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Palatine 2011: Year In Photos

The following is a collection of photos from some of the biggest Palatine stories in 2011.

Blizzards. Wind storms. Floods.

Intense weather was a  big part of 2011 in Palatine. It began with much of the village.

July was particularly rough. , downing trees and power lines. Some residents were without power for several days including a Palak Desai, whose 4-year-old daughter is dependent on a feeding pump to survive. The family .

In late July, a record rainfall . In the aftermath of the massive rainfall, . Repairs would take months, causing traffic woes for many.

There also was plenty of controversy in the village in 2011. The Palatine Park District decided to close Willow Pool. The decision generated an impassioned plea from residents. Later residents .

The Palatine Jaycees decision to also sparked controversy.

In politics, local elections brought some changes in April. won a clean sweep. . And joined the Township High School District 211 school board.

In February a Palatine neighborhood was shocked by a murder-suicide in the 1500 block of Reynolds Drive. . Kuemper then shot himself. Kuemper and his wife were having marital problems and his daughter was dating Morrison.

In September, police investigated the stabbing death of a man outside of Ports O Call apartments along Rand Road. Police determined the and no criminal charges were brought in the case.

In sports, the Palatine High School . The Palatine football team had a nine game winning streak before their season came to an .

There also was the story of Joseph D'Amico – .

The Fremd boys soccer team before losing to Naperville Central on penalty kicks.

Fremd football also saw the end of an era as .

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