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Social Worker Supports Our Police & Fire Departments

When police officers or firefighters respond to a call and arrive at the scene, they often find that the situation requires additional professional assistance. Sometimes it’s clear that crisis intervention services for traumatized victims, mental illness, or other issues are desperately needed. That’s when the expertise of Sandra Rincon, the St. Charles Police Social Worker comes in.

City Outlines Diversity Hiring Targets

As an Equal Opportunity employer, the City has developed an Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report that includes the City’s policy statement, objectives and steps, and analysis charts. The report identifies how the City will continue good faith efforts to seek qualified candidates from a diverse background, focusing on areas of under-utilization. For more information about our applications process and to view the report, visit

Keep Car Doors Locked

Keep car doors locked and don't leave keys, key fobs, garage door openers, or other valuables inside unlocked cars. St. Charles and nearby communities have reports of thefts from vehicles as well as stolen vehicles when keys had been left inside unlocked cars. Often criminals are simply trying door handles hoping to find unlocked vehicles. It is an all too common problem that can be prevented by simply locking your car.

Curbside Composting

Residents can put food scraps and other organic composting materials out at the curb along with regular yard waste for collection.

How the Program Works

Mix the composting materials in with your regular yard waste (grass, leaves, twigs) in either a:

Free Vial of Life Program Provides First Responders with Life-Saving Information

The Vial of L.I.F.E (Lifesaving Information for Emergencies) is a free program that allows residents with special medical needs to have their complete medical information ready and available to emergency medical personnel. It makes critical information about medical history and current medications accessible when a patient is not able to speak or remember this information. 

Emergency medical personnel called to a home where a victim is alone can lose precious minutes trying to gather information about the person’s medications, allergies and illnesses. “Vial of Life” kits can help.

Calling All Qualified Vendors

Register to Receive Bid Notification Email Alerts

The City is implementing new eProcurement software that will automatically notify registered suppliers when a new bid, quote, or proposal opportunity is available. When registering, vendors select categories for which they want to receive email notifications regarding solicitation opportunities and status updates.

There is no cost to vendors to register or participate. Step-by-step directions guide interested suppliers through the entire registration and solicitation process.