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One of the largest Chicago suburbs and the eighth-largest city in Illinois, Elgin is a dynamic and growing city along the Fox River. First settled in the 1830’s, Elgin has been the home to many prominent companies, including the Elgin National Watch Company, which operated the world’s largest watch factory for nearly 100 years. Today, Elgin is enjoying a new period of growth, spurred by the revitalization of its historic downtown and a surge in new housing developments.


Living in Elgin

Located near I-90 and linked to the rest of the Chicago area by Metra rail and PACE bus lines, Elgin offers excellent transportation options to its residents. Downtown Elgin is a pedestrian-friendly area, featuring many shops, restaurants, and public attractions.

Elgin is home to dozens of public and private schools, in addition to Elgin Community College, Judson University, and a campus of National Louis University.

What to See

The Grand Victoria Casino is one of Elgin’s most popular destinations, attracting people from all over the midwest for entertainment, dining, and casino games.

The Gail Borden Public Library is a large, modern facility along the banks of the Fox River, offering a wide variety of programs for adults and children throughout the year.

Visitors to Elgin should also take time to explore the city’s parks and natural areas, including Lord’s Park, Bluff Spring Fen, and Trout Park.

Learn more about this growing city at the official City of Elgin website.


Congressional Representation


Portions of Elgin are located in three different congressional districts: the 14th district, the 8th district, and the 6th district.

In the 6th district, Sean Casten is running against the incumbent Peter Roskam, who has held the 6th district congressional seat since 2006.

Sean is committed to serving Elgin and the rest of the 6th district by focusing on facts and working to strengthen the community’s schools and economy.

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