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  • Kane Dist. 22 candidate may seek recount Nov 7, 2012 12:42 PM
    Bob Getz, the Democratic candidate for the Kane County Board's 22nd District seat, may contest the results of the election, which, according to unofficial results, he lost by 19 votes. "It could go either way, but I'm not going to root for him," Getz said of his opponent. "I'm rooting for me."

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Sep 25, 2012 5:23 PM
    Twelve unauthorized credit card charges, totaling $868, were made between noon Sept. 15 and noon Sept. 19 on the account of a resident of the 34W900 block of Stanton Drive near St. Charles, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • St. Charles teen blows stop sign causing serious crash in Elgin Sep 25, 2012 1:43 PM
    One person was severely injured and two others suffered nonlife-threatening injuries in a crash that shut down two Elgin area roadways Monday afternoon, according to police. Police said a 16-year-old St. Charles boy blew through a stop sign and struck a vehicle, causing the vehicle to roll on its roof.

     
  • Truck terminal draws concerns from Elgin neighbors Sep 18, 2012 4:40 PM
    Residents near a proposed truck terminal just outside Elgin are mounting opposition to the project, citing outdated zoning laws and safety concerns. The Northfield Block Co. wants to park about 15 trucks and trailers on a property formerly used as a concrete and brick yard near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Coombs Road. Some nearby residential neighbors are opposing the plan.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Sep 17, 2012 4:06 PM
    About $150 of damage was caused when someone in a black pickup truck intentionally drove through a front lawn in the 200 block of Sandholm Court at about 4:35 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Geneva police report.

     
  • Possible contempt of court for former Kane election chief Sep 5, 2012 6:09 PM
    A disbarred attorney -- who was hired several years ago to manage elections in Kane County -- was in court Wednesday to fight charges that he has not made a resitution payment in years after his conviction of looting a disabled man's $500,000 trust.

     
  • Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raises Aug 29, 2012 1:58 PM
    While most American workers have spent the past four years getting by with stagnating wages, or making even less than in years before, a segment of government employees is doing just fine. Elected officials in 31 suburban townships combined to make $661,387 more this year than they did in 2009. In many cases, they gave themselves the raises -- and they're getting ready to do it again.

     
  • Cops: Motorcyclist caught after lengthy chase, striking squad car Jul 18, 2012 11:37 PM
    An Elgin man is being held on $500,000 bail after leading police on a motorcycle chase during which he ramming into the side of a squad car and attempted to strike a deputy, officials said. An FBI plane was called to assist in the search for the man, and police arrested him as he was walking from a wooded area about 5 hours after the start of the pursuit.

     
  • Elgin Township grants offer stability to local agencies Jun 20, 2012 3:52 PM
    In a time when grant opportunities are becoming more and more scarce, Elgin Township has decided to be a stable funding source for local agencies. The township first offered grants to social service agencies in 2004 it had $99,000 to give. The next year it added $13,000 to distribute among local organizations for youth programming. And funding levels have grown substantially since then.

     
  • Elgin police program keeps kids busy over summer Jun 10, 2012 6:20 AM
    An Elgin Police Department youth summer program is getting an extra jolt of leadership skill-building this year. Kids United started out as an open-gym-style service to give kids a place to go while school was out, but it has evolved into a more sophisticated program offering field trips and activities that promote communication and leadership skills.

     
  • Access to law is fundamental, attorney says May 10, 2012 12:30 PM
    Judith Leesley always wanted to go to law school but when she graduated from college, one thing led to another and it didn't happen. She lived overseas for awhile, raised five children and stood by her husband through a serious illness before deciding to follow her dream. She started law school just a few months after her husband died and passed the bar when she was 50. Now she is the legal services director with Elgin-based Administer Justice.

     
  • Kane County tax bills in the mail, will be higher again May 1, 2012 6:34 PM
    Kane County property tax bills will arrive in mailboxes by the end of the week, and they'll show the average homeowner's tax debt has increased about $100.

     
  • Ex-Kane County election director wants restitution case dismissed Apr 26, 2012 6:17 PM
    Should David Bruun, a disbarred attorney who was convicted of stealing from an disabled man's trust, be held in contempt of court for failing to make restitution payments for several years? A judge was ready to consider that question Wednesday until Bruun filed two last-minute motions to dismiss the case. A judge will hear arguments in late June on Bruun, whose criminal history came back to bite him when he was hired to oversee elections in Kane County.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Apr 20, 2012 5:11 PM
    Michael J. Rutherford, 45, of Yorkville, was charged with felony aggravated battery in a public place, disorderly conduct and assault Wednesday after an altercation at South Kirk Road and Cherry Lane near Geneva, according to a sheriffs report. Jody L. Carico, 34, of the 100 block of Laurie Lane, Oswego, also was charged with disorderly conduct and assault. The two became upset when passed by a landscaping truck and both vehicles pulled over. The two, according to the report, exited their vehicle, yelled racist comments at the other driver, and Rutherford is accused of trying to punch the other driver as he sat in his truck.

     
  • Bonfire, cellphone photo lands Elgin-area woman in hot water Mar 25, 2012 6:47 PM
    A bonfire and cellphone have combined to be big trouble for a woman from unincorporated Elgin. Nora S. Napier, 61, faces felony charges after photographing a Kane County sheriff's deputy that told her to put out a bonfire outside her home. Napier is charged with violation of the state's eavesdropping statute, along with aggravated resisting arrest for kicking a sheriff's deputy in the legs, according to a sheriff's report.

     
  • Scheflow wins in Kane 22nd District race Mar 20, 2012 9:40 PM
    With all 10 precincts reporting, Douglas Scheflow won the Republican nod over Debbie Miller in the board race for Kane Countys 22nd District.

     
  • New alumni coordinator hopes to reunite ECC students Dec 30, 2011 2:49 PM
    Are you an alumnus of Elgin Community College who has lost track of a former classmate? Or, perhaps you’re a one-time ECC student who has an uncanny knack for remembering people you went to school with? Either way, there’s someone looking for you.

     
  • Elgin Township garbage contract starting soon Dec 23, 2011 10:03 AM
    Residents in unincorporated Elgin Township who don't already contract with Allied Waste Services for trash pickup are getting new recycling and garbage bins this week for a government-negotiated contract set to start Jan. 1. Township Supervisor Annette Miller said the government offices have received plenty of calls this week upon receipt of the Allied bins – some supporting the change and some opposing it. The changed was approved by voters in an April referendum.

     
  • Elgin-area man arrested on charges of carjacking, robbery Nov 22, 2011 7:18 PM
    An Elgin-area man is facing charges of aggravated vehicular hijacking and robbery alleging he swiped a minivan in Northbrook and caused a multivehicle crash on the Edens Expressway.

     
  • New garbage contract to bring savings to Elgin Township Sep 27, 2011 2:01 PM
    Some residents of unincorporated Elgin Township will have a new garbage collector at the start of 2012 — and all of them are expected to save money on the deal. Voters from among the 1,400 affected households approved a measure in the April election giving township officials the freedom to negotiate a garbage contract on their behalf. The township board signed a three-year with a company, which should save residents between $224 and $285 per year.

     
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