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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Elgin is a city of choice

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Established in 1854, the city of Elgin, Illinois is a historic, culturally and economically diverse, rapidly-growing community located 35 miles from the city of Chicago in Kane and Cook counties. Over 112,000 people are proud to call Elgin their home beca...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Elgin provides opportunities

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Elgin has exceptional transportation access to all points throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Elgin is connected to O’Hare International Airport, Midway Airport, the city of Chicago and all western suburbs via the Interstate-90 and the Elgin-O’Hare ...

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Explore Elgin's variety of entertainment and recreational offerings

Play in Elgin

Elgin offers world-class arts and entertainment options for all ages as well as the nationally acclaimed Gail Borden Public Library that draws more than one million visitors to downtown Elgin each year. The Grand Victoria Casino, vibrant art galleries and...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

The 10th Annual Elgin Short Film Festival September 22nd

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The 10th Annual Elgin Short Film Festival brings the glitz and glam of Hollywood to downtown Elgin, and as always it promises to be an entertaining evening of some of the very best in short films by some of the very best up-and-coming filmmakers. You are ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

City is accepting applications for boards and commissions

Boards and Commissions Vacancies for August 2018

The following committees have vacancies (as of August 8, 2018): 

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
  • Heritage Commission
  • Heritage Commission Design Review Subcommittee
  • Human Relations Commission
  • Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Sustainability Commi...
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Posted on: August 2, 2018

August 2018 Special Events Newsletter

Art and Soul 2016

There are several fun and family-friendly events to get you out and about around town. From free summer movies at the park to art and soul on the fox, there is something for everyone and you won't want to miss out! 

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

2018 Construction Projects

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To view all of this year's City projects, visit cityofelgin.org/construction.

Follow @ElginRoadAlerts & #InvestingInElgin on Twitter for regular updates. 

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Fraudulent tax calls are hitting the Elgin area

We've been notified that the IRS scammers are calling the Elgin area. Don't be fooled. Just hang up the phone. Do not release any of your personal information to them, and do not give them any money or gift cards. If you have questions, give us a call. 84...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Spanish Citizens Police Academy - Registration Open

The Spanish Citizens Police Academy will be hosted September 19-22. On Wednesday - Friday, classes will be held from 5 - 8 p.m., and on Saturday, 8 a.m. - noon. All training will be conducted in Spanish.

The program provides an informative overview of the ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Family Disaster Preparedness Expo

On September 15, 2018, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. come to the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, to prepare your family for a disaster at this family-friendly free event. There is a superhero kids theme, bring your kids to the superhero activity center ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Security Through Surveillance Class

Join us for free training on September 15, 2018, from 9 a.m.-noon in English, or 1-4 p.m. in Spanish here at the Elgin Police Department.

Elgin PD offers a FREE specialized three-hour training program for homeowners and business contacts who would like to ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

The If Project: Film Screening & Dinner Dialogue

Join us to learn about and discuss The If Project on September 20 from 6-8:30 p.m. at ECC in Building E Dining Room. The event is free.

In 2008, Seattle police officer Kim Bogucki walked through the gates of the Washington Corrections Center for Women, int...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

It's All Happening!

August cover of BRAVO Magazine

It’s all happening!Five years ago Erin Rehberg and Sean Hargadon, along with a group of Elgin artists took a leap into unchartered waters.  Without checking the water temp, no lifeguard on duty, and at night they said to each other &...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

August 2018 Special Events Newsletter

Art and Soul 2016

August is another busy event month in Elgin. There are several fun and family-friendly events to get you out and about around town. There is something for everyone and you won't want to miss out!

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

July 2018 BRAVO

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Grant Writing Workshop:

Join the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission for a short workshop on the grants offered by the ECAC.  This workshop will focus on updates coming to the grant applications and ways to be successful in completing ...

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