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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:

Griffin: Some residents taxed twice for sheriff patrols
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:59:39 -0400
Taxpayers from unincorporated areas in four DuPage County townships are spending an extra $530,648 this year to pay for special sheriff's patrols. While voters approved paying for the special patrols more than two decades ago, some are questioning it since those costs will balloon over the next four years.

Halloween fun rules Batavia at BatFest
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:36:38 -0400
If you venture into downtown Batavia this Saturday, beware of small projectiles. A pumpkin seed spitting contest and marshmallow shooting contest are among the newest offerings at BatFest, Batavia's celebration of the Halloween season.

Carpentersville defies ruling to release post-traffic stop death details
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:03:48 -0400
Carpentersville officials are refusing to abide by a ruling from Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office compelling them to release details about the arrest of a man who died at a hospital hours after an encounter with police.Madigan's office determined more than a week ago that reports and video of the Aug. 17 arrest of 31-year-old Joshua Paul would not "obstruct an ongoing investigation" and should be released.

Quick start to early voting in suburbs
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:33:10 -0400
Early voting is off to a fast start in the suburbs, with some counties reporting twice as many voters casting early ballots than during the 2010 gubernatorial election. Here's why...

Gasoline prices below $3 in Kane, DuPage, Lake counties
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:13:12 -0400
Gasoline prices at some spots in the Western suburbs are the lowest they have been in several years, dipping below $3 a gallon last week for 87 octane regular unleaded.

Dundee Township Rotary to throw special Halloween party
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:54:35 -0400
For the last 15 years, Dundee Township Rotary Club members have been hosting a Halloween party for disabled and terminally ill people. Many who have attended were children, but some special needs adults have also enjoyed the festivities.

Dawn Patrol: 2 passengers into O'Hare monitored; Biden in Vernon Hills
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:09:09 -0400
Passengers flying into O'Hare quarantined with Ebola-like symptoms. Vernon Hills preparing for Vice President Joe Biden's visit today. Lawsuit: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns with sex toys at haunted house. Naperville police looking for person of interest in inappropriate contact case. Elk Grove Village police make arrest in bank robbery. Lombard synangogue vandalized. Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies. Hawks power their way to shutout win.

Lawsuit: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns with sex toys at haunted house
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:43:42 -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.

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