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IDOT Work on Traffic Signals Begins Nov. 30

Affected Intersections will Operate as 4-Way Stops During the Work

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be replacing signal cabinets on the traffic lights at some intersections in St. Charles over the next few weeks. Work will be performed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the work, traffic signals will not be operating and four-way stop signs will be in place. The list of intersections and scheduled work days are below:

IDOT Traffic Light Work Schedule

Riverside Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Begins Nov. 7

An Increase in Water Hardness May Occur

The Riverside Water Treatment Plant on Riverside Ave. near the Municipal Building will be undergoing maintenance and upgrades over the next two months. Residents in the affected area (shown in blue on the map below) may notice an increase in the hardness of their water. This change in water hardness will remain until City can flush the water system after plant repairs are complete. Work is scheduled to begin Nov. 7 and be completed by mid-December.

Main Street Bridge North Sidewalk & Street Parking Spaces to Close

Work on Decorative Canopies Begins Oct. 28

The sidewalk and the adjacent street parking spaces on the Main Street Bridge over the Fox River will close while minor concrete repairs are made to the decorative canopies on the bridge. The north sidewalk and parking spaces will be closed for approximately two days, beginning Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, weather permitting. The sidewalk will reopen for the weekend and reclose to finish work on Monday. After work is complete on the north side, the south sidewalk and adjacent spaces will close for approximately three days for work.

Senior Fire Safety Program Offers Free Smoke Detectors

From the St. Charles Fire Department

Mature adults 65 and older are three times more likely to die in house fires than younger adults. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of a serious consequence by fire in half. Do you or your loved one’s age 65 and older have working smoke alarms?

The St. Charles Fire Department is partnering with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance to increase senior safety by providing smoke detectors in homes of older adults living within the City of St. Charles.

2023 Consolidated Election Packets Now Available

Nomination Packets for the 2023 Consolidated Election were available beginning Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. Residents may pick up a packet at the Reception Desk in the St. Charles Municipal Building, 2 E. Main Street, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To have a packet emailed, please send your request to and it will be sent by the next business day. Petitions cannot be circulated for signature before Sept. 20, 2022.