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Kane County

Kane County is named for Elias K Kane, who was a the first Secretary of State of Illinois and a state Senator.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – McHenry County

E – Cook County and DuPage County

S – Kendall County

W – DeKalb County


Created:  January 16, 1836                                                        Map of Illinois highlighting Kane County

County Seat:

Geneva 1836  – present


Old County Courthouse – Geneva


Location:  100 South 3rd Street / James Street

Built:  1881 – 1882

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  W J Edbrooke and Franklin P Burnham of Chicago

Contractor:  C A Moses


Description: The building faces east and is a four story red colored stone block structure. The central section extends from the main building with three large archways on the first floor at the entrance. In the center of the building is a large square tower with rounded green colored roof.


County Judicial Center Courthouse – Saint Charles



Location:  37W777 Route 38

Built:  1993 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wight and Company of Darien

Contractor:  Frederick Quinn Corporation


Description: The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The north front has a high concrete central section. The third story has horizontal windows. The roof is sloped.


See:  The 16th Judicial Circuit includes DeKalb County and Kendall County.


See:  The Illinois Appellate Court – Elgin is located in Elgin.



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County Courthouse – DeKalb







Photos taken 2007 and 2011