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November 15, 2016

Sustainability Honor Roll adds Friends of the Fox: Mayor David Kaptain honored Friends of the Fox River and its president, Gary Swick, with the biannual Sustainability Honor Roll award at at the city's sustainability commission meeting on October 11. Over 4,500 people participate each year in the organization's programs, including water quality monitoring, and river and stream cleanups.

Principal For a Day program: Business and community leaders will share their talents at School District U-46 schools during the ninth annual Principal for a Day program. More than 50 leaders in the community will work alongside a principal to get a firsthand glimpse of what it is like to be a public school leader. The program aims to help community leaders understand how U-46 really operates and build long-term partnerships that will enrich the educational journey of students, educators and our community. For more info, please contact Karla Jiménez at karlajimenez@u-46.org.

ECC receives federal grants: Elgin Community College recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for more than $2 million dollars over a five-year period to expand its ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Pre System) program. ECC also received a five-year grant from the Department of Education for its Talent Search grant, which assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

EPD to employ data-driven crime prevention program: The Elgin Police Department will be partnering with the Illinois Institute of Technology on a Data-Driven Crime Prevention Program. The goal of the project is to design, implement, and deploy a flexible, new model for crime prevention that can be translated to a wide array of communities in the United States and beyond, thereby achieving far-reaching societal impact. The project is being funded through an Illinois Institute of Technology Nayar prize.

Mayor Kaptain's home highlighted in Illinois Solar Tour: Elgin Mayor David Kaptain's home was recently part of the Illinois Solar Tour hosted by the Illinois Solar Energy Association. The event showcased homes and businesses throughout the state and how they use renewable energy and their experience in living solar. Another Elgin property included on the tour was the Unitarian Universalists Church at 39W830 Highland Avenue.

Jason Pawlowski, Director - Communications & Events
(847) 741-5660