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Elgin council split on videotaping all meetings

Aug 29 2015 | 12:41 am - The Elgin City Council unanimously agreed to ensure their next special meeting is videotaped, and while some council members say this should become routine, others believe that’s not necessary. “For the budget process, I think the...

Pingree Grove makes offer to hire new communications manager

Aug 28 2015 | 10:49 am - After parting ways with its communication manager who fought hard to keep from getting fired, the Pingree Grove village board voted Thursday night to make a conditional offer of employment to an unnamed candidate with a salary not to exceed $50,000.

Elgin mayor wants summit for social services affected by budget impasse

Aug 27 2015 | 1:26 am - As the city of Elgin begins to tackle next year’s budget with more questions than answers, Mayor David Kaptain wants to convene a summit for local social service agencies whose finances are also affected by the state’s budget impasse.

Reflejos celebrates 25 years as ‘mentor’ to Latino community

Aug 25 2015 | 11:27 pm - Mentor. Teacher. Integral part of the Latino community. That’s how Jaime Garcia describes Reflejos, the bilingual Spanish-English newspaper that celebrated its 25th anniversary on Tuesday in Elgin, the place of its birth.

Elgin Fire Department tests new dive equipment

Aug 20 2015 | 4:35 pm - The Elgin Fire Department tested Thursday a new dive rescue system that officials say will make operations much safer and more efficient.
Because it won a big discount at a raffle, the normally $137,000 system was reduced to about $45,000.

Elgin rabbi focuses on social justice with Guatemala trip

Aug 19 2015 | 7:54 am - Rabbi Margaret Frisch Klein of Elgin, earnerd a fellowship from American Jewish World Service. “To see how those rights around sexual education, around education in general for women and girls, are playing out in Guatemala dovetails so nicely,...

Elgin pastor, school superintendent remembered as compassionate teacher

Aug 18 2015 | 5:53 am - The Rev. Edward J. Seisser, superintendent of St. Edward Central Catholic School in Elgin, was remembered Monday as a compassionate man who had a passion for teaching and reaching out to youth through sports.

Police: Data shows overall crime down so far compared to 2014 in Elgin

Aug 15 2015 | 1:18 am - If you’ve followed discussions about Elgin on Facebook in the last couple of months, you might have noticed people wondering why there seems to be more violence lately. Except that’s mostly perception, not reality, because data shows...

Elgin votes councilman's Chihuahua off 'dangerous' dog list

Aug 14 2015 | 5:29 am - Elgin is getting ready to allow dogs once declared "dangerous" to get off the list -- a move that Councilman John Prigge called “a personal vendetta” by Councilman Terry Gavin, who has a Chihuahua on the list.

Gail Borden shies away from releasing board packets

Aug 14 2015 | 5:43 pm - The Gail Borden Public Library board has decided to provide a little more information to the public about its meetings but will not provide full board agenda packets, a common practice with many suburban libraries.

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