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Spirits of Elgin: Uncovering the Haunted Legacy of the Casket Company
Elgin, Illinois, a city steeped in culture, harbors a spine-chilling history that reaches beyond the grave, particularly at the Elgin Casket Company. This spectral site, now hosting the Evil Intentions Haunted House, whispers tales of its eerie past. Once a bustling hub, crafting final resting places for thousands, including President Calvin Coolidge and John F. Kennedy, the company's walls now echo with ghostly phenomena. Tragic events and grim discoveries have cemented its haunted reputation, drawing in ghost tours and paranormal investigators year-round.
La Fox: A Timeless Treasure of Kane County
In the heart of Kane County, Illinois, the unincorporated community of La Fox stands as a living museum, its streets weaving an enchanting historical tapestry. Established circa 1859, this charming locale beckons visitors to step through a portal to the 19th century. The community's dedication to its past is vividly reflected in the array of historic buildings that dot its landscape, from the iconic Potter House to the Italianate and Folk Victorian styles that were prevalent between 1850 and 1880s.
Savor the Flavors: 8 Must-Try Traditional American Dishes in Elgin
This article presents a selection of eight traditional American dishes you can find in Elgin. Have you had the chance to taste any of these culinary delights yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Baking Wonders of Elk Grove Village: 3 Bakeries You Can't Miss
This article presents a tour of three exceptional bakeries located in Elk Grove Village. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of them yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences, so feel free to share them in the comments section below!
Savor the Smoky Delights: Top 3 Barbeques in Schaumburg
In this article, we will be exploring three distinct barbecue spots in Schaumburg. Have you had the opportunity to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
Belvidere man accused of pistol-whipping woman, drive-by shooting with 2 children in his car
BELVIDERE, Ill. (WTVO) — A month after a shooting occurred in Marengo, investigators have arrested Jacob Mains, 24, of Belvidere, as the prime suspect. According to the Marengo Police Department, on October 26th before 9 p.m., Mains got into an argument with a woman at a house in the 500 block of Kennedy Drive and […]
Local Heroes Light Up Main Street in Kane County's Electric Holiday Parade
Only one grinich pictured here as volunteers and staff with the Kane County Office of Emergency Management decked out one of their vehicles and rolled down Main Street in St. Charles as part of the Electric Light Holiday Parade on November 25th. Thank you to Jeff Wong and Jennifer Hagen for manning the vehicle and taking part in the parade. Well done everyone. Learn how to become a member of the Kane County Office of Emergency Management by clicking here.Visit here for more details.
Savor the Flavor: A Tour of Hoffman Estates' Top 3 Bakeries
In this article, we will be exploring three exceptional bakeries located in Hoffman Estates. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these delightful establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
A Taste of Geneva: Exploring the City's 4 Most Delectable Bakeries
In this article, we'll be exploring four exceptional bakeries located in Geneva. Have you had the chance to visit any of these delightful establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
The Enduring Legacy of Haeger Potteries: A Testament to American Craftsmanship
Haeger Potteries, once an industrial cornerstone of East Dundee, Illinois, concluded its remarkable 145-year journey in 2016. Founded in 1871 by David H. Haeger, the pottery factory not only aided in rebuilding Chicago with its bricks after the Great Fire but evolved into a celebrated creator of ceramic artware. The introduction of artware in 1914 marked a pivotal shift for the company, leading to the iconic Royal Haeger line, famed for its art deco influences and lustrous finishes.
Indulge in Barrington: Unearthing 3 Exceptional Bakeries Worth Your Visit
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional bakeries located in Barrington. Have you had the chance to visit any of them yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so don't hesitate to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Retired Elgin (IL) Firefighter Has Tons of Pumper Memories
John Tobin was an Elgin Fire Department firefighter from 1979 to 2014. The “tons of memories” that John has today is a 1975 American LaFrance Century Series, 1,500 gallons-per-minute (gpm), pumper. That rig was the first pumper that John worked on. It was the most beautiful pumper that he laid eyes on.
Hoffman Estates: From Retail Giant to Data Hub
Once the cornerstone of Hoffman Estates' economy, Sears Holdings Corporation's presence in the village marked a significant chapter in both retail history and local prosperity. The world-renowned retailer's headquarters, occupying a sprawling 2.3 million square-foot campus since the mid-90s, symbolized growth and opportunity, drawing in businesses and residential development. As Mayor Bill McLeod stated, Sears 'put Hoffman Estates on the map,' creating a vibrant community around its nucleus.
Rare (and Creepy) Toys Found In Abandoned Illinois Mansion
A wealthy Barrington Hills, Illinois toy collector, a death, and a multi-million dollar mansion filled with vintage toys, all of it left behind. It never gets old looking through photos of abandoned places around Illinois and wondering what the backstory might be, even more so when it's an abandoned mansion.
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in south elgin, IL
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to south elgin..
IL south elgin's Most Loveable Puppies Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around south elgin.
McHenry County DOT Begins Tree Removal on Randall Road, Possible Traffic Disruptions Ahead
The McHenry County Department of Transportation (DOT) started removing trees along Randall Road, from Ackman Road to Polaris Drive/Acorn Lane, in the week of November 27, 2023. The tree removal, which depends on weather conditions, is happening on the specified route.
The Enduring Legacy of Thomas Stillwell Huntley and the Founding of Huntley, Illinois
The Village of Huntley, Illinois, proudly carries the name of its founder, Thomas Stillwell Huntley, whose vision in the mid-19th century laid the foundation for a thriving community. Born in 1807 in New York, Thomas moved west with his family and purchased land in Northern Illinois. His strategic foresight in acquiring acreage along the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad line and his generous donations of land for vital community structures, such as a train station and a town square, ensured Huntley's growth as a key agricultural hub after its incorporation in 1872.
Recent Lakewood Drone Use
I find this new tool to be interesting, so I asked the Police Department to let me know how it has been used. On 10-22-2023, Drone requested by CLPD to help check the area of Randall/Ackman for missing suicidal subject-Subject located at Hospital. On 10-24-2023 Drone deployed to look for...
Holiday Season Events in Elgin: Nov 27th-Dec 2nd Schedule for Residents
Elgin has planned a series of events this week to commemorate the holiday season. The events will take place at the Recreation Center, the Public Library, the Farmers' Market, and downtown Elgin.