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Posted on: June 10, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Kaptain "Listening Sessions" Continue

The “Mayor’s Community Listening Sessions, which began in June, are scheduled to continue with additional live on-line web chats, community meetings and neighborhood walks each month throughout the remainder of the year.

The purpose of these outreach events is for the mayor and other council members to hear directly from residents on issues, ideas and concerns they would like to share with their city government. These sessions are intended to provide a forum to discuss the important policy issues that will shape the future of our community.

The next live chat will take place at Rakow Branch of the Gail Borden Public Library on July 25 at 7:00 p.m. Residents can log in to participate on-line each month at and follow the link on the home page to chat live with the mayor. Participants can type in comments and questions and the mayor will respond directly in the webcast. Residents are encouraged to participate either on-line or in person.

In addition to the online chat, other upcoming community outreach events include:

Mark Avenue/Eagle Heights Walk & TalkDate: Thursday, July 21, 2011 Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Parkwood Walk & TalkDate: Saturday, August 6, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m.

Community Listening SessionDate: Monday, August 8, 2011Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lords Park Pavilion, 100 Oakwood Blvd

Poplar Creek Walk & TalkDate: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Downtown/Center City Walk & TalkDate: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Live Chat with Mayor KaptainDate: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.Provena St. Joseph Hospital, 77 N. Airlite

Community Listening SessionDate: Tuesday, September 13, 2011Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Wing Park, Shelter #1, 1000 Wing Street

Live Chat with Mayor KaptainDate: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.School District U-46 Administrative Headquarters
355 E. Chicago, Room #252

Community Listening SessionDate: Monday, October 10, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 330 Griswold Street

Live Chat with Mayor KaptainDate: Tuesday, October 25, 2011Time: 7:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Location: Elgin Technology Center, Tower Building100 East Chicago, 2nd floor

Residents can check out the complete summer schedule of Mayor’s Listening Sessions and live web-chats at the city’s website More meetings will be announced as they are scheduled. For more information email or call 847-931-5667.

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