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American Bison in Elgin, Illinois

The American bison or simply bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo or simply buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed North America in vast herds. Their historical range, by 9000 BCE, is described as the great bison belt, a tract of rich grassland that ran from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico, east to the Atlantic Seaboard (nearly to the Atlantic tidewater in some areas) as far north as New York and south to Georgia and,…
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11.05.2019

Coffee Culture in the Elgin Area

It’s easy to see that coffee culture is on the rise in the Elgin area– just take one look at the number of small, independent shops found in neighborhoods throughout our communities. We take a look at the top places to satisfy your caffeine craving. Coffee isn’t just go-go juice, it’s also something to build…
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10.30.2019

Elgin Area Trick or Treat Hours

Here’s when to set out for a scary-fun trick-or-treating experience with your little pumpkins. Whether you’re taking your costumed crew out around the neighborhood, or staying home to greet ghosts and vampires, it’s important to know when the fun starts and ends for the evening. Unfortunately though, there’s really no official set in stone time —…
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10.29.2019

Brew Tours – Ride, Drink, Discover.

Vorlauf Brew Tours Beer was meant to be shared – raised high in the air for valiant toasts when in the midst of good company. Vorlauf Brew Tours was dreamt by a father and a son that embrace the true joy that good beer can bring to any table. Greg and Stephen James started Vorlauf…
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10.04.2019

Pumpkin Farms Worth Checking Out This Fall

Hello October! The weather is just about perfect, which makes it absolutely ideal to enjoy fall activities with your family, including heading to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch.  We’ve assembled a list of some of our favorite farms and markets to find a pumpkin, snack on a caramel apple, or take pictures with the family! “I’m so glad to…
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10.01.2019

Route 20 Road Trip – Day 2 in Downtown Elgin

Take a road trip on America’s longest road!   About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the…
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09.24.2019
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Judson University Named Among the Best Christian Colleges and Universities for 2019

Judson University Named Among the Best Christian Colleges and Universities for 2019 by College Consensus (ELGIN, IL – September 16, 2019) Judson University has been named among the Best Christian Colleges & Universities for 2019 by College Consensus. The comprehensive award from College Consensus is based on an objectively computed method, which allows universities to highlight what they do best….
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09.17.2019

Route 20 Road Trip – Day 1 in West Elgin

Take a road trip on America’s longest road!   About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the…
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07.15.2019

Outdoor Restaurants, Patios & Cafes in the Elgin Area

Outdoor Restaurants, Patios & Cafes in the Elgin Area As the sun begins to peek out and temperatures begin to rise, summertime offers great opportunities to dine alfresco.  Throughout the Elgin area you will find serene sidewalk patios, outdoor beer gardens and sun-soaked decks. Our list has plenty of local favorites, and cool new spots….
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05.17.2019

INSTAWORTHY – Elgin’s Most Photographable Attractions

With all the social media we use on a daily basis, its no wonder we’ve gotten so great at taking pictures. Your next amazing photo opportunity is right here in the Elgin Area!  Don’t forget to tag #ExploreElgin to be featured in our feed. Check out these top Elgin area photo locations! Walton Island, Elgin …
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05.07.2019
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