August 6, 2011

We asked, you answered:

What you #LikeMostAboutElgin
By Ted Schnell • BocaJump
What a city we live in. Nestled along the Fox River, Elgin got its start as a rural town that grew into a center of commerce and industry, noted for its watches, for its dairies and long known as the City of Churches.

When the industries that for years supported this community went bust, the city fell into a period of decline. Despite that, city leaders have made many efforts over the years to turn things around.

Things have changed.

Today, Elgin is a city of more than 108,000 people and is among the state’s largest. Efforts have been ongoing to bolster business, both in the downtown core area and throughout the city. Streets are being improved, sewer and water systems upgraded — there are many positive things happening in this “City in the Suburbs.”

So on Tuesday, BocaJump posed a simple question to those who follow us on Twitter: What is it that you #LikeMostAboutElgin?

Anyone who included that “hash tag” in their tweeted response turned up in a Twitter stream that is easily searched, and using an application called Storify, we are bringing you the results in chronological order.

Eventually, BocaJump intends to do the same thing as the discussion of Elgin’s budget advances. So, if you have some thoughts about how Elgin should set its priorities, go ahead and tweet it with the hash tag #ElginBudget.

In the meantime, take a moment to find out what BocaJump’s Twitter followers #LikeMostAboutElgin:

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