Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wins, Another Possible Loss For LITH Randall Business Development

The week's shaping up as another "you win a few you, you lose a few" one for Lake in the Hills economic development.  The wins include a pair of restaurants planning to open in LITH Randall Road locations.  The loss, at least potentially, is a salon on Algonquin Road just east of Randall that threatens to leave if McHenry County Division of Transportation changes the crossroad to a Continuous Flow Intersection.

This evening the LITH Village Board will consider a liquor license for a new Dotty's restaurant in Randall Plaza next to the Pet Supplies Plus store.  It's planned as part of a Nevada gambling and dining chain's 150-location expansion into Illinois thanks to the State's new video gaming terminals.

Waiting in the wings is a national restaurant chain's takeover of  LITH's former Applebee's location. According to Village Economic Development officials, the as yet-undisclosed firm signed a purchase agreement last week but the deal won't be final for another three months.

Monday, however, FEN obtained another anti-CFI letter directed to McDOT.  On April 8 Charles Nelson, owner of LITH's Chazio's Hair Colour and Nail Salon, complained to County Engineer Joe Korpalski that a CFI at Randall and Algonquin will turn the Centre at Lake in the Hills shopping area into "an empty desolate piece of real estate of which this area already has plenty."



Nelson said he knew whereof  he spoke charging McDOT restricted Algonquin Road access seven years ago turning "what was once a flourishing, bustling plaza" into "a dead zone where our customers are epected to enter through the back docking and trash area."

In the pic:  LITH Economic Development Director Dan Olsen said Monday a plan for another chain to buy the former Applebee's restaurant isn't cast in stone yet.  "We've had others who were interested," Olsen said, "but this is the closest we've come."

THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES

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Wins, Another Possible Loss For LITH Randall Business Development
Funding Set For LITH Airport Runway Widening
First 2014 Drug Take-Back Day Scheduled Saturday
Madigan Sets Revote On $100 Million Obama Library Lure
Obituaries
Police Blotters
Huntley PD Speed Sign Alerts  Dundee Rd. Drivers At Kreutzer
Grafton Pantry Drive Saturday For Personal Care Donations
D300 Foundation Cultural Arts On The Fox Friday
Ticket Quota Ban Begins House Passage
Obituaries
Police Blotters
Sun Shines On Huge Huntley Egg Hunt
LITH Water Flushing Begins Monday
D158 Ed Foundation Grants Total $14,000 This Year
Fed Ed Department Gives Illinois No Child Requirements Waiver
McHenry County Indictments
Police Blotters
New D300 Super Expected Named Within 10 Days
Kay Jewelers Opens In Algonquin Oakridge Court
Algonquin Bicycle Shop Shifts Into High Gear
New State Bike Transportation Plan Announced
Obituaries
Police Blotters
Huntley Streetscape Plans Nearing Final Form
D158 Board OK's First HHS Expansion Contracts
Zinke Complaint Not "Sufficient" Says McHenry Ethics Commission
Quinn Announces More Jobs Now Funding
Police Blotters
Local School Districts Gain Under Dem's State Doomsday Scenario
Storm Chasers Hit LITH After Saturday Hail
Judge Gives McHenry Sheriff Another Month In Zinke Report Case
Illinois Strip Club Tax Falls On Its Backside
Obituaries
Police Blotters
Huntley Police Charge Unlicensed Teen After Crash
Algonquin Board Honors ALITH Food Pantry Dynamo
ECC Job Fair Advice:  "Research Employers"
Oberweis Reports Millionaire Income, Poll Shows Durbin Leading
Police Blotters

Funding Set For LITH Airport Runway Widening

The Illinois Department of Transportation's promised $5 million to widen the runway at Lake in the Hills Airport but work probably won't begin until next year LITH officials said.   “While it will not allow the airport to serve larger aircraft, it makes landing under crosswind conditions much safer and will eliminate the current waiver to runway width provided by the FAA, ” said LITH's new Airport Manager Mike Peranich.

The project won't go out for bid until work's done later this year on the final phase of relocating the taxiway at the Airport.  Also on tap this Summer, construction of a new aircraft parking area and a new fuel facility.  All of the projects are part of a series of Federal Aviation Administration-required safety upgrades that began in 2007.   Ninety percent of the funding is federal while another five percent comes from the state.  The Village pays the remaining five percent out of revenue generated at the airport.

First 2014 Drug Take Back Day Scheduled Saturday

Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm will see another edition of the DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to keep unwanted meds out of the water supply.  Residents can drop off unneeded or outdated medications at all three local PD's for later collection and incineration by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The last drug take-back day in November gathered 324 tons.

Algonquin Police Department is at  2200 Harnish Drive behind the Village Hall.  Lake in the Hills PD is at 1115 Crystal Lake Road.  Huntley PD's located at , 10911 Main Street, the east end of Village Hall.

The take-back's only for dry medications, though.  No liquids are supposed to be accepted.  No needles, either.

Madigan Sets Revote On $100 Million Obama Library Lure

A spokesman for House Majority Leader Mike Madigan said Monday there'd be a revote next week on a plan to use $100 million in taxpayer money to win the Barack Obama presidential library for Chicago.  Minority leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs charged Monday the state can't afford it while it owes $7 billion in unpaid bills and carries a $100 billion deficit in its employee pension programs.

"It's ironic that Democrats, who have been threatening drastic cuts in education and other state services if the 'temporary' income tax is allowed to expire, now want to spend $100 million in public funds on the Obama presidential library," Durkin said in a press release.

Last week Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, set off a storm of controversy when he maneuvered the library lure past the House Executive Committee with no Republicans in attendance nor, in fact, even enough Democrats except by parliamentary fiction.

Gov. Pat Quinn threw his support behind the measure over the weekend calling it "an important investment," in tourism like the Lincoln library in Springfield.

The 12 libraries containing the papers of  Obama's predecessors back to FDR have all been built exclusively with private donations. Chicago wants the Obama library since that's where he began his political career.  However,  Hawaii's where the president grew up and New York's where he went to college.  Both of those states are expected to enter bids, too.

Obituaries

Sharon L. Blasinski, 67, of Huntley died April 17.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 8 pm at the James A. O'Connor Funeral Home, Huntley.  Visitation will continue Friday from 10 am until a 1 pm Funeral Service at the Cosman Cultural Center,  Huntley. Burial will be at a later date in the Huntley Cemetery.

Blasinski was born: Sept. 5, 1946, in Chicago,  the daughter of Leslie and Grace (Bailey) Reid. On August 13, 1966, she married Robert Blasinski in Chicago. She is survived by her husband; children, Robert Jr., (Michele) Blasinski, Tina A. (Rusty) Bottcher and Christopher Blasinski, and grandchildren, Amanda, Hannah, Emma, and Owen Blasinski, Laura and Austin Bottcher and Skylar Blasinsk. She was preceded in death by her parents.

James Brian Alther, 61, of Algonquin died Friday.  A Memorial service will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Chapel Cardunal, Algonquin.  Those attending are asked to refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scented lotions due to family member allergies.  Alther  has been cremated.

Alther was born Jan. 13, 1953, in Chicago, the son of the late Geneveive Piotrowski and Raymond Alther. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara; his daughter Amanda (Alec) Frankowski; brothers, Raymond (Joannie), Alther, Marty (Lynn) Alther, Robert Rhodes (Cindy), Bill Rhodes (Jeannie), and sisters, Beverly Hemminghous (Bob), Theresa Foerster (Gary) and Judy Rhodes.

Memorials may be be made to Senior Care Volunteer Network of McHenry County, Crystal Lake.

Police Blotters

The filing of charges is not proof of guilt. A defendant charged is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  For individuals subsequently found not guilty or nolle prossed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record.
Lake in the Hills
April 21
0919 HRS 1205 S ROUTE 31.  (WALMART). DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED.  LANE, CHRISTOPHER E.,  M/W 42 YEARS OF AGE, 586 RAMONA AVE.,  ELGIN. CHARGES: Driving While License Suspended, Suspended Registration, and No Insurance. RELEASED ON BOND.
2144 HRS ALGONQUIN RD. & ANNANDALE DR. WANTED ON WARRANT.  VANBUREN, ASYA S.,  F/B 24 YEARS OF AGE,  500 WINDERMERE WAY, LAKE IN THE HILLS. CHARGES: Wanted on Warrant, Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Failure to Appear, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Bond: $5,000 at 10%; Wanted on Warrant, Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Bond: $5,000 at 10%; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Cannabis Under 2.5 Grams. RELEASED ON BOND.
1033 HRS 2265 W. ALGONQUIN RD.  (THORNTONS). ACCIDENT. Two vehicles. Property damage only.
1444 HRS 400 BLOCK OF WINSLOW WAY. CHECK FOR WELL BEING.  Male, 21 years of age, made suicidal statements. Transported to Woodstock Hospital.
1447 HRS 4200 BLOCK OF GLADSTONE DR. IDENTITY THEFT.  Possible fraud with complainant’s credit history. PENDING INVESTIGATION BY REPORTING OFFICER.
1924 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF HEARTLAND GATE. CRIMINAL DAMAGE. Emblem stolen off of vehicle.
2221 HRS 300 BLOCK OF TECUMSEH TRAIL. DOMESTIC.  Roommate vs. Roommate. Verbal only. No priors.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Huntley PD Speed Sign Alerts Dundee Rd. Drivers At Kreutzer

Huntley Police posted a radar speed sign on Dundee Road before the Kreutzer intersection just before the Easter holiday after a fatal accident there three weeks ago and another crash last Wednesday. 

"We placed the trailer there to try to bring attention to speed in the area," said Huntley Deputy Chief Mike Klunk.  "While the recent crashes were in the Gilberts jurisdiction, we have also seen significant speed in the Huntley jurisdiction," he said.

Huntley's hamstrung on direct intervention at the intersection since the east end of Kreutzer lies within the Village of Gilberts and the part of Dundee Road into which it debouches belongs to Kane County Division of Transportation.

Gilberts Assistant Village Manager Bill Beith told FEN there's not much his municipality can do at the intersection.  "We have no jurisdiction on regulating County highways," he said.

Mike Sullivan, Acting Chief of Planning at KDOT said his agency would be perfectly happy to discuss new safety regulations but improvements aren't something that can be done with  the wave of a wand.  Even a change in the speed limit would require a traffic study he said.  Putting in a light?  "That would require studies, too," Sullivan said.

The intersection may not belong to Huntley but most of the traffic does and that worries HPD, according to Klunk, "We are seeing a lot of traffic using the intersection lately."

The number of turns might  even increase yet later this year when Huntley's Kreutzer extension from Route 47 west and north to Main Street is finished.  The extension will, in effect, create a bypass for drivers going west of Huntley to go around the Village's Downtown including the 47/Main Street choke point.

Grafton Pantry Drive Saturday For Personal Care Donations

Volunteers from Huntley High School will be collecting donations of food and personal care items for clients of the Grafton Food Pantry Saturday and Sunday at  Jewel Osco in Huntley and other local retailers.  They'll be out Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.

The weekend drive is one of two each year concentrating on personal care donations.  "It's important for our clients to have things like shampoo and soap so they can have dignity when they go out looking for jobs," said Pantry spokesman Harriet Ford.

The Grafton Food Pantry's at the end of Allison Court off Smith Drive.  Hours are Monday from 4 to 7 pm and Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 4 pm.

In the pic:  Grafton Food Pantry spokesman Harriet Ford said many others in Illinois fail to stock personal care item for their clients.

D300 Foundation Cultural Arts On The Fox Friday

The District 300 Foundation Cultural Arts on the Fox open house is set Friday from 6 to 9 pm at the historic Otto Engineering complex in Old Town Carpentersville.  Admission is $1 to view the latest graphic and performance artwork by area students.

Now 12 years old, the nonprofit Foundation for Educational Excellence operates independently of District 300 to provide grants in the areas of Literacy, Performing and Fine Arts, Science and Technology and Student Leadership. So far it's raised well over one half million dollars for District 300 schools and students via corporate partnerships, private donations and Foundation events like Friday's.

Ticket Quota Ban Begins House Passage

When the General Assembly returns next week the do or die question question for lawmakers will be the State Budget.  For ordinary folks, though, it might be a bill banning traffic ticket quotas.  The measure's passed the Senate (57 to 1) and now it's working its way through the House.

“Police officers were not intended to be tax collectors focused on generating revenue,” said co-sponsor State Sen. Dan Duffy (R-Lake Barrington)  in a news release about the bill that prohibits counties, municipalities, and state police from implementing ticket quotas.

Republican Sen. Tim Bivins, a former Lee County Sheriff, was the lone “no” vote, saying the bill would give a few officers who don’t want to do their jobs a license to lie down.  Bivins called it the start of “circumventing the collective bargaining practice that exists” to get rid of slackers.

The bill was amended in the Senate to still allow quotas on how much contact officers have with the public, however.  One former area cop said that could amount to the same thing as a formal ticket quota.  "You just about aren't allowed to make a stop without generating some paper on it," he said.

Obituaries

James C. McIntosh, 82, of Huntley died Thursday at the Kindred Hospital, Sycamore.  Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm today in the Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee.   Funeral Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mount Greenwood Cemetery Interment Chapel, Chicago.

McIntosh was born in Chicago on March 16, 1932, the only child of the late John and Amy (nee Cobban) McIntosh. Survivors include his wife, Beverly A. Batelli; his daughters: Laurel (Richard) Sygerych and Kerry (Alexander) Clemente, and grandchildren, Timothy and Emily Sygerych. Molly (Edward) Sorensen, Sally (Douglas) Laipert and Peter Clemente.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years: Joyce L. (Bridgell) McIntosh.

William H. Otters, Jr.
, 80, of Huntley died Thursday.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 am until a service at 10  at Meadows Funeral Home, Rolling Meadows. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.

Otters, was born June 10, 1933, in Chicago.  He was the husband of the late Rosemary; father of Linda Rose (Albert) Collado and the late Candice Rose Otters; grandfather of 1st Lt. Ian and Griffin Sher and Michael and Monique Collado and brother of Ross Otters.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Honor Flight Chicago.

Patricia Hodor, 71 of Algonquin, died February 13 at Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, FL.  An open Memorial will be held on Saturday from Noon to 4:30 pm at Willow Funeral Home, Algonquin. Storytelling will begin at 3.

Hodor is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ron; her children, Faith Watson and Mark Hodor; grandchildren, Kevin Watson, Samantha Watson, Kimberly Watson, Ryan Hodor and Jessica Hodor, and sisters, Barbara Magrini and Regina Donahoe.

Donations may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund or Hope Hospice.

Paulette Stoltman, 56, of Hampshire, formerly of Algonquin, died at her home Friday.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 9 pm at Willow Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 1415 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin.  Services will be Wednesday at 11 am. at Burlington Methodist Church, 195 Center St., Burlington.  Cremation will be private.

Stoltman is survived by her husband of 35 years, Robert; children, Joshua (April), Meghan (Alex) DeGurian, and Jacob (Alexandra); grandchildren, Meadow, Cole, Carter, Brooke and Jaxson; brother, Paul John (Kelly) Martinak, and sisters, Lynn Guss and Susan Neale. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Marjorie Martinak.

Police Blotters

The filing of charges is not proof of guilt. A defendant charged is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  For individuals subsequently found not guilty or nolle prossed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record.
Lake in the Hills
April 20
2040 HRS 5200 MILLER RD. (SUNSET PARK). FOLLOW UP ARRESTS:  BATTERY.  JUVENILE F/W, 15 YEARS OF AGE, LAKE IN THE HILLS. CHARGE: Battery. RELEASED TO PARENT.
0014 HRS 100 BLOCK OF HILLTOP DR. DOMESTIC BATTERY. Boyfriend vs. Girlfriend. No priors. PENDING INVESTIGATION BY REPORTING OFFICER.
0723 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF STARWOOD PASS. CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.  Emblems stolen off of vehicle.
0748 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF STARWOOD PASS. CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.  Emblems stolen off of vehicle.
0755 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF HEAVENS GATE.  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.  Lawn lights damaged.
0815 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF STARWOOD PASS. CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.  Emblems stolen off of vehicle.
0816 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF STARWOOD PASS. CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.  Emblems stolen off of vehicle.
0835 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF HEARTLAND GATE.  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.  Emblems stolen off of vehicle.
0858 HRS 1000 BLOCK OF HEAVENS GATE.  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.  Emblems stolen off of vehicle.
0903 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF HEARTLAND GATE.  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.  Emblems stolen off of vehicle.
0903 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF MOONSTONE RUN. CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.  Damaged emblem on vehicle.
0919 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF HEARTLAND GATE.  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.  Emblem stolen off of vehicle.
0938 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF HEARTLAND GATE.  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.  Emblem stolen off of vehicle.
1235 HRS COYOTE LAKES CIRCLE & FRANK RD. DOG BITE. Subject was bitten by dog. Medical refused.
1632 HRS 00 BLOCK OF CROFTON CT. SUICIDAL SUBJECT.  Female, 41 years of age, suicidal. Transported to Woodstock Hospital.
1824 HRS 200 BLOCK OF PLUM ST.  ASSIST AMBULANCE. Female, 15 years of age, injured wrist following a fall on roller blades.
1837 HRS 0 BLOCK OF HAYWARD CT.  DOMESTIC.  Mother vs. Daughter. Verbal only. One prior.
2014 HRS ALGONQUIN RD. & HILLTOP DR. ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles. Property damage only.
Algonquin
April 18
23:25pm Hernandez-Ortiz, Zeenen, DOB: 10/05/83, of 296 Villa Street  Apt U2, Elgin, was charged with DWLS, No Proof of Insurance, Expired Registration and Unlawful Cellphone Use.  He was taken into custody at Randall Road and Broadsmore Drive.  He was released after posting $150 with a court date of 05/28/14 in McHenry County.
April 19
21:43pm McKenna, Robert C., DOB: 02/16/55, of 1751 Lehman Avenue, Algonquin, was charged with Criminal Damage to Property.  He was taken into custody at 1751 Lehman Avenue.  He was released after posting $150 with a court date of 05/21/14 in McHenry County.
April 20
01:05am O’Keefe, Nicole A.,  DOB: 02/27/94, of 4914 Amy Drive, Crystal Lake, was charged with DWLS, No Proof of Insurance and Suspended Registration.  She was taken into custody at Randall Road and Acorn Street.  She was released after posting $150 with a court date of 06/11/14 in McHenry County.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sun Shines On Huge Huntley Egg Hunt

The Jaycees and Huntley Park District Easter Egg Hunt was a huge hit Saturday with an estimated 500 kids (and a lot of parents)  flocking to a this time sunny Deicke Park for the annual search and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Jaycees and Huntley High volunteers packed the plastic cackle fruits with Easter goodies but one special egg held a valuable a family pool pass to the Park District's Stingray Bay Aquatic Center.  The Center's holding earlybird signups through May 3.

LITH Water Flushing Begins Monday

Lake in the Hills Public Works Department water main flushing will begin Monday for the part of the Village west of Randall Road.  Flushing east of Randall's scheduled to start the following Monday, the 28th.    Notification signs will be placed at the main entrances to each subdivision at least 12 hours prior to flushing and be removed when the work's done.  The flushing's to improve LITH's water quality but the process can stir things up residents are advised not run loads of wash--white ones, anyway--while it's going on.

D158 Ed Foundation Grants Total $14,000 This Year

The District 158 Education Foundation recently distributed almost $14,000 in grants to D158 teachers to support innovative efforts to transform students’ learning.  The grants ranged from, for instance, a license for ebooks at Conley Elementary to a hands-on chick lab at Mackeben.

Even so, almost $40,000 in grant applications had to be turned down.  “There were so many excellent submissions this year making it very difficult to select the grants to be funded," said one Teacher Grant Program committee member. "The committee worked to stretch the dollars across the District in an effort to impact as many students as possible. ”

Applications not selected have been placed online  for businesses, community members, and anonymous donors to adopt and fund. The list is located here: http://www.district158.org/weblinks/Education%20Foundation/Fund%20A%20Need.pdf

In the pic:  The D158 Education Foundation's check for a grant to Martin Elementary.

Fed Ed Department Gives Illinois No Child Requirements Waiver

Illinois became the 43rd state this week to win an exemption from the No Child Left Behind education law.  The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday that school districts won't lose money if their students don't make "Adequate Yearly Progress" toward 100 percent of students performing at grade level by the end of this year.

Only about one third of Illinois' more than 800 school districts met their targets last year according to scores on the Illinois Standard Achievement Test.  Predictions are that scores will probably drop even more when the State replaces it  next year with a new test based on the ostensibly more rigorous "Common Core" education standards.

Congress passed the No Child Act in 2001 including restrictions on federal funds to help low-income students if schools didn't come up to snuff.  Both Republicans and Democrats hailed it as a way to give all children a high-quality education.  However, divisions opened up when test scores, broadly, rose only not enough to hit each year's target toward the 100 percent goal.

So many states have been exempted now that a few are in danger of failing even the waivered standards.  Washington state officials, for instance,  fear they may lose their waiver by the end of the month because their legislature refused to make students' scores part of a new teacher evaluation process.  Generally, the feds want waiver states to have a new teacher measuring system by the next school year.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan waived that waiver requirement for Illinois, though, because the State's new teacher system won't start until the 15-16 year.

In the pic:  George W. Bush signing the No Child Left Behind Act.

McHenry County Indictments

A McHenry County Grand Jury returned indictments this week against the following individuals: The charges against these defendants are merely allegations against them.  The defendants are presumed innocent of any crime until proven guilty in court. For individuals subsequently found not guilty or nolle prossed, FEN will add a notation here upon their submission of a court record.

VINCENT C. OLSEN, DOB:  06/25/1968, 2002 MENGE ROAD, MARENGO. THEFT. --Algonquin PD

JOEL CAMPUZANO, DOB: 07/09/1988, 925 BEAVER POND DRIVE, MARENGO. AGGRAVATED BATTERY, RESISTING A PEACE OFFICER, BATTERY, CRIMINAL TRESPASS TO PROPERTY. --McHenry County Sheriff's Office
  
DAVID A. STONEBURNER, DOB: 08/24/1984, 405 LINCOLN, HARVARD.  ESCAPE FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE CONDITION OF THE ELECTRONIC HOME MONITORING DETENTION, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. --McHenry County Sheriff's Office

EDWARD P. CONNELL, DOB:  04/11/1978, 6 LAKESHORE DRIVE, CARY. DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED (SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE), OBSTRUCTING IDENTIFICATION. --McHenry PD

ANTHONY T. LEMKE, DOB:  10/23/1995, TRANSIENT.  BURGLARY, CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. --Woodstock PD
  
BRANDON M. BLUM, DOB:  03/23/1984, 1002 E. GRANT HIGHWAY, MARENGO. RETAIL THEFT. --Woodstock PD
  
RYAN P. OTOOLE, DOB:  07/14/1995, 35717 LAUREL AVENUE, INGLESIDE. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CANNABIS WITH INTENT TO DELIVER, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CANNABIS, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. --Johnsburg PD
  
JAKE A. BARAGLIA, DOB:  09/20/1991, 1662 YELLOWSTONE CIRCLE, CRYSTAL LAKE. RESISTING A PEACE OFFICER, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. --Crystal Lake PD
  
CHRISTOPHER T. BYERS, DOB:  10/10/1971, 2335 W. 120TH STREET, BLUE ISLAND.  UNLAWFUL POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. --McHenry PD

Police Blotters

The filing of charges is not proof of guilt. A defendant charged is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  For individuals subsequently found not guilty or nolle prossed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record. 
Lake in the Hills
April 19
2133 HRS RANDALL RD.  & ALGONQUIN RD. DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED.  GARCIA, JONATAN, NMI,  MW 19 YEARS OLD,  2302 ARROW ST.,  CARPENTERSVILLE. Charge: Driving While License Suspended. RELEASED ON BOND.
2311 HRS 5200 MILLER RD.  (SUNSET PARK). FOLLOW UP ARRESTS: BATTERY.  JUVENILE,  F/W 14 YEARS OF AGE,  ALGONQUIN. CHARGES: Battery. RELEASED TO PARENT.
0520 HRS 900 BLOCK OF MCPHEE DR. DOMESTIC.  Husband vs. Wife. Verbal only. No priors.
0947 HRS 9210 TRINITY DR. (PLAYERS CHOICE ACADEMY). FOUND ARTICLE.  License Plate. Entered into Evidence.
1409 HRS 900 BLOCK OF WINDSTONE CT. REPORT FOR INSURANCE.  Small mulch fire damaged siding of a residence.
1744 HRS 00 BLOCK OF ASBURY CT. TELEPHONE HARASSMENT. Complainant being harassed by her sister via the telephone. PENDING INVESTIGATION BY REPORTING OFFICER.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

New D300 Super Expected Named Within 10 Days

Today's Special Meeting of the Distinct 300 Board of Education, planned to continue work to pick a new Superintendent, was canceled Friday.  Board spokesman Joe Stevens said, "It wasn't needed" and reported he and his fellow members hoped to announce their choice "within a week to a week and a half".

Stevens said the choice is down to two candidates, neither from within the District.  He declined to say whether either or both were from anywhere in Illinois.  Recruiting consultants in February said it was more than possible the top candidate would end up coming from out of state.

In the pic  Current D300 Superintendent Michael Bregy will leave June 1 to take over in Highland Park.

Kay Jewelers Opens In Algonquin Oakridge Court

A Kay Jewelers' store opened Friday in Algonquin's Oakridge Court shopping center.  It's the second tenant in the 8,000 square foot building where a Sleepy's Mattress store opened late last month.

Kay's regional manager said company policy requires all statements about the store to originate from its headquarters. That would have been a little tricky even if it hadn't been Good Friday.

Kay is a division of Sterling Jewelers, Akron, OH.  Sterling, in turn, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Signet Jewelers, a Bermuda-domiciled, British-headquartered company listed on both the New York and London stock exchanges.   The U.S. Signet operations, including Kay, Jared’s Jewelers, H. Samuel, Ernest Jones and some regional brands, are considered the largest specialty jewelry retailer in the U.S. Number two is the Zales empire. Signet's in the process of buying it.

Algonquin Bicycle Shop Shifts Into High Gear

Even though Algonquin's Cycling Republic doubled its space this month, carpenters were still busy Friday putting together a new area to fit bikes to customers' physiques.   Shop owners Rob and Amanda Sanders said business has been great since they opened Algonquin's new bike shop on South Randall road a little over a year ago.

South Elgin resident Rob, a mountain bike racer and certified mechanic, said he'd had wanted to open his own store for a while but didn't know where to put it until Algonquin's Prairie Trail Bike Shop closed to make way for the Route 31 Bypass.  "I thought, I'd better look into that."

Cycling Republic has 122 bicycles in stock Friday ("It varies," said Sanders) from manufacturers like Trek and Ridley, a full-time mechanic and all sorts of neato accessories to turn two-wheeling into a personal adventure.

In the pic:  Cycling Republic owner Rob Sanders (left) consults with a customer about bicycle chains.

New State Bike Transportation Plan Announced

Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider this week announced the release of the Illinois Bike Transportation Plan – the first statewide bicycle plan in Illinois’ history. “The Illinois Bike Transportation Plan will help develop a safer and more efficient transportation system for everyone who rides a bike in our state,” said Quinn.

According to the Alliance for Biking and Walking, cited in the plan,  Illinois ranks 19th in the nation for bicycle commuting.  Slightly over 1 in 200 Illinois commuters ride a bicycle to work according to IBW.

The bike plan provides more than 200 recommendations and action items to enhance IDOT’s ability to provide safe and cost-effective accommodations for cyclists across Illinois.  IDOT staged an extensive, multi-faceted outreach effort. Approximately 4,000 individuals, 60 local agencies, 50 non-profits and 11 educational institutions provided input via face-to-face meetings, webinars, social media and online surveys.

In the pic:  Bicycling on the Hanson Road bike path in Algonquin in mid-December.

Obituaries

John J. Ryan, 90 of Sun City, Huntley, died Thursday following a short illness.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, Huntley, and Wednesday from 9 to 10 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntley where a Mass will immediately follow. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.

Ryan was born July 27, 1923, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Anna (Quinn) Ryan. He married his wife Cordellia in Houston, TX on June 1, 1946. He is survived by his wife of Huntley; his children, Timothy (Marilyn) Ryan of Whitehall, MI, Susan Mueller of Glendale Heights and Patrick Joseph Ryan of Huntley; his grandchildren, Erich, Jennifer and Melissa, and his sister, Dorothy Kelly of Mundelein.

Police Blotters

The filing of charges is not proof of guilt. A defendant charged is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  For individuals subsequently found not guilty or nolle prossed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record.
Lake in the Hills
April 18
1751 HRS LAKEWOOD RD. & ALBRECHT RD. POSSESSION OF CANNABIS. KING,TAYLOR M.,  M/W 19 YEARS OF AGE, 7 MARGATE CT.,  LAKE IN THE HILLS. CHARGE: Possession of Cannabis and Using an Electronic Device While Operating a Motor Vehicle. RELEASED ON BOND.
2034 HRS 311 N. RANDALL RD. (AMC THEATRES). POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.  JUVENILE,  M/W 17 YEARS OF AGE, CRYSTAL LAKE. CHARGE: Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia. RELEASED TO PARENT.
1238 HRS 3900 BLOCK OF BLACKBERRY DR. FRAUD.  Possible bank fraud.  PENDING INVESTIGATION BY REPORTING OFFICER.
1420 HRS PYOTT RD.  & ALGONQUIN RD.  ACCIDENT. Two vehicles. Property damage only.
1634 HRS 200 BLOCK OF RAINMAKER RUN. ASSIST AMBULANCE.  Female, two years of age fell and injured head. No Transport.
2133 HRS 00 BLOCK OF HILLTOP. MISSING JUVENILE.  Female, 15 years of age, ran away from home. JUVENILE RETURNED TO PARENTS.
2257 HRS 00 BLOCK OF HAYWARD CT. BATTERY. Female vs. Female. Delayed battery. PENDING INVESTIGATION BY REPORTING OFFICER.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Huntley Streetscape Plans Nearing Final Form

The Huntley Village Board Thursday tweaked plans for Downtown Streetscape again, nixing the idea for a statue in favor of more landscaping at the northwest corner of Route 47 and Main Street.  Trustees reached no conclusion on whether anyone was interested in the corner even if it were turned into a sort of mini-park but agreed it ought to be spruced up if only to delineate its boundaries which have become in several senses blurry.

The Board still has to formally approve the Downtown Streetscape plan whose estimated $2.1 million price doesn't include the cost of relocating power lines and raising Main Street to eliminate grade changes.

Separately, the Board gave a first assent to the Huntley Park District's sinking a shallow well to water its Tomaso Sports Park.  The Illinois EPA's tightened regulations on irrigating with water from Huntley's wastewater plant but Park District Director Thom Palmer told FEN using Village well water wouldn't work since it might be cut off during droughts.  "If the fields dry up it takes several years to replace them," he said.

In the pic: Huntley Streetscape plans still call for a small parklike area at the northwest corner of Route 47 and Main Street, just without an expensive statue.

D158 Board OK's First HHS Expansion Contracts

The District 158 Board of Education Thursday approved $15 million in contracts for its Huntley High School expansion to accomodate 3,000 students.  Board members only turned down the one for drywall installation.  The bid for that, about $900,000 more than the $400,000 estimate was "wildly" over budget.

Construction Manager Steve Straub said the timing was bad the drywall work only drew one bid and that from a company that didn't specialize in the field, anyway.  He said he'd already been in touch with the more customary companies.  "They've assured me they'll bid when we put this out again."

Straub told FEN work on the expansion's tentatively scheduled to begin May 3.   District Operations and Maintenance Director Doug Renkosik said the actual date depends on when the soil's in good enough shape to work with.

In the pic:  Steve Straub told the D158 Board the first batch of contracts for the Huntley High School expansion "overall...came in very favorably."

Zinke Complaint Not "Sufficient" Says McHenry Ethics Commission

The McHenry County Ethics Commission Thursday dismissed complaints Undersheriff Andy Zinke used official resources in his campaign for the Republican Sheriff's nomination in the November election.  With only three of five commissioners present, all had to agree  the complaints were "sufficient" to forward to the State's Attorney.  Commission Chairman Thomas Spencer, a Woodstock lawyer, didn't think they were.

Former McHenry County Deputy Zane Seipler, fired from the Sheriff's Office, eventually rehired when the Illinois Supreme Court refused to hear a final Sheriff's appeal, then fired again, filed the complaints.  The main one was that Zinke did an interview  with Chicago's Channel 7 TV about his battle with Bill Prim for the Sheriff's nomination but he did it in his official office.  The question, although not so clearly formulated, was whether talking in a news interview about a political contest was the same as campaigning in one.

Thursday's acquittal was the second time the Commission has given Zinke a pass on campaign ethics.  Last year it decided a Zinke email  from the Sheriff's Office denying he flipped a bird at blog publisher and camera bug Cal Skinner wasn't campaigning, either.

In the pic:  Undersheriff Andy Zinke hid his face from McHenry County Blog publisher Cal Skinner's camera at Thursday's Ethics Commission Hearing.

Quinn Announces More Jobs Now Funding

Governor Pat Quinn Thursday announced $6.9 million worth of grants in McHenry and Lake counties in his Jobs Now construction program.  Included was a $1 million grant for pavement, curb and gutter work and driveway replacement on Bunker Hill Drive in Algonquin from Square Barn Road to Saratoga Circle.  The work's already included in the Village's draft budget for the coming year.

“These projects will improve traffic flow and safety in Lake and McHenry Counties, which benefits everyone,” Governor Quinn said. “The projects will also employ a number of construction workers, which will drive local economies forward.”

The projects are part of Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now program signed the month, as it turned out, after the Great Recession ended.  Predicted to create 439,000 jobs over six years the program involved, among other things, selling $13 billion worth of State bonds, ;hiking license plate and driver's license fees $20 each, a sales tax on candy and the rollout of video gaming terminals.

Police Blotters

The filing of charges is not proof of guilt. A defendant charged is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  For individuals subsequently found not guilty or nolle prossed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record.
Lake in the Hills
April 17
No arrests, no reports.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Local School Districts Gain Under Dem's State Doomsday Scenario

 Illinois school districts would see their general state aid cut by more than $451 million if the temporary state income tax hike is allowed to expire next year, according to figures released Wednesday by Senate Democrats.  However, local school districts would actually end up with more money.  In fact, quite a lot.  D300 would get almost $6.5 million extra and D158 would receive an added $2.1 million, according to the Dem's calculations based on State Board of Education data.

According to the report from State Senate President John Cullerton, District 300 received about $16.1 million this year.  If the State personal income tax drops from 5 percent to 3.75 percent in January, under the State's arcane aid formula D300 would get $22.6 million next year.  District 158 received just under $14 million in State Aid this year.  Next year it would get over $16 million if the income tax falls.

D300 Chief Financial Officer Susan Harkin this morning said the Dems are probably mixing two different issues.  Besides the income tax question, there are several new proposals to change the way State Aid's distributed.  "Im not sure which one they're using," she said.  "In some [D300] comes out ahead.  In others we lose money."

"Would we like to get more money? " Harkin asked rhetorically.  "You bet.  But if there's no more money put into the system you start getting winners and losers and that's not good."

The figures are based on cuts Gov. Pat Quinn said have to be made to education in the next budget if the temporary tax hike is allowed to expire at the end of the year.  Most of the state's 800-plus school districts would come out on the losing end according to the Democrats' spreadsheet.  Chicago Public Schools would lose almost $174 million, according to the data.

Republicans charged the Dems are just trying to spook voters.  Patty Schuh, spokeswoman for Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno said Democrats “have not made education a priority” the past ten years they’ve run the Statehouse. “These are the same people that told us their income tax increase would be temporary. Now they say it will be permanent. They told us their income tax increase would pay the bills get us out of debt and fix the state budget. Now they’re telling us ‘No, we have big problems.’ Who believes them?”

This year Illinois schools only received 89 percent of the General State Aid they were promised according to ISBE.

Storm Chasers Hit LITH After Saturday Hail

In the wake of the hailstorm that struck parts of Lake in the Hills and Crystal Lake Saturday, LITH PD's received "between 10 and 15" requests for solicitation permits said Police and Public Safety Director Jim Wales Wednesday.   "That's about what we usually get in a year," he said.  In other words, the storm chasers are here.

"The phone calls began about two hours after the storm ended," said one LITH resident who preferred to remain anonymous.  "Since Saturday I have received between 12 and 15 phone calls wanting to inspect my home."

Some might have been legit but storms like the one Saturday offer plenty of opportunity for shady operators.  "One company told me they did a visual inspection from the street and could see I needed a new roof due to the severe hail damage," he said adding he'd already gone topside himself to find no injury whatsoever to his year-old roof.

Wales said neighborhood patrols have already been told to be on the lookout for storm chasers without permits.  Even if a solictor has a permit permit, he advised residents considering hiring one to ask for proof of license and bonds and check the company at the Better Business Bureau's website.  (http://www.bbb.org/chicago/).

In the pic:  Some areas in LITH were literally hard hit by Saturday's hailstorm.

Judge Gives McHenry Sheriff Another Month In Zinke Report Case

McHenry County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Meyer said Wednesday that lawyers for the Sheriff's Office were mistaken if they thought he'd issued a final decision on FEN's lawsuit to obtain a secret report about Undersheriff Andy Zinke, particularly since he remembered saying he hadn't.  Nor, he ruled, was it too late for FEN to see if  Sheriff Keith Nygren had forfeit confidentiality by showing the report to the Crystal Lake Northwest Herald newspaper.

FEN's been trying for more than a year to get a copy of the report investigating a charge that Zinke, the retiring Sheriff's choice for successor, told a campaign supporter about DEA agents following a big marijuana shipment destined for delivery to his warehouse.  Meyer decided the report was exempt from disclosure under the State's Freedom of Information Act but later ordered the release of the parts that were already public like Sgt. John Koziol's original request for a Special Prosecutor,

The Clerk for the Second Court of Appeals told FEN attorney Mary Gardner Monday that Sheriff's Office's lawyers made a procedural booboo in their request to overturn the order but Gardner asked the clerk not to throw the case out until they could fix it.

FEN has sworn statements now from Nygren that he never showed the Zinke report to anyone and from a former NWH reporter that he did.  Meyer gave the Sheriff's attorneys a month to see what they could find out.

Illinois Strip Club Tax Falls On Its Backside

If the wages of sin is death, the taxes on it turn out to be almost as meager.  A Bloomington Pantagraph story Wednesday reported a  new tax on Illinois strip clubs has generated less than 40 percent of what backers predicted last year. According to the report, the Illinois Department of Revenue said the so-called "pole tax" only pulled in about $380,000 to help fund Illinois rape crisis centers.

The law was supposed  to raise up to $1 million per year to reverse State funding cuts to the crisis centers. Clubs that have live nude dancing and alcohol pay either $3 per customer or  a graduated amount based on sales. Polly Poskin, executive director of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, said the poor take might be because Chicago strip clubs aren't allowed to sell liquor so they don't pay the tax.

An Illinois Department of Human Services spokesman told the Pantagraph it'll be at least another two months before the crisis centers see any of the revenue the tax managed to generate, anyway.  Januari Smith said the agency's still working on procedures for the centers to apply for it.

Obituaries

Sally (Zilka) Daul, 75, of Huntley died Tuesday.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am Saturday at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home, Huntley, with a Celebration of Life immediately following.

Daul was born, May 29, 1938.  She is survived by two sons, Ronald C. (Linda Joyce) Bergles-Daul and Alan C.(Janet) Daul;  grandchildren,  Dr. Morgan Daul, Jarrod Michael Daul, and  Connor and Ryan “Cooper” Daul; her brother, Michael Zilka, and sister, Patricia.  She was preceeded in death by her son, Robert, and partner, Ronald Oakes.

Police Blotters

The filing of charges is not proof of guilt. A defendant charged is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  For individuals subsequently found not guilty or nolle prossed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record.
Lake in the Hills
April 16
1615 HRS 2000 BLOCK OF BRITTANY BEND. DOMESTIC BATTERY.  JUVENILE,  M/W 14 YEARS OF AGE, LAKE IN THE HILLS. CHARGES: Two Counts of Domestic Battery. RELEASED TO PARENT.
0607 HRS RANDALL RD. & ACORN LN. ACCIDENT. Vehicle vs. Deer. Property damage only.
0642 HRS RANDALL RD. & ACORN LN. ACCIDENT. Vehicle vs. Deer. Property damage only.
1057 HRS SEMINOLE TRL & COUNCIL TRAIL. FOUND ARTICLE.  Wallet. Returned to owner.
Algonquin
April 15
23:30pm Fitzgerald, Reginald, DOB: 03/11/65, of 3961 Georgetown Circle, Algonquin, was charged with Domestic Battery.  He was taken into custody at 3961 Georgetown Circle.  He was transported to McHenry County Jail to await a bond hearing.
April 16
06:13am Gonzalez-Jarquin, Filipe, DOB: 06/07/86, of 1618 Marlboro Circle, Carpentersville, was charged with DLWS and Failure to Reduce Speed.  He was taken into custody at Algonquin Road and Highland Avenue.  He was released after posting $150 with a court date of 05/13/14 in McHenry County.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Huntley Police Charge Unlicensed Teen After Crash

Huntley Police Tuesday charged a 17 year-old boy with driving without a license and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident after he crashed an SUV into townhomes on the 10900 block of Cape Cod Lane Monday afternoon.  The crash temporarily barred the return of residents in six of them for a gas line break and left one unit uninhabitable, according to police.

The youth, whose name wasn't released, had to be treated at Advocate Sherman Hospital for minor injuries before investigators could talk to him the next day. Deputy Chief Mike Klunk described the SUV as "embedded" in one of the townhome garages after the crash.

The boy is due in McHenry County Circuit Court on the charges June 13.

In the pic:  Kids, don't do this at home.  Anyone's home.

Algonquin Board Honors ALITH Food Pantry Dynamo

The Algonquin Village Board Tuesday awarded a certificate of achievement to Algonquin Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry Facilities Manager Sal Maggio.  Observing that the presentation was literally unprecedented, Trustee Jim Steigert simply handed him a plaque and shook his hand.

First, however, Steigert recounted the history of the Pantry's move two years from an "undersized, leaky drafty" LITH machine shed to its current location in an extensively remodeled barn off Pyott Road in Lake in the Hills in which Maggio figured prominently.  "He was going on hope and a prayer but he believed all you had to do was ask," said Steigert. 

In fact, Maggio did a lot of asking eliciting the answer, "tell us what you need" from local unions and home improvement retailers.  Maggio said even though the Pantry itself is finished there's still work to be done with a patio and benches in the works this Spring by local Boy Scouts.

Trustee Debbie Sosine said support for Pantry operations remains strong.  A bunco fundraiser laste week raised $7,000 for the Pantry, she reported.

In the pic:  Trustee Jim Steigert (left) and Algonquin Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry Facilities Manager Sal Maggio at a ceremony presenting him with a certificate of achievement.

ECC Job Fair Advice: "Research Employers"

ECC will hold its annual Spring Job and Internship Fair next Friday, April 25 from 10 am to 2 pm in Building J, the Spartan Events Center, at ECC.  The list of firms planning to hire numbers about 80 at the moment.  Dress for success and bring plenty of resumes are two recommendations from organizers.  "Research the employers who will be attending," sounds like another imortant one.  A roster of those can be downloaded here:  http://elgin.edu/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=18827

Oberweis Reports Millionaire Income, Poll Shows Durbin Leading

Republican Illinois U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis released his federal income tax data Tuesday.  2013 was a bum year for Oberweis and his wife who reported only $1.05 million in income from his milk businesses and investment firms, down about $300,000 from last year. Democratic incumbent Dick Durbin hasn't released this year's income yet but last year he and his lobbyist wife came off as comparatively ordinary Joes, together earning a mere $280,000.

The candidates’ disclosures show that Oberweis, 67, and Durbin, 69, both collect Social Security benefits.

The latest poll Monday didn't show how much the guilt by income issue's hurting Oberweis but it showed him seriously trailing Durbin. A Rassmussen survey of 750 likely voters taken last week found 51 percent favored the Springfield Democrat.  Only 37 percent preferred the Sugar Grove Republican.  The numbers were almost identical to ones in a November survey by Public Policy Polling.

The Rasmussen poll also found three percent support in the Senate race for "other candidates", even though there aren't any.

In the pics:  Jim Oberweis and Dick Durbin

Police Blotters

The filing of charges is not proof of guilt. A defendant charged is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  For individuals subsequently found not guilty or nolle prossed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record.
Lake in the Hills
April 15
1615 HRS 1000 BLOCK OF BURR ST. CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.  JUVENILE M/W 17 YEARS OF AGE, LAKE IN THE HILLS. CHARGE: Criminal Damage to Property. RELEASED TO PARENT.
2020 HRS 3500 BLOCK OF SONOMA CIRCLE. DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE/ACCIDENT.  SOREJIAN, RITA L.,  F/W 44 YEARS OF AGE, 5480 WILDSPRING DR.,  LAKE IN THE HILLS. CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, Failure to Obey a Stop Sign, and No Insurance. RELEASED ON BOND.
0704 HRS RANDALL RD. & MILLER RD. INJURY ACCIDENT. Two vehicles. Female, 78 years of age, stomach pain. Transported to Sherman Hospital.
1648 HRS 800 BLOCK OF NAVAJO DR. FRAUD.  Complainant’s credit card was utilized without permission. TURNED OVER TO INVESTIGATIONS.
Huntley
April 7
Drew N. Klopack, age 18, of 6 Steiner, Algonquin,  was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Klopack was released with a notice to appear in McHenry County court on May 12, 2014.
April 8
A stolen vehicle was recovered in a business parking lot in the 13900 block of Quality Drive. The investigation was turned over to the Illinois State Police Auto Theft Task Force.
Garrick C. McDaniel, age 19, 10849 Cambria, Huntley, was arrested for possession of a suspended Driver’s License. Mr. McDaniel posted bond and was released with a McHenry County court date of May 23, 2014.
A burglary report was taken at a business in the 11900 block of North Street. Construction equipment was reported stolen.
April 9
A 17 year-old boy from Lake in the Hills was charged with unlawful use of a state identification card and consumption of alcohol by a minor at Huntley High School. The juvenile was released to his parents and will be petitioned into McHenry County juvenile court. In the same incident a 16 year-old boy from Lake in the Hills was charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor. The juvenile was released to his parents with a notice to appear in McHenry County court on May 12, 2014.
April 10
A criminal trespass to property report was taken in the 9800 block of Compton Drive.
April 12
A theft report was taken in the 13500 block of Yellow Pine Drive. A chair was reported stolen from a garage.