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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 Sheriff hopefuls differ on staffing plans, personnel levels
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:36:21 -0400
Kane County sheriff candidates Willie Mayes Sr. and Don Kramer both agree the department is understaffed, but they differ on how to address the problem. Mayes, an Aurora Democrat, is a lieutenant in the department and Kramer, a Geneva Republican, is a retired lieutenant. Each hopes to be elected Nov. 4 to replace Pat Perez, who will not seek a third term.

Kane Co. Board Dist. 11 candidates clash on Settler's Hill projects
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:37:46 -0400
The future redevelopment of Settler's Hill is a key issue for the Geneva and Batavia residents who live near the former landfill. The two candidates for the District 11 seat on the Kane County Board have vastly different views on what should happen to the property. Republican John Martin is largely on board with the vision expressed in the concept plan. Democrat Martha Hanna favors more passive and green-friendly use of the property.

Dawn Patrol: 5 years for fatal huffing crash; Cuneo assistant guilty
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:47:00 -0400
Highland Park woman sentenced in huffing case. Lake County woman guilty in Cuneo theft. Bears' Marshall's past being scrutinized. Warrant: Man accused of killing grandma had financial motive. Burglar sentenced 16 years for Glen Ellyn crime. Man charged with robbing Glendale Heights Taco Bell. Hendricks dominant as Cubs sweep Reds.

Weather keeping West Nile cases down
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:29:44 -0400
The first case of human West Nile virus has been confirmed in Geneva, the Kane County Health Department said Wednesday. Despite the discovery of human cases in local counties in recent weeks, numbers show the virus activity is way down from recent years.

Warrant cites financial motive in slaying of East Dundee grandma
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:36:29 -0400
A Texas man accused of stabbing and killing his grandmother at her East Dundee home in July made his first court appearance Wednesday and his attorney said he will argue for a reduction in his client's $5 million bail. Richard Schmelzer, 41, faces up to 60 years in prison for the murder of Mildred "Dodie" Darrington and stood to inherit half of her estimated $1 million estate, according to court records.

Geneva man 1st Kane County human West Nile case
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:22:38 -0400
The Kane County Health Department said Wednesday that it has diagnosed its first human West Nile virus case. The virus was confirmed this week in a 33-year-old man from Geneva, health department officials said.

Griffin: College of DuPage spent $26 million without board scrutiny
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:17:46 -0400
Over the past 16 months, more than $26 million has been spent by the College of DuPage. But all the seven-member board ever saw of those expenditures were monthly totals. Now, at least one board member with the help of a government transparency advocate are questioning how the board can properly do its job without seeing how more than $1 million a month, or 12 percent of the college's annual budget, is being spent.

Food and entertainment shine at Art in Your Eye in Batavia
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:04:19 -0400
It's been said that art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. At Batavia's Art in Your Eye festival, you can be the judge. The 10th annual fine arts show takes place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21, at the Batavia Riverwalk. Admission is free.

Dawn Patrol: District 86 says drop strike threat; puppy mill ban delay
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:48:20 -0400
Arlington Heights delays decision on puppy mill ban. Dist. 86 asks teachers union to drop strike threat. Hoffman Estates officials counting on Sears staying. Palatine man's defense still waiting on evidence in 1997 slaying. Two Wheaton lawyers disciplined by Illinois Supreme Court. Closing arguments expected in Carol Stream fire hearing. Residents concerned with subdivision near Wheaton North. Arrieta takes no-hitter into 8th, Cubs blank Reds.

New Kane County animal control director promises teamwork
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:14:52 -0400
The new director of Kane County's troubled animal control agency made his public debut Tuesday. He promised a welcoming atmosphere for volunteers and a strong focus on animal care, adoption and transfers.

Campton Township annual Prairie Fest offers outdoor fun
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:04:08 -0400
The eighth annual Prairie Fest is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Corron Farm, 7N761 Corron Road, Campton Township. The fest features music, farm animals, refreshments, tours of the Corron House, built by Robert Corron, one of Campton Township's earliest settlers, along with tours of the prairie and savannah. Other new attractons include a geo-caching demonstration and a trove of historical letters and postcards from the 1800s.

Final two of five guilty in $2.7 million Kane County pot bust
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:34:14 -0400
The final two of five people arrested in November in a $2.7 million Kane County marijuana bust have pleaded guilty. Mary Nunez, 59, of Batavia, was sentenced to three years in prison and Matthew Westerlin, 30, of Sugar Grove, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Three others pleaded guilty earlier this year, with two receiving sentences of three and four years. Richard Ecklund, 50, of Batavia, faces up to 30 years when sentenced Oct. 28.

Dawn Patrol: 1 hurt in house explosion; 6 cars, house damaged in DUI
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:44:30 -0400
One injured in Elgin explosion. St. Charles liquor commission urges tobacco shop, massage parlor oversight. Woodridge teen charged with DUI after damaging six cars, house. Disabled couple visiting Schaumburg High: ‘best thing that ever happened.' Naperville residents want sidewalk to go beyond subdivision. Wadsworth man sentenced to 14 years for Lambs Farm assault. Bears' Tillman out for season but not giving up.

Dawn Patrol: Man killed by Wheeling police vehicle; Bears win
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:48:16 -0400
Des Plaines man struck, killed by Wheeling squad vehicle; Bears turn things around in a hurry; former Mexican President Calderón to headline Judson's World Leaders Forum; police: Lombard man crashes into 7-Eleven, flees on foot; firefighter injured, cats killed in Algonquin house fire; dogs are the stars at Carol Stream's ‘CSBarks' event; Konerko on track to be back in Sox lineup this week

Probation, jail for Elgin Tower arsonist
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:55:45 -0400
A homeless man gets jail and probation for setting fire to the Elgin Tower Building earlier this year; a Kane County prosecutor is promoted to the priority prosecution unit; and Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon talks about completing his first Ironman Triathlon.

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