The Chicago Tribune reported that a child was injured in an accident near Rand and Dundee Sunday at about 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Palatine Village Council has approved about 9,856 square feet of sidewalk to fill gaps in the Rand Road corridor.
Palatine is adding sidewalks in the Rand Road corridor to complete and fill any gaps. The Village Council approved a bid of $116,256 from Kings Point of Bensenville for the project. Palatine will be putting in about 9,856 square feet of 5 inch sidewalk on the Rand Road corridor between Route 53 and Hicks Road. Village Manager Reid Ottesen said this project should fill all of the sidewalk gaps in that area. "I would like to thank staff for keeping after this for so many years," said District 4 Council member Greg Solberg. "It's a one piece at a time, as this thing finishes the program. It certainly makes for a much safer way for so many people to get around their neighborhood and in the shopping districts." The work also includes 200 feet …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Heavy concentration of liquor stores in half mile radius and resident concerns cited as reasons for denial.
The proposal for a seventh liquor store near the intersection of Rand and Dundee Roads was rejected by the Village Council. Carlos Nava, owner of Las Adas Liquor, which currently operates his business at 2001 N. Rand Road in Verde Plaza, asked the council for a special use permit to move his business to the Chicago Clock Tower strip mall. The mall is at the southeast corner of Rand Road and Capri Drive several hundred feet south of where the business is currently. Nava said his landlord will only offer him a one year lease that could be cancelled at any time. “We look at standards for special uses; will the business be operating with the public safety and welfare in mind and will it have a substantial effect on property values,” said …
Monday, March 28, 2011
A 56-year-old Lake Barrington woman was killed in the March 24 crash.
Lake Zurich Police are continuing to investigate a March 24 three-vehicle crash on Route 12 in which a 56-year-old Lake Barrington woman was killed. Police said that Katherine W. Hoffman was killed when a 2004 Jeep Laredo heading south on Route 12 left the roadway and struck her. Hoffman was at a car wash and was outside her vehicle at the time of the incident. Hoffman was the wife of Harper College Trustee Dick Hoffman, Harper College officials said. The driver of the Jeep, a 40-year-old man from Chatsworth who police have not identified, also struck Hoffman’s Volkswagen GTI, pushing that vehicle into an unoccupied 2010 Acura SUV, said Lake Zurich Police Commander Kevin Finlon. The incident occurred near the intersection of Route 12 and …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
A three vehicle crash left one person dead and halted traffic on Route 12.
A three-vehicle crash at 2:50 p.m., Thursday, March 24, at Route 12 and Honeylake Road has resulted in at least one fatality said Commander Kevin Finlon of the Lake Zurich Fire Department. "We can't release anything else until the coroner makes notification," Finlon said. Police arrived at the scene and determined that a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 12 left the roadway and struck a second vehicle and an individual outside the vehicle. The second vehicle was pushed into a third unoccupied vehicle. Two people requiring medical assistance were treated by the Lake Zurich Fire Department and transported to Good Shepherd Hospital. This crash is being investigated by the Lake Zurich Police Department with assistance from the Lake County…
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Palatine is disbursing money from two tax increment financing districts to other governmental entities including school districts.
In a time of budget battles and deficit spending, the performance of Palatine’s Dundee Road tax increment financing [TIF] district is unique. The district has performed better than anticipated, allowing village officials to retire debt and distribute funds to local school districts and other agencies. “That is money does not have to come out of the people of Palatine’s pocket,” said District 2 Council Member Scott Lamerand. “The TIF has been very successful.” When a TIF area is redeveloped, the value of property is supposed to increase. This in turn increases the property tax revenue from the area. The increased revenue is placed in a TIF fund and used to pay for public improvements. The Dundee Road TIF encompasses development from …
Monday, January 24, 2011
Rand Road was closed from Lake-Cook Road to Deer Park Boulevard for most of the day because of a gas leak.
Update. 7:05 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24. Rand Road now is open to traffic. A gas leak forced the closure of Rand Road between Lake-Cook Road and Deer Park Boulevard for most of the day. Lake County Sheriff police said the problem has been rectified and traffic now is open in both directions. Previous reports. A gas leak has forced the closure of Rand Road between Lake-Cook Road and Deer Park Boulevard. Kildeer police said Monday afternoon that motorists should avoid using Rand in this area for at least the next several hours. The road is closed in both directions and is causing long traffic backups. "The gas leak is right in the middle of the road," said Kildeer Police Cmdr. Mike Bratko. Workers from Nicor are on the scene, but Bratko said the …
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Bridgestone Firestone Tire store planning to locate next to Tore & Lukes.
The Palatine Village Council Monday unanimously supported the sale of village owned land to Bridgestone Retail Operations. The final sale of the property will be subject to a public hearing and will hinge on whether the company is able to get zoning approval. Currently, Tore & Lukes Restaurant sits at the corner of Rand Road and Spruce Drive. The proposed new Bridgestone Firestone tire facility would be built adjacent to the northwest. Approval from the council gives Village Manager Reid Ottesen the green light to negotiate the sale of the property, which is listed at $870,000. That price includes the acre of property and would cover improvement costs previously incurred by the village. The property is located in a Tax Increment Financing…
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Owners says indoor market 'held its own' during first summer
Having weathered its first summer in Palatine, Wolff's Flea Market at 1775 N. Rand Rd. is gearing up for its busy time of year. "Now we're coming into the fall and winter," co-owner David Wolff said, "and that's the season for the indoor market." The number of customers and vendors were down over the summer, but owners David and Don Wolff expected that. The flea market business is cyclical, David said, and summer is the season for outdoor markets such as the popular one the Wolffs have operated in the parking lot of the Allstate Arena in Rosemont since 1991. The indoor Palatine site "held its own during the summer," David said, noting that it brought in more than 1,000 customers each weekend. Donald Wolff said many of those people were …