Thanks to Fox 32 Chicago's Elizabeth Matthews spending time in downtown St. Charles and speaking with Mayor Lora Vitek yesterday. We love all the outdoor dining options too! Elizabeth is right, even on a Tuesday night, the 1st Street Plaza is busy. Check out this Fox 32 Chicago story that aired last Sept. 14, 2021.
A new developer has submitted a concept plan proposing redevelopment of the former Charlestowne Mall property. The partnership of S.R. Jacobson Development Corporation and Lormax Stern Development Company LLC, have entered into a purchase agreement for the former Charlestowne Mall property with current owners The Krausz Companies, Inc.
Concept Plan Details
Concept plans show a multi-use development:
Statement from Mayor Lora Vitek:
"Today the City mourns the passing of former City Administrator Larry Maholland. Larry served as a faithful public servant to the City of St. Charles for 23 years. He was the City’s Director of Finance & Administration from 1982-1997, and was appointed the City’s first City Administrator in 1997, a position he held for eight years before retiring from the City in 2005.
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St. Charles offers a variety of events all year long that attract visitors, support our local businesses, and build community spirit. Visit our Special Events page for a listing of major events in St. Charles.
Our September enews is out with information about a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, new businesses that have opened, an update on the 7th Avenue Creek project, and much more. Read it at https://mailchi.mp/stcharlesil/sept2021enews.
“Our City Sunshine” fabric art was installed Aug. 20 on a blank north wall of the St. Charles Municipal Building. The St. Charles Arts Council received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for artist Amanda Browder to make this possible. Many people donated fabrics and 100+ volunteers helped sew the fabric together. The art piece was installed by City Public Works crew and will remain up through the middle of September.
Power restored 11 a.m.
We are aware of a widespread power outage affecting several areas of the City. Several ComEd circuits are damaged. ComEd crews have been dispatched. We are waiting for an estimate of when power will be restored. We will share update when we have more info. Reporting an outage to our outage hotline helps identify outage areas 866-444-0016.