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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:

Kane panel won't recommend drug treatment facility
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:43:49 -0500
A key Kane County advisory board Tuesday failed to make a recommendation in favor of a 120-bed, private drug treatment facility proposed near Campton Hills. Opponents of the plan contend it will hurt property values, put the community at risk and overburden emergency services with calls for recovering addicts there.

KDOT: Lower construction costs could mean cheaper Longmeadow bridge tolls
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:24 -0500
The next construction phase for Longmeadow Parkway is expected to cost 25 percent less than the initial estimate, leaving Kane County officials hopeful the price of traveling across the anticipated toll bridge will continue to decline.

Probation for Elgin man caught growing pot after well-being call
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:43:38 -0500
An Elgin man last year charged with growing and possessing marijuana has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years of probation.

Kane County event shows nature may be beautiful, but it's also yucky
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:39:51 -0500
"The Gross, the Bad and the Yucky" was held Sunday at Creek Bend Nature Center, within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles.

Third Tuesday Supper on tap in Geneva this week
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:31:01 -0500
Third Tuesday Supper:The Third Tuesday Supper is 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St. The "Warm Your Heart" supper menu will be Helen's chicken and gravy, mashed potatoes, hot vegetables, salad and homemade dessert buffet featuring pies and cobblers. Hot dogs and carrots with dip are available as an alternative meal. All funds received go directly to supper expenses. Visit or call (630) 232-7120.'Harmony' revue at Judson:Judson University's theater department presents "Harmony," a revue incorporating music, spoken word and dance, at 7 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday in the Thulin Performance Hall in the Thompson Center, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. Judson alumni and Joshua and Melissa Hoegh direct the production featuring a cast of 14. Get tickets at or (847) 628-2625. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and groups of 10 or more, and $5 for students, faculty and staff.STEM Expo in U-46:Students in Elgin Area School District U-46 will explore and discover science, technology, engineering and mathematics through various hands-on experiments during the ninth annual STEM Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at South Elgin High School, 760 E. Main St. Kindergarten through 12th-grade students will present projects based on their natural curiosities and explain their findings to the judges. Admission is free. Visit faculty recital:The music faculty at McHenry County College presents the fourth annual music faculty recital at 3 p.m. Sunday featuring piano, organ, horn, euphonium, guitar and a jazz trio. Featured performers will include Michael Bazan, Rebecca Chu, Pat Gaughan, Russ Henning, Michael Hillstrom, Paige Lush, Chris Ray, and Tara Singer, plus an original dance by Carolyn Victoria. The free concert is in the Luecht Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Call Michael Hillstrom at (815) 479-7814. Russian tea at Elgin museum:Elgin used to be a Sister City to Belgorod, Russia, so the Elgin History Museum will offer a leisurely Russian tea with fresh baked pastries for patrons who want to learn more about Russian culture. Souvenirs from Russian trips will be on display courtesy of Steve Stroud, who has extensive knowledge of Russian language and history. The event is at noon March 5 and tickets are $20. Advance registration and payment is required. Tickets are at, at the museum, 360 Park St., or call (847) 742-4248.

No snow or cold, but Winter Wonders still abound in Campton Hills
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:08:44 -0500
The remedy to the winter blahs included 70-degree weather and a trip out to the Winter Wonders in Campton Hills event Saturday.

Judge mulls Burlington murder suspect's statement; trial date set
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:52:12 -0500
A judge will decide by March 3 whether statements to detectives by a Burlington Township man accused of killing his father can be used at trial.

Prosecutors: Burlington murder suspect's statements were voluntary
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:07:35 -0500
Daniel Rak may have been cold, tired and hungry from a night of drinking and using drugs, but statements he gave to Kane County sheriff's investigators regarding his father's death were voluntary and should be allowed at trial, prosecutors argued Thursday.

Sheriff's appointment to merit commission may not be approved
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:29:34 -0500
Kane County's merit commission turned political Thursday as Sheriff Don Kramer's attempted appointment of long-time friend Todd Zies required a closed-door vetting to iron out objections.

Time periods collide at Military History Fest in St. Charles
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:48:20 -0500
Historical mashup: From Rome to Vietnam, reenactors and collectors of all eras will converge on Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles for the 13th annual Military History Fest.

Elgin Theatre Company to stage 'On Golden Pond'
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:17:55 -0500
The Elgin Theatre Company will explore themes such as aging, family dynamics and the generation gap in its winter production, "On Golden Pond."

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