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Feb 11, 2016
Elgin gets a deal on $25 million bond sale
Chicago Daily Herald
Elgin earned a AAA rating, the top rating, from Fitch Ratings for the fifth consecutive year; its rating with Standard & Poor's is AA+, a notch below. The difference is due to the rating agencies' formulas for economic factors such as per capita income ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Library offering half off overdue fines for Valentine's Day
Chicago Tribune
As its Valentine's Day gift to patrons, the Gail Borden Public Library is offering them half off of all overdue fines when the fine is paid off on Sunday. Both the Main Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, and the Rakow Branch, 2751 W. Bowes Rd. will be ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times
Man extradited from Mexico for violent Wheeling home invasion
Chicago Sun-Times
A northwest suburban man was extradited Wednesday from Mexico after he fled the country during his trial for a violent June 2015 home invasion in northwest suburban Wheeling. Steve Chung, 28, has been charged with home invasion with a firearm, ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times
Suburban firefighter charged with possession of child porn
Chicago Sun-Times
Keith Farnham has been sued while he languishes in prison by two minors who claim they appear in child pornography found on the Elgin Democrat's computer. The minors sued Farnham this week under the pseudonyms “Erin” and “Fiona,” claiming they ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Ex-Olympian to argue self-defense in domestic violence case
Chicago Daily Herald
SALT LAKE CITY -- A lawyer for Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street said Thursday that she was defending herself during a December fight with her father and will demand a jury trial on domestic violence and assault charges. Attorney Joe Wrona said ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Weekend closures, detours slated as part of O'Hare Western Access Project
Chicago Tribune
Motorists will encounter numerous temporary overnight lane closures and detours this weekend on and near Interstate 290 at the interchange with Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway. Illinois Tollway spokeswoman Jan Kemp ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Chicago Daily Herald
Elgin making chickens permanent residents
Chicago Daily Herald
Elgin is permanently allowing backyard chickens, setting a maximum of 25 single-family homes permits. City council members voted 7-2 to make the ordinance change at their committee of the whole meeting Wednesday. The pilot program in 2015 allowed up ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Chicago Tribune
East Dundee 11-year-old racer to greet fans at motorcycle show
Chicago Tribune
Damian Jigalov, of East Dundee, will be at the Chicago International Motorcycle Show in Rosemont this weekend. Damian Jigalov, of East Dundee, will be at the Chicago International Motorcycle Show in Rosemont this weekend. (Motoception Photography ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Chicago Tribune
Shared bike lanes should mean $2 million for Chicago Street project
Chicago Tribune
More sharrows — lanes shared by bicycles and motor vehicles — are in the works for Elgin, and in one case they should mean $2 million for the city to use on a road project. Sharrows are increasingly common lane markings — picturing arrows and bikes ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Boys basketball notes: Westminster's Dillon Rejman hits a high mark
Chicago Tribune
Before Rejman, Elgin Academy senior Dee Robinson also achieved the milestone. Negron currently has 983. The Royals need a bounce-back win after losing to St. Charles East. "It's a landmark that a lot of people want to get to," Negron said of scoring 1 ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Register now for 'Run for the Nuns' 5K Walk/Run
Chicago Daily Herald
The course starts at Thornwood Community Center in South Elgin and runs 3.1 miles through the Thornwood residential neighborhood. The community event is hosted by St. Patrick Catholic Church in conjunction with its 19th annual Here I Am Lord Vocation ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Chicago Tribune
Four injured in accident at Route 72 and Walker Road
Chicago Tribune
Denise MoranElgin Courier-News. The Hampshire Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident with heavy damages at the corner of Illinois 72 and Walker Road at 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, according to officials. "One adult male was extricated and ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times
Man gets work program, court supervision for punching Metra conductor
Chicago Sun-Times
Keith Farnham has been sued while he languishes in prison by two minors who claim they appear in child pornography found on the Elgin Democrat's computer. The minors sued Farnham this week under the pseudonyms “Erin” and “Fiona,” claiming they ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Chicago Daily Herald
Children sue former state Rep. Farnham over child pornography videos
Chicago Daily Herald
Farnham, an Elgin Democrat, started serving a prison term last year. His imprisonment finished a case that started with a federal raid of his home and state office in Elgin, where investigators found data that showed he had been trading child ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Chicago Daily Herald
What IDOT plans to do with potential $84.7 million windfall
Chicago Daily Herald
Yesterday's road to nowhere could be this summer's resurfacing project as state transportation planners await details of a potential $84.7 million windfall for Illinois courtesy of some stale earmarks. A 2016 spending bill approved in late 2015 by ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Chicago Daily Herald
Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters
Chicago Daily Herald
WASHINGTON -- Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters. His "Cruz Crew" mobile app ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Chicago Daily Herald
Ireland slams threats to reporters covering Dublin gang war
Chicago Daily Herald
DUBLIN -- Ireland's largest newspaper group says its reporters covering the Dublin gang war are receiving death threats from criminals because of their work. Thursday's reported threats against two unidentified journalists from Independent News and ...

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Feb 11, 2016
New York holds manufacturers liable for fouled water
Chicago Daily Herald
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York regulators say Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International are required to pay for the investigation and cleanup of a toxic chemical in an upstate village's drinking water. The federal Environmental Protection ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Chicago Daily Herald
LeBron donates uniforms to Toronto-area school teams
Chicago Daily Herald
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James crossed the Canadian border to dish out an All-Star assist. The Cavaliers forward surprised school kids in Toronto by giving them new team uniforms on Thursday, a giveaway sponsored by James' family foundation as a way of ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times
Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham sued by two child porn victims
Chicago Sun-Times
Keith Farnham has been sued while he languishes in prison by two minors who claim they appear in child pornography found on the Elgin Democrat's computer. The minors sued Farnham this week under the pseudonyms “Erin” and “Fiona,” claiming they ...

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