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Elgin High School celebrates 150 years, 43,000 graduates at All-Class Reunion  Chicago Tribune

Alumni of Elgin High School toured the current school on Maroon Drive and the former building on Gifford Street during a 150th anniversary celebration ...

Elgin High's archive room tells story of one of oldest public high schools in Illinois, turning 150 this year  Chicago Tribune

The small room at Elgin High School contains artifacts bearing extra significance to the school this year.

Elgin High School celebrates 150 years with calendar of old and new photos  Chicago Tribune

The pictures found in the calendar contain a mix of old and new pictures of Elgin High School, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this school year. Some of ...

Police: South Elgin High School student threw bleach on another student  Chicago Daily Herald

A South Elgin High School student was charged with battery after she threw bleach on another student that also splashed onto staff members.

Images: South Elgin High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

South Elgin High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

Girl Throws Bleach On Another Girl At South Elgin High School  CBS Chicago

Chicago (CBS) — A 14-year-old girl brought a water bottle filled with bleach to South Elgin High School Wednesday and threw it at a fellow student, police said.

After losing his parents to gun violence and cancer, an Elgin teen considered leaving school. He graduates thi  Chicago Tribune

Elgin teen Ivan Carmona did not let personal losses stop him from graduating from Elgin High School this weekend.

U-46 seeks input on Bartlett, Streamwood high school academies  Chicago Daily Herald

Elgin Area School District U-46 officials are seeking community feedback on how to revise and update the academy programs at Bartlett and Streamwood high ...

U-46 board honors students for state contest wins  Chicago Daily Herald

The Elgin Area School District U-46 school board Monday night recognized 12 students for earning first place in several statewide competitions -- the SkillsUSA ...

Larkin, South Elgin student plays earn invite to be staged at state theater festival  Chicago Tribune

Larkin's “Faculty Portrait” was selected for the Illinois High School Theatre Festival, as well as South Elgin High School's adaptation of “The Addams Family.”

South Elgin Teen Threw Bleach On Student During Fight: Cops  Elgin, IL Patch

Bleach Throwing At S. Elgin HS Leads To Charges - Elgin, IL - According to report, police said three staff members at South Elgin HS were sent to hospital after ...

U-46's first girls lacrosse team determined to make it  Chicago Daily Herald

Learning a new sport is hard enough. Creating a new program from the ground up and building a cohesive team with people from varying disciplines is "a ...

17-year-old from Elgin is Boys & Girls Clubs' state youth of the year  Chicago Daily Herald

Damaryan Benton, 17, a senior at Elgin High School praised for his leadership and commitment to helping younger kids, was named 2019 Illinois Youth of the ...

U-46 students excel in state Future Health Professionals competition  Chicago Daily Herald

Twenty students from the Elgin Area School District U-46 HOSA -- Future Health Professionals team composed of Streamwood, Bartlett, and South Elgin high ...

Second teen arrested for making online threat against an Elgin high school  Chicago Tribune

A 16-year-old student was arrested Tuesday for making an online threat against an Elgin high school, the second such case in as many days and the third ...

U-46 seniors named State Scholars Submitted by Elgin Area Community School District 46 Dec 7  Chicago Daily Herald

In recognition of their academic performance, nearly 280 seniors at the five Elgin Area School District U-46 high schools have been designated as Illinois State ...

Here’s where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in the Chicago area  Chicago Tribune

If a big, bombastic fireworks display is on your bucket list for this Fourth of July holiday week, we've got you covered. Find a display in Chicago and the suburbs ...

Aurora driver cited in crash that killed off-duty Hoffman Estates cop  Chicago Daily Herald

The monthlong investigation into the June 3 motorcycle crash that killed off-duty Hoffman Estates police officer David Domin in South Barrington has resulted in ...

Elgin HS teacher fired after being found asleep, apparently drunk at school: district records  Chicago Tribune

An Elgin High School teacher found asleep and believed to be drunk during school was fired earlier this month by the School District U46 board, according to ...

Parents of U-46 special education graduates organize alumni prom  Chicago Daily Herald

For the second straight year, parents of special education graduates from Elgin Area School District U-46 are taking matters into their own hands by organizing ...

Lacrosse: Huntley girls, South Elgin boys surging forward  Chicago Daily Herald

After winning just 1 game a year ago, the Huntley girls lacrosse team is 6-5 and looking for more wins -- maybe a lot more.

As always, Elgin Sports Hall of Fame banquet another successful gala  Chicago Daily Herald

The Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation held its 39th annual banquet and induction ceremony Sunday night at The Centre of Elgin, and as is the case every ...

U-46 honors social worker, top 2% of graduating seniors  Chicago Daily Herald

Karen Osborne knew she wanted to be "a sounding board" for students based on her own high school experience when a social worker helped her process grief ...

U-46 Latino students to receive scholarships Saturday  Chicago Daily Herald

More than 20 Elgin Area School District U-46 high school seniors will be honored during Club Guadalupano's annual Latino Awards Banquet Saturday at the ...

Friday Flyover: Elgin High School  WLS-TV

This week, we feature Elgin High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!

Streamwood girl surprised with new bike for Month of the Military Child  Chicago Daily Herald

Zariah Farmby will celebrate summer vacation with a new bicycle, thanks to a surprise delivery by some Elgin High School student athletes. The Elgin High ...

Community leaders to serve as 'Principals for a Day' in U-46  Chicago Daily Herald

Elgin Area School District U-46 will host its 11th annual "Principal for a Day" event on Friday, Dec. 7, with more than 50 local leaders experiencing school life ...

Baseball: South Elgin answers Schaumburg's challenges  Chicago Daily Herald

Any baseball elevated into the 20-mph wind blowing straight out to left field at Schaumburg High School Wednesday had a chance to clear the fence.

Elgin Teacher Found Asleep, Apparently Drunk On Job: Report

ELGIN, IL – An Elgin High School social studies teacher has been fired after he allegedly skipped one of his classes and was found sleeping, and apparently ...

Renovated Elgin High School welding lab certified as accredited testing facility  Northwest Herald

The welding program at Elgin High School recently earned accreditation from the American Welding Society, certifying the school's newly renovated welding lab ...

Baseball: West Aurora evens series with South Elgin  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora senior first baseman Alex Diaz needed a bounce-back game like Tuesday's 7-5, eight-inning win at South Elgin.

Girls soccer: Barthelt boots South Elgin past Bartlett  Chicago Daily Herald

South Elgin coach Laura Snow's pregame talk Wednesday night was a prophetic one.

Boys lacrosse: Neuqua Valley handles South Elgin for sectional crown  Chicago Daily Herald

Neuqua Valley faced a big challenge Friday in the Geneva sectional title game -- how to stop high-scoring South Elgin.

Images: Elgin High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

Elgin High School held their 2018 graduation ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates Saturday, May 26.

Suburban high school cheerleaders win gold at world championships  Chicago Daily Herald

Students from several suburban high schools won gold as part of the U.S. National Junior Coed Team that placed first in the International Cheer Union World ...

Elgin High student's documentary puts 'positive light' on school, city  Chicago Tribune

For most high school seniors, the last semester is a victory lap to graduation. For fellow high school senior Sam Olson, though, it will mean interviewing students, ...

Larkin's defense steps up, quiets Elgin  Chicago Daily Herald

The Larkin defense smothered Elgin at one end while Pierre Black and company rained shots from 3-point range at the other in a 69-54 victory at Chesbrough ...

Baseball: Zagorski, South Elgin stymie Bartlett  Chicago Daily Herald

Robbie Zagorski held down Bartlett for 6 innings, and South Elgin's bats finally came alive late as the Storm downed the visiting Hawks, 7-0, in Upstate Eight ...

Jerry Bear, owner of first Elgin McDonald's and founder of Bear Family Restaurants, dies at 86  Chicago Tribune

Bear Family Restaurants co-founder Gerald "Jerry" Bear died Friday at the age of 86. The South Elgin-based company operates two dozen McDonald's ...

Gehrig returning to Larkin as head football coach  Chicago Daily Herald

Matt Gehrig is returning to Larkin High School as head football coach, a post he held from 2008-09.

Three new principals take helm in U-46  Chicago Daily Herald

Three new principals will take the helm next week at Elgin Area School District U-46 schools as students return to classes Aug. 15.

With just 5 precincts still out, Kaptain appears headed to a third term as Elgin mayor  Chicago Tribune

Incumbent David Kaptain appears to have bested challenger Carol Rauschenberger in Tuesday's mayoral election. With all 61 precincts in Kane County ...

U-46 to highlight high school academies at open house Submitted by Elgin Area District U  Chicago Daily Herald

Elgin Area District U-46 is hosting a series of open house events to highlight the district's five high school academy programs. Academy Open Houses are ...

Girls soccer: Barrington blanks South Elgin  Chicago Daily Herald

Megan McClure must know what it's like to be a target in a shooting gallery. Barrington pelted the South Elgin goalkeeper with shots all evening long. McClure ...

Bloom High School principal to take over at Elgin High  Chicago Tribune

Elgin High School has a new principal, School District U46 announced this week.

Softball: Fremd rolls past South Elgin in regional final  Chicago Daily Herald

Fremd won its own Class 4A softball regional title Saturday, defeating South Elgin 9-1.

Cliff's notes: Actor John Ratzenberger offers advice to students in U-46 media academy  Chicago Daily Herald

Actor John Ratzenberger was the keynote speaker Tuesday as the Beacon Academy of Media and Digital Arts based at South Elgin High School held its eighth ...

U-46 to screen free documentary Tuesday on play-based kindergarten  Chicago Daily Herald

Elgin Area School District U-46 will host a free documentary screening exploring the advantages of play-based approaches to learning in kindergarten on ...

Randy Hopp: Candidate profile  Chicago Daily Herald

Randy Hopp is a candidate for Gail Borden Library board.

Boys lacrosse: South Elgin adjusts, beats Wheaton Academy  Chicago Daily Herald

It took South Elgin three quarters to solve Wheaton Academy's zone defense in Wednesday's second sectional semifinal at Geneva.

2018-19 Online Registration Now Open For U-46 Schools

2018-19 Online Registration Open For U-46 Schools - Elgin, IL - All U-46 parents must register their students online for the 2018-19 school year.

U-46 to show documentary on play-based kindergarten  Chicago Daily Herald

Elgin Area School District U-46 will host a free screening on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for "Kindergarten: Where Play and Learning Can Meet," a new documentary that ...

U-46 hires new principal for Elgin High  Chicago Daily Herald

Elgin schools' officials have hired former Chicago Public Schools administrator Krystal Thomas to lead Elgin High School.

2 Teachers Earn Fellowship Through Ohio University  Elgin, IL Patch

2 Teachers Earn Fellowship Through Ohio University - Elgin, IL - Heather Misner, a teacher at Elgin High School, and Linsey Rose, a teacher at STEM Magnet ...

Lacrosse: St. Charles North, South Elgin among favorites at Geneva sectional  Chicago Daily Herald

It may be a little hard to believe, especially with the crummy spring weather, that the IHSA state lacrosse playoffs are just a few weeks away.

Baseball: Anderson fans 19, shuts out Elgin  Chicago Daily Herald

Larkin pitcher Max Anderson etched his name in the IHSA record books in an 8-0 victory over Elgin at Trout Park Wednesday.

Elgin High School Culinary Arts Students Win State Competition

Culinary Arts Students Win State Competition - Crystal Lake-Cary, IL - The board of education recognized EHS seniors Jessica Aguayo, Jorge Delgado, Yesenia ...

Sectional loss leaves South Elgin in foul mood  Chicago Daily Herald

Peyton Kennedy will probably haunt the nightmares of South Elgin girls basketball players through the summer.

Nothing but fun for former Maroons, Royals  Chicago Daily Herald

There is an intrinsic beauty in watching a 36-year-old father of three throw a behind-the-back outlet pass to a 32-year-old consultant who then lobs an alley-oop ...

Elgin Math and Science Academy opens Wednesday: 5 things to know  Chicago Tribune

After years of uncertainty over whether organizers would ever get approval to open the first charter school in Elgin, 208 K-3 students will meet their new teachers ...

'Bachelor' host Chris Harrison dating Elgin High grad Lauren Zima  Chicago Tribune

"The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison and “Entertainment Tonight” correspondent Lauren Zima, who hails from unincorporated Elgin Township, made their ...

Bartlett storms back to knock off South Elgin  Chicago Daily Herald

The winner of the annual football game between Bartlett and South Elgin receives a traveling trophy called the Rivalry Bell.

How Elgin High School nearly lost its name  Chicago Daily Herald

What's in a name? Apparently everything when it comes to a high school. At least that was the case 50 years ago this spring when the U-46 Board of Education, ...

Girls soccer: South Elgin tops Huntley in OT on Barthelt's goal  Chicago Daily Herald

South Elgin won a conference title, but the Storm wasn't satisfied. They felt they needed at least a regional title to complete their mission. The Storm ...

Elgin High honors 39 notable alumni  Chicago Daily Herald

A Nobel Prize-winning chemist, other distinguished scientists, actors and journalists are among 39 Elgin High School graduates inducted Thursday into the ...

Juvenile pleads guilty to role, Carpentersville woman sentenced in 2016 Elgin kidnapping  Northwest Herald

A juvenile has pleaded guilty to playing a role in a 2016 kidnapping and beating of an Elgin woman, and a Carpentersville woman has been sentenced in the ...

Construction on ramp from north Randall Road to east Route 20 in Elgin will start in spring, county says  Chicago Tribune

Kane County is set to start a $9 million construction project next year that would create an entrance ramp from northbound Randall Road to eastbound Route 20, ...

Girls track and field: West Aurora runs away with Upstate Eight title  Chicago Daily Herald

Dajour Miles wanted to get the edge off. Victoria Spagnola sought redemption.

Elgin High culinary team preps for weekend national competition  Chicago Daily Herald

Four Elgin High School culinary students compete this weekend in the National ProStart Invitational in Providence, Rhode Island, after taking first place in the ...

Easter Bunny visits, egg hunts, egg dying and more planned for the Elgin area in the next few weeks  Chicago Tribune

Plenty of Easter-related activities are planned for the Elgin area in the next couple of weeks.

Elgin High names David Hess head basketball coach  DuPage Policy Journal

David Hess has been named the new boys' basketball coach at Elgin High School.

Larkin pulls away from Elgin in 4th quarter  Chicago Daily Herald

Larkin started the postgame homecoming fireworks early in a 52-14 victory over Elgin at Memorial Field on Friday.

Lacrosse: Record doesn't tell full story for several growing teams  Chicago Daily Herald

It's been a season of firsts for Fox Valley lacrosse programs, for both boys and girls. And while the wins may not always be in the offing, the growth of the sport ...

Girls volleyball: South Elgin keeps UEC title hopes alive  Chicago Daily Herald

South Elgin inched closer to its first girls volleyball conference championship by beating Bartlett Wednesday night.

U46 high schools kick off homecoming week festivities  Chicago Tribune

The smell of school spirit will rise at five District U46 high schools when Homecoming Week gets underway Sunday at Elgin High School and festivities will run ...

Boys track and field: Metea Valley makes history at SCN sectional  Chicago Daily Herald

Metea Valley "worked the process" all the way to the Class 3A St. Charles North boys track and field sectional title Thursday.

Larkin names Planz new coach  Chicago Daily Herald

New Larkin football coach Ron Planz can explain to a high school player exactly what college coaches look for in a recruit.

Former Elgin High teacher applied for space travel aboard Challenger  Chicago Tribune

Former Elgin High School teacher Jane Roll was known for her spirit of adventure and her benevolent nature. Family and friends share their memories of.

Suburban educators say vocational programs need community support  Chicago Daily Herald

Destigmatizing careers that don't require a college degree is key to bridging a growing nationwide skills gap, say some lawmakers, educators and business ...

Images: Streamwood High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

Streamwood High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

Baseball: DeConcilis saves day, regional title for Lake Park  Chicago Daily Herald

Left fielder Johnny DeConcilis took the big risk. The Lake Park baseball team reaped the big reward.

Councilwoman Rauschenberger says she's running for mayor of Elgin  Chicago Tribune

Elgin City Councilwoman Carol Rauschenberger has announced plans to run against incumbent Mayor Dave Kaptain in next spring's election.

Scouting Fox Valley baseball  Chicago Daily Herald

A preview of the 2019 Fox Valley area baseball teams.

Boys track and field: Scouting Fox Valley area sectionals  Chicago Daily Herald

The numbers show that when the calendar hits May, the Burlington Central boys track and field team shines.

US News Best High Schools 2019: Lockport East Makes List  Homer Glen, IL Patch

LTHS Makes Elite US News List - Homer Glen-Lockport, IL - U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best High Schools list Tuesday. Here's how schools in ...

Boys track and field: West Aurora leaves Upstate Eight on top  Chicago Daily Herald

The West Aurora boys track and field team went the distance Thursday to secure its last-ever Upstate Eight Conference title.

Elgin Riverside Club honors longtime bartender Jane Culver  Chicago Daily Herald

The Elgin Riverside Club will be hosting an open house to celebrate longtime bartender Jane Culver and her years of *service* on Sunday, April 7.

1 woman killed, three other people injured in Sunday morning shooting at Elgin bar, police say  Chicago Tribune

One woman was killed and three other people injured in a shooting Sunday outside D Hangout Bar & Grill in Elgin.

District 46 To Celebrate Its Graduates This Weekend  Elgin, IL Patch

ELGIN, IL – High school graduations will be held on Saturday, May 26 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, and U-46 seniors have a lot to celebrate, school ...

U-46 recognizes special education graduates  Chicago Daily Herald

More than 25 students graduated this week from Elgin Area School District U-46's special education transition programs.

U-46 Names 16 New Principals, Administrators For Upcoming School Year

U-46 Names 16 New Principals, Administrators - Elgin, IL - Find out who will be joining the school district, and who has been promoted.

U46 schools testing pilot program to help kids work through traumas  Chicago Tribune

Abbott Middle School in Elgin has been conducting mindfulness exercises this year as part of a School District U46 pilot program on trauma-informed care.

Images: Larkin vs. Elgin, Week 8 football  Chicago Daily Herald

The Larkin Royals hosted the Elgin Maroons for football action on Friday, Oct. 12 in Elgin.

Softball: Crystal Lake South tops Hampshire to stay unbeaten  Chicago Daily Herald

Crystal Lake South 11, Hampshire 4: The Gators (11-0) scored early on a double by Emily Sulikowski, a single by Maddie Bush, and a single by Skylar Olsen in ...

What's a 'maroon?' Elgin HS looks to adopt mascot  Chicago Daily Herald

So, just what's a "Maroon? Well, it's someone from Elgin High School -- one of the oldest high schools in the state. In recent times, the idea of adopting a new ...

U-46's revamped alternative school gives students hope  Chicago Daily Herald

DREAM Academy, Elgin Area School District U-46's revamped alternative program for students struggling in conventional classrooms, is giving those teens new ...

Fox Valley All-Area Baseball Team  Chicago Daily Herald

Max Anderson, Larkin. This senior delivered on the mound and at the plate. He led the Royals with a .419 batting average (34-for-89), 12 doubles and 16 RBI.

Images: Hampshire High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

Hampshire High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

Rising blues star from Elgin dies at 33  Chicago Daily Herald

Mike Ledbetter, an Elgin singer and guitarist who was a rising star in the international blues scene, died Monday. Friends and colleagues have shown an ...

School: Potential Abduction Attempt Turned Out to Be 'Honest Mistake'  NBC Chicago

Officials at a South Elgin middle school say a "suspicious" incident that authorities believed may have been a potential abduction attempt turned out to be an ...

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