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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Elgin is a city of choice

Live in Elgin

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

Work in Elgin

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

Play in Elgin

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: April 10, 2019

AUDITIONS for Elgin Summer Theatre's SEUSSICAL

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One of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our fa...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Dance Rectial Season is getting underway!

Do you have an aspiring dancer in your midst? Make sure to check out a few of the dance recitals to see what company might be best for your dancer. Check our calendar for recital dates and ticket information.

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

11th Annual Elgin Short Film Festival ~ Accepting Submissions April 1st!

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The mission of the Elgin Short Film Festival is to create a platform for filmmakers to reach the widest possible audience for their work.  

We encourage all interested filmmakers to apply and experience the art of short cinema in the beautiful Hem...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Elgin Short Film Festival accepting submissions for the 2019 festival starting April 1st!

11th Annual Elgin Short Film Fest

The mission of the Elgin Short Film Festival is to create a platform for filmmakers to reach the widest possible audience for their work.  

We encourage all interested filmmakers to apply and experience the art of short cinema in the beautiful Hem...

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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: March 29, 2019

Spring Cleaning Programs

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Here are some friendly reminders of the spring cleaning programs that are already underway or about to begin. 

YARD WASTE COLLECTION

Free bagged yard waste collection by Waste Management begins April 1. No stickers are required on yard waste bags during the...

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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: October 24, 2018

Become a member at The Centre

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Centre Memberships

  • 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: March 29, 2019

Pinwheel Palooza

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As part of April's Child Abuse Prevention Month, join Elgin PD, the Community Crisis Center, and the Elgin Junior Woman's Club for a pinwheel event at the police department.  Free hot dogsFamily fun activitiesMagicianVisit the pinwheel gardenand ...

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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: April 18, 2019

Register your National Night Out Block Party!

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Contact your neighbors and mark your calendars for the 35th Annual National Night Out crime prevention celebration!  National Night Out (NNO) is a great opportunity to build neighborhood unity and strengthen police-community partnerships. It is a...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Commission Granted

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I have been putting on shows and events for over 6 years and have used the individual grant to help cover some of the expenses. Over the past 6 years, I have put on 2 robot themed art shows, 2 pin-up art shows and a themed art show called Fez Fest and las...

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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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