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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:

Aurora man pleads guilty to sex abuse, gets 5 years
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:20:54 -0400
An Aurora man on Friday pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a teenager he knew and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to the Kane County state's attorney's office. Ubaldo Santiago, 32, of the 800 block of Wood Street, was accused of having sexual contact with the victim, who was younger than 17, on Sept. 1, 2013, according to a news release.

Quinn orders 21-day quarantine for Ebola patient contacts
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:38:36 -0400
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Friday that he has ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health to require a mandatory 21-day home quarantine for "high-risk" individuals who have had direct contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus while in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.

Police: Carpentersville man groped woman, 22, on sidewalk
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:29:08 -0400
A 36-year-old Carpentersville man was arrested and charged with groping a woman Monday night as she walked home from a gas station. Adam G. Green faces anywhere from probation to five years in prison if convicted of aggravated battery and criminal sexual abuse.

Sex slavery rampant in the suburbs, experts say
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:35:31 -0400
Sex slavery is rampant in the suburbs and Chicago, say FBI agents and victims advocates. About 25,000 women and underage girls are trafficked in, around and through local neighborhoods each year. "The people responsible for these crimes are the pimps and johns and those making money from the slaves," said Congressman Randy Hultgren. "It's a local problem."

Victims rights, voting rights among proposed amendments
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:38:28 -0400
When voters go to the polls on Nov. 4, they won't just be picking among candidates who have bombarded them with TV ads and mailers for months now. They also will be voting on two possible amendments to the Illinois constitution -- one dealing with victims' rights and the other with voting rights.

Dawn Patrol: Cops praised for heroism; pit bull attacks mail carrier
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:19:15 -0400
How two Island Lake officers saved wounded deputies. Pit bull attacks mail carrier in Carpentersville. Child molester sentenced to 35 years. $1 million lottery ticket sold in Elmhurst. Teacher files lawsuit against District 300. Top skating stars at the Sears Centre. Bears offense lacks identity. Special Olympian rolls 300 game. Two-goal deficit too much for Hawks.

Suit: Teacher's firing from Dist. 300 retaliatory
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:28:29 -0400
A former first-grade teacher at a West Dundee school claims in a lawsuit she was fired after complaining that a special needs student was hurting other students and no one attempted to stop it. Jeanette Runge is suing Hampshire-based Community Unit District 300, the school board and Dundee Highlands Elementary Principal Patricia Schmidt, seeking damages under the state's Whistleblower Act.

Dawn Patrol: Joe Biden in Vernon Hills; Batavia police seek cop attacker
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:50:25 -0400
Vice President Biden in Vernon Hills. Waukegan teachers strike continues. Batavia police looking for man who attacked officer. Carpentersville defies ruling to release post-traffic stop death details. Prospect Hts. man killed in Indiana crash. Long Grove man dies in crash. Prospect Hts. police save man from heroin overdose. Butler injury hopefully heals quick.

Kane sheriff hopefuls explain why each deserves your vote
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:27:18 -0400
As early voting begins, the two men running to be the next Kane County sheriff state their cases for why they should succeed Pat Perez. Don Kramer, a Geneva Republican, hopes to follow in his father's footsteps as sheriff; Willie Mayes Sr., an Aurora Democrat, cites his law enforcement experience and community involvement.

Carpentersville defies ruling to release post-traffic stop death details
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:18:35 -0400
Carpentersville officials are refusing to abide by a ruling from Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office compelling them to release details about the arrest of a man who died at a hospital hours after an encounter with police.Madigan's office determined more than a week ago that reports and video of the Aug. 17 arrest of 31-year-old Joshua Paul would not "obstruct an ongoing investigation" and should be released.

Dealership employees to help out at Habitat site; auto dealer to donate 2014 car
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:44:43 -0400
On Sunday, Oct. 26, a dozen volunteers from Fox Valley Auto Group will join in demolishing a fire-damaged home in Aurora for the Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers from dealerships in St. Charles, West Chicago and Schaumburg are expected for the first of two consecutive Sundays of deconstruction at the 911 W. Galena Blvd. site from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Halloween fun rules Batavia at BatFest
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:36:38 -0400
If you venture into downtown Batavia this Saturday, beware of small projectiles. A pumpkin seed spitting contest and marshmallow shooting contest are among the newest offerings at BatFest, Batavia's celebration of the Halloween season.

Quick start to early voting in suburbs
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:33:10 -0400
Early voting is off to a fast start in the suburbs, with some counties reporting twice as many voters casting early ballots than during the 2010 gubernatorial election. Here's why...

Gasoline prices below $3 in Kane, DuPage, Lake counties
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:13:12 -0400
Gasoline prices at some spots in the Western suburbs are the lowest they have been in several years, dipping below $3 a gallon last week for 87 octane regular unleaded.

Dundee Township Rotary to throw special Halloween party
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:54:35 -0400
For the last 15 years, Dundee Township Rotary Club members have been hosting a Halloween party for disabled and terminally ill people. Many who have attended were children, but some special needs adults have also enjoyed the festivities.

Dawn Patrol: 2 passengers into O'Hare monitored; Biden in Vernon Hills
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:09:09 -0400
Passengers flying into O'Hare quarantined with Ebola-like symptoms. Vernon Hills preparing for Vice President Joe Biden's visit today. Lawsuit: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns with sex toys at haunted house. Naperville police looking for person of interest in inappropriate contact case. Elk Grove Village police make arrest in bank robbery. Lombard synangogue vandalized. Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies. Hawks power their way to shutout win.

Griffin: Some residents taxed twice for sheriff patrols
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:59:39 -0400
Taxpayers from unincorporated areas in four DuPage County townships are spending an extra $530,648 this year to pay for special sheriff's patrols. While voters approved paying for the special patrols more than two decades ago, some are questioning it since those costs will balloon over the next four years.

Lawsuit: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns with sex toys at haunted house
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:19:40 -0400
A mom and her 17-year-old daughter have sued the Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, arguing the two were assaulted and harassed by two workers dressed as clowns holding sex toys earlier this month in the parking lot. "Their conduct was outrageous and extreme," said the woman's lawyer. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

Peaceful grotto damaged by vandals in Geneva
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:04:50 -0400
A paint-wielding vandal has defaced a Christian shrine, left over from the days when the Kane County Government Center was a Catholic seminary, in the woods of the campus in Geneva.

Dawn Patrol: Quinn, Rauner in feisty debate; how deputies' lives saved
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:58:55 -0400
Sheriff: Holiday Hills shooter ready to ‘finish off' officers. Quinn, Rauner's final debate a feisty one. Hinsdale District 86 OKs teacher contract. Truck driver's statements can be used in trial on I-88 crash. Early voting problems arise in Cook County suburbs. Aurora man dies in Naperville crash. Lombard doctor guilty of defrauding insurance companies. Abreu named top rookie.

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