Hemmens Events

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

First Fridays Improv with GreenRoom Productions returns to the stage Friday, September 2, 2016 at 8p

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Ready to laugh, chuckle, giggle, gafa? We are. It's been a few months since their last show, but we are excited to welcome back the amazing improvisers of GreenRoom Productions hot off their summer hiatus. 100% clean. 99.27% hilarious. 90 minutes of compl...Read on...

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

Mark Your Calendars for thhe 8th Annual Elgin Short Film Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016!


Don't miss this unique festival which continues to grow in popularity every year! See 5 short films on the big screen for a night of glitz and glam here in downtown Elgin.

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Tour Elgin’s New Downtown Historic District!

Downtown Historic Tour

See and learn about downtown Elgin and its unique buildings and history in this upcoming walking tour of the new “Elgin Downtown Commercial District”. Recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, this new historic district – Elgin’s sixth –...Read on...

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

Spring Street Parking Deck repairs

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The city of Elgin will be completing concrete repairs on the Spring Street Parking deck beginning Wednesday, July 20. The parking deck will remain open and usable while these repairs are occurring.

During the repairs, there will be temporary closures ...Read on...

Parks and Recreation

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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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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Elgin Police to host Use of Force Presentation at The Centre of Elgin

The Elgin Police Department will be hosting a community presentation on the Elgin police use of force on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Centre of Elgin's Heritage Ballroom, 100 Symphony Way.

In an effort to help citizens ...Read on...

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...