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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.

Celebrate Responsibly this Super Bowl Weekend

It's Super Bowl weekend and the St. Charles Police Department is reminding football fans and partygoers that they will be out in force on game day to keep impaired drivers off the roads. Extra officers will be working Sunday specifically looking for impaired drivers. If your Super Bowl celebration will involve alcohol or cannabis, don’t forget: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket.”

St. Charles Police Releases Christmas/New Year’s Enforcement Numbers

The St. Charles Police conducted additional traffic enforcement December 16 through January 02, reminding motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired, day or night, as part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The St. Charles Police joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway deaths by issuing citations to unbuckled motorists and arresting impaired drivers.

During the 18 day mobilization, St. Charles Police issued:

St. Charles Police Station Wins Award

The American Public Works Association (APWA) selected the new St. Charles Police station project as a public Works Project of the Year in the $5- $25 million structures category. This award promotes excellence in project management, safety, community relations, environmental impact, and construction innovation.

“The success of this project is the direct result of the hard work and dedication of the entire project team,” said Public Works Director Peter Suhr.