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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:

U-46's Torres headed to Illinois Math and Science Academy
Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:04:20 -0400
José Torres is stepping down as superintendent of Elgin Area School District U-46 to become the president of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. "It was a difficult decision to make," Torres wrote in an email. "Serving you as superintendent the past six years has been one of the most rewarding periods of my life." Torres is expected to start at IMSA in September.

Dawn Patrol: Cyclist hit by train; burglary suspect charged in Elgin
Fri, 1 Aug 2014 05:55:32 -0400
Cyclist killed by train in Des Plaines. Man accused of burglary, attempt on same Elgin street. Drug-induced homicide trial begins in Wheaton. POW memorial moved to O'Hare tollway oasis. Pitcher leaves Cubs with warm memories. Entering his 12th season, Bears LB Lance Briggs appreciates where he's at.

Batavia murder suspect says she's bipolar
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:46:35 -0400
A 26-year-old woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death at a Batavia apartment complex in April 2012 told police she has a bipolar disorder -- after she was informed by authorities she had been charged with murder, a detective testified Thursday. Latoya M. Baines' mental condition was an issue at the Kane County court hearing in which she sought to have statements she made to police banned from court.

Kane County facing $2 million deficit for 2015
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:19:23 -0400
The first look at Kane County's 2015 budget shows a $2 million deficit. Costs are rising much faster than new income as raises and new hires in 2013 will take their toll for a full fiscal year. Officials will look at ways to both boost income and cut costs to create a balanced budget before the plan is locked in this fall.

Is your favorite restaurant meal on worst-calorie list?
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:14:51 -0400
If you're trying to eat healthy, what is the worst thing you could put in your mouth right now? Sadly, the answer may be some heavenly but calorie-laden meals at your favorite suburban restaurants. See which meals at local resturants make the Extreme Eating Awards list and how many calories you're downing when you indulge in gastrointestinal bliss.

Dawn Patrol: Body found in woods; same-sex engagement leads to firing
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:50:12 -0400
Body found in Lake County forest preserve. Inverness church music director fired over same-sex engagment. Tree cutting sparks vandalism in Rolling Meadows. Construction worker hurt by falling concrete near Rosemont. Round Lake gang member sentenced. Aurora molester gets 15 years. Delle Donne could play tonight. Cubs keep dealing as deadline approaches.

Gigantic magnet moved to permanent home at Fermilab
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:48:11 -0400
The gigantic Muon g-2 electromagnet, which traveled from the East Coast to Fermilab in June 2013, moved into its new building in Batavia on Wednesday. "It's fantastic. The whole crew has been working on this for a very long time and this is the exclamation point," said Aria Soha, Fermilab installation manager.

Kane Co. hires consultant with financial ties to Lauzen
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:08:36 -0400
Kane County officials have announced the hiring of an Aurora-based architectural consulting firm. The firm will act as second opinion to another company the county has a long-standing relationship with. The new company is a long-time financial supporter of Lauzen's campaigns and has a history of winning contracts at organizations where Dick Hawks is involved. Hawks is Lauzen's unofficial chief of staff.

3 years in prison for North Aurora drug dealer
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:04:25 -0400
A 20-year-old North Aurora drug dealer was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday by a Kane County judge. Krisada M. Cheung could have received probation for his July 2012 arrest for dealing marijuana, but violated probation and tested positive on a June drug test, which was administered after he pleaded guilty in May to the marijuana charge.

Dawn Patrol: Boy, rescuers reunite; Murder charge in punching death
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:56:51 -0400
Boy, 9, reunites with Coast Guard rescuers. Palatine man charged with murder in punching death. Suspect arrested in Round Lake Beach shooting. Hoffman Estates man accused of firing at ex's new boyfriend. Man on motorized bike dies after hitting parked car in Waukegan. Three injured in Aurora home invasion. Illini hope for better days. Starlin Castro gives Cubs a 4-3 win in 16 innings.

Kane County facility for criminal psychological exams called unsafe
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:45:26 -0400
Kane County's five clinical forensic psychologists tasked with evaluating the ability of criminal defendants, including alleged sex offenders, to stand trial perform their work in an isolated building with no security. And there is no plan to address that safety hazard.

State police cracking down on trucks on I-90/94
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:06:04 -0400
The Illinois State Police will join 15 states along the I-90 and I-94 corridor in a massive public safety initiative called the I-90/94 Challenge aimed to reduce traffic fatalities and prevent criminal activity, according to a news release issued Tuesday.

Dawn Patrol: Man injured outside bar dies; police ID man in fatal crash
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:53:56 -0400
Palatine man injured outside bar dies. Police ID Hoffman Estates man in fatal Schaumburg crash. Charity covers funeral for Barrington infant who starved to death. Rolling Meadows trees cut down despite neighbors' protests. Elgin escapee to get fitness test. Wheaton grad directs films. Williams could be next Hester.

Dawn Patrol: Chicago greats in Hall of Fame; Lisle man killed in crash
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:49:18 -0400
Maddux delivers one more brilliant outing; 'emotional' Thomas takes his spot in Cooperstown; Lisle man killed in Ogden Avenue motorcycle crash; Mt. Prospect teens learn to be entrepreneurs; Lake in the Hills man gets second chance after drug arrest; firefighter hurt in Bartlett house fire

Lake in the Hills man gets second chance after drug arrest
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:05:14 -0400
A Lake in the Hills man accused of dealing drugs out of his home gets a second chance when prosecutors let him plead guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge; Aurora police and support personnel will volunteer at an Illinois Special Olympics fundraiser Aug. 6; a wrongful death lawsuit filed after a fatal February 2013 crash in Batavia has been settled.

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