Elgin police chief explains why the public was not warned about the man who brandished a knife

Elgin Police Chief Ana Lalley explained on her weekly radio show on Friday why an extensive and prolonged police response to a man who threatened people with a knife did not qualify this week as a situation for the wider community to be concerned about. to make. Police closed Willard Avenue from Bode Road to … Read more

Latina has been in charge of Elgin’s nonprofit for 50 years

A long-time resident of Elgin, Dianha Ortega-Ehreth has taken the helm of Centro de InformaciĆ³n in Elgin as the new Executive Director. She succeeds Jaime Garcia, one of the few Latino community leaders who founded the group in March 1972. Garcia served the organization as a volunteer in nearly every capacity for 35 years, including … Read more

Aurora man faces 5 felony charges after nighttime shooting in Elgin

A 21-year-old Aurora man faces multiple charges in connection with a shooting late Saturday in Elgin, authorities said. Wilmer Evaristo, of the 1800 block of Lily Street, appeared in Kane County court Sunday morning and was ordered to hold on $100,000 bail. He is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a member of … Read more

Algonquin teen charged with drink-driving, reckless murder in deadly crash in Barrington Hills

An Algonquin teenager has been charged with reckless manslaughter and driving under the influence in a youth lawsuit, more than two months after a two-car crash in Barrington Hills left another person dead. The 17-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, is also facing charges in Cook County court for heavy use of an … Read more

‘No discussions about closing Lords Park swimming pool’

A Facebook post from an Elgin group has raised concerns about the future of the pool at Lords Park, but city officials say no decisions have been made. Friends of Lords Park Zoo’s message is calling on residents to attend Wednesday’s city council meeting to voice their opposition to the pool’s permanent closure. The pool, … Read more

Two suspects of attempted murder after Saturday’s shooting in Elgin

Elgin police have made two arrests after a shooting that injured two women early Saturday. Police responded to a call at 12:32 a.m. to the 100 block of Tennyson Court on the east side of town, where they found two adult women with non-life-threatening injuries from a shooting that happened earlier at Willard’s 300 block. … Read more

Elgin Farmers Market back for 22nd season

The Downtown Elgin Farmers Market kicks off its 22nd season next week with the promise of more produce and more fun. More than 40 suppliers have been confirmed to participate in the market, which will open on June 3. It will include seven fruit and vegetable growers, the market segment most requested by customer feedback … Read more

Elgin man sentenced to 62 and a half years in prison for murder, mutilation of mother

A Cook County judge, describing “irreparable depravity by this defendant,” sentenced Brian Peck Monday to 75 years in prison for murdering and maiming his 76-year-old mother in the Elgin home they shared. “It doesn’t get much worse than that,” Judge Joseph Cataldo of Peck kills his mother and cuts her to pieces with a saw. … Read more