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Remember to Keep Your Dogs on a Leash

Now that the weather is warming up, more people will be out biking, jogging, or walking their dogs. Please remember that St. Charles does have a leash law that requires all pets to be on leashes while off the owner's property, except in a designated off-leash area. The law is for everyone’s safety and enjoyment of our wonderful parks, trails, and walkways. And please pick up after your pets.

From the St. Charles Fire Department: Remember Sparkler Safety

When celebrating Independence Day, it’s important to put safety first.

The City does not allow consumer use of fireworks. As an alternative, you may choose to celebrate with sparklers, but it’s still important to keep safety in mind.

Sparklers burn at more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, and have the potential to cause serious injury if used improperly. Sparklers account for more than a quarter of firework-related injuries.

Did You See Your Annual Water Quality Report?

The City of St. Charles is committed to providing safe, reliable, and economical water to its customers. Every year the City distributes a report that summarizes the quality of your drinking water. We are pleased to report again this year that your tap water met all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water health standards. The water is tested in accordance with strict EPA regulations, so you can be assured your drinking water is safe and meets or exceeds all water quality standards as listed in the Safe Drinking Act.

Come Out for Concerts in the Park

Concerts are Held in Lincoln Park According to the Restore Illinois Plan Guidance

Come out for some fun and music! Every Thursday at 7 p.m., Lincoln Park is the place to hear local bands all summer long. Arrive early to enjoy food from GIA MIA and Kimmer's Ice Cream. So grab your friends and family for a summer night picnic with entertainment! Presented by the St. Charles Park District. More at

Win a Weekend in Rock ‘N Roll Paradise

Don’t miss out on the 99th Annual Charlemagne Grand Raffle. Buy a ticket for a chance to win a weekend in Rock ‘N Roll Paradise at the Arcada Theatre.  Get the VIP treatment with front row tickets to an Arcada Theatre performance, accommodations in the new Arcadian Suites, dinner at Club Arcada, and more. For more information and to buy a raffle ticket, visit