual" change of permitted parking hours imposed near the school. Per signs posted on Canterbury Drive, parking is only allowed during school hours on the east side of the road, the side closest to the school. However, once the school day ends and the clock strikes 4 p.m., parking is forbidden on that side of the road and visitors - particularly baseball families arriving for games held near the school - must park on the west side of the street - where, incidentally, parking is prohibited from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. City leaders wanted to make parking…
U.S. Army Spc. Franklin McAnally, Jr., is home for a two weeks leave from Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Spc. Franklin McAnally, Jr., of Crystal Lake, was on his way home Saturday, May 4, to enjoy a two-week leave with his family from deployment in Afghanistan. When he arrived near the border of Crystal Lake and Lake in the Hills, he was met by 43 members of the Warriors Watch Riders as well as fire and police officers from Crystal Lake, Algonquin and Lake in the Hills. The Warriors and officers welcomed home McAnally, Jr., in "WWR" style and escorted McAnally to a celebratory dinner. Traffic along Randall was slowed for a time as police and fire vehicles sound horns and flashed lights. McAnally, Jr., has only a two-week break to spend with his family before leaving for his next deployment, said his mother, Donna McAnally, of …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Michael S. Mackay, 46, has been charged with allegedly sending out more than $1 million in counterfeit money orders.
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Thursday, May 9
Crystal Lake resident Michael S. Mackay, 46, has been charged with two federal counts of mail fraud for his role in a 'secret shopper' scam that ran from Sept. 2011 through May 16, 2012, the Northwest Herald reports. Mackay allegedly sent out more than $1 million in counterfeit money orders that looked like those issued by the U.S. Postal Service, American Express, Capital One Bank, National Bank of Texas, First National Bank and Navy Federal Credit Union, the story said. Recipients were asked to deposit the money orders, ranging from $900 to $2,000, at their banks, and then go to a Western Union site to wire a certain percentage back. Mackay received at least $10,000 from at least 665 victims across the U.S., the Northwest Herald reports.
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: