Celebrating Elgin's Sesquicentennial: Main Street is paved Posted in: Lifestyle The City of Elgin will celebrate its Sesquicentennial in 2022. As we look forward to a year to commemorate, educate and celebrate in our community, we look forward to sharing retrospectives about the community.The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was an American New Deal agency, employing millions of job seekers to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. It was established in 1935 as a key part of the New Deal as the United States was coming out of the Great Depression. Elgin certainly used workers to help build our city in various projects. Every project ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!