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Police News

Youth Commission Grant Program

The City of St. Charles Youth Commission is once again accepting applications for its annual grant program. Grants will be awarded to youth-designed and youth-driven projects directed toward the promotion of healthy lifestyles among young people in the community.

The Youth Commission would like to remind the community that any group or organization can apply for funds throughout the year by submitting a detailed letter for general funding. Read more »

The Latest Issue of the Crime Prevention Newsletter is Out

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The St. Charles Police Department Crime Prevention Newsletter offers helpful crime prevention tips, public safety information and police news. For more information, contact Crime Prevention Officer Bill Tynan at

Traffic Advisory – 2015 St. Charles North High School Homecoming Parade Sept. 25

The 2015 St. Charles North High School Homecoming Parade will be held on Main Street (Illinois Rt. 64) this Friday, September 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM. The parade begins at E. Main and 6th Streets traveling east across the Main Street bridge to 2nd Avenue.

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Illinois Rail Safety Week

Illinois Rail Safety Week – What Most Americans Do Not Know About Vehicle Versus Train Crashes

The St. Charles Police Department is joining with other Illinois Law Enforcement Agencies to get the message out about Rail Safety.  The City of St. Read more »

Armed Robbery at Verizon Wireless

On 09/14/15 at 4:39 PM, officers responded to the Verizon Store at 2700 E. Main St. (IL RT 64) for a report of an armed robbery. 

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Fire News

Come to the Fire Department Open House Oct. 4

Sunday, Oct. 4, noon to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 112 N. Riverside Ave.

We're kicking off Fire Prevention Week with an Open House. 

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Structure Fire 1549 Independence Avenue

On Sept. 16, at 12:37 a.m., the St. Charles Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1549 Independence Avenue. 

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June 6 Structure Fire 167 Lakeside Drive

1:22 p.m. on June 6, the St. Charles Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at the Amli Apartment Complex, 167 Lakeside Drive. 

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