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Hundreds of Algonquin-based District 300 students in quarantine after 48 test positive for COVID-19

School District 300, based in Algonquin, reported that hundreds of its students have had to quarantine after 48 students tested positive for COVID-19, including two who were hospitalized, since classes resumed this month. District 300, which has an enrollment of over 20,000 students, disclosed the information during a school board meeting on Tuesday. CUSD District […]

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5 children from Lake, McHenry counties win $150K scholarship each through Illinois’ vaccine lottery

State officials on Friday announced five youth from Lake and McHenry counties, all between the age of 12 and 17, who each won $150,000 scholarships through Illinois’ final vaccine lottery drawing. The final drawing of the state’s “All In for the Win” vaccine lottery took place and 19 winners were chosen in total. The Illinois […]

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Randall Road project nears completion in Algonquin, Lake in the Hills following 3 years of construction

The intersection of Randall Road and Algonquin Road has almost fully reopened following a three-year construction project to improve the Randall Road corridor in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills. The McHenry County Division of Transportation said all lanes of the busy intersection were reopened Wednesday. The furthest inside left-turn lanes on both eastbound and […]

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Officials announce death of former police chief for Fox Lake and Algonquin police departments

Russell Laine, the former police chief for the Fox Lake and Algonquin police departments, has died, officials announced. He had 38 years of law enforcement service and was a Vietnam veteran. “It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of retired Chief of Police Russell Laine,” the Algonquin Police Department said on […]

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Video captures Algonquin-Lake in the Hills fire truck sideswiping, damaging parked car in Algonquin

Surveillance video captured a fire truck sideswiping a parked car while responding to an emergency call last week in an Algonquin neighborhood. The incident happened around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Grandview Court in Algonquin, according to Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Deputy Chief John Knebl. Knebl said the accident […]

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2 McHenry County residents file lawsuit against Gov. Pritzker for mandating masks in schools

Two McHenry County mothers have filed a lawsuit against Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker asking a judge to block Pritzker’s school mask mandate. The lawsuit was filed in McHenry County Circuit Court on August 9 by Laura Murray and Christine Polheber. One of Murray’s children attends Conley Elementary School in Algonquin and a second attends Heineman […]

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Bicyclist hospitalized after being struck by Algonquin police squad car

No citations were issued after an Algonquin police officer struck and injured a bicyclist that was crossing the street in Algonquin Thursday afternoon, officials said. The incident happened around 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of South Main Street and Division Street in Algonquin, according to the Algonquin Police Department. Algonquin Deputy Police Chief Dennis […]

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Police release surveillance photos of ruse burglary crew wanted for multiple burglaries in Cary, Algonquin

Police released surveillance photos of the vehicle used by two suspects who have committed numerous ruse burglaries in Cary, Algonquin and Barrington Hills. The Cary Police Department responded around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday to the 700 block of Bayberry Drive in the Fox Trails subdivision for a call of a residential burglary. Cary Deputy Police Chief […]