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A look behind the scenes at Elgin’s  Emergency Communications Center

ELGIN — It’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, honoring the 200,000 or so people who work in dispatching across the nation — including the 17 women and six men who make up the staff at Elgin’s Emergency Communications Center. “This is very difficult work, and …Read More

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Elgin officials encouraging residents to make use of text option for city’s CodeRed alert system

ELGIN — The city wants residents to know they can keep abreast of emergencies and other important matters in Elgin by signing up to receive text messages through its CodeRed alert system. “The system allows us to notify the public in an emergency by calling …Read More

A woman’s place is in the maul

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It’s easy for a woman to make friends while in high school and college. They share the same classrooms, cheer for the same teams and … Read More