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Crews faced problems with icy roads, lack of fire hydrants while responding to Algonquin-area fire

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and a handful of other agencies responded to a barn fire Saturday. Crews were dispatched about 12:30 p.m. Saturday to the 1600 block of Longview Drive north of Algonquin and just west of Cary Road. When crews arrived on scene about six minutes lat

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High school sports roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 19

Jacobs will not win the Fox Valley Conference boys basketball championship for a fifth consecutive season, but the Golden Eagles enjoyed their role as spoilers nonetheless. Jacobs hit 10 3-pointers and knocked off Cary-Grove, 60-57, in their FVC game Tuesday, bumping the Trojans from their three-way

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1 person dead after crash on Route 31 in Carpentersville

Carpentersville police are investigating a crash that left one person dead Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the department. First responders were called about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday to the scene of the crash on Route 31 between Lincoln Avenue and Miller Road. A vehicle had gone off th

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Woodstock attorney chosen to represent Algonquin Township supervisor in lawsuit

Algonquin Township board members have approved the hiring of Woodstock attorney Philip Prossnitz to represent Supervisor Charles Lutzow in a lawsuit involving the road district.

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Top 10 Subdivisions in Algonquin, IL - February 2019

The Algonquin subdivision with the highest average sale price between February 2018 and February 2019 was Edgewood Hills with an average sale price of $437,500. The subdivision with the highest number of sales in Algonquin was Willoughby Farms with 46 sales.

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Illinois Gov. signs bill raising minimum wage to $15

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed a bill into law Tuesday to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Pritzker ousted former-Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) in November and campaigned on raising the minimum wage.

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Forum set for Algonquin trustee candidates

The League of Women Voters of McHenry County, in partnership with the Algonquin Lions Club and the Algonquin Rotary Club, will offer a candidate forum for the Algonquin Village Board of Trustees candidates.

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3 Algonquin businesses cited for serving underage patrons

Three local businesses were issued citations for serving alcohol to people younger than age 21. Jiang’s Mongolian & Japanese Grill, 1470 S. Randall Road; MOD Superfast Pizza, 228 S. Randall Road; and WOOW Sushi, 780 S. Randall Road, were fined for serving underage patrons, Village President John Sch

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Cattleman’s offers wide selection of homemade burgers, craft beers in Algonquin

Cattleman’s Burger and Brew, 205 S. Main St., takes these two American traditions seriously. The new restaurant will have a grand opening March 1, but staff have been serving locals since early February. The downtown restaurant boasts more than 70 beers and massive burgers.

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Ku Klux Klan yearbook photo surfaces on central Illinois campus

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A University of Illinois yearbook photo of 22 men, over the title Ku Klux Klan just recently surfaced and though the photograph was taken nearly 100 years ago, it sparked an enormous response online.

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Investigation Underway In Longview Drive Barn Fire: ALFPD

ALGONQUIN, IL — The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District said on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. crews were called to a possible barn fire at 1633 Longview Drive. When crews arrived to the scene six minutes later, the department said they found a large barn on fire. According to fire official

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Fox River Grove man charged in Elgin restaurant burglary

A Fox River Grove man arrested by Elgin police has been charged with burglarizing a restaurant last month, authorities said Tuesday. Dylan E. Draut, 44, is accused of breaking into the Elgin BBQ Pit on Dundee Avenue around 10 p.m. Jan. 11 and taking equipment and cash, according to Officer Kristie H

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Illinois lawmaker puts the brakes on mileage tax proposal

SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would test a mileage tax for vehicles driving on state roads has been tabled, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. Chicago Democrat Marcus Evans last week filed House Bill 2864, establishing a pilot program for a 2.1-cent tax on every mile a vehicle is driven on state roads.

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Driver dies in crash on Route 31 in Carpentersville

Carpentersville police are investigating a crash that left one person dead Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the department. First responders were called about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday to the scene of the crash on Route 31 between Lincoln Avenue and Miller Road. A vehicle had gone off th

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Fox Lake man sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for sexual assault

A Fox Lake man received a 7-1/2-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a juvenile girl between July 2013 and July 2014. Austin M. Billa, 28, previously accepted an offer from the McHenry County State's Attorney's Office and pleaded guilty on Dec. 10 to predatory criminal sexual assault of a ch

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Body found in vehicle at Cook County Forest Preserve near Hoffman Estates

The body of a Hampshire man was found Monday afternoon in a vehicle on the Cook County Forest Preserve District property known as Barrington Road Pond near Hoffman Estates, authorities said.

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Police: Sting leads to seizure of drugs, stolen guns at South Elgin home

After a covert operation by the North Central Narcotics Task Force, police have recovered drugs and weapons, some of which were stolen, from a South Elgin home and charged two men with dealing drugs, authorities announced Tuesday.

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Illinois State Police to conduct roadside safety checks at Interstate 90, Route 31

Illinois State Police will conduct roadside safety checks on westbound Interstate 90 at the Route 31 toll plaza, according to a news release sent Friday. The checks will be from 9 p.m. March 15 to 2 a.m. March 16.

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Aurora shooting: Henry Pratt Company reopens; Victim's wife received text 'I love you, I've been shot at work'

AURORA, Ill. (WLS) -- The Henry Pratt Company in Aurora reopened Monday morning, two days after a shooting that left five innocent people dead. Colleagues, family members and strangers showed up to the Henry Pratt building, bringing flowers, leaving candles, or just offering support.

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'I had no idea if this was real,' Elgin man says of $10,000 appraisal on 'Antiques Roadshow'

David Dorgan had a good feeling about what an appraiser would say about an antique Roman artifact he brought to an episode of "Antiques Roadshow." As it turns out, it was something else that generated gushing praise and an appraisal of up to $10,200 that stunned him.

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