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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Elgin is a city of choice

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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

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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: March 8, 2019

Update to online water bill payment system

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The City of Elgin offers to options to pay your water bill 24/7. 💦

Water bill payments are accepted online ANYTIME at cityofelgin.org/waterbill. ***Note: This service was recently updated and the link has changed. If you have used the online service prior...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Elgin Cultural Arts Commission announces the start of two new art programs

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The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) will roll out two new art programs this year: Neighborhood Public Art Grants and Utility Box Wrapping. Both programs were included in the Public Art Plan approved by city council in June 2017.  N...

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Posted on: March 3, 2019

Speaker Xiuhtezcatl Martinez coming to Elgin in April for Earth Month

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Eighteen-year-old indigenous environmental activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced Shoe-Tez-Caht, from the Aztec meaning “turquoise warrior”) Martinez will present “Roots of Revolution” April 17 at 7 p.m...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Elgin's 2019 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Applications Available

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Elgin's 2019 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Applications Available Applications accepted through April 26

Elgin, IL - Applications for the 2019 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Program are available on the city’s w...

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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

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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: March 14, 2019

Records Division closing for a half day on April 16

The Police Records Division will be closed from 8 a.m. - noon on April 16, 2019, for training. They will reopen at 12 p.m. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Registration is open for our Senior Citizens Police Academy

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Register today for our Senior Citizens Police Academy. The deadline to apply is May 10, 2019. Classes are held every Wednesday beginning May 29 and ending on June 26, from 8 a.m. - Noon. 

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

U-46 TalentFest 2019

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The TalentFest provides a vehicle for expression and performance that students don’t find readily in the traditional programs offered at schools. Two acts from each area high school – Bartlett High School, Elgin High School, Larking Hi...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Elgin Cultural Arts Commission announces the start of two new art programs

painted utility box

The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) will roll out two new art programs this year: Neighborhood Public Art Grants and Utility Box Wrapping. Both programs were included in the Public Art Plan approved by city council in June 2017.  N...

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Posted on: March 3, 2019

Speaker Xiuhtezcatl Martinez coming to Elgin in April for Earth Month

headshot photo of Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Eighteen-year-old indigenous environmental activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced Shoe-Tez-Caht, from the Aztec meaning “turquoise warrior”) Martinez will present “Roots of Revolution” April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Hemmens Cultural Center in down...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Culture is Calling

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The Neighborhood Public Art Grant program is available to all Elgin registered 501(c)3 neighborhood organizations. The program is intended to give the residents of the community a voice in determining the art in their neighborhood and to help further show...

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