Elk Grove Village

Hans and Debbie Wirth says this is what they found  -- a rag, not a burger -- following a recent trip to McDonald's. (courtesy: Wirth family)

Couple Claims They Ordered Hamburger, Got Dirty Rag In A Wrapper Instead

A Chicago-area couple is not loving the food they say they received from a McDonald’s drive-through.



Police: Man Killed In Industrial Accident In Elk Grove Village

Crews responded to an accident at Acme Industries at 777 Chase Ave. at 11:54 a.m. and discovered a deceased 50-year-old man in a warehouse, according to a statement from the Elk Grove Village police department.


A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Suburbs Enlist Experts To Look Into Reducing O’Hare Noise

A kinder, gentler Suburban O’Hare Commission Wednesday unveiled the team of experts it has hired to find ways to reduce airport jet noise — a group that makes it clear they want to work with the city, not against it.


Javier Bahena (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Killing Wife In Hospital Allegedly Accused Her Of Cheating

Javier Bahena, 43, was charged with one count of first-degree murder. He allegedly killed his 42-year-old wife, Francisca Quintero, about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, just hours after her brother died of a heart attack at Alexian Brothers Medical Center on Sunday, authorities said.


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Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Relative At Elk Grove Village Hospital

The estranged husband of a woman who was stabbed to death at an Elk Grove Village hospital on Sunday has been charged with first-degree murder.


Surveillance photo of the “Hooded Bandit,” a man suspected of committing at least five bank robberies in the northwest suburbs this year.  (Photo from the FBI)

‘Hooded Bandit’ Robs Elk Grove Village Bank

A bank robber dubbed the “Hooded Bandit” struck his seventh northwest suburban bank Wednesday, his first robbery since April, according to the FBI.


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Elk Grove Village Board To Vote On $860M TIF District

Elk Grove Village trustees were set to vote Tuesday night on the proposed creation of an $860 million special taxing district to pay for renovation of a major industrial park.


Andrew Maynard (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutor: Suburban Man Fatally Stabs Dog He Believes Was Possessed

A northwest suburban man allegedly stabbed his father’s sheltie dog to death in a park and told police he did it because he thought the dog was possessed, a Cook County prosecutor said Sunday.


A minivan burns after crashing on the Eisenhower Expressway on May 29, 2013. (Credit: Captured News)

Driver Arrested For DUI After Fiery Crash On Eisenhower

A woman has been arrested for drunk driving, after she escaped serious injury when her car burst into flames following a crash on the Eisenhower Expressway overnight.


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Man Struck, Killed By Semi In Elk Grove Village

A man was hit and killed by a semi truck just south of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway in northwest suburban Elk Grove Village Friday night.


Gregory Weiler II, 23, is accused of plotting to bomb several Oklahoma churches. (KOAM-TV)

Oklahoma Church-Bombing Suspect Has Ties To Chicago Area

Gregory A. Weiler, 23, has been arrested for allegedly trying to fire-bomb dozens of churches in Miami, Oklahoma.


Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to workers during a campaign event at Acme Industries on August 7, 2012 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Romney, Obama Look To Illinois For Cash, Not Votes

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday brought his campaign to Elk Grove Village, where both the audience and the candidate waved their flags.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012


Traveling Salesman Accused Of Molesting Girls, 10 And 11, In Hotel Pool

Authorities say a traveling salesman from Georgia lied and said he was a lifeguard, all so he could molest two young girls and a grown woman in the middle of a hotel swimming pool near O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012


Coach Goes To Hospital After Being Hit With Baseball; Doctors Find Aneurysm

Some people believe everything happens for a reason, and it wouldn’t be that hard to convince one northwest suburban teacher.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

Sara M. Glashagel, 27, was arrested Friday on a forgery warrant and subsequently charged with 24 counts of forgery, DeKalb police Lt. Gary Spangler said.

Teacher Who Changed Athletes’ Grades Now Charged With Forgery

A woman on probation for changing the grades of football players at Antioch High School — where she was a teacher and her husband head coach — is now facing multiple counts of forgery for allegedly scamming her new employer.


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Elk Grove Cop Hurt In Crash Trying To Pull Over 2 Bikers

An Elk Grove Village police officer was seriously hurt in an accident Monday night and now police are asking for help in locating the two motorcyclists he was attempting to stop when the accident happened.

WBBM Newsradio–10/11/2011

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Elk Grove Village Plans To Reinstall Red Light Cameras

A suburb that pulled out controversial red light cameras eight months ago is putting them back in after finding that accidents spiked after they were removed.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011


Volunteers Search For Dog That Escaped In Wood Dale

A dozen volunteers are scouring the northwest suburbs for an elusive dog who got away from her owner.

WBBM Newsradio–08/24/2011

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Dancer Sues Suburban Strip Club Owner Over Unpaid Wages

A dancer who worked for a suburban topless club owner now in prison for tax fraud is suing her former boss, claiming he didn’t pay overtime and unfairly took money out of her wages.



Report: Cook Had Just Been Fired Before Cleaver Attack

A cook accused of attacking his boss with a cleaver had just been fired from a Chinese restaurant in Elk Grove Village.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011