City sets funding for 150th anniversary celebrations Posted in: News In anticipation of the city’s anniversary of its founding in 1872, the Elgin City Council allocated funds to celebrate the historical milestone at the December 7 meeting.At its October 12 meeting, the council created a committee to organize the celebration of Elgin’s sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, throughout 2022. After meeting with the committee chairs, staff proposed to make $100,000 available to the Elgin Sesquicentennial Committee to spend on the various activities and projects throughout 2021. The committee will also continue searching for additional support.The funds would come out of Elgin’s hotel occupancy tax revenue, which are collected when guests stay in ...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!