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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
Elgin man faces sexual assault charges following standoff to rescue 16-year-old girl: police

Police block off Toastmaster Drive just south of Bradley Circle in Elgin on Wednesday after officers responded to an attempted sexual assault turned standoff in the 1200 block of Asbury Court. Police block off Toastmaster Drive just south of Bradley Circle in Elgin on Wednesday after officers responded to an attempted sexual assault turned standoff in the 1200 block of Asbury Court.

Prosecutor: Elgin man broke in, tied up teen girl, started standoff

An Elgin man who authorities say tried to sexually assault a teenage girl Wednesday morning then held police at bay for three hours was ordered held on $3 million bail. Jon Fischer, 67, who appeared in court Thursday afternoon wearing paper hospital scrubs, was charged with attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated domestic battery and unlawful restraint.

Fox River flooding gets worse after overnight storms

The river in Algonquin was at 12.75 feet by midmorning and is expected to climb to about 13 feet by this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Flood stage at that point in the river is 9.5 feet.

Local coalition to host second annual Big Latch-On

The Kane County Breastfeeding Coalition will host its second annual Big Latch-On event. It will be sponsored at two locations in the Fox Valley on two separate dates.

Suspect in custody after north Elgin incident that closed streets, required tactical vehicles

Police block off Toastmaster Drive just south of Bradley Circle in Elgin on Wednesday after officers responded to an incident in the 1200 block of Asbury Court. Police block off Toastmaster Drive just south of Bradley Circle in Elgin on Wednesday after officers responded to an incident in the 1200 block of Asbury Court.

Why Shops are Demanding Fast but Mobile Bending Systems

The Xpert 40, 80 and 150 press brakes from Bystronic are ideal for shops that need a small and versatile powerhouse for bending small to medium-sized parts up to a bending length of approximately 5 ft and a maximum thickness of A3 4 in. The mobile Xpert 80 press brake from Bystronic generates 88 tons of capacity over approximately 5 ft of bending length in a footprint less than 10 sq ft.

First Dennis Jurs bike race takes place Elgin

It was all bikes all day in Elgin's northeast neighborhood on a sunny and hot Tuesday for the first Dennis Jurs Memorial Race . The 3.56-mile course is the fifth race in the Intelligentsia Cup running in the Chicago area through Sunday.

Elgin father, 9-year-old son self-publish books

Writing is a family affair for Reggie Kee and his 9-year-old son, Josiah, who are having a joint book release party Saturday in Elgin. Reggie Kee, who publishes under the pen name "Reggie Legend," wrote his second book, about hip-hop in the context of God as the foundation for all music; Josiah wrote his first book, a children's tale about the adventures of a kid named Johnny.

Teen gets probation in Kenyon Woods school attack that put boy in coma

Henry R. Sembdner will begin eighth grade in the fall but the extent if his long-term injuries is unknown, a family attorney said. A Kane County teen was sentenced to a year of probation, counseling and community service Tuesday after admitting to slamming a former seventh-grade classmate to the ground earlier this year, fracturing bones in his face and putting him in a coma.

'25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' continues this weekend

The Elgin Summer Theatre continues "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 21-22, and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at the Hemmens, 45 Symphony Way in Elgin. Tickets are $15-$20.

Elgin moves forward on diversity with new consultant

Consultant Denise Barreto plans to conduct an anonymous survey of Elgin staff members and give a presentation to the city council, likely in September. Elgin's new diversity consultant plans to administer an anonymous survey, followed by small group meetings, to help her understand how city staff members perceive their workplace.

Elgin area anxious for Fox River to crest

Kane County Office of Emergency Management Director Don Bryant said, as of Monday morning, the most recent forecast had the river cresting at 12.5 feet sometime later Monday into Tuesday - down from a forecast last week that had the level reaching well over 13 feet. Bryant said the area impacted in Kane County is from Algonquin to the Tri-Cities .

News 44 mins ago 4:12 p.m.IHOP offering 59-cent pancakes for 59th anniversary on Tuesday

JULY 16: Signs mark the locations of neighboring IHOP and Applebee's restaurants July 16, 2007 in Elgin, Illinois. IHOP has agreed to purchase the Applebee's restaurant chain for about $2 billion.

Mexican restaurant holds memories of late father, granddaughter

A longtime Mexican restaurant in Elgin is back with a second generation incarnation, and for owner Maria Ibarra, the space holds poignant memories of her late father and late granddaughter. Ibarra opened La Tremenda 2 in December at 481 Bluff City Boulevard, in the same spot as the original La Tremenda run for more than two decades by her father, Elias Ibarra.

Young artists to sing Broadway favorites with Soiree Lyrique

Soirée Lyrique's Young Artist Program will conclude five weeks of vocal and theatrical training with two productions featuring 17 singers and finalizing the winners of Soirée Lyrique's first vocal competition with cash awards. Soirée Lyrique's Young Artist Program will conclude five weeks of vocal and theatrical training with two productions.

Power outage due to flooding force evacuation of hospital

Jorge Morales and his son Ariel, try to clear drains in front of his home in Mundelein, Ill., Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017. Flooding hit the Chicago suburb as storms moved through the area.

Elgin hit hardest by heavy rain in Fox Valley

City of Elgin public works employees work to clear drains on Jane Drive on Wednesday morning after drenching rains caused flooding in streets and houses. The Elgin area was hit the hardest by heavy rains that fell Tuesday night into Wednesday in the Fox Valley.

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