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The city of Elgin is located forty miles northwest of Chicago along the Fox River. In 1835 Hezekiah and brother James T. Gifford established the city and named it after the old Scottish hymn titled "The Song of Elgin." Elgin was known for their dairy industry, which sold butter and other dairy products to nearby Chicago. When the Elgin Watch Company was founded, the dairy industry waned, and the new watch factory became the largest producer of fine watches in the nation.

Population: 94487
Local Newspapers: Courier News Chicago Tribune
Local Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (NFL) Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) Chicago Bulls (NBA) Chicago Cubs (MLB) Chicago White Sox (MLB)
Local Colleges: Judson University

Zip Codes associated with elgin, illinois: 60120 60123
Towns/Cities near elgin, illinois : Carpentersville West Dundee Sleepy Hollow Streamwood Pingree Grove Wayne Campton Hills

Elgin News
Algonquin man skips trial, found guilty of selling heroin

ALGONQUIN - An Algonquin man faces a minimum of six years in prison for selling heroin, according to a news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. Donevin A. Quick, 40, of the 500 block of West Parkview Terrace, Algonquin, did not show up to court Tuesday, but he was convicted for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, according to the release.

Elgin brothers killed in Route 20 crash

Two men killed in a crash Wednesday near Huntley have been identified as brothers from Elgin, the McHenry County coroner's office said Thursday. Leonardo Rangel-Jimenez, 31, and Alejandro Rangel-Jimenez, 35, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Route 20 north of Harmony Lane in unincorporated Riley Township, authorities said.

McHenry County coroner IDs 2 brothers killed in Route 20 crash

HUNTLEY - The McHenry County Coroner's Office on Thursday released the names of two Elgin men who were killed Wednesday in a multi-vehicle crash in unincorporated Riley Township. The McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Marengo Police Department, Huntley Fire Protection District and Hampshire Police Department responded at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday to report of a car versus truck on Route 20 north of Harmony Road.

'Casket' buries competition at first Barrington Area Local Film Festival

"The Casket," codirected by residents of Huntley and Elgin, won first place at the first Barrington Area Local Film Festival at the historic Catlow Theater in Barrington. Three brothers plus an attorney are brought together by the unusual requests in a man's will during "The Casket," first-prize winner at the first Barrington Area Local Film Festival.

How an Elgin group has planned Memorial Day for 125 years

The Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association cooperates with the city of Elgin in placing nearly 600 burial flags at Bluff City Cemetery. Each flag has the name of an area veteran on it.

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Crystal Lake middle school principal takes job at McHenry East High School

McHenry Community High School District 156 has announced that Jeff Prickett, principal of Richard Bernotas Middle School in Crystal Lake, will be the next principal of McHenry East High School. McHENRY - McHenry School District 156 has announced that Jeff Prickett, principal of Richard Bernotas Middle School in Crystal Lake, will be the next principal of McHenry East High School.

Elgin Rotarians erect Peace Pole in Veterans Park

The Rotary Clubs of Elgin hosted a recognition ceremony for veterans Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Park along the Fox River where volunteers dedicated a Peace Pole. It is square column made of aluminum mesh grating with "May Peace Prevail on Earth" etched on each side in four languages, including Braille, the international peace symbol, and Potawatomi.

Music notes: Scott Stapp unplugs at the Arcada

Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp visits St. Charles' Arcada Theatre Saturday, May 27, with his "Live and Unplugged" tour. Hear stripped-down versions of the songs that helped Creed dominate the soundtrack of the '90s and early 2000s as well as Stapp's later solo work.

Elgin man admits illegally recording woman in shower during domestic attack

Elvin L. Adams, 43, of the 300 block of Crystal Avenue, will be sentenced June 23 by Kane County Judge D.J. Tegeler after recently pleading guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery and felony unauthorized videotaping, according to court records. He was being held at the Kane County jail on $100,000 bail and will get more than 217 days credit on any sentence issued.

U-46 board debates terms of Elgin charter school contract

Nine people spoke against the Elgin Math and Science Academy charter school proposal Monday during a special school board meeting. "The proposal you are considering will annually divert at least $4.5 million or more out of the U-46 budget to a charter that is completely unnecessary and represents a frivolous use of funds," said Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford of Elgin.

Find out about Lords Park Zoo's past and feature at Thursday program

On Thursday, May 25, learn about the history of the Lords Park Zoo, shown in this turn-of-the-century postcard. The Elgin Area Historical Society will offer a program on "Lords Park Zoo History" from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the museum, 350 Park St. Bear, bison, elk, and even a lion are part of Elgin's oldest and largest park's history.

Toddler killed after being struck by vehicle in Carpentersville identified

H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com The truck involved in a Carpentersville fatal crash Monday is pulled onto a tow truck from a retention pond as police investigate the scene. A child was killed after being struck by the vehicle near the intersection of Rosewood Drive and Deer Creek Road.

Dawn Patrol: Suburban high schools celebrate graduates; Fire destroys building near Lake Zurich

Graduates from several high schools throughout the suburbs, including Palatine, Fenton, Kaneland and Warren Township, received their diplomas yesterday during commencement ceremonies. Check out the Daily Herald's graduation photo galleries here .

U-46 school board to meet Monday on charter school proposal

Elgin schools officials Monday night are set to discuss a charter school proposed for the former Fox River Country Day School property in Elgin. Elgin schools officials will conduct a special meeting Monday night on the Elgin Math and Science Academy charter school proposal.

Clients, therapists say culture plays key role in mental health

Need mental health resources with cultural understanding? These organizations serve Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern and Indian and cultures.

Learn about 'Combined Sewer Systems: What's Underground' May 23

The City of Elgin is hosting an event "Combined Sewer Systems: What's Underground" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, in the West Conference Room at the Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way. Elgin has combined sewer systems in some of its oldest neighborhoods.

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