Sip, shop and stroll again in downtown Elgin Posted in: NewsLifestyle The Elgin City Council voted to waive the open container ordinance in downtown Elgin each second Thursday evening of the month for the rest of the year, a routine annual agenda item that serves as a sign of the gradual return to a pre-pandemic normal. Sip, Shop & Stroll, the monthly event in downtown Elgin each second Thursday evening that features sales and other activities at downtown businesses, will be back on May 13. Sip, Shop & Stroll has been canceled for a little over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are all very excited to be able to be ...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!