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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.
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...
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Mar 26 2014 | 1:42 pm - Dale Moorhouse of Elgin has hundreds of wedding pictures he’d like to identify. The only trouble is, he’s not sure who to ask. “My father, Ferris Moorhouse, took photos at many Elgin area weddings in the 1940s and...
Mar 08 2014 | 12:16 pm - So, just what’s a “Maroon? Well, it’s someone from Elgin High School — one of the oldest high schools in the state. In recent times, the idea of adopting a new mascot is gaining consideration. One of those at the...
Jan 09 2014 | 2:18 pm - Test your knowledge of 1950s-60s Elgin and Fox Valley area history with this quiz by Daily Herald columnist and local historian Jerry Turnquist.
Nov 13 2013 | 4:03 pm - One of Elgin's oldest and most prestigious charity balls is about to turn 125 years old. The annual Fideliter Club ball to be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, will not only mark a milestone in the group's history, but will continue the tradition of a...