At 10:46 a.m., police responded to a call of a person waving a gun from a vehicle near the intersection of South and Lillian streets, according to a statement from the Elgin police department. Officers soon located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop, but the vehicle sped away from the scene and blew multiple traffic lights.
The boy was running across lanes of traffic about 6:15 p.m. near Route 20 and McLean Boulevard when a vehicle heading east on Route 20 struck him, Elgin police said in a statement.
An northwest suburban man is charged with hitting a police officer and trying to drive away during a traffic stop early Saturday in Elgin.
Some confusion led Elgin firefighters to respond to two locations last night for the same fire.
A defense filing this week said Elgin Democrat Keith Farnham intends to plead guilty in federal court in Chicago on Friday as part of a plea deal.
Stephanie Swon, 25, of Elgin, faces one count of arson and two counts of criminal damage to property, all felonies, according to a statement from Elgin police.
Both cars were left running to warm up with keys in the ignition when they were taken.
The incident happened at 10:30 a.m. after patrol officers observed a man who had outstanding arrest warrants near the Chicago Street train depot, Elgin police said in a statement. A foot chase ensued after police tried to apprehend the suspect, police said.
The nearly 70-foot tall tree on Donna Atkinson’s property in Elgin dwarfs her tiny one-story house, so she figured donating it to the city of Chicago would be the perfect inexpensive way to remove it.
Michael Giffin, 27, was found dead in the Advocate Sherman Hospital parking lot of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Elgin Courier-News is reporting.
Police in Elgin were investigating a scuffle between a cab driver and another motorist, an incident which sparked a mini-uproar on social media over the past few days.
A man has been charged with misdemeanors after he allegedly threatened people with a gun and tried to shut down equipment at a northwestern suburban water reclamation plant Wednesday.
Police in Elgin shot a veteran employee of a water treatment plant with a non-lethal weapon this afternoon – and the head of that plant says the employee “was having a bad morning and it got out of control.”
A 36-year-old man died in a motorcycle crash Saturday night in northwest suburban Elgin, police said.
Elgin police officers were in Puerto Rico this week to recruit and administer entrance exams for about 150 prospective cadets. It’s part of a wide-range recruitment effort to bring more diversity to a department that is 80 percent white in a town where the population is 44 percent Hispanic.
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.