Elena Ferrarin

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Sisters says planning is key to Black Friday

Nov 27 2015 | 12:40 pm - Getting good deals on Black Friday is all about saving and planning, said Imelda Zuniga of Algonquin. She and her sister were shopping at Carson's in West Dundee.

Black Friday shopping a tradition for Algonquin family

Nov 27 2015 | 12:42 pm - Kelly Gatenby's birthday comes near Thanksgiving, so her Algonquin family spent Black Friday shopping for themselves at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee.

Elgin finalizing loans for social service agencies

Nov 23 2015 | 6:28 pm - The city of Elgin expects to start accepting applications by mid-December or sooner for its emergency loan program to social service agencies.

Meet Willson and Bauer: Elgin’s new police dogs

Nov 21 2015 | 8:14 am - With the addition of two new police dogs -- a chocolate Lab and a German shepherd -- Elgin now has four K-9 units, the most since the first unit was created 24 years ago.

Elgin council balks at proposed property tax levy increase

Nov 18 2015 | 11:35 pm - Some Elgin City Council members balked at a property tax levy increase proposed by city staff members, questioning whether it’s the only way to maintain current services and venturing it might be OK to cut some.

Two Aurora ‘RoboGals’ are U.S. robotics champions

Nov 19 2015 | 5:29 am - Robotics whizzes at the mere age of 10, and often the only girls in roomfuls of boys, Jensie Coonradt and Kaiya Hollister know all about standing out — and being underestimated. The Aurora girls who call themselves the "RoboGals" have just...

Elgin parks turning tobacco-free

Nov 19 2015 | 5:03 pm - A initiative of the Youth Leadership Academy will soon turn Elgin’s parks and recreational facilities into tobacco-free zones. “The fact that it all pulled off, it’s really satisfaction," said Joseph Madrid, 15.

Police: 3 robbed in Elgin after online meets

Nov 19 2015 | 6:33 pm - Elgin police say they believe two people are responsible for three robberies after the suspects met victims online and made arrangements to meet on the 1200 block of Fleetwood Drive.

Work on Elgin Tower Building expected soon

Nov 19 2015 | 4:31 pm - Prospective tenants have already expressed interest in the Elgin Tower Building, whose redevelopment is moving forward, city officials said. "It's heartening to (the developers)," Assistant City Manager Rick Kozal said.

Lack of gambling money means fewer projects in Elgin

Nov 17 2015 | 7:19 pm - About $2.1 million worth of projects on Elgin’s “to do” list did not move forward this year due to the state’s withholding of gambling revenues. "It's frustrating," said Buth Wilhelmi, director for the Hemmens Cultural...

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