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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.

03/17/2014

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

Search Warrants Issued For Elgin Lawmaker’s Home, Office

Search warrants were executed Thursday at the home and office of state Rep. Keith Farnham, by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations as part of an “ongoing investigation.”

03/14/2014

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Five Gang Members Charged After Elgin Drug Bust

The charges were filed in a sealed complaint last week in U.S. District Court following an investigation that began in September 2012, according to the statement, which alleges that all the suspects are gang members.

03/11/2014

A hose provides water to an Elgin residence affected by frozen pipes. (CBS)

Hydrants, Hoses Aid Some Elgin Residents With Frozen Pipes

Since the end of January, several underground water service lines have frozen in Elgin. Thirty-nine homes were temporarily without water. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

03/08/2014

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With Thawing Expected, Officials Urge Residents To Keep Street Drains Clear

Rising temperatures are expected to cause melting this week.

02/17/2014

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July 4th Fireworks, Concert Returning To Elgin

After going the past five years without a Fourth of July fireworks show for budget reasons, Elgin is bringing back the Independence Day tradition this summer, with help from the Grand Victoria Casino.

02/14/2014

A City of Chicago snow plow pushes the slush off the road. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

More Snow Tuesday Will Strain Already Diminishing Road Salt Supplies

With even more snow headed to the Chicago area on Tuesday, the continuous cleanup efforts have been creating problems for some towns and cities that are running low on road salt.

02/04/2014

A snow plow in Elgin (CBS0

Elgin Plow Drivers Prepare For 39th ‘Snow Event’ Of The Season

Road crews in Elgin haven’t had a full weekend off since November. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

01/30/2014

Victor Vega (Credit: Elgin Police)

Man Charged In Elgin Home Invasion, Battery

Police responded to a battery call about 7:30 a.m. Jan. 4 in the 1300 block of Concord Drive, where a 17-year-old boy told them a man had entered the home and hit him in the face and head.

01/17/2014

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5 Shot In Elgin

Five people were shot early Sunday in northwest suburban Elgin.

01/12/2014

Matthew L. Stoecklein, 55, of Elgin is accused of strangling an elderly man. (Elgin Police Dept.)

Man Accused Of Strangling His Elderly Neighbor In Elgin Committed Suicide In Jail

Matthew Stoecklein, 58, was pronounced dead at the jail at 2600 S. California Ave. at 1:55 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

12/13/2013

Rashaad L. Byrd, 27, of the 200 block Highpoint, Romeoville, charged in connection with a 7-year-old bringing a gun to Gifford Elementary School in Elgin. (Credit: Elgin Police)

Man Charged After Boy Brings Loaded Gun To Elgin School

A 7-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to a northwest suburban elementary school Thursday morning, and the man who allegedly brought the gun to the boy’s home is being held on a $250,000 bond.

12/13/2013

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Student, 7, Brings Loaded Handgun To Elgin School; Adult Charged

Elgin Police say a Romeoville man who had been living in the same apartment with the student was the source of the weapon.

12/12/2013

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Elderly Man Killed In Elgin Crash

An elderly man was killed and a woman was injured in a crash in northwest suburban Elgin Tuesday afternoon, police said.

12/10/2013

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Teen Playing With Lighter Starts Elgin Basement Fire

A teenager playing with a lighter in bed caused a basement fire in a northwest suburban Elgin home Monday night, injuring one man and causing about $10,000 in damage to the house.

11/26/2013

Tomichael Maye (Credit: Elgin Police)

Teens Steal Pizza, Wallet, GPS From Delivery Man

The victim was attempting to deliver a pizza when he was approached by two males, who demanded the food, then started to punch and kick him until they were able to steal it.

10/25/2013

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Cops: Elgin Man Had Pellet Gun Outside High School

An Elgin man was arrested Wednesday morning after someone allegedly spotted him with an air pellet gun outside of a high school in the northwestern suburb.

10/23/2013

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Elgin Police Seek Driver In Hit-And-Run Who Seriously Injured Pedestrian

The 33-year-old Elgin man was hit by the pickup truck at 6:53 p.m., while walking with his family across National Street at a bike path crosswalk near the Fox River Bridge.

10/14/2013

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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

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Man Charged With Burning Woman With Hot Iron

Eric Alonso, 32, of the 600 block of Chester Avenue, was charged with a Class 2 felony count of aggravated domestic battery.

09/04/2013

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