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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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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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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: December 13, 2018

Elgin joins 22 Chicago-area communities enrolling in SolSmart program

Elgin has taken a new and important step to improve quality of life for residents, spur business development and job creation, and protect the environment by enrolling in SolSmart, a national designation program to make it faster, easier, and more afforda...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Elgin Fire Department Winter Wear Collection

Winter Wear Collection for Community Crisis Center

As part of the Elgin Fire Department's community outreach program, the fire department has offered their assistance to the Elgin Community Crisis Center. Their focus is on gearing up for cold weather by way of a Winter Wear Drive. On behalf of the Communi...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE: CDBG Application Availability for 2019 Program Year

CDBG grant applications for 2019 programs being accepted

The City of Elgin is pleased to announce that applications for 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds will be accepted from eligible non-profit organizations from Friday, December 7, 2018 through Monday, January 7, 2019. In addition to assist...

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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 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

Fee Information

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: December 13, 2018

Winter Driving Tips

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Many people are forced to drive in far from perfect winter storm conditions. If possible, take public transportation or stay out of dangerous weather altogether. If you must travel by car, drive in the day with passengers and keep others informed of your ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

A Year In Review and a Look Ahead to 2019

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•The Elgin Literary Festival brought four featured speakers to the Hemmens Cultural Center for two days of free programing on the written word. The festival includes a poetry night, panels, and workshops for readers and writers. 

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