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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:

Trial begins in murder of Bartlett man missing since 2014
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:54:04 -0500
The trial of Gary M. Bennett for the murder of a Bartlett man over drugs began Wednesday in Kane County. Keith W. Crawford was last seen leaving a party on Aug. 10, 2014, in West Dundee, but his body has not been found. The trial could last up to three weeks.

Local sheriffs air concerns on deportations
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:35:32 -0500
Suburban authorities' reactions range from ambivalence to defiance over the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's plans for a massive deportation effort that includes deputizing local police to assist.

Enjoy this weather while it lasts
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:15:33 -0500
Enjoy the balmy weather while it lasts. Saturday's forecast calls for snow. You remember snow, right?

Feline lovers to converge at Lincoln State Cat Show
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:11:16 -0500
Cat lovers can check out up to 40 different breeds of cats this weekend at the Lincoln State Cat Show, being held at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.

Lower Longmeadow Parkway construction costs could mean cheaper tolls
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:30:20 -0500
The next construction phase for Longmeadow Parkway is expected to cost 25 percent less than the initial estimate, leaving Kane County officials hopeful the price of traveling across the anticipated toll bridge will continue to decline.

Kane panel won't recommend drug treatment facility
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:43:49 -0500
A key Kane County advisory board Tuesday failed to make a recommendation in favor of a 120-bed, private drug treatment facility proposed near Campton Hills. Opponents of the plan contend it will hurt property values, put the community at risk and overburden emergency services with calls for recovering addicts there.

Probation for Elgin man caught growing pot after well-being call
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:43:38 -0500
An Elgin man last year charged with growing and possessing marijuana has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years of probation.

Kane County event shows nature may be beautiful, but it's also yucky
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:39:51 -0500
"The Gross, the Bad and the Yucky" was held Sunday at Creek Bend Nature Center, within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles.

Third Tuesday Supper on tap in Geneva this week
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:31:01 -0500
Third Tuesday Supper:The Third Tuesday Supper is 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St. The "Warm Your Heart" supper menu will be Helen's chicken and gravy, mashed potatoes, hot vegetables, salad and homemade dessert buffet featuring pies and cobblers. Hot dogs and carrots with dip are available as an alternative meal. All funds received go directly to supper expenses. Visit thirdtuesdaysuppers.com or call (630) 232-7120.'Harmony' revue at Judson:Judson University's theater department presents "Harmony," a revue incorporating music, spoken word and dance, at 7 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday in the Thulin Performance Hall in the Thompson Center, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. Judson alumni and Joshua and Melissa Hoegh direct the production featuring a cast of 14. Get tickets at jutheatretickets@judsonu.edu or (847) 628-2625. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and groups of 10 or more, and $5 for students, faculty and staff.STEM Expo in U-46:Students in Elgin Area School District U-46 will explore and discover science, technology, engineering and mathematics through various hands-on experiments during the ninth annual STEM Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at South Elgin High School, 760 E. Main St. Kindergarten through 12th-grade students will present projects based on their natural curiosities and explain their findings to the judges. Admission is free. Visit u46science.org/stemexpo.MCC faculty recital:The music faculty at McHenry County College presents the fourth annual music faculty recital at 3 p.m. Sunday featuring piano, organ, horn, euphonium, guitar and a jazz trio. Featured performers will include Michael Bazan, Rebecca Chu, Pat Gaughan, Russ Henning, Michael Hillstrom, Paige Lush, Chris Ray, and Tara Singer, plus an original dance by Carolyn Victoria. The free concert is in the Luecht Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Call Michael Hillstrom at (815) 479-7814. Russian tea at Elgin museum:Elgin used to be a Sister City to Belgorod, Russia, so the Elgin History Museum will offer a leisurely Russian tea with fresh baked pastries for patrons who want to learn more about Russian culture. Souvenirs from Russian trips will be on display courtesy of Steve Stroud, who has extensive knowledge of Russian language and history. The event is at noon March 5 and tickets are $20. Advance registration and payment is required. Tickets are at elginhistory.org, at the museum, 360 Park St., or call (847) 742-4248.

No snow or cold, but Winter Wonders still abound in Campton Hills
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:08:44 -0500
The remedy to the winter blahs included 70-degree weather and a trip out to the Winter Wonders in Campton Hills event Saturday.

Judge mulls Burlington murder suspect's statement; trial date set
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:52:12 -0500
A judge will decide by March 3 whether statements to detectives by a Burlington Township man accused of killing his father can be used at trial.


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