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  • Bolingbrook man arrested in Elgin on weapons charges Jul 19, 2014 10:56 AM
    A 23-year-old Bolingbrook man has been charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after confronting another man in his vehicle, Elgin police said in a news relese Saturday.

  • Elgin inspires Round Lake Park police to start YouTube channel Jul 19, 2014 7:53 AM
    Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko says he's trying to boost his department's social media presence with a YouTube channel. “It’s another tool in the box to communicate out there,” he told the Daily Herald.

  • Nominees Sought for 2014 Nurse of the Year Award Jul 18, 2014 7:27 AM
    The Leukemia Research Foundation has recognized hematology/oncology nurses with its annual award since 1996.

  • Summer twilight: an enchanting time Jul 18, 2014 2:40 PM
    The long, hot day melts in the dimming light. Faintly, the evening star appears in the sky. Animals begin to shift in the shadows. It’s twilight. It’s summer. And summer twilight is an enchanting time.

  • Witness praised for possibly saving man’s life in West Dundee crash Jul 18, 2014 8:07 PM
    A quick-thinking Jiffy Lube employee might have saved the life of a Pingree Grove man who suffered a severe leg injury after a crash Friday morning in West Dundee, officials said. Zeljko Ivelic was injured in the crash at routes 31 and 72. “What I knew I needed to do was stop the bleeding,” he said. “I asked another guy (nearby) for a belt, put it on his leg and tightened it up,” Mackenzy Krogh of Elgin said.

  • Charter group appeals to U-46 to approve Elgin school Jul 18, 2014 4:38 PM
    The Elgin Charter School Initiative will make a final push Monday to convince the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board to accept its charter proposal. Representatives of the charter design team and the group’s supporters will be at Monday night’s school board meeting for the official vote on the proposal. U-46’s charter school evaluation committee last month recommended denial of the proposal to create a new math and science elementary charter school in Elgin.

  • Probation for 1 of 3 in Kane presciption drug scheme Jul 18, 2014 5:46 PM
    A 35-year-old South Elgin woman was sentenced to 30 months of probation after admitting Friday to possession of blank prescription forms, a felony. Suzanne E. Rostek was one of three arrested in October 2013 in a scheme to illegally obtain prescription drugs. The cases against the other two people are pending.

  • Pingree Grove residents want light at Route 72 Jul 18, 2014 6:17 PM
    Residents of Pingree Grove are frustrated with traffic backups along Route 72 at Big Timber Road outside the village limits, and have mounted an email campaign to push for a traffic light. Earlier this week, Pingree Grove Trustee Bernie Thomas encouraged residents of the Cambridge Lakes subdivisions off Route 72, west of the intersection, to email state Sen. Karen McConnaughay. The intersection has a four-way stop sign.

  • Teen Writers & Artists Project holds dance-a-thon in St. Charles Jul 19, 2014 12:57 AM
    The Teen Writers and Artists Project, a nonprofit organization, hosted a dance marathon Friday at The Quad/Charlestowne Mall to raise funds to keep the organization running and create more events.

  • Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice offers help for those with serious illness Jul 21, 2014 8:40 AM
    If you or someone close to you has a serious illness, help is available from Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, a community-based, nonprofit organization serving those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved.

  • Elgin man charged with multiple drug sales Jul 17, 2014 6:23 PM
    A 33-year-old Elgin man was ordered held on $500,000 bond Thursday on charges he sold cocaine to an undercover police officer and confidential informant on five separate occasions. Ina Spates could face up to 30 years in prison if he's convicted of the charges.

  • How Elgin cabbie helped capture mental health center escapee Jul 17, 2014 7:44 PM
    Elgin cabdriver Aaron Dunbar made a split-second decision to pick up the man hailing his cab -- a man now accused of fleeing Elgin Mental Health officials and prompting an 8-hour manhunt. “People were scared in the area,” he said. “I might as well try to do something. Anybody in the same position, I’m pretty sure, would react in the same way -- attempt to do something to solve it.”

  • Fox Valley police reports Jul 17, 2014 4:23 PM
    Joseph P. Liss, 24, of Elgin, was charged Wednesday with theft, according to court records. He is accused of taking a Gucci brand wristwatch from the owner June 27. The watch is valued at more than $500. His bail was set at $30,000 in Kane County bond court, and his next court date is July 23.

  • St. Charles Vegetable Grower annual Twilight Meeting Jul 17, 2014 4:47 PM
    A twilight meeting for vegetable growers will be held Thursday, July 17, at 6:30 pm at the St. Charles Horticulture Research Center.

  • Elgin conducts shooter training at school Jul 17, 2014 8:08 PM
    Despite the preparation and the jovial atmosphere preceding Thursday’s live training at Otter Creek Elementary School in Elgin, it all ended up feeling surprisingly realistic, said Emily Muller, a member of Spotlight Youth Theater in Cary. “You don’t have to act as much as you think you would. The emotions are very real.” The four-hour training was the largest ever conducted by Elgin police.

  • U.S. Rep. Bill Foster to appear at Chris Walk Night Out Against Substance Abuse Jul 16, 2014 11:15 AM
    Congressman Bill Foster will speak briefly on the heroin epidemic at Chris Walk Night Out Against Substance Abuse on Saturday, July 26, at Gunnar Anderson, near the Kane County Government Center in Geneva.

  • Elgin area students create and perform opera Jul 16, 2014 3:38 PM
    A group of Elgin area teens and preteens will see months of hard work come alive onstage this weekend, when they perform "The Key," an opera they wrote themselves, at Elgin Community College. The students are part of Hamilton Wings' SCORE program, which gives at-risk kids a chance to experience the performing arts.

  • Vendor booths available for Elburn Days show Jul 16, 2014 4:00 PM
    Elburn Days vendor booths are still available in the church parking lot on the north side of the church on August 14-16.

  • Elgin man identified as pedestrian killed in crash near Hoffman Estates Jul 16, 2014 1:01 AM
    Authorities Tuesday identified Gabriel Gutierrez-Gomez of Elgin as the pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle early Monday morning near Hoffman Estates. Gutierrez-Gomez, 27, of 100 block of Hilton Place, was walking along Golf Road between Rohrssen Road and Route 59 at 5 a.m. when he was struck by a westbound Nissan Versa.

  • Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center captured Jul 17, 2014 7:01 PM
    Elgin police late Wednesday afternoon captured Jesse Vega, a prisoner who escaped from the custody of Elgin Mental Health Center security personnel. Shortly before 4 p.m., a woman on the 400 block of Prospect noticed a man leaving her backyard and get into a cab, Elgin Cmdr. Glenn Theriault said. The woman immediately called police. At the same time, the cabdriver became suspicious and pulled over within that same block of Prospect, stalling Vega until police arrived.

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