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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:

Police: Geneva man crossed line with harassing letters
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:45:22 -0400
A Geneva man has been accused of targeting people who posted on a local community Facebook site with harassing letters containing slurs about Latinos, immigrants and gays. Anton Purkart, 50, was arrested last week on charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Kane County Fair opens
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:56:32 -0400
The Kane County Fair opened to the public Thursday afternoon. The carnival midway opened Wednesday, and 4-H exhibitors have been on the grounds since Sunday.

Teen gets 6 years in 2017 carjacking of Elgin man trying to sell car
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:58:03 -0400
An 18-year-old from Chicago accused in a November 2017 knife-point carjacking of an Elgin man who was trying to sell his car pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Man arrested in Aurora robbery in which shot was fired
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:19:01 -0400
A 22-year-old Aurora man has been arrested and charged with the armed robbery of a near westside convenience store in late June in which a shot was fired into a ceiling during a struggle.

Schaumburg man who pleaded guilty in Gilberts killing gets 2½ years probation
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:25:35 -0400
A 50-year-old man was sentenced to 30 months of probation after pleading guilty to second-degree murder of a man he had met through church and taken in to his Gilberts townhome. Su Won Kil, now of Schaumburg, was originally charged with first-degree murder in 2010 and pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in May.

Kane County gets $200,000 to improve children's mental health
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:21:54 -0400
The Kane County Health Department has been awarded $200,000 to improve children's mental health services from birth through adulthood.

Acquaviva Ristorante Batavia now open on Water Street
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:09:34 -0400
The official grand opening is a few months away, but Acquaviva Ristorante Batavia has been serving customers for a month and a half at its 35 N. Water St. location.

Batavia fireworks committee deserves double the thanks
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:41:26 -0400
The Batavia Fireworks show has always been one of the best in the western suburbs and brings people from many surrounding communities here for the viewing. Canceling it was a hard call, but the safest decision.

Rainy weather can spell trouble for Geneva's Island Park
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:08:56 -0400
Flooding was a risk Geneva Park District officials took when creating a recreational and picnic area for residents on what essentially is an island plucked down in the middle of a river.

Kane County Fair adds wine-tasting, gambling to offerings
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:45:57 -0400
The Kane County Fair is offering wine-tasting, bingo, and education about the history of local dairies this year.

Lauzen swipes at Kane board after death of utility pole program
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:43:47 -0400
Tuesday marked the acknowledged death of a program Kane County officials once believed would reap thousands of dollars in new, non-tax revenue.

Kane state's attorney: Consecutive terms needed to protect public in some cases
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:39:36 -0400
If a defendant commits a Class X or Class 1 felony and inflicts "severe bodily injury" on a victim while committing another felony, a judge can issue consecutive prison terms served one after the other. "Sometimes that means giving people a second or third chance. Other times, that means the full weight of the government resources coming to bear on a career criminal," said Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon.

Police reports
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:37:21 -0400
Kane County police reports.

McMahon: Felony cases up 7 percent in Kane County from last year's first half
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:56:13 -0400
Felony cases charged in Kane County are about 7.6 percent higher at the midway point of the 2018 than they were during this same time last year. State's Attorney Joe McMahon said there are several factors for the increase: more state police arrests from patrols on Interstate 90; his office upgrading charges on repeat offenders; and the cyclical nature of crime itself.

Ouch! Why nettles sting, and how you can put them to good use
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:47:49 -0400
Have you ever encountered stinging nettles in the woods? If yes, then you'll feel my pain. If not, take heed.

Morton Grove man dies after crash at Sycamore Speedway
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 20:09:28 -0400
The driver of a vehicle racing at Sycamore Speedway has died after a crash late Friday night, the Kane County Sheriff's Department said Saturday in a news release.

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