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[27 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Peregrine falcons nesting on Tower Building

Rare peregrine falcons have been living in downtown Elgin for at least several years it seems. They are nesting on the Tower Building.

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[24 May 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Thunder on the Fox boat race planned

Thunder on the Fox, a speedboat race, is planned for Elgin in June. The Kimball Street Dam should be removed.

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[21 Apr 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Easter weekend events

Easter Weekend kicks off with a Lenten concert at noon on Good Friday. Then Saturday, the City of Elgin is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at the Civic Center.

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[25 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Karaoke at Villa Verone

Friends of Dave Kaptain gathered at Villa Verone in downtown Elgin on Thursday night to support his grassroots campaign for mayor. Mr. Kaptain himself played the role of “celebrity bartender.” Villa Verone, an Italian restaurant and bar, regularly designates an Elgin Person of the Week who does light bartending duties for the evening.

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[10 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Have a Heart Community Dinner set for Sun.

How about this for a crazy idea? Let’s make dinner and invite everybody in town. Well, it’s happening…again. Apparently this happens four times a year in Elgin: twice in summer, on Thanksgiving and on/before Valentine’s Day. This year, the Valentine’s Day dinner (or lunch if you want to be picky) will take place on Sunday from 11-2pm.

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[4 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Pictures: New Year’s Eve

Pictures from New Year’s Eve at Gasthaus, Red Bar Winery, Martini Room and Medusa.

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[8 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Pictures: Winter Wonderland

Pictures from the Winter Wonderland celebration in Downtown Elgin in December.