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updated: 7/14/2014 8:53 PM

Probation, home monitoring in 2013 downtown Elgin fight

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  • Reggie Cortez

    Reggie Cortez

  • Adan Sandoval

    Adan Sandoval


A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to his role in a fight involving a knife and baseball bat in downtown Elgin, and was sentenced to two years of probation and 120 days of electronic home monitoring.

Reggie Cortez, of the 900 block of Annandale Drive, also must pay $3,020 in fines and fees and could be resentenced to up to five years in prison if he violates probation, according to Kane County court records.

Cortez, Adan Sandoval and a 14-year-old juvenile were arrested in early May 2013 after an early morning brawl on the 100 block of North Grove Avenue sent three people to the hospital, police said.

Cortez spent four days in jail before posting bail.

His guilty plea, in which prosecutors dropped the most severe charge of armed violence, which carried a minimum six-year prison term, was accepted by Kane County Judge John Barsanti, records show.

Sandoval, 21, of the 400 block of South Edison Street, Elgin, spent 286 in jail before pleading guilty last February to his role in the fight.

The juvenile's case is being handled in juvenile court.

Todd Cohen, a defense attorney who represents Cortez, Sandoval and the minor, could not immediately be reached for comment Monday.

When Sandoval pleaded guilty, Cohen said several men picked a fight with Sandoval as he exited a bar in downtown Elgin.

"(Sandoval) was alone in the bar. When he came out, they were waiting for him," Cohen said at the time.

Sandoval has not violated the terms of his probation, records show.

Cortez's probation expires in July 2016.

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