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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:

Dawn Patrol: 4-hour wait for a Cubs win; U-46 minority program flap
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:48:59 -0400
The Cubs win -- with a short game and a loooong rain delay. 12-year-old girl who drowned in Arlington Heights pool identified. U-46 criticized for paying parents $1,000 in minority leadership program. Paniagua guilty of 2010 Mount Prospect murder. Ex-Arlington Hts. PTA president charged with theft. Batavia customers file suit against electricity provider. DuPage courts expert Lapinski to lead forest preserve. Stratton Lock and Dam getting $16 million renovation. Chicago Little League team tops Texas 6-1

East Dundee, Carpentersville continue Wal-Mart feud
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:46:26 -0400
The feud over a new Wal-Mart proposed for Carpentersville continued this week when East Dundee filed a lawsuit arguing Carpentersville had withheld information in a recent Freedom of Information Act request. East Dundee, which will lose its Wal-Mart if the new one is built, argues Carpentersville did not include the retailer's application for special taxing district funding in the FOIA response. A judge will sort it all out beginning in December.

Geneva Concours d'Elegance celebrates ‘the art of the car'
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:23:59 -0400
This Sunday, the streets of downtown Geneva will be filled with cars and car lovers, when the 10th annual Concours d'Elegance rolls into town. The event will showcase 175 invitational cars from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free. Car clubs are expected to display about 100 more cars in the Kane County Courthouse parking area as well.

Police in Kane County days away from getting overdose drug
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:19:02 -0400
Nearly 30 local police departments received training through Kane County at the end of July in how to use Narcan to stop heroin overdoses. That means the first full wave of police using Narcan on the streets is just a couple of weeks away. "The cost is not that expensive, and the medication does have a shelf life of two years," said Barb Jeffers. "But we're going to have to look at the long term and what do we need to do to support this."

Kane judge could decide McIlvaine case in October
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:26:04 -0400
A judge on Oct. 14 will hear arguments on whether fines should be reinstated against an embattled St. Charles homeowner for violating an agreement to clean up his property. Cliff McIlvaine, who was first issued a building permit in 1975 for an addiiton to his home, also has sued the city seeking more than $30,000 in damages from when the city installed a conventional asphalt roof instead of McIlvaine's super-insulated design.

Where does Chicago rank in sleep deprived cities?
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:36:39 -0400
Feeling tired this week? It might be more than your imagination. Chicago residents get an average of 6 hours and 50 minutes of sleep at night, that's about 2,737 hours less of sleep over a lifetime than Orlando, the city in the U.S. that gets the most sleep.

Dawn Patrol: U-46 deals official; DUI charges after vehicle on playground
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:54:57 -0400
U-46 leadership, teacher deals approved. Aurora man faces alcohol-related charges after driving onto playground. Man found on CTA tracks was electrocuted. Data breach might affect Vista patients. Arlington Heights OKs downtown apartments. Prosecutors play murder suspect's statements. 63-year-old Streamwood man accused with kissing 16-year-old. Bad night for Chris Sale.

Learning and teaching Shakespearean-style acting
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:17:25 -0400
Sean Hargadon, founder and director of Elgin-based Janus Theater Company, has always stressed the importance of education and development. Now, Hargadon said, he plans to bring forth a new method for aspiring actors to learn the works of William Shakespeare. Hargadon recently returned from Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace, where he spent a week in an intensive workshop learning Royal Shakespeare Company acting techniques.

$1.5 million bail for Elgin man charged in string of robberies
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:05:37 -0400
A judge set bail at $1.5 million for an Elgin man arrested and charged with robberies at Aldi and Family Dollar in June and August. Michael L. Taylor, 52, was on parole after being released from prison in January after serving half of a 10-year sentence for a 2009 aggravated robbery in downstate Sangamon County. He also has served time in prison for seven previous felony convictions ranging from burglary to possession of a stolen automobile dating back to 1979.

Dense fog advisory issued for DuPage, Kane and McHenry counties
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:36:03 -0400
The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for DuPage, Kane and McHenry counties until 9 a.m., according to a weather service alert.

Dawn Patrol: Aurora police seek leads in fatal shooting; bat attack
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:00:38 -0400
Aurora police seek leads in fatal weekend shooting; no term limits in Arlington Heights' near future; Round Lake Park gang unit charges teen with marijuana possession; bat attack reported at Palatine theater; White Sox hang on to beat Jays; Castro's homer in 9th lifts Cubs over Mets; Bears running on empty so far

Hitzeman: Carpentersville SUV ramming case set for trial
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:34:16 -0400
A Chicago woman accused of running down two teens in Carpentersville with her sport utility vehicle last year because they were bullying her nephew is scheduled for trial Oct. 20.

Dawn Patrol: U-46 interim leaders; Man accused of abducting kids sought
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:14:52 -0400
Zion man accused of abducting kids sought. Elgin U-46 names interim leaders Kenneth Arndt and Tony Sanders. Term limits will not be on Arlington Heights ballots. Where to go for help after Robin Williams' death. Suggestions to 'change the culture' of downtown Naperville. Bears rally to win.

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