Save the date, save the city.
Saturday evening is Elgin's annual Nightmare on Chicago Street zombie-themed street party, and this year those involved with putting on the event have come up with quite a few fresh twists to keep the gathering from seeming like the movie "Groundhog Day."
In "It Came From the Lab" Pawlowski is Mr. Drakeson, a very curmudgeonly boss, and also appears as a local bum. Metzger said the plot involves Roxi, a dizzy secretary, who accidentally spills a liquid from a lab on the floor, which her dog laps up.
"The dog begins to slowly grow bigger until he leaves the building and wreaks havoc on the city," Metzger said. "It is up to the scientist to create an antidote to save the city and return Mr. Nibbles to his normal size, all the while winning the heart of Roxi in the end."
Relax New macabre twists keep Elgin's Nightmare on Chicago Street fresh stories
An Elgin ordinance that could label a handful of people as nuisance offenders and ban them from the downtown area for breaking some local laws raises concerns for the American Civil Liberties Union and local social services.
Fifty years ago, Bob Schroeder was on duty as a 32-year-old rookie Elgin patrolman when he heard about something happening in the city that he wanted to see for himself.
The Elgin City Council Wednesday evening is set to consider a $50,000 emergency to the Latino Treatment Center to help it continue to operate while the state's budget remains a work in progress.
After an Elgin City Council member blasted a closed-door discussion about the sale of downtown land to a local church as a "backdoor deal," fellow council members and the mayor called their colleague's actions improper.
Who's the homeowner who managed to use 11.8-million gallons of water in a single year? The city isn't naming names, but the Center for Investigative Reporting has narrowed down the list to seven likely suspects.
Following the announcement that the state will be renovating a part of the Elgin Mental Health Center to treat Illinois prison inmates who need psychiatric care, local officials on Monday were seeking answers to concerns they have regarding the move.
Residents of a memory care facility for older adults in South Elgin were evacuated early Saturday morning because of a fire, according to a release from the South Elgin & Countryside Fire Protection District.
In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, crashes of two airliners hijacked by terrorists that ultimately pulverized the World Trade Center, Elgin firefighters John Fahy, Jim Mulvihill, John Tobin and Anthony Bialek drove east to deliver a needed ladder truck to the New York City Fire Department.
A historic cultural destruction trial. Continued fallout from the Marina Abramovic controversy. And Larry Gagosian helps Hillary Clinton. Plus: The unstable art market, what the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative could do to housing (not pretty) and a perfume ad for the ages. This is the Roundup:
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