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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:

Youth judges needed for Concours d'Elegance
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:33:03 -0400
Kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to be youth judges at the upcoming Geneva Concours d'Elegance car show.

State's attorney says he's grateful for jury that acquitted Daniel Rak of murder
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:38:32 -0400
Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said he is not disappointed, but grateful, for the jury that found a 31-year-old man innocent of the first-degree murder of his father.

$2M bail set for 2 charged with heroin, cocaine conspiracy in Kane, Kendall counties
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:47:47 -0400
Two men have been arrested and charged in a conspiracy to transport and distribute heroin and cocaine in the Kane and Kendall county areas.

Recent flooding may impact Bob Leonard run route in St. Charles
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:16:52 -0400
Recent flooding along the Fox River may make some traditional parts of the Bob Leonard 5K/!0K impassable. Runners should stay tuned for changes in the program if more big rains arrive before Sunday, July 30.

Kane Co. sheriff helps trim deficit; Lauzen calls for same from others
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:10:48 -0400
Kane County officials slashed a mid-year deficit by another $200,000 Wednesday, thanks to voluntary spending cuts by Sheriff Don Kramer.

Official: Fewer traffic tickets contribute to Kane County budget deficit
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:31:55 -0400
A steep decrease in the number of traffic tickets in Kane County is helping fuel budget problems for Kane County and its circuit court clerk.

Jury acquits son accused of killing father in Burlington Township
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:58:23 -0400
A Kane County jury took less than three hours Tuesday to acquit a man of the most serious charges filed after the death of his father in February 2016. Daniel R. Rak, 31, hugged Kane County Public Defender Kelli Childress after the jury found him not guilty of first-degree murder and the alternate, lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.

East Dundee couple copes with flooding before wedding
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:39:25 -0400
A basement filled with water and a wedding next month pose different challenges for an East Dundee couple living on the aptly named Water Street.

Corn Boil focuses this year on helping those with autism
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:28:26 -0400
The Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee is raising money this weekend for an organization that helps people with autism.

Delnor nurses allege sheriff was told inmate wasn't being guarded properly
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:39:15 -0400
Kane County authorities and a security company were told the inmate who took nurses hostage at Delnor Hospital in Geneva wasn't being guarded properly, a nurses' lawsuit alleges.

Attorney: Investigators rushed to judgment in Burlington man's death
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:02:02 -0400
Defense attorneys for a man accused of murdering his father last year in his Burlington Township home argued Monday that investigators rushed to judgment.

Algonquin cancels Founders' Days festival because of floods
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:05:23 -0400
Fallout from the flooding along the Fox River has forced the cancellation of Algonquin's Founders' Days Festival. "It's upsetting but it's what's best for the community at this point," said Founders' Days board member Sue Bazdor, who noted the village's police, fire and public works personnel are stretched thin as they respond to the flooding.

Constable: Dam on Fox River can't stop flooding, but it helps
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:03:28 -0400
In 1907, members of the Fox River Navigable Waterway Association secured a federal permit to build a wooden dam across the Fox River. The Stratton Dam that sits there now is a complicated piece of engineering that plays a key role in flood control.


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