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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:

Hot enough for you? It's breaking records
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:54:02 -0400
We're in the midst of an uncommon heat wave that feels like mid-July and is breaking records along the way.

Burlington Twp. man acquitted of murder gets probation for domestic battery
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:22:44 -0400
A Burlington Township, acquitted of his father's murder but convicted of felony domestic battery, was sentenced to four year probation Thursday.

South Elgin collector auctions off military memorabilia
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:57:22 -0400
Steve Thompson of South Elgin has been collecting military memorabilia since he was about 10 years old. At 77 now, he has had plenty of years to collect and care for items from a variety of conflicts.

Woman charged with forgery gets second chance, must pay restitution
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:39:07 -0400
One of two woman charged with forging time sheets while working as home service providers for Kane County residents has been admitted into the county's Deferred Prosecution program and must pay $3,856 in restitution.

Clean dirt signals (eventual) cross-country track at Settler's Hill
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:42:31 -0400
The former Settler's Hill landfill will start receiving truckloads of clean soil within the next couple of weeks. Once enough dirt gets dropped, construction can being on the long-awaited cross-country track.

Kane sheriff, state's attorney move to toss malicious prosecution suit
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:44:43 -0400
The Kane County state's attorney and sheriff have moved to dismiss a malicious prosecution lawsuit filed by a man on parole for murder who is charged with stalking a former stripper.

Watch six films, vote on your favorite at Elgin Short Film Festival
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:55:21 -0400
On Saturday, Sept. 23, the Elgin Short Film Festival will return for its ninth year to the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

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.

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