Police, fire departments’ friendly competition brings Christmas cheer Posted in: Lifestyle Elgin Police Department and Elgin Fire Department rekindled their holiday rivalry once again for the Battle of Main Street on Thursday evening at Sip, Shop & Stroll, competing to see which department could bring in the most donated toys this year for Blue Santa and Bluebonnet Trails Community Services. People were encouraged to drop off new, unopened toys at locations throughout downtown Elgin, with Rainey Real Estate hosting EPD and Chemn Cafe, The Healthy Spot and A Flower Connection collecting for EFD. Ultimately, the fire department was victorious in this year’s Battle of the Badges, earning the trophy and the ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!