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[26 Oct 2014 | One Comment | ]
Nightmare on Chicago Street (2014) Pictures

Pictures from Nightmare on Chicago Street (2014), Elgin’s pre-Halloween extravaganza!

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[31 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Transparency as clear as bricks

There are many aspects to transparency. One part of being transparent is being open to public input. Another part of being transparent is being open and honest with public input after it has been collected. So, what is the matter when public input is not honestly collected, and then those corrupted inputs are used to squash subsequent public input? It all gets to be a rather confusing cycle that can at times become a part of city government. The following account which is connected to the paving of our Central Business District with bricks is my favorite example of public input in Elgin, how it can be abused in its collection, and how it can be abused in its use.

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[1 Nov 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Pictures: Nightmare on Chicago Street 2011

Pictures from Nightmare on Chicago Street, a Halloween festival held in Downtown Elgin on October 29, 2011. The event attracted countless zombies and costumed revelers.

Arts & Entertainment, Downtown, Featured, Politics »

[20 Aug 2011 | 23 Comments | ]
Incidences persist at downtown’s Afterset; Dozens involved in “brawl”

The Afterset has had a past of disturbances since its opening in 2004. Elgin’s liquor commission has allowed it to operate while shutting down at least one other establishment with ostensibly less incidences, Anthony’s, which was shut down by the city after only two years of operation under much disputed circumstances.

Arts & Entertainment, Downtown, Featured »

[29 Jul 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Art and Soul on the Fox 2011

The 3rd Annual Art and Soul on the Fox festival will be held this weekend in downtown Elgin from 11am to 6pm Saturday and til 5pm Sunday.

Business & Economy, Downtown, Featured, Politics »

[15 Jul 2011 | 48 Comments | ]
Elgin City Council Reups On Artspace

Wednesday night, Elgin’s city council voted to provide another $250,000 of your money to the Artspace project. Hearing our seven fearless leaders describe this “investment’ that will soon be paying off got me thinking…

Downtown, Featured, Politics »

[11 Jun 2011 | 26 Comments | ]
Prigge: Let’s ban downtown carnivals

Elgin City Councilman John Prigge would like to see carnivals banned from downtown Elgin.