Water damage to Brion Jackson's home in Algonquin, after lightning struck the roof, sparking a fire. Part of the ceiling was ripped out to make sure the flames did not rekindle. (Credit: CBS)

Lightning Strike Sparks Fire In Algonquin

CHICAGO (CBS) — An Algonquin family was rocked from their sleep when a lightning bolt struck their house, and started a fire early Thursday morning. The homeowner said it’s fortunate no one was hurt, as […]


Jennifer Ullery. (Credit: Algonquin Police)

Mom Who Shot TV Cooperating With DCFS; Kids Won’t Be Removed From Home

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says the Algonquin mother accused of shooting her flat-screen TV will get to keep her three children.


Algonquin Water Rescue

Boat Nearly Plunges Over Dam Across Fox River

Rescue crews had to help a man and woman in a pontoon boat from going over the Algonquin Dam on the Fox River on Thursday afternoon, because a cable normally blocking boats from passing under the Route 62 bridge has not been in place for months.


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Students Might Miss Graduation Over Slip And Slide Prank

School officials said the students dumped several gallons of water, baby oil, dish soap, and laundry soap throughout an upstairs hallway at Harry Jacobs High School on Thursday.



6 Kids Hurt After ‘Bouncy House’ Tips Over At Alongquin School

Six elementary students were taken to hospitals as a precautionary measure after the inflatable playground equipment they were enjoying at a northwest suburban school tipped over Thursday afternoon.


The 4,000 square foot classic arcade, at 2719 W. Algonquin Road, houses about 60 machines grouped according to category.

Algonquin Arcade Removes Violent Games

No Limit Arcade is making some changes as a result of the Newtown shootings.


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Starbuck’s Howls, Forces ‘Starbarks’ Dog Company To Change Name

An Algonquin woman thought she had the perfect name for her business. But then along came a certain coffee giant from Seattle.


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NW Suburban Home Badly Damaged In Fire

A home in Algonquin was badly damaged in a fire Saturday evening that brought fire personnel from six northwest suburban departments to the scene.


The 4,000 square foot classic arcade, at 2719 W. Algonquin Road, houses about 60 machines grouped according to category. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Classic Algonquin Arcade

Want to play Pac Man, Asteroids or Donkey Kong? If you said yes, you might have been a gamer back in the 1980s.



Algonquin Man Indicted On Child Porn Charges

A northwest suburban Algonquin man is one of two men indicted Wednesday on charges of transporting child pornography.


Evan Jager

Algonquin Cheers On Its Hometown Olympian Despite Defeat

Runner Evan Jager finished sixth in the final of the Men’s Steeplechase on Sunday, but that hardly fazed the nearly 200 or more supporters who gathered at a local restaurant to watch the Algonquin-native compete for his first Olympic medal.


Christina Loukas of the United States competes in the Women's 3m Springboard Diving Preliminary Round on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 3, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Loukas, Jager Go for Gold Sunday at Olympics

Christina Loukas knows she has work to do Sunday in the finals of the Women’s 3-meter springboard competition in London.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2012

Illinois Athletes Advance Or Fall Short At London Olympics

Evan Jager earned a spot in the Men’s Steeplechase Finals after finishing second in the Track & Field qualifying heat on Friday.


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Algonquin’s Presidential Park To Host Red Run 5K

The race will benefit the Salvation Army PROMISE (Anne’s House), a local residential program that provides aftercare for victims, and Love146, an organization that provides prevention and aftercare solutions internationally.


Lynn Cameron

Disabled Illinois Woman Abandoned In Tennessee; Mom Won’t Be Charged

A developmentally disabled Algonquin woman abandoned by her mother in a bar in Tennessee has been made a ward of that state, after prosecutors determined her mother didn’t break any laws when she left her there.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012


McHenry County Woman Gets 4 Years For Stealing $185,000 From Employer

A woman is going to spend four years in prison for embezzling her employer in Algonquin.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

File Photo Of A Silhouette Of Firefighters (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Firefighter Injured Fighting House Fire In Algonquin

A firefighter suffered an injury while battling a blaze at an unoccupied home in northwest suburban Algonquin Saturday morning.



Norovirus Outbreak Subsiding At Algonquin School

An outbreak of norovirus, which raced through a suburban school last week, appears to be subsiding.

WBBM Newsradio–03/12/2012

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Third Abduction Try Reported In Northwest Suburban School District

For the third time in a month, police in the northwest suburbs are seeking someone who may have tried to abduct a child.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

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Second Child Abduction Attempt Reported In Algonquin School District

Community Unit School District 300 in northwest suburban Algonquin is reminding parents to talk to their children about “the dangers of stranger interaction” after the second reported attempted child abduction within the district in the last two weeks.