Elgin’s newest named poet laureate Aron Ryan has had a lifelong love for poetry, something he wants to share with residents and to encourage in others by creating a place where poets of all backgrounds can present their work.
Adding 42 full- and part-time jobs to the Elgin payroll, including six new police officers and a management analyst, is going to have a big impact on city services in the coming year, a city spokeswoman said.
Local police agencies, including those in Elgin and Carpentersville, will be watching for both drunk and drugged driving this New Year’s weekend as the number of crashes involving cannabis increase across the state.
Expanding William Bartels Park so it’s adjacent to the Fox River and preserving/restoring the river’s ecosystem are the top priorities in a new riverfront master plan presented to the East Dundee Village Board.
That unique last-minute Christmas gift you’re looking for might be found at Elgin’s Shockey Jewelers, which for the last 28 years has been producing original Christmas ornaments featuring some place or event special to the city.