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Campton Hills Water Tower to Get Fresh Coat of Paint

The City of St. Charles water tower at Campton Hills Road and Main Street is getting a new coat of paint and updated design this summer. During the repainting process, a tent-like cover will be placed around the tower to protect the surrounding area as sanding and painting is completed.

The tower was built in 1985. This painting project will replace its original coating, which was last touched up in 2011. Repainting helps prevent rust and extend the lifespan of the tower.

Driver with Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License Involved in Vehicle Crash with St. Charles Police Officer

A St. Charles Police officer was involved in a vehicle crash while on duty on 041718/2303. The officer was on patrol southbound on Kirk Rd when the officer observed a vehicle travelling northbound at a high rate of speed. The officer turned around at Stern Ave. and went northbound, activating his emergency overhead lights. As the officer approached the intersection with Ohio Ave., the driver of a Ford Explorer turned left, eastbound, in front of the squad car, which was travelling through the intersection with the green light.

Developers Sought For 1st Street Redevelopment

Request for Proposals Issued for Final Buildings in the Project

The City of St. Charles is seeking developers to complete the remaining three buildings in the First Street Redevelopment Project. The buildings offer an exciting opportunity to complete a vibrant, mixed-use environment along the south First Street corridor in the heart of downtown St. Charles.

There are three remaining buildings in the project— 6, 7B and 8—located south and west of the corner of First and Illinois streets. Construction of these buildings is anticipated to begin in 2019 and will finish out the project.

Did You Receive a Water Use Survey Postcard from Aqua Backflow?

Postcard Instructs St. Charles Residents and Businesses How to Complete the Online Survey


The City of St. Charles is conducting a water use survey of all water customers. The survey is being conducted by Aqua Backflow, a company contracted by the City to gather the survey data. St. Charles water customers will receive a postcard in the mail with instructions on how to complete the online survey, which should take only a few minutes to complete.

St. Charles Natural Resources Commission Hosts Arbor Day Celebration April 27

Event to be held 4 p.m. in Lincoln Park

Join the fun at the annual St. Charles Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 27 at 4 p.m. in Lincoln Park on Main Street. This free event is organized by the St. Charles Natural Resources Commission. Everyone is invited! This year’s event celebrates St. Charles’ 20th year as a Tree City USA community.

Arbor Day Activities

Work on IL Rt. 64/Main St. Requires Single Lane Closure Beginning April 11, 2018

Work Zone Includes Main Street from 7th Ave. to 7th St.

The City of St. Charles is conducting concrete curb and infrastructure repairs on IL Rt. 64/Main Street, between 7th Avenue and 7th Street. Work is scheduled to begin April 11 and is expected to continue through April 27, weather permitting.

During the construction, the outside traffic lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to ensure a safe work zone. Work will be completed on both the north and south sides of the street.

Please follow all traffic control signs and expect delays when driving through this area. You may want to take an alternate route.

America in Bloom-St. Charles: Plant Red Geraniums!

St. Charles is Entering the 2018 America in Bloom Competition

The America in Bloom - St. Charles Committee is entering St. Charles in the America in Bloom national awards program for 2018—and they want to make the judges see red! The red geranium once again is the 2018 flower for St. Charles and the Committee is asking residents and businesses to plant red geraniums this season.

Geneva Road/IL Route 31 Ditch Maintenance Project Construction Begins Week of March 26

The City of St. Charles will be performing ditch maintenance along Geneva Road/IL Route 31 from Keller Place to Mosedale Street in St. Charles. Work is scheduled to begin the week of March 26, 2018, and be completed by mid-April.

Work includes minor storm sewer improvements, ditch re-grading and restoration. J&S Construction of Oswego is the construction contractor, and construction inspection services are provided by WBK Engineering of St. Charles.

St. Charles Police Release Security Photos from Feb. 26, 2018 Armed Robbery

Police Asking for the Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect

The St. Charles Police Department is releasing new security photos and physical identification information about the suspect in the Feb. 26, 2018, Armed Robbery of One Stop Liquors at 1401 Prairie Street in St. Charles. If anyone has information, please contact the St. Charles Police Department.

Information about the offender’s unusual walk has been added to the previously released description:

  • Male, 5’09” thin build
  • Dark jacket, black mask, grey pants
  • Bowlegged with an unusual gait

The offender’s vehicle description: