Squire Restaurant owners are honored during village board meeting

By Jude Kaider, Correspondent       Antioch Village Trustees honored Spiro Liarakos and his wife, Fay, during the Feb. 20  regular board meeting.       The Liarakos have been the owner and operators of the Squire Restaurant, 1145 Main St., for 24 years. The family restaurant is slated to close its doors […]


Think spring with a trip to Macy’s flower show

Spend a day rewarding your senses at Macy’s 2012 Flower Show from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, sponsored by McHenry County College’s Trips and Tours Office. Produced annually at the flagship store on State Street, this show features more than two million flowers and exotic topiaries […]


JEPF 19th annual Gala is March 3

The Johnsburg Educational Partnership Foundation (JEPF) 19th annual Gala will be held Saturday, March 3 at The Lakemoor Banquet Hall. This years theme is “Shooting For The Stars: Hollywood Nights.”  Doors open at 6 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’ouevres will be served, and there will be silent and live auctions, […]


Intermediate soap-making class offered

  Create a natural cleanser in the “Intermediate Soap Making II: Super-Fatting Your Soap” workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Civil War Museum. Laura Zielinski will show how to take cold-process soap making to the next level. Give your soap superior moisturizing and emollient qualities […]


Paddock Lake goes green again this spring

By Gail Peckler-Dziki, Correspondent   Circle Saturday, May 19 on your calendar. That’s the third annual Green Expo, to be held at the Paddock Lake Village Hall, 6969 236th Avenue. Area venders that offer green and all natural products will have tables with merchandise and service options out for all […]


Twin Lakes Police Report

Feb. 13 Animal Welfare Check • At 8:24 a.m., an anonymous caller requested that officers check on the welfare of a dog at a residence on Chapel Avenue. The animal has been seen outside all the time in a pen with no shelter. An officer followed up with the owner, […]


Changes to FEMA Silver Lake floodplain map ordinance

By Gail Peckler-Dziki, Correspondent Some Silver Lake residents will receive a notice from mortgage holders that the floodplain status of their property has changed. The Silver Lake Village Board unanimously voted to have village clerk Terry Faber start work on a new FEMA floodplain map ordinance at the regular board […]


Silver Lake explores consolidation of emergency services

By Gail Peckler-Dziki correspondent Several months ago, a committee made up of representatives from the Silver Lake Rescue Squad and Silver Lake Fire Department, residents and village board members began meeting to discuss a possible consolidation of the two emergency services agencies. The Silver Lake Fire Department is owned by […]


Three new home construction permits issued here

By Annette Newcomb, Editor It may not be much, but it could mean everything. Twin Lakes trustees learned Monday night three permits for new single-family home construction were applied for in January. The most expensive project is estimated at a valuation of $315,000; the others are estimated at $120,000 and $100,000 […]


Central parent/teacher conferences set for Thursday

  Central High School will be holding Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, March 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. Conferences will take place in the gym and cafetorium. Student progress reports will be available at that time. Conferences will be on a first come/first serve basis. The Counseling Department will also […]


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