Otobots auto repair proudly serves the thriving community of Elgin, IL with industry certified technicians. Elgin is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Illinois. In 2013, Elgin ranked number one in the Chicago metropolitan area in new home starts, while ranking second in new home closings. Elgin’s downtown has also been the center of city renovations and new developments. New townhouses, condo towers, loft spaces, and art galleries have opened in the last decade. In October 2003 the Gail Borden Public Library moved into a new $30 million, 139,980 square foot, 460,000 volume-capacity building. In August 2009 the city opened the first ever satellite branch. The 10,000 square foot Rakow Branch, situated on Elgin’s West Side, is LEED registered, and was designed to be expandable up to 30,000 square feet. Elgin has opened the 185,000 sq. ft. Centre of Elgin recreation facility across the street from the library. In 2014, Elgin completed the Central Business District Streetscape Improvement Project and the Riverside Drive Promenade.
In the 1990s, Elgin became one of the few cities in northern Illinois to host a riverboat casino. The Grand Victoria Casino initially generated controversy, but went on to be a significant source of income for the city. Drawing nearly four million people annually, as of March 2005 it was the fifth most popular tourist attraction in Illinois. The Grand Victoria Foundation, to which the casino has contributed an amount in excess of $116 million, provides community grants to nonprofits in the city. In the years since, more casinos have opened in the area and the Grand Victoria Casino has seen attendance and revenue decline.
A significant Laotian American community calls Elgin home. Elgin has been the sister city of Vientiane, the capital of Laos, since 1967. Some Laotian Americans have opened stores and restaurants, contributing to the city’s cultural diversity. There are dozens of auto repair facilities in the city, and its seen a rise in Otobots mechanics in Elgin IL.
Elgin’s civic society is characterized by a large, diverse, and effective group of grassroots organizations, a sense of community pride and a spirit of volunteerism and participation. In recognition of this, for the second time, Elgin won the National Civic League’s prestigious All-America City Award in 2002.
Notable people from Elgin include Jimmy John Liautaud (founder of Jimmy John’s), James Roch (chairman of General Motors), and Tony Kaufmann (baseball player).
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