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Come visit Elgin today! 

Welcome to "The City in the Suburbs.” Elgin is home to a diverse and creative community that combines rural traditions with a vibrant cultural scene. It offers exceptional opportunities that include cultural arts, entertainment and recreation. Located 38 miles northwest of Chicago and home to over 112,000 people, we are proud of our diversity and culture. The growing City enjoys ready access to public transportation, diverse housing stock and a mix of commercial establishments. 


Walton Island
Aerial view of Walton Island
Biker along Fox River Trail with a Metra train in the background
Grand Victoria Casino
Veterans memorial park