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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:

ComEd offering seniors electric bill help
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:21:32 -0500
ComEd has dedicated more than $300,000 through a special "Senior Giving" hardship fund that will be used to help senior citizens who have fallen behind on their electric bill.

CVS network back online after three-hour outage
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:17:48 -0500
A network outage Saturday morning kept CVS pharmacies across Chicago and throughout the nation from being able to fulfill new prescription orders for about three hours.The outage began at about 10:30 a.m. and prevented employees from being able to process new prescription orders until shortly after 1 p.m.

Suburban schools changing how they discuss heroin
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:58:52 -0500
In response to the rise in local heroin use, educators say classroom scare tactics about the perils of drugs in general are evolving into lessons that take a science-based look at addiction and opioids, including heroin. "Our kids are so sophisticated today," says DuPage County Regional Superintendent Darlene Ruscitti. "It's a whole different type of learning going on."

Dawn Patrol: Montgomery police seek man's killer; new Metropolis ED
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:58:20 -0500
Metropolis hires new director; police search for shooter in Montgomery; St. Charles students expelled for shutting down Dist. 303 network; Quinn wants 2016 special election for comptroller; North Barrington mom pledges to streak for the environment; Trestman on benching Cutler; Butler carries Bulls past Knicks.

Police search for shooter in Montgomery
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:38:47 -0500
Montgomery police are looking for a person who shot and killed a 28-year-old Chicago man Thursday night. Police responded about 6 p.m. to the intersection of Montgomery Road and Fourth Street for a report of shots fired and a man down.

President wants chief gone, board wants him to stay
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:48:37 -0500
Who will be the Campton Hills police chief on Dec. 28? It depends on who you ask. Chief Dan Hoffman's contract expires at 4 p.m. Dec. 27. The village board recently voted to extend his term through May 2015, but Village President Patsy Smith has vetoed that move and wants to let Hoffman's deal expire. Two lawyers hired by the village also have different opinions.

Probation for Elgin man caught growing pot plants
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:59:49 -0500
An Elgin man was sentenced to two years of probation this week after pleading guilty to growing more than 20 marijuana plants. Authorities found the plants in a secret room after a May fire at the home of Robert L. Smith, 56.

Dawn Patrol: Suburban Cuban-Americans hope to renew family ties; Bears bench Cutler
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:49:29 -0500
Fear wins out as Sony caves to threats. Suburban Cuban-Americans hope to renew family ties. Gold dropped in Libertyville Salvation Army kettle. Naperville theater owner released on $25,000 bail. Two Elgin men accused of armed violence. Park Ridge man charged with child porn possession. Bears bench Cutler vs. Lions.

Suburban Cuban-Americans see opportunity to renew family ties
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:04:51 -0500
Suburban Cuban-Americans greeted the news of normalized relations with happiness, optimism, anger and worry on Wednesday. "There are going to be changes. Big changes," anticipates 21-year-old Naivy Gonzalez of West Chicago.

Dawn Patrol: ‘No gay' remarks decried; player's viral highlight reel
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:07:07 -0500
Community decries board member's ‘no gay' remarks. Barrington player's mock highlight reel goes viral. Metra hopes plan eases overcrowding at Union Station. Dist. 200 considers enrollment change for apartment complex. Three men charged in Aurora armed robberies. Rolling Meadows man gets 12 years for sex assault. Elgin man sentenced to 15 years for cocaine delivery. It's official: Melky Cabrera joins White Sox.

Sing along or just listen at upcoming holiday concerts
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:53:00 -0500
Sometimes the best way to get into the holiday spirit is with music. Whether you perfer the stirring sounds of a brass band, the warmth of a community singalong or the harmony of a professionally-trained choir, you're bound to find a show you'll enjoy in the Fox Valley this weekend.

Barrington Hills passes new rules on horse boarding
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:56:06 -0500
The Barrington Hills village board passed new rules this week on the number of horses allowed at commercial boarding operations, possibly ending what's been a long-standing controversy in a town that proudly proclaims its equestrian friendly atmosphere. The measure was passed during a special meeting Monday before a large crowd at Countryside Elementary School.

Watchdog: Deal helps Medinah club, could hurt neighbors
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:48:56 -0500
A settlement deal that promises backloaded assessment reductions for Medinah Country Club this year through 2016 could wind up meaning higher taxes for neighboring property owners over the next three years. But officials who negotiated the deal argue the 17 government agencies that receive property taxes from the golf club potentially saved the same taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in future legal bills by settling.

Dawn Patrol: Kaneland hires Fenton principal; packages stolen in St. Charles
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:50:33 -0500
Fenton principal will be next leader of Kaneland district. Arrest made in St. Charles package thefts. Crystal Lake couple arrested after drug raid. Rosemont renews contract with mayor's brother. Two charged in Elgin vehicle burglaries. Rozner says the Cubs, Ricketts have reason to smile. Imrem says the Bears are just laughable, on and off the field.

Court reinstates lawsuit over North Aurora child scalding
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:25:06 -0500
An appellate court panel recently reinstated a lawsuit that was filed by a North Aurora man against a Kane County Child Advocacy Center investigator, police, and other authorities seeking damages for false arrest, conspiracy and infliction of emtional distress. Jason Barnes was acquitted due to lack of evidence on charges that he purposefully scalded his toddler son in 2009.

Dawn Patrol: Waukegan church leads rally; Saad leads Hawks to win
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:58:04 -0500
Waukegan church leads protest rally in wake of Brown, Garner deaths; Hinsdale teen critical after being struck by train; ‘DWTS' champs Davis, Chmerkovskiy greet fans in Deer Park; Elgin police searching for suspected shooter; $1.25M settlement in I-88 crash that killed Aurora woman; No Noah, no problem for Bulls in Miami; Bryant passes Jordan on NBA scoring list; Saad does what it takes to get win for Blackhawks; Cutler says he's fine with Marshall

Lines expected for first day of candidate filing
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:16:21 -0500
For the first time, school board candidates will be filing at county clerk's offices and election commissions around the suburbs.

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