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Hemmens Events

  1. Elgin Standing Together II

    January 20, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

    Elgin Standing Together II Speakers: Mayor David Kaptain, Dr. Dorothea Poulos, Attorney Shirley Sadjadi, Representative Anna Moeller & Joyce Fountain Music by Jada Hunter, Xitlali Garcia & Char McAllister The of City of Elgin has a rich history of service to those in need, embracing and welcoming the diversity of all its community members and supporting that which is right and just. We are joining in solidarity with all of the marches/rallies going on around the country. Be a part of this event! "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." —Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘Letter from Birmingham, Alabama Jail’, April 16, 1963 Brought to you in partnership by the Elgin Human Relations Commission, Elgin City of Peace, the YWCA of Elgin and other Elgin Area Organizations.

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  2. Elgin Literary Festival

    January 26, 5:00 PM - January 27, 4:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

    A celebration of the written word for readers and writers of all ages.

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  3. Elgin Symphony Orchestra's John Williams: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg

    January 27, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

    John Williams: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:30 pm A program of John Williams’s film scores from Steven Spielberg movies conducted by ESO Music Director Andrew Grams. With music from E.T., Jaws, Close Encounters and more, this evening is sure to entertain. A cash bar will be available for this and every ESO concert. No atm on site, so please plan accordingly.

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  4. Elgin Symphony Orchestra's John Williams: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg

    January 28, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

    John Williams: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:30 pm A program of John Williams’s film scores from Steven Spielberg movies conducted by ESO Music Director Andrew Grams. With music from E.T., Jaws, Close Encounters and more, this evening is sure to entertain. A cash bar will be available for this and every ESO concert. No atm on site, so please plan accordingly.

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Police Events

  1. Chief's Monthly Community Meeting

    January 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Elgin Police Department North Community Room

    Meet with Chief Jeff Swoboda and talk about community issues.

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  2. Coffee with a Cop

    January 25, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    All are invited to meet with Elgin officers on Thursday, January 25, from 6-7 p.m. at the Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve. This is achieved by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and getting to know the officers in your neighborhood.

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Public Meetings

  1. Chief's Monthly Community Meeting

    January 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Elgin Law Enforcement Facility, North Community Room

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  2. Strategic Plan Advisory Commission

    January 23, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Hall

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  3. City Council Meeting

    January 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Council Chambers, Elgin City Hall

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  4. Elgin Design Review SUbcommittee

    January 30, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Council Chambers, Elgin City Hall

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  5. Parks and Recreation Department

    January 30, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Centre of Elgin

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Special Events & Elgin Art Showcase

  1. City Skate

    November 20, 9:00 AM, 2017 - March 4, 2018, 9:00 PM @ City Skate is an outdoor rink located on the Civic Center Plaza between Hemmens and City Hall.

    Please contact the Parks and Recreation Information Line DAILY for updated ice conditions at City Skate, 847-931-6140 or visit our website at www.cityofelgin.org.

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  2. Bison Feeding in Lords Park

    January 27, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Elgin Public Museum

    Meet at the museum then walk to Lords Park. Space is limited, so register early.

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