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The city of Elgin is located forty miles northwest of Chicago along the Fox River. In 1835 Hezekiah and brother James T. Gifford established the city and named it after the old Scottish hymn titled "The Song of Elgin." Elgin was known for their dairy industry, which sold butter and other dairy products to nearby Chicago. When the Elgin Watch Company was founded, the dairy industry waned, and the new watch factory became the largest producer of fine watches in the nation.

Population: 94487
Local Newspapers: Courier News Chicago Tribune
Local Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (NFL) Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) Chicago Bulls (NBA) Chicago Cubs (MLB) Chicago White Sox (MLB)
Local Colleges: Judson University

Zip Codes associated with elgin, illinois: 60120 60123
Towns/Cities near elgin, illinois : Carpentersville West Dundee Sleepy Hollow Streamwood Pingree Grove Wayne Campton Hills

Elgin News
Parolees get assistance from Elgin police social services

Zlatko Kasapovic was lost -- literally and figuratively -- when he was paroled from prison Friday and made his way to an Elgin halfway house. The former Loves Park resident had no money, let alone a job or a home, after he spiraled into cocaine addiction and a drug-related prison sentence three years ago.

Friends of Lords Park Zoo to host annual benefit Oct. 15

Join Friends of Lords Park Zoo for its seventh annual benefit from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Art Space, 40 DuPage St. in Elgin. Catered by Cuisine America, wine, beer and soft drinks are included.

Elgin Theatre Co. to hold auditions for holiday radio show

The Elgin Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for its fall production of "An Elgin Old Tyme Holiday Radio Show." This is the first production of ETC's 2017-18 season.

Century Oaks hosts third annual McTeacher's Night at Elgin McDonald's

Century Oaks Elementary School of District U-46 in Elgin held its third annual McTeacher's Night at the Elgin McDonald's located at 1165 N. McLean Blvd. on Wednesday, Sept. 13. A McTeacher's Night is organized to help raise money for local schools by having the teachers work at McDonald's and then giving a percentage of the night's sales to the local school.

Elgin looks at options for budget cuts, tax increases

The Elgin City Council considered potential spending cuts and revenue increases Saturday as it deals with losses in state funding while trying to avoid dipping into reserves to balance the budget. City Manager Rick Kozal asked staff members for a 5-percent cut scenario for each department, along with ideas for fee and tax increases, at the committee of the whole meeting.

Elgin-based Independent Players opens 40th season with 'Our Town'

Alan Bolds tells stories of old baseball players to Steve Delaney and his son Aaron Delaney in a scene from Independent Players' production of "Our Town," which opens Friday, Sept. 22, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Elgin Art Showcase.

Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame seeks nominations

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Schaumburg explores moving fire department offices

Schaumburg trustees have approved a $90,960 contract for Dewberry Architects of Elgin to do preliminary design work for the possible relocation of the village fire department's administration offices from Station 54 at 1601 N. Roselle Road to Station 51 at 950 W. Schaumburg Road. The preliminary design work on relocating the offices will include cost estimates for converting the space left behind at Station 54 into a training facility.

Learn about water, bike trail initiatives in the Fox Valley

The Elgin Community Network "Elgin Alive Series" continues with a program on the Fox River water and bike trail initiatives from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Meadows Community Rooms A-B at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.

5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs

Elvis in Aurora? Not quite, but the King does play a role in Paramount Theatre's "Million Dollar Quartet," one of many things to do this weekend in the suburbs. Here are five ideas.

U-46 celebrates Latino culture this month

A monthlong celebration of Latino culture began Friday in Elgin Area School District U-46 where more than half the nearly 40,000 students are Latino. Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates their culture through student projects, assemblies and presentations running through Oct. 15. It will include Latino leaders who will share stories and life lessons to inspire students.

Villalobos Brothers to perform at ECC Oct. 7

The Villalobos Brothers will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin. Featuring a joyous mix of singing, strings, percussion, and contagious charisma, Villalobos Brothers' electrifying performances are anchored by its namesake brothers' virtuosic violins and voices.

Family donates late son's cello to Larkin High music program

They were his two passions that parents Patrice and Greg Alexander of Crystal Lake wanted to honor after his death. The Alexanders donated their late son's cello Thursday to the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Larkin High School in Elgin.

United Way of Elgin to host campaign kickoff Sept. 21

The United Way of Elgin invites the community to the campaign kickoff for the 2017-18 "United We Win" campaign. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept.

Elgin plans to revisit ice cream truck ban

Ice cream trucks have been banned in Elgin for 44 years, but that might change if the city council sides with a local vendor who says the community would love that. "I dispense joy and happiness everywhere I go.

Judson architecture program marks 20 years with symposium

Judson University in Elgin will mark the 20th anniversary of its noted architecture program with a symposium Friday and Saturday. The annual James Didier Symposium on Christ and Architecture begins with a special gallery opening of alumni architectural projects from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday in the Harm A. Weber Academic Center, 1151 N. State St. A series of panel discussions and presentations is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Judson's Herrick Chapel.

Nominations sought for Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame

The Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame welcomes nominations of outstanding artists for its 2018 Class of Inductees. Nominations may be submitted during the next two months, starting Sept.

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