News: Public Safety

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

  • It Can Wait Day of Action Fri. Sept. 19

    09/19/2014 - The St. Charles Police Department would like to remind the community that Friday, September 19, 2014 St. Charles East High School will be having their yearly homecoming parade.  This year the parade has been moved back to Main Street (Route 64) so please use alternate routes, and more importantly we would like to share the slogan, "It Can Wait." 
  • August 27 Fire at 201 East Main Street - The Office Dining and Spirits

    08/29/2014 - 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. 

Police News

Youth Commission Challenge Grant Program

The City of St. Charles Youth Commission is once again accepting applications for its annual “Challenge 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 is optimistic that among all of the slogans, posters, and activities that could be promoted, the ones that emerge from the thinking and experiences of the youth themselves have high potential for success. Read more »

It Can Wait Day of Action Fri. Sept. 19

The St. Charles Police Department would like to remind the community that Friday, September 19, 2014 St. Charles East High School will be having their yearly homecoming parade.  This year the parade has been moved back to Main Street (Route 64) so please use alternate routes, and more importantly we would like to share the slogan, "It Can Wait." 

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Youth Commission Challenge Grant Applications Due Dec. 1, 2014

The City of St. Charles Youth Commission is once again accepting applications for its annual “Challenge 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.

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Identity Theft - Don’t Become a Victim

While reviewing police reports, some identity theft reports were noted and it seemed like a good time to send out information on how to not become a victim.

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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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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.