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.


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.


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.



Three Teens Accused Of Beating Elderly Man With His Golf Clubs

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


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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.


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.


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.


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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.


Planes wait on the taxiway at O'Hare International Airport, after a ground stop was ordered at O'Hare and Midway International Airport, due to smoke inside the TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control) facility in Elgin. (Credit: CBS)

Flights At O’Hare And Midway Resume After Ground Halt

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.


A railroad viaduct along Skokie Highway was flooded by heavy rains on Monday, leaving a long line of trucks stranded for several hours as they waited for the water to drain enough to pass. (Credit: CBS)

Monday’s Storms Leave Homes And Roads Flooded

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.


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)

Former Elgin Lawmaker In Court On Child Porn Charges

Federal prosecutors have said a state-owned computer seized from Keith Farnham’s office contained at least two videos depicting child pornography.


State Rep. Keith Farnham (Credit: ilga.gov)

Feds Charge Former Elgin State Lawmaker With Possession Of Child Porn

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.


Railroad Crossing

Elgin Bicyclist Killed By Freight Train After Falling On Tracks

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 stolen car was found submerged to its roof in the Fox River on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Stolen Car Found Submerged In Fox River

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.


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Elgin Police Investigating Attempted Abduction

Elgin police are looking for someone who allegedly tried kidnapping a woman from her vehicle Friday night.



Man Electrocuted In Elgin Home

A man working on his microwave was electrocuted Friday night at his northwest suburban Elgin home.


Stacy Fiebelkorn (Credit: Kane County Sheriff)

Petting Zoo Owner Accused Of Neglect Won’t Have To Give Up Animals

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.


Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

After Federal Raid, Elgin State House Member Resigns

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.


Stack of cash (CBS)

AG Madigan Sues Cash Lender For Predatory Lending

An Elgin-based cash-lending business is charging its customers with interest rates as high as 500 percent, state prosecutors say.


William Tinkler faces four counts of animal cruelty after authorities found 60 dead cats and at least one dead dog in the van parked in his driveway in Elgin. (Credit: Elgin Police)

Elgin Man’s 2012 Cat-Hoarding Case Continues

William Tinkler, an unemployed 62-year-old former dance teacher and soldier, was charged in September 2012 with four counts of cruelty to animals, four counts of violating an owner’s duties and one count of improper disposal of dead animals, all misdemeanors.