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2018 home sales: Algonquin price history

Historical home sales data show whether price appreciation has outpaced inflation and tax rates. BlockShopper.com has calculated cities' median sales prices for the past 10 years, adjusting for inflation.


24-year-old Carpentersville man dies in single-vehicle crash

A 24-year-old Carpentersville man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday on Route 31 near Gentle Breeze Terrace in Carpentersville, according to a news release from the Kane County Coroner’s Office.


One Person Killed In Carpentersville Crash On Route 31

CARPENTERSVILLE, IL — Route 31 is open after being closed to traffic for more than three hours Tuesday as authorities investigated the scene of a fatal crash near Raceway Woods. According to a report from the Village of Carpentersville Public Safety, the Carpentersville Police and Fire Departments r


Snoop Dogg to headline Illinois State Fair

Ill. (KWQC) - Three acts have been announced for the Illinois State Fair this summer and the headliner will be Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg joins Dan + Shay and Pentatonix for the fair.


Illinois lawmaker speaks out against Governor Pritzker's state budget

An Illinois lawmaker is speaking out against Governor JB Pritzker’s state budget for 2020. State Representative Darren Bailey says Pritzker’s budget proposes more taxes, expanding gambling to include sports betting and promoting the use of marijuana.


Felony crime cases up in Kane County ibut misdemeanors down in 2018: state's attorney

Felony criminal filings in Kane County were up by 3.3 percent in 2018, the highest in increase in five years, but misdemeanor cases dropped by more than 6 percent, State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said.


Algonquin-Lake In The Hills Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

ALGONQUIN-LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Mixed precipitation (1–2 in. of snow) until afternoon, starting again in the evening, and windy overnight.


Thief sentenced to 21 years for East Dundee, Hampshire gas station robberies

A 20-year-old Chicago man was sentenced to 21 years prison for his role in holding up two Thornton's gas stations in Hampshire and East Dundee in spring 2017. Damarcus D. Gilmore, of the 8200 block of South Ridgeland, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of armed robbery with a firearm in connection


Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Elgin

The following are the Top 10 most expensive streets in Elgin. The average price for homes on these streets range from $542,000 to $653,000. Russell Road is the 1st most expensive street in Elgin, with single family homes built from 1951 to 2006, and ranging in price from $120,500 to $1,035,000.


Medical marijuana growers are lobbying for licenses that also would allow them to control supply of recreational pot in Illinois

Medical marijuana growers, once banned from making political contributions, are now spending money to influence the expected legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois in an effort to keep that market to themselves — at least temporarily.


Route 31 closed after fatal crash in Carpentersville

Carpentersville police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Route 31 near Raceway Woods. Route 31 was closed and authorities were on the scene as of about 1:30 p.m., according to a Facebook post on the village's public safety page. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the a


Aurora shooter in his own words: 'I acted out of rage and fear' in domestic violence incident

A day after Illinois State Police inquired about Gary Martin’s criminal history in 2014, two court clerks in Mississippi discussed whether to send authorities a chilling psychiatric evaluation in which the future mass killer described himself as “an abuser” and admitted to anger issues.


Man arrrested on charge he burglarized an Elgin business, police say

A 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the burglary of an Elgin business last month, police said. Dylan E. Draut, of Fox River Grove, was charged with one count of burglary for the Jan. 11 burglary in the 900 block of Dundee Avenue in which equipment and cash were taken, Elgin police


Scratch off winners won’t get paid in Illinois, for now

Due to equipment upgrades, winners of scratch off Illinois lottery tickets will have to wait a bit. Because they won’t get paid immediately, as is typical for that style of ticket.


Prompted by large crowds after police shooting, Elgin mayor to enforce time limit on public comments

Elgin Mayor David Kaptain said he plans to enforce time limits for public comment at city council meetings from now on, a move prompted by large crowds that have shown up for the last several months.


Martin Luther King Remembrance April 4 in Hoffman Estates

The Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) will hold its 2nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Commemoration Service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Destiny Church, 325 Illinois Blvd. in Hoffman Estates.


Toxicology reports show drugs, alcohol in systems of 3 Woodstock men killed in crash

Two months after a fatal single-vehicle crash near Woodstock, toxicology reports show that each of the three men who died had cocaine, marijuana and alcohol in their systems. Ryan K. Fleming, 20; Daisen Hollands, 21; and Quinlan M. Hartney, 20, all of Woodstock, were on their way to drop off another


Man charged with following 15-year-old girl in Arlington Heights

A man has been charged with following a 15-year-old girl and trying to lure her into an SUV last month a few blocks away from Prospect High School in northwest suburban Arlington Heights.


3 Restaurants Fined For Selling Alcohol to Minor

ALGONQUIN, IL – Three Algonquin businesses were recently cited for selling alcohol to underage patrons, according to the Northwest Herald. Representatives from the three businesses appeared before the village's liquor commission earlier this month and entered guilty pleas, Village President John Sch


Kiwanis Club of Elgin Supports Youth Leadership Program

Renz Addiction Counseling Center was recently awarded $1,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Elgin to help fund the Center's Leadership Empowerment And Development (LEAD) program for at-risk youth. For seven weeks this summer, 40 at-risk teens will learn evidence-based Project Toward No Drug Abuse and Too