Hemmens Events

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Posted on: February 24, 2015

Announcing The Mersey Beatles U.S. Debut Tour ~ 4 Lads from Liverpool. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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This is not your ordinary Beatles’ tribute band -

The ONLY ALL LIVERPOOL BORN Beatles’ tribute band and the house band for 10 years at the world famous CAVERN CLUB, where the Beatles got their start. They have played 20... Read on...

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Posted on: March 23, 2015

ANNOUNCING SUMMER THEATRE AUDITIONS for Tony & Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical NEXT TO NORMAL

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AUDITIONS MAY 18 - 20, 2015
Open to the public - ages 16 and over

NEXT TO NORMAL explores how one suburban household copes (or doesn't) with crisis and mental illness and takes audiences into the minds and hearts of... Read on...

Registration Form
Posted on: March 26, 2015

The Wizard of Oz presented by Children's Theatre of Elgin

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Performed by a huge cast of young people, with theatrical flying, and lots of other exciting special effects.

April 10 - 12, 2015

Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm

Tickets $5 - $12

For ticket information... Read on...

Get Tickets
Posted on: March 26, 2015

First Fridays Improv with GreenRoom Productions

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Imagine an hour and a half of complete improvisation, a la Whose Line is it Anyway? GreenRoom’s improvisers take audience suggestions and true-life audience stories and turn them into hilarious theatre pieces right before... Read on...

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Mrs. Illinois Pageant SAT APR 25, 2015

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The Mrs. Illinois America event is coming to The Hemmens on Saturday, April 25, 2015. This event has taken place at The Hemmens almost every year for over 30 years!

Applications are currently being accepted for... Read on...

Become a contestant!
Posted on: March 26, 2015

Pet Vaccination Clinic

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Elgin residents make sure your furry friends are healthy and vaccinated!

Location: Lower level of The Hemmens Cultural Center.

More information coming soon.


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Posted on: March 24, 2015



For the April 7th Consolidated Election, Early Voting will take place from March 23rd through April 4th. Early voting allows voters to cast a full ballot before the observed election day.

Although voters can still go to... Read on...

Additional info. and voting locations
Posted on: March 23, 2015



Elgin’s Image Advisory Commission is proud to announce the fourteen winners for the prestigious Image Awards for 2014. The annual award recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that have had a positive impact on... Read on...

Parks and Recreation

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Posted on: March 31, 2015

Check out our Programs!

Online Registration Site

Posted on: March 27, 2015

Check out our Spring Brochure!

Spring Program Guide

We offer recreational activities for all ages, including everything from swimming, golf, and fitness to ceramics, dance, and yoga. Plus, we offer preschool classes, afterschool programs and a variety of camps. You can find all this and more inside!

Interactive Guide
Posted on: October 2, 2014

Walk with the Mayor at The Centre


The mayor wants to encourage all Elgin residents to exercise regularly for the health benefits. The walks are held the first Tuesday of the month on the walking track, beginning at 8 am.

Posted on: March 31, 2015

Park Activities

If you enjoy outdoor activities, visit one of our many parks that offer tennis, basketball, swimming, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and much more. To see where each park is located and what amenities are offered, go to... Read on...

Discover Elgin Parks
Posted on: March 31, 2015

Parks and Recreation Foundation

Incorporated in 2013, the Elgin Parks and Recreation Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is “to enhance the quality of life and strengthen the Elgin community by making recreation and cultural programs,... Read on...

Elgin Parks Foundation Website


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Posted on: January 24, 2015

Registration open for Citizens Police Academy

Registration is open for our Citizens Police Academy (Thursdays 4/9 - 5/28/15 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm). Historically the class fills quickly, don't miss your chance to learn about what it's like to be an Elgin officer!... Read on...

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Pinwheel Garden for Prevention of Child Abuse Kickoff Event 4/11/2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for the Pinwheel Garden for Prevention of Child Abuse Kickoff Event on April 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m, located at the Elgin Police Department, 151 Douglas Ave., Elgin.

In partnership between the Elgin Police... Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2015

Security Through Surveillance Training 4/18/15 from 9am-noon

The department offers a specialized three-hour training program for homeowners and business contacts who would like to learn how to effectively utilize their surveillance cameras to prevent and solve crimes. Topics covered... Read on...

Information and registration
Posted on: February 23, 2015

March CERT class canceled, rescheduled for May

The Elgin Police Department has scheduled FREE training, beginning on Thursday, May 7, 2015, to prepare citizens in basic disaster response skills.The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) course offers education that... Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2013

Follow the Elgin Police Department on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest!

We provide social media updates - follow the Elgin Police Department on Facebook, Twitter, Read on...

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Public Works

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Posted on: July 20, 2012

Public Works is responsible to oversee major improvements

Throughout the city, Public Works is responsible to oversee major improvements for the City's water, sewer, streets and intersections.

Throughout the city, Public Works is responsible to oversee major improvements for the City's water, sewer, streets and intersections. These projects are often referred to as the bricks and mortar, or infrastructure,... Read on...

Special Events & Cultural Arts

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Posted on: June 23, 2014

Looking to host your own special event?

We are committed to making the special event application process as efficient and smooth as possible. Our staff will work with you along the way, advising you on available resources and assisting you in any way possible to... Read on...

View the Special Events Planning Guide
Posted on: June 23, 2014

Elgin's Special Events and Cultural Arts Office

Elgin is well known for our diverse variety of events year round via city sponsorships and partnerships with organizations in our community. Posters and Information for our seasonal events can be found online via press... Read on...