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IDOT Work on Main Street Bridge Expected to Start after July 4

Main Street Reduced to One Lane throughout the Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation is performing maintenance to the IL Rt. 64/Main Street Bridge over the Fox River. Work is anticipated to begin after July 4, 2018. Main Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction between IL Route 31 and 2nd Avenue for the duration of the project, which is expected to last four to six weeks.  Pedestrian access on Main Street over the Fox River will remain open during this work, but will be limited to one side of the bridge. Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians.

Police Sergeant Dan Kuttner Completes Northwestern University Police Command Program

St. Charles Police Sergeant Dan Kuttner graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety in Evanston, Ill on May 11.

The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of 27 core blocks of instruction. Sgt. Kuttner completed courses in areas such as Organizational Behavior, Strategic Planning and Management, Principles and Practices of Leadership, Human Resource Management and Workplace Relations.

Fire Department Conducting Water Flow Test on June 21

The St. Charles Fire Department will be conducting water flow test at 1855 Wallace Avenue on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The test will begin at approximately 9:00 A.M. and finish by 10:00 A.M. the same day. Residents may experience rust in the water during or immediately after the testing procedure. The water is safe; however you may want to refrain from doing laundry until the water is clear.

New Refuse, Recycling Vendor Begins in St. Charles in July

Informational Open House to be held June 26


Beginning July 2, Lakeshore Shore Recycling Systems will begin providing refuse and recycling services for City of St. Charles residents. Lakeshore will provide the same services residents currently receive plus some added new ones, at a significantly lower cost. St. Charles collection days will not change.

Lakeshore has mailed detailed information about services to every St. Charles resident. Information about services and costs also are on the Lakeshore Recycling Systems website at

St. Charles Police Race to the Finish for Special Olympics Illinois

St. Charles Officers Involved in a High-Speed Chase around the Track in Support of Special Olympics Illinois Fundraiser

Police cars are transformed into racecars and officers into racers at the second annual Five-O at the Dirt-O fundraiser on July 21 to support the Special Olympics Illinois. Police Departments all over Illinois are coming together for the stock car race for charity at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet.

City of St. Charles has Launched a New Utility Payment System

Offers Easier Payment and More Payment Options

The City of St. Charles has launched a new utility bill payment system that makes it easier for customers to pay their City utility bills online. Powered by Paymentus, the new system is user-friendly, can accept payments from multiple electronic devices, and offers more payment options—with no transaction fees.

America in Bloom – St. Charles Seeks Volunteers Ahead of Judges’ Visit

Variety of Volunteer Opportunities Available with Local Organizations

Do you have a love for St. Charles? Are you looking for a unique way to get involved by showcasing the City on a national stage? The America in Bloom – St. Charles Committee is seeking volunteer help ahead of the America in Bloom program judges’ visit July 16-18, 2018.

Volunteers are needed to help prepare the City for its time in the spotlight, as well as when the judges arrive to help ensure St. Charles is looking its best.