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Posted on: January 4, 2008


Elgin’s Image Advisory Commission is now seeking nominations for its prestigious Image Awards which annually recognizes individuals, businesses or organizations that have had a positive impact on Elgin. The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, January 28, 2008.

Each year, the Image Advisory Commission recognizes image-enhancing and beautification efforts and has honored such organizations and businesses as St. Joseph Provena and Al’s Café & Creamery. The Commission has also honored many individuals and numerous projects including Senior Services Associates Activities Director Jennifer Almanza and Elgin Area Historical Society and the Seigle Family Foundation.

There are five categories for the annual awards including Individual/Professional, Individual/Volunteer, Projects (such as special events, fundraising projects and neighborhood improvements), and Organizations or Businesses.

Nomination forms can also be filled out online and submitted by going to the City’s website at Check out the “quick links” section on the homepage and click on 2007 Image Award Nomination Form.

In addition to the Image Awards, the Commission also presents a Citizenship award, which is designed to recognize individuals whose outstanding activities and efforts exemplify the meaning of citizenship. Last year, local historian and former teacher Mike Alft was awarded the honor.

Winners are selected by members of the Image Advisory Commission, and will be honored at the annual Image Awards event scheduled for March 13, 2008 at The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way.

For more information or questions regarding the Image Awards contact Sue Olafson, public information officer at 847-931-5601.

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