Elgin http://northernpublicradio.org en Elgin Focuses on Future Water Needs http://northernpublicradio.org/post/elgin-focuses-future-water-needs <p>In our latest Community Close-Up, we look at <a href="http://www.cityofelgin.org/">Elgin</a>. Like most cities, this suburb is faced with a variety of infrastructure needs and challenges. City officials say even one of their points of pride, the public water system, will need attention in the years to come.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:47:26 +0000 Mike Moen 24859 at http://northernpublicradio.org Elgin Focuses on Future Water Needs Freeport, Elgin landmarks make state's 'endangered' list http://northernpublicradio.org/post/freeport-elgin-landmarks-make-states-endangered-list <p>Two northern Illinois structures have made the <a href="http://www.landmarks.org/pdfs/landmarks-about-us-2011.pdf" target="_blank">Landmarks Illinois</a> 2012 list of Ten Most&nbsp;Endangered Places. They are the Freeport City Hall in Freeport and the Fox&nbsp;River&nbsp;Country Day School in Elgin.</p><p>The list, now in its 18th year, calls attention to threatened historic resources in need of assistance in the form of responsible stewardship and/or creative reuse plans. The economic downturn, public deficits and a lack of available financing continue to challenge historic sites throughout&nbsp;Illinois.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:15:38 +0000 JENNA DOOLEY 10618 at http://northernpublicradio.org Freeport, Elgin landmarks make state's 'endangered' list