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  • Elgin officials shocked by child porn investigation of ex-Rep. Farnham

    03/26/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3-26-2014 | Stephanie K. Baer
    Reports that federal agents were looking for evidence of child pornography when they seized computers from the Elgin district office of former state Rep. Keith Farnham shocked local officials who said the lawmaker was well-liked and active in the community. "I couldn't even fathom it. I was stunned," said former Elgin Mayor Ed Schock, adding that Farnham always worked on the city's behalf. Farnham has not been accused of any crime. Federal agents were searching for documents "pertaining to the possession, receipt or distribution of child pornography" as well as computer files, copies and negatives of child pornography or any...
  • Dem. lawmaker, co-sponsor of child porn laws, resigns; state office, home raided for child porn

    03/24/2014 8:00:07 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 30 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 23, 2014 | by Joe Saunders
    e day after a Democrat Illinois lawmaker cruised to victory in his party’s primary Tuesday, he gave up his seat in the wake of a child pornography raid. State Rep. Keith Farnham stepped down from representing Elgin, a city about 35 miles northwest of Chicago, days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided his home and his state office in Springfield. Items that were seized included the laptop computer Farnham used on the House floor, The Associated Press reported. The search warrant sought material that “in any format and medium concerning minors visually depicted while engaged in sexually explicit conduct,”...
  • Surveillance Drone Spotted Near Chicago - For NATO Summit?

    05/16/2012 8:50:33 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 60 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 13th 2012 | MisterBees
    This was filmed in Elgin, Illinois about 40 miles from Chicago. I assume it's for the NATO summit this week as a security measure.
  • Elgin man charged in shooting death

    08/03/2011 1:58:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Eighteen-year-old Guillermo Pineda, of Elgin, and a group of his friends were on the 800 block of Arthur Drive late Monday shortly before 11 p.m. — just a few blocks from Pineda’s home. Around the same time, Donald Rattanavong, 57, looked out his window and saw a group of teenagers near his car, which was parked on the street. Rattanavong, armed with a small caliber handgun walked outside and yelled at the teens before firing multiple shots, Elgin police said. Advertisement One of those bullets struck Pineda, of the 1100 block of Iroquois Drive. Pineda died at Sherman Hospital Monday...
  • Teacher stabbed by student (Loses eye)

    01/24/2008 7:06:47 PM PST · by Main Street · 36 replies · 332+ views
    FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS ^ | January 22, 2008 | STNG WIRE REPORTS
    ELGIN) An Elgin High School teacher stabbed by a student Friday morning has been released from the hospital, according to a statement from Elgin School District U46. Carolyn Gilbert, a family and consumer sciences teacher, was stabbed by a 16-year-old male student with a steak knife four times in the back of her neck and once near her eye, according to witnesses. Elgin High School staff confirmed Saturday that Gilbert lost her eye as a result of the attack. The male student, whose name has not been released, entered the teacher’s empty first-floor classroom at 11:15 a.m. shortly after the...
  • Sausage keeps Southside cooking 125 years

    05/30/2007 6:09:21 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 46 replies · 1,015+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | May 30, 2007 | By Kitty Crider
    Sausage is the secret to the oldest 'cue restaurant in state By Kitty Crider AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, May 30, 2007 ELGIN — Twice a week for 42 years, cotton gin owner Jimmy Sybert has made the 32-mile round trip from Taylor to Southside Market & Barbeque here for what he considers the best sausage around. "I used to order a yard of it," he says, extending his arms to a 36-inch length. Now, he has cut back to 18 inches or so of the juicy fresh beef sausage. But why drive to Elgin for lunch? Taylor is known for its...
  • Minutemen met by peaceful protesters

    02/26/2006 10:26:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 669+ views
    SuburbanChicagoNews.com ^ | 02.26.06 | Nathaniel Zimmer
    Minutemen met by peaceful protesters MICHAEL R. SCHMIDT / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Demonstrators protest outside The Centre of Elgin on Saturday, where the Illinois Minutemen group held its "No Amnesty" meeting. MICHAEL R. SCHMIDT / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Special police tactical vehicles park along Fulton Street in anticipation of possible trouble during protests outside the Illinois Minutemen's meeting Saturday at The Centre of Elgin. ELGIN — With the police a notable but not overwhelming presence, a meeting of the Illinois chapter of the Minuteman Project came off without a hitch Saturday afternoon, while not far away, a mixed but mainly Hispanic crowd...
  • Playing for all Elgin Marbles

    08/01/2004 8:48:19 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 86 replies · 1,265+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 1, 2004 | SUSAN NAGEL
    Dispute between Greece, England resumes with Olympics Games With the Olympic Games soon to open in Athens, one of the more bitter rivalries in history is set to resume, and it doesn't involve parallel bars or water polo. The Greek government is spending tens of millions of dollars on a museum atop the Acropolis in hopes that Britain will choose this occasion to return the Elgin Marbles, the elaborate sets of sculptures pried off the Parthenon and shipped to London two centuries ago. The British, unsurprisingly, have not complied. To understand why the sculptures mean so much to both...