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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.


Historic Landmark of the Month

“Evison, Ferson, Satterlee”

Landmark of the month was originally created in honor of the 185th Anniversary of St. Charles. However, after covering the last landmark of the year, we realized there are many more wonderful local landmarks to highlight in town. So, we have decided to bring Historic Landmark of the Month with us into the New Year!  

Cold Weather Can Mean Water Main Breaks and Frozen Pipes

Water main breaks are common in the colder weather, especially with the conditions we have experienced this season. To report a water main break, call the Public Works Department at 630.377.4405. If it is after hours, you will be prompted to leave a voice message in the Drinking Water mailbox. Include your phone number and address and the public works staff member on call will get back to you.

Know Your Winter Weather Terms

  • Wind Chill Advisory

Wind chill temperatures could pose a threat with prolonged exposure.

  • Wind Chill Warning

Wind chill temperatures could be hazardous to life with prolonged exposure.

  • Winter Weather Advisories

Accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle and sleet are expected. Be careful; Winter Weather Advisories could lead to life-threatening situations.