New neighborhood park opens in Elgin

August 27, 2017 by  

The construction of Woodview Park in Elgin has been completed and those in the neighborhood are already enjoying all that it has to offer. [Read more]

Elgin mounts summer musical

July 2, 2017 by  

The Elgin Summer Theatre have begun posting flyers and selling tickets to this year’s production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The award winning show will be put on by a local cast.

The story follows a group of adolescents preparing for and eventually participating in a local spelling bee. The production features a [Read more]

Elgin fest to rock and rib

June 9, 2017 by  

Residents in Elgin and the surrounding areas are getting excited for the 2017 Elgin Ribfest. The three-day events combine barbecue, activities, and live music. [Read more]

Elgin celebrates the zoo

May 13, 2017 by  

Residents in Elgin are eagerly anticipating the Friends of Lords Park Zoo’s latest event.

Continuing the Tradition – Lords Park Zoo Celebration is a [Read more]

Elgin expo goes to the dogs

April 10, 2017 by  

Pet owners in the Elgin area are getting excited for the Elgin Pet Expo. Sponsored by the local city government, the event offers information, entertainment, and vendors for in one fur-friendly package.

The expo itself is open to [Read more]

Elgin concert celebrates St. Paddy’s

March 5, 2017 by  

Residents in Elgin who are feeling a bit of Irish Pride this St. Patrick’s Day are looking forward to the Lucky Shamrock Shindig. The concert event features two major acts performing on one stage.

The free concert will have two well-established bands playing. The Blarney Bros. are a South African based Irish folk music group that has been playing a blend of ballads, catchy pub songs, and Irish jigs for over 30 years. 7th Heaven is a Midwest based rock band that has topped the Billboard Midwest charts three times in the last three years, and is well-known for its ‘Thirty Songs in Thirty Minutes’ medley, which mixes together tracks from the ‘70s and ‘80s into one song.

The shindig has a number of special drinks for St. Paddy’s that will be served at special prices, and served in special promotional drinkware for the event. A full list of the specials and their prices is available online. Additionally, visitors looking to throw some shapes will be able to listen to local act DJ Shaun before each act for some popular dance music.

The Lucky Shamrock Shindig will be held on March 17 from 6:00 pm to midnight at the Grand Victoria Casino, located at 250 S. Grove Ave. Admission is free to the public. Anyone interested in more info should visit the website.

Elgin kids to dance to the top

February 7, 2017 by  

The Kids Artistic Revue (KAR) competition is coming to Elgin this year, causing local youngsters to break out their taps, polish their wing tips, or powder their ballet shoes. The competition offers money, prizes, and the chance to go on to compete at the national level.

The KAR is a nationwide competition that [Read more]

Local community college nominated for national award

January 9, 2017 by  

Student support services at Elgin Community College have been nominated for a Bellwether Award. The winner will be chosen from the 10 finalists at the end of January.

Sponsored by the Institute of [Read more]

Original features help transform new restaurant in Elgin

December 3, 2016 by  

A derelict building on Main Street, Elgin has been restored to its former glory thanks to restaurateurs Donald and Catherine Koslosky.

The former City Café, which has [Read more]

Tortilla maker uses social media as a marketing tool

November 7, 2016 by  

Elgin tortilla maker Rocky Lopez has found a successful way to market his new business, Tortilleria Chihuahua.

With productivity at [Read more]

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