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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ELGIN WALKING TOUR

Experience the magnificence and historic charm of Elgin’s unique downtown by taking this walk through the “Elgin Downtown Commercial District”.  The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin IL‘s Design Committee is committed to the historical preservation of downtown Elgin. In December, 2014, the DNA achieved recognition for downtown Elgin, on the National Register of Historical Places. […]

Upcoming Downtown Elgin Business and Property Owners Meetings

Downtown Elgin Property Owners Meeting All downtown Elgin Property Owners are invited to attend these regularly scheduled meetings that are customized just for you! The group discusses topics that are specific to property owners in Elgin’s central business district. At every meeting, updates are given on the potential for a Special Service Area (SSA) for […]

Busker Guidelines for Elgin, IL

ELGIN BUSKING GUIDELINES – 2016 Downtown Elgin welcomes buskers to perform in and about town.  We just ask that you follow some simple guidelines. What is Busking? A busker is considered to be an entertainer who is actively providing a public performance in the public space in exchange for a donation. Busking is defined as playing […]

ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN DOWNTOWN ELGIN!

The final phase of the  Downtown Elgin Streetscape began March 21, 2016, with improvements being made to the Chicago Street and Highland Avenue Bridges and the frontage road that connects them adjacent to State Street/Route 31.When this project is finished, the gateway to downtown Elgin will mirror the beautiful sidewalks, pavers and planters that have already adorned our […]