The best way to increase public safety is by promoting healthy communities. On Saturday, September 28, 2019, community leader and entrepreneur Marcus E. Banner and his team and supporters launched Our Neighborhood Empowered’s (ONE) new community fitness center in Elgin, IL.
“This effort – creating a space where community members of all ages can come together to build physical and mental strength and forge a positive self-identity – will build community resilience, and that will contribute to public safety” said Junaid “J” Afeef, a Democratic candidate running for Kane County State’s Attorney. “I’m thrilled to be here as a member of the community.”
A large and diverse outpouring of community members attended the grand opening celebration which featured local business stalls, food, and other fun activities.
Making a guest appearance was Elgin’s very own David Otunga. Mr. Otunga is an accomplished actor, lawyer, and retired WWE professional wrestler. He is a graduate of Larkin High School.