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1 motorcyclist now stabilized, other released from hospital after crash in Algonquin

Police say a motorcyclist’s condition has stabilized after being flown to the hospital and another motorcyclist was released after the two crashed and were ejected in Algonquin Saturday afternoon. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and Algonquin Police Department responded around 4:06 p.m. Saturday to Route 31 south of North Main Street. Algonquin […]

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911 dispatcher recognized for helping parents deliver newborn baby in Algonquin

A 911 dispatcher will be honored Wednesday for helping parents who called 911 with delivering their newborn baby until paramedics arrived in Algonquin. Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Deputy Chief John Knebl said that Southeast Emergency Communications (SEECOM) Telecommunicator Jodi Kaalaas will be honored at Wednesday evening’s Fire Trustee meeting. Kaalaas calmly provided […]

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Police officers injured trying to arrest man who allegedly attempted to break into home in Algonquin

Two police officers were injured during a struggle with a suspect who allegedly tried forcing his way into a woman’s apartment in Algonquin, authorities said. Francisco Palencia, 29, of the 7500 block of Pingree Road in Crystal Lake, was charged with three counts of resisting a peace officer and one count of disorderly conduct. Algonquin […]

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Crews begin work on $12.9 million in construction projects in McHenry County

Transportation officials said that crews have begun work on $12.9 million in road construction projects in McHenry County that will be finished by early fall. The projects include intersection safety improvements and roadway paving, according to McHenry County Division of Transportation Public Information Officer Christopher Grask. Crews will be installing flashing yellow arrow signals, crosswalk […]

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Fire district remembers firefighter, army veteran who died 55 years ago battling house fire in Algonquin

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District said they are remembering a 16-year veteran firefighter who died 55 years ago today while fighting a house fire in Algonquin. Firefighter Edwin LeRoy “Roy” Benson of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was one of the first firefighters on the scene of a house fire […]