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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:

Geneva High atop local lists for science, reading
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:48:02 -0400
Geneva High School continued to have the highest composite average ACT score among schools in and near the Tri-Cities, despite a slight dip in that score. And Kaneland High School's score climbed 5.2 percent.

Probation, community service for Carpentersville elder theft
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:09:28 -0400
A 46-year-old woman was sentenced to three years probation, 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay $8,000 restitution after pleading guilty to financial exploitation of an elderly person. Carpentersville police accused Lalaine Regencia, of Cary, of using the credit card of an eldery woman for whom she served as caretaker.

North Aurora teen's missing bionic arm found at Chicago restaurant
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:22:55 -0400
A North Aurora teen has been reunited with his bionic arm discovered at a Chicago restaurant earlier this week, Chicago Police officials said Friday.

Dawn Patrol: Cold Halloween weather coming; Neuqua Valley to reopen
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:03:05 -0400
Nasty Halloween weather coming today (but we have 10 things you can do today anyway). Neuqua Valley High School to reopen after bomb threat dismissed. Deal in Waukegan District 60, but schools still closed. Rolling Meadows police seek hit-and-run driver. Marian Hossa gets 1,000th point.

Trick-or-treating hours in the suburbs
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:22:00 -0400
To help ensure a safe Halloween, communities have established official hours for trick-or-treating activities in the suburbs. All times are Friday, Oct. 31.

New sentencing date set for 2007 murder of Aurora WWII vet
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:56:44 -0400
A new sentencing date of Jan. 20, 2015, has been set for an Aurora man convicted of killing World War II veteran Roscoe Ebey in a home invasion in May 2007. Hector Mauricio, 28, was originally sentenced in 2011 to 60 years in prison, but an appellate court voided the sentence because a judge improperly considered Ebey's background when imposing the prison term.

Dawn Patrol: Deal reached in Waukegan strike; jail cops indicted
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:31:01 -0400
No school again in Waukegan today. Former Lake County jail officers indicted over homeless man's death. Attorney concerned with safety of woman who slashed daughter's throat. Elgin man charged with murder. Durbin, Oberweis see red over environmental issues. Man accused of groping two haunted house employees in Aurora. Algonquin police chief to retire in December. Indications point to manager Joe Maddon, but Cubs mum.

Kane County launches, plans to expand peer jury program
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:41:03 -0400
Kane County has launched a Peer Jury Program, through which students who commit first-time non-violent offenses are assigned a punishment by other students instead of going before a juvenile court judge. "Coming from a teenager their own age, it really makes an impact on them. That's the point," said a prosecutor involved in the program Peer juries began in Chicago in 1995 and are currently offered in Elgin, Aurora and Dundee Township.

Kane committee doesn't address coroner's request for more funds
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:38:28 -0400
In a move that may be more symbolic than penalizing, a Kane County Board committee refused to even vote on a $140,000 budget supplement for the coroner Wednesday. The cost overrun is related to moving morgue operations to DuPage County during a mold remediation effort. But the county doesn't have the option of not paying staff salaries and autopsy costs.

No injuries reported in Elgin trash bin fire
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:25:34 -0400
No injuries were reported from a fire that affected Challenger Lighting in the 2400 block of Alft Lane in Elgin, authorities said. Firefighters from the Elgin Fire Department were called to a business at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a large trash bin on fire, authorities said. Authorities said the trash bin and dock doors of a neighboring building were on fire when arriving at the scene.

Dawn Patrol: Racial slur in District 93; chaotic Waukegan meeting
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:51:40 -0400
Substitute teacher uses N-word in Carol Stream classroom. Waukegan school board meeting boils over. Libertyville High School grad known for academic pursuits dies in Iowa crash. Lawyers in murder trial argue baby died before birth. Car crashes into Oakbrook Center store. Blackhawks lose to Ducks.

Griffin: Carpentersville is 'violating' state law, attorney general says
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:02:31 -0400
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office believes the village of Carpentersville is "violating" state public records laws by refusing to release arrest reports involving a man who died less than 24 hours after a traffic stop. But state FOIA law does not provide for sanctions or punitive action. "FOIA is only as powerful as the attorney general enforcing it," said Maryam Judar, of the Elmhurst-based Citizen Advocacy Center.

Batavia man gets 16 years in prison after $2.7 million pot bust
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:39:14 -0400
A Batavia man was sentenced to 16 years in prison Tuesday for a nearly 600-pound, $2.7 million marijuana bust in 2012. Richard Ecklund, 50, was the fifth and final person sentenced after authorities made simultaneous arrests in Aurora and Sugar Grove. Sentences of other defendants ranged from three to 10 years in prison.

Dawn Patrol: Fremd cheers Teacher of the Year; Elgin man stabbed
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:37:17 -0400
Fremd teacher welcomed home as Teacher of the Year. Elgin man stabbed during fight at park. Woman stable after being hit by a train. Lake Forest hospital gets boost from John Hughes family. DUI suspect slams into Hoffman Estates school. Fire damages Batavia apartments. Chicago Bears ‘deserve the criticism.'

Kane judge denies McIlavine's claim that city broke law
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:20:08 -0400
A judge has dismissed an embattled St. Charles homeowner's claim that the city overstepped its authority when it installed a conventional, asphalt shingle roof on his home in summer 2013. Cliff McIlvaine, who was first issued a permit in 1975, is due in court Nov. 5 when the city might argue for fines from a spring 2014 order that city officials say McIlvaine has failed to complete.

Elgin man charged with his 5th DUI
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:11:19 -0400
A 51-year-old man was arrested over the weekend in Geneva and charged with his fifth DUI. Christopher Caudill, of Elgin, faces up to 15 years in prison. He was being held on $200,000 bail and has been arrested more than 40 times in Kane County alone since 1998, according to court records.

Dawn Patrol: Bears routed by Patriots; benefit concert tonight
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:51:01 -0400
Irish tenor's concert tonight to benefit Arlington Hts. family; Report: Forgetful drug defendant brings pot to Kane courthouse; Gold, Brown earn bronze at Sears Centre; train strikes pedestrian in Antioch; new disagreement in Dist. 60 teacher's strike: school lunches; Bears have complete breakdown in blowout; Darling makes NHL debut a winner for Blackhawks

Report: Forgetful drug defendant brings pot to Kane courthouse
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:42:38 -0400
A forgetful defendant headed to the Kane County courthouse to apply for a "second chance program" on a felony drug charge was caught with pot at a security checkpoint; an Elburn woman reaches an out-of-court settlementin her suit alleging she suffered a concussion during an Aurora haunted house visit in October 2010.

Aurora man pleads guilty to sex abuse, gets 5 years
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:20:54 -0400
An Aurora man on Friday pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a teenager he knew and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to the Kane County state's attorney's office. Ubaldo Santiago, 32, of the 800 block of Wood Street, was accused of having sexual contact with the victim, who was younger than 17, on Sept. 1, 2013, according to a news release.

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