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City Hall Parking Lot Rehab Begins

Maintaining the city’s infrastructure is an essential service for the St. Charles community. Therefore, the City is moving ahead with a previously planned project. Martam Construction began rehabilitation work on the City parking lot at the corner of Riverside Ave. & Main Street. It is expected to take 4-6 weeks to complete, depending on weather. The City was awarded a $50,000 grant for this project.

Kane County Seeks Donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPEs Needed in Fight against COVID-19

Kane County is accepting donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to assist in the COVID-19 response. All items must be in the manufacturer's original packaging and unopened. Donated items will be distributed to first responders, health care and medical facilities, and social services organizations within Kane County.

Items Needed

City Council Meetings may be Conducted as Teleconferences

We continue to work to serve our citizens amid the coronavirus outbreak. Therefore, going forward, some City Council Meetings could be conducted as teleconferences. Please check our website at for the latest updates. If a meeting is to be conducted as a teleconference, our website will include instructions on how to participate. If you have any questions, contact us at

Have You Received a Resident Survey?

You can Mail Your Responses or Complete the Survey Online

The City of St. Charles is conducting a survey of residents to gather feedback regarding the quality of services the City provides. The 2020 Residents Survey has been mailed to a sample of randomly selected households in St. Charles.

If you receive a survey in the mail, please follow the directions for completing it either online or fill out the paper form. Your responses will remain completely anonymous and help the City better serve you.

If you have any questions about the survey, please call the City Administrator’s office at 630.377.4422.

Historic Landmark of the Month

“Original William Beith Home”

April’s Landmark of the Month is the Original William Beith Home located at 713 Prairie Street. William Beith built this house between 1843 and 1845 in the Greek Revival style. During the mid-1800s, Mr. Beith was the most prominent contractor in Kane County. He constructed the Congregational Church at 214 Walnut St., the New England Congregational Church in Aurora and the Batavia Institute in Batavia. This home was originally built with a limestone façade. Although it is now covered in Stucco, the home’s original limestone face still remains underneath.

Community Mental Health Board Promotes Access to Services

The St. Charles community has long been a strong advocate for access to proper mental health services for its residents. Each year, a portion of taxes collected contribute to a Mental Health fund. The Community 708 Mental Health Board reviews funding requests from local mental health agencies and recommends distribution of the collected funds. Last year, approximately $592,000 was awarded to more than 20 non-for-profit, 501(c)(3) agencies that serve St. Charles residents with programs for mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and more.