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Elgin auto repair shop marks 75th anniverary

Dec 29 2014 | 8:25 am - Starting a new business during the nation’s worst depression might not sound like a good decision, but that didn’t stop Herman Kellenberger from using his life savings of $300 to launch an auto repair business in the fall of 1939 in...

Soup Kettle chef cooks up good will at Elgin church

Dec 10 2014 | 1:10 pm - "I've always enjoyed cooking," said Carl Flaks of Elgin, a longtime volunteer at First Congregational Church of Elgin's Soup Kettle. Flaks, a retired teacher, said the hours he puts into organizing and cooking for the weekly meal are his way of...

Turnquist: Remembering Elgin’s Civil War veterans

Nov 10 2014 | 9:23 am - A decade after the Civil War, Elgin dedicated a large memorial containing the names of the 68 veterans who perished during the conflict. Over the years, time obliterated many of the names.

Top Elgin headlines 50, 75 and 100 years ago

Nov 06 2014 | 6:24 pm - Jerry Turnquist looks at the history of Elgin -- through newspaper headlines from 50, 75 and 100 years ago.

Elgin area veterans are needed for special video project

Oct 08 2014 | 12:42 pm - Elgin area veterans are sought for a video that's now in production. The tribute video will feature stories, photos and memorabilia shared by local veterans.

Chickens in Elgin? Not so rare 100 years ago

Aug 25 2014 | 2:39 pm - Elgin’s current city ordinances are quite to the point when it comes to maintaining farm animals in the city. “Cows, horses, pigs or chickens” and other such creatures are simply not allowed. This may change slightly in the near...

The summer of 1914: Top news stories in Elgin

Aug 21 2014 | 4:10 pm - What do gumball machines, saloons, race cars and doctors have in common? They were all among the top news stories in Elgin 100 years ago. Here's a look at the top headlines in the summer of 1914.

Dedication set for Lao Veterans Memorial in Elgin

Jul 09 2014 | 3:39 pm - On Saturday, July 19, the public is invited to attend the dedication of a memorial garden to honor Lao veterans who served side by side with U.S. troops during the Vietnam War as part of “The Secret War.”

Elgin Armory marks 75th anniversary

May 21 2014 | 3:42 pm - Proclaimed a “civic dream come true” when it was dedicated, the Elgin Armory — the longtime home to the Illinois National Guard — is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

Liquor laws among Elgin’s top headlines in early 1914

Apr 30 2014 | 1:43 pm - A proposed tent city for tuberculosis patients. An upcoming election to decide whether Elgin would allow the sale of liquor. Government officials being exempt from federal income tax. These were among the top headlines in Elgin news 100 years ago.

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