Items of interest

Oct. 24 is the Deadline for Electric Christmas Parade Entries

A flake hasn’t fallen yet, but it’s time to start planning your entry in the annual Electric Christmas Parade. The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is now accepting entries for the parade, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 5:30 p.m. on Main St. Read more »

Mums the Word for Fall

Thanks again Pottawatomie Garden Club for the beautiful mums and other fall plantings around the Municipal Center. We can’t wait for them to start blooming!

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Historical Spotlight: The St. Charles Fire Department

For 172 years, the St. Charles Fire Department has proudly served the residents and businesses of our community. Originally formed in 1842 as the Lafayette Fire Company, the charter included 56 members. Their services were in demand—back then everything from the buildings to the bridges and sidewalks were made of wood. Read more »

Welcome New Businesses!

New businesses have opened up Downtown, in the East and West Gateways, and East Gateway Industrial areas of the city.

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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 »

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