the last cruise party of the year at Panton Mill Park on Tuesday; LWV Candidate Forums scheduled for September 21-27; chamber band, police security, self-defense training – Chicago Tribune

Candidate information guides for the 2023 Elgin City Council and mayoral races are available online at

Qualifications for the position include being a registered voter, an Elgin resident for at least one year prior to the election, and current on city taxes and payments.

Nomination petitions will be accepted Nov. 21-28 for those wishing to run in the Feb. 28 primary, which will only take place if more than four people file for mayor and/or more than 16 nominations for mayor. four terms of council, and the April 4 general election.

For more information, call 847-931-5660.

The last night cruise of the summer season in South Elgin will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20 at Panton Mill Park, 10 N. Water St.

No registration is required to attend the event or to bring a car to display. Golden Eagle Hot Dogs will be selling food and beverages on site.

For more information, call 847-622-0003.

The Central Kane County League of Women Voters will co-host state and county candidate forums this month.

Candidates vying for the 42nd House District seat and the 83rd Senate seat will participate in a forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Aurora University’s Crimi Auditorium at the Institute for Collaboration 1347 Prairie St.

The event is co-hosted by the Aurora Area League of Women Voters.

Rep. incumbent Linda Holmes, D-Aurora, takes on Republican challenger Paul J. Santucci, of Naperville, for the 42nd District seat and incumbent Senator Keith R. Wheeler, R-Oswego, is challenged by Matt Hanson, an Aurora Democrat, for the headquarters of the 83rd district.

A forum for candidates seeking countywide and county council seats in Kane County Districts 10-16, co-hosted by the DuPage NAACP, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 27 at the Public Library of Geneva, 227 S. 7th St.

Both events will also be streamed live and can be viewed later on the BATV YouTube channel and the websites and .

The Women’s Leadership Circle of the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce will host a safety and self-defense program at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 22 at the Elgin Police Department, 151 Douglas Avenue.

Members of the police department and Explorer Post 1445 will provide the training.

The cost of the course is $20. Register at

The Gail Borden Public Library District presents a variety of financial wellness programs in September and October. They understand:

  • A session on Estate Planning Fundamentals, Trust Strategies and Distribution Techniques will be led by a KCT Credit Union Certified Financial Planner at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 at the Main Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. , Elgin.
  • How to Apply Medicaid and Medicare benefits will be covered by a Certified State Health Insurance Programs Counselor at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 12 at the Main Library.
  • A virtual program on how to avoid COVID-19 scams, government payments and relief programs, unemployment insurance claims, utilities, impostors, home repairs, and phone and online schemes. line will be led by a representative from the Illinois Attorney General’s office at 7 p.m. Thursday. , October 13.
  • A presentation on financial scams and identity theft, presented by the staff of KCT Credit Union, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18 at the South Elgin branch, 127 S. McLean Blvd.

To register for any of the programs, go to, call 847-429-4597, or visit a library branch.