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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Here is the monthly newsletter of the Elgin Area Chamber.
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Sunday, April 01, 2018
This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! Our Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit our website at ElginChamber.com/Fab5 or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook and Twitter (@EnhancingElgin) or search the hashtag #ElginIL to learn more about what makes Elgin the great ...read more
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Elgin's Five FABULOUS Facts for MarchThanks Jack!:The community came together to celebrate the life of Jack Shales of Shales McNutt Construction who passed away after a brief illness.   A longtime exceptional community leader, Jack was involved in numerous non-profit organizations in the community and impacted the lives of thousands of residents in the greater Elgin area. Thanks Jack!Presence ...read more
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Elgin's crime stats at 46-year low: The Elgin Police Department recently released the 2017 crime statistics that affirmed that Elgin's crime is at a 46-year low. Overall, the number of more serious crimes reported in Elgin for 2017 was down 10 from the previous year, from 1,814 to 1,804. "As Elgin is growing, becoming more diverse, becoming larger than it has ever been with more square miles, we ...read more
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Monday, January 08, 2018
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 in six categories: individual professional; individual volunteer; projects; organizations or businesses; citizenship award and teen impact. ...read more
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
In the spirit of the holidays, we dedicate this month's edition of Elgin's Five Fabulous Facts to the six volunteers that were recognized at our 38th Annual Community Thanksgiving  Luncheon event on November 21, 2017 at Elgin Community College. We call this our Five...err...Six Fabulous "Folks".Photo by James Harvey PhotographyTom Brockner: Tom Brockner of Tom’s Auto Clinic has been keeping ...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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