Elgin

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.

05/13/2014

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.

05/13/2014

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.

04/30/2014

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.

04/28/2014

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.

04/26/2014

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.

04/22/2014

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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.

04/06/2014

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Man Electrocuted In Elgin Home

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

03/29/2014

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.

03/21/2014

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.

03/19/2014

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.

03/19/2014

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

A suburban stormwater drain (CBS)

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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