Vote to reject contractor cost the city a qualified applicant Posted in: Opinions Many of us are extremely upset as we followed the actions of our “Concerned Citizens” and our four city council members Jessica Bega, Ward 1; Arthur Gibson, Ward 1; Matthew Callahan, Ward 3; and Thomas Ibis, Ward 3, on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.These four council members voted no to the hiring of an event contractor. The Elgin Sesquicentennial committee and their subcommittees that already are meeting and have events planned throughout the year to celebrate 150 years of Elgin. The first one was Sip, Shop and Stroll where we set up the photo booth for which Veronica made that fantastic ...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!