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Caitlin Swieca

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Past articles by Caitlin:

Committee narrows expansion options for Algonquin library

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library’s Board of Trustees will consider two primary options for expansion at its meeting next week after the Facilities Committee narrowed down a list of six upgrade options on Wednesday. → Read More

Lakemoor zoning commission unanimously votes against Route 120 mine plan

LAKEMOOR – The Lakemoor zoning commission gave a unanimous negative recommendation to a plan to reopen a mining site along Route 120 on Tuesday. → Read More

Algonquin to pursue grants for downtown streetscape, bike path construction

ALGONQUIN — The village will pursue grants from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program to help fund elements of possible downtown improvements. → Read More

Contract pending for developer to buy Route 14 property in Cary, Realtor says

CARY – A contract is pending for the purchase of the commercially zoned property owned by the Selcke family at the south side of the intersection of Route 14 and Jandus Cutoff Road. → Read More

Teen hurt after possibly falling out of moving vehicle in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – A teenager was airlifted to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after apparently falling out of a moving vehicle Friday afternoon, a fire official said. → Read More

55-year-old woman airlifted after McHenry motorcycle crash

McHENRY — A 55-year-old woman was airlifted to the hospital after falling off her motorcycle while rounding a curve on Friday evening, a fire official said. → Read More

Purple Heart discovered in Fox Lake given to descendants of fallen World War II soldier

McHENRY – Darren Bohmann has a vague memory from his childhood of asking his father whether any of his relatives had fought in World War II. Without much detail, Bohmann said, his father said one of his great-uncles had served. → Read More

Meyer Material likely to continue mining Cary site, paying fees through at least November

CARY – After its request for a mining extension was denied last month, Meyer Material has indicated it likely will continue to mine and pay associated penalties through at least November, Village Administrator Chris Clark said. → Read More

Cary cuts special service area tax bonds by $2.9M with refinancing

CARY – Residents in the Cambria and Foxford Hills subdivisions will save a collective $2.9 million in their special service area taxes after the village refinanced the associated bonds. → Read More

24-year-old motorcyclist flown from Huntley crash in critical condition

HUNTLEY – A 24-year-old man was airlifted in critical condition to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after his motorcycle crashed into an SUV on Wednesday, a fire official said. → Read More

Cary trustees discuss preliminary design for new Metra warming shelter

CARY – The Committee of the Whole on Tuesday discussed the design of the warming shelter planned as part of a multimillion-dollar upgrade to the village’s Metra station. → Read More

Lake in the Hills mulls zoning changes restricting non-retail businesses

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village’s zoning board will take another look at recent changes to its zoning code that were intended to encourage sales tax-generating uses within the village’s commercial districts. → Read More

Lake in the HIlls officials express excitement over Big R proposed for former Dominick's

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village trustees expressed excitement over a Big R department store proposed for the former Dominick's building as Big R CEO Jerry Gibbs attended Tuesday's Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss plans for the store. → Read More

Lake in the Hills officials excited over Big R proposed in Dominick's former spot

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village trustees expressed excitement over a Big R department store proposed for the former Dominick’s building as Big R CEO Jerry Gibbs attended Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss plans for the store. → Read More

Pedcor's affordable housing project construction in Cary sparks renewed concerns

CARY – Nearly two years after it was initially approved by the previous Village Board, Pedcor Investments’ Garden Place Apartments Complex is taking shape at the intersection of First and Pearl streets. → Read More

Lurie Children's Hospital to bring specialists to Huntley in Centegra partnership

HUNTLEY – The recently announced partnership between Centegra Health System and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago could bring pediatric sub-specialists to McHenry County, Centegra officials said. → Read More

Huntley Park District building outdoor fitness area in Deicke Park

HUNTLEY – The Huntley Park District is building an outdoor fitness area in Deicke Park that it hopes to open by the end of June. → Read More

Some Algonquin Commons stores to become dog-friendly June 1

ALGONQUIN – Algonquin Commons will allow dogs to its outdoor spaces and in 20 of its stores starting June 1, the shopping center announced last week. → Read More

Special-needs students celebrate with buddies at District 155's Life Skills Prom

ALGONQUIN – As a member of her school’s Tiger Buddies program, Crystal Lake Central sophomore Leah Fisher participates in monthly outings with her fellow students. → Read More

Upscale Lake in the Hills sandwich shop gets approval for liquor license

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Village Board recently approved a liquor license for Lucky Penny’s, an upscale sandwich shop with video gaming planned for 421 N. Randall Road. → Read More