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Monday, November 20, 2017
Chamber to honor six volunteers at Community Thanksgiving Luncheon Elgin, IL – In the spirit of the season, the Elgin Area Chamber will give thanks to six outstanding local volunteers at its annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon on Tuesday, November 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, Building E. Sponsored by Northwestern Medicine, this cherished ...read more
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
Elgin residents survey results: The City of Elgin recently announced the results of its residents survey conducted this past summer. Among the results, 76% of Elgin residents ranked Elgin as a good or excellent place to live, 58% of residents consider the City to be heading in the right direction, 88% of residents are very satisfied or satisfied with Elgin’s Police and Fire services, 75% of ...read more
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Nightmare on Chicago Street: The City of Elgin's signature Halloween event returns to downtown Elgin on Saturday, October 21 from 6:00-11:00 p.m. More than 15,000 citizens gathered last year in the NOCS Safe Zone, which features three stages of live music and entertainment, Cirq d' Freak show, zombie dance crews, post-apocalpytic battles in the Thunderdome, food and drink vendors, costume contest ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Happy 80th Anniversary:KCT Credit Union celebrated 80 years of service to the community in 2017 with a ribbon cutting and open house this past August at their location at 111 S. Hawthorne Street. On hand to mark the occasion was Illinois State Senator Cristina Castro, Elgin City Councilwoman Rose Martinez and Elgin Community College President Dr. David Sam, along with dozens of staff members, ...read more
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Kudos to City of Elgin crews: After an unexpectedly powerful microburst ravaged several parts of Elgin in late July, the city of Elgin's responsive teams jumped into action. City crews quickly resolved all known public safety issues from the storm, such as downed limbs blocking streets or driveways, and worked extended hours to clear debris from the storm’s hardest hit areas. Thank you to the ...read more
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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Elgin commissions two new public art pieces: Pending final approval by City Council (at press date), the City of Elgin will set aside $15,000 of its 2017 budget to commission two new public art pieces in downtown Elgin this fall. A new mural will be placed on a blank concrete wall on the southeast side of The Hemmens while a new sculpture would be placed along the Riverside Drive Promenade. The ...read more
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
YWCA Elgin Leader Luncheon Award Recipients: On May 11, the YWCA Elgin recognized nearly 30 outstanding women of leadership in the Elgin community at their Annual Leader Luncheon. Award recipients included Dr. Sojung Hong (Arts), Toya Webb (Communications and Technology), Kathleen Rusniak (Education), Ana Lalley (Public Service), Danielle Henson (Racial Justice), Vivian Maly (Social Service, Karen ...read more
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Mayor's Awards for Preservation: On May 2, the Elgin Heritage Commission and the Downtown Neighborhood Association honored nine outstanding contributors to Elgin’s heritage at the annual Mayor’s Awards Ceremony. Honorees included Christopher and Rebekah Berry, Glen and Susan Holland, Grant Born, Jacqueline Vossler and Richard Renner, Jennifer Fukala, Jim and Kelly Langenberg, Karen TerHorst and ...read more
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Elgin Image Awards: In March, Elgin's Image Advisory Commission recognized individuals, businesses and organizations that have had a positive impact on Elgin. The commission received 31 nominations of which thirteen winners were selected including: Urszula Borodzinska, Hal Getzelman, Gretchen S. Vapnar, Keith Rauschenberger, Diabetes in the Latin Community Steering Team, Elgin Fire Station #7 ...read more
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Monday, February 20, 2017
Surgical Center Plans Green-Lighted: The state health board recently approved Advocate Sherman Hospital's plan to build a same-day ambulatory surgery center on its hospital campus. The proposed $12.7 million, 15,000 square foot project, which will provide outpatient services in general surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, ophthalmology and urology, is expected to begin construction in August with ...read more
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Commission seeking Image Award nominations: Elgin’s Image Advisory Commission is seeking nominations for its prestigious Image Awards, which recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that have had a positive impact on Elgin. Awards are available to all ages in five categories: individual professional; individual volunteer; projects; organizations or businesses; and citizenship. ...read more
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