Sunday, August 2, 2015

Water Scooter Operator Unhurt After Going Over Algonquin Dam

A personal watercraft operator was uninjured late Saturday afternoon  when his water scooter went over the Algonquin Dam, according to rescuers from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District.  Captain Bill Hough said witnesses told first-arriving crews the craft went over the dam, then continued downstream under its own power.

ALFPD crews and Fox River Waterway McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies said they found the water scooter and its driver, described only as a man in his 60's, at a location about two blocks south on LaFox Drive.  Authorities said they're still investigating whether he meant to go over the dam or if it was an accident.

THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES

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Water Scooter Operator Unhurt After Going Over Algonquin Dam
Delayed Groundbreaking At New Algonquin Senior Living Center
Huntley Resident WWII Vet Among Many Honored In DC This Week
U of I Campus Solar Farm To Begin Construction
Huntley Boy Charged With Sending Indecent Pics To Pals
Latest Huntley Downtown Configuration To Last Through Monday
Huntley Community Radio Fundraiser On Track To Goal
Agencies To Require Breastfeeding Rooms At Airports
Board Chairman:  Road Chief Not On Consolidation Task Force
Comptroller Says No Village Video Poker Funds Without Budget
Huntley, LITH Prepare For National Night Out
State Health Insurance Co-op Only Average Among Money Losers
Advisory Group To Consider McRide Dial-A-Bus Fare Increases
Huntley Downtown Main Street Reopens Two Way
Algonquin Free Summer Concerts Tonight, Twice In August
Governor, Union Extend State Workers' Contract Two More Months
Algonquin Board Smiles On Donut, Mattress Plans -- Posted In Detail
Migrating Algonquin Balloon Mascot Spotted Over Indiana
Huntley Community Radiothon Planned Friday, Saturday
State House Passes Bill To Take A Pass On Lawmaker's Pay Raises
Pace To Extend Scheduled Randall Bus Service Through Algonquin
Huntley Alley Access To Downtown Parking Expected Soon
Huntley Community Bicycle Ride Planned Sunday
Reports:  National Guard, Retirees Might Replace State Works In Strike
Algonquin Fireworks Audience Neglects New Towne Park Lot
Barefoot Hawaiians Beach Show Set For Thursday In LITH
Small Field Enters This Year's Founders Run
State Prisons Hearing Planned Despite Falling Inmate Numbers

Delayed Groundbreaking At New Algonquin Senior Living Center

Although this week's groundbreaking for the Clarendale of Algonquin senior housing facility on Algonquin Road was delayed  two months by the soggy Summer, developers said the project's still on track for completion in about 14 months.    Dave Erickson of Ryan Companies said the 186-unit facility will employ about 200 construction workers to build and create 80 new permanent jobs when it's finished.

Village President John Schmitt said the $40 million facility will be a great addition to the community.  Erickson said there are almost 40,000 seniors in the general area, about 2,500 in Algonquin alone.

In the pic:  Algonquin President John Schmitt explaining what all the ceremonial shovels were for at this week's Clarendale of Algonquin groundbreaking.

Huntley Resident WWII Vet Among Many Honored In DC This Week

Heritage Woods of Huntley resident, Charles Plautz, was one of 88 “Honor Flight Chicago” World War II vets to fly this week to Washington, DC, for a ceremony at the World War II Memorial.   Although advancing in years, there are still an estimated 17,000 veterans of the war living in the Chicago area.

Honor Flight Chicago is a not for profit that provides free trips for vets to the memorial.   Anyone who knows a World War II veteran in the Chicago area, or able to travel to Chicago to board an honor flight, is encouraged to visit honorflightchicago.org or call 773-227-VETS (8387).   Remaining 2015 Honor Flights are scheduled for Sept. 2 and Sept. 30.

In the pic: Huntley resident WWII vet Charles Plautz at Midway Airport after visting the World War II Memorial in DC.

U of I Campus Solar Farm To Begin Construction

Construction of a long-awaited solar farm at the University of Illinois is set to get underway next week and and a campus official says it should be producing power by Christmas.  The 21-acre farm on the south side of the Urbana-Champaign campus will eventually provide 2 percent of its power.

University officials say power from the complex will cost about 50 percent more more than buying electricity from more conventional sources, but the solar farm is part of a plan to help the campus meet renewable energy commitments.  The campus Student Sustainability Committee agreed to cover over $1 million of the $5.3 million campus subsidy with proceeds from a student sustainability fee.

The new solar farm's construction was supposed to begin two years ago but was delayed after a State procurement officer questioned, among other things, the bidding process. The project was eventually cleared to go ahead.

Critics also questioned whether central Illinois is sunny enough for the project to generate enough power.  University officials said other, smaller solar projects on The university has other, smaller renewable energy projects like a rooftop solar facility on the U of I Business Instructional Facility work pretty well.

Obituaries

Kristin Laramie Harris, 38 of Huntley died Friday at her home.  Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8 pm at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home, Huntley.  Visitation will continue Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Union, from 10 am until a funeral service at 11.   Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Harris was born Feb. 16, 1977, the daughter of Michael and Jean (Janek) Laramie.  She married Todd Harris on Feb. 18, 2015 in Punta Canta, Dominican Republic.   She is survived by her husband; sons, Lucas and Mason; parents and brothers, Michael J. Laramie and James (Cari) Laramie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to McHenry County Animal Control and Adoption Center, Crystal Lake.

Geraldine "Gerry" Raymond, 73, of Sun City, Huntley, died Thursday.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 am until a 10 o'clock Funeral Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntley.  Burial will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles

Raymond was born Oct. 15, 1941, in Chicago, the daughter of Michael and Frances (Filipiak) Stopka.  She married Frederick Raymond.  She is survived by her husband; daughter Cindy Raymond; grandson, William ‘Will’ Howell, and sister, Charlotte (Richard) Heuer. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Juliann.

Memorials may be made to JourneyCare Foundation, Barrington, IL

Police Blotter

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
August 1
0111 HRS ALGONQUIN RD. & APACHE TRAIL.  NO VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE.  GARCIA, JONATAN, M/W 20 YEARS OF AGE, 2302 ARROW ST., CARPENTERSVILLE.  CHARGES: No Valid Driver’s License and No Rear Registration Light.  RELEASED ON BOND.
0355 HRS 200 S. RANDALL RD. (HOME DEPOT).  DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL.  SEUBERT, SABRINA, F/W 22 YEARS OF AGE, 206 SCENIC DR., ALGONQUIN.  CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving Without Headlights When Required.  RELEASED ON BOND.
0852 HRS WILLOW ST. & HILLTOP DR.  THEFT.  Stop sign stolen.
1535 HRS RANDALL RD. & MILLER RD.  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
1729 HRS 100 BLOCK OF NORTHLIGHT PASS.  DOMESTIC BATTERY.  Mother vs. Son.  Seven Priors.  UNFOUNDED.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Huntley Boy Charged With Sending Indecent Pics To Pals

A 17 year-old Huntley youth was petitioned into McHenry County Juvenile Court this week for allegedly coercing an underage Lake in the Hills girl into sending him a nude photo and then sharing it with his friends.  LITH Police said the boy, released to the custody of his parents Wednesday, is charged with electronic dissemination of juvenile indecent visual depictions.  Deputy Chief Pat Boulden said that, in the current digital day and age, parents would be well-advised to monitor their children's online activity. 

Latest Huntley Downtown Configuration To Last Through Monday

Huntley officials Friday afternoon announced new Downtown traffic and parking configurations to last at least through Monday.

Main Street from Woodstock to Church will be reduced to one lane again.  Eastbound traffic will proceed east but westbound  traffic will be rerouted around the Square on Coral Street.  Meanwhile, Woodstock Street from Main to Coral will be closed.

This weekend through Monday, the alley behind Main and all parking lots will be open.  Westbound traffic on Main is advised to  use the Church Street access to the alley and lots.  Eastbound Main traffic may use the angled parking spaces in front of shops or the rear parking lots, according to the latest plans.

Huntley Community Radio Fundraiser On Track To Goal

Huntley Community Radio's 24-hour radiothon had raised over $3,000 of its $5,000 goal at the halfway point this morning.  The non-stop event will conclude at 6 pm this evening.

HCR broadcasts at 101.5 on  the FM dial and via streaming Internet audio to help keep the community informed and connected.  A wide range of programming includes hosts from as young as Fifth Grade to as old as the Social Security set and, as a non-profit, depends on the donations of listeners.

In the pic:  First up in HCR's weekend radiothon Friday evening was a somewhat recursive interview with long-time WGN broadcaster Orion Samuelson.

Agencies To Require Breastfeeding Rooms At Airports

Chciago City Council members recommended Friday that lactation rooms be placed in every terminal at Chicago's two major airports, a move that one alderman said could help make it the nation's "most breast-feeding friendly" city.   In May, State lawmakers sent similar legislation to Gov. Bruce Rauner that would require major airports to have breastfeeding rooms by 2017.

In fact, O'Hare just opened a lactation room and Midway already had one, but neither airport has a place for breastfeeding in every terminal.

Illinois Congressman Tammy Duckworth has a federal measure pending in the House that would require large and medium airports to provide lactation rooms.  "It is striking to me that all airports have smoking lounges but only 8 out of 100 have breastfeeding lounges," she said.

Probably not coincidentally, today's the first day of World Breastfeeding Week.

In the pic:  Midway's Mothers' Room

Obituaries

Infant Hazel Rose Earnest, the daughter of Brian and Amy Lovins Earnest died Sunday.  A Memorial visitation will be held this Monday from 5 to 8 pm at the James A. O'Connor Funeral Home, Huntley.

Born July 26, she is survived by her parents; maternal grandparents, Richard and Kathy Lovins;  paternal grandparents, Morris and Carol Earnest; and paternal great grandparents, Al and Roberta Kirchhoff.

Memorials in her name may be directed to The Haven Network or First Congregational Church of Huntley.


Thelma A. Akerberg, 91, of Huntley, died at her home Wednesday.  Funeral services will be private.

Akerberg was born Oct.19, 1923, on a farm on the outskirts of Huntley, the daughter of William H. and Mabel (Kahle) Brunschon.  She married Walter C. Akerberg in 1946.  She is survived by her children, Denis (Sheila) Akerberg of Algonquin, Sandra Steidele of Midlothian, VA, Linda Wolles of St. Charles and Charles "Chuck" Akerberg of Huntley and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband. four brothers and two sisters.

Professional Regulation

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) announced the following enforcement orders in the month of June:

Barrington Roof Doctors, Inc., Barrington – roofing contractor license reprimanded and fined $3,000 based on aiding and assisting unlicensed roofing contractor practice.

America One Acceptance Corporation, Barrington – residential mortgage license revoked and fined $4,500 for failure to properly renew or surrender its license, conducting activities without a current surety bond, and for failure to pay a late audit fee.

Harvard Savings Bank, Harvard -- Consent Order issued and effective June 8, 2015.

Sandra McCabe, Cary – registered nurse license placed in refuse to renew status for having been disciplined in the state of California.

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
July 31
0650 HRS MILLER RD. & RANDALL RD.  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
0652 HRS 400 BLOCK OF HARVEST GATE.  UNWANTED SUBJECT.  Unwanted subject at the residence.
1117 HRS 2200 W. ALGONQUIN RD. (SUPERWASH).  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
1454 HRS 1300 BLOCK OF CUNAT CT.  DOMESTIC BATTERY.  Boyfriend vs. Boyfriend.  No Priors.  FAIL TO FILE.
1537 HRS 2100 W. ALGONQUIN RD. (CASTLE BANK).  IDENTITY THEFT.  Unknown subject accessed complainant’s bank account.  TURNED OVER TO INVESTIGATIONS.
1639 HRS 1500 BLOCK WASHINGTON ST.  IDENTITY THEFT.  Unknown subject accessed complainant’s credit card.  TURNED OVER TO INVESTIGATIONS.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Board Chairman: Road Chief Not On ConsolidationTask Force

Two weeks after McHenry County township road district heads picked Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob Miller to speak for them about township consolidation, there was disagreement Thursday about whether he's been appointed to the County's group studying it.   Consolidation Task Force head Carolyn Schofield said Miller was a member of the group, albeit a non-voting one.  County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller, however, said he wasn't.

"What would be the point of  that?" asked Gottemoller.

Schofield, a County Board member from Crystal Lake, said she thought critics at the Task Force's first meeting July 14 were right when they complained that, while the group included a township supervisor, there weren't any road district chiefs who have their own tax levies and budgets.  "I had asked Joe because I wanted a person to refer questions to from the road commissioners standpoint," she said.  Schofield said Gottemoller agreed, except, "Joe did not want him to be a voting member."

Gottemoller said if the road commissioners wanted Miller, an outspoken critic of township consolidation, to be their spokesman, it was fine with him but it wouldn't change the Task Force's purpose:  to draw up proposed new township maps and write accompanying ballot questions.  "They can make recommendations if they want to," said Gottemoller.  However, "it's up to the overall Board to make the decision [whether to have consolidation referenda]," he said.

"I don't understand why on earth you'd even have a committee if you're just going to take it straight to the County Board," non-Task Force member Miller told FEN this morning.

Even though Schofield and Gottemoller described, at best,  a failure of communication about Miller's status, they both agreed consensus was emerging with regard to at least one proposed merger, a possible melding of tiny Richmond Township with tinier Burton.  The strange-looking, at least to modern eyes, Richmond/Burton division was the recommendation of a three-man commission to turn the County's precincts into townships in 1849.

In the pic:  Highway Commissioner Bob Miller examining a map of his Algonquin Township Road District.

Comptroller Says Village Video Poker Funds Without Budget

An spokesman Thursday said Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger agrees with Governor Bruce Rauner that she can't pay Illinois municipalities their share of video gaming revenue without a new State budget.  Comptroller Public Affairs Director Rich Carter told FEN Munger will still send out checks from gambling receipts through June, though, since the old budget didn't expire until the end of that month.

In practical terms, the State's so far behind making payments for everything that it might not make much difference.  "We should have received May’s Video Gaming funds in mid-July, but have not received them to date," said Algonquin Village Manager Tim Schloneger.

Monday Rauner announced new video gaming founds couldn't be distributed without a budget.   "We looked at the [video gaming enacting] statute," said Carter and it specifically says there has to be an appropriation."  He said the same thing applies to casino gambling revenue but that's a problem for Elgin, not local communities.

Algonquin's budgeted an estimated $50,000 in video gaming revenue this year to the Village's Park Fund for site development, wetland restoration and stream corridor maintenance.  According to State Gaming Board records, its June revenue share is supposed to be $5,654.  Huntley's June check is ought to be $5,432, while Lake in the Hills' should be $7,918.

Village Administrator Jerry Sagona said LITH's video gaming revenue goes into his Village's General Fund which has enough savings in reserve that there won't be a problem if the Republican governor and Democratic legislators agree on a budget in the next few months.  Even so, said Sagona, "I wish we weren't being penalized when we don't even have a dog in this fight."

Huntley, LITH Prepare For National Night Out

Huntley and Lake in the Hills police are preparing for Tuesday's National Night Out campaign to heighten crime prevention and drug awareness.  An HPD announcement asked residents to turn out their outside lights and meet neighbors Aug. 4 while officers drive through subdivisions to chat with residents and attend neighborhood parties.

In Huntley's Sun City, the Neighbors Committee a full evening planned open to the public starting with a 4pm Softball Game at Eakin Field.  At 6pm the “Let's Dance Band” will perform and the Sun City Railroad Club will be running their trains.

Lake in the Hills Police plan to celebrate the Tuesday event next Saturday, Aug. 8, with a Community Cookout from 4 to 7 pm at the Department's Safety Education Center.  The event will include a fire engine, PD station tours, a Flight For Life helicopter visit and free hot dogs.

Algonquin Deputy Chief Jeff Sutrick told FEN Algonquin PD has no special plans for National Night Out t his year  The Village dropped out of the three decades-old program five years ago.

State Health Insurance Co-op Only Average Among Money Losers

Illinois' only nonprofit health insurance co-op lost half as much money as it was supposed to make last year, according to an audit by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department Thursday.  Land of Lincoln Health's claims expenses topped premiums by $7.8 million last year but the loss only put it only mid-pack among the nation's 23 co-ops which, except for one in Maine, were all awash in red ink.

The nonprofits were set up under the national health care overhaul five years ago as alternatives to mega-insurers.  Land of Lincoln's problem, according to Thursday's report was that nobody wanted one.  It only had 3,461 enrollees last year, less than 4 percent of the 94,249 it had expected.  As recently as the spring, the White House touted co-ops as an accomplishment. "In states throughout the country, co-ops have competed effectively with established issuers and attracted significant enrollment," said a report by the president's Domestic Policy Council.

The audit raised questions about whether co-ops will be able to repay $2.4 billion in taxpayer-financed loans that President Barack Obama's overhaul provided to help start them.  "The low enrollments and net losses might limit the ability of some co-ops to repay startup and solvency loans, and to remain viable and sustainable," said the report.

Kelly Crowe, CEO of the National Alliance of State Health CO-OPS, said in a statement that the new report was already outdated.  She said overall enrollment in programs like Land of Lincoln more than doubled this year to over 1 million people. That's "helping many co-ops move closer to their initial goals," she said.

Land of Lincoln Spokesman Janine Sheedy sad enrollment in her co-op was up to 50,000 members and the group was "on the pathway to profitability by 2016."  The number was still only about half of enrollment expected by the end of last year, however.

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
July 30
1726 HRS DEERPATH & WANDER WAY.  DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED.  BERBER-LOPEZ, IRENEO, M/W 51 YEARS OF AGE, 237 HARRISON ST., CARPENTERSVILLE, CHARGES: Driving While License Suspended and FailureTo Signal.  RELEASED ON BOND.
1754 HRS PERSHING AVE. & DECATUR AVE.  POSSESSION OF CANNABIS.  HUDSON, OMAR H., M/B 25 YEARS OF AGE. 9 PERSHING AVE., LAKE IN THE HILLS.  CHARGES: Possession of Cannabis under 2.5 Grams and Failure to Wear a Seatbelt.  RELEASED ON BOND.
1137 HRS 100 BLOCK OF HILLTOP DR.  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.  Complainant’s vehicle was keyed and tires were slashed.  TURNED OVER TO INVESTIGATIONS.
1306 HRS 6000 BLOCK OF LUCERNE LN.  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
1653 HRS 1000 BLOCK OF VIEWPOINT DR.  INFORMATION FOR POLICE.  Complainant’s vehicle had scratches on it.  Report for insurance.
2101 HRS 200 BLOCK OF BRIDLEWOOD CIRCLE.  BATTERY.  Male vs. Male.  No priors.  FAIL TO FILE.
2257 HRS 20 BLOCK OF HILLY LN.  DOMESTIC.  Son vs. Mother.  Three priors.
Algonquin
July 28
06:09am Newberry, Alyssa Yvet, DOB: 08/15/1996, of 431 Edwards Ave., West Dundee, was charged with Speeding and Zero Tolerance.  She was taken into custody at RT 31 and Division St.  She was released after posting bond with a court date in McHenry County.
July 30
08:34am Masuekama, Didier M., DOB: 12/12/1982, of 257 Silver Ct. #10, Elgin, was charged with No Valid DL and Speeding.  He was taken into custody at Main St and Cary-Algonquin Rd.  He was released on an personal bond with a court date in McHenry County.
08:45am Patel, Mehul B., DOB: 01/07/1984, of 430 Tenby Way was charged with Speeding over 40 MPH over the Limit.  He was taken into custody at Square Barn Rd and Whitehall.  He was released after posting bond with a court date in McHenry County.
July 31
01:19am Machaj, Daniel R., DOB: 05/27/1996, of 6 N Meadow Ct., Barrington, was charged with Unlawful Consumption by a minor.  He was taken into custody at 1334 Lowe Dr.  He was released With a Notice to Appear in Algonquin Municipal Court.
02:24am Chambers, Joel A., DOB: 05/08/1987, of 301 Winslow Way, Lake in the Hills, was arrested Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and wanted on two warrants from McHenry County Sheriff for Failure to Appear – DUI and Failure to Appear – Disorderly Conduct.  He was transported to the McHenry County jail to await bond court.
Huntley
July 20
Jerry S. Cierniak, age 45, of 13567 Morgan Way, Huntley, was arrested on four counts of domestic battery at his residence.  Mr. Cierniak was transported to McHenry County jail to await bond call.
An identity theft report was taken in the 10600 block of Charles St.  The victim stated that unknown persons opened up a credit account in his name.
July 21
Radoslaw S. Gogol, age 43, of 746 W. Stonemill Ave., Addison, was arrested on an outstanding DuPage County warrant near the intersection of Rt. 47 and Main St.  Mr. Gogal was transported to McHenry County jail to await transport to DuPage County jail.
A criminal damage to vehicle report was taken in the 10600 block of Potomac Dr.  Two tires were cut.
Marcus Simmons, age 35, of 11368 Timer Dr., Huntley, was arrested for driving while license suspended, display of expired registration and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle near the intersection of Rt. 47 and Algonquin Rd. Mr. Simmons posted bond and was released with a McHenry County court date of August 21, 2015.
July 22
Anthony Castrovillari, age 19, of 2861 Briarcliff Ln., Lake in the Hills, and a 17 year-old girl from Huntley were charged with possession of alcohol by a minor at Ol’ Timers Park.  Both subjects were released with a notice to appear in McHenry County court on August 19, 2015.
A criminal damage to vehicle report was taken in the 10600 block of Carl St.  The rear door was damaged.
A criminal damage to vehicle report was taken in the 10300 block of Ashley St.  The paint on the vehicle was damaged.
Christina L. Lopez, age 35, of 10704 Bayhill Ct., Huntley, was arrested for battery and possession of a controlled substance in the 10700 block of Bayhill Ct.  Ms. Lopez was transported to McHenry County jail to await bond call.
James Joseph White, age 53, of 329 N. Janes Ave, Bolingbrook, was arrested for telephone harassment.  Mr. White was taken into custody at the Cook County District 3 Rolling Meadows court house.  Mr. White posted bond and was released with a McHenry County court date of August 21, 2015.
July 23
A theft report was taken in the 10100 block of Jonamac Ave..  Jewelry was reported stolen from the residence.
A retail theft report was taken at a store in the 11900 block of Kreutzer Rd.  Clothing and toys were reported stolen.
July 25
A criminal damage to property report was taken in the 9400 block of Rainsford Dr.  A garage door was dented.
A theft report was taken in the 10400 block Casselberry South Dr.  A skateboard was stolen out of a residential driveway.
July 26
Robert M. Smith, age 31, of 1403 Indian Ln., Carpentersville, was arrested on an outstanding Kane County warrant for failure to appear in court.  Mr. Smith was transported to McHenry County jail to await bond.
Alexander J. Post, age 22, of 11610 E. Main St., Huntley, was arrested on two counts of domestic battery at his residence.  Mr. Post was transported to McHenry County jail to await bond call.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Advisory Group To Consider McRide Dial-A-Bus Fare Increases

Only five months after the Village of Huntley and Grafton Township joined the Pace and McHenry County Division of Transportation dial-a-ride bus program, a County Board advisory committee Wednesday began to mull whether fares need to contribute more to operating costs.

According to McHenry County Division of Transportation figures, fares only cover 10 percent of the cost of  operations for the McRide program.   McRide provides services to, besides Huntley and Grafton, Crystal Lake, McHenry, Woodstock, Harvard, Marengo, Lakewood, Ringwood and Johnsonburg and Greenwood, McHenry, Dorr and Nunda townships but the money to run it comes from federal grants and one from the McHenry CountySenior Services Commission.   It's budget time at the County Board so lots of programs are coming under extra scrutiny.

PTAC, a 15-member advisory group will look at two possible ways of  increasing money from McRide passengers.  One way would be to find more of them.  The other would be to charge current riders more.  Currently McRide runs weekdays and Saturday.  In Huntley the fare for general public riders is $2 per trip plus $.25 cents per mile after the first five miles.  For Huntley and Grafton seniors and disabled, the far's ony $1 per trip and $.25 per mile after the first five.

PTAC reached no conclusion Wednesday.  Whenever it does it will only be an advisory one which will be forwarded to the County's Transportation Committee.

Huntley Downtown Main Street Reopens Two-Way

Huntley Downtown Main Street reopened to two-way traffic Wednesday through at least Friday, according to Village officials.  Nevertheless, they said, the area will remain a construction zone for the next five weeks.  Likewise Wednesday, Woodstock Street between Coral Street and Main closed to traffic at least through Friday.  Right now the construction work in Huntley's Downtown streets involves installation of new storm sewers.

In the pic:  The latest traffic configuration for Huntley's Downtown.

Algonquin Free Summer Concerts Tonight, Twice In August

Tonight's free Summer Concert Series at Algonquin's Riverfront Park will feature live music from Motown and R&B group R-Gang and food from gourmet food truck the Calle Wagon starting at 7:30 pm.  Two more Summer Concerts are scheduled in August before the series ends. One Aug. 6 will see 80's cover band Jukebox Hero appear along with food purveyor Best Truckin' BBQ.  On Aug. 13, classic rock band Centerfold is scheduled to appear accompanied by gourmet grilled sandwich experts    Toasty Cheese.

In the pic:  R-Gang in concert.

Governor, Union Extend State Workers' Contract Two More Months

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the largest state employee union agreed Wednesday to keep workers on the job for another two months.   However, the governor vetoed a union-supported bill that would prohibit either a strike or lockout and provide for an independent arbitrator to resolve the contract talks.

In an pact inked just a day before an extension of the current labor agreement expires, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union and Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration agreed to stay at the bargaining table at least until Sept. 30.   However, both sides remain far apart on key issues.  In an update about bargaining sent to members last week, AFSCME said the administration wants to freeze wages for the term of the contract and restructure health care benefits.  A Rauner spokesman said the union is asking for an 11.5 percent wage hike over four years and better health benefits.

Hours after the agreement was unveiled, the governor vetoed an AFSCME-backed proposal designed to stop a strike or lockout.  Under the legislation, if an impasse in contract talks were reached, the union and the administration would submit their final offers to an independent arbitrator to choose one or the other.  "This legislation is undemocratic, it is bad for our budget, and it is unconstitutional," Rauner said.

AFSCME Executive Director Roberta Lynch said Rauner's veto "sends a disturbing message about his commitment to reaching fair contract terms with the unions representing public service workers in state government."

Administration officials had contrasting doubts about unions' commitment, though.  Rauner attorney Jason Barclay directed State agency heads to continue planning for a walkout.  "While unions are prohibited from striking under the terms of the latest [extension], you should nonetheless continue all contingency planning activities for the possibility of a strike," he wrote.

The next bargaining session is scheduled for Tuesday.

Obituaries

Leonard J. Mendralla, 87, of Huntley died Tuesday.   Visitation will be Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntley, from 9 am until a 10 o'clock Funeral Mass.  Burial will be at Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton.

Mendralla was born Sept. 14, 1927, the son of Leo and Ann (Siwy) Mendralla.  On Apr. 6, 1975, he married Donna Ahrendt.  He is survived by his wife; children, Susan Anderson, James (Iris) Mendralla, and Mark Mendralla; grandchildren, Michael Anderson, Jessica (Joe) Carney, Jamie (Jeff) Herzig, Brian Mendralla, and Emalyn Mendralla, and brothers, Robert (Carmen) Mendralla and William (Anne) Mendralla.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends are encouraged to say a prayer for him.

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
July 29
1017 HRS ROUTE 62 & MAIN ST.  DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED.  ARISTUD, JENNETTE A., F/W 30 YEARS OF AGE, 316 AMARILLO DR., CARPENTERSVILLE.  CHARGE: Driving While License Suspended.  RELEASED ON BOND.
2332 HRS 3000 BLOCK OF RONAN DR.  ELECTRONIC DISSEMINATION OF JUVENILE INDECENT VISUAL DEPICTIONS.  M/W 17 YEARS OF AGE, HUNTLEY.  CHARGE: Electronic Dissemination of Indecent Visual Depictions.  RELEASED TO PARENT.
1200 HRS 2700 BLOCK OF HILLSBORO LN.  HIT & RUN. Complainant’s vehicle struck and offending vehicle fled.
1945 HRS 1000 BLOCK OF MCPHEE DR.  INFORMATION FOR POLICE.  Items missing from complainant’s vehicle.  Report for insurance.
2209 HRS 600 BLOCK OF LORREE LN.  DOMESTIC BATTERY.  Brother vs. Brother.  No Priors.  UNFOUNDED.
2329 HRS 3000 BLOCK OF MELBOURNE LN.  UNWANTED SUBJECT.  Intoxicated male causing disturbance at a residence.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Algonquin Board Smiles On Donut, Mattress Plans -- Posted In Detail

The Algonquin Village Board gave a new Dunkin Donuts restaurant on the East Side and a Sleep Number mattress store relocation initial approvals Tuesday.  The decisions were the first in which the public had as much inside information as trustees since their backgrounding  packet was posted online.

The proposed 2,000 square foot Dunkin shop would be located to the west of Algonquin's East Side Jewel store on Algonquin Road.  Special permission's required for a drive-thru pickup window.  Developer Asif Rajabali told FEN that while there are other Dunkins in the area, his would be the only one on heavily-traveled Route 62.

The Sleep Number proposal would see the mattress retailer relocate from Algonquin Commons to a new 4,000 square foot building in the Galleria more or less across Randall Road.  A spokesman said Sleep Number's business is so good the current location's too small.

No one took credit for publication of Tuesday's Algonquin Board packet.  The Illinois Open Meetings Law only requires posting meeting agendas but most other villages, school and fire protection districts in the vicinity and McHenry and Kane counties put up the meeting packets, too,  in the interest of "transparency".  Village President John Schmitt said he had no objection.  "We've always gotten high marks [from good government groups] for transparency," he said.

In the pic:  (above) A designer's concept of a somewhat "toned down" Dunkin Donuts restaurant proposed for east Algonquin.  (below) A sketch of a new Galleria store for Algonquin's Sleep Number mattress store.  

Migrating Algonquin Balloon Mascot Spotted Over Indiana

Area residents can stop scanning the skies for Mickey the Molar, the balloon mascot who escaped Founders' Day's kids' games sponsor All Smiles Dental Friday.   According to a report Tuesday, the 12-foot tall helium balloon was spotted drifting over Valparaiso, IN, the day before headed southeast.   At that rate, Mickey's headed for a probable touchdown -- thermal uplift's an "x" factor -- somewhere south of Cincinnati next week(ish).

In the pic:  Mickey the Molar balloon heading for the wild blue yonder after slipping his tether at Algonquin's Founders' Days celebration Friday.

Huntley Community Radiothon Planned Friday, Saturday

Coming up Friday and Saturday is another Huntley Community Radio celebration of non-stop talking and sleep deprivation, a 24 hour radiothon hosted by Sir William and The Duchess from HCR's more or less eponymous 2 Dudes & The Duchess radio show. The fundraiser to support Huntley's low-power Community Radio station at 101.5 FM will begin at 6:30 pm Friday with a chat with local resident, WGN Radio's Orion Samuelson.  It's scheduled to end Saturday with a 4:30 to 6 pm appearance by Jim and Justin from Modern Day Romeos, headliners at the upcoming Huntley Fall Fest.  Lots of other guests at scheduled in between but the list isn't final since "more guests are being added each day."

State House Passes Bill To Take A Pass On Lawmakers' Pay Raises

The Illinois House moved to dump an automatic pay increase for lawmakers Tuesday, saying accepting a 2 percent raise looks bad during the ongoing budget stalemate.   The proposal which has become a favorite target of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner heads to the Senate for action next week.

The House vote was  a 101-1 to reject the raises which boost their $67,836 base salary by more than $1,300. The increases were the first in seven years.  "The number one issue facing our state is the budget deficit," said state Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg. "We need to take sensible steps to closing the budget deficit and letting a pay raise go into effect for state lawmakers is not a responsible thing to do."

However, State Rep. Robert Martwick, D-Chicago, said the turndown would be mostly symbolic since it would only save $236,950 in a budget that is at least $4 billion out of balance.  "Realistically speaking, this does nothing to solve our problems," he said.

“It is absolutely outrageous that we could be in a position that members of the General Assembly are getting a pay increase while social service agencies don’t know how they’re going to get funded,” said sponsor local State Rep. David McSweeney. “We should be in session around-the-clock to adopt a budget.”

In the pic:  Cancel the raise bill-sponsor David McSweeney in Algonquin's Founders' Days Parade this weekend.

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
July 28
1234 HRS 500 BLOCK OF JENNINGS DR.  WANTED ON WARRANT.   MONTALTO, STEVE C., M/W 52 YEARS OF AGE, 7 WRIGHT DR., LAKE IN THE HILLS.  CHARGES: Wanted on Warrant: Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin: Embezzled Business Property. $10,000.  TURNED OVER TO MCHENRY COUNTY JAIL.
0246 HRS 0 BLOCK OF MARGATE CT.  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.   Complainant’s vehicle window was damaged.  TURNED OVER TO INVESTIGATIONS.
1108 HRS 1300 BLOCK OF CUNAT CT.  IDENTITY THEFT.  Unlawful use of a credit card.
1130 HRS HALIGUS RD. & REED RD.  THEFT. Two traffic counters and protective mats were stolen. Items valued at around $1,900.
1330 HRS 500 BLOCK OF WILLOW ST.  IDENTITY THEFT.  A false PayPal account was set up in the complainant’s name.
1339 HRS 10 BLOCK OF PHEASANT TRAIL.  DOMESTIC BATTERY.  Boyfriend vs. Girlfriend.  No priors.  FAIL TO FILE
1434 HRS 5400 BLOCK OF CROSSVIEW DR.  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
1602 HRS WILLOW ST. & GRACE ST.  ASSIST OTHER POLICE AGENCY.   Assisted McHenry County Conservation District with an ambulance call. Male, 8 years of age, stung by a bee.  No transport.
1800 HRS 1300 BLOCK OF CUNAT CT.  ASSIST AMBULANCE.   Female, 49 years of age, with an infection.  Transported to Good Shepherd Hospital.
1809 HRS 300 BLOCK OF TECUMSEH TRAIL.  COMPUTER/INTERNET COMPLAINT.  Complainant’s Facebook account was hacked.  PENDING INVESTIGATION BY REPORTING OFFICER.
1837 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF BURR ST.  BATTERY.  Subjects entered the home and battered a female and male subject.  PENDING INVESTIGATION BY REPORTING OFFICER.
2305 HRS 10 BLOCK OF E. ACORN LN. INFORMATION FOR POLICE.  Check for well being on a family member.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pace To Extend Scheduled Randall Bus Service Through Algonquin

McHenry County officials confirmed Monday that the Pace suburban bus service will extend a scheduled route from Elgin up Randall Road to Crystal Lake with at least one stop in Algonquin.   Further details won't be announced until next week but, according to sources, service could begin before Labor Day.

"This will be McHenry County's first real fixed bus route," McHenry County Division of Transportation Senior Planner Scott Hennings told FEN Monday.  Currently Pace only provides weekday rush hour service on two routes from Crystal Lake to Fox Lake and Harvard and one from Woodstock to McHenry.   With McDOT Pace also provides dial-a-ride bus service but only with 24 hours advance scheduling.

The new service will exend Pace's weekday 550 bus route that runs from Elgin's Highland Ave. bus center near the Metra Milwauukee West station to Randall Road south of Sherman Hospital, then north to the Northewest Corporate Park just past the I-90 Tollway.   Plans to extend the route to Crystal Lake's Metra Union Pacific West station have been on the drawing board for at least two years but but never before with any definite date.  "This is about as sure a thing as Pace has ever given us," said Hennings.

"It's been a long time coming," said McHenry County Board Transportation Commitee Chariman Anna May Miller.  She said Pace planners will unveil details of the bus service extension to the Transpo Commitee at its meeting next Wednedsay.

Huntley Alley Access To Downtown Parking Expected Soon

Huntley Village officials said they planned for the alley behind Strode's furniture and the Village Inn restaurant to reopen to traffic today.  However, concrete aprons behind Parkside Pub had yet to be poured this morning so that may not happen on schedule.  When the alley does reopen it will allow shoppers to slip into the expanded municipal parking lots from south Church Street instead of navigate through Main Street construction out front.

Storm sewer work on Main Street will continue this week so westbound traffic will still be rerouted onto Coral with only the eastbound lane open on Main.  Construction in Huntley's Downtown area isn't expected to be finished until this Fall.

Huntley Community Bicycle Ride Planned Sunday

Huntley PD's bicycle patrollers will lead a community-wide bike ride on Sunday for village kids of all ages.  The 13 mile-ride will touch eight of Huntley parks starting at 2 pm at Parisek Park across from the PD and Municipal Center. “Join In” stations will be at Tomaso Park (Talamore ) and Weiss Park (Southwind), however.  The expected two-hour two-wheeled sojourn will wind up with a cookout back at Parisek.  There's one important rule, though:  riders will need to have a helmet and they'll need to wear it.

Registration forms for the ride are located here:  http://www.huntley.il.us/documents/BikeHuntleyWebsite.7.20.15.REV.pdf

Questions go to bread@huntley.il.us or 847-515-5262.

In the pic:  Huntley's bicycle patrolmen can do stuff on bikes most folks probably shouldn't.

Reports: National Guard, Retirees Might Replace State Workers In Strike

As a one-month contract extension nears expiration Friday, Governor Bruce Rauner's administration appears to be planning what to do if State union workers walk off the job.  Monday Lee Enterprises newspapers reported a union letter that warned Rauner would call out the Illinois National Guard.  It followed a Sunday report the administration's been contacting retirees about returning to work.

AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall admitted his union hasn't yet confirmed the National Guard tactic.  "We felt the responsibility to make our members aware, even though we've been unable to conclusively prove it," Lindall said.  However, Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly did not deny a Guard deployment is under consideration.  "We are actively pursuing all options to continue important state services in the event that AFSCME chooses to strike," she said.

Better documented is a plan to put retirees back to work.   The Springfield State Journal-Register confirmed that retirees had been contacted about returning on short-term contracts to work in various state agencies if workers walk out.  The newspaper said the administration's been calling retirees to see if they'd help out in the event of a strike.

Lindall said it proves the governor wants as showdown.  "It echoes his repeated threats on the campaign trail to shut down state government and the public services it provides in order to strip the rights of public service workers and drive down their middle-class standards of living,"  he said.

Obituaries

Debra Susan Smith, 58, of Algonquin died Sunday.  Visitation will be from 2 to 8 pm Wednesday at Willow Funeral Home, Algonquin.   A funeral service will be at 11 am Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Algonquin.  Cremation will be private.

Smith was born March 24, 1957, the daughter of  Chester and Barbara Bartnik.  She married Ralph Smith on Oct. 2, 1976.  She is survived by her husband; sons, Brett, Adam and Michael; grandchildren, Meghan and Charlie Smith and Leelah Smith;  brother, Bill (Sandy) Bartnik, and sisters, Judy Harris, Patty (Paul) Bergstrom and Sue (Larry) Steinkraus. She was preceded in death by her parents.


John T. Kissane, Sr., 74 of Huntley, died Saturday following a lengthy illness.  Visitation will be Saturday from 2:30 pm. until a funeral service at 6 at DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, Huntley.

Kissane was born Dec. 27, 1940, in Chicago, the son of David and Mary (O’Connell) Kissane.  He married Alice F. Riordan on June 6, 1964. Aft her her death, he married Donna M. Lydon on Feb. 28, 1999.

He is survived by his wife; children, Alicia (Tim) Malec, John T. Kissane, Jr., and Aileen (Dave) Haslett; stepchildren, Marty Richling, Tony (Laura) Richling, Cyndi (Mark) Botoske and Eileen (Jim) Krutsch; grandchildren, Jack, Denny, Patrick, Mikey, Erin, Kerry, Marty (Kaylynn), Ashley, Raymund, Kailah, Trevor, Joe, Colleen, Sharon, Stephen and Joshua, and his sister, Mary Lowery. Besides his first wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, David.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Feed My Starving Children.

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
July 27
1242 HRS 1070 W. ALGONQUIN RD. (HANDLE WITH CARE CAR WASH).  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
1346 HRS 500 BLOCK OF AUTUMN RIDGE RD.  DOMESTIC BATTERY.  Boyfriend vs. girlfriend.  No priors.   FAIL TO FILE.
1611 HRS VIRGINIA RD. & ROUTE 31.  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
1705 HRS 1115 CRYSTAL LAKE RD. (LITH PD).  DECEPTION.  Complainant’s credit card was unlawfully used at local businesses.
1955 HRS RANDALL RD. & ALGONQUIN RD.  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles.  Property damage only.
Algonquin
July 24
17:57pm Wilbrandt, Courtney E., DOB: 09/16/1996, of 614 Raffle Rd., Woodstock, was charged with Retail Theft.  She was taken into custody at 734 S. Randall Rd.  She was released With a Notice to Appear in Algonquin Municipal Court.
July 25
01:19am Kielbasa, Bruce D., DOB: 04/08/1970, of 170 Wildwood Dr. was charged with Domestic Battery.  He was taken into custody at the same location and transported to the McHenry County Jail to await bond court.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Algonquin Fireworks Audience Neglects New Towne Park Lot

A large crowd packed into Algonquin's Cornish Park Sunday evening to watch the Fireworks Display climaxing the 55th edition of the village's Founders' Days Celebration.   Parking spaces in a five-block radius were crammed full with one notable exception.  Algonquin's new Towne Park parking lot only four blocks away was largely empty.  Only about 25 of the 110 new parking spaces at the end of Washington Street were occupied.

"I think it shows either that people don't know about the new lot or they don't want to walk two blocks," said Village President John Schmitt this morning.  He favors the former, if only because the Village can do something about it.  "We can put some signs up very quickly," he said, "because we make our own signs."

A not unintentional byproduct of the Route 31 Western Bypass, the new Towne Park Parking Lot curves west and south of St. John's School occupying portions of the former Toasmaster factory site and a bit of Towne Park before the Bypass was built.  The lot's free and officially opened almost two months ago. 

In the pic:  (above) Parking was at a premium as spectators crowded Algonquin's Cornish Park for Sunday's Fireworks Display.  (below)  However, Towne Park's new Washington Street parking lot had plenty of easily accessible spaces.

Barefoot Hawaiians Beach Show Set For Thursday In LITH

Thursday's the day for LITH's annual performance of the Barefoot Hawaiian Beach Show at Indian Trail Beach.   The  authentic Polynesian-style troupe will perform dances of love, war and propitiation of whatever gods need buttering up from various South Pacific cultures.  The free show's planned to start at the beach at 7:00pm but LITH Parks and Recreation has a shuttle service laid on both to Indian Trail and back from LITH PD's Safety Education Center on Crystal Lake Road starting at 6:30.

Small Field Enters This Year's Founders Run

Turnout was light for this year's Founders Run 5K/10K Walk/Run Sunday from Algonquin Lakes Elementary.  The field only included about 60 walkers and runners.  A Rocoe runner was the top finisher in the 5K but Algonquin's Kevin Christian came in second.  Deena Snell from Huntley was  the top female 5K runner, seventh overall.  In the 10K a Hanover Park man was first over the line but Algonquin runners John Burley and Jeff Mayoras were third and fourth.  A Crystal Lake woman was fifth overall but second place among female runners went to  Huntley's Kathleen Yerke.

Full results for Sunday's Founders' Run are located here:  http://www.racetime.info/results/2015-results/2015-07-results/

State Prisons Hearing Planned Despite Falling Inmate Numbers

The Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform will hold a public hearing in Chicago today seeking comment from advocates, policy specialists and people with criminal records.  New state data shows that the number of people in State prisons is falling but facilities remain overcrowded.

According to the most recent report in May, the population of men and women behind bars has dropped to a level not seen in five years.  The latest tally showed 47,483 inmates in custody, a 3.7 percent decrease from the January 2013 peak of 49,321 inmates.  Nevertheless, inmates remain jam-packed since the State's prison system was only designed to house 32,000 prisoners.  Gov. Bruce Rauner's asked the committee to study how to reduce the Illinois prison population by 25 percent over the next decade.

"A reduced prison population not only saves taxpayer dollars but it also promotes a safer prison environment and builds opportunity for stronger communities," Corrections spokeswoman Nicole Wilson said.

Officials said part of the the drop in prisoners comes from to a program enacted under former Gov. Pat Quinn that awards inmates for good behavior.  However, more of it seems to be due to county judges sending far fewer people to State prison in the first place.  In 2009, for example, the department processed 27,400 inmates into the prison system.  Last year the number was only 19,600.

Obituaries

Constance A. Franz, 72, of Huntley died Friday at JourneyCare in Woodstock.  Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 pm at the James A. O'Connor Funeral Home, Huntley.  Visitation will continue there Friday from 10 am until an 11 o'clock funeral service.am service.

Franz was born July 2, 1943, in Aberdeen, SD, the daughter of Harry and Helen (Nelson) Pendroy. On May 13, 1962 she married Delvin Franz.  She is survived by her husband; children, Sherry Franz-Perko, Cassandra (Rick) Stutesman, Judean (Fred) Becker; grandchildren, Brenda and Carly Becker, Taylor and Jordan Perko, and brothers and sisters, Roger (Jeannie) Pendroy, Tony Pendroy, Sandra (Cliff) Reirich, Susan (Michael) Vickers and Wendy (Dick) Neitzel.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to JourneyCare Hospice or St. Judes.

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
July 26
0417 HRS RAKOW RD. & VIRGINIA RD.  DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL.  KARADI, DANIEL A.,  M/W 22 YEARS OF AGE, 375 WILLOW ST., WAUCONDA.  CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Over .08 and Improper Lane Usage.  RELEASED ON BOND.
1619 HRS 311 N. RANDALL RD. (AMC THEATER).  WANTED ON WARRANT.  VALLADREZ, DALIO, M/W 40 YEARS OF AGE, 3060 S.,  MCHENRY AVE., CRYSTAL LAKE.  CHARGES: Wanted on Warrant, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Failure to Appear for Driving While License Suspended.  Bond: $7,000 @ 10%. Wanted on Warrant, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Contempt of Court.  Bond: $500 Full Cash.  Driving While License Suspended and Driving a Vehicle While Operating a Telecommunication Device.  RELEASED ON BOND.
2101 HRS 2126 ALGONQUIN RD. (LOTTERY MART).  DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED.  BUTTRUM, DERRICK, M/W 26 YEARS OF AGE, 44W251 ST. ROUTE 20, HAMPSHIRE.  CHARGES: Driving While License Suspended and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Headlights.  RELEASED ON BOND.
0131 HR 1100 BLOCK OF HEARTLAND GATE.  DOMESTIC.  Girlfriend vs. Boyfriend.  Verbal Only.  Ten Priors.
0213 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF PINE ST.  DOMESTIC BATTERY.  Husband vs. Wife.  No Priors.  FAIL TO FILE.
1225 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF HEARTLAND GATE.   LOST ARTICLE.  A passport.
1308 HRS 2800 BLOCK OF BRISBANE DR.  FOUND ARTICLE.  A cellphone.  TURNED OVER TO INVESTIGATIONS.
2335 HRS GRAFTON FARM DR. & CLAREMONT LN.  CRIMINAL DEFACEMENT.  A stop sign was spray painted.  TURNED OVER TO INVESTIGATIONS.