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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Elgin is a city of choice

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Established in 1854, the city of Elgin, Illinois is a historic, culturally and economically diverse, rapidly-growing community located 35 miles from the city of Chicago in Kane and Cook counties. Over 112,000 people are proud to call Elgin their home beca...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Elgin provides opportunities

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Elgin has exceptional transportation access to all points throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Elgin is connected to O’Hare International Airport, Midway Airport, the city of Chicago and all western suburbs via the Interstate-90 and the Elgin-O’Hare ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Explore Elgin's variety of entertainment and recreational offerings

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Elgin offers world-class arts and entertainment options for all ages as well as the nationally acclaimed Gail Borden Public Library that draws more than one million visitors to downtown Elgin each year. The Grand Victoria Casino, vibrant art galleries and...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Elgin Cultural Arts Commission announces the start of two new art programs

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The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) will roll out two new art programs this year: Neighborhood Public Art Grants and Utility Box Wrapping. Both programs were included in the Public Art Plan approved by city council in June 2017.  N...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Elgin's 2019 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Applications Available

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Elgin's 2019 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Applications Available Applications accepted through April 26

Elgin, IL - Applications for the 2019 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Program are available on the city’s w...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Elgin Cultural Arts Commission accepting applications for public art installations

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Elgin Cultural Arts Commission accepting applications for public art installations 

The City of Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) announces its’ third annual Call for Public Art.  The ECAC is searching for two new pieces of ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Become a member at The Centre

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  • Platinum - With this ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE, you can workout, swim, have unlimited participation in our group fitness classes and more. Children 7 and under are FREE with your Platinum Membership! Complimentary usage of our Kidzworld play...
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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Drop-in Pickleball is now open

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Resident: 3*

Non-Resident: 4*

*Centre of Elgin Members. Silver, Gold and Platinum are free!

Drop-in pickle ball is a fun way to get active and be with friends. We ask if you have your own paddle and balls to bring them as we have a limited amo...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Registration is open for our Senior Citizens Police Academy

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Register today for our Senior Citizens Police Academy. The deadline to apply is May 10, 2019. Classes are held every Wednesday beginning May 29 and ending on June 26, from 8 a.m. - Noon. 

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Registration is open for our Spring Citizens Police Academy

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Register today for our Spring Citizens Police Academy. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019. Classes are held every Monday beginning April 1 and ending on May 20, from 6-9 p.m.

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Winter Driving Tips

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Many people are forced to drive in far from perfect winter storm conditions. If possible, take public transportation or stay out of dangerous weather altogether. If you must travel by car, drive in the day with passengers and keep others informed of your ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Elgin Cultural Arts Commission announces the start of two new art programs

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The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) will roll out two new art programs this year: Neighborhood Public Art Grants and Utility Box Wrapping. Both programs were included in the Public Art Plan approved by city council in June 2017.  N...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Culture is Calling

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The Neighborhood Public Art Grant program is available to all Elgin registered 501(c)3 neighborhood organizations. The program is intended to give the residents of the community a voice in determining the art in their neighborhood and to help further show...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Elgin Cultural Arts Commission accepting applications for public art installations

Pam Seatter painting mural in parking deck

Elgin Cultural Arts Commission accepting applications for public art installations 

The City of Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) announces its’ third annual Call for Public Art.  The ECAC is searching for two new pieces of public art...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Daydream Analysis

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With the generous grant from the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission, my collaboration with Kira fox titled “Daydream” successfully displayed from November 30th through December 16th in Elgin’s, Side Street Studio Arts. “Daydream” closed the spaces exhibition ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

A Year In Review and a Look Ahead to 2019

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•The Elgin Literary Festival brought four featured speakers to the Hemmens Cultural Center for two days of free programing on the written word. The festival includes a poetry night, panels, and workshops for readers and writers. 

•The Elgin Fringe Festival...

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