Elgin, IL - The City of Elgin has partnered with 120Water to offer free water testing and pitcher filter kits for water customers who live or do business in Elgin. This new program is designed to help residents and business owners identify and reduce lead in their drinking water.
The program is available to Elgin residents (tenant or property owner) or business owners with an active water account in a house or building built before 1988. Single-family residential, small multi-family residential or businesses with a water service diameter of two-inches or smaller and schools or childcare facilities served by known or potential lead service lines are eligible for this new program.



The COVID-19 pandemic brought several unprecedented challenges, including the need to provide continuous healthcare coverage to Medicaid patients. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) responded to this challenge by automatically re-enrolling individuals with Medicaid insurance. However, with the coming end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, all Illinois Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care patients will have to regularly re-enroll to continue to receive Medicaid health insurance coverage.

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Help to Literally Change Someone's Life

The Literacy Connection, an organization dedicated to adult literacy, is currently seeking local volunteers to tutor adults in Basic Reading or English as a Second Language. To learn more, attend a free one-hour orientation delivered synchronously over Zoom followed by tutor training. The tutor training is instructor-led remotely, with both online and out-of-classroom assignments and fulfills the 12-hour requirement to become a Literacy Tutor.

To register or for more information, call 847-742-6565, visit our website at elginliteracy.org to complete a Volunteer Interest Form, or email info@elginliteracy.org.