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Witness Local Talent

Fox River Arts Ramble

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, the public is invited to enjoy the abundance of talent right here in our backyard. From 9 a.m.– 5 p.m., experience more than 85 artists at 17 venues in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, and Aurora.

ST. CHARLES Venues: 

Attention Homeowners!

Home Rehab Assistance Available

Is your home in need of improvements that you’re not sure you can afford? Are you having trouble safely getting around your home? If either circumstance applies to you, the City of St. Charles wants to help.  

The City’s Home Rehabilitation and Accessibility Loan Program provides financial assistance in the form of a 0% interest, deferred payment loan to assist income-eligible homeowners to make necessary repairs and improvements to their homes.

2021 Refuse Collection Rates Take Effect July 1

Stickers Purchased Before July 1 will be Honored

Beginning July 1, 2021, refuse collection fees from Lakeshore Recycling Systems will change for City of St. Charles residents. All stickers previously purchased prior to July 1 are still valid, so residents can use their current supply.

The 2021 rates for stickers and monthly container rentals are:

Stickers and Bags

  • Refuse Sticker $2.97 ea.
  • Yard Waste Sticker $2.97 ea.
  • Half-size Refuse Bag $2.28 ea.

Monthly Container Rentals        


Emergency Rental Assistance Available

Emergency rental assistance up to $25,000 for eligible residents and landlords affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is available through the Illinois Rental Payment Program.

Applications for landlords/housing providers are accepted May 17-June 7, 2021. Applications for renters are accepted Wednesday, June 9 - 28, 2021.

Grant Information:

  • Applicants are eligible for up to 15 months of assistance
  • The grant is paid to the housing provider in the form of a check

Tenant Requirements:

Read the Economic Development Annual Report

Last week, the Community & Economic Development Department released the 2020 Economic Development Annual Report. This report tells a story of resiliency, recovery and growth in St. Charles after an unprecedent year. To tell that story, the department took a comprehensive look at economic development activity throughout the City and summarized information from various municipal departments and community partners into a single report. The report highlights key demographic information, trends, project updates, investment initiatives and more.

Summer Means those Pesky Mosquitoes!

Clarke Environmental is the City’s contractor for the annual mosquito control program. The objective of this program is to reduce the potential for mosquito-borne disease transmission. For information regarding mosquito annoyances, treatments and scheduling, residents may call Clark Environmental at 800-942-2555. Further questions on the city’s program may be directed to Public Works at 630-377-4405 or at