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Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

Ex-Lawmaker Expected To Change Plea In Child Porn Case

A defense filing this week said Elgin Democrat Keith Farnham intends to plead guilty in federal court in Chicago on Friday as part of a plea deal.

12/05/2014

Stephanie Swon (Credit: Elgin Police)

Woman Charged With Arson For Elgin Dumpster Fires

Stephanie Swon, 25, of Elgin, faces one count of arson and two counts of criminal damage to property, all felonies, according to a statement from Elgin police.

12/05/2014

Elgin Police Department

Elgin Police: Vehicle Owners Made It Easy For Teen Car Thieves

Both cars were left running to warm up with keys in the ignition when they were taken.

12/01/2014

Melvin Ramsey (Credit: Elgin Police)

Man Falls Through Ice On Fox River While Fleeing Police

The incident happened at 10:30 a.m. after patrol officers observed a man who had outstanding arrest warrants near the Chicago Street train depot, Elgin police said in a statement. A foot chase ensued after police tried to apprehend the suspect, police said.

11/24/2014

The 57-foot blue spruce in Donna Atkinson's yard in Elgin will be cut down and installed at Daley Plaza as the city's official Christmas tree for 2014. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Elgin Woman’s Blue Spruce Selected As Chicago Christmas Tree

The nearly 70-foot tall tree on Donna Atkinson’s property in Elgin dwarfs her tiny one-story house, so she figured donating it to the city of Chicago would be the perfect inexpensive way to remove it.

11/05/2014

Michael Giffin (Chicago Police Department)

Man Awaiting Trial For 2012 Bucktown Rape Kills Himself, Police Say

Michael Giffin, 27, was found dead in the Advocate Sherman Hospital parking lot of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Elgin Courier-News is reporting.

10/28/2014

Elgin Police Department

Elgin Police Probe Scuffle That Stirred Facebook Controversy

Police in Elgin were investigating a scuffle between a cab driver and another motorist, an incident which sparked a mini-uproar on social media over the past few days.

10/27/2014

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Man Charged After Standoff With Gun At Elgin Water Reclamation Plant

A man has been charged with misdemeanors after he allegedly threatened people with a gun and tried to shut down equipment at a northwestern suburban water reclamation plant Wednesday.

10/02/2014

(Credit: CBS)

Worker Arrested At Elgin Water Treatment Plant

Police in Elgin shot a veteran employee of a water treatment plant with a non-lethal weapon this afternoon – and the head of that plant says the employee “was having a bad morning and it got out of control.”

10/01/2014

Ambulance

Police: Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash In Elgin

A 36-year-old man died in a motorcycle crash Saturday night in northwest suburban Elgin, police said.

09/28/2014

Elgin Police Department

Elgin Police Recruiting Trip To Puerto Rico Stirs Controversy

Elgin police officers were in Puerto Rico this week to recruit and administer entrance exams for about 150 prospective cadets. It’s part of a wide-range recruitment effort to bring more diversity to a department that is 80 percent white in a town where the population is 44 percent Hispanic.

09/25/2014

One person was injured in a house explosion in Elgin. (CBS)

One Person Injured In Elgin House Explosion

One person was injured in a house explosion in Elgin on Monday night, causing about $150,000 in damage, according to fire officials.

09/16/2014

Elgin Police Department

Elgin Police Officer On Leave Pending Investigation Into Facebook Posts

The 40-year-old officer has been placed on administrative leave, with pay, after his sergeant saw a Facebook post that reportedly said police in Ferguson, Missouri, “did society a favor” by shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown last month.

09/04/2014

Jesse Vega (Credit: Elgin Police)

Judge Orders Fitness Exam For Prisoner Who Escaped In Elgin

A judge has ordered a mental fitness evaluation for a 33-year-old prisoner who escaped from custody on Wednesday, because the man says he hears voices in his head.

07/17/2014

Jorge Chavez and Jamie Thurnau (Credit: Elgin Police)

Pair Faces Multiple Charges After Elgin Police Chase

Jorge Chavez, 18, had a warrant out for his arrest and was seen in the parking lot of a Walmart at 1100 S. Randall Road in Elgin about 9 p.m., police said in a statement. Chavez and the 19-year-old woman with him drove off in a vehicle reported stolen from Chicago.

07/15/2014

Handcuffs

Three Teens Accused Of Beating Elderly Man With His Golf Clubs

The boys have been charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery.

06/09/2014

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Man, 87, Attacked By Three Teens While Golfing In Elgin

An 87-year-old man was practicing golf near the baseball fields in a park in northwest suburban Elgin when he was attacked by three teenage male teens, according to Elgin police.

06/08/2014

Steven Luellen (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Friends, Family Mourn Man Killed In Elgin Crash

It was the wrong place at the wrong time as the simple act of paying a bill would be the last for a Kane County man.

05/28/2014

Steven Luellen (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Suspect Wanted By Cops Crashes Vehicle, Kills Man In Elgin

A man wanted by the U.S. Marshals crashed his vehicle and killed a man after refusing to pull over in northwest suburban Elgin Tuesday afternoon, police said.

05/27/2014

File Photo Of A Silhouette Of Firefighters (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Elgin Authorities Seek Help Investigating Tower Building Fire

Elgin Fire Department Battalion Chief Terrance Bruce said the fire is considered suspicious because first responders found the lobby door glass broken out.

05/16/2014

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