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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 […]

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Chicago man arrested after allegedly sexually abusing juvenile girl inside car at Algonquin park

Police say a Chicago man groomed a 15-year-old girl and traveled to Algonquin where he sexually abused her at a park on Wednesday. The Algonquin Police Department received an anonymous call around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for a public indecency incident at Holder Park, 1040 Timberwood Lane in Algonquin. Algonquin Deputy Police Chief Dennis Walker said […]