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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: September 23, 2019

Elgin Announces Fall 2019 Leaf Collection Programs

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Free bagged leaf collection begins October 1 and the City's on-street collection program in designated areas will begin on Monday, October 28. Both leaf collection programs run through the first week of December. These programs help residents remove seaso...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Discover what makes Elgin a great place to live!

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Check out the top 10 reasons Explore Elgin Area has compiled. 

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

October 2019 Special Events Newsletter

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Nightmare on Chicago Street returns on October 19, from 6-11 p.m. Survivors eat, drink and dance while bands play at multiple stages, and citizens with possible infection are treated. Some have managed to create art out of the madness, and display it alon...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Art Harvest returns to Downtown Elgin

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Join the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission for the fourth annual Art Harvest in downtown Elgin on Saturday, October 26 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. This event has several family-friendly components including a hay maze, decorate your own pumpkin, face painting, an up...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Open Season and a Free License to Hung

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Art Harvest

Join the ECAC for the fourth-annual Art Harvest to be held in Downtown Elgin. This event has several components that including a hay maze, decorate your own pumpkin, arts and crafts and more, all of which can be found at “Art Central&...

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