Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Waste Pickup Days For Algonquin Begin this Week

Monday marked the Algonquin's official residential refuse, recycling and yard waste collection switchover.   Groot Industries is the Village's provider now instead of Waste Management.  Besides green trucks instead of blue ones, though, the most important change will be when it's "garbage day" for residents.

From now on it will be Thursday for those more or less east of Hanson Road and Friday for those to the west.  Only, because Monday was a holiday, Thursday and Friday will really be on Friday and Saturday this week, according to Village officials.

All the details were supposed to have been sent to each home but in case they got lost in the wad of discount dental offers and real estate broker ads, they're located here, too:  http://www.algonquin.org/egov/documents/1406839950_81343.pdf

The other notable change is the cost of stickers, now $2.85 per from Groot, but the company will accept Waste Management's old stickers until Sept. 19.  For residents with too many of them, there are several ways to get refunds.  They're listed here:  http://www.algonquin.org/eGov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item;id=2737 .  Those who need new Groot stickers, can buy them at:  Algonquin's Village Hall Ganek Municipal Center, Algonquin Liquor, Ace Hardware, Butera Market, Cardinal Liquors, the Algonquin and Dundee Jewels, Joe Caputo & Sons, Meijer, and both Algonquin Walgreens.  Groot sells the stickers online, too. The place for that is:  https://www.groot.com/waste-management-stickers/purchase-stickers.

In the pic:  Click the map to bring up one that's, if necessary, zoomable down to individual homes.  However, remember this week Thursday will be on Friday and Friday will be Saturday because of Labor Day.

THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES

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New Waste Pickup Days For Algonquin Begin this Week
Walk-In Clinic Now Open In Sun City Wellness Center
LITH Free Aviation Expo Set For Saturday At Airport
Audit Reports State Lax On Kids' Health Insurance Eligibility
Police Blotters
New LITH Parks & Rec. Director Due In Two Weeks
Congregational Church Aids Downtown Algonquin Restoration
Deadline Near For Second Property Tax Installment
Quinn Announces Another $100 Million For High Speed Rail Line
Police Blotters
Gov. Confirms Thursday Rt. 31 Bypass Open ("Weather Permitting")
Weather Favors Second Summer Sunset Day, Today Likely Similar
LITH Man Charged With Holding Up Carpentersville Liquor Store
Medical Marijuana Patient Applications To Be Posted Tuesday
McHenry County Indictments
Police Blotters
Nearing Storm Mars LITH Summer Sunset Open For Second Year
Algonquin Neubert Kids Celebrate Summer Reading And Math
Algonquin Lions Tourney Sets New Record
Illinois Rules For Fracking: Finally Friday
Obituaries
Professional Regulation
Police Blotters
Final Randall/Algonquin Road Meeting In LITH Behind Closed Doors
LITH Summer Sunset Braces For Whatever The Weekend Brings
Algonquin Jacobs High School Evacuated Briefly
Quinn, Rauner Trade Familiar Charges At Chicago Forum
Obituaries
Police Blotters
Vallas Predicts "Devastating" Rauner Cuts To D300, 158 Schools
FEN Finally Receives Part Of Zinke Report
Huntley Park District OK's Lightning Alarm, New Athletic Supervisor
Rauner Ag Department Crony Criticism Growing
Police Blotters
Algonquin Western Bypass Open Likely Thursday
Algonquin Plans Reusable Shopping Bag Promotion
Algonquin Man Arrested On Heroin Charges
Quinn IDOT Deputy Quits
Obituaries
Police Blotters

Walk-In Clinic Now Open In Sun City Wellness Center

Huntley Sun City residents now have a Walk-In Clinic available at the active adult community's Wellness Center.   While the clinic opened two weeks ago in Prairie Lodge, even Sun City's Community Association doesn't have any information about it yet on its website.

The Walk-In Clinic is meant to be Centegra Health Systems' convenient-access acute care services location for Sun City.  “Residents had expressed a need for this clinic in the last several years and now this community has improved access to Centegra’s medical care close to home,” said Matt Carlen, vice president of health and wellness at Centegra.

The Walk-In clinic provides diagnosis and treatment, including written prescriptions, for common illnesses like strep throat, bladder infections, pink eye and infections of the ears, nose and throat and will provide common adult vaccinations and treatment of minor wounds, joint sprains and skin conditions, officials said.

The Centegra Walk-In Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 am. to 4:30 pm.  It won't be available when the Wellness Center is open Saturdays nor on Sunday when the whole Center's closed.

LITH Free Aviation Expo Set For Saturday At Airport

Coming up Saturday is Lake in the Hills annual Aviation Expo at 3CK, the FAA official designation for Lake in the Hills Airport. The event allows residents to get up close and personal with the planes and flying people to highlight all the services available at the airport.  That includes aviation maintenance and repairs, flight school, fixed-wing and helicopter pilot training, aircraft rental, aviation fuel sales, avionics repair and installation, hot air ballooning, aviation regulation, and FAA testing.  Entrance is free and the event's scheduled to run from 9 am to 1 pm.

EAA Chapter 790 will offer free airplane rides at the Expo for kids 8 to 17 through the group's Young Eagles Rally program.  They'll be free, too, starting at 9 but ending at Noon.

More info's on LITH's Aviation Expo's available from  Airport Manager, Michael Peranich at 815-479-7960 or 847-960-7500.

Audit Reports State Lax On Kids' Health Insurance Eligibility

A new Auditor General's report released over the Labor Day Weekend found Illinois still hasn't made sure that children enrolled in Illinois’ All Kids health insurance program are eligible for it.  The report said the Department of Human Services didn't check to see if one third of those it was supposed to review could still receive benefits and, according to spot checks, often failed to even verify where kids lived or who they were.

Over 1.6 million Illinois children enrolled in the All Kids program which includes Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program offering low cost or no cost health care coverage to children.  The weekend report looked in particular at the Expanded All Kids program of 85,000 children that whose family income was greater than 200 percent of the federal poverty level or who are undocumented immigrants.

It was the fifth examination of the program by the Auditor General.  "While [State agencies] took some action to address the previous 10 recommendations, 8 of the recommendations are repeated," the report concluded.

“To date, the [Department of Human Services] has flagged and subsequently canceled coverage for 400,000 people that were ineligible,” said spokeswoman Januari Smith in a statement.

“This audit is again, as if we needed any, just more evidence that in the end making sure that the dollars we have to devote to Medicaid and the people who need it are being protected," said Sen. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon, a frequent critic of the state’s Medicaid  system.

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
September 1
1503 HRS 2000 BLOCK OF LITCHFIELD LN.  DOMESTIC BATTERY.  DEFALCO, PERLA,  F/W 40 YEARS OF AGE, 2081 LITCHFIELD LN.,  LAKE IN THE HILLS.  CHARGES: Two Counts of Domestic Battery.  TURNED OVER TO MCHENRY COUNTY JAIL.
0154 HRS 5200 MILLER RD.  (SUNSET PARK).  FOUND ARTICLE.  Found articles at Summer Sunset Festival. Entered into Evidence.
0734 HRS 1300 BLOCK OF CUNAT CT.  INFORMATION FOR POLICE.  Child endangerment. DCFS notified.
1101 HRS PYOTT RD.  & OAK ST.  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles. Property damage only.
1723 HRS 1107 PATTON AVE.  (RICHARD TAYLOR PARK).  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.  Phone was smashed by subject.  PENDING INVESTIGATION BY REPORTING OFFICER.
910 HRS 5000 BLOCK OF WILDSPRING DR.  THREATS.  Neighbor disagreement.  PENDING INVESTIGATION.
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Monday, September 1, 2014

New LITH Parks & Rec. Director Due In Two Weeks

A sheetcake from Jewel is about the best most people can expect at retirement these days but Sunday Lake in the Hills Parks & Recreation Director Trudy Wakeman left her long-time post with a display that lit the sky.  "I'll give the fireworks guy his check [after the Lake in the Hills' Summer Sunset Festival finale]  and then I'm done," she said told FEN last week.

Two months ago Wakeman said she was leaving to relocate to North Carolina with her husband who, likewise, is taking retirement.  There's been no official announcement yet but LITH's already hired her replacement.   Assistant Village Administrator Jennifer Clough confirmed  that Oakbrook Terrace Park District Executive Director Laura Barron has agreed to take over LITH Parks & Rec. in two weeks.

The Oakbrook Terrace Park District covers parts of Villa Park, too, but still encompasses only about one quarter of LITH's population.  Even so, it's operating budget is roughly $2 million for 2014.  LITH's Parks & Recreation Department's three budget funds put together run to about $1.8 million this year.

In the pic:  LITH's incoming Parks & Recreation Director Laura Barron at an Oakbrook Terrace ceremony.

Congregational Church Aids Downtown Algonquin Restoration

When the Algonquin Historic Commission ruled last year that vinyl or aluminum were out of the question to replace the Congregational Church's deteriorating cedar shakes, Pastor Bruce Cope worried it would take months to come up with enough money to match the building's century-old style.  "It took three weeks," he said. "Our members said if the [Algonquin] Downtown is to to remain a vital center of the village then we need to step up and lead the way," Cope said.

The oldest church in Algonquin, the Congregational Church at Washington and Harrison streets has been through a lot.  Originally built in 1867, it was renovated in 1880,  remodeled in 1913, then remodeled again in1931.  The school addition was added in 1958.  Most of the money for the current restoration came from member donations Cope said but some also came from fundraising events and some from sales at the church's Heavenly Attic resale shop nearby on South Main. 

In the pic:  Restoration underway at Algonquin's historic Congregational Church includes not only the siding shingles but also brickwork and repairs to a leaky roof.

Deadline Near For Second Property Tax Installment

For homeowners who didn't mark their calendars, it's time to pay the second installment on property taxes.  For Kane County residents the payment due date's Tuesday.  For McHenry County taxpayers it's Thursday.   Kane County residents can make online payments here:  http://www.co.kane.il.us/TaxAssessment/.  McHenry County residents can do the same thing starting here:  http://www.mchenrytreasurer.org/common/countydpt/treas/default.aspx

Late payment will add 1.5 percent to a property tax bill for the next month, then the penalty becomes progressively steeper.

Quinn Announces Another $100 Million For High Speed Rail Line

Governor Pat Quinn Sunday announced $102 million in construction to  upgrade a key stretch of the  high-speed rail line between Chicago and St. Louis.  The two-year project will reduce travel times between the two cities from five-and-a-half hours to four-and-a-half hours, Quinn said in a written statement.

The new project will build a second set of tracks for about five miles south of Joliet and a new Kankakee River bridge to accommodate the increased capacity.  When the work's finished it will roughly double the mileage on which trains can operate at what Illinois defines as high speed.  Right now they can only run 110 mph on between Dwight and Pontiac, about 20 miles.

With the latest expenditure, the State's committed $358.8 million to the Chicago-St. Louis route.  The total for the project's planned at  $1.7 billion but the rest of it's federally funded.

In the pic:  Gov. Pat Quinn and transportation officials celebrating during a demo speed run two years ago on Illinois' high speed rail line.

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
August 31
0754 HRS 8801 PYOTT RD.  (ALL SAFE SELF STORAGE).  FOUND ARTICLE.  Two beach towels. Entered into Evidence.
1551 HRS 260 N.  RANDALL RD.  (COSTCO GAS).  INJURY ACCIDENT. Two vehicles. Female, 61 years of age, with back pain.  No transport.
1721 HRS 2200 BLOCK OF CLAREMONT LN.  DOMESTIC.  Husband vs. Wife. Verbal only. No priors.
2124 HRS 5200 MILLER RD.  (SUNSET PARK).  ASSIST AMBULANCE.  Male, one year of age, collided with an adult. No transport.
2230 HRS MILLER RD.  & WATERFORD LN.  INJURY ACCIDENT.  Three vehicles.   Male, 46 years of age, cut to finger. Male, 13 years of age, soreness to side. No transport.
2246 HRS 5000 BLOCK OF HAYWARD LN.  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles. Property damage only.
2231 HRS 10 BLOCK OF W.  ACORN LN.  DOMESTIC.  Father vs. Son. Verbal only. No priors.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Gov. Confirms Thursday Rt. 31 Bypass Open ("Weather Permitting")

Governor Pat Quinn Saturday confirmed FEN's report this week that Algonquin's Route 31 Bypass will open to traffic, weather permitting, on Thursday.  “McHenry County residents have waited three years for this day,” Governor Quinn said, although IDOT's website devoted to the project reports the project's official start date was Sept. 4, 2012. 

Over three years ago IDOT contractors were hauling off contaminated soil from the location of the former Toastmaster factory at the foot of the Bypass right of way.  It was about three and a half years ago that other IDOT contractors were hauling off the rubble left after the Toastmaster factory burned down.

In any case, Quinn's press release Saturday advised that after the Bypass opens motorists should still "remain alert over the next few weeks for workers finishing landscaping, cleaning up the work zone and performing other tasks to wrap up the project."

Weather Favors Second Summer Sunset Day, Today Likely Similar

Rain passed through Illinois down around Hoopeston Saturday so Day Two of Lake in the Hills' Summer Sunset Festival, including the annual parade and car show, went off without a hitch.  Today's final edition also looks promising with National Weather Service forecasters calling for mostly sunny skies and a high in the low 80's.  Even by the Fireworks Display at 9:30 pm, another approaching front's only expected to bring partly cloudy skies.

The festival opens again at 11 am today.  The Carnival, beer sales and bags tournament open at Noon while the Kids' Korner opens at 1 pm.  On stage beginning at 5:30 will be tribute band Abba Salute.  Following them at at 7 pm will be cover band Libido Funk performing hits from four decades of rock and roll.

Updates and schedules for LITH's Summer Sunset are located here:  http://www.summersunsetfest.com/

LITH Man Charged With Holding Up Carpentersville Liquor Store

A Lake in the Hills man is scheduled to appear in Kane County Circuit Thursday on charges of armed robbery of a Carpentersville liquor store Tuesday and resisting arrest.  Carpentersville police said 18-year old Tishawn D. Redmond
admitted entering  H&L Liquors in Carpentersville at about 8 pm with a bandanna over his face and pointing a pistol at a clerk to demand money and cigarettes.  Police said they caught Redmond attired in a hoodie and bandanna only minutes later after a short foot chase.  Redmond's being held pending $100,000 bond in Kane County Jail.  He also faces faces misdemeanor domestic battery charges in McHenry County stemming from a June 23 incident in Algonquin.

In the pic:  Tishawn D. Redmond

Medical Marijuana Patient Applications To Be Posted Tuesday

Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program will open a link for patients and caregivers to register to get medical marijuana Tuesday.  Links to applications for dispensary operators and growers went up Friday.  Only people with surnames beginning with the letters A through L will be able to register initially.  The patient application will cost $100 and require fingerprinting.

The applicants will find the process simple after reading 16 pages of  Illinois Department of Public Health "Frequently Asked Questions"  since one of them is a title page and one of them is blank.  The link to the form and the FAQ's will be located here:
http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/mcpp/Pages/default.aspx

That's also the site of links to the forms for dispensers and growers.  The dispensers have to submit an application and four forms, certifications and attestations.  Growers will only need to file an application and a surety bond except the bond form isn't ready yet.

Separately and with little fanfare, Governor Pat Quinn Tuesday signed a bill allowing State Universities to begin growing hemp for research to see what, if anything, hemp is good for in an age of nylon and polyethylene.  Hemp and marijuana plants are technically the same species but the varieties raised for fabric and rope don't contain much dope, at least compared to the recreational kinds.

McHenry County Indictments

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


WESLEY P. STREIT, JR.,  DOB:  12/08/1995, 1125 PATTON AVENUE, LAKE IN THE HILLS.  AGGRAVATED ARSON, CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. --Lake in the Hills PD
  
CHARLES E. HOJNACKI, DOB:  04/23/1979, 650 WEDGEWOOD CIRCLE, LAKE IN THE HILLS.  THEFT. --Lake in the Hills PD

EDWARD C. MARSHALL, DOB:  06/05/1966, 6715 CHILLEMS DRIVE, SPRING GROVE.  CHILD PORNOGRAPHY (THREE COUNTS). --Illinois Attorney General's Office

JOSHUA A. ALONZO, DOB:  03/14/1985, 825 ½ N. SEMINARY AVENUE, WOODSTOCK.  AGGRAVATED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED (SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE). --Woodstock PD
  
JONATHON A. MORGAN,  DOB:  09/18/1984, 1205 BIRCH STREET, LAKE IN THE HILLS.  CHILD PORNOGRAPHY (THREE COUNTS). --McHenry County Sheriff's Office
  
OSVALDO TOVAR, DOB:  07/28/1993, 1547 SILVER LANE  APT 2A, PALATINE.  ROBBERY, THEFT, AGGRAVATED BATTERY. --McHenry PD
  
JUSTIN M. REINIER,  DOB:  08/31/1995, 1608 BROMPTON COURT, CRYSTAL LAKE.  BURGLARY (TWO COUNTS), THEFT (TWO COUNTS). --McHenry PD
  
ERICSSON J. GUMESINDO, DOB: 09/20/1995, 5915 HAMILTON ROAD, WOODSTOCK.  AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT (TWO COUNTS), RESIDENTIAL
BURGLARY.  LUIS QUINTERO,  DOB: 09/20/1995, 5915 HAMILTON ROAD, WOODSTOCK.  THEFT (OVER $500) (TWO COUNTS). --Woodstock PD
  
ANTHONY H. MILBRATZ, DOB:  03/24/1965, 5210 HILLTOP DRIVE, WONDER LAKE.   UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, DOMESTIC BATTERY. --McHenry County Sheriff's Office

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
August 30
0316 HRS 220 N.  RANDALL RD.  (MORETTI’S).  BATTERY.   HAYDYSCH, BRIAN M.,  M/W 33 YEARS OF AGE,  120 ASHTON LN.,  CRYSTAL LAKE.  CHARGES: Two Counts of Battery. RELEASED ON BOND.  PIZZO, MICHAEL S.,  M/W 37 YEARS OF AGE, 1931 PRAIRIE SQUARE APT. 119,  SCHAUMBURG. CHARGE: One Count of Battery.  RELEASED ON BOND.
0845 HRS 1200 BLOCK OF BURR ST.  DOMESTIC.  Ex-Boyfriend vs Ex-Girlfriend. Verbal Only. Two Priors.
1315 HRS 250 N. RANDALL RD. (COSTCO).  INJURY ACCIDENT.  Vehicle vs. Pedestrian. Male, 29 years of age, leg and ankle injury. Transported to Sherman Hospital.
1333 HRS 250 N.  RANDALL RD. (COSTCO).  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.   Complainant’s vehicle was damaged by a male subject who came out of the front of the store. Offender kicked the vehicle twice. PENDING INVESTIGATION BY REPORTING OFFICER.
1503 HRS 5200 MILLER RD.  (SUNSET PARK).  BATTERY.  Woman claimed another woman grabbed her child’s leg.  FAIL TO FILE.
1653 HRS 250 N. RANDALL RD. (COSTCO).  HIT & RUN.  Complainant’s vehicle struck by an unknown vehicle.
1904 HRS 220 N. RANDALL RD. (MORETTI’S).  LOST ARTICLE. Driver’s License.
2129 HRS 5200 MILLER RD.  (SUNSET PARK).  ACCIDENT.  Two vehicles. Property damage only.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Nearing Storm Mars LITH Summer Sunset Open For Second Year

Lake in the Hills' Summer Sunset Festival had a pretty good start Friday until a thunderstorm drifting up from the south forced a suspension of festivities.  It was almost a replay of last year's open when a storm threatened the fest but it reopened afterwards.   Organizers declared an all-clear at about 9:30 pm Friday but by that time there was less than an hour left until the festival's close.

"We spent a lot of money on those lightning detectors," said Fest Co-chair Ray Bogdanowski.  "It they go off, we're going to clear the park."

The early National Weather Service forecast today indicates a chance of isolated showers this morning with any rain in the region this afternoon and evening passing to the south.

Food vendors and the Beer Garden open at 9:30 am this morning.  The Summer Sunset Parade will start at 10.  The Algonquin Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo starts at Noon and will run until 5 pm.  The Carnival opens at Noon, too.  Live performance will begin at 6:30 pm when the Sonic 7 Band performing classic rock from the 70's and 80's will take the stage followed by 70's reincarnators HiFi Superstar rocking from 9 until the fest's 10:30 pm close.  The latest bulletins from Festival organizers and the full fest schedule are located here:  http://www.summersunsetfest.com/index.php

Friday, Crystal Lake runners took the top three spots in the Festival's 5k kickoff run but Algonquin's Charles McCoy and LITH's David Manikowski were only seconds behind them for fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the 340-person field.  Algonquin runner Mary Raclawski was only 20 seconds behind them as the top female finisher.

Full results for Friday's Summer Sunset 5k and 2 mile walk are located here:  http://racetime.info/results/2014-results/2014-results-august/

Algonquin Neubert Kids Celebrate Summer Reading And Math

About 40 Algonquin Neubert Elementary students had an ice-cream social and raffle after school this week to celebrate completing the school's Summer reading and math program.  During vacation the kids read, depending on their grade level, from three to five books from a recommended top 20 list or completed an online match course.  All together 71 children completed the programs this Summer, according to Neubert Principal Darlene Warner.

The point of it all was the help keep the kids from forgetting what they learned last year.  "We know that Summer learning loss is a real issue," Warner said,  "and we want students to maintain their learning, and also to read for enjoyment."

In the pic:  Neubert  literacy teacher Aylin Clashasen helps 5th grade student Jori Petrone build a sundae to celebrate completing the schools summer reading and math program.

Algonquin Lions Tourney Sets New Record

Last week's Algonquin Lions bean bag tournament turned out to be more successful than anyone expected.  The year before the Lions' tourney raised about $5,000 and they'd hoped to do about $1,000 better this year.  After it was all counted up this week, though, last Saturday's event raised $8,000 to benefit the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry and the Lions Ted Spella  Education Award to a graduating D300 senior.  Since 2010 the tourney's tournament raised $25,000 for the pantry and the education award.  More than 90 area businesses supported this year's tournament with sponsorships.

Illinois Rules For Fracking: Finally, Friday

The Illnois Department of Natural Resources tightened chemical disclosure requirements in revised State regulations for fracking oil and gas drilling issued Friday.  The rules still have to be reviewed by the Legislature's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules before they go into effect, though, with a Nov. 15 deadline.

Promoters claim fracking will give the economy Downstate a great shot in the arm.  Opponents fret it might contaminate the drinking water there.

Energy producers and environmentalists both gave the General Assembly a gold star last year for legislation they called a model for compromise on regulating fracking, a drilling process that uses high-pressure water and chemicals to crack open oil or gas-bearing rock underground.   That amity disappeared, however, when IDNR issued draft rules to make the new law work.  Drillers especially didn't like them and still don't.  “From a cursory review, there are concerns that the new rules exceed the scope of the legislation,” said Mark Denzler, chief operating officer of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association.

Environmentalists sounded doubtful, too.  “The agency clearly paid attention to some of the public comments that were out there, but given the technical nature of things, it remains to be seen if those issues are fixed,” said Josh Mogerman, spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

IDNR said it had to wade through more than 43,000 pages of comments before it submitted the final regulations for JCAR's approval.

The old oil fields in Central Illinois are thought to be good candidates for fracking that to recover hydrocarbons left in the ground after ordinary wells ran dry decades ago.

Obituaries

Maria C. Jones, 36, of Lake In The Hills died Thursday at Sherman Hospital. Visitation will be from 3 to 9  pm Monday at the Willow Funeral Home, Algonquin, continuing Tuesday from 10 am until a Funeral Mass at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Algonquin.  Entombment will be in All Saints Cemetery, DesPlaines. 

Jones was born on July 21, 1978, in Park Ridge, the daughter of Rosario and Maria (nee Tenuta) Gaudio. On March 4, 2000, she married Tom Jones.  She is survived by her husband; children,  Savannah, Frank and Madison; sisters, Angela (Alfredo) Calero and Monica (Patrick) Giacomino, and her parents.

Memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, Oklahoma City, OK.

Professional Regulation

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced the following enforcement orders in the month of July.

Michael Jones, Crystal Lake – dental license restored to indefinite probation for a minimum of six months and controlled substance license shall remain in suspended status.

Timothy Bashford, North Barrington – dental license revoked and fined $20,000 for submitting to insurance company while on suspension and failure to produce dental records.

All American Cash Advance, Inc., Carpentersville – Fined $1,000 for the following violation: Lender did not input accurate information into the database to determine if the obligor was eligible for a loan.

All American Cash Advance, Inc., Carpentersville – Fined $6,000 for the following violations: Lender did not input accurate information into the database to determine if the obligor was eligible for a loan. Lender charged more than $15.50 per $100 on the initial principal balance and/or on the principal balances

CNAC East Dundee, Inc., East Dundee – Fined $ 2,000 for the following violation: Licensee did not maintain a positive net worth of a minimum of $30,000.

Cottonwood Financial Illinois, LLC, Elgin – Fined $4,250 for the following violations: Improper simple interest calculations. Lender made a title-secured loan with a scheduled monthly payment exceeding 50% of the obligor’s gross monthly income. Titlesecured lender did not obtain borrower’s most recent income documentation available at the time that the loan was made.

Cottonwood Financial Illinois, LLC, McHenry – Fined $3,000 for the following violations: Lender made a title-secured loan with a scheduled monthly payment exceeding 50% of the obligor’s gross monthly income. Lender did not input accurate information into the database to determine if the obligor was eligible for a loan.

Cottonwood Financial Illinois, LLC, McHenry – Fined $4,000 for the following violations: Lender did not input accurate information into the database to determine if the obligor was eligible for a loan. Lender made and installment payday loan exceeding 22.5% of the obligor’s gross monthly income or Lender made a payday loan exceeding 25% of the obligor’s gross monthly income.

Illinois Title Loans, Inc., Elgin –Fined $2,000 for the following violation: Lender did not obtain any official documentation of the borrower’s income before making a payday or title-secured loan.

Illinois Title Loans, Inc., Elgin – Fined $1,000 for the following violation: Lender made and installment payday loan exceeding 22.5% of the obligor’s gross monthly income or Lender made a payday loan exceeding 25% of the obligor’s gross monthly income.

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
August 29
1532 HRS RANDALL RD.  & VILLAGE RD. DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED/ACCIDENT.  REYES-GUTIERREZ, OSMAN, M/W 36 YEARS OF AGE. 4812 DRIVE IN LN.,  CRYSTAL LAKE. CHARGE: Driving While License Suspended. RELEASED ON BOND. Two vehicles. Property damage only.
0714 HRS 300 BLOCK OF HIAWATHA DR. BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE.  Items taken from unsecured vehicle.  TURNED OVER TO INVESTIGATIONS.
0758 HRS 300 BLOCK OF HIAWATHA DR. BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE.  Items taken from unsecured vehicle. TURNED OVER TO INVESTIGATIONS.
0805 HRS PYOTT RD. & TECUMSEH TRAIL.  ACCIDENT. Two vehicles. Property damage only.
0820 HRS 300 BLOCK OF HIAWATHA DR. CRIMINAL TRESPASS TO MOTOR VEHICLE.  Entry made to unsecured vehicle.  FAIL TO FILE.
0848 HRS 300 BLOCK OF HIAWATHA DR.  BURGLARY.  Mountain bike taken from garage and change taken from unsecured vehicle.  TURNED OVER TO INVESTIGATIONS.
0857 HRS RANDALL RD.  & POLARIS DR.  ACCIDENT. Two vehicles. Property damage only.
1528 HRS RANDALL RD. & ACORN LN.  ACCIDENT. Three vehicles. Property damage only.
1652 HRS 200 BLOCK OF PLUM ST.  DOMESTIC.  Ex-husband vs. Ex-wife. Verbal only. No priors.
2026 HRS 5200 MILLER RD. (SUNSET PARK).  ACCIDENT. Two vehicles. Property damage only.
2123 HRS INDIAN TRAIL & LOCUST DR.  ABANDONED VEHICLE. Vehicle relocated to Whitey’s Towing in Crystal Lake.
2202 HRS 5200 MILLER RD.  (SUNSET PARK).  ASSIST AMBULANCE.  Male, 26 years of age, broken arm.  Transported to Woodstock Hospital.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Final Randall/Algonquin Road Meeting In LITH Behind Closed Doors

Randall Road Improvement planners held a closed meeting in Lake in the Hills Thursday to brief "stakeholders" on Randall/Algonquin roads intersection plans that the McHenry County Board Transportation Committee will see next week.  Members of the public, which is to say, FEN, were barred from attending.

Todd Bright, Vice President at Schaumburg Trans Systems, the company the County Board hired to conduct "outreach" on the Randall project wavered before FEN's argument that, while the Illinois Open Meetings Act allows certain types of meetings to be held behind closed doors it doesn't require them to be.  However, he finally decided FEN had to leave saying, "We have to do what we're told."

Bright and fellow VP Brian Fairwood spent about two and a half hours explaining PowerPoint presentations and talking with officials from Algonquin and Lake in the Hills and owners or representatives of at least half a dozen businesses near the intersection.

During a break, Algonquin Village President John Schmitt said, "This is the same thing they're going to present to the County Board members.  It wouldn't be right if everyone saw it in the newspaper before they did."  When he returned to the meeting Schmitt reportedly urged other attendees not to tell the press about it.  One, representing a shopping center, confirmed afterward, "We talked about that," but that was the only reference any of the businessmen would make to what they saw or what was said.

A small clue to it might lie in the minutes of another closed meeting, however.  That one was held about two weeks ago with the owners of LITH's empty for more than a year Applebee's restaurant location even though there weren't supposed to be any more meetings this month.  Records of the Aug. 12 session were recently added to the Randall Road website.  "Mr. Fairwood showed exhibits for both the [Continuous Flow Intersection] alternative and traditional alternative at the Randall/Algonquin intersection," read the minutes.  "This illustrated that there were similar access impacts with both alternatives."

If that was Trans System's message Thursday, at least one businessman may have already reached a similar conclusion.  According to one source, a Crystal Lake developer told the conclave Thursday he'd be closing that afternoon on the purchase of a Randall Road property between LITH's defunct Dominick's and the AMC theater.

In the pic:  Outsiders were left in the dark when Thursday's final Randall Road "outreach" meeting was held behind closed doors.  They were glass ones, though.

LITH Summer Sunset Braces For Whatever The Weekend Brings

Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival organizers Thursday said they were a set as they could be for a Labor Day Weekend preceded by a week of periodic rain, one in which forecasters expect some more.  In fact, the festival's been relocated to a firmer location in LITH's Sunset Park because of soft ground.

"We did this once before thanks to the weather," said Sunset co-chairman Ray Bogdanowski.  "We've located the carnival on the [Sunset parking lot] pavement and arranged the rest of the festival out around it," he said.

LITH's three-day Sunset Festival starts at 3 pm today but National Weather Service meteorologists this morning said the area will be in the middle of a "juicy airmass" today which might bring brief but potentially "torrential" downpours unless temperatures stay lower than expected.

Classic rock and soul band The Class of '68 will take the Sunset Stage at 6:30 pm, followed by Tom Petty/Johnny Cash cover band Petty Cash at 9.  The rest of the Summer Sunset schedule is located here:  http://www.summersunsetfest.com/schedule.php

Algonquin Jacobs High School Evacuated Briefly

Jacobs students in Algonquin had to evacuate the high school early Thursday afternoon when fire alarms went off but there was no danger according to officials.  It turned out to be not exactly a false alarm but not really a true one either.  Jacobs Principal Ami Engel in a message to parents afterwards said that smoke that was supposed to be contained in a science lab leaked into ducting and triggered an alarm sensor.  The kids were outside for about 15 minutes before the cause of the alarm was tracked down.

"It was a great opportunity to test out our systems in a safe way," said Engel.  Nevertheless, she said Jacobs staff was working to make sure it doesn't get tested that way again.

Quinn, Rauner Trade Familiar Charges At Chicago Forum

With two months still to go until the General Election, Thursday Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner were already casting about for new ways to deliver already established themes: Quinn's that Rauner's a heartless rich guy, Rauner's that Quinn's a bumbling ward heeler.  Quinn and Rauner addressed a Metropolitan Planning Council forum in Chicago, but serially, not together.

Democrat Quinn said Rauner's plan to tax some services will help wealthy people but hurt hardworking families. "This crowd that has more money than King Midas wants to shift more of the tax burden onto everyday people," Quinn said during a news conference after the forum. "We can't have that in Illinois."

The Republican businessman called Quinn's claims to have solved improper political hiring mere window dressing. “He said he was going to reform the patronage at IDOT years ago, and now, as it turns out, patronage hiring under Gov. Quinn has spiked dramatically.” Rauner said.

Separately in the IDOT controversy Thursday, Quinn's deputy in charge of IDOT oversight, who quit unexpectedly this week, turned down  his new job before he even started it.  Crain's Chicago Business reported Sean O'Shea was going to become chief of staff to J.B. Pritzker, a venture capitalist Like Rauner, but decided to bail when his resignation got fouled in the IDOT hiring scandal gears.

Obituaries

Wandalee M. Zemko, 93, of Buffalo Grove, formerly of Huntley, died last Friday at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  Inurnment of her ashes will be at a later date in Oakland Cemetery in Morocco, IN.

Zemko was born on April 24, 1921, the daughter of Fred and Ruth (Flowers) Mashino. On November 11, 1942 she married Robert R. Zemko in Chicago. She is survived by her son, Michael (Beverly) Zemko of Palatine, and grandchildren, Nicole Zemko, Angela (Jaime) Wilson, Andrew Zemko and Amy Zemko.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Richard Lee Zemko, and two brothers, Donald and Condon Mashino.

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
August 27
1720 HRS 300 BLOCK OF PYOTT RD.  BATTERY.  PELTIER, ETHAN,  M/W 24 YEARS OF AGE, 522 WILLOW ST.,  LAKE IN THE HILLS.  CHARGE: Battery.  RELEASED ON BOND.
1655 HRS 700 BLOCK OF WHITE PINE CT. INFORMATION FOR POLICE. Complainant being harassed by ex-boyfriend.
1803 HRS 2700 IMPRESSIONS DR. IDENTITY THEFT. Complaint’s social security number used fraudulently. TURNED OVER TO CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT.
1801 HRS 1216 CRYSTAL LAKE RD.  (RYDER PARK). ASSIST AMBULANCE. Male, nine years of age, allergic reaction. Female, seven years of age, allergic reaction. Female, seven years of age, allergic reaction. Female, three years of age, allergic reaction. No transport.
August 28
0933 HRS RANDALL RD. & ROOSEVELT ST.  WANTED ON WARRANT.  OHM, NICHOLAS V.,  M/W 34 YEARS OF AGE, 518 N. HARRISON ST.  APT B,  ALGONQUIN. CHARGES: Wanted on a Warrant, Kane County Sheriff’s Office for Driving on a Suspended License. Bond: $4,000 @ 10% plus $75 FTA Fee, Driving with No Insurance and Driving While License Suspended.  RELEASED ON BOND.
1959 HRS 300 BLOCK OF PYOTT RD. WANTED ON WARRANT.  SORICH, MATTHEW A.,  M/W 21 YEARS OF AGE, 3 SALFORD CT.,  ALGONQUIN. CHARGES: Wanted on Warrant, McHenry County Sheriff’sOffice for Crimes Against a Person. Bond: $1,500 @ 10%. RELEASED ON BOND.
0145 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF MAPLE ST.  BATTERY Male vs. Male. FAIL TO FILE.
0309 HRS 1100 BLOCK OF MAPLE ST. INFORMATION FOR POLICE.  Contact with a Registered Sex Offender.
1939 HRS 2800 BLOCK OF BRIARCLIFF LN.  DOMESTIC.  Husband vs. Wife and Daughter. No priors.
Algonquin
delayed

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vallas Predicts "Devastating" Rauner Cuts To D300, 158 Schools

Pat Quinn's running mate, Paul Vallas, brought the campaign for governor down to the local level Wednesday, or 866 of them, charging Republican Bruce Rauner's plan to scale the State's income tax back to 3 percent would bring “devastating cuts” to school districts  across Illinois.  Vallas' list for every school district in the state claimed D300 would lose over $22 million per year under it, D158 almost $15 million.

“Disinvesting in education does not improve the business climate. It does not create jobs. It’s not investing in our children’s future. It’s as simple as that,” said Vallas, the former CEO of Chicago’s public schools.  Vallas presented a by-school-district breakdown of cuts he said Rauner’s “Jobs and Growth” agenda would require.  It calls for rolling back Quinn’s temporary tax hike from the current5 percent to its pre-2011 3 percent level.  At the moment, it's scheduled to drop to not 3.75 percent in January.

”The truth is Pat Quinn raised taxes by 67% and still gutted education spending by $500 million,” Rauner spokesman Mike Schrimpf said in a prepared statement. “And ours are real numbers, not like the ones Vallas made up, which he can’t source.”

Since 2009, support for elementary and secondary education has decreased about $700 million overall, according to the Illinois State Board of Education, though spending has increased over the past two years.   Vallas said a 3 percent tax would leave an $8 billion hole in the State budget.  He assumed that would mean a 50 percent cut to schools “unless they stop funding pensions, unless they stop paying bills, unless they totally decimate some of the other discretionary  categories.”

Schrimpf said Vallas' analysis was "from a fantasyland, designed to set up a TV ad.”

Vallas' breakdown for every school district in the state is located here:  http://files.sj-r.com/media/news/quinn_campaign_projection.pdf

FEN Finally Receives Part Of Zinke Report

The McHenry County State's Attorney's Office Wednesday turned over to the First Electric Newspaper files the Second Appellate Court said should be released three months ago in FEN''s Circuit Court case to obtain a secret McHenry County Sheriff's report.

FEN attorney Mary Gardner said the State's Attorney's Office claimed the delay was due to Judge Thomas Meyer's having the only copy of the report in existence.  Meyer's chambers are one floor above the State's Attorney's Office, albeit on the opposite wing of the Judicial Center.

Trial is due to begin next week in FEN's attempt to obtain the report of an internal investigation of Undersheriff Andy Zinke's telling a campaign supporter about a DEA investigation of a marijuana shipment headed to his Crystal Lake warehouse two years ago.  Meyer early this year ordered parts of the file released because they were already publicly available.  The material released Wednesday included Sheriff's Office general orders, a Circuit Court request for a special prosecutor to investigate Zinke and  a press release from State's Attorney Lou Bianchi saying that, at the time, there wasn't any State law against outing the DEA's activity.

Huntley Park District OK's Lightning Alarm, New Athletic Supervisor

The Huntley Park District Board Wednesday approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Village to authorize the lightning warning system installed this summer at the Village's field on Donald Drive being used for soccer games and t-ball.  It took a while to work out the legal language but District Director Thom Palmer said the important thing is that all the Park District's major playing fields are lightning protected now. 

"At the neighborhood parks we're still using the old fashioned system," he said.  "If you see lightning and you hear thunder, you go home."

Separately, Commissioners authorized hiring a full-time athletic supervisor, effective Oct. 1.  "There's a huge interest in programs to organizer under [Athletic Director Jeff Ryder]," observed Commissioner Keith Wold.

Rauner Ag Department Crony Criticism Growing

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner Wednesday said the State's agriculture department was "full of cronyism" and has "folks running things that generally don't have much expertise."  Rauner's criticism was an expansion of last month's attack on Agriculture Director Bob Flider, a former Democratic lawmaker named to the post after he lost a  re-election race for the Illinois House.  Rauner pledged to infuse the department with "farmers and farm experts," if he's elected.

 "The Department of Agriculture has been decimated," Rauner told a farm forum in Bloomington. "A lot of the folks with deep expertise have left and been replaced by folks who have been there for other reasons."  Challenged to name some, Rauner singled out  Shayna Cherry, a former Illinois Department of Transportation employee whose father is an attorney with ties to Democratic political figures.  

Brooke Anderson, a spokeswoman for Quinn's campaign, responded for the Department of Agriculture. She said it was "false and rather sad that Mr. Rauner would attack a young woman staffer who is doing an excellent job for the state of Illinois."

Cherry didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.  A FEN check was unable to determine what position she holds in the State's ag department.  However, before she got whatever it is, she was the head of the Governor's office in Washington, DC, and before that a Confidential Assistant to the USDA's Administrator of Rural Business and Cooperative Services for a couple of years.  

Quinn spoke during a separate time slot in Bloomington and used the forum to tout agricultural achievements under his administration pledging to increase funding for the ag agency.

In the pic:  GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner in Pontiac before Wednesday's farm forum in Bloomington.

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
delayed--FEN schedule conflict

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Algonquin Western Bypass Open Likely Next Thursday

Algonquin's Route 31 Western Bypass, unofficially scheduled to open today, then pushed off to Thursday will be delayed at least another week, according to a mid-morning memo from construction engineers forwarded to people who might be interested.

After two years' work, no ceremony is planned nor any especial notification when it does open.  "They'll just take away the barricades," said one source in the loop but outside the chain of command Tuesday.

Contractor and IDOT personnel armed with clipboards have been combing the project's two mile course from Edgewood Drive to north of Linden Ave. since Monday to make sure everything that was supposed to be done either is done or gets done before the Bypass opens.

Scheduled to to reopen at the same time as the Bypass is Algonquin's Huntington Drive between Main Street and Circle Drive.  Its reconstruction was part of the Bypass construction contract.

Editor's note: This story was updated at Noon to reflect the new open date.

Algonquin Plans Reusable Shopping Bag Promotion

Algonquin Trustees Tuesday gave a broad go-ahead Tuesday to plans for an October "Bring Your Own Bag" promotion among village retailers.  Senior Planner Katie Parkhurst said the event could be "to encourage but not mandate" reusable shopping bags instead of the throw-away--too often into the nearest bush--kind.

Parkhurst said the event was sparked by an Environmental Defenders of McHenry County presentation to the Board two months ago.  Then, activist Cynthia Kanner called for a county-wide ban or extra charge for plastic bags.  The result so far has been a Defenders grant from the private McHenry County Community Foundation for materials to help publicize Algonquin's BYOB event.

Trustee Jim Steigert said he favored reusable bags but had discovered sometimes self-serve checkout arrays sense the weight of a shoppers' reusable bag and have a nervous breakdown until a human being tells them what to do.  "I don't know if they can reprogram the systems," he said.

"I like that it's a voluntary program," said Trustee Debby Sosine.  "I hope the people step up," she said.

Separately the Board gave a first OK to zoning variances for a sort of showroom for therapy animals planned at a business/retail location on South Main Street and for parking for truck and maybe eventually car rental operations at Algonquin Auto Clinic on East Algonquin Road.  The Board also gave first approval to Algonquin's traditional annual bond abatement in which the Village uses other funds to make bond payments instead of property taxes.  This year's abatement will be about 1.4 million.

Algonquin Man Arrested on Heroin Charges

An Algonquin man is scheduled to appear in McHenry County Circuit Court Thursday on drug charges after a weekend arrest in which McHenry county Sheriff's deputies said they found $400 worth of heroin in his car.

Acting on a tip Friday,  they stopped a car driven by 20 year-old Brandon P. Trina at Stonegate Road and Robinwood Drive for a possible traffic violation. Later, police said,  the Crystal Lake PD's drug-sniffer dog indicated narcotics were in the car. Deputies said they found about 2 grams of heroin packaged for resale and hypodermic syringes.

Trina's still in McHenry County Jail awaiting $60,000 bail charged with illegal delivery and possession of heroin and unlawful possession of both syringes and drug paraphernalia.

In the pic: Brandon P. Trina

Quinn IDOT Deputy Quits

Governor Pat Quinn's Deputy Chief of Staff for the Illinois Department of Transportation announced his resignation Tuesday but a governor's spokesman said it had nothing to do with the ongoing patronage scandal at IDOT.   Meanwhile Quinn told reporters in Chicago State agency heads are supposed to follow hiring rules even for job seekers  recommended by his own office.

Quinn spokesman Dave Blanchette said Sean O'Shea, the governor's overseer for IDOT and four other agencies since 2011, will leave Friday to take a job in "the private sector."  He said O'Shea's departure was "in the works for weeks" and unrelated to a June Auditor General's report released Friday which said giving family and friends of powerful politicians IDOT "staff assistant" jobs increased after Quinn became governor.

"All departments have a duty to make sure that they comply with the rules that I've set down and rules that are set in law," Quinn said Tuesday. "I expect that, and I expect accountability."

"This scandal goes straight to the top," countered a governor's candidate Bruce Rauner Campaign statement. "There's no one left to fire except Quinn himself."

Separately Tuesday, Teamsters Union lawyers for 55 of the 58 IDOT staff assistants fired last week complained they're being made scapegoats in the scandal.  Attorney Carl Draper said the Auditor General's report contained “no criticism that these employees were doing anything other than the work that was assigned to them."

Obituaries

Anthony L. Ozzauto, 78 of Huntley, died Tuesday.  Visitation will be Friday from 3 to 9 pm at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home, Huntley.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am  Visitation will continue Saturday from 9 am until a Funeral Mass at 10 at St. Mary Church, Huntley.

Ozzauto was born Jan. 28, 1936,  in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Mary Ozzauto.  On Jan. 17, 1959,  he married Annette D’Amato. He co-founded the original Mr. Beef restaurant.  He is survived by his wife; his children, Tony (Lynda)-Ozzauto, Lisa (Tim) Florer, Laura (Carl) Erickson, Joe (Janet) Ozzauto and Deena (Tom) Zak; his grandchildren, Nicole, Dominick, Nicholas, Anthony, Joey, Jimmy, Olivia and Jessie, and his sisters, Joan (Carl) Bonavolanto and Lucille Raffin (Gerry).  He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Mary Church or a charity of choice.

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
August 26
2252 HRS 200 BLOCK OF INDIAN TRAIL. BATTERY.  BARRETO, ISAEL Q.,  M/W 44 YEARS OF AGE, 5525 ALEXANDRIA DR.,  LAKE IN THE HILLS.  CHARGE: Battery. RELEASED ON BOND.
1015 HRS 200 BLOCK OF INDIAN TRAIL. CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLE.  Scratches found on vehicle.  PENDING INVESTIGATION BY REPORTING OFFICER.
1433 HRS 9625 HALIGUS RD.  (MARLOW MIDDLE SCHOOL).  ASSIST AMBULANCE.  Male, 13 years of age, back injury from falling down stairs.  No transport.
1436 HRS 4500 BLOCK OF HERON DR.  FOUND ARTICLE. Cellphone. Entered into evidence.
1858 HRS CLAYTON MARSH DR.  & LINCOLN ST.  ACCIDENT.  Vehicle damaged by construction barrel.
1919 HRS 4300 BLOCK OF BARHARBOR DR.  INFORMATION FOR POLICE.  Complainant’s tire stolen. Report for insurance.
1100 BLOCK OF BIRCH ST.  DOMESTIC.  Husband vs. Wife. Verbal only. No priors.