This is an exciting time to be in Elgin. The Chamber’s Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are bringing people here to work, play and live in our community, and solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Each month we will provide a list of Five Fabulous Facts, highlighting some of the top stories or events that demonstrate why Elgin truly is The City in the Suburbs. Below you will find complete information about our community partners, including housing, schools, healthcare and quality of life. If you have a positive news story about Elgin that you feel the community should know about it, we welcome your suggestions. E-mail it to or tweet it to @EnhancingElgin.

Click a box below to open to that month's FIVE FABULOUS FACTS


Thank you to our Enhancing Elgin Committee members for their involvement in this project:

Susan Angell-Case, Baird & Warner

Mary Dulabaum, Judson University

Mary Fergus, School District U-46

M. Jayne Holley, Elgin Community College

Rise Jones, Hamilton Wings

Tonya Lucchetti-Hudson, Advocate Sherman Hospital

Heather Muniz, Downtown Neighborhood Association

Krisilee Murphy, Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Michael Murschel, Michael J Murschel, Author

Denise Raleigh, Gail Borden Public Library

Cheryl Wendt, Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Deirdre White, Downtown Neighborhood Association