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Be Sure to Enroll in the CodeRED Emergency Notification System

Kane County offers the CodeRED® Emergency Telephone Notification System. The system allows County officials to telephone targeted areas or the entire County if an emergency requires immediate action such as a boil water order, missing child alert or evacuation notice. CodeRED® is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour and delivers a recorded message.

Stop for a Passing School Bus

Know When to Stop

Drivers, please remember to watch out for children standing at bus stops, or walking or riding a bike to school--especially during morning rush hour. This helpful graphic from the Village of Antioch Police Department reminds drivers about stopping for a school bus with lights flashing and stop arm extended. Also remember it is illegal to text while driving or talk on a hand-held cell phone.

Police Bike Patrol Unit Patrols Where Cars Can’t

When the weather warms up, the St. Charles Police Department Bike Patrol Unit gets rolling. The bicycle patrol unit is an “as needed” volunteer unit that was started in 1993. The bicycle patrol is prominently used during the summer at highly populated city events that can be navigated easier by bike. The patrol provides an additional level of support for areas where cars are unable to go. Each bike is equipped with a small pack that contains a first aid kit, flashlights, and reflective vest in the event traffic assistance is needed.

Assisted Listening Devices Now Available in City Council Chambers

Your City government relies on the input and participation of everyone. That’s why we’re proud to announce the new assisted listening system in the City Council chamber.

An audience member can pick up one of four audio receivers and either ear buds or a neck loop that is designed to work with hearing aids equipped with a telephone switch. 

When the audio system is turned on, the digital transmitter automatically sends a signal to the receivers. Volume controls on the receiver allow individuals to adjust the volume to their needs.