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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:

St. Charles man accused of growing 112 marijuana plants in his basement
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:31:55 -0400
A 62-year-old man is accused of growing 112 marijuana plants in the basement of his St. Charles home. Police also seized more than 5 pounds of dried pot.

Wisconsin man charged in March fatal I-90 limo crash
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:57:37 -0400
A Wisconsin man who crashed a limo on I-90 in March -- killing one passenger and injuring five others -- was charged Wednesday with being too young to drive a commerical vehicle.

Kane County must make up difference on poor pension investment returns
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:58:14 -0400
Pension fund investments failed to meet guaranteed returns by a wide margin last year. Kane County officials must divert more property tax dollars to pay what's owed to its employees.

Great Western Freedom 4 adds Diaper Dash, Kids Dash
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:55:22 -0400
Now in its 10th year, the Great Western Freedom 4 run/walk, which benefits Lazarus House in St. Charles, has added a Kids Dash and Diaper Dash.

Should Kane jail inmates be charged rent?
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:21:49 -0400
Kane County employee pensions and wealthier jail inmates are in the crosshairs of county officials seeking to close a $4.5 million budget gap for 2017.

Campton Hills to host first town hall meeting
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:29:19 -0400
For the first time in the village's 9-year history, Campton Hills leaders will host a town hall meeting on July 19. Residents may submit questions beforehand via email. "We want to hear what they have to say," said President Harry Blecker.

Lawyer: 'Political nonsense' behind pill possession charges against Kane deputy
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:56:58 -0400
The attorney for a Kane County sheriff's deputy facing charges of illegal possession of prescription pain pills called the case "political nonsense" on Monday.

Elgin college helps juveniles in detention earn college credit
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:01:49 -0400
Kane County is giving juveniles in detention a chance to earn dual high school and college credits this summer.

Elgin man faces prison, $1M fine after admitting bank fraud
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:53:55 -0400
An Elgin man faces up to 30 years in prison and $1 million in restitution after pleading guilty to band fraud, money laundering and giving false testimony in a bankruptcy case.

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