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?
1-year motorcycle ban for St. Charles man in 143 mph chase posted on YouTube
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:05:59 -0400
A 24-year-old man who was arrested after posting a YouTube video of him going 143 mph on his motorcycle while evading St. Charles police pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge and was sentenced to a form of probation and banned from riding for a year.
Why gangs are changing, and what it means for the suburbs
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:13:57 -0400
A lot has changed since the Chicago Crime Commission published its last "Gang Book" in 2012, the crime-fighting organization's detailed account of the activities and operating territories of Chicago-area gangs. And some of it is bad news for the suburbs.
Kane County clerk feels pressure of meeting needs of Aurora voters
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:01:32 -0400
Kane County clerk says money issue adds to the tension of accommodating Aurora voters in November.
Judge OKs demolition of abandoned Elgin bowling alley once envisioned as church
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:15:57 -0400
A vacant, decrepit bowling alley on the Elgin's southeast side that was once proposed for use as a church is one step closer to meeting the wrecking ball.
Roundtable discussion offered on July 4 in Batavia
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:09:43 -0400
For 20 years, a small group of local citizens has gathered at Batavia City Hall on the morning of July Fourth to discuss the community's and country's hopes.
New census data: Minorities' share of area counties' population continues to rise
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:28:36 -0400
While overall county populations were little changed since July 2010, new census data show minorities' share of the total population continues to rise.
Modern milking: How a Campton Hills dairy farm went high-tech
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:20:59 -0400
There are only three dairy farms left in all of Kane County. One of them, Lenkaitis Holsteins in Campton Hills, has implemented a high-tech milking system for its cattle.
Documentary, exhibit about Elgin area's milk-making past, prairie-restoring future to debut June 24
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:33:52 -0400
Two years in the making, the Elgin History Museum documentary and traveling exhibit "Dairies to Prairies" will have its grand premiere at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gail Borden Public Library.
Bail reduced for suspect in Batavia Steak 'n Shake shooting
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:56:21 -0400
A Kane County judge Wednesday reduced bail from $1 million to $500,000 for an Aurora man accused of opening fire at a drive through at the Batavia Steak 'n Shake earlier this year. Terry Hunter's attorney argued his client was acting in self-defense after the victim pulled a gun first.
Kane health equity report shows blacks more likely to be unhealthy
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:42:26 -0400
Health equity report shows Kane County black residents are more likely to be poor and die younger than others.
New stores breathe life into Main Street Commons mall
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:03:24 -0400
Don't look now, but a shopping area on the east side of St. Charles looks like it is making a nice comeback.
World War II model airplanes fly again at Windy City Warbirds and Classics show in St. Charles
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:19:57 -0400
The Fox Valley Aero Club holds its fifth annual Windy City Warbirds & Classics radio-controlled airplane show June 21-23 in St. Charles.
Cancer-causing agent found near Cougars' stadium called not alarming
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:21:23 -0400
Water tests near Northwestern Medicine Stadium in Geneva reveal cancer-causing chemical, but county official said there's no cause for concern.
Free summer meal program participation declines in suburbs, nation
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:01:36 -0400
Programs providing free summer meals to low-income children in the suburbs and nationwide are seeing declines in participation, according to a recent hunger report.
Bentley's Pet Stuff opens this week in Algonquin
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:14:04 -0400
Bentley's Pet Stuff is opening in Algonquin, on the west side of Randall Road in front of the Algonquin Walmart.
1 machine for every 46 residents: The suburbs with the most video gambling
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:37:12 -0400
In the suburbs, some towns have one video gambling machine for about every 50 residents. When will the industry become too saturated?
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