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Downtown improvements on track

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Construction at the heart of the city continues to progress smoothly, with the Elgin City Council eyeing completion dates around the corner.The extensive expansions to downtown Elgin’s Veterans Memorial Park and Elgin Police Station remain on schedule, according to council members. Both destinations are currently closed off to the public.Park workers in the 200 and 300 block of Depot Street began area surfacing for the state-of-the-art playground this month. Crews also began installation of the future stage’s structure, furnishings and a variety of other items.Sidewalks, landscaping and playground equipment have already been installed.Parks and Recreation Program Manager Elizabeth Marzec is ...

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