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Police mugshots of RIcky J. Moreno (left) and Mario A. Williams, both 15. (Elgin Police / June 12, 2012)

2 Elgin teens charged in shooting death of boy, 16

Authorities have charged two Elgin teenagers as adults in the June 7 shooting death of a 16-year-old boy. Elgin police gang-unit officers on Monday night … Read more ›

16-year-old killed in Elgin

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in Elgin Thursday evening, police said. It’s not clear if the shooting was gang related but the city … Read more ›

ICE announces 44 arrests in Chicago-area operation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 44 people during a five-day operation this week targeting “egregious immigration law violators” in the Chicago area, officials … Read more ›

A veteran Elgin firefighter was sitting out on this patio when a pair of large dogs attacked. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / June 7, 2012)

Large dogs attack fire station in Elgin

Elgin firefighters and paramedics felt so threatened by two dogs running loose one afternoon this week that they were forced to run into their fire … Read more ›

Homeowner sentenced to 18 months in death of teenager

An Elgin man convicted of reckless discharge of a firearm in the shooting death of a teenager last year was sentenced to 18 months in … Read more ›

Chicago man convicted in 2008 Elgin murder

By Clifford Ward / Special to the Tribune A Chicago man who shot a man to death in an Elgin nightclub parking lot and then … Read more ›

Former attorney pleads guilty to theft and financial exploitation charges

By Clifford Ward / Special to the Tribune A former attorney from Elgin pleaded guilty on Wednesday to taking more than $100,000 from the estate … Read more ›

Man charged after punching school employee, and more

The following items were taken from Elgin Police reports on May 2. Battery An 18-year-old man was arrested about 10:40 a.m. April 30 at The … Read more ›

Brian Ballestrasse is charged with transporting 84 pounds of marijuana on Interstate 90. (Photo provided by Kane County Sheriff's Office)

Man charged with transporting 84 pounds of marijuana on I-90

A Washington man was arrested near Elgin after sheriff’s deputies found 84 pounds of marijuana hidden in his pickup truck, police said Wednesday. Brian Ballestrasse, … Read more ›

Antonio Nevarez is charged with exposing himself. (Photo provided by Elgin Police)

Elgin man charged with repeatedly exposing himself

An Elgin man faces multiple charges after police said Wednesday he exposed himself four different times while watching girls in a subdivision near Elgin High … Read more › 1 comment