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Arcada Theatre and Club Arcada Receive Temporary Occupancy

3/22/19 UPDATE

UPDATE: The Arcada Theatre has been given temporary three-day occupancy with reduced capacity; Club Arcada has been granted temporary occupancy.

Onesti Entertainment had crews working through the night to address fire and building code violations. St. Charles Fire Deparment and Building & Code Enforcment officials have been working with Onesti Entertainment and inspected both the Arcada Theatre and Club Arcada, resulting in the temporary occupancy. 

Crews will continue working Monday to address any remaining violation concerns.

Visitors Cultural Commission is Soliciting Requests for Funding

Requests Due April 19, 2019

The City of St. Charles Visitors Cultural Commission is soliciting requests for funding from organizations that support and promote tourism, culture, history, and the arts in St. Charles. The following eligibility guidelines will be used to determine which organizations will be recommended for funding. Organizations must: 

Correction Made on Ballot Instructions for St. Charles Ward 2 Aldermanic Race


UPDATE: The instructions on the sample ballot have been corrected


A clerical error by the City of St. Charles resulted in incorrect voting instructions appearing on the ballot for the St. Charles Ward 2 Aldermanic race. While the error has been corrected on the official ballots, the sample ballots voters can access to review the list of candidates and referenda cannot be corrected. THIS HAS NOW BEEN CORRECTED ON THE SAMPLE BALLOT ALSO.

Two Weeks of Free Yard Waste Collection March 18 & 25

Also a Change in When Containers can be Placed on the Curb

St. Charles residents can get a jump on spring yard clean up this year. For two weeks, March 18 & 25, the City’s refuse contractor Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Inc., will pick up bagged yard waste on normal refuse collection days for free - no sticker required.

Place twigs, trimmings, leaves, etc. in a generic Kraft paper yard waste bag and put the bag out on the curb for pick up. No sticker needed.

Then, beginning April 1and continuing through November, regular yard waste collection will begin and stickers will be required.

Officer Jennifer Larsen is the Kane County Officer of the Year

Recognized for Saving the Life of a Baby

St. Charles Police Officer Jennifer Larsen is the Kane County Officer of the Year. Officer Larsen is recognized for saving the life of a baby in 2018 when responding to a 911 call for help.

Officer Larsen was presented with the special award Feb. 27, 2019, at Annual Kane County Officer of the Year banquet. The banquet is hosted by Batavia Moose Lodge 682 and the Kane County Chiefs of Police Association. She was nominated by St. Charles Police Chief James Keegan.

Photo Contest Seeks Classic Winter Scene

Celebrating St. Charles' 185th Anniversary


2019 marks the 185th Anniversary of St. Charles and all year the City of St. Charles is highlighting stories from our rich history, with a special recognition planned in May. As part of the celebration, the City is hosting a photo contest. The winning photo will grace the cover of the 2019 City of St. Charles Christmas card.

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