News: Public Safety

Police News, Fire News, and other Safety-Related News

Police News

St. Charles East High School Homecoming Parade 2014

The 2014 St. Charles East High School Homecoming Parade will be held on Main Street (Illinois Rt. 64) Friday, September 19, 2014  at 1:00 p.m.  The parade begins at W. Main and 6th Streets traveling east across the Main Street bridge to 2nd Avenue. Following are the closures and recommended detours for motorists to follow during this timeframe:

  • Main Street will be closed between 7th Street and 5th Avenue (Illinois Rt. 25) beginning at 12:45 p.m. 
  • 2nd Street (Illinois Rt.

2014 Fox Valley Marathon is Sunday, Sept. 21

Lanes will be Closed Along the Route

The 5th annual Fox Valley Marathon will be held Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 7:00 a.m until approximately 2:00 p.m. The marathon will begin in St. Charles on 1st Street near Illinois Street. The run continues south to Aurora before returning back to the finish line n St. Charles on the Illinois Street bridge. 

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IDOT STEP Program Enforcement Campaigns

The St. Charles Police Department completed an 18 day enforcement period in connection with a Traffic Safety Campaign, ending on September 1, 2014.  This safety campaign is done in cooperation with, and funded by, the Illinois Department of Transportation.  During this enforcement period, St. Read more »

Safe Driving Tips Around Our Schools

The St. Charles Police Department would like to remind the community tobe alert while driving forthe safety of our children in our neighborhoods and around our schools.

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“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and “Click It or Ticket” Campaigns

The St. Charles Police Department announces its late-night plans for the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving crackdown focusing on the deadliest time of day for motor vehicle fatalities. 

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Fire News

August 27 Fire at 201 East Main Street - The Office Dining and Spirits

Wed., August 27 at 6:01a.m., the St. Charles Fire Department responded to a reported activated fire alarm at the Office Dining and Spirits establishment at 201 East Main Street. Firefighters were on the scene by 6:02 a.m. 

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Thanks for Filling our Boots!

Thanks to all who generously donated to the St. Charles Fire Department’s Fill the Boot campaign this year. Our firefighters were able to raise $4,454.36 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
City of St Charles News

Fire Department Recognizes Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12

October 6-12 is Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme, “Prevent Kitchen Fires,” is helping spread the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home. According to the latest research from the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the leading cause of home fires, with two of every five home fires beginning in the kitchen. Cooking fires also are the leading cause of fire-related injuries in the home.
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Fire Department Awarded International Accreditation

The St. Charles Fire Department has received accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), and is one of only 186 agencies to achieve this status. 
CFAI is dedicated to assisting the fire and emergency service agencies throughout the world in achieving excellence through self-assessment and accreditation in order to provide continuous quality improvement and the enhancement of service delivery to their communities.