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St. Charles Fine Art Show

May 29 & 30, 2021

In downtown St. Charles, Riverside Ave. & Main Street

The St. Charles Fine Art Show showcases the original, juried work of over 90 fine artists in mediums including Clay/Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing/Illustration, Fiber (non-wearable), Jewelry, Photography, Glass, Mixed Media, Oil Painting, Watercolor Painting, Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood. All are exhibited and available for sale during this outdoor and free event. Details at

Recycle Right in Honor of Earth Day

Kane County Recycling Event
Saturday, April 10, 8 a.m. – noon
540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles

Kane County is holding the first recycling event of the year. Recycle your TVs, computers, electronics, clothes, and books. There is a cost for TVs and monitors,  $25-$35 depending on the size. All other electronics are free to drop off. 
Details at

Earth Day is April 22!

7th Avenue Creek Project Gets Underway

The 7th Avenue Creek Project addresses large-scale flooding along the 7th Ave. Creek between S. 10th Ave. and Indiana Ave. The project took a major step forward with a groundbreaking event March 22. The City Council and project team were on site to officially launch the project. Providing a well-maintained infrastructure is just one essential service the City provides its citizens. 

Welcome New Police Officers!

Congrats to Luke Hohman and Brandon Creed who recently were sworn in as officers in the St. Charles Police Department. “We are excited to welcome Brandon and Luke as our newest police officers. They join a police department rich in history and focused around community-orientated public service. Each officer brings with them a spirit of service and we congratulate them both,” said Police Chief James Keegan.

Watch City Council Meetings on the City’s YouTube Channel

Soon it will be even easier to keep up with issues being discussed at public meetings. In addition to offering public participation through Zoom teleconferencing, beginning in May, City Council and Committee Meetings conducted on Zoom will be posted on the City’s YouTube Channel. Then you can tune in and watch the meetings when it’s convenient for you. Meetings will be posted on YouTube within 48 hours.

Thank You American Powder Coatings!

American Powder Coatings, Inc. at 420 S. 38th Ave. in St. Charles, is a family owned and operated manufacturer of high quality powder coatings for metal products found in everyday life, such as street lights, play grounds and school lockers.

Recently, American Powder Coatings President Dave Suvagia (pictured left) and his colleague Kishore (on right) personally delivered a $2100 donation for the Neighbors in Need utility bill assistance program to Mayor Ray Rogina (center). This is the sixth year Suvagia has donated to this important program.