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  • Chariot find at settlement site [ Birnie Scotland Iron Age ]

    08/30/2008 1:01:32 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 175+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, August 28, 2008 | Steven McKenzie
    Archaeologists have uncovered a small - but vital - clue to the use of a chariot in Moray. The piece for a horse harness was found during the latest dig at an Iron Age site at Birnie, near Elgin. Dr Fraser Hunter, of the National Museums of Scotland, said it was further evidence of the high status of its inhabitants. Excavations would have been unlikely at Birnie if not for the discovery of Roman coins 10 years ago. Glass beads that may have been made at Culbin Sands, near Nairn, in the Highlands, a dagger and quern stones for making...
  • Elgin, Illinois Man Booked A Prostitute - And She Turns Out To Be His Wife

    08/15/2017 5:58:33 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 92 replies
    Telegraph Sun ^ | 8/14/2017
    A 52 year old man in Elgin, Illinois was taken by surprise after a prostitute he hired through a website turned out to be his own wife of the past 19 years. The man had been using the site for some months to hire prostitutes and meet them for sex at motels in neighboring areas. Last weekend, the man told his wife he was going out drinking with work colleagues, when in reality he was traveling to a motel on the outskirts of town. Upon checking into the motel the man used his phone to access his regular website used...
  • Illinois budget crisis could shut down Aurora-area road projects

    06/25/2017 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 23, 2017 | Steve Lord, Rafael Guerrero and Gloria Casas (Aurora Beacon-News)
    It's possible Illinois is about to come down with a statewide case of Seasonal Affected Disorder. The season is construction, which an old joke says is one of two in Illinois. The disorder is the continuing one in Springfield, where the ongoing budget crisis is about to shut down road projects during the height of that season. And the affected are everyone from officials who work to put needed projects together, to the drivers who have to negotiate construction zones and torn up streets. In Aurora, workers last week got the barriers and cones out to reduce Farnsworth Avenue, near...
  • Boy Severely Beaten at Suburban Middle School by Another Student

    02/07/2017 8:08:53 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 79 replies
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | NBC Chicago Story Monkey
    A 12-year-old boy was in a coma over the weekend after being severely beaten by another student at a northwest suburban middle school Friday. Kenyon Woods Middle School Principal Lisa Olsem said the young boy was “assaulted by another student” just before noon. He suffered severe injuries and was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin before being transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. {SNIP} At the Elgin school district meeting Monday night, the student board member wore green, a symbol officials say is meant to represent hope. Others throughout the district wore the color in...
  • New indictment against Elgin Islamic leader accused of sex abuse

    03/27/2015 11:01:03 AM PDT · by esoxmagnum · 4 replies
    The Courier News ^ | 3/25/2015 | George Houde
    A prominent Islamic leader who was previously arrested in the alleged sexual abuse of an employee now faces additional charges after he was formally indicted. Mohammed Abdullah Saleem, an imam who founded the Institute of Islamic Education in Elgin, appeared in court Wednesday, where an indictment was read charging him with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, criminal sexual abuse, attempted aggravated criminal sexual abuse, unlawful restraint and aggravated battery. Saleem, 75, had previously been charged with criminal sexual abuse and aggravated battery. more at link:
  • 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
    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 ^ | 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...