ESO Board President Karen Schock nominated for a YWCA Elgin Leader Luncheon Award

Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) Board President Karen Schock has been nominated for a YWCA Elgin Leader Luncheon Award in the Volunteer & Community Service category.  Nominees will be honored at the 34th Annual Leader Luncheon on Thursday, May 11, 11 am at The Seville in Streamwood, IL. Guest speaker will be State Senator Cristina Castro. …
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04.25.2017

Elgin Symphony League’s General Meeting Set for April 27 with Guest Speaker ESO French horn Sharon Jones

The final Elgin Symphony League (ESL) meeting of the 2016-17 Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) concert season will be held on Thursday, April 27, 5:30 pm at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 1565 Larkin Avenue, Elgin. It will begin with a dinner, followed by a presentation by guest speaker ESO French horn Sharon Jones. The cost is…
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04.20.2017

Judson’s Spring Concert of Worship to Emphasize Encounters with Grace April 29

Join us for a heartwarming time of worship and hospitality during Judson University’s annual Spring Concert of Worship on Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin).   The Spring Concert of Worship – Encounters with Grace – will be a fresh, honest and hope-filled invitation to find your…
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04.18.2017

2017 Elgin Short Film Festival – CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Elgin Short Film Festival (ESFF) is returning for its ninth year! This is a one-of-a-kind event taking place at The Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, IL on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The ESFF has drawn film entries from around the world making this an impressive event that has entertained film lovers since 2009. We…
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04.11.2017

ESO Bass Trombone and ECC Instructor Mark Fry to perform Free ECC Faculty Recital April 21 at 7 pm

Mark Fry, Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) bass trombone, co-founder of Chamber Music on the Fox and Elgin Community College (ECC) low brass instructor, will present a faculty recital at ECC on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7pm.  The program includes music by Beethoven, Broughton, Pilss, Grantham and Koetsier, and features pianist Lannette Calhoun (ECC Piano…
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04.11.2017

2017 Elgin Short Film Festival – CALL FOR ENTRIES

  Elgin, IL – The Elgin Short Film Festival (ESFF) is returning for its ninth year! This is a one-of-a-kind event taking place at The Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, IL on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The ESFF has drawn film entries from around the world making this an impressive event that has entertained film…
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03.23.2017

The Imago Film Festival to Include Impressive Lineup of Hollywood Executives

The 13th annual Imago Film Festival will be a star-studded event, featuring short independent films from around the world, live music, a red-carpet closing and conversations with Hollywood executives who are responsible for creating top-dollar box office hits.   The Imago Film Festival, which is held on the Judson University campus each year, will showcase…
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03.14.2017

Worship Arts Major Adam John Moxness to Perform Cabaret-Style Show for Senior Recital

Senior Worship Arts major Adam John Moxness will take to the stage to perform a medley of 16 songs taken from 15 contemporary musical theater productions, including “Les Miserables,” “The Last Five Years” and “Hamilton,” during his senior recital on Friday, March 24, in the Thulin Performance Hall in the Thompson Center (1151 N. State…
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03.03.2017

Judson Named Among the 50 Top Mission Minded Christian Colleges and Universities

Judson University is listed among the 50 Top “Mission Minded Christian Colleges and Universities” for 2017 by Christian Universities Online.   This is the first time that the Elgin-based university has been included on ChristianUniversitiesOnline.org’s top “Mission Minded” schools list. Ranked at No. 45, Judson is commended for its mission to “educate, equip and empower,”…
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03.03.2017

Chief Schmidt selected into 2017 Fire Service Executive Development Institute Participants

The International Association of Fire Chiefs [www.iafc.org] (IAFC) announced that Fire Chief David Schmidt of the Elgin Fire Department has been accepted into the fifth year of the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI).  David Schmidt competed with new fire chiefs and chief officers from across the country and Canada to become a member of…
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03.03.2017