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Police: Driver was high during Elgin crash that killed passenger
An Alsip man has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI for a June 26 crash on Elgin's near west side that killed his passenger, a 25-year-old Elgin woman.A warrant was issued in late September for Dave E. Flynn, 24, of the 3600 block of West Benck Drive, on two felony counts of aggr
Best bets: Nightmare on Chicago Street takes over Elgin
Scary clowns were just one of many horrors featured in last year's Nightmare on Chicago Street in Elgin. The Halloween party returns on Saturday, Oct. 20.Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2017
2 Will County Sheriff’s deputies shot in Joliet
JOLIET, Ill. — Two Will County Sheriff’s deputies were shot while helping police in Joliet with a search warrant.The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Richards Street, on Joliet’s southwest side.The deputies were trying to enter a building when someone inside started sho
Painted rocks spreading joy through Elgin
It all started when Aubree Estrada, 10 and her brother, Bryan Estrada, 11 found a painted rock with #ValpoRocks on it while visiting her aunt in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Elgin casino cuts back on dining hours
Under new ownership as it grapples with declining earnings,Grand Victoria Casinoin Elgin has cut back on its buffet and burger joint hours.The Indulge Show Kitchen Buffet is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and Prime BurgerHouse is closed Wednesdays and Thursdays, though the Prime BurgerHouse bar is ope
Vacant Elgin auto shop might become clubhouse
A vacant former auto shop along Villa Street in Elgin might be converted into a clubhouse for the nearby mobile home community.Veronica Bracho, community manager for Old Oaks Estates, said she's excited about the plan to turn 848 Villa St. into a place where residents can gather for holidays and par
Man charged after accomplice shot dead during attempted robbery
At 2:30 a.m., officers responded to calls of a person shot during the robbery at a home in the 300 block of Teal Road, according to the Lake County Major Crime Task Force. When they arrived, officers found a 34-year-old Chicago who had been shot.
Contractor wanted on home fraud charge, suburban homeowners say work not completed
Todd Liszka's Facebook page, T.J.'s Handyman Service, shows off dozens of videos and pictures of home repair projects that he says were done "very well" and look "very nice."
Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Elgin
The following are the Top 10 most expensive streets inElginThe average price for homes on these streets range from $527,500 to $650,000.
Wacky Wednesday: Will County Jail Blotter Oct. 16
JOLIET, IL - The following people were taken into custody at the Will County Jail on Tuesday, Oct. 16. How many of the new prisoners do you recognize?
Montgomery Man Wanted for Over 3 Years in Connection With 2015 Aurora Shooting Captured
A Montgomery man wanted for more than three years in connection with a shooting, home invasion and domestic incident in Aurora has been captured.Kane County booking records show that 39 year-old Enrique Jaquez of Pearl St. was taken into custody and was transported to the Kane County Jail on Sunday
Ice Castles are coming to Lake Geneva winter 2018
LAKE GENEVA, Wis. -- Ice Castles will be turning Lake Geneva, Wis.,into a winter wonderland this December,WITI reports.
Fast UFOs flying over Maywood, Illinois 14-Oct-2018 • Latest UFO sightings
I was walking home and noticed a light in the sky making a circular movement. I crossed the street to see if it was a light coming from a nearby business, but it was not. It was just one light above the clouds/mist so I could not get a clear view of the object. The object was going in a circular mot
Endorsement: Surges for Kane County Board District 21
The voters in Kane County Board District 21 have two fine choices in the race to succeed Rebecca Gillam, who is not running for re-election. Democrat Tara Jacobsen of Dundee Township is a political newcomer, having recently retired from a career in "professional problem-solving" as a nurse and syste
Boulder Hill Man Arrested After Being Found with Cocaine During Traffic Stop in Aurora; Passengers Arrested on Cannabis Charges
A Boulder Hill man was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance after being found with cocaine in a traffic stop in Aurora last Thursday.According to the Aurora Police Department, officers pulled over a vehicle being driven by 32-year-old Rene Cano of Boulder Hill Pass for disobeyi
Illinois Prairie Path to Close in Elgin
ELGIN, IL — A utility pole project will lead to intermittent closures on portions of the Elgin branch of the Illinois Prairie Path starting next month. ComEd will be working on utility poles in the section of the bike trail between Stearns Road on the south and Middle Street on the north, according
Man Charged With Robbing BMO Harris Bank In Carpentersville
According to the FBI, around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a man wearing a Chicago Bears cap, a gray hoodie, and glasses walked into the BMO Harris Bank branch in Carpentersville, carrying a large tan bag across his body.
A South Elgin couple has more than 70 skeletons on display in their yard for Halloween.
A South Elgin, Ill., couple who turned their front lawn into a boneyard hopes the quirky display of human and animal skeletons proves a scary treat for Halloween fans.
Two Aurora Men Arrested, Charged Following Shooting in Aurora
Two Aurora men were arrested and charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon in connection with a shooting that occurred on Saturday.According to the Aurora Police Department, officers responded to the area of S. Fourth St. and Marion Ave. at around 2:40 a.
Endorsement: Patrician for Kane County Board District 23
Democrat Chris Kious and Republican Jim Patrician, both of Algonquin, are vying to succeed county board member Maggie Auger, who is not running for re-election, in District 23. A longtime nonpartisan activist, Kious hopes to do more for his community as an elected official. Patrician, an employee be