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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:

New commercial development planned for former bank site in Algonquin
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:31:00 -0500
All that sits there now is a big pile of rubble and remnants of the building that once graced the Randall Road corridor in Algonquin.

St. Charles officer recovering from injuries in police chase
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:50:40 -0500
A Rochelle woman hit a squad car, injuring the officer and herself, after speeding down Route 38 in Kane County early Sunday, authorities said.

Woman critically injured in North Aurora drive-by shooting
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:57:55 -0500
North Aurora police are investigating a drive-by shooting in the parking lot of a convenience store that critically wounded a Montgomery woman.

Kane County felony cases up 6.8% in 2016
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:36:13 -0500
Kane County felony cases filed in 2016 increased 6.8 percent from 2015, the first uptick in felonies in a decade.

Few details revealed in testimony on proposed drug treatment facility
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:48:30 -0500
Little clarity arose from the public testimony of a key figure behind the push to bring a drug treatment facility to a property just outside Campton Hills.

Elgin man accused of sex assaults, abuse in 1990s, 2011
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:34:06 -0500
A 76-year-old Elgin man has been charged with repeatedly raping and sexually abusing a girl he knew beginning in the early 1990s and another female victim in early 2012.

Kane coroner asks for budget increase due to jump in autopsies in 2016
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:10:07 -0500
Kane County coroner's request for more funds to close out 2016 is green-lighted in committee.

2 to stay on Fox River fire district ballot
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:12:46 -0500
Two candidates backed by a critical ex-trustee get to stay on the ballot for Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District.

'Random Theft and Other Acts' opens at Steel Beam Theatre, St. Charles
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:06:44 -0500
Described as a "Fargo"-esque dark comedy, Elgin native John David Westby's "Random Theft and Other Acts" opens this weekend at the Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles.

Damages paid in St. Charles park, Wasco vandalism
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:14:21 -0500
Four teens accused of vandalizing St. Charles Park District offices and a school near Wasco in late 2015 have repaid more than $25,000 in damages and have applied for Kane County's Pretrial Diversion Program.

Martin Luther King Jr. programs, tributes in the Fox Valley
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:46:15 -0500
A list of Martin Luther King Jr. programs, tributes and prayer breakfasts in the Fox Valley.

New pitch made for drug, alcohol treatment center near Campton Hills
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:45:45 -0500
A company hoping to build a drug treatment facility outside Campton Hills made new promises to the Kane County zoning board for a successful operation. But even county staff doubted those promises could be kept at a hearing Tuesday night.

Wrongful cremation lawsuit settled, funeral home attorney says
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:55:16 -0500
A lawsuit between an Elgin funeral home and a man who argued his wife was wrongfully cremated has been settled out of court for $30,000.

Additional sex assault charges against Elgin man, 75
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:09:33 -0500
A 75-year-old Elgin man charged last summer with sexually assaulting two girls in 2006 has been charged with assaulting a third girl.

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