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…
MORE

03.03.2017

Andrew Grams and the ESO set to explore Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 at Inside the Music March 31

Designed to demystify classical music in a relaxed and informal setting, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s (ESO) Inside the Music, March 31 at 8 pm, Hemmens Cultural Center, will explore Johannes Brahms’s fourth and final symphony, a ground-breaking and important work in the classical symphony orchestra repertoire.  Brahms took the traditional classical structures and forms of…
MORE

02.24.2017

Area Music Organizations Present Voices of Spring, a Celebration of the Vocal Arts, April 23-May 7

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) together with Chamber Music on the Fox, the Elgin Master Chorale and Soirée Lyrique, are proud to present Voices of Spring, a collaboration celebrating the vocal arts April 23-May 7. Each organization will offer a concert featuring choral or vocal works, ranging from musical theatre to the Brahms Requiem.  Of…
MORE

02.23.2017

“Dazzling” Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein performs Copland’s Jazz-Infused Clarinet Concerto with the ESO Mar 3-5

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, praised by The New York Times for possessing a “beautiful liquid clarity,” performs Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto March 3-5 with the award-winning Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO), led by Resident Conductor Stephen Squires. Of Fiterstein, The Washington Post wrote, “Fiterstein treats his instrument as his own personal voice, dazzling in its spectrum of…
MORE

02.21.2017

Free ESO Family Concert, Fused Art with ESO Cellist Elizabeth Start & Friends, Feb 26 at the Gail Borden Public Library

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) Free Family Concert Series presents Fused Art with ESO Cellist Elizabeth Start & Friends Sunday, February 26 at 2 pmat the Gail Borden Public Library, Meadows Community Room in Elgin. Join ESO cellist, composer, and fused glass artist Elizabeth (Betsy) Start and her ESO friends as they demonstrate how poetry…
MORE

02.21.2017

The Imago Film Festival Will Honor TV Producer and Writer David McFadzean with the Lifetime Achievement Award

(ELGIN, IL – February 10, 2017) The man who co-created the 1990s hit sitcom “Home Improvement” will receive the 2017 Imago Film Festival’s highest honor in April.   Judson University has announced that David McFadzean will be the recipient of the Imago Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor given to an individual whose work in film…
MORE

02.13.2017

Judson Seeks Nominations for the 2017 D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award

(ELGIN, IL – February 7, 2017) Judson University is now seeking nominations for the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award, which is presented each year to the candidate who has contributed to the greater good in the Fox Valley community by voluntarily serving others’ physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual needs.   The D. Ray Wilson…
MORE

02.07.2017

SIDE STREET STUDIO ARTS PRESENTS 4TH ANNUAL POP-UP VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION

Side Street Studio Arts (SSSA), 15 Ziegler Ct. in the heart of downtown Elgin, announces its annual celebration of all things St. Valentine’s Day kicking off this Friday, February 10 with the opening of the visual art exhibition Love is Love, a visual art pop-up exhibition featuring a variety of works from artists from all…
MORE

02.07.2017

Lords Park Pavilion in Elgin to offer regular open hours

  Elgin, IL-  Lords Park Pavilion will offer regular open hours beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017. The pavilion will be open to the public on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lords Park Pavilion, a city-owned facility, is often rented for events like weddings, picnics, meetings and more.  Having regular…
MORE

02.01.2017

Judson University Named One of the 25 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities in the Midwest for 2017

  (ELGIN, IL – January 31, 2017) Christian Universities Online included Judson University among its rankings of the nation’s “25 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities in the Midwest” for 2017. Judson was also listed on the website’s 2016 list that included 50 of the most beautiful Christian colleges and universities across the nation. Christian…
MORE

01.31.2017