One person was injured in a house explosion in Elgin on Monday night, causing about $150,000 in damage, according to fire officials.
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.
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.
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.
The boys have been charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery.
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.
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.
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.
Elgin Fire Department Battalion Chief Terrance Bruce said the fire is considered suspicious because first responders found the lobby door glass broken out.
Limited flights in and out of O’Hare and Midway international airports are resuming after the local radar facility was evacuated because of smoke inside the building stopped flights.
Heavy rainfall from a series of thunderstorms that moved through the Chicago area on Monday and early Tuesday left several roads impassable, and many basements flooded, especially in the northern suburbs, where the rain was heaviest.
Federal prosecutors have said a state-owned computer seized from Keith Farnham’s office contained at least two videos depicting child pornography.
Federal agents on March 13 executed a federal search warrant at Farnham’s office and residence in Elgin, and several computers and electronic storage devices were recovered. They contained child pornography images, authorities said.
Emergency crews responded to call of someone hit by a train at 12:35 a.m. near the National Street Metra station on Hendee Street.
A car found submerged in the Fox River Tuesday morning turned out to have no one inside it, and the vehicle had been stolen the night before from an Elgin resident.
Elgin police are looking for someone who allegedly tried kidnapping a woman from her vehicle Friday night.
A man working on his microwave was electrocuted Friday night at his northwest suburban Elgin home.
An Elgin woman charged with neglect of animals did not have to forfeit ownership of the horses, donkeys and two goats that had been taken from a Hampshire-area petting zoo earlier this month by Kane County Animal Control staff.
One day after the primary election and less than a week after federal agents raided his home and office, a state house lawmaker from Elgin has resigned.
An Elgin-based cash-lending business is charging its customers with interest rates as high as 500 percent, state prosecutors say.