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.

Veteran’s Day Ceremony is Nov. 11

The Annual Veterans Day Ceremony to honor and thank all who served our country is Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 10:40 a.m. at the Freedom Shrine behind the St. Charles Police Station, 211 N. Riverside Ave. All are welcome. 

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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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See You at the Holiday Homecoming!

Celebrate the holidays Nov. 28 and 29 at Holiday Homecoming 2014 for a free, fun-filled and festive weekend. 

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