Twenty dachshunds will race during the inaugural Dachshund Derby this Saturday in Island Lake. The event is part of the village’s Oktoberfest, which is in its third year and runs Friday and Saturday.




The fest will feature a new carnival amusement company, Windy City Amusements. In addition, the popular Car Show moves to Saturday from Sunday, offering a later start to the show for visitor convenience from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.




A new full-service bar and restaurant with video gambling and pool tables opened this year along Northwest Highway in Fox River Grove.