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Recycle Right in Honor of Earth Day

Kane County Recycling Event
Saturday, April 10, 8 a.m. – noon
540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles

Kane County is holding the first recycling event of the year. Recycle your TVs, computers, electronics, clothes, and books. There is a cost for TVs and monitors,  $25-$35 depending on the size. All other electronics are free to drop off. 
Details at

Earth Day is April 22!

7th Avenue Creek Project Gets Underway

The 7th Avenue Creek Project addresses large-scale flooding along the 7th Ave. Creek between S. 10th Ave. and Indiana Ave. The project took a major step forward with a groundbreaking event March 22. The City Council and project team were on site to officially launch the project. Providing a well-maintained infrastructure is just one essential service the City provides its citizens. 

Welcome New Police Officers!

Congrats to Luke Hohman and Brandon Creed who recently were sworn in as officers in the St. Charles Police Department. “We are excited to welcome Brandon and Luke as our newest police officers. They join a police department rich in history and focused around community-orientated public service. Each officer brings with them a spirit of service and we congratulate them both,” said Police Chief James Keegan.

Watch City Council Meetings on the City’s YouTube Channel

Soon it will be even easier to keep up with issues being discussed at public meetings. In addition to offering public participation through Zoom teleconferencing, beginning in May, City Council and Committee Meetings conducted on Zoom will be posted on the City’s YouTube Channel. Then you can tune in and watch the meetings when it’s convenient for you. Meetings will be posted on YouTube within 48 hours.

Thank You American Powder Coatings!

American Powder Coatings, Inc. at 420 S. 38th Ave. in St. Charles, is a family owned and operated manufacturer of high quality powder coatings for metal products found in everyday life, such as street lights, play grounds and school lockers.

Recently, American Powder Coatings President Dave Suvagia (pictured left) and his colleague Kishore (on right) personally delivered a $2100 donation for the Neighbors in Need utility bill assistance program to Mayor Ray Rogina (center). This is the sixth year Suvagia has donated to this important program.

The Polar Plunge Team Thanks You!

The Special Olympics Illinois Polar Plunge was March 13. And though it looked a little different this year, the water was still oh so cold and the cause just as important. The event was hosted at the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District. The St. Charles Police, Fire & Friends Team raised a whopping $14,175! Thanks to all who made this one of the most successful St. Charles Special Olympics fundraisers!

New City Council to be Sworn in May 3

7 p.m. in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building, 2 E. Main Street

Newly elected members of the St. Charles City Council will be sworn in at the May 3, 2021, City Council meeting, immediately following the final actions of the outgoing Council. All are invited to participate in this traditional event.

While in-person attendance is limited due to COVID health & safety guidelines, the public is encouraged to tune in via Zoom teleconferencing. Visit the City website at closer to the date for Zoom meeting links.

Keep Your Sanitary Sewer Line Clear

Anytime you turn on a faucet in your home, run the dishwasher or flush a toilet, that water runs out of your sanitary sewer line and into the City sewer.  If your sanitary sewer line gets clogged, all of your drains and toilets will get backed up, too.  Avoid unpleasant and potentially expensive plumbing problems by preventing clogs in your sewer line.