Items of interest

We Have a Toys for Tots Collection Box

Drop off new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine’s Toys for Tots Program at the Municipal Building, 2 E. Main St. There is a collection box right in the lobby. Toys can be dropped off through Dec. 15. Visit www.toysfortots.org for more information.


Dispose of Unused Meds at the Police Department

The Police Department offers safe and secure prescription drug disposal for St. Charles residents. The program has been a great success in keeping medications out of the environment (landfills, water supply, etc.) and in preventing possible substance abuse.

Simply bring leftover or expired medications to the front lobby of the Police Department. You will be provided with an evidence bag and asked to empty the contents of the bottles into the bag. You will then seal the bag and hand it over to the Records Personnel who will immediately place the bag into the secure disposal bin. Read more »

Utility Bills Have a New Payment Address

The City of St. Charles is in the process of moving to a lockbox system to process utility bill payments.  The only change customers may notice is a different return mailing address on the utility bill. Beginning with bills mailed out in late December or early January, payments will be sent to a P.O. Box instead of the Municipal Building address. Utility billing staff will continue to handle all customer service calls and issues, just as before. Read more »

Shop City Hall for the Holidays

Is there someone on your holiday gift list who loves St. Charles as much as you do? Then consider a special St. Charles-inspired gift this season. Come to the lobby of the Municipal Building; we have: Read more »

December Green Idea

Check your furnace and change the filter or make repairs if needed. Properly maintaining your furnace will conserve fuel by keeping it running efficiently and preventing leaks.

Thank Your for Supporting CASAtober

Thanks to all who supported our CASAtober fundraiser in support of CASA Kane County.  The final tally from the bake sale (our best ever), City employees’ Giving Fridays, and the Blue Goose and JP Jewelers raffles was $2,312! Your generosity is truly appreciated.

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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City Economic Development Director Christopher Aiston to Retire July 31

Aiston Spent 30 Years in Public Service

Chris Aiston, Economic Development Director for the City of St. Charles, has announced that he will retire Wednesday, July 31, after 30 years in government service.

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St. Charles Youth Police Academy

The St. Charles Police Department will host its first ever Youth Police Academy this summer. Read more »

How can I save on energy costs?

About 60% of your total energy usage comes from heating and cooling; another 20% results from heating your water, and the other 20% comes from appliances and lighting.

You can save energy costs by following some of these familiar steps.

A.   Turn off the lights when leaving the room, especially incandescent bulbs. The bulbs are only about 20% efficient. The rest of the energy is given off as heat. On the other hand, converting to modern compact florescent bulbs, which are lower in wattage and longer lasting, will conserve more energy. Read more »

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