Elgin

Elgin Expressway To Become A Tollway

Jun 17, 2016
Illinois Tollway

  The Elgin-O’Hare expressway will transition from a freeway to a toll road on July 5th. 

The Daily-Herald reports that users of the  I-Pass transponder will pay $1.25 for the six-mile stretch of road.  Drivers who choose to use cash will pay double that amount.  Officials say funds from the tollway will rehabilitate the existing express route and help construct new ramps at I-290.  

Dem. Moeller Dodges Bullet From Political Mixup

Jan 8, 2016
ilga.gov

Democrat Anna Moeller may have dodged a bullet as she seeks election to hold onto her seat in the Illinois House. The State Board of Elections made a decision yesterday.

Rep. Moeller, who’s from Elgin, registered to run – as a Democrat. She then signed a petition in support of a Republican getting on the ballot to run for Kane County Recorder.

A local woman complained because primary candidates have to align with one party or the other.

Flickr user / Andrew "Chickens" (CC BY 2.0)

Elgin will welcome chickens to 15 backyards in a pilot program.

The city will accept applications in January 2015. Permit holders will be allowed to house four hens but no roosters.

Coops must be at least 25 feet from neighbors' and they can't be visible from the street.

The city will review the program after a year.

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City planners in Elgin are giving the green light to a medical marijuana dispensary. The planning and zoning commission approved a proposal that calls for setting up the facility on Elgin's southwest side.

Elgin Focuses on Future Water Needs

Feb 1, 2013
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In our latest Community Close-Up, we look at Elgin. 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.

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