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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:

President's proposed budget could be costly for suburban jails
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:39:45 -0400
President Donald Trump's proposed budget includes as much as $4.5 billion in new spending to enforce immigration laws. But its elimination of one immigration-related program could cost Chicago-area county jails as much as $2 million a year in federal assistance.

Man gets 45 years for slaying of his East Dundee grandmother
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:49:05 -0400
A Texas man who stabbed his East Dundee grandmother to death for her inheritance was sentenced to 45 years in prison Thursday.

Roundabout construction at Bunker, Keslinger will start in 2019
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:05:42 -0400
Commuters using the LaFox Metra station in Kane County will have to wait another few years for traffic relief at the Bunker and Keslinger roads intersection.

25 years in prison for Campton Hills man who raped girl
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:04 -0400
A Campton Hills man charged with raping a girl younger than 13 that he knew over a three-year span has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Former Algonquin teen battles Ewing's sarcoma
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:54:46 -0400
The family of Talia Freund, 14, a former Algonquin resident, is asking for help and support as Talia battles Ewing's sarcoma.

Second-chance program for 4 in St. Charles, Wasco vandalism spree
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:39:44 -0400
Four people arrested and charged in a late-2015 vandalism spree of a St. Charles Park District aquatic park and offices, and a Wasco elementary school, have been accepted into the Kane County Pretrial Diversion Program for first-time, non-violent offenders.

All-City Band Concert marks 50 years of school music in Batavia
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:39:36 -0400
This year more than 700 band students from all eight public schools will come together in the Batavia High School gym to celebrate a part of Batavia's musical history.

4 charged in Aurora underage hotel sex sting
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:35:15 -0400
Four people have been charged with traveling to an Aurora hotel March 10 to have sex with a child or children for money.

Sugar Grove man convicted of sexually assaulting foster child in 2004
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:34:21 -0400
A Sugar Grove man faces up to to 90 years in prison after his conviction Friday of three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.

Voting early? Check out our online election guide
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:20:59 -0400
Early voting is now under way at dozens of locations across the suburbs for the April 4 municipal election. Before you head to the voting booth, check out the Daily Herald's online Election Guide and endorsements.

Motorcyclist injured in crash into sign near Lily Lake
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:12:48 -0400
A man in his 50s was injured Sunday evening after crashing his motorcycle into a sign along Route 64 near Lily Lake, Kane County sheriff's Lt. Pat Gengler said.

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