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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:

Trial begins for man accused of killing East Dundee grandmother for inheritance
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:22:28 -0500
Richard Schmelzer, accused of murdering his grandmother for her inheritance, had a home in foreclosure and was in debt to two prostitutes, prosecutors said in opening arguments. Schmelzer's lawyer argued evidence is all circumstantial.

Delay in Kane County meeting minutes draws another rebuke by state's attorney
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:18:35 -0500
Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen has delayed the approval of meeting minutes for several months, prompting concern about a possible criminal penalty by the state's attorney's office.

Hallelujah! Singalong 'Messiahs' in the Fox Valley
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:21:04 -0500
Although it was composed 275 years ago, Handel's "Messiah" continues to draw audiences with its 53 movements including the well-known Hallelujah chorus.

Ex-St. Charles North dean's assistant gets 4 years for sexually abusing student
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 13:56:25 -0500
A former St. Charles North High School dean's assistant was sentenced to four years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a student.

First snowfall of season blankets suburbs
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 21:12:18 -0500
The first snowfall of the season blanketed the suburbs Sunday, causing slippery road conditions throughout the region and delaying hundreds of flights at O'Hare and Midway airports.

Forecast calls for snow today
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 08:38:55 -0500
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow. The advisory will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for northern and northeastern Illinois.

Kane County aims to boost attendance at rebooted electronics recycling program
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 01:07:15 -0500
Kane County is increasing outreach efforts for its relaunched electronics recycling program after its daily drop-off sites in South Elgin and West Dundee saw low traffic in recent months.

Lisle man gets 7 years Aurora hotel minor sex sting
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:13:02 -0500
A Lisle man was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to traveling to an Aurora hotel in March 2015 and paying to have sex with whom he thought were two minor girls.

15 years prison for Aurora man in $2.1 million heroin bust
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:46:58 -0500
A 28-year-old man who authorities say picked up a package containing $2.1 million worth of heroin from an Aurora bus depot has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Batavia man charged with sex abuse, child porn possession
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:48:30 -0500
A 31-year-old Batavia man has been arrested on charges of sexual abuse of a girl between 13 and 17 that he knew and possession of pornographic pictures of her.

Aurora brothers shot, killed at Lockport construction site
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:26:17 -0500
Will County authorities are investigating the double homicide of two brothers from Aurora who were found shot Tuesday morning at a construction site for a townhouse in Lockport. Mario Ceja-Sanchez, 37, and David Ceja-Sanchez, 35, worked for a drywall company.

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