Hemmens Events

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

First Fridays Improv with GreenRoom Productions 2016 ~ May 13th at 8pm

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Just trying to keep you on your toes! It's true, First Fridays Improv is actually 2nd Friday Improv this month. They have one more week of life experience, and wacky ideas to add to the mix! 100% clean. 99.27% hilarious. 90 minutes of complete improvisati...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

Casting Call for A Chorus Line with performances July 2016

A Chorus Line

Set on a bare stage of a Broadway theatre during auditions, A CHORUS LINE is a day in the life of seventeen dancers who are all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. Feel the excitement, disquietude, and hopefulness as you see th...Read on...

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Posted on: April 23, 2016

Box Office hours for the week of April 25-29, 2016

Hours of Operation

Monday: 10a-1:30p
Tuesday: 10a-1:30p & 2:30p-4p
Wednesday: 10a-1:30p & 2:30p-4p
Thursday: closed
Friday: closed

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.

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Posted on: April 24, 2016

Join the Elgin Symphony Orchestra as they close their season this weekend with: BERNSTEIN & MAHLER


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


Andrew Grams, conductor
Laura Wilde, soprano

Bernstein Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah" Mahler Sym...Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

Elgin’s Prestigious Mayor’s Awards Presented on May 3

On Tuesday, May 3, the Elgin Heritage Commission and the Downtown Neighborhood Association will honor outstanding contributors to Elgin's heritage at the prestigious Mayor’s Awards ceremony held at The Haight, 166 Symphony Way in Elgin. Presented annually...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Elgin joins nationwide contest for water conservation


As part of the 4th National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, Mayor Kaptain encourages Elgin residents and businesses to conserve water, save energy and reduce pollution. Throughout the month of April, also known as Earth month, Elgin will compete...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Human services emergency loan applications to be accepted on rolling basis

human services loan program

Applications for the city of Elgin’s emergency loan program for state-funded human service agencies are available at cityofelgin.org/emergencyloan. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program’s total remaining funds of $425,000 are ...Read on...

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Parks and Recreation

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

IKES Fish for Fun

Fish for Fun

When was the last time you took your children or grandchildren fishing? Well, here is your chance! With help from the Izaak Walton League of America, Fish for Fun features a fishing derby for youths 15 years and younger. Awards are presented for the large...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Mayor's Walking Challenge

With spring in the air, Mayor Kaptain and Activate Elgin invite all people who work, live, play, or enjoy Elgin to join in the Mayor’s Walking Challenge which lasts until May 18, 2016. To date over 260 Elginites have joined Mayor Kaptain’s Walking Challen...Read on...

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: 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...