Thursday, December 29, 2011
From Mexican food to Chinese food to best burger joints, McHenry County Patch.com readers sounded off this past year on their favorite places to eat.
Who doesn't love a tip on a great restaurant they haven't already tried in the area? That was the idea behind the Chowdown Showdown when Patch.com editors launched the feature this past year. Every week, we have asked readers to tell us where is the best place to get pizza, a burger, a bowl of chili, Mexican food — and the list goes on. It's a feature that is meant to be fun. It's gotten competitive, at times, for some loyal customers. But the main purpose is to give people some new ideas on places to try. With that in mind, we decided to list out all of the Chowdown Showdown winners, as well as runners up for that week, in recent months since the Chowdown went live. If the restaurant is in a McHenry County Patch.com town — Lake in the …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Health officials are hoping school winter break will slow the spread of the disease.
The McHenry County whooping cough outbreak has reached a record number of 254 cases. The McHenry County Health Department released the latest statistics on Dec. 23. The outbreak surpasses the previous record of 191 cases reported during an outbreak in the county in 2004, said Mary Ellen Howell, staff development coordinator for McHenry County. The age of those affected range from 3 months to 59 years, Howell said. The actual number of cases could be slightly higher as some illnesses go undiagnosed or unreported. Through the communicable disease program, the county has supplied area doctors with forms to complete when they suspect a patient has come down with whooping cough — otherwise known as pertussis. “When doctors are treating someone …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
McHenry County Judge Joseph P. Condon sentenced Antwanette Atkins and Kari Knox, two former LITH women convicted in a juvenile prostitution case, to serve seven years in prison.
A McHenry County judge considered the criminal background of two former Lake in the Hills women when sentencing them Tuesday to serve seven years in prison for their part in luring a 14-year-old Kansas girl into commercial sexual activity. Judge Joseph P. Condon sentenced Antwanette R. Atkins, 44, and Kari D. Knox, 37, to serve seven years in an Illinois Department of Corrections prison. The women were each convicted on a involuntary servitude of a minor charge in August. Both were found not guilty on juvenile pimping charges. “I do consider the history of each of these defendants,” Condon said during the sentencing hearing Tuesday where both women waived their right to speak. “I’ve also considered it’s necessary to deter others from …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The accident is still under investigation.
Officials continue to investigate a plane crash that killed four people Saturday morning near the intersection of Route 14 and North Ridgefield Road outside Crystal Lake. The crash happened in a field around 10:30 a.m. Visit this article for more information.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Judge Booras says Diane Eldrup had a mean spirit and needs incarceration and rehabilitation.
A judge today sentenced Diane Eldrup, the woman convicted of numerous counts of animal abuse and torture in September, to two and a half years of prison. That is likely the longest sentence in an animal abuse case in Lake County history, said Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Mermel, who prosecuted the case. Nineteenth Judicial Court Judge James Booras said incarceration was necessary because of the seriousness of the crime. “It takes a certain meanness of spirit, a certain meanness of heart,” Booras said. “I’m not seeking to insult history, but I would say that she had a concentration camp for dogs. She was taking them in so she could kill them.” Booras said Eldrup’s crimes were beyond human comprehension. He said Eldrup did not want to …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Crystal Lake South High School students dazzled in an array of bright colors for the annual Junior-Senior prom.
Thirteen buses were needed to transport Crystal Lake South High School students on Friday afternoon to the prom held at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg. Students enjoyed an early-release day, which gave them time to prepare for the special night. More than 40 couples met at the Boulder Ridge home of South High School senior Alexis Thompson at 3 Long Cove Ct. in Lake in the Hills. The students posed for photographs with family and friends with Boulder's 5th golf course hole as the scenic backdrop. Alexis Thompson is the daughter of Sue Thompson Krpan and Marko Krpan, and John Thompson, also of Lake in the Hills. All prom attendees met at Crystal Lake South High School by 5:30 p.m., where they participated in the …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Anthony M. Andrea, also a McHenry County College student, was arrested Monday.
A 21-year-old Lake in the Hills man faces charges for exposing himself to area women in recent weeks. Anthony M. Andrea, a McHenry County College student, was arrested at the campus Monday evening only hours after he exposed himself to a 46-year-old woman in the parking lot of Coventry Plaza, 35 Berkshire Drive, according to the Crystal Lake Police Department press release. He is also accused in two similar incidents that occurred in Crystal Lake on Jan. 25 and Dec. 1. According to Crystal Lake Police: Andrea was charged with two counts of public indecency, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and possess of marijuana in connection with the crimes. Andrea was released on a $150 bond and is next expected in court on March …