Area Transportation

The Village is located in Northeastern Illinois’ Kane County, approximately 40 miles northwest of Chicago.  IL Route 31 and IL Route 25 extend south to St. Charles and north to Elgin and beyond.  Residents use U.S. 20 (Lake Street) to reach destinations to the east and west.  Driving the 4.6 mile Stearns Road Corridor is an amazing experience.  The lush foliage, natural landscape, simple but beautiful river crossing and open pedestrian/bicycle trail celebrate the natural history of the corridor while providing a much needed transportation link connecting IL Route 25 at Dunham Road with McLean Boulevard and Randall Road to the west. 

Pace Suburban Bus Service provides public transportation Monday through Saturday beginning at the Elgin Transportation Center south along IL Route 31 to Spring Street/Hopps Road to Randall Road with stops at South Elgin Commons and South Elgin Crossings Shopping Center, IL Route 64, Route 38, the Kane County Judicial Center and the Geneva Metra Station.   Pace Route 801 connects to Aurora, Elgin, Dundee, Carpentersville and the Woodfield Shopping Mall in Schaumburg.  Pace offers a Vanpool Incentive Program as an alternate way to travel between home and work.  The Village’s Ride-in-Kane transportation service is available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week to resident 65 years and older for medical appointments and to disabled residents for medical appointments or for transportation to work or job training destinations.  

Commuters to Chicago use Metra rail service, which makes frequent stops at nearby Big Timber Road and National Street in Elgin and Railroad Avenue in Bartlett.  Many travelers use the Northwest Tollway, I-90, which has access ramps off IL Route 31 and Randall Road.  For air travel, South Elgin is only 30 minutes from O’Hare International Airport and 45 minutes from Chicago’s Midway Airport.  The DuPage County Airport on IL Route 64 is six miles south of the Village.