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No criminal charges by Cook County in fatal Elgin police shooting

The Cook County state's attorney's office will not file criminal charges against an Elgin police lieutenant who fatally shot a resident nearly a year ago, officials said Friday.


Juvenile pleads guilty, Carpentersville woman sentenced in 2016 Elgin kidnapping

A juvenile has pleaded guilty to playing a role in a 2016 kidnapping and beating of an Elgin woman and a Carpentersville woman has been sentenced in the case. The juvenile’s name has not been released. Illinois law prohibits authorities from disclosing more specific information about juvenile offend


Funeral Set For Elgin Man Killed In Henry Pratt Shooting

ELGIN, IL -- The funeral service for a 32-year-old human resources manager from Elgin who was fatally shot by a disgruntled employee will be held this weekend. The visitation for Clayton "Clay" Parks will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Willow Funeral Home, 1415 W. Algonquin Road in Algonqu


Elgin library celebrates 125th with 'appearance' by Gail Borden

Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin celebrated its 125th anniversary Friday with an "appearance" from the man himself. Elgin Councilman John Steffen impersonated Borden and asked trivia questions to the crowd of about 25 people, who also enjoyed cake and refreshments. "We don't have 125 candles to b


Elgin motorcyle dealerhip owner says closing shop was heartbreaking

The owner of the former BBK Motorsport in Elgin attributed the closure of his business mostly to investing into growth at the wrong time and noted the recent federal government shutdown also may have been a factor.


Illinois State Police seizes over 110lbs of suspected cocaine

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) - Officials say a traffic stop made in Mclean County, IL resulted in two arrests and the seizure of suspected cocaine weighing more than 110lbs. On February 21st, 2019 an Illinois State Trooper from the Statewide Criminal Patrol Team stopped a truck tractor-semitrailer com


Elgin Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

ELGIN, IL — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Mixed precipitation (1–2 in. of snow) until afternoon, starting again in the evening, and windy overnight.


Two Chicago men sentenced to prison for armed robberies of Hampshire, East Dundee gas stations

Two Chicago men were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to a pair of armed robberies at gas stations in East Dundee and Hampshire. Kane County Circuit Judge Donald M. Tegeler Jr. approved a 21-year term for Damarcus D. Gilmore, 20, in a Feb. 15 plea deal in which he was convicted of two count


Worker at juvenile mental health facility gets 10 year sentence

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A worker at a juvenile mental health facility will go to prison for 10 years for sexually assaulting a child who was a resident at the facility, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office announced in a news release.


Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year. More than 75 percent of holders ignored the notice.

Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data. The state agency provided the staggering figures late Thursday, as part of a trove of law-enforcement documents involving Gary


Marcus & Millichap arranges sale of Elgin apartment building

Marcus & Millichap announced the sale of an eight-unit apartment property located in Elgin, Illinois, according to Steven D. Weinstock, regional manager of the firm’s Chicago Oak Brook office. The asset sold for $545,000.


Woman charged with retail theft at 4 stores in Geneva

GENEVA – An Aurora woman who said she was shopping for birthday gifts for her daughter was charged with felony retail theft at one Geneva store and three misdemeanor counts of retail theft at three other stores, police and court records show.


From Domani to Highland: Cafe relaunching in Elgin with new name

A new Highland Cafe with updated décor and an expanded menu is in the works in downtown Elgin to replace a cafe owned for 10 years by a gregarious Venezuelan native. Leo Urdaneta said goodbye Saturday to Domani Cafe at 109 E. Highland Ave., calling it "the best job I had in my life," and saying it w


Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Elgin

The following are the Top 10 most expensive streets in Elgin. The average price for homes on these streets range from $542,000 to $653,000. Russell Road is the 1st most expensive street in Elgin, with single family homes built from 1951 to 2006, and ranging in price from $120,500 to $1,035,000.


Eastbound Lake-Cook Road closed for hours after crash in Arlington Heights

A semitrailer crashed through a fence and into a residential backyard along Lake-Cook Road on the north side of Arlington Heights, authorities said. The accident was reported just before 3 p.m. on eastbound Lake-Cook near Schaefer Road, which is between Arlington Heights Road and Route 53. Eastbound


Fugitive Serial Con Man Claimed To Be Millionaire: Police Reports

SKOKIE, IL — An accused con artist charged with scamming realtors, a nurse and a priest out of thousands of dollars is now wanted in three states after failing to appear in court last month on seven counts of theft by deception.


Down to Business: Joy of making stained glass contagious for owner of A Glass Act in Elgin

Contact info: 847-888-6075; www.facebook.com/A-Glass-Act-Inc-379137872278576/. What does this business do? “It teaches the art of stained glass. We have daily classes and provide a wide variety of glass from various manufacturers along with tools and supplies. We provide advice and answers to the ma


Boys Basketball: Colton Schutt, Yorkville Christian hurt so good after winning first regional title

ELGIN – Colton Schutt was going to be hurting Friday night. But the Yorkville Christian senior is also beside himself with joy, as he will go to bed knowing that he helped the Mustangs win the first regional title in school history.


The Polish Diner In Illinois Where You’ll Find All Sorts Of Authentic Eats

Many Illinoisans are familiar with the rich Polish heritage that is embedded in the Land of Lincoln. Whether you already love European food or just want a hearty meal, there’s a Polish diner in Schaumburg, Illinois that you need to visit.


Armed man who forced his way into into a Batavia home convicted of domestic battery, trespass

A Kane County jury found an Arlington Heights man guilty of forcing his way into a Batavia home and having physical contact with the person who lived there, the state’s attorney’s office said.