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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: Aurora shootout started when man pointed gun at cops
Thu, 25 May 2017 17:34:17 -0400
Aurora police have arrested four people after a shootout Wednesday morning on the city's east side. Undercover officers opened fire after a suspect pointed a gun at their unmarked car, police said in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon.

St. Charles Fine Art Show returns for Memorial Day weekend
Thu, 25 May 2017 12:12:32 -0400
St. Charles will host 117 artists from near and far during the 19th annual Fine Art Show taking place May 27-28.

Employee who accused Kane County chairman of intimidation gets six-figure separation deal
Thu, 25 May 2017 06:16:44 -0400
Kane County officials have agreed to a six-figure separation agreement, with a number of additional sweeteners, for a former employee who filed a federal complaint against county board Chairman Chris Lauzen for intimidation tactics.

Space still a concern for coroner before interment of unclaimed cremains
Wed, 24 May 2017 21:54:48 -0400
Thursday will see the entombment of the most recent unclaimed cremains connected to Kane County deaths. The existence and storage of the cremains coming to light continues to unite people with the remains of their loved ones. But it is also a reminder of the space limitations of the coroner's facility

Shots fired at Aurora cops; several people arrested
Wed, 24 May 2017 19:50:53 -0400
Aurora police have arrested several people after officers came under fire about 10:50 a.m. Wednesday on the 900 block of Superior Street on the city's near east side. Police returned fire and one suspect was wounded.

How an Elgin group has planned Memorial Day for 125 years
Wed, 24 May 2017 13:41:37 -0400
The Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association, which plans the city's Memorial Day observances, marks its 125th anniversary this year.

Meet the Daily Herald 2016-17 Academic Team -- our best and brightest
Mon, 22 May 2017 16:57:14 -0400
The Daily Herald's 2016-17 Academic Teams -- from the Northwest suburbs, Lake County, DuPage County and the Fox Valley -- represent the best and brightest our schools have to offer. These teenagers are some of the smartest and dedicated academics you've ever met.

Sergeant seeks Republican nod for Kane County sheriff post
Mon, 22 May 2017 23:18:16 -0400
Kane County Sgt. Kevin Tindall of Sugar Grove wants the Republican nomination for Kane County sheriff. His years in law enforcement, and also in fire service, give him a wealth of useful experience, he said Monday.

Toddler dies after being struck by vehicle in Carpentersville
Mon, 22 May 2017 19:10:29 -0400
A 2-year-old Carpentersville boy died Monday morning after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Deer Creek Drive and Rosewood Drive, officials said.

Geneva shopkeepers weigh in on A-frame signs
Mon, 22 May 2017 12:39:46 -0400
Some shopkeepers in Geneva feel their business is being hindered by the city's rules on the placement of A-frame signs.

7th heaven, Hi Infidelity among Geneva Commons summer concert lineup
Mon, 22 May 2017 12:31:11 -0400
Local favorites 7th heaven, Hi Infidelity and Majors Junction are among the lineup for this year's summer concert seires at Geneva Commons.

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