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Firefighter Hurt Battling Elgin Apartment Blaze

Firefighters found a mattress on fire in a first-floor bedroom and removed it through a window, extinguishing the fire in the front yard, officials said. The rest of the fire in the bedroom was brought under control in less than 10 minutes.


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Elgin Police Find Man Dead From Gunshot Wound Near Elementary School

Elgin police say a man was found dead near an elementary school Sunday morning, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.


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Elgin Police Arrest Suspect In June 3 Jogger Attack

Cody Sarantakos, 21, is charged with unlawful restraint and aggravated battery for the June 3 incident on the bike path near McBride and Kimball streets, according to Elgin police.


Several patrons said they became ill after eating from a buffet at a golf outing at Grumpy Goat Tavern. (CBS)

Customers Sick After Eating At Suburban Restaurant

More than a dozen diners say they got sick after eating at a suburban restaurant.


A woman was attacked along the Fox River Trail in Elgin on Wednesday. A cyclist who witnessed the attack scared off the assailant. (Credit: CBS)

Joggers, Cyclists On Alert After Teen Attacked On Fox River Trail

A bicyclist in Elgin scared off a man attacking a young woman who was jogging on the Fox River Trail on Wednesday.


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Elgin Police Searching For Man Who Attacked Female Jogger

Elgin police are searching for a man who attacked a female jogger Wednesday morning.


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Fire Damages Home In Elgin

Authorities were called at 3:14 p.m. with reports of clothes on fire in a bedroom of a house in the 1000 block of Center Street, according to a statement from the Elgin Fire Department. Crews arrived within two minutes to see smoke coming from a second-floor window and occupants evacuating the building.


Lilly, a dog found in Elgin, was sent back to her Denver owners. (CBS)

Dog Found In Elgin Reunited With Denver Family

Tonight, Lilly is finally home and in the arms of her owner. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot has the story of her journey.


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Hairdresser Steals From Elderly Client To Buy Sperm, Fertility Supplements

An Elgin hairdresser has been charged with using an elderly woman’s credit card number for fertility vitamins and donor sperm to get herself pregnant.


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Man Shot To Death In Elgin

An Elgin man was shot to death early Saturday in the northwest suburb.


Juan Juarez, 27, Corina Mendenhall, 39, are charged with stealing jewelry from a home in northwest suburban Elgin. (Credit: Elgin Police)

Pair Charged With Stealing Jewelry During Party In Elgin

Two Dekalb County residents were charged with stealing jewelry from a home while a party was going on over the weekend in northwest suburban Elgin.



Elgin Hairdresser Accused Of Stealing Thousands From Elderly Client

A suburban hair stylist is charged with six felonies after being accused of stealing a customer’s credit card information and going on a months-long spending spree, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Police: Elgin Man Swallowed Heroin To Hide Evidence

During the course of a four month investigation, 32-year-old Angelo Hopson delivered and sold heroin to an undercover officer on three separate occasions, according to a statement from Elgin police.



Elgin Mayoral Candidates Focused On Economic Development

The city of Elgin has a big mayor’s race underway, and—like Chicago, downtown development and outreach to the neighborhoods are majors issues, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore


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Girl, 3, Alerts Mother To Home Fire

A 3-year-old girl alerted her mother about a fire at their northwest suburban Elgin home Wednesday morning, leaving them enough time to escape through a first-floor window.


Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Appearance Met With Pro-Union Demonstrators

(CBS) — As several hundred protesters chanted outside an Elgin restaurant Friday, Gov. Bruce Rauner told supporters inside that he is ready to do battle with Illinois’ public employee unions. Rauner said he is not […]



Two Dead In Elgin Car Crash

Two people died early Saturday in a single-vehicle crash in northwest suburban Elgin.


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Elgin Imam Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman

The longtime head of a suburban Chicago Islamic school has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 23-year-old woman who worked at the school.



3 Hurt When Vehicle Crashes Into South Elgin Home

Three people were hurt early Sunday when a vehicle crashed into a northwest suburban home, making it uninhabitable.


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Man Shot During Elgin Home Invasion

A man was shot with a shotgun during a home invasion early Saturday in northwest suburban Elgin.