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  1. Steve says:

    Make sure to attend the Elgin Concerts in the Park. The city is going all out this year and thanks to Harris Bank they are bringing some very good talent to the stages. Concerts are Sundays 2 - 3:30 PM at Lords Park and Tuesdays 7 - 8:30PM at Wing Park from now until the end of July. Admission is free and there is a concession stand for soft drinks and snacks.

  2. Steve says:

    Make sure to attend the Elgin Concerts in the Park. The city is going all out this year and thanks to Harris Bank they are bringing some very good talent to the stages. Concerts are Sundays 2 - 3:30 PM at Lords Park and Tuesdays 7 - 8:30PM at Wing Park, from now until the end of July. Admission is free and there is a concession stand for soft drinks and snacks.

    • Common Sense Clarence Hayward says:

      Another concert that I think is free is American English which plays all the Beatles songs. They are at Arlington Heights Frontier Days this 4th of July playing from 7:30 PM - 9:30 pm according to a newspaper article I read.

      I went to the Frontier Days web sight and I could not find any admission fee for the Frontier Days nor the American English concert so I think it might be free. If so, this will be one of the best concerts around if you enjoy the Beatles.

      Frontier Days really packs a crowd so leave plenty of time to walk from wherever you park. I think they have a free shuttle bus too.

  3. raingirl says:

    The time now is 10:01 p.m. I have had to listen to fireworks blasting for the last four nights constantly. they are shooting them off all over town. I cannot sleep because they are allowed to shoot fire works all night and the city is doing nothing I am SICK of the inconsiderate people who think only of their own enjoyment and feel free to impose their illegal and disrespectful selfishness on every one in town. I want the city of Elgin to enforce the fireworks ordinance. I have as much right to peace and quiet as they think that they do to shoot off fire works many sound like a bomb going off. This is dangerous. There is no respect for the property of others or the hazards caused by careless handling of fire works. the city should sponsor an event for one evening only that would be July 4th all other activities of fireworks should be banned in this city.

  4. Combos says:

    The fireworks in my neighborhood have been going on for 4-5 nights too!!! In my neighborhood, the rats that are setting them off know nothing about Independence Day or anything else about this country except that it provides excellent hiding places if you are a criminal. I wonder what these criminals would say if I were to light off some M-80’s let’s say, outside St. Mary or St. Joseph church this Sunday morning??

    • raingirl says:

      honestly this city has gone literally to the dogs with two legs I am sick of Illinois and the City of Elgin the criminals have taken over and our president says leave them alone even if they commit heinous crimes as long as they are illegal or hispanics. This shit has to stop.The cops are so over zealous on petty crimes with the black community that they are not interested in policing anyone else especially the elite who have taken this country for a whirldwind ride and the strong winds are blowing the citizens away daily.

  5. Terry Gavin says:

    In my 20 years living in Elgin I’ve never heard so many fireworks. It has also gone on for several days. One creep in my neighborhood was firing off “commercial” grade fireworks or “mortar” rounds that are considered an explosive device, setting off car alarms & literally shaking windows for blocks around. Thankfully he must of ran out since he only blow them off for the 4th.

    Police have been responding to citizen complaints but with so many going off it’s impossible to stop them all. Plus let’s not forget we had a shooting death in my neighborhood which police had to deal with.
    But people should be more considerate of their neighbors & the pets that are traumatized by all these explosions.

  6. RS says:


    “Eye on India
    The best of Indian music, theater, literature, film, visual art and more will be celebrated during the nine-day Eye on India Festival starting today at various Chicago locations ranging from Millennium Park’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph Drive), to the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.), to the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan Ave.). Many events are free, though some require museum admission ($35-$70 and $25-$50 for Harris Theater events). (312) 334-7777 or eyeonindia.com. Friday, July 8, through Saturday, July 16

    Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110706/entlife/707089997/#ixzz1RRSWysvZ

    “Greek to me
    Get your fill of Greek culture and tasty Mediterranean treats like gyros, souvlaki, saganaki and more this weekend at the St. Sophia Church Greek Fest at 525 Church Road (Route 31 and I-90), Elgin. $2 admission. (847) 888-2822 or St-Sophia.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 8; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 9; and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 10

    Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110706/entlife/707089997/#ixzz1RRSd557Z

    “Operatic Spain
    Members of the Elgin Opera Training and Performing Ensemble celebrate Spain operatically in the concert “Ole! La Fuerza de la Musica” this weekend at The Rider Center’s Kimball Street Theatre at Elgin Academy, 350 Park St., Elgin. $10. (800) 838-3006 or elginopera.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 10

    Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110706/entlife/707089997/#ixzz1RRSh7agY

    “On Saturday, July 9 beginning at 10AM, comic book and gaming fans alike will unite at Gail Borden Public Library’s Second Annual Comic Book Mania! Convention 2011.

    In addition to a wide array of comics vendors, meet special guests Excalibur artist, W.C. “Cory” Carani; Star Trek artist, J.C. Baez; fantasy/monster artist, Mike Hoffman; and the entire creative teams of The Infinium and Mystery Afoot!

    Gamers will compete in Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic the Gathering tournaments for great prizes. Advanced registration is required.

    Admission is free. For more information, call 847-742-2411 or visit GailBorden.info.”

    “The 2011 Tropical Summer Jam Car & Motorcycle Show takes place on Sunday, July 10 at 9AM in the parking lot in front of City Hall at 150 Dexter Court in downtown Elgin.

    Awards and prizes for 1st-3rd place for all categories. Cash award for Overall Best of Show. Enjoy live entertainment, beer garden, vendor & food booths, children’s play area and much more!”

  7. RS says:

    Unity Fest This Saturday at Drake Field in Elgin

    Animals galore at Unity Fest - including Wiener dog races!

    Kids, Kritters, and Family Fun on July 9th (this Saturday) from 12:00 – 6:00 at Drake Park (Hastings Street off of Liberty by Route 20 in Elgin)
    – near 801 Hastings St. (Huff Elementary School)

    Free Admission to a family fun-filled event that unites a community and an incomparable combination of activities! Elgin’s 12th annual Unity Fest brings together “Kids, Kritters, and Family Fun” – thanks to NOSEE (Neighbors of South East Elgin), West ‘Burb Wieners, and many volunteers.

    Activities include adult door prize bingo (25 cents per card per game), hand-walked pony rides, games for kids, dog and cat rescue groups, wildlife presentations by Animals for Awareness, concessions (Pizza Cucina and Dairy Queen), the Kane County Mounted Rangers, the traditional Wiener Races, and other surprises!

    Animals for Awareness: 2:00 and 4:00

  8. RS says:


    “Frock Swap, the annual wardrobe revitalization event which benefits the Community Crisis Center, returns to The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, on July 16.

    For a $10 entry fee, shoppers & swappers can revitalize their wardrobes for little or no money. It’s green. It’s affordable. It’s good for our community. What could be better?”

  9. RS says:


    “The Einstein Academy is hosting another famous designer dress sale and costume jewelry sale with proceeds to support our school. The sale will be held July 15 & 22 from 2pm-9pm and July 16 & 23 from 8am-2pm. All dresses are new, direct from the manufacturer. There will be prom, homecoming, wedding, quinceanera, costume, and performance wear dresses available.

    All of these brand new incredible dresses and gowns are just …a fraction of their cost; $20 for all designer dresses and all designer wedding gowns are just $100! The dresses are GORGEOUS and still have their original tags on them.”

  10. raingirl says:

    many nice posts but I have a question of financial destruction to the tax payers of this community. Can someone tell me who is paying for the ambulance, police and fire calls for the most ridiculous calls such as headaches, the neighbor told their dog to chase the other neighbors cat, come on this is ridiculous and should be either stopped or the callers charged for disorderly conduct. All of the third party callers who refuse to acknowledge their calls should be charged if in fact there is no substance to their calls. The dispatcher should be able to track all calls so I don’t believe in the “refused caller line” Kids are playing in the streets disregarding vehicle traffic. Many hispanics just stop in the middle of the streets get out fix their cars or pick up something in the street they have no sense of the law. The young men and women are driving extremely fast and reckless although they don’t seem to worry maybe they are not getting tickets. The hispanics are allowed to travel in groups and are not stopped by the cops unlike young blacks who travel in groups what’s up with that. Hispanics are parking anywhere they like and cops drive past and never stop to ticket them why not? This selective enforcenent of the law is sickening and should be stopped.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not one of those incoherent thoughts can be taken seriously when typed in that format.