Hemmens Events

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Dance Recital Season Is Just Around The Corner!

Let's Dance!

Is your son or daughter interested in the art of dance? We have numerous studios in and around the area that host their annual recitals on the main stage. If your child is interested, check out one of the recitals. See our web calendar for information.

Web Calendar
Posted on: February 7, 2016

Inspire Dance Showcase presented by Dreams Dance Academy on Friday, February 12 at 7pm.

Tickets are just $10 at the door for an evening of dance and entertainment. For further information, call Dreams Dance Academy at 630.443.2181

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Posted on: February 7, 2016

A RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN CELEBRATION with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra this weekend!


For Tickets, call the ESO at 847.888.4000, visit them online at www.elginsymphony.org, or in person at 20 DuPage Ct.

Stephen Squires, conductor
Jenn Gambatese, vocalistSean McLaughlin, vocalist
Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, host

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Posted on: January 30, 2016

Fitch Affirms Elgin's AAA Bond Rating for Fifth Consecutive Year


The city of Elgin received a AAA bond rating from Fitch Ratings, confirming the city’s history of strong financial management. This announcement marks the fifth consecutive year of a AAA bond rating from Fitch, the rating agency’s top rating.

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Full press release
Posted on: January 25, 2016

Mayor's Preservation Award Nominations Accepted through Feb. 26

Preservation Awards

The Elgin Heritage Commission is seeking nominations for the 2016 Elgin Mayor’s Awards for Historic Preservation. In addition to honoring the outstanding contributions of Elgin citizens in their efforts to preserve the city’s heritage, the annual awards a...Read on...

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Posted on: January 11, 2016

City to receive Wellness Award


The Illinois Parks and Recreation Association is recognizing the city of Elgin with the "Exceptional Workplace" award for 2015. This honor is being presented for the steps that the Wellness Committee has taken to provide city staff with a healthy workplac...Read on...

View the award notification letter.

Parks and Recreation

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

Tobacco Ordinance

The City of Elgin is committed to making our community a healthy place to live, work and recreate. To help us achieve that vision the City Council recently passed an ordinance banning all tobacco substances from most of the city’s parks and recreation fa...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2015

Check out our Programs!

Online Registration Site

Posted on: June 2, 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 Discover Elgin Parks.

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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, parks and recreation facilitie...Read on...

Elgin Parks Foundation Website


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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, which all cities need to provide esse...Read on...

Special Events & Cultural Arts

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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 releases, event sites and the calen...Read on...