Ramirez announces campaign for mayor Posted in: NewsOpinions I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Mayor of Elgin. I have had numerous discussions with family, friends and supporters in reaching this decision. The main conclusion was that this upcoming May election will be one of the most important in this city’s history, and I feel I can provide the strong and responsible leadership needed to ensure our town’s positive direction. Many Elginites are concerned about our upcoming growth. And make no mistake, it’s definitely coming over the next few years. Planned and controlled growth will bring us many benefits but will also come with ...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!