St. Charles Earns Top Honor from Illinois Municipal Electric Agency

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – On behalf of the City of St. Charles, City Administrator Mark Koenen and Electric Services Manager Tom Bruhl accepted the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency’s President & CEO’s Municipality of the Year award at the Agency’s annual meeting and awards banquet held in Springfield on October 17. 

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Winter Tree Care for your Yard

Winter brings extreme temperatures, icy winds and plenty of snow. Just as people are challenged by winter weather at this time of the year, so are trees, with one important difference: trees can’t avoid exposure to the elements.

Keep it Local!

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 29,  the same Saturday as the Holiday Homecoming Parade! While you’re downtown enjoying the festivities, stop into our local businesses and celebrate this annual day of shopping local.

City of St Charles News

Police Department Debuts Crime Prevention Newsletter

The St. Charles Police Department recently debuted its new Crime Prevention newsletter, Police Beat. The newsletter offers helpful information for protecting you, your family, and home against crime. Police Beat is available on the City website. For more information, please contact Crime Prevention Officer Bill Tynan at

Municipal Parking Lot is Back in Business

Replacement of the parking lot to the north of the Municipal Building is now complete. The lot, bordered by the Municipal Building, Police Department, the river and Riverside Ave. is now open. If you park there you will notice a simplified traffic flow pattern, easy-to-pull-in diagonal spaces, pedestrian walkways, a public plaza and additional green space. What you won’t see—but just as important—is the much-needed water main, electric systems and storm sewer infrastructure replacement.  Read more »

From the Mayor's Desk

Fall is here and the season is brimming with happenings all over our City. I’ve been pretty busy over the last few months with several ribbon cutting events launching new businesses around St. Charles. 

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Winter Fire Safety Tips

With the holiday and winter heating seasons rapidly approaching, the St. Charles Fire Department would like to offer the following tips for having a safe and enjoyable winter:

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November Green Idea

City of St Charles NewsProtect your pipes. When water freezes, it expands. If water is inside a pipe when it expands, it breaks the pipe and leaves you with a large repair bill. Read more »

St. Charles Farmer's Market Moves Inside for the Winter

Move Makes it a Year-Round Market!

The St Charles Farmers Market goes indoors beginning Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, through May 29, 2015. The farmer's market is open Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon in Baker Hall at the Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 4th Avenue and Main Street in St. Charles. More information is on the St. Charles Community website or visit the market's facebook page. Read more »

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