The Elgin Parks and Recreation Department and NENA will celebrate the recent renovation of Douglas Park at 261 Douglas Ave. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 6. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. A similar event will dedicate the new Trillium Park at 319 Illinois Ave. at 12.. read more →

Elgin –2014 Residential Grant Applications Available   (Elgin, IL) –  The city is currently accepting applications for its historic architectural rehabilitation, property improvement (substitute siding removal, exterior paint, and chain link fence removal), overhead sewer and backwater valve, and multi-family conversion residential grant programs. The grant program applications are available online at  or at the City.. read more →

NENA member Medina Gross is planning a theater party for NENA members at the Elgin High School production of The Music Man on February 28.  After the play, we’ll go together to Chooch’s Pizza for after theater merriment. DETAILS: Group rate for tickets to the play: $8.00 per adult; $6.00 per student Performance begins: 7:00.. read more →

Did you know that NENA’s Rope Officer, Heather Farrell, offers a 15 minute briefing on local crime and safety issues at each NENA monthly meeting?    We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the Wellness Room of the Centre of Elgin.   Our next meeting is March 6th.  If.. read more →

Buy local this holiday! Tinsel is a Holiday Pop-up Shop with art, artisans & antiques. Stop by for Tinsel Happy Hour, today (12/13) 4-6 pm! Complimentary wine & hot peppermint toddies served by a real Irish barman! They also have new vendors and new items from artisans! Hours have been extended. Now through 12/15. Friday 12-6,.. read more →

  Hello! My Name is Heather Farrell and I am very excited to be part of the innovative Resident Officer Program of Elgin (ROPE). I am the Resident Officer of 310 N. Spring Street. My main focus is to provide a safe, quiet neighborhood to live in, reduce crime and to form solid community partnerships… read more →

Hello! Welcome to the new (and improved!) NENA website! Here we hope that our residents will find useful information to make life in the Northeast neighborhood even better. We also hope that future residents will find out why our neighborhood is such a wonderful place to live! Poke around the site and see what we.. read more →