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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:

6 years prison for man accused of St. Charles, Elburn burglaries
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:58:32 -0400
A 25-year-old man recently was sentenced to six years in prison after admitting to burglarizing a house last year in unincorporated Kane County near St. Charles. David Teafoe also had a previous burglary conviction in DuPage County from 2013 and was accused of burglaries near St. Charles and Elburn in June 2017.

St. Charles cancels Festival of the Fox
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:58:01 -0400
Those seeking a festival to kick-start the summer won't be finding it in St. Charles this year, as planners of the Festival of the Fox have decided to put the event on the shelf for a year and contemplate its future.

How emerald ash borer affected Kane County communities
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:38:28 -0400
Ever since the emerald ash borer first arrived in Kane County in 2006, every day has been Arbor Day and Earth Day for residents and municipal leaders.

West Dundee, public works director sued for demoting employee
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:54 -0400
West Dundee's former water superintendent has sued the village and public works director, arguging the director engaged in obstuctionist behavior after a slight in July 2015 and demoted him. The village says Patrick Doyle's lawsuit is "self serving" and the village reorganized the department.

Campton Open Space Foundation bolsters preservation efforts
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:04:55 -0400
The newly formed Campton Township Open Space Foundation recently made a $2,500 donation to the township to supplement open space preservation efforts. The foundation aims to help pay for items such as benches and can partner with the township itself to increase their chances for grants.

Check out the difference in spring color between this year and last
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:51:35 -0400
Despite a few cold snaps and snow this month, blooming for most springtime plants, bushes and trees should still happen this year, albeit a few weeks later, experts say.

Aurora police: Woman dragged store employee with vehicle during theft
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:24:31 -0400
Aurora police have arrested a 52-year-old Montgomery woman on charges she stole from a grocery store in February and dragged an employee a short distance with her vehicle after the employee tried to stop her in the parking lot.

TacoMadre opens new spot in St. Charles
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:44:12 -0400
Sean Arteaga describes his new TacoMadre location in St. Charles as a fast casual restaurant, but with gourmet food. "We're kind of like modern Mexican gourmet," he said.

Batavia woman provides clean needles, naloxone to drug addicts
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:41:06 -0400
A Batavia woman has started a needle exchange and free naloxone program in the Western suburbs. And she's ready for the scrutiny.

19 Kane, DuPage libraries join cooperative, gain nearly 8 million items
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:07:27 -0400
Bookworms at 19 public, school and private libraries in Kane and DuPage counties are going to be able to really lengthen their reading lists come May 1.

Kane back up among the healthiest counties
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:14:38 -0400
Kane County gets back into the top 10 of healthiest counties in the state.

CMAP program teaches urban planning to high schoolers
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:52:13 -0400
Suburban students seeking to learn about urban planning, civic engagement and how to make their communities better can participate in a free, weeklong workshop with experts July 9 to 14.

Kane County clerk wants disbanding Aurora Election Commission's money
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:08:29 -0400
Where the leftover money from the Aurora Election Commission winds up will have a say in Kane County clerk's November plans.

DeKalb man guilty of killing girlfriend from St. Charles
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:26:18 -0400
A DeKalb County judge Thursday convicted Michael G. Kulpin of the June 2016 murder of his girlfriend, Moorea DesRoches, 19, formerly of St. Charles. Kulpin stabbed and slashed Des Roches, who had a 1-year-old son with him, 27 times with a knife, beat her head with a frying pan with such force that the pan was dented and then hid her body in a closet.

Volunteering for AmeriCorps is 'great gig' for Geneva woman
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:26:59 -0400
Deborah Vensel of Geneva is a couple of months into her six-month service stint for AmeriCorps, working in West Virginia.

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