Elgin is a city in the state of illinois. It is located in the northern part of the state primarily in Cook and Kane counties. Elgin is just North of Chicago and one of the largest metropolitan areas outside of the city. When I got a job working in the city, my wife and I bought a house in elgin. I like living close to the city, but we are still far enough away that we don’t have to regularly deal with traffic and tourism. It’s easy to find all of the things that we need right here close to home, including groceries, baked goods, car dealerships, and superstores. It’s easy to find a licensed contractor in an emergency too. Last winter the furnace stopped working in the middle of the night and it was a cold December evening. My wife and I looked for an Elgin heating contractor to help with the emergency. We found several providers in the area that could provide us with service. The heating contractor came out to the house even though it was nighttime hours. I did have to pay a small fee for the emergency service, but it was worth the extra $50 to have their furnace fixed that night instead of waiting until the next morning. It was 50° in the house when we arrived and it was only getting colder. I did not think that two space heaters were going to be enough to keep us warm so calling an emergency heating company was our only option to fix the problem.