Monday, February 8, 2016

Police, Dogs Search HHS After Pistol Cartridge Discovery

The second weapon-related incident in five days locked down Huntley High School Sunday but school wasn't in session so no students were endangered.   Teams of police searched hallways for contraband, anyway.

Huntley Police said a congregant at Willow Creek Church services found an unspent 9 mm pistol cartridge in a hallway near the HHS Performing Arts Center about midmorning but church officials didn't notify HPD of the discovery it until an hour later.  Deputy Chief Mike Klunk said HPD escorted churchgoers out of the school when services concluded, then, along with K-9 units from Kane and Cook counties and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, scoured the school. 

Thursday an HHS student was removed from the premises after others overheard him threatening to bring a weapon to school.

Klunk said nothing turned up in Sunday's search and reported that, since the school had been cleaned by custodial staff Friday night, someone probably dropped the bullet after that.  "The location where the item was found is used by various entities outside of school functions," he said.

"We are not sure where the round came from," Klunk told FEN Sunday, "but are trying to review school video for further information."
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THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES

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Police, Dogs Search HHS After Pistol Cartridge Discovery
Forecasters:  Occasional Snow 24 Hours, Variable Accumulation
AFSCME Froths At Secret Phone Survey Of State Union Members
ALFPD Provides Charts, Graphs On Tax Referendum
LITH New Preschool Enrollment To Begin Soon
Headscarf Prof, College Agree To "Part Ways"
Chicago Cop Sues "Estate" Of Shooting Victim
McHenry Board Chairman Calls For More "Primary Jobs"
PD's Ready For Superbowl DUI Patrols
Why It Counts When Some First Responders Get There First
Gov. Touts Local Government Consolidation Bills
Sun City Residents Complain Of Huntley High Overflow Parking
Student Threatening To Bring Weapon "Removed" From HHS
Budget Deadlock: First State U. Declares Financial Emergency
D300 Begins Student Internet, Tech Survey
Historical Society To Bring Antique "Roadshow" To Area
Rauner Hands State Economic Development To Private Non-Profit
Hefty Rates Demanded On CPS Bonds
Algonquin, C'ville Cede Streets For Longmeadow Parkway Build
McHenry, Kane Early Voting To Begin On Time
Comptroller On Spending:  Another Day Older And Deeper In Debt
D300:  New State Science Test On Tap For Spring
ALITH Fire District Sets More Open Houses On Tax Question
Rodent Weather Forecast:  Early Spring On The Way
Cullerton Puts Two Week Hold On Sending College Bill To Gov.
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Forecasters: Occasional Snow 24 Hours, Variable Accumulation

National Weather Service forecasters this morning reminded Chicago area residents it's still Winter calling for occasional snow showers through Tuesday and a cold snap Wednesday plunging high temps into the mid-teens by Wednedsay and lows near zero Wednedsay night.

Weathermen said they expected "off and on snow" for the next 24 hours with accumulations "on the order of one half to two and a half inches for most areas." Meteorologists also said winds are likely to pick up tonight deceasing visibility even more than simple snow would.
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AFSCME Froths At Secret Phone Survey Of State Union Members

The largest state employee union is wroth about what it called a "phony" phone survey, apparently of union members, last week.   An American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 spokesman said it's exploring legal options about the survey although  no one's sure yet yet who was behind it.

“We have received countless complaints this week from union members who began receiving these phone calls on Tuesday,” said AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall. “They rang state employees on their home or personal cellphones and asked for them by name," he said.  "They feel this is a clear attempt to intimidate them.”

According to the Springfield State Journal Register,  Lindall said union members reported that their caller IDs showed the calls coming from SSI, which stands for Survey Sampling International.  A representative of SSI said the work was commissioned by Fabrizio, Lee and Associates, a Virginia survey and "strategic consulting firm".  A call to Fabrizio, Lee Friday afternoon was not returned.

Union officials stopped short of accusing Gov. Bruce Rauner and his administration who've been tangled in contract negotiations with AFSCME for the past seven months.  A Facebook posting Friday instead accused "Raunerites".   Rauner spokesman Catherine Kelly in an email to CapitolFax blog said, "The administration is not aware of this survey and has nothing to do with it."
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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 against whom a charge is dismissed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record.
Lake in the Hills
February 7
0111 HRS 2265 W. ALGONQUIN RD. (THORNTON’S).  WANTED ON WARRANT.  NUNEZ-GARCIA, JESUS L., M/W 24 YEARS OF AGE, 258 BROOKHAVEN TRAIL, PINGREE GROVE.  CHARGES: Wanted on Warrant: McHenry County Sheriff’s Office for Battery. Bond: $2,500 @10% and Speeding.  RELEASED ON BOND.
0227 HRS HILLTOP DR. & ALGONQUIN RD.  DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL.  KILPATRICK, KRISTOPHER M., M/W 26 YEARS OF AGE.  806 ROSEMARIE ST., ALGONQUIN.  CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While License Suspended, Speeding and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  RELEASED ON BOND.
0356 HRS 101 N. RANDALL RD. (DOMINICKS).  DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL.  SCHLOPP, JOSEPH A., M/W 31 YEARS OF AGE, 825 N. SEMINARY AVE., WOODSTOCK.  CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a Breath Alcohol Content Greater than .08, Disregarding a Traffic Control Device and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  RELEASED ON BOND.
2148 HRS 100 BLOCK OF NORTHLIGHT PASS.  DOMESTIC BATTERY.  COMER, KARIS M., F/B 18 YEARS OF AGE, 127 NORTHLIGHT PASS, LAKE IN THE HILLS.  CHARGES: Two Counts of Domestic Battery and Resisting a Peace Officer.  TURNED OVER TO MCHENRY COUNTY JAIL.
0900 HRS 400 BLOCK OF VILLAGE CREEK DR.  CHECK FOR WELL BEING.  Male, 30 years of age, well-being checked.  No transport.
1050 HRS 100 N. RANDALL (WALGREENS).   ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
2059 HRS 3600 BLOCK OF SONOMA CIRCLE.  AMBULANCE ASSIST.   Female, 48 years of age, possible overdose.  Transported to Woodstock Hospital.
Algonquin
February 5
13:11pm A 17 year-old female from Lake in the Hills was charged with Fighting in the Village and a 17 year-old female from West Dundee was charged with Battery.  They were both taken into custody at Jacobs High School.  Both  were issued municipal citations to appear in Algonquin Court and released to their parents.
February 6
05:39am Roper, Kelly D., 09/23/1977, of 740 Warner St. #4, Hampshire, was charged with Driving With License Suspended and No Insurance.  She was taken into custody at N. Main St. and Cary-Algonquin Rd.  She was released after posting bond with a court date in McHenry County.
11:08am Ward, Stacy M., 12/23/1956,  of 515 Harper Drive, was charged with Driving With License Suspended.  She was taken into custody at 4 Rochester Court.  She was released after posting bond with a court date in McHenry County.
16:09pm McCormick, Robert A., 05/19/1981, of 1154 St. Andrews Court, was charged with Domestic Battery.  He was taken into custody at the same location and transported to the McHenry County to await bond court.
15:45pm Valenzuela-Rodriguez, Caren O., 09/05/1988, of 645 N. Grove Ave. was charged with Causing a Child to be Endangered.  She was taken into custody at 1802 S. Randall Rd.  She was released after posting bond with a court date in Kane County, the Elgin Branch.
February 7
03:23am A 17 year-old female from Carpentersville was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Cannabis, and Unlawful Consumption by a Minor.  She was taken into custody at 1400 Darlington Ct.  She was issued a Notice to Appear in the Algonquin Municipal Court.
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

ALFPD Provides Charts, Graphs On Tax Referendum

Algonquin Lake in the Hills Fire Protection Chief Peter Van Dorpe briefed the Algonquin Village Board this week about the fire district's referendum request for a .1 percent property tax increase that will appear on next month's primary ballot.  Van Dorpe made the presentation and one to the Lake in the Hills Board the week before as a courtesy to trustees.

The Fire District's a separate governmental entity from the villages but Van Dorpe said, "If the referendum passes, you're the ones that will probably get the blame for it."

Very briefly, ALFPD trustees put the request for a new tax atop the current .4 percent general and .4 percent ambulance ones because a court decision (in a DuPage County lawsuit) put the district out of the lucrative commercial fire alarm business while the Obamacare Affordable Care Act will soon require it to pay for new full-time health insurance for part-time firefighters.

Charts and graphs provided to the village boards illustrating the fiscal rock and monetary hard place between which the Fire District says it finds itself are located here:  https://www.scribd.com/doc/298448769/alfpd22referenduminfo
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THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES

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ALFPD Provides Charts, Graphs On Tax Referendum
LITH New Preschool Enrollment To Begin Soon
Headscarf Prof, College Agree To "Part Ways"
Chicago Cop Sues "Estate" Of Shooting Victim
McHenry Board Chairman Calls For More "Primary Jobs"
PD's Ready For Superbowl DUI Patrols
Why It Counts When Some First Responders Get There First
Gov. Touts Local Government Consolidation Bills
Sun City Residents Complain Of Huntley High Overflow Parking
Student Threatening To Bring Weapon "Removed" From HHS
Budget Deadlock: First State U. Declares Financial Emergency
D300 Begins Student Internet, Tech Survey
Historical Society To Bring Antique "Roadshow" To Area
Rauner Hands State Economic Development To Private Non-Profit
Hefty Rates Demanded On CPS Bonds
Algonquin, C'ville Cede Streets For Longmeadow Parkway Build
McHenry, Kane Early Voting To Begin On Time
Comptroller On Spending:  Another Day Older And Deeper In Debt
D300:  New State Science Test On Tap For Spring
ALITH Fire District Sets More Open Houses On Tax Question
Rodent Weather Forecast:  Early Spring On The Way
Cullerton Puts Two Week Hold On Sending College Bill To Gov.
Local E-Waste Collection Slow To Ramp Up Again
Website Names Huntley State's 13th "Most Boring" Town
Settlement For State Mental Prisoners To Cost Four Times Budget


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LITH New Preschool Enrollment To Begin Soon

Enrollment at Lake in the Hills' Preschool for new resident students will start soon the Village announced Friday.  The preschool for kids aged 2 to Kindergarten primarily serves school districts 300, 158, and 47 with a curriculum that follows Illinois Early Learning Standards with particular attention to elementary school benchmarks for kindergarten.

Registration for returning families is already underway.  Registration for new resident students begins Feb. 16.  If there's any space left, registration for new non-resident students will begin Feb. 29.

Registration,  first-come, first-served, is at LITH Village Hall in person only. Requirements include a copy of the child’s birth certificate, most recent immunization/physical records, and the registration fee, $60 for residents or $70 for non.  That covers supplies, snacks, and student field trip fees for the year.

For more information on LITH's preschool is here:  http://www.lith.org/parksrec/page/preschool   LITH's Preschool Supervisor is Lisa Knoeppel at 847-960-7470 for further questions or to arrange a tour.
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Headscarf Prof, College Agree To "Part Ways"

A Christian college near Chicago and a political science professor who wore a headscarf to show solidarity with Muslims have reached an agreement  to end her employment there, while the administrator who called for her termination has apologized for acting in haste.

Wheaton College says in a statement on its website Saturday that the college and Dr. Larycia Hawkins "have reached a confidential agreement under which they will part ways."

Wheaton Provost Stanton Jones told professors in an email Saturday night, "I apologized for my lack of wisdom and collegiality as I initially approached Dr. Hawkins, and for imposing an administrative leave more precipitously than was necessary."

Hawkins was placed on leave in December when she donned the scarf and posted on Facebook that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.  College officials said at the time that her views were inconsistent with their "doctrinal convictions."

In a statement released Saturday Hawkins said that she had great respect for Wheaton college.  She and the college will hold a joint press conference Wednesday, but neither will speak to the news media before that, according to a statement.
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Chicago Cop Sues "Estate" Of Shooting Victim

A Chicago cop who fatally shot a mentally ill college student in December and accidentally killed a neighbor, too, is now suing the dead teen’s famil claiming the killings caused him “extreme emotional trauma.”   Officer Robert Rialmo is seeking $10 million in damages from the "estate" of 19 year-old Quintonio LeGrier.

"That's a new low even for the Chicago Police Department," said the boy's father when told of the lawsuit filed Friday. "First you shoot them, then you sue them."

The lawsuit provides Rialmo's first public account of how he reports the shooting happened, saying he opened fire after LeGrier swung a baseball bat at his head at close quarters.  Lawyers for Legrier and the late Bettie Jones have both said evidence indicates Rialmo was 20 or 30 feet away from Legrier when he fired.

Neither the Chicago Police Department nor the Independent Police Review Authority, the city's agency to investigate police shootings, have officially released the officer's version of events, citing the ongoing investigation.  A lawsuit against the City by LeGrier's family said the yourth didn't do anything to threaten Rialmo or anyone else on the scene and wasn't involved in any illegal activity at the time.
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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 against whom a charge is dismissed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record.

SHAWN M. ALLEN, DOB:  09/12/1986, 11119 LINCOLN STREET, HUNTLEY.  UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (TWO COUNTS). --Huntley PD

ANTHONY E. DARNELL, DOB:  01/31/1981, 11004 MYRTLE, HUNTLEY.  UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, ATTEMPT RETAIL THEFT.  TODD G. KING, DOB:  01/03/1985, 151 N. MAIN STREET, CRYSTAL LAKE.  UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. --Crystal Lake PD

DARWIN L. BAKER, DOB: 04/09/1967, 1120 MAPLE STREET, LAKE IN THE HILLS.  AGGRAVATED BATTERY, DOMESTIC BATTERY (SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE) (TWO COUNTS). --Lake in the Hills PD

JOSEPH D. WHITEHAIR, DOB: 07/31/1991, 215 FOXFORD DRIVE, CARY.  BURGLARY (TWO COUNTS), THEFT (OVER $500) (TWO COUNTS). --Crystal Lake PD
  
GILBERTO JARA, DOB: 07/04/1978, 405 SOUTH ANN STREET, MARENGO.  AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE (TWO COUNTS). --Marengo PD

GILBERTO JARA, DOB: 07/04/1978, AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE. --Marengo PD
  
NATHAN A. SAGASTUME, DOB: 08/01/1995, 4722 HILLTOP DRIVE, WONDER LAKE.  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, RESISTING A PEACE OFFICER (TWO COUNTS), UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CANNABIS. --McHenry County Sheriff's Office
  
ROBERT M. WORLEY, DOB:  07/03/1992, 34056 PEARL STREET, KIRKLAND.  THEFT, UNLAWFUL SALE OF FIREARMS.  JACQUELYN B. STEPANEK, DOB:  10/19/1991, 34056 PEARL STREET, KIRKLAND.  THEFT, UNLAWFUL DELIVERYOF FIREARMS. --Harvard PD
  
THOMAS J. LOSEY, DOB: 01/14/1979, 1512 22ND STREET, ROCKFORD.  RETAIL THEFT (OVER $300), RETAIL THEFT (SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE) (TWO COUNTS).  AARON R. VANCLEVE,  DOB: 07/18/1991, 317 ELM STREET, ROCKFORD.  RETAIL THEFT (OVER $300), RETAIL THEFT (SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE) (TWO COUNTS), UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. --Crsytal Lake PD

REBEKAH S. NICHOLS, DOB: 04/16/1984, 231 UTEG STREET, CRYSTAL LAKE.  AGGRATED BATTERY, RESISTING A PEACE OFFICER, DOMESTIC BATTERY, UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE WITH THE REPORTING OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (TWO COUNTS). --Crystal Lake PD
  
SEAN M. DAMIANO    , DOB:  06/11/1991, 839 QUEEN ANNE STREET, WOODSTOCK.  UNLAWFUL POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (THREE COUNTS), RETAIL THEFT (THREE COUNTS). --Woodstock PD
  
KYLE M. REAGAN, DOB:  06/27/1982, 271 COUNTRY COMMONS DRIVE #4, TROUT VALLEY.  UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, THEFT. --Cary PD
      
ALONSO T. ALBARRAN-VAZQUEZ, DOB:  05/14/1994, 652 CLOVER ROAD, WAUCONDA.  UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER CANNABIS, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CANNABIS, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. --McHenry PD
      
ROBERT C. MULLER, DOB:  01/17/1982, 498 N. CRESTWOOD AVENUE, MCHENRY.  UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A HYPODERMIC SYRINGE, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. --Lakemoor PD
  
CORINNE CULLEENEY, DOB:  12/09/1959, 12930 VENTURA BOULEVARD #202, STUDIO CITY, CA.  UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CANNABIS, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. --McHenry County Sheriff's Office
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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 against whom a charge is dismissed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record.
Lake in the Hills
February 6
1324 HRS 220 N. RANDALL RD. (MORETTI’S).  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles. Property damage only.
1718 HRS 300 BLOCK OF TECUMSEH TRAIL.  BATTERY.   Male vs. Male. Male, 23 years of age, with an arm injury.  Transported to Sherman Hospital.  FAIL TO FILE.
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

McHenry Board Chairman Calls For More "Primary Jobs"

County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller in his State of the County address this week predicted that McHenry County "for the first time ever" would generate $1 billion in sales this year.  On the surface, that sounds good but Gottemoller warned primary wage earners aged 25 to 44 have left the county 12 times faster than in the rest of Chicago thanks to the housing bust.

"We need to replace construction jobs with more primary jobs,' he said having earlier announced that while housing starts in the county were up 10 percent last year only 3 were outside municipal boundaries.

Gottemoller said the Board's used outsourcing and technology to cut the County's payroll 15 percent but said, "Until we bring back primary jobs and expand the economic base, we will continue to be overtaxed."

"If all we do is cut, we guarantee out future will consist of broken infrastructure and a south of Interstate 80 economy," Gottemoller warned.

What's the answer?  Federal grants was the first thing the Chairman mentioned.  The recently-approved Comprehensive Economic Development Study, he said, qualified McHenry County to receive some.  Gottemoller said regional collaboration with other governments would help, too.  He said a new high-speed fiber optic network to Woodstock would likely draw business but better highway transportation was necessary, too.

"As the improvement continues, we will see new primary jobs in McHenry County," Gottemoller said.  But then he added, "This will not happen tomorrow."

In the pic:  This year's State of  McHenry County address.
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PD's Ready For Superbowl DUI Patrols

Like fans everywhere, area PD's are getting ready for Sunday's epochal Superbowl 50 contest.   OK, not epochal, merely, quinquagintal.  Anyway, half the fun of the game will be folks getting together with their bestest buds a bushel or so of nacho chips, not to mention a convivial beverage to wash 'em down with.  It's the latter that has the cops concerned, especially after the game's over.

"Before choosing to drink, choose your team’s MVP – a sober designated driver," warned this weekend, for instance, Sergeant Eric Decker, Supervisor of the Lake in the Hills Police Department Traffic Unit.  "On Super Bowl Sunday, make it a team effort to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe," he said.

Some people won't get --or heed-- the word, however.  That's why there'll be extra patrols out Sunday.  Most of the PD's would probably do it, anyway, but there's a federal grant program to help pay for extra alcohol enforcement. Superbowl Sunday's one of its specific targets.
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Why It Counts When Some First Responders Get There First

The Huntley Fire Protection District recently honored two Lake in the Hills police officers for saving the life of a man who had a heart attack after he fell down a flight of stairs.  Sgt. Mike Boyce and Officer Chad Riffe were first on the scene in early December only to find a victim not merely unconscious but not breathing as well.  The pair administered CPR and deployed a defibrillator until fire personnel could take over and rush the man who was only in his 30's to the emergency room.

In the pic: Chief Ken Caudle presenting a Huntley Fire Protection District Life Saving Award to LITH Sgt. Mike Boyce and Officer Chad Riffe.
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Gov. Touts Local Government Consolidation Bills

Gov. Bruce Rauner publicized four bills Friday in Naperville he said would help shrink Illinois government and its costs. Three would make it easier to consolidate or abolish townships, one especially for the 19 that are are congruent with a municipality. The other one  would allow consolidation of "duplicative or unnecessary" local units of government via referendum.

"It's about giving power back to the people of Illinois, to the people at the local level in their communities to get power over the cost of government," Rauner said.  "We've got bipartisan agreement on these; let's get them done," said the governor.

Circumstances in Naperville this week somewhat detracted from Rauner's call, however.  Tuesday its city council decided not to wait and OK'ed looking into an intergovernmental agreement with Naperville Township to take over its 21 miles of roads, 16 of which lie within the municipality.  City staff estimated the move could save nearly $800,000 annually.

Highway Commissioner Stan Wojtasiak called the figure dubious but Supervisor Rachel Ossyra said it was worth examining outsourcing.  "This may seem like a small amount of money compared to what the school districts tax, for example, but any decrease in the tax burden and simplification, I think, is a step in the right direction," she said.

In the pic:  Bruce Rauner and Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti in Naperville Friday touting measues to amalgamate local governments.
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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 against whom a charge is dismissed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record.
Lake in the Hills
February 5
1048 HRS 250 N. RANDALL RD. (COSTCO).  DOMESTIC BATTERY.  DIXON, JAMES O., M/B 64 YEARS OF AGE, 521 TERRACE DR., ALGONQUIN.  CHARGES: Two Counts of Domestic Battery, and Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence.  TURNED OVER TO MCHENRY COUNTY JAIL.
1110 HRS 00 BLOCK OF WALNUT GROVE CT.  HARASSMENT BY TELEPHONE.  MADSEN, DIANE M., F/W 48 YEARS OF AGE, 306 E OAK ST., LAKE IN THE HILLS.  CHARGES: Harassment through Electronic Communication.  RELEASED ON BOND.
1721 HRS ALGONQUIN RD. & LAKEWOOD RD.  UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CANNABIS.  MARINO, AUSTIN P., M/W 18 YEARS OF AGE, 10911 WING POINTE DR., HUNTLEY.  CHARGE: Unlawful Possession of Cannabis Between 2.5 grams-10 grams.  RELEASED ON BOND.  ELLEFSON, THOMAS C., M/W 18 YEARS OF AGE, 11345 MIDDLETOWN LN., HUNTLEY.  CHARGES: Unlawful Possession of Cannabis Between 10 Grams-30 Grams, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and One Red Tail Light.  RELEASED ON BOND.
0929 HRS 1500 BLOCK OF WASHINGTON ST.  DOMESTIC BATTERY.  Mother vs. Daughter.  Five priors.  FAIL TO FILE.
1058 HRS 250 N. RANDALL RD. (COSTCO).  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
1217 HRS 200 BLOCK OF INDIAN TRAIL.  SEX ASSAULT.  TURNED OVER TO INVESTIGATIONS.
1241 HRS RANDALL RD. & ALGONQUIN RD.  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Sun City Residents Complain Of Huntley High Overflow Parking

A small group of Sun City residents Thursday asked the Village Board to ban non-resdient parking in their neighborhoods so overflow parkers from Huntley High School won't disrupt their neighborhoods with loud noise, litter, trespassing and property defacement.  Spokesman Gayle Fors said one resident "with white hair who can hardly walk" remonstrated with a boy who told her to "'Shut up you f****** old b****'".

"We don't hate these kids but they can be very vicious," said fellow spokesman Art Grieshaber who said problems with overflow parkers from the high school began "last year."

The parents of one boy banned from parking at HHS for low grades told FEN after the meeting that the kids don't have any other choice.   "There's not enough parking at the school," they said, especially with expansion construction still going on.

"Rest assured we'll get it corrected ... in the near future," Mayor Chuck Sass told the Sun City delegation.  Later Huntley Police Chief Bob Porter said a meeting was already scheduled with Huntley D158 officials about parking problems.  "We will be working closely with them," he said.

Separately, trustees were mostly dissatisfied with a plan to ban through trucks from Downtown Huntley.  There was almost universal agreement that routing semis from Huntley Road onto Kreutzer wasn't a good idea and several trustees weren't sure running them up Ruth Road to Algonquin Road was very safe, either.   Indeed, there wasn't a very strong consensus trucks Downtown were a problem in the first place.  "We're not restricting trucks to make deliveries," observed Sass, so the Board decided to have a showdown vote probably next week.
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Student Threatening To Bring Weapon "Removed" From HHS

Huntley Police are still investigating a Huntley High student overheard Thursday threatening to bring a weapon to school.  "The individual is a juvenile and the case is still under review," HPD Chief Bob Porter told FEN this morning.

Students who overheard the youth reported it to HHS administrators.  "Any type of perceived threat should be reported to a responsible adult," said Porter, "and that's exactly what they did."  Administrators called in HPD who removed the boy from school without incident.  Chief Security Offer Adam Dean said there was never a weapon at school and that "this appears to be an isolated incident.
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Budget Deadlock: First State U. Declares Financial Emergency

All nine of the State's public universities have complained about the impact of Illinois' budget standoff,  but Thursday Chicago State University declared itself in a financial state of emergency warning that it may run out of money by next month. 

Trustees at the predominantly black university on Chicago's South Side also appointed a committee to decide what cuts can be made to keep the school from shutting down.  The committee of administrators will "decide all employment actions, including layoffs, reductions in compensation, terminations and significant position modifications."  Experts said that last might even extend to tenured faculty.

About 30 percent of CSU's budget comes from State funds but public universities in Illinois generally haven't been paid any since last Summer because of the budget stalemate between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the General Assembly.  CSU may not be the only university in emergency for very long, though.  Northeastern Illinois University, also in Chicago, has already said it might not be able to stay open after the Spring semester without an "adequate appropriation" from the State soon.
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Obituaries

Paul J. Accurso, Jr., 68, of Lake in the Hills died unexpectedly Wednesday.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 8 pm at Friedrichs Funeral Home, Mt. Prospect. Visitation will continue Monday from  9:30 until a Funeral Mass at 10:30 at St. Raymond de Penafort Church, Mt. Prospect.

Accurso was born Jan. 3, 1948, in Chicago, the son of the late Paul J., Sr., and Nancy Covelli Accurso.  He is survived by his children,  Anthony and Ashley Accurso, and siblings, Michael (Paula) Accurso, Janice (Scott) Sevon, David (Pamela) Accurso, Jim (Theresa) Accurso, and Suzanne Accurso.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Raymond de Penafort Church, Mt. Prospect.

John A. Bunda, Sr., 69, of Huntley died Saturday in his home.  Visitation will be today from from 9 am until a 10 o'clock Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Church, Huntley.

Bunda was born Nov. 19, 1946, in Chicago the son of John W. and Regina Simkus Bunda.  In March of 1969 he married Margo Dalessandro in Cicero.  He is surviving by his wife and sons, John, Jr., and Jason, bot of Huntley.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
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Lake in the Hills
February 4
0904HRS 101 N. RANDALL RD. (DOMINICK’S).  NO VALID DRIVERS LICENSE.  BAUTISTA, NORMA P., F/W 44 YEARS OF AGE, 10482 HUNTER TRAIL, HUNTLEY.  CHARGES: No Valid Driver’s License, Expired Registration.  RELEASED ON BOND.
0944 HRS 7900 PYOTT RD. (JA FRATE INC.).  FOUND ARTICLE.  Safe located by dumpster.
1048 HRS 1000 BLOCK OF MCPHEE DR.  ACCIDENT. Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
1223 HRS 101 PYOTT RD. (BUCKY’S).  INFORMATION FOR POLICE.  Vehicle was damaged in car wash.
1328 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF PINE ST.  INFORMATION FOR POLICE.  Information on possible child abuse.  TURNED OVER TO THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT.
1427 HRS PYOTT RD. & ALGONQUIN RD.  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
1950 HRS 100 BLOCK OF E. OAK ST.  ATTEMPTED RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY.  Unknown subject attempted to gain access to residence.  TURNED OVER TO INVESTIGATIONS.
Algonquin
February 1
15:22pm A 16 year-old from Algonquin was charged with Retail Theft.  He was taken into custody at APD.  He was Petitioned to the McHenry County Court Services and released to his parent.
February 3
08:02am Sotomayor, Michelle M., 07/04/1992, of 1406 Grandview Ct., Algonquin, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Cannabis, and Speeding.  She was taken into custody at Randall Rd. and Corporate Pkwy.  She was released after posting bond with court dates in Algonquin and McHenry.
15:19pm Scarpelli, Nicholas M., 10/18/1995, of 6169 Providence Dr., Carpentersville, was charged with Speeding 40+ Over the Limit.  He was taken into custody at Boyer Rd. and County Line Rd.  He was released with a notice to Appear in McHenry County.
23:14pm Ranta, Jennifer L., 04/19/1980, of 2215 Clipper Ct., Elgin, was charged with Driving With License Revoked, Suspended Registration and No Insurance.  She was taken into custody at Algonquin Rd. and Crystal Lake Rd. She was released after posting bond, with a court date in McHenry County.
February 4
00:50am Martinez-Alvarez, Consuelo, 07/04/1972, of 6702 Slate Dr., Carpentersville, was charged with No Valid Driver’s License and Speeding.  She was taken into custody at Rt. 62 and Sandbloom.  She was released after posting bond, with a court date in McHenry County.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

D300 Begins Student Internet, Tech Survey

Distsrict 300 began polling students and parents about their access to technology and the Internet Wednesday.  The survey's in aid of District plans to equip every student  in grades one through eight with tablet computers for schoolwork and tests, perhaps as early as next  year.

The survey, located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T2YT5J8 will be the first district-wide assessment to determine the number of computing devices available to students in their homes and to collect data about the number of D300 households that have Internet access.

A robocall message from Superintendent Fred Heid went out to parents Wednesday urging them to take the survey online by 4 pm next Friday.  However, paper-based versions of the survey will be available in each school's main office in both English and Spanish,  too, and they're really the key to the whole exercise.  District Communications Director Anthony McGinn told FEN there's no list of how many students currently lack Internet access.  "We don't have that," he told FEN, "and if anyone does, we don't know where to find it."
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Historical Society To Bring Antique “Roadshow” To Area

Ever wonder how much Grandma’s old serving tray is worth? What about that heirloom oil painting or turn-of-the-century shawl?  The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum will host an Antique Appraisal Day in three weeks in Union.  The cost will be $5 for each object with a maximum of three appraisals per individual, all of it going to the Society, not the appraisers.

There'll be experts on antique art and photos, textiles, china and glass, stamps, dolls, toys, jewelry and Christmas stuff on hand from  1 to 4 pm Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Society's museum.  First-come, first-served walk-ins will be welcome but Society organizers suggest  reserving a a 10-minute slot in advance might be better.  The way to do that is a call to the the museum at 815-923-2267.
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Rauner Hands State Economic Development To Private Non-Profit

Gov. Bruce Rauner Wednesday ordered the State's economic development agency to work with a privately run and funded non-profit corporation to lure new business to Illinois.  Rauner's order puts the Illinois Business and Economic Development Corporation in the lead to make Illinois more competitive for jobs.

"That entity will recruit superstar leaders from the business community whose job is to sell, market, creatively promote and negotiate incentives for the state of Illinois to bring businesses here," Rauner explained at the signing in Chicago.

While improving Illinois' lagging business development sounds like a good thing, Wednesday's move was really another skirmish in the governor's ongoing battle with the Democratic Legislature.   Months ago Rauner pushed a measure to partially privatize the State  Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.  The plan stalled in the General Assembly, however, when House Speaker Michael Madigan inserted inserted a three-year sunset provision.  "The Legislature slipped that into the legislation, so we decided to end those negotiations and now we're taking unilateral action," Rauner said at a signing ceremony in the Loop.

Madigan's spokesman, Steve Brown, was dubious.  "You wonder what kind of fresh loopholes are in this new order and why he ran away from any kind of oversight," Brown said.

Rauner said the State's commerce agency provide plenty of oversight and would have to approve any incentives the new corporation offers.  He estimated donors would chip in "millions" of dollars to the non-profit group.
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Hefty Rates Demanded On CPS Bonds

Chicago Public Schools sold far less debt than it planned to Wednesday and ended up paying a far higher rate than it hoped for to to do even that.  CPS said $725 million in tax-exempt bonds, $150 million less than it planned last wee, will help get the district through the rest of the school year but the debt, but since the District's debt is rated in "junk" territory, the interest rate on most of the bonds will be will be 8.5 percent.

Battered by negative headlines about its solvency, labor troubles and a State takeover threat, only the day before the district announced a round of cutbacks to school budgets totaling $75 million for this fiscal year and said it would stop picking up the bulk of teachers' employee pension contributions.   Ron DeNard, the CPS vice president of finance, said in a statement, "Along with the tough cuts announced yesterday and earlier this year, the sale of these bonds will produce sufficient proceeds to mitigate our cash flow challenges through the end of the fiscal year."

Nevertheless, Gov. Bruce Rauner criticized the sale, saying the district and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel only "kicked the can" down the road again.
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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 against whom a charge is dismissed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record.
Lake in the Hills
February 3
1920 HRS 10 BLOCK OF BARHARBOR CT.  DOMESTIC BATTERY.  DAVIS, DENISE A., F/W 60 YEARS OF AGE, 12 BARHARBOR CT., LAKE IN THE HILLS, CHARGES: Two Counts of Domestic Battery.  TURNED OVER TO MCHENRY COUNTY JAIL.
1951 HRS RAKOW RD. & PYOTT RD.  ACCIDENT/ One vehicle. Property damage only.  DRIVING WITH NO VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE.  JUVENILE, M/W 17 YEARS OF AGE, MCCULLOM LAKE.  CHARGE: Driving with No Valid Driver’s License.  RELEASED TO PARENT.
0937 HRS 100 BLOCK OF CRYSTAL LAKE RD.  DOMESTIC.  Stepfather vs. Stepdaughter.  Verbal only.  No Priors.
0954 HRS LAKEWOOD RD. & ALGONQUIN RD.  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
1140 HRS 4700 BLOCK OF SAGINAW ST.  ACCIDENT.  One vehicle.  Property damage only.
1155 HRS MILLER RD. & RANDALL RD.  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
1651 HRS 700 BLOCK OF MOHICAN TRAIL.  CUSTODY DISPUTE.  Custody dispute between father and son.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Algonquin, C'ville Cede Streets For Longmeadow Parkway Build

The Algonquin Board Tuesday unanimously approved transferring Longmeadow Parkway from Village jurisdiction to to Kane County's.  Two measures were official paperwork, essentially ceding Longmeadow from Randall Road east to White Chapel Lane to Kane for construction of Section A-2 of the greater Longmeadow project across the Fox River to Route 62.

According to the agreement, the new widened Parkway in Algonquin won't be completely outside Algonquin's ambit, however.  After it's built, the Village will still be responsible for pavement maintenance, snow removal and tree planting.

Only one resident spoke against the transfer Tuesday.  Janis Jasper, a regular opponent, said she's still against the project.

Village President John Schmitt complained some Longmeadow opponents are promulgating false information.  "Somebody's spreading some real junk out there," he said citing claims the new speed limit would be 50 mph.  The transfer documents specify a 40 mph limit and Schmitt said, "I'm willing to push for 35."

Similar measures for the Bolz Road section of the cross-river parkway were up before the Carpentersville Board Tuesday.  According to a report there was no opposition there, either.  The construction contract for Section A-1 from Boyer Road east to Randall Road currently awaits Kane County Board approval.  The next Kane Board meeting's Tuesday.

In the pic:  Algonquin's Longmeadow Parkway ceded to Kane County for construction of link from Route 62 to Huntley Road.
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McHenry, Kane Early Voting To Begin On Time

It was a close thing but early voting will start on schedule Thursday at both the Kane and McHenry County clerk's offices.   Jack Cunningham and Mary McClellan had both feared delay because of a certification hangup at the State Board of Elections.

Late Monday, however, the Board resolved objections to the Illinois presidenital candidacies of Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.   "Tomorrow we'll be ready for early voting," McClellan told FEN this morning.  Cunningham made a similar announcment Tuesday.

Early voting by mail or in person will only be available at the appropriate clerk's office in either Geneva and Woodstock and only during normal office hours.  Early voting at satellite locations in both counties won't begin until Feb. 29.

Thanks to recent measures to make voting "easier" there are now so many ways to do it (with differering requirements and deadlines) that it might be simpler for most people to do it the old fasioned way and wait until election day.  Details of all the new rules are located here for Kane County: http://www.co.kane.il.us/COC/  and here for McHenry: https://www.co.mchenry.il.us/county-government/departments-a-i/county-clerk/elections/voter-services
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Comptroller On Spending: Another Day Older And Deeper In Debt

Comptroller Leslie Munger said Tuesday that Illinois, now in its eighth month without a budget, is headed toward a $6.2 billion deficit by the end of the fiscal year in June.  Munger said in the absence of a budget State spending's likely to beat last year's level by $1.2 billion even though it will take in $5 billion less due to the decrease in income tax rates.

"Without a budget, the spending is open-ended and our fiscal path is catastrophic," Munger said in a statement. 

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner wants the Democrat-controlled Legislature to agree to pro-business proposals before he signs off on tax increases. Democratic leaders argue his agenda hurts the middle class.  "We are in a cash crunch," Rauner said Tuesday as he urged lawmakers to pass legislation he said would eliminate repetitive steps in the State's purchase process. 

The governor estimated Illinois a better buying system could save Illinois $514 million a year that could be diverted for colleges and human service programs.  "All of which I as governor would like to fund," he said.  "We don't have the money today and we haven't, frankly, had the money for a long time," said Rauner.
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Obituaries

Marcella B. Kalkowski, 91, of Algonquin died Monday.  Visitation will be Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm at  Willow Funeral Home & Cremation Care,Algonquin, immediately followed by a funeral service.  Interment will be in Las Vegas, NV.   

Duane D. Muehler, 68, of Huntley died Monday.  Funeral services will be private.

Muehler was born Oct. 20, 1947, in Wausau, WI, the son of Gerald and Jeanette Diers Muehler.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy;  children, Todd Muehler, Michael (Jackie) Beckford, Michele (Keith) Wilkinson, Jeanne (Tom) Todd and Tracie Muehler; 14 grandchildren; brother, Darrell (Jeff) Muehler, and sisters, Janice (Eloy) Garza, Jayne Jeschke, and Judy Hawthorne. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael James Muehler, and brother, Dale Muehler.

Memorials may be directed to the Lymphoma Society.

Robert Zymali, 76, of Huntley died Monday.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 6 pm at Morizzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10 am  at St. Anne Catholic Church, Barrington

Zymali was the husband of Diane Bingham Zymali; father of Sheryl (Ian) Rogers and Kimberly (Jon) Prell and grandfather of Alexis, Ashley, Nikki Prell and Ethan Rogers.
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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 against whom a charge is dismissed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record.
Lake in the Hills
February 2
1219 HRS 00 BLOCK OF CROSSVIEW CT. LOST ARTICLE. Complainant reported that their front license plate was missing.  Entered into LEADS.
1726 HRS 200 BLOCK OF INDIAN TRAIL.  ASSIST AMBULANCE.  Male, 58 years of age, difficulty breathing.  Transported to Sherman Hospital.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

D300: New State Science Test On Tap For Spring

D300 Superintendent Fred Heid told the District's Finance Committee Monday that some students will have a third assessment test to take this year besides the controversial new PARC test and the long-standing ACT test.  Heid said the State Board of Education will require 5th, 8th and 10th graders to take a new federally-required test called the Illinois State Science Assessment.

"It's actually been required for five or six years," said Heid.  "I don't know how the State avoided it, but it's coming this Spring."

According to ISBE planning blueprints, the grade schoolers will be tested on Life Sciences, Earth and Space Science, Physical Science and Engineering Design.  The high schoolers will only be tested on Life Sciences and Engineering Design since biology's the only course sophomores are likely to have already finished.

The PARC test is the State's new measure to gauge college readiness.  The ACT was the old one and D300 plans to continue administering it to kids at its own expense because it provides a good baseline to measure whether students in the aggregate are doing better or worse than before.  The State Science Assessment is supposed to measure how well kids are doing at meeting Next Generation Science Standards.  Twenty six states were involved in writing the new science standards but only 15 have agreed to test against them.

Separately, the Finance Commitee began mulling over a new budget for the 2016-17 year.   The biggest increase involves equipping students with $7 million worth of tablet computers, although the draft budget only includes $1.7 million of that amount for next year.  Heid said he'd like to do the full rollout through eighth grade next year but said lesser ones were possible if there isn't enough money.

Chief Financial Officer Susan Harkin implied there might not be.  She said she'd heard through the educational grapevine Friday that, thanks to the budget stalemate, Illinois won't be able to make its State Aid to Schools payments in May.  She estimated that would put a $6 million crimp in D300's finances.
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ALITH Fire District Sets To More Open Houses On Tax Question

The Algonquin Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District this morning announced more public meetings to explain the context for next month's referendum question on approving a new .1 percent property tax for emergency and rescue crews.  The District's already held two backgrounders and plans three more -- next Wednesday, Feb. 23 and March 10.  All will be at 6:30 pm at Station One, District Headquarters and Algonquin and Pyott Roads.

A court decision three years ago requiring Illinois fire districts to get out of the commercial fire alarm business cost the District about $600,000.  The service was ALFPD's only main source for revenue besides property taxes which are now bumping against both levy increase and rate caps thanks to stagnant local home prices. 

ALFPD calculates a new .1 percent tax would cost an extra $66.66 per year for an average $200,000 home.  On that basis, the current average tax bill for the Fire District's about $650.

Update:  Later, the District posted a contextual information page about the referendum question.  It's located here:  http://www.alfpd.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=42
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Rodent Weather Forecast: Early Spring On The Way

Woodstock Willie didn't see his shadow this morning thanks to a strong storm system passing through Northeast Illinois, fortunately, another one with any likely snow to the north.   Non-fur bearing National Weather Service forecasters said rain showers will increase through the morning hours today, with embedded thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon.  Meteorologists said a few light snow showers are expected Wednesday as colder air returns to the area, however.
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Cullerton Puts Two Week Hold On Sending College Bill To Gov.

Senate President John Cullerton Monday announced he'll wait two weeks to send Gov. Bruce Rauner the bill lawmakers passed Thursday to for expanded aid for college students and community colleges.  Cullerton said the delay would allow Rauner time to reconsider his vow to veto the $720 million measure.

"The governor already vetoed funding once and now is threatening to do it again even before we’ve sent the proposal to his desk," Cullerton said in a statement.   "I hope the governor uses the time to rethink his veto announcement. And I hope those who understand the importance of the state’s student aid program will use the time to help convince the governor to do the right thing.”

Rauner spokesman Catherine Kelly told Capitolfax blog,  "We urge the Senate to focus on finding real solutions and vote next week on legislation that would fund MAP grants with a fiscally responsible way to pay for them.”

While Cullerton delayed a showdown over student and school aid, Rauner Monday urged the Senate President to speed up a measure to solve the State's pensions problem.  Rauner announced last month that he'll back a Cullerton plan to give workers a choice in retirement benefits to chip away at Illinois' $111 billion unfunded pension liability.  His office said Monday that "there should be no good policy reason to delay moving the bill."

Cullerton said Rauner was overlooking some practical problems, however.  "With the union opposition and without 100 percent of Republicans on board, it's going to be difficult," Cullerton said.  "Passing a bill is something I've had more experience at than he has," he said.

In the pic:  Senate President John Cullerton
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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 against whom a charge is dismissed, FEN will add a notation here upon submission of a court record.
Lake in the Hills
February 1
1357 HRS RANDALL RD. & MILLER RD.  DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL.  LULOW, AMBER N., F/W 27 YEARS OF AGE, 2570 FAIRFAX LN., LAKE IN THE HILLS.  CHARGE: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a Breath Alcohol Content Greater than .08, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.  RELEASED ON BOND.
0529 HRS RANDALL RD. & POLARIS DR.  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
0932 HRS 100 N. RANDALL RD. (WALGREENS).  ASSIST AMBULANCE.  Male, 63 years of age, having a seizure.  TRANSPORTED TO SHERMAN HOSPITAL.
0919 HRS 3400 BLOCK OF CHADWICK LN.  IDENTITY THEFT.  Complainant’s identity reported stolen.  PENDING INVESTIGATION BY REPORTING OFFICER.
1527 HRS 100 BLOCK OF WANDER WAY.  SUICIDAL SUBJECT.  Male, 71 years of age, attempted suicide.  Transported to Sherman Hospital.
1808 HRS 471 N. RANDALL RD. (PAPA SAVERIO’S).  HIT & RUN.  Complainant’s vehicle struck by an unknown vehicle that left.
1823 HRS 2300 BLOCK OF WEXFORD LN.  IDENTITY THEFT.  Complainant’s credit card was compromised.  TURNED OVER TO THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPT.
Huntley
January 25
A criminal trespass/damage to property report was taken in the 11800 block of Main St.
January 26
A theft report was taken at Huntley High School.  A student reported that her iPod was stolen from her backpack.
Joseph W. Clatch, age 36, of 1921 North Orleans St., McHenry, was arrested for driving while license suspended and display of an expired registration.  Mr. Clatch posted bond and was released with a McHenry County court date of March 4, 2016.
January 27
An identity theft report was taken in the 14100 block of Viola Place.  The victim stated that unauthorized withdrawals were made from her bank account.
January 28
A fraud report was taken in the 8900 block of Disbrow St.  The victim stated that unauthorized withdrawals were made from her bank account.
A retail theft report was taken in the 12000 block of Princeton Dr.  Liquor was reported stolen.
January 29
Shiloh S. Lamb, age 19, of 10614 Carl St., Huntley, was arrested for driving while license suspended and speeding near the intersection of Main St. and Bonnie Brae.  Ms. Lamb was issued a McHenry County court date of February 26, 2016 and was transported to McHenry County jail to await bond.
A 15 year-old boy from Lake in the Hills, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis at Huntley High School.  The juvenile was released to his father and will be petitioned into McHenry County Juvenile Court.
A retail theft report was taken at a store in the 9900 block of Rt. 47.  Liquor was reported stolen.
January 30
A retail theft report was taken at a store in the 13200 block of Village Green.  Liquor was reported stolen.
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