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Job Opportunities for Students this Summer!

Are you, or do you know, a college student thinking about what to do this summer?  The City has employment opportunities for full-time college students. We offer both paid internships and laborer positions that will work 40 hours a week, Mon – Fri during business hours – no nights or weekends! The internships will be for the Civil Engineering and Environmental Services divisions. The laborers will work in various Public Works divisions.

From the Mayor's Desk



Part I

Restaurant Week is February 25 through March 1. When you have the choices available in a serious restaurant town like ours at a 20% discount, why would you not take a week off from the oven and dishwasher, not to mention preparation time.

Four $1,000 Scholarships to be Awarded from IMUA

Deadline is March 8

The City is partnering with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA) to offer four $1,000 scholarships to eligible high school students.

To qualify, applicants must be high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are residential customers of City of St. Charles utilities. Eligible students must submit an application and essay of 500 words or less addressing their choice of one of three utility-related questions. Applications and essays are due March 8.

Who Plows Which St. Charles Streets?

Public Works staff closely monitors the weather and is ready to respond around the clock. The City maintains approximately 171 miles of main and secondary roads, alleys, side streets, parking lots and cul-de-sacs within City limits. But not all roads are the City’s responsibility to clear. Generally, our crews plow the downtown area and most City-owned streets. However, some roads are maintained by St. Charles Township, or State or County Departments of Transportation.

Remove Cars from Streets Ahead of Snowfalls

When snow is in the forecast, please remove your parked cars from the street so the snow plows can clear the streets more effectively. After a snowfall of 2 or more inches accumulates, a snow route parking ban is put into effect along major streets that have been marked with snow route signs. A citywide parking ban applies after 3 or more inches of snow. The Police Department will begin enforcing these parking regulations approximately one hour after the designated accumulation is reached.

Help Paint the Town Orange!

Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 11-17, 2019

Random Acts Matter is a nonprofit organization committed to mobilizing our community to provide care and compassion through random acts of kindness and service. This organization is reaching out to the St. Charles community to encourage performing good deeds during Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 11-17, 2019.

St. Charles First Responders to Take the Plunge for Charity

Members of the St. Charles Police and Fire Departments will be “freezin’ for a reason” on March 3, 2019, as they go jump in a lake for the 2019 Polar Plunge. The event is at 1 p.m. at Loon Lake in Yorkville, and fundraising benefits the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois.

Events like these help spread awareness for the inclusion of individuals with disabilities while also connecting them to services they might not have access to otherwise, such as specialized medical and dental treatment.

O’Hare Airport Proposed “Fly Quiet Plan”

Comments Accepted through Feb. 27

The City has received inquiries from time-to-time about airplane noise emanating from planes routed from O’Hare. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the “Draft: Written Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan.” It is available online at