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Man gets 15 years in attack by his mother that left teen dead in Elgin

A man whose mother is already in prison for running down an Elgin teenager with her car pleaded guilty to today to participating in the … Read more ›

Booking photo of Daniel L. Abela (May 18, 2012)

Elgin man caught in Will County high-tech sex sting

A 44-year-old Elgin man has been charged in Will County with indecent solicitation/aggravated criminal sexual abuse, grooming and sexual exploitation of a child. Will County … Read more › 1 comment

Lake County won’t retry man who spent 20 years in prison on rape charge

Potentially adding another prosecution to a series of cases sunk by DNA evidence, Lake County prosecutors have said they do not plan to retry Bennie … 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 ›

Washington man held after pot bust near Elgin

A 62-year-old man was held in lieu of $1.1 million bail after being arrested near Elgin with $250,000 worth of high-grade marijuana, the Kane County … 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