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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: November 12, 2018

2019 Budget

2019 Budget Meeting Schedule

An introduction of the 2019 Proposed Budget was presented on November 7 during the Committee of the Whole meeting.

The public is invited to attend the several special budget meetings that are scheduled in the coming weeks:-Wednesday, November 14, 5 p.m.-We...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Elgin's Fall Leaf Collection Program begins in October

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The city of Elgin's two annual leaf collection programs begin in October and run through the last week of November. These programs help residents remove seasonal yard waste, as well as lessen the potential for flooding from excess leaves left in the stree...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

2018 Construction Projects

Investing in Elgin logo for construction campaign

To view all of this year's City projects, visit cityofelgin.org/construction.

Follow @ElginRoadAlerts & #InvestingInElgin on Twitter for regular updates. 

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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

Pickleballs

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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: November 2, 2018

November Special Events Newsletter

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Veteran's Day Ceremony: The City of Elgin, in partnership with American Legion Post 57, will honor our nation's veterans during the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11 at Veterans Memorial Park. The ceremony will feature opening...

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Special Events & Cultural Arts
Posted on: November 2, 2018

De-Mystifying the Kwanzaa Holiday

November Cover- green painted canvas

De-mystifying the Kwanzaa Holiday By Tish Powell, Elgin City Councilwoman & Liaison to the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission One of my first deep dives into Kwanzaa was when a childhood friend decided to have an African-themed wedding. I was given the ro...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

October Special Events Newsletter

Special Events Newsletter- October Cover- fall theme

There are several fun and family-friendly events to get you out and about around town. Elgin is truly a City of Choice, with something for everyone!

Nightmare on Chicago Street returns on October 20, from 6-11 p.m. Survivors eat, drink and dance while band...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

The Colors of Autumn

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Art Harvest

Join the ECAC for the third-annual Art Harvest to be held in Downtown Elgin. This event has several components that include things like a community yarn-bomb spider web, inside-out haunted house, paint-your-own-pumpkin, arts and crafts, and mor...

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