Items of interest

Purchase a Chamber Gift Certificate

With over 100 local businesses to choose from, a St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificate is the perfect gift.  You will also be supporting one of our very own businesses right here in St. Charles. There are three convenient locations where you can purchase a certificate:St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, 216 Riverside Ave.; Blue Goose Market, 300 S. 2nd St. and the Economic Development office in City Hall, 2 E. Main St. Certificates are available in any denomination of $25.00 or less, payable by cash or check. Read more »

St. Charles Emergency Management Agency is StormReady

Thankfully there haven’t been many severe storms this summer. But if bad weather does develop, the City is prepared. The City operates and maintains an impressive Emergency Operations Center that is activated in the event of a severe storm or other local emergency. Trained emergency personnel staff the Center, which is outfitted with: Read more »

Dial 811 Before You Dig

August 11 is National 811 Day

Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? WAIT! Whether you’re a do-it-yourself-er or hiring a professional, smart digging means calling JULIE before each job. Simply dial 811. Every digging job requires a call, even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. Read more »

A Back to School History Lesson

With kids going back to school, it’s fitting to include a look back at our schools. Information and photos are courtesy of the St. Charles Heritage Center.

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A Reminder about Door-to-Door Soliciting

Door-to-door soliciting is permissible within the City of St. Charles. However, both charitable and commercial solicitors are required to obtain approval and register prior to soliciting. According to City code, sections 5.36.020 & 5.36.030: Read more »

Brokers Tour Shows Off the Highlights of St. Charles

On June 12, more than 25 Commercial Real Estate Brokers from around the Chicagoland area visited St. Charles. They were accompanied by the City’s Economic Development staff on a two-hour bus tour of available properties around town and took a walking tour of available downtown properties.  This is the second time the City has hosted a brokers tour. The tour provides an opportunity for brokers to share information about properties they represent in St. Charles.

Lane Closures on the Illinois Ave. Bridge & Riverside Ave.

Temporary Closures are for Sewer Line Work

From June 9, 2014 to July 3, 2014, a contractor for the City Sanitary Sewer division will be working on sanitary sewer lines near the intersection of the Illinois Ave. Bridge and Riverside Ave. 

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Mortgage Relief Project Workshops to be held in Kane County

Working in partnership with state agencies and officials, the Kane County Foreclosure Task Force will host   two “Mortgage Relief Project” workshops in Elgin and Aurora. HUD-certified housing counselors will be on hand at both events to assist homeowners interested in avoiding foreclosure and/or learning about mortgage options/modifications. To register for the event or for more Mortgage Relief Project information, call toll-free at 1.800.532.8785 or visit www.idfpr.com. Read more »

Promoting Safe Swimming Pools

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year, nationwide, about 300 children under age 5 drown in swimming pools. And 2,000 more are treated in hospital emergency rooms for submersion injuries. Read more »

Celebrating St. Charles' 180th Anniversary

It’s summertime in St. Charles. Time to get out and enjoy the beautiful parks, relaxing riverwalk and miles of trails throughout the city.

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