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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:

Lawsuit: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns with sex toys at haunted house
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:18:15 -0400
A mom and her 17-year-old daughter have sued the Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, arguing the two were assaulted and harrassed by two workers dressed as clowns holding sex toys earlier this month in the parking lot. "Their conduct was outrageous and extreme," said the woman's lawyer. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

Peaceful grotto damaged by vandals in Geneva
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:04:50 -0400
A paint-wielding vandal has defaced a Christian shrine, left over from the days when the Kane County Government Center was a Catholic seminary, in the woods of the campus in Geneva.

Dawn Patrol: Quinn, Rauner in feisty debate; how deputies' lives saved
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:58:55 -0400
Sheriff: Holiday Hills shooter ready to ‘finish off' officers. Quinn, Rauner's final debate a feisty one. Hinsdale District 86 OKs teacher contract. Truck driver's statements can be used in trial on I-88 crash. Early voting problems arise in Cook County suburbs. Aurora man dies in Naperville crash. Lombard doctor guilty of defrauding insurance companies. Abreu named top rookie.

8 years for Aurora home invasion, hammer attack
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:59:07 -0400
An Aurora man was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home in July 2013, injuring her and stealing her cellphone and cash. Angelo M. Parra, 24, also struck the woman and another person with a hammer, prosecutors said.

Police: Elgin woman starved dog on apartment balcony
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:09:32 -0400
A 24-year-old Elgin woman is accused of leaving two small dogs on her apartment balcony for a week, causing one of them to die of starvation. Tyquence M. Jude faces anywhere between probation and up to three years in prison for felony animal cruelty. Jude told police she "forgot" about the dogs while she went to Chicago for a week in early October.

Dawn Patrol: Crystal Lake teen identified as crash victim; Bears lose again at home
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:56:53 -0400
Crystal Lake teen identified as Lakewood crash victim; man found dead at wooded McHenry County crash scene; lawsuit says Elgin hair salon injured 7-year-old; Waukegan Dist. 60 classes canceled again because of strike; pit bulls, pinot and patriots in Long Grove; Bears' offense out to lunch all day in ugly loss to Dolphins

Lawsuit says Elgin hair salon injured 7-year-old
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:34:07 -0400
A 7-year-old girl went to get a haircut in Elgin this spring, but ended up with a trip to the hospital instead. That's the allegation in a lawsuit recently filed in Kane County.

Songs, dogs kick off Family Fun Expo in St. Charles
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:37:40 -0400
The Chicago Family Fun Expo in St. Charles was sparsely attended Saturday morning, but the events still offered an education in the value of service animals and chances to dance and sing. The expo continues Sunday.

Heun: Nothing can take luster off King's homestead
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:33:27 -0400
Dave Heun says even though some new homes are going up nearby, nothing can take the luster from Merritt King's historic Geneva home near downtown. The home of King, who died in 2012, is on Fifth Street.

Dawn Patrol: 2 McHenry deputies shot, manhunt ends; OD drug's success
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:17:53 -0400
Holiday Hills shooting suspect caught after passers-by spotted him; man gets 78 years for shooting Elgin boy; judge says Crystal Lake South bleachers must come down; opiate overdose reversal drug saves 25 lives in DuPage; negotiations break down again in Waukegan school district; Streamwood father wins $1.3 million lottery prize.

Texas man pleads not guilty to murdering grandmother
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:51:59 -0400
A 41-year-old Texas man pleaded not guilty in Kane County court to charges he killed his grandmother in July at her East Dundee home. Richard Schmelzer is being held on $5 million bail and faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted of murdering Mildred "Dodie" Darrington, 85. Court records suggest Schmelzer had money problems and stood to inherit a large part of Darrington's estimated $1 million estate.

Police: Batavia man sexually assaulted teen after Jell-O shots
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:38:50 -0400
A Batavia man is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl after getting her drunk on vodka Jell-O shots. Sean A. Loftis, 38, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. He is next due in Kane County court on Wednesday.

Dawn Patrol: Mundelein firm selling Ebola gear; O'Hare screenings today
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:03:27 -0400
Demand up for Mundelein company's Ebola fighting gear. Elgin officer fights termination. Man charged with twice robbing Crystal Lake 7-Eleven. Hampshire rescue going well, horses still available.N. Aurora man charged with robbery, theft.

Drugs, gangs, Ferguson hot topics at Kane Co. sheriff debate
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:08:17 -0400
Kane County sheriff candidates Willie Mays Sr. and Don Kramer shared their views Wednesday night on gangs, drugs and how to prevent another Ferguson, Missouri, event in the suburbs.

Dawn Patrol: Rauner, Quinn on income tax; 3 Gavin teachers to be fired
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:46:26 -0400
Quinn doesn't stand by tax-extension timetable. Duckworth announces military retirement. Naperville man charged in Bartlett standoff. 3 Gavin teachers to be fired over molestation charges. Huntley man found with $42,730 in drugs, police say. Police seek tips in Crystal Lake 7-Eleven robbery. Marklund expanding its school in Bloomingdale. Spellman: Keith an Ironman on skates.

Half of Kane board misses at least 22% of meetings
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:46:43 -0400
The latest attendance report for Kane County Board members shows about half of the elected officials continue to miss at least 22 percent of the meetings they were scheduled to attend. The report came with a renewed call to reconsider pension and insurance benefits for the part-time board. "We shouldn't run for either the salary or the benefits," one board member said.

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