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 »
City of St. Charles employees are holding a bake sale and raffle to raise funds for the CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) Kane County child advocacy program. Our home-baked treats will be on sale in the reception area of the Municipal Building, 2 E. Main St., on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Raffle tickets also will be available for $3 each. Prizes include theatre tickets, gift baskets, and more. Or, if you simply would like to donate to CASA Kane County, donation boxes will be available at City buildings throughout October. Read more »
The St. Charles Fire Department is hosting an Open House Sunday, October 19 from noon to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 112 N. Riverside Avenue. There will be something for everyone, including tours of the fire station, a Kid’s Firefighter Challenge, equipment displays and safety exhibits from participating vendors. The Department’s Special Teams will demonstrate extrication equipment, technical rescue operations and dive operations. Read more »
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.
Kane County has implemented the CodeRED® Emergency Telephone Notification System. The system allows County officials to telephone targeted areas or the entire County if an emergency requires immediate action such as a boil water order, missing child alert or evacuation notice. CodeRED® is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour and delivers a recorded message. Read more »
Everyone can be a hero. Sign up to donate blood and you will come to the rescue of three people in need. Each blood donation can be divided into platelets, red cells, and plasma. On August 27, from noon to 4:30 p.m., at the Public Works facility, 200 Devereaux Way.
Thanks to all who helped make this year's Cop on Top fundraiser at the 1711 W. Main St. Dunkin Donuts at such a success. Your generosity helped the Police Department raise $3934.58 for Illinois Special Olympics! As a bonus, Dunkin Donuts customers were treated to Interim Chief Steve Huffman strumming his guitar.
Class is July 7-11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Open to Ages 13-16
The St. Charles Police Department will host its second annual Youth Police Academy this summer. The academy is intended to showcase careers in police and fire work, and also encourages teamwork and self-esteem.
Several topics will be covered, including steps to becoming a police officer and firefighter, personal safety/self-defense, internet safety, bullying, crime scene evidence collection, and more. Read more »
The class will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 7-11, and is open to kids ages 13-16
The Heartland Blood Center will hold a blood drive at City Hall on May 1, 12 to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but an appointment will ensure a quick and efficient donation (usually around 20-30 minutes). To make an appointment online, visit the Heartland Blood Center website. The new online procedure requires donors to register with a username and password. Once registered, you will be able to track your donations and other information online and quickly sign up for future blood drives. Read more »