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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:

Prison for pair accused of 4 Fox Valley robberies
Mon, 8 Feb 2016 18:25:50 -0500
A Chicago man and a former Carpentersville woman, suspected in four armed robberies in late 2014 in Elgin and Carpentersvillle, have pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison.

Ten stories you may have missed this weekend
Sun, 7 Feb 2016 23:40:38 -0500
Ten stories you may have missed this weekend.

Kane County Board member wins Charlemagne award
Fri, 5 Feb 2016 20:36:13 -0500
The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce announced it has presented its lifetime achievement award to Kane County Board member and forest preserve commissioner John Hoscheit.

Former Aurora man convicted of 2011 attempted murder
Fri, 5 Feb 2016 19:12:19 -0500
A former Aurora man faces 10 to 30 years in prison after his conviction of attempted murder this week during a 2011 crime spree. Luis A. Lomeli, 40, of Plano, is already serving a separate 45-year sentence for a murder in LaSalle County.

Fox River & Countryside fire OKs some part-timers to save money
Thu, 4 Feb 2016 23:06:58 -0500
Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District officials appointed to new trustees Thursday night. They joined the board just in time to vote in big changes that will see fewer full-time firefighter/paramedics at district stations.

4 charged in Wasco burglaries, vandalism
Thu, 4 Feb 2016 17:51:20 -0500
Four charged in school, nursery burglaries and vandalism in Campton Hills.

Maple Park picks new police chief to take over in May
Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:04:26 -0500
Maple Park trustees chose one of their own, Sgt. Tony Ayala, to take over when police Chief Mike Acosta retires in May.

Fermilab artist-in-residence to create science-inspired works
Thu, 4 Feb 2016 11:06:10 -0500
The important science that happens every day at Fermilab in Batavia can be difficult to understand. For the second year, Fermilab is hosting an artist-in-residence who aims to help the public see particle physics in a big, new way.

Why Kane County wants to get into the loan business
Wed, 3 Feb 2016 18:51:33 -0500
After a $950,000 cemetery project, St. Charles Township has found itself short of cash reserves. Kane County has tentatively agreed to loan the township $400,000, at a bargain interest rate, to help the township get by until its next round of property taxes come through.

3 fighting heroin arrest on I-90 near Huntley
Wed, 3 Feb 2016 17:19:26 -0500
Three Minnesota residents accused of transporting nearly a pound heroin are fighting their November 2015 arrest on Interstate 90 near Huntley, saying a Kane County sheriff's deputy had no probable cause to pull them over.

Discrimination lawsuit threatened if Kane County rejects drug treatment center
Tue, 2 Feb 2016 23:28:03 -0500
Housing discrimination against the disabled, and the potential for a lawsuit, will now factor into the zoning application for a drug and alcohol treatment facility that wants to locate just outside Campton Hills.

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