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June 1 Safety Update

As incidents of civil unrest continue to unfold throughout the country, and in our general area, the St. Charles Police Department recommends that businesses and residents continue to be vigilant for possible criminal activity. If you see something out of the ordinary, please say something. Call 911 and a police officer will respond to assess the situation. While there is no known threat to the City of St. Charles, the St.

St. Charles Firefighters Honored

by American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois

Lt. David Chmelar and Firefighter/Paramedic Chad Tinsley of the St. Charles Fire Department have been honored as 2020 Everyday Extraordinary Firefighter Heroes by the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois. Each year, the organization honors individuals for acts of bravery, dedication, and service to the community.

License Revoked for Selling Tobacco/Alternative Tobacco Product to a Minor

Mayor Raymond P. Rogina, acting as Liquor Control Commissioner, enforced local tobacco ordinances for a business at a hearing before the St. Charles Liquor Control Commission on April 6, 2020.

Smoke Plug, located at 2728 E Main Street, was cited for offering for sale and/or selling a tobacco/alternative nicotine product to a minor. The tobacco license has been revoked and a fine of $1,385.47 has been assessed.

City Adjusts Operations during Governor’s Stay at Home Order

Governor Extends Order Through April 30

The City of St. Charles remains open and will continue to serve the citizens of St. Charles with essential services related to public health, safety, and welfare. However, in accordance with the Governor’s Stay at Home Order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the City is operating at reduced staffing levels. This means some non-essential services will be suspended temporarily.

Contacting the City of St. Charles

City buildings are closed to the public. However, residents may still contact the City.

Police Department Suspends Non-Essential Programs

The St. Charles Police Department remains operational 24/7 during this difficult time.  We encourage you to call us if you need us.  If you need assistance call 911.  In order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with the Stay At Home Order, we have instituted some temporary measures:

Depending on the nature of your call an officer may take your report over the phone rather than in person.

If you make a report with an officer at your home, the officer will likely request to speak with you outside rather than entering your home.

Massage License Suspended and Business Placed on Probation

Mayor Raymond Rogina, acting as Liquor Control Commissioner, enforced local massage ordinances at a Feb. 18, 2020, Commission hearing. The St. Charles Liquor Control Commission considers alcohol, tobacco, and massage license issues. Summer Spa Massage at 1550 E. Main Street was charged with several violations regarding licensing, proof of license, supervision, and conduct. The license is suspended for 21 days and the licensee is placed on probation until Aug. 30, 2020, subject to periodic review and compliance checks. The licensee also is required to pay a $1,000 fine, plus court costs.