Western Days kicks off with proclamation Posted in: Lifestyle From left to right: Elgin Chamber of Commerce President Gena Carter, Mayor Chris Cannon and Brad Carter gather at Elgin Memorial Park for the city's proclamation of Western Days, which takes place this week. See the Western Days special section in this week's Elgin Courier or online here. ...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!