Thursday, February 18, 2010

Info Meeting for Riverside Drive Promenade

The City of Elgin is continuing the vision for its riverfront with the start of the next phase, Riverside Drive Promenade. Downtown property and business owners, employees, residents, and interested citizens are encouraged to attend this special update meeting to learn more about the proposed improvements and construction on:

Tuesday, February 23
6 to 7 p.m.
Grand Victoria Casino
Fox River Room
250 S. Grove Ave.
Downtown Elgin

Hitchcock Design Group will present on the following topics:
  • Background of the project
  • Proposed improvements
  • Construction process
  • Schedule and funding
A question and answer session will follow the presentation with representatives from the City, DNA and Hitchcock Design Group.

Click here to download a flyer to post in your business >

Please RSVP to Tonya Hudson, DNA Executive Director, at (847) 488-1456.

Meeting room and refreshments compliments of the Grand Victoria Casino.


The Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) is putting together a task force to facilitate communication among downtown residents and restaurant/bar owners regarding late night noise in the downtown.

The task force’s objective will be to come up with recommendations that encourage balance between the commercial needs and the residential needs associated with doing business in and living in a downtown neighborhood district.

“We have a burgeoning nightlife. We have a growing resident community. Both play a vital and interdependent role in the revitalization of our downtown,” said Tonya Hudson, DNA executive director. “This is the perfect time to talk about long-term planning that allows both to continue to grow and complement each other.”

Downtown residents and business owners are encouraged to apply to serve on this task force. The deadline to apply is March 3, with the first meeting scheduled for the week of March 8.

Click here to download the task force application >

For more information, please contact Tonya Hudson, DNA executive director, (847) 488-1456 or

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Live Music in Downtown Elgin

Douglas Street Sports Bar and Grill, 231 Douglas Avenue – 847-695-5659
Blues Heart – Friday, February 19
Blind Roosevelt – Friday, February 26
Live Dueling Pianos – Saturday, February 27

Elgin Public House, 219 East Chicago Street – 847-468-8810
QBalls - Saturday, February 20
Stormcrow – Saturday, February 27

Gasthaus Zur Linde, 15 North Grove Avenue – 847-695-8828
Shy Town Kill & The Astronaut King
Circus & the Fog, The Love Shots & The Mustard Men – Friday, February 19
The Blizzard of Ozz & The Blessed Hellride – Saturday, February 20
My Lazy Elephant – Friday, February 26
Throwback & The John Engleman band – Saturday, February 27

Mad Maggies, 51 South Grove – 847-531-5883
The Neverly Brothers – Friday, February 19, $10 Cover.
FNR – Saturday, February 20, $6 Cover.

The Roadhouse, 200 Prairie Street – 847-695-4454
Prezence – The Led Zepplin Show & Arra - Saturday, February 20, Cover
Saliva, Silverstone & Heart-Set Self Destruct – Thursday, February 25, Cover
Red Woody & Friction – Friday, February 26, Cover
Hi Infidelity – Saturday, February 27, Cover