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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?  

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Sixth Street School tear down costs escalate for Geneva Library
Fri, 6 Mar 2015 07:10:05 -0500
Unexpectedly high costs to remove asbestos and an underground storage tank at the Sixth Street School property added new uncertainty to the sale of the property to the Geneva Library this week. Officials bids for the demolition work are in and far exceed what library officials told the county they were willing to pay for the work. "We are continuing discussions with the county and are hopeful that we can reach a mutually agreeable solution," the library board president said.

Dawn Patrol: Girl meets stem cell donor; fire victim died from fall
Fri, 6 Mar 2015 05:49:11 -0500
Mt. Prospect girl meets her German stem cell donor; Rolling Meadows fire victim died from injuries in fall; Pedestrian killed by train near Round Lake; Witness describes stabbing death of Naperville teacher; Defense suggests Geneva death was accident, not murder; Marshall trade not likely to help Bears much.

Error means bigger tax bill for some in Kane County
Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:53:19 -0500
Some Elgin area residents may experience some sticker shock when they open their next property tax bill. An error in the county's tax extension means Kane County residents didn't actually pay their share of the state's tax burden in their last bills. They will have to make up for that unexpected bounty with a one-time larger payment, which may be roughly equal to the decrease they saw in the last payment. County officials said they can't pinpoint the exact amount of the increase until just a few weeks before the bill is due.

Dawn Patrol: Rolling Meadows fire kills 1; stabbing victim testifies
Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:44:36 -0500
1 dead in apartment building fire in Rolling Meadows. Naperville bar stabbing victim testifies to drinking, not recalling much. Vote cuts Kane sheriff budget by $1.5 million, with options for Kramer. Roselle parolee arrested on charges of selling heroin. Schaumburg man charged with selling meth. Fowler ready to be Cubs' leading man.

Vote cuts Kane sheriff budget by $1.5 million, with options for Kramer
Thu, 5 Mar 2015 05:42:50 -0500
A $1.5 million cut to the Kane County sheriff's current budget took another step Wednesday as board members heaped more criticism on the county's top public safety official. The dollar figure ensures the budget beef will continue deep into the county's current budget as there is still a $500,000 cut to make to close a shortfall created by the sheriff's canceling of a lucrative contract with the U.S. Marshals.

Griffin: Rauner plan could cost suburbs 25% of reserves
Thu, 5 Mar 2015 05:40:33 -0500
When Gov. Bruce Rauner suggested withholding half of the municipal share of income tax revenues to shore up state finances, he assumed towns could absorb the loss by dipping into reserves. But can they? An analysis of 90 suburbs shows most could turn to reserves -- but only in the first year of the state cutting their income tax share.

Aurora Dems want widow to fill husband's county board seat
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:03:34 -0500
Aurora Democrats will push Maria Vazquez, the widow of recently deceased Kane County Board member Jesse Vazquez, to serve out his unexpired term. But signs point to Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen bucking the party's wishes and appointing a Democrat more to his liking.

Dawn Patrol: Fair might not use grandstand; 4 charged in burglaries
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:06:19 -0500
Mundelein teen sent to juvenile prison for killing half-sister. West Chicago man gets 17 years for role in stabbing. DuPage County Fair may open without grandstand. Witness regrets not reporting knife in Naperville bar. Four charged in smash-and-grab burglaries. McNally's in St. Charles to become Valley Lodge Tavern. Imrem says don't blame Cubs for weather delays.

Dawn Patrol: Weather advisory until noon; Board opposes Rauner's plan
Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:09:42 -0500
Weather advisory until noon. Arlington Hts. board passes resolution against local budget cuts. Mayors: Really 3 things in Rauner budget hurt suburbs. Crystal Lake police seek despondent teen. Lawmakers unveil aggressive plan to curb heroin use. Police say two Glendale Heights men robbed carload of people. Wrigley's right-field bleachers may be delayed until June. Hawks make quick work of Hurricanes.

Winter weather advisory in effect until noon, then rain and sleet to follow
Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:51:31 -0500
A winter weather advisory remains in effect and snowfall is starting accumulate in the Chicago suburbs. The advisory is set to expire at noon today, but not before it's anticipated to deposit between 1 and 2 inches of snow in the suburban area. The snow is expected to move on as temperatures climb to 37 degrees this afternoon, then switch over to rain and sleet.

Dawn Patrol: $2,000 bongs targeted; an idea to honor Minoso, Banks
Mon, 2 Mar 2015 05:53:05 -0500
Robbers target $2,000 bongs in St. Charles, police say. Bids come in for Maine West gym addition. Hundreds take icy plunge in Palatine. An idea to honor both Minnie Minoso and Ernie Banks. Hawks deny any team turmoil. Now Bulls leading scorer Jimmy Butler is injured

We missed big snow, but wintry mess heading our way
Mon, 2 Mar 2015 07:43:33 -0500
A winter storm moving across Illinois brought as much as 8 inches of snow to central parts of the state. But the Chicago area is just continuing to deal with cold and then a wintry mess that will come late Monday into Tuesday.

Kane County Flea Market kicks off new year
Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:03:46 -0500
Every inch of the 32,000 square feet of floor space in the Prairie Events Center in St. Charles was filled Sunday with old stuff for the new year. Spring bargains were plenty since dealers at the Kane County Flea Market wrapped up their winter break for the first show of the season this weekend.

16-year-old boy charged in Aurora shooting death
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:45:35 -0500
A 16-year-old Aurora boy is charged with first-degree murder following a shooting Friday afternoon near downtown Aurora that police described as "gang-related." Police aren't releasing the name of the accused gunman because of his age. Police recovered the gun they believe was used in the shooting.

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