Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Burnham Plan Centennial

In 1909, Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett collaborated with the Commercial Club of Chicago and others to create a new plan for the greater Chicago region. 100 years later you can see the results and plan the next 100 years here.

Follow @Burnham100 on Twitter for info on The Burnham Plan Centennial.

Take the Daniel Burnham Walking Tour presented during the 2009 National Main Streets Conference in Chicago.

Check out Elgin's contribution to the centennial starting May 19th. Elgin Alive:  Deep Roots, Green Future Exhibit

Be like Burnham. Make no small plans.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bands at the Recently Remodeled Gasthaus

This Weekend:
This Friday night, March 20, at the Gasthaus is metal night- Life in Shadow, Walking Chaos, & Dedlock take the stage at 9:00 p.m.

Saturday night, March 21, is a tribute to Alice in Chains- Angry Chair performs with special guest Prime. $5 cover in the band room - as always the Whiskey Bar never charges a cover and always has the UFC fights on.

Next week:
Friday night, March 27, two local rock bands perform- XDoubleCrossX play your favorite Rock Covers and a few originals when they open for My Lazy Elephant with more of your favorite Rock tunes from the 80's through today. Both bands feature local Elgin musicians and guarantee you a great night out!

Saturday, March 28, is another night of local performers with more of a punk vibe- The Oil Can Boys and The Turdles take the stage with special guest Pete Jive and Juice Digits performing reggae numbers for your delight!
$5 Cover in the band room. Newly Remodeled, great prices, great atmosphere-- come in and Rock Da Haus!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

They're Back!

Water Main Construction Resumes - Temporary Lane Closures on Douglas Avenue

Weather permitting, construction work on the water main crossings on Douglas Avenue will resume on Monday, March 16th at 7 a.m. and will require temporary lane closures to accomplish the work. As work begins on the west (southbound) side of Douglas, the southbound traffic will be detoured west on Highland Avenue to Grove Avenue, south on Grove Avenue to Chicago Street and east on Chicago Street back to Douglas where traffic can continue south on Grove Avenue. Northbound traffic will be allowed on Douglas Avenue through the work zone.
When the water main crossing moves to the east (northbound) side of Douglas Avenue, northbound Douglas Avenue will be detoured at Chicago Street east to Spring Street, north on Spring Street to Highland Avenue, west on Highland Avenue back to Douglas where northbound traffic can continue north on Douglas Avenue. During this stage of the work, southbound traffic will be allowed on Douglas Avenue through the work zone.
On street parking will be limited during construction. Patrons wishing to access businesses within the construction zone are encouraged to use the City Hall parking lot on the northwest corner of Douglas Avenue and Highland Avenue. Pedestrian access through and around the construction zone will be maintained.
These lane closures will occur during normal working hours, approximately 7 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. All lanes will be open during the overnight hours.
On Division Street, pavement sawcutting will begin on Monday March 16th at 7 a.m. weather permitting. Traffic will remain open at all times and directed by a flagger.
Weekly progress meetings for the water main project are held on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. at the construction office located at 201 E. Chicago Street. Business and property owners are invited to attend the first 15 minutes of the meeting if they have any questions or concerns regarding the construction.
Specific questions regarding the construction can be directed to Shelley Costello with TranSystems at 847-871-3185.
For general information on the project, please contact Joe Evers at 847-931-5964 or visit the City’s website at and click the Gettin’ Around in Downtown link.