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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:

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.

Police investigating message on pizza box sent to jurors in murder trial
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:38:33 -0400
A message in a pizza box threw parties in the Daniel Rak murder trial for a loop Friday, as did finding out an alternate juror had asked a court security officer about whether Rak was being held in jail.

Horses off to the races as Kane County Fair is underway
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:08:23 -0400
The squealing of pigs, the crowing of roosters. Screams from people on a carnival ride. Sweet lemonade shakeups, and jumbo corndogs. The 149th annual Kane County Fair started Thursday in St. Charles.

Kane County might raid transportation funds to fix budget deficits
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:09:43 -0400
Solving Kane County's midyear budget shortfall will be easy compared to the $6 million+ deficit forecast for next year. Officials are considering raiding transportation funds

Burlington Township murder suspect admits to throwing bottle at, punching dad
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:03:55 -0400
Daniel Rak, on trial for first-degree murder in his father's February 2016 death, told investigators he "hucked" a bottle of vokda at his dad and punched him twice in the face because Jeffrey Rak walked in on his girlfriend taking a bath. Jeffrey Rak's body was found a little over two days later.

St. Charles electric shop has connection to Buckingham Fountain
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:16:32 -0400
Which St. Charles business has a significant, even historic, connection to the Buckingham Fountain in Chicago?

Burlington murder trial focuses on cluttered home; experts coming next
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:12:00 -0400
The trial of Daniel Rak, accused of killing his father in his Burlington Township home in February 2016, focused Wednesday on the dirty, cluttered conditions in the home and medications present in the elder Rak's bedroom.

Learn to row at St. Charles event
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:03:43 -0400
Curious about rowing? Head to Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles this Saturday, where members of the Fox River Rowing Association will introduce newcomers to the sport.

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