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Elgin Mayor Wants Summit Of Social Service Groups Caught In State Budget Stalemate

Many groups that provide services to the mentally ill, drug addicts, and others have been deprived of state funds they need to operate while the governor and lawmakers have failed to agree on a state spending plan.

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Man Charged With Beating, Robbing Elgin Steak ‘N Shake Employee

A man has been charged with beating and robbing an Elgin Steak ‘n Shake employee in the restaurant’s parking lot in June.


Victor M. Hernandez | Elgin police

Elgin Man Charged With Barricading Himself Inside Home With 3 Kids

A 40-year-old man has been charged with barricading himself and three children inside his Elgin home for nearly six hours early Monday.


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Man Shot In Elgin

The man was shot in the 1100 block of Peach Tree Lane at 6 p.m., Elgin police said in a statement.


A fire hydrant installed along Riverside Drive in Elgin led to confusion, because it is located next to marked parking spaces installed as part of a beautification project. Officials are working on a solution. (Credit: CBS)

Elgin Seeking Solutions After Confusion Over Parking Spaces Near Fire Hydrant

Officials in Elgin were trying to make sure no more motorists are confused about – or get tickets for parking in – what appear to be legitimate parking spaces next to a fire hydrant along the city’s riverfront.


Samuel Galvan (Credit: Elgin Police)

Elgin Man Charged With Child Porn Possession

Samuel Galvan, 26, was arrested after the Elgin Police Department’s Major Investigations Division executed a search warrant at his home in the 700 block of North Grove Avenue, according to a statement from the police department.



Police: Man Dead In Crash On I-90 Near Elgin

A Wisconsin man died in a Saturday morning collision with a semi-truck on Interstate 90 near Elgin.


Deandre Anderson (Credit: Elgin Police)

Robbery Suspect, Teen Arrested In Search For Drugs At Elgin Home

A search of a northwest suburban home turned up drugs and ammunition Wednesday night, leading to the arrest of a 16-year-old boy as well as an Elgin man wanted in a separate armed robbery investigation.


Elgin police released still photographs and video of a person of interest in an April homicide on Tuesday. | Elgin police

Elgin Police Release Surveillance Video In April Homicide

Elgin police have released surveillance video of a person of interest in a fatal shooting in the northwest suburb in April.


Police released a sketch of a man they think tried to abduct a boy from his stroller on Thursday. | Elgin Police Department

Elgin Police Release Sketch Of Attempted Child Abduction Suspect

Police released a sketch Monday of a man suspected of trying to abduct a boy from a stroller in northwest suburban Elgin on Thursday evening.


Elgin Police Department

Grandmother Fends Off Child-Abduction Attempt In Elgin

Police say it was a combination of the woman screaming for help and the fact the child was strapped in the stroller that forced the suspect to flee.


Elgin Police Department

Wife’s Ashes Returned To Elgin Man After Burglary

Roger Stettner’s wife’s ashes were stolen in a June 6 burglary at his home.


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Police: Man Tried To Abduct Child From Stroller In Elgin

Just before 8 p.m., a 45-year-old woman was walking with the boy in a stroller and a girl on foot near Gertrude and Morgan streets, according to a statement from Elgin police. An unmarked white cargo van made a U-turn and pulled up to them, and a man got out and tried to take the boy.


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Woman, Three Children Hurt By Illegal Fireworks In Elgin

The 38-year-old woman and three children were walking away from the city’s fireworks display near Wellington Avenue and National Street when they were struck by illegal fireworks, according to a statement from Elgin police.


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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.