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?
St. Charles Dist. 303 settles playground bully lawsuit
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:33:36 -0400
The family of a St. Charles elementary school student has settled its lawsuit against St. Charles Unit District 303, in which they alleged the boy's right arm was broken because school officials failed to protect him from a bully. The suit was settled and dismissed this summer, according to court records, after the district's insurance carrier paid $15,000 to cover the 8-year-old boy's medical expenses.
From working dog to family pet: Police dogs in retirement
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:36:15 -0400
What happens when police dogs can't work anymore? If they are like Shane, a Gurnee officer who retired in June, they live out their lives as family pets with their former human partners. "He wants to go to work, but he knows it's time," Phil Mazur said of the nearly 10-year-old German shepherd.
Sheriff's car show in Elburn raises thousands for Make-A-Wish Foundation
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:37:09 -0400
Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez is not running in the upcoming election so Saturday's Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show in Elburn will be the last he organizes as sheriff. "It is a good way for the sheriff's office to work hand-in-hand with the community to help people less fortunate," he said Saturday.
Kane prosecutors want money seized in heroin bust forfeited
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:50:07 -0400
Kane County prosecutors want some $270,000 seized in an April heroin bust in Aurora to be permanently forfeited to the state. Three people were arrested in the $1.35 million heroin bust and face various charges of drug possession and money laundering.
Aurora police investigting abduction attempt
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:33:18 -0400
Aurora police are investigating an alleged abduction attempt Friday morning involving a Jefferson Middle School student. Police said a 12-year-old girl told them she was approached by two men who tried to lure her into their older model red four-door car about 8 a.m. near the intersection of Illinois Avenue and Gladstone Street.
Dawn Patrol: Family wants answers on traffic stop death; Buffalo Grove Days
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:00:00 -0400
Family of Carpentersville man who died after traffic stop wants answers. Buffalo Grove Days opens. Prosecutor testifies about Schaumburg hotel attack. Cyclist hit by car in Arlington Heights. Prep football begins tonight.
Batavia school board questions need to extend TIF district life
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:08:01 -0400
Batavia school officials are questioning why city officials want to extend the life of a downtown tax-increment financing district, which offers incentives for repair and development of properties. Especially since the district doesn't expire until 2027. "I did find the letter from the mayor to be a bit vague," school board member Melanie Impastato said. "Why does it need to be extended for that long of a term?"
Cameras permitted for suspended doctor's sex assault trial
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:59:50 -0400
A Kane County judge did not impose any additional restrictions Thursday on cameras in the courtroom for a Geneva doctor accused of a 2012 sexual assault of one of his patients. The attorney for Mark Lewis, 55, asked the judge to admonish media members from trying to interview Lewis in the courtroom or hallway outside of court. Lewis faces uo to 30 years in prison if convicted and the state's Department of Professional Regulation has suspended his license.
Defendants pared from $13 million St. Charles roof collapse lawsuit
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:12:02 -0400
Several subcontractors could be dismissed from the $13 million lawsuit filed after part of a green roof at the St. Charles Aquascape collapsed in 2011. A hearing in mid-September will determine if the subcontractors have reached good-faith settlements for damages; the main defendant, a Artisan Design Build, a Madison, Wisconsin-based firm, is still on the lawsuit.
Music and stories highlight Fox Valley Folk Festival
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:57:07 -0400
Geneva will come alive with story and song this weekend, when the 38th annual Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival takes place at Island Park.
Dawn Patrol: Three fires in St. Charles; Libertyville to reconsider gambling
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:47:26 -0400
St. Charles firefighters battle three fires in one day. Libertyville to reconsider video gambling ban. Waukegan robberies linked to others, police say. Joseph Academy closes DuPage location. Naperville man killed in crash. Palatine man pleads not guilty in one-punch death. Bank exec appointed to Libertyville board. New Cubs outfielder homers in first MLB at-bat.
Kane County closing in on balanced budget for 2015
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:27:44 -0400
It only took about one month for Kane County officials to cut a looming 2015 budget deficit in half. But now they only have about three weeks to address the final $1 million gap without raising property taxes. Cutting new jobs and raising user fees throughout the county may be the answer.
St. Charles emergency crews battle three fires in one day
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:33:21 -0400
A fire early Wednesay morning at a St Charles restaurant left the building not habitable, Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet said. There were no injuries as firefighters extinguished a blaze at The Office Dining and Spirits just after 6 a.m. There were two other fires in St. Charles later in the day.
Dawn Patrol: Man killed by train; No tollway speed limit increase
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:03:11 -0400
Metra train strikes, kills man in Des Plaines. Quinn: No speed limit increase in the suburbs. Elk Grove Village officials: No tarps or blankets at next summer's concerts. Pierotti: I was surprised DuPage forest exec director was let go. Algonquin man arrested on heroin-related charges. Prosecutors: Deng should stand trial for 2005 Bethell murder. Roskam talks tax reform, health care, immigration in St. Charles. Bears' Lynch out to make most of final opportunity.
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