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

ECC launches new center to guide students of color

By Madhu Krishnamurthy [email protected] Elgin Community College has launched a new center for undergraduate research, innovation and creativity aimed at helping mentor students of color realize and manifest their potential. The idea for the center grew out of a pilot program launched last spring that combines female teachers and students in color. “We laid the … Read more

Elgin man on the run from hit-and-run hits tree and dies

A 58-year-old Elgin man who fled the crash site Thursday afternoon struck a tree and died of his injuries, according to a press release from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. Martin Contreras was driving west from a hit-and-run on Route 31 and Boncosky Road in Sleepy Hollow when the Cadillac Escalade he was driving hit … Read more

Elgin man charged with shooting two people in Maple Park

A 32-year-old Elgin man is on trial for firing shots at two people in Maple Park early Saturday morning, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. Kyle D. Gunderson, of the 9N200 block of Crawford Road, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a weapon, two counts of aggravated unlawful use … 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 Información 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

Where to see fireworks in the suburbs July 3-4

Here are the fireworks displays scheduled in the suburbs to celebrate Independence Day: sunday july 3 Fireworks on North Aurora Independence Day: Sunday, July 3 from 5 to 10 p.m. in Riverfront Park, along the Fox River. Live music and fireworks. northaurora.org. Crystal Lake Independence Day Fireworks and Concert: Sunday, July 3, at 8:00 PM … Read more