Rep. Keith Farnham

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)

Ex-State Rep. Farnham Could Change Plea In Child Porn Case

A lawyer for Elgin Democrat Keith Farnham said Monday during a hearing in Chicago federal court that his client is negotiating a plea deal. If that falls through, attorney Terry Ekl says Farnham could still plead guilty without a deal or choose to still go to trial.


Anna Moeller (Credit: City of Elgin)

Elgin Councilwoman Sworn In To Replace Farnham In House

Elgin City Council member Anna Moeller was sworn in Sunday to replace former state Rep. Keith Farnham, who resigned earlier this month.


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.


State Rep. Keith Farnham (Credit:

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.”


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Plainfield Beer Fest First To Feature Home Brew Under New State Law

The Midwest Brewers Fest in Plainfield this Saturday will be the first event at which, under a recent change in Illinois law, homebrewers will be allowed to offer samples of their beers.