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South Elgin Basketball Player Claims He Was Assaulted By Rival Team Members

The 16-year-old boy was allegedly approached by several Metea Valley players, according to Aurora Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli.


Jorge Chavez and Jamie Thurnau (Credit: Elgin Police)

Pair Faces Multiple Charges After Elgin Police Chase

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.


(Photo by By: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

South Elgin Residents Oppose ComEd Power-Line Plan

There’s a big power struggle in the western suburbs, with serious concerns about health and safety versus money. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


One adult was killed, and another was rescued by firefighters, after a fire broke out in a house in South Elgin on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

One Dead, One Rescued In South Elgin House Fire

The fire started around 9 a.m. at a home in the 100 block of Beck Avenue in South Elgin.


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South Elgin Mayor Dies After Battling Lung Cancer

Longtime South Elgin Village President Jim Hansen died Friday night, succumbing to lung cancer, according to village officials. He was 53.


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3 Hurt In Head-On Crash In South Elgin

Three people were seriously injured Wednesday when two cars collided head-on in northwest suburban South Elgin.


A South Elgin home caught fire Monday after a dog started a stove. (James Bernhardson)

A Dog, A Pizza Box And A Stove Spell Disaster In South Elgin

Investigators determined the blaze had started in the kitchen, where a burner on the stove had been switched on. When the owner arrived, he had an explanation.


William S. Muth has been sentenced to 40 years for sexually abusing a minor he knew. (Kane County Sheriff's Department)

Child-Porn Offender Gets 40 More Years For Sexually Assaulting Girl

A northwest suburban man already serving prison time on child pornography charges will be behind bars for a much longer time after being sentenced for the sexual assault of a young girl he knew.


Hoffer Plastics

South Elgin Firm Makes Everything From Soda Fountain Valves To Door Locks

You can’t buy a cup of Coca-Cola from a soda fountain without it passing through a Hoffer valve made in South Elgin.

WBBM Newsradio–04/23/2012

Icy Road Accident

Icy Roads Blamed For Serious Crashes Across Area

Treacherous, ice-covered roads early Thursday were blamed for numerous serious accidents across the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Freight Train Fire

Metra Line Running, But Delayed, After Derailment

Metra commuters can expect more delays during their morning commute Friday, a day after the fiery freight train derailment that halted the Milwaukee District-West line near Bartlett.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

The body of Daniella Rose Vaca was recovered Thursday in a southwestern Michigan lake. (CBS)

South Elgin Girl’s Body Recovered From Michigan Lake

Daniella Rose Vaca had been riding in a tube with two other children when a boat ran into it.


Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

South Elgin Bust Nets Nearly $500K In Marijuana

Police found a total of 700 pounds of marijuana in a home and car in South Elgin late last week, in what amounted to the biggest drug bust in the town’s history.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011

Michael McSweeney and Jeffrey Stolzenberg (Credit: South Elgin Police)

Teens Arrested For Pretending To Be Cops

Two St. Charles teens could spend as much as three years in jail for pretending to be police officers.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

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Man Gets 3 Years For Child Porn, May Get 120 For Molestation

A northwest suburban man sentenced to three years in prison Thursday for possession of child pornography faces more than 100 years in prison if convicted of having sexual contact with a child.


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Spa Owner Charged With Prostitution

A woman accused of running prostitution from her spa had her bail set at $20,000 on Wednesday.


Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Teens Charged With Setting Fires At S. Elgin High

Two teenagers have been arrested and charged with setting fires in the restroom at a South Elgin high school.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011

The Elgin-Ohare Commerce Center in Elgin was evacuated after a carbon monoxide leak on Feb. 11, 2011 (Credit: CBS)

Carbon Monoxide Sickens Workers At Industrial Building

Fire officials responded to the Elgin O’Hare Commerce Center Friday afternoon, when many workers there became sick from carbon monoxide.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2011

Feral Cats

Cat Shelter Owner Loses $50,000 Grant

A woman who runs a South Elgin cat shelter has been ordered to return a $50,000 grant she won in a contest.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011

South Elgin Cannabis

Large Shipment Of Cannabis Intercepted In NW Suburb

Police in South Elgin intercepted a large shipment of cannabis on Wednesday at a shipping company in the northwest suburb.