Annual Literacy in Motion Conference is June 19-22

(ELGIN, IL – May 15, 2018) Judson University will host the tenth annual Literacy in Motion ConferenceTuesday–Friday, June 19-22, at the Creekside South Education Building (1151 N. State St., Elgin). This annual conference welcomes educators from all over the world to learn from speakers about instructional methods for elevating literacy in K-12 classrooms. Educators who attend the four-day…


Trout Park Baseball Dedicates 28 foot Digital Donated Scoreboard

“The new Scoreboard significantly adds to the beauty and ambiance of one of the oldest baseball parks in Illinois”, according to Bill Vincent the director of baseball at Trout Park in Elgin, IL    The family of Mike Diekman donated a 28-foot digital scoreboard that will be formally dedicated before the Larkin v. Elgin High…


ESO Musicians to Perform on Chamber Music on the Fox’s In Memoriam: Brewbaker & Brahms May 21

Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) musicians Isabella Lippi, concertmaster; Eleanor Bartsch, associate concertmaster; Amanda Grimm, principal viola and cellist Sara Sitzer, will perform on Chamber Music on the Fox’s IN MEMORIAM: BREWBAKER & BRAHMS, an evening of string quartets in honor of and in tribute to composer Daniel Brewbaker, who died in May 2017 and is one of the Fox Valley’s…


The Community Prayer Breakfast Marks 30th Anniversary with Service Honors and Dynamic Presentation by Author, Speaker and Singer Michele Pillar

(ELGIN, IL – May 9) The Judson University 30th anniversary celebration of the Community Prayer Breakfast brought together more than 300 people to Lindner Fitness Center this morning. Although the morning started out rainy outside, the atmosphere indoors couldn’t have been sunnier. Community members, including local dignitaries, civic leaders, school administrators and others, came prepared…


The David C. Cook Mansion in Elgin Receives Grant for Feasibility Study

Elgin, IL – In December of 2018, the Gifford Park Association received a matching grant from Landmarks Illinois for the completion of a feasibility study for the David C. Cook Mansion, recently known as the Bowes Retirement Home, located at 105 N. Gifford Street.     In 2017, Landmarks Illinois awarded a $2,000 grant through their…


2018 International Handball Federation Takes Place at LifeZone360 in West Dundee

The 2018 International Handball Federation (IHF) Trophy Men’s North American & Caribbean Championship is taking place in West Dundee starting Tuesday, May 8th. Eight teams from five countries will be emerging on LifeZone360 in West Dundee for five days to compete in two categories, Men’s Junior (born on or after January 1, 1998) and Youth…


Music Director Andrew Grams and the ESO Close Season With Epic Mahler Symphony No. 5 May 5 & 6

The 2017-18 ESO season finale concerts May 5 & 6, led by Music Director Andrew Grams, feature Gustav Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 5. Written after the composer experienced a close brush with death, it contains a dazzling array of emotions. The famous fourth movement, Adagietto, is a love letter to his wife Alma. It is often performed on its…


U-46 Employees and Financial Operations Department to be Honored for Achievements

Three employees of School District U-46 will be recognized by the Board of Education Monday with an “Accent on Achievement” in honor of their recent statewide awards and accomplishments. The District’s Financial Operations Department will be honored as well for multiple awards it has earned for its clear and transparent financial reports in Fiscal Year 2017 and 2018….


Elgin High School Opens Newly Renovated Welding Lab

The welding program at Elgin High School recently earned accreditation from the American Welding Society (AWS), certifying the school’s newly renovated welding lab as an Accredited Testing Facility (ATF). Students and community members will be able to use the facility to complete a welding certification at the U-46 school. “Obtaining ATF designation from AWS is…


Earth Day Celebration set for Saturday, April 21 in Elgin

The City of Elgin will host its fifth annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, located at 28 Brookside Drive in Elgin. People of all ages are invited to attend this free, family-friendly event and learn about ways to protect the planet. Local organizations will be available to provide information on storm…