The worst appeared to be over earlier this week for Algonquin residents, who had spent days building sandbag walls and bracing for high floodwaters. The river was slowly starting to recede after cresting Tuesday at 12.4 feet -- about a foot lower than initial projections -- and Village President John Schmitt said the town was in "pretty good shape."
Severe flooding along the Fox River has caused the 57th annual Algonquin Founders' Days to move from its usual riverside spot. With Towne Park closed since last week and more rain predicted in the coming days, event organizers have decided to relocate the four-day festival to Algonquin Lakes Park at 1401 Compton Drive. "The safety of the community is more important than the location of the festival," a post on the event's Facebook page says. "All activities will go on as announced."
East Dundee residents could soon be charged a monthly fee for garbage pickup. The village board is expected to vote next month on a proposal that would require each residence to pay $19.90 per month for refuse starting Sept. 1. The move is expected to help fix a shortfall in the budget this fiscal year, which started May 1, by adding about $180,000 to the village's coffers, Village Administrator Jennifer Johnsen said.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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