Kane County

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


Created:  January 16, 1836

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 Illinois Appellate Court – Elgin is located in Elgin.



N – McHenry County

E – Cook County and Du Page County

S – Kendall County

W – DeKalb County














Photos taken 2007 and 2011