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Elena Ferrarin

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Elgin council likely sticking with $700,000 fire department overtime cut

Dec 08 2017 | 8:19 pm - Despite union opposition, the Elgin City Council appears inclined to cut firefighters’ overtime by $700,000 to help balance next year’s general fund.

Elgin council calls out tourism bureau’s salaries as hotel tax hike grows

Dec 07 2017 | 7:15 pm - The city of Elgin is planning to increase its local hotel/motel tax from 4 percent to 8 percent, instead of 6 percent, after heeding pleas from the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau not to cut off its funding.

Honeybees to be OK’d with permit in Elgin starting Jan. 1

Dec 07 2017 | 6:55 pm - Elgin residents can keep honeybees starting Jan. 1. with a permit and state registration if an ordinance is approved Dec. 20.

Elgin woman charged with DUI after driving into pond

Dec 07 2017 | 2:36 pm - Firefighters searched an Elgin pond this morning for a passenger missing from a car that crashed into the water only to find out the 20-year-old man was in a home just blocks away, authorities said.

Elgin officer saves life of man who choked on Thanksgiving turkey

Dec 06 2017 | 5:06 pm - Elgin police officer Jason Lentz saved the life of James “Jim” May, 71, by performing the Heimlich maneuver after May choked on turkey on Thanksgiving.

Murdered Elgin woman’s relatives urged her to stay away from son

Dec 05 2017 | 5:55 am - Relatives of murder victim Gail Peck of Elgin said they tried to persuade her to stay away from her violent son, Brian Peck, who was charged with the crime in October.

Elgin plans for flat general tax levy, higher water/sewer rates

Dec 01 2017 | 11:56 pm - The average property tax bill in Elgin would increase by $29 next year to pay for public pensions and bonds, not government operations, Assistant City Manager Aaron Cosentino said Friday.

Algonquin cellphone store robbed at gunpoint

Dec 01 2017 | 10:41 am - Algonquin police are looking for two men who robbed at gunpoint Thursday night a Verizon GoWireless store at 1554 E. Algonquin Road.

Environmental concerns stall work at former Elgin gas station

Dec 01 2017 | 7:29 am - Stalled work at former gas station on Dundee Avenue in Elgin has prompted residents to call the city with safety concerns, but officials said there is nothing they can do about it.

Things are looking up, Kaptain says during state of the city address

Nov 29 2017 | 1:38 pm - Elgin Mayor David Kaptain issued a challenge Wednesday to his colleagues on the city council: Take the strategic plan seriously and pick an objective to work on.

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