Elgin Fringe Festival Set to Begin Fifth Year

The Elgin Fringe Festival (EFF) will open its fifth year next month when performances featuring dance, music, theater, and the undefined descend upon the downtown. The two-weekend festival will run Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 16. This year’s festival will host more than 100 performances at a variety spaces that are easily within walking…


Two High School Students to Be Honored for Achievements; Sophomores Competed in Special Olympics, International History Competition

The School District U-46 Board of Education Monday will recognize two students for their recent achievements, one in an international history competition and the other in the Illinois Special Olympics. Zuzanna Lapa won the film category in her age group in a historical competition organized by a Polish organization called the Remembrance Committee of Captain Witold Pilecki….


U-46 Welcomes New Administrators

School District U-46 is preparing for the 2018-19 school year with new leaders stepping into top administrator roles. Some of these professionals have recently joined the District, or have been promoted from within U-46 to serve a new role. U-46 District and school administrators oversee schools, District-wide programs and services, collaborate with staff and teachers, and guide our families to help…


Announcing a New Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin Office Location

The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin (DNA) has moved to a new office space located at 31 S. Grove Avenue, Suite 100, in downtown Elgin on August 1, 2018. The new office space, located in the former Woolworth department store building, a building owned by the City of Elgin, also houses offices for the Elgin Area…


Flying Creatures Comes to Side Street Studio Arts

Side Street Studio Arts (SSSA), located in the heart of downtown Elgin, will be hosting a series of free public workshops with Chicago-based artist Erin Cramer for young artists aged 7 to 23. The series, entitled Flying Creatures, will involve instruction in skills that include designing for 3-D, building a 3-D creature, preparing a work of art…


Elgin Summer Theatre 2018 Production Announced

The City of Elgin is excited to announce that it will be partnering with point2productions, a division of Schaumburg on Stage, to present the 2018 Elgin Summer Theater production of SISTER ACT. Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time…


Elgin Area CVB Board Announces New Board Chair and Executive Director

Elgin, IL – The Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s board announced Krisilee Murphy as the new Executive Director and Hratch Basmadjian from the Holiday Inn Chicago Northwest – Elgin as the new Board Chair. Murphy, who served as the bureau’s Director of Marketing for nine years, will be responsible for overseeing the entire organization…


RISE Program Receives Funding from Barrington Area Foundations

(ELGIN, IL – June 28, 2018) Judson University’s RISE Program recently was awarded donations for student scholarships from two Barrington area foundations. Judson received the first of three generous, annual donations from the Foglia Family Foundation. The gifts will contribute to tuition costs for RISE scholarships, allowing students with intellectual disabilities to participate in the college on-campus…


U-46 Board of Education Expected to Appoint New Member at June 4 Meeting

ELGIN –On June 4, the School District U-46 Board of Education will bring forward John Devereux of Bartlett as the candidate to fill the vacancy that was created when Traci O’Neal Ellis resigned her Board seat.  If approved, Devereux will complete the term which expires after the Spring 2019 elections. Devereux, Chief Actuary for a Chicago-based…


U-46 Elementary Schools Prepare for 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

School buildings may soon be closing for the summer, but elementary principals and teachers are reminding their students to continue opening the books. In collaboration with local libraries, the District challenges elementary schools to encourage summer reading through an annual friendly competition that emphasizes how children who read over the break retain the skills they…