Judson to Host a Beyond Colorblind Series in Chapel Next Week

Judson University’s Chapel Ministry will welcome three guest speakers to campus next week to host its Beyond Colorblind series February 19, 21 and 23, during the regular 10 a.m. chapel time in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). The events are free and open to the public. “The Beyond Colorblind series allows us to discuss race,…
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02.15.2018

The Elgin Area Tourism Bureau Holds Elections, Announces New Board Chair and Board Member

The Elgin Area Tourism Bureau held its annual elections for the Board of Directors and Marilou Pilman, the Acting Director of Marketing for the Grand Victoria Casino has been elected the new Board Chair.   Marilou Pilman, has been with the Grand Victoria Casino for over 23 years. She has been active on the Elgin…
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02.13.2018

Friday, Feb 9, 98.7 WFMT to Air ESO Performance of Copland’s Our Town & excerpt from Stephenson’s Violin Concerto

98.7 WFMT will broadcast the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s (ESO) November 2017 performance of Copland’s Our Town and the final movement of James M. Stephenson’s Violin Concerto, led by Music Director Andrew Grams and featuring violinist Jennifer Frautschi, during the noon hour on Friday, February 9 on Middays with Lisa Flynn.  The program airs weekdays from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. The ESO has won Illinois Professional Orchestra of the Year…
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02.06.2018

Author, Speaker and Vocalist Mattie Montgomery to Lead Spiritual Enrichment Week February 5-9

The Judson community will welcome vocalist, author and speaker Mattie Montgomery to campus next week. He will be the guest host for Spiritual Enrichment Week in chapel February 5-9. The chapel times on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be 10 a.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). The services for Tuesday and Thursday will be at 11 a.m. The chapel events are free and open…
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02.02.2018

Judson Spring Production – A Belated Valentine – Shines a Light on Love

Judson University’s Theatre Department will showcase the production of “A Belated Valentine” at 7 p.m. nightly February 21-24 in the Thulin Auditorium in Thompson Hall (1151 N. State St., Elgin).   The show reimagines “The Ugly Duckling” fairy tale, follows a college student seeking a wife, and takes a comical look at three different stages of matrimony.   “The…
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02.02.2018

Nominations Sought for Annual Mayor’s Awards for Historic Preservation Efforts

The Elgin Heritage Commission is seeking nominations for the 2018 Elgin Mayor’s Awards for Historic Preservation. Applications are available on the city’s website, at cityofelgin.org/mayorawards, and in person at the Community Development Department in City Hall, located at150 Dexter Court, Elgin, IL 60120. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. onFriday, February 23. The annual Mayor’s Awards, held each May during…
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01.30.2018

Elgin’s 2018 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant applications are now available

Applications for the 2018 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Program are available on the city’s website at www.cityofelgin.org/historicgrants and in person at the Community Development Department, City Hall, 150 Dexter Court, Elgin, IL 60120.  The deadline to submit applications and supporting documentation is Friday, March 30, 2018. Since the inception of the program in 1995, the City has awarded more than…
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01.30.2018

“Strings of Silk Music Shopping Serenade”

The State Street Market Shops of Elgin will celebrate the 2018 Valentine’s Day holiday with a very special Ladies Night Out on Thursday, February 8th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Elgin resident and Chicago’s favorite strolling violinist Jennifer Silk will enhance the champagne and treats with classical music and popular requests. Located at 701…
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01.29.2018

ESO Trombones to present a free lecture-recital, Trombone and Voice, a Viennese Tradition, Feb 1 at the Gail Borden Public Library

ESO trombones Mark Fry and Adam Moen, joined by Jeremy Moeller, trombone, will give a free lecture-recital on Thursday, February 1 at 7:00 pm at the Gail Borden Public Library.  The program, presented by Chamber Music on the Fox, is called Choral Masterworks of Vienna: Trombone and Voice, a Viennese Tradition. From the famous trombone solo in Mozart’s Requiem to the transcendent works of Anton Bruckner…
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01.29.2018

SIDE STREET STUDIO ARTS ANNOUNCES VISUAL ART CALL FOR 5TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION V

On March 1, 2018, Side Street Studio Arts (SSSA), located in the heart of downtown Elgin, will celebrate their 5th anniversary. The not-for-profit arts organization will host a multi-disciplinary, rambling celebration encompassing all of their spaces, which coincidentally, now number five. The heart of this celebration will be a visual art exhibition, entitled V, displayed throughout the…
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01.24.2018