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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:

Bonds for Longmeadow toll bridge said to be no risk to Kane taxpayers
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:05:38 -0400
Kane County officials announced they will update the financial and traffic study for the Longmeadow Parkway. They also said there is no risk to local taxpayers if the toll bridge fails.

Unanswered questions in $340,000 seizure after April traffic stop
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:29:56 -0400
A Minnesota man is fighting to recover more than $340,000 that was seized from his car during a traffic stop in April on Interstate 90 in Kane County.

30th annual Cemetery Walk brings Elgin notables back to life
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:50:48 -0400
Favorite actors return to portray historic Elgin residents at the Elgin History Museum's 30th annual Cemetery Walk.

Art in the Barn brings work of 175 artists to Barrington
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:31:02 -0400
For 43 years, art lovers have gathered each year for one fall weekend on the grounds of Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington to experience art in many different mediums.

Probation, work release on reduced charge in 2012 Aurora University rape case
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:35:32 -0400
A Chicago man, who was one of three people accused of raping a woman at Aurora University in 2012, pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge as his trial was to begin and was sentenced to two years of probation and 180 days of work release.

Elgin-based Independent Players opens 40th season with 'Our Town'
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:18:21 -0400
According to Don Haefliger, artistic director of Elgin-based Independent Players, Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" has been on the company's "to do" list for years.

Registration full for Fermilab open house
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:54:04 -0400
Fermilab in Batavia is holding an open house Saturday featuring tours, demos and hands-on activities for families; however, registration is already closed.

Lawsuit by murdered Geneva man's survivors moves toward conclusion
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 16:15:37 -0400
A dispute over the estate of a Geneva woman who fatally poisoned her husband in early 2016 could be coming to a close.

Aurora police make 2nd arrest in June gang murder
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:59:17 -0400
Authorities have charged a second person with gunning down a 34-year-old man in Aurora in June.

How an 'innocent' joke nearly derailed a murder trial
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:36:43 -0400
It was intended as an "innocent" joke, but a 19-year-old pizza restaurant worker's idea of a prank nearly derailed a Kane County murder trial this summer and almost had him facing serious criminal charges of his own.

Crisis intervention training aims to give cops more options
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:57:18 -0400
Kane County will host its first crisis intervention training for 30 officers in October. State's Attorney Joe McMahon said it gives officers more tools to deal with complex situations.

Illinois treasurer: Kane County forest district is a win-win investment
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:33:12 -0400
The state treasurer made a somewhat unusual move in writing a letter to the Kane County Forest Preserve District after buying up some the district's most recent referendum bonds to tell them what a good, sound investment the district is.

New Kane County electricity deal won't save residents quite as much money
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:01:40 -0400
Kane County's new electricity aggregation deal begins this month. It won't save quite as much money as the county's previous deal.

'Munsters Mansion' in St. Charles gets a makeover
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:54:47 -0400
A mysterious looking 1890s Victorian mansion in St. Charles has been given a new look with a coat of paint.

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