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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Elgin is a city of choice

Live in Elgin

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

Work in Elgin

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 3, 2018

Sister Act the musical now on sale for August 10-12 & 17-19, 2018

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We are partenering with point2productions, a division of Schaumburg on Stage, to present the 2018 Elgin Summer Theater production of SISTER ACT.

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Elgin Valley Fox Trot returns on May 26

Fox Trot, race start

The race takes place on Saturday, May 26 in downtown Elgin, with races and walk starting at the intersection of Kimball Street and Douglas Avenue. The 10-mile run begins with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 10K at 7:40 a.m., the 5K at 8:00 a...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Community Conversation Set for Saturday, June 2

Community Conversation - June 2, 2018 from 9 - 11 AM at the Centre of Elgin, Heritage Ballroom

All members of the Elgin community are invited to a community conversation on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at The Centre of Elgin Heritage Ballroom, located at 100 Symphony Way. The meeting is hosted by the Clergy Coalitio...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

The City of Elgin launches a new website.

We want your feedback

The City wants your feedback! You can complete the feedback form by clicking on the link below or you can also contact 311 to speak to a citizen advocate.

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Mayor's Walking Challenge 2018

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This years walk takes place from June 1 – June 30, 2018.

Join Mayor Kaptain and Activate Elgin as we challenge Elgin residents to form teams and walk on a regular basis.  This year’s goal is to get 500 people signed up on teams...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Golf for all ages!

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Bowes Creek Country Club, 1250 Bowes Creek Blvd, offers private lessons with PGA professionals, Clinics, Junior Day Camp, Tiny Tots Golf and much more. For more information, call the pro shop at 847-214-5880.

The Highlands of Elgin, 875 Sports Way offers p...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Sign up for Summer Camps!

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Summer Camp offerings include:

Camp Prairie View - Held at Prairie View Elementary School, 10N635 Nesler Rd, this camp includes swimming at Wing Park on Tuesdays & Thursdays and a weekly field trip.

Summer Camp at The Centre - Held at The Centre of Elgi...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Police Officer Application Process is Open

Police Officer Application Process Open until May 25, 2018 - 11:59 PM

Applications are now being accepted for Elgin police officer. Everything you need to know about our requirements and testing process is available at www.cityofelgin.org/jobs. Application deadline is Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM Central Time.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Chief Swoboda's Retirement Ceremony

After 26 years of service with Elgin PD, Chief Swoboda is retiring as he heads to Fort Collins CO Police Services to serve as their chief. With such a long career here in our city, we know many in the community wish to say goodbye and extend well-wishes.W...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Community Conversation Set for Saturday, June 2

All members of the Elgin community are invited to a community conversation on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at The Centre of Elgin Heritage Ballroom, located at 100 Symphony Way. The meeting is hosted by the Clergy Coalitio...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

2018 Summer Kick-off Event

Bring your kids to the 2018 Summer Kick-off Event to learn what kind of options there are to keep them busy this summer. There will be officers on hand to register children for Kids United, and other organizations will be represented. There will be a D.J....

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Teen Citizens Police Academy

The Teen Citizens Police Academy involves classroom activities, hands-on techniques and police demonstrations. Topics include, but are not limited to: accident investigations, arrest procedures, crime scene investigation, evidence collection, building sea...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Elgin Valley Fox Trot returns on May 26

Fox Trot, race start

The race takes place on Saturday, May 26 in downtown Elgin, with races and walk starting at the intersection of Kimball Street and Douglas Avenue. The 10-mile run begins with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 10K at 7:40 a.m., the 5K at 8:00 a...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

May 2018 Special Events Newsletter

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Elgin International Festival (iFest)Elgin iFest brings together dozens of cultures from around the world with music and entertainment, ethnic cuisine, children’s activities, a “world market” and cultural arts and crafts. This free event is Saturday, May 5...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

And now, a word from our friends at Oddball Art Labs

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For all artists and performers, the Cultural Arts Commission of Elgin (CAC) is a great opportunity for an individual to execute a project or put on a show. An artist can receive up to $1000 by applying for an individual grant.I have been putting on shows ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Elgin Cultural Arts Commission extending deadline for public art installation applications

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Elgin, IL - The City of Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) announces its second annual Call for Public Art.  The ECAC is searching for two new pieces of public art as part of the "new works program" as outlined in the City's Public A...

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