Elgin was chartered as a city by the State of Illinois in 1854, and 100 years later became the first city in Illinois to adopt a council-manager form of government.
Residents elect six at-large council members and a mayor, who serve on a part-time basis. The city manager, a full-time professional, serves at the direction of the mayor and city council. As a result of the 2010 census placing Elgin at 108,000 residents, two additional council seats will be elected in 2013, bringing the council to eight at-large members.
The current council members are Richard Dunne, Robert Gilliam, Anna C. Moeller, Tish S. Powell, John Prigge and F. John Steffen. Elgin's current mayor is David Kaptain, and Sean Stegall serves as the city manager.
The city council meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the council chambers, located on the second floor of city hall. Agenda and minutes are available online. Residents may attend in person at city hall, watch the live video stream from our online newsroom, or view the replays on Channel 17.
US House of Representatives:
Peter Roskam (R) 6th
Randy Hultgren (R) 14th
Tammy Duckworth (D) 8th
IL House of Representatives:
Keith Farnham (D) District 43
Fred Crespo (D) District 44
Michael Fortner (R) District 49
Timothy Schmitz (R) District 65
Michael Tyron (R) District 66
Robert Pritchard (R) District 70
Michael Noland (D) District 22
Jim Oberweis (R) District 25
Karen McConnaughay (R) District
Dave Syverson (R) District 35