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Welcome to South Elgin, a growing, vibrant community on the banks of the Fox River. Located between Elgin and Saint Charles in Kane County, South Elgin is a town brimming with spirit and hometown pride. South Elgin gracefully bridges the gap between small town charm and suburban progress. The village successfully embraces both, creating a true gem among suburban communities. South Elgin boasts a beautiful riverside setting, along with a thriving business community, active organizations, involved citizens, and a host of nearby shopping, entertainment and recreational opportunities.

Visitors and residents alike all find something to love about this town. Anything that cannot be found right in town is just a short trip away. South Elgin has long benefited from a close proximity to major transportation corridors. Residents routinely travel to Chicago for work or recreation and gladly return to their hometown at the end of the day. Of course, with so much to do around town, who needs to look any further?  

Latest Headlines:

Suspect in Bartlett man's murder misses court; trial for 2nd man set
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:21:34 -0400
A man accused of covering up the murder of a Bartlett man who went missing in August 2014, skipped his court time but showed up after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Chris Lauzen makes pitch for more power in Kane County
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:14:35 -0400
Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen wants the powers afforded to administrators in other counties. But board members were not enthusiastic about the plan Tuesday night.

Kane County state's attorney says end-of-year payments aren't bonuses
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:33:48 -0400
Kane County Board members can't stop the payment of year-end bonuses to county employees and may not even have the right to track the bonuses in a simple manner.

Elgin debuts kid-friendly Art Harvest festival
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:46:33 -0400
Kids can trick-or-treat at downtown Elgin businesses on Saturday, Oct. 29, when the city debuts its family-friendly Art Harvest festival, along with a database of public art.

Did Elgin man know he was selling illegal synthetic marijuana? A Judge will decide
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:39:06 -0400
Prosecutors wrapped up their case Tuesday against an Elgin man accused of selling synthetic marijuana out of his Algonquin tobacco shop, saying he warned an undercover cop of the drug's potent effect.

Aurora man charged with impersonating a U.S. Marshal
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:22:26 -0400
Aurora police have arrested a 36-year-old man on charges he impersonated a U.S. Marshal in early October while pumping gas and are asking anyone else who believes they were victimized by Jesus E. Avilas to come forward.

Former Elgin deputy police chief urged to settle lawsuit over ID theft
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:39:14 -0400
A former Elgin deputy police chief who pleaded guilty to felony identity theft for hacking into his mistress's husband's email might reach a settlement in a federal lawsuit.

Nordstrom Rack opens Thursday in Algonquin
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:30:43 -0400
The new Nordstrom Rack store along the Randall Road corridor in Algonquin is celebrating its grand opening early Thursday morning.

Gift collection underway for Operation Christmas Child
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:06:40 -0400
Shoe boxes can hold more than shoes. The Operation Christmas Child project proves it with millions of shoeboxes filled with school supplies, toiletries and toys for needy children.

Grown-up fun at Kane County toy show
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:23:18 -0400
Toy shows certainly aren't for just kids these days. At least not according to the 600 exhibitors at Sunday's Antique Collectible Toy and Doll Show spread over several buildings at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.

Endorsement: Scheflow for Kane County Board, District 22
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:08:05 -0400
The Daily Herald endorses Doug Scheflow for Kane County Board, District 22

Endorsement: Frasz for Kane County Board, District 18
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:05:19 -0400
The Daily Herald endorses Drew Frasz for Kane County Board, District 18

Endorsement: Sanchez for Kane County Board, Dist. 24
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:56:08 -0400
The Daily Herald endorses Jarett Sanchez for Kane County Board, District 24

Will 'Grinch' hinder homeowner's holiday lights show?
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:47:47 -0400
Brian Larsen of Campton Hills, whose award-winning Christmas lights show has become a suburban destination, hopes to work with village and public safety officials to craft a plan that will keep traffic backups around Larsen's Light Show to a minimum.

Naperville firefighter arrested in Elgin on child porn charges
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:41:20 -0400
An Elgin man -- a Naperville firefighter -- has been charged with five counts of child pornography after police searched his home Thursday.

Meth bust leads to 6 years in prison for West Dundee man
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:10:47 -0400
A 43-year-old man from West Dundee has been sentenced to six years in prison after a 2014 bust in which authorities said he had methamphetamine, marijuana and a fake ID.

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