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11/13/19 Leaf Collection Update

Temporary Suspension

Due to the extreme cold temperatures that the area has experienced this week, the City’s curbside leaf program has been temporarily suspended for Wednesday, November 13 through Thursday, November 14. The unseasonably cold temperatures have frozen the piled leaves making them difficult to process through vacuum equipment used in the collection process.

The City’s contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists, will resume operations on Friday, November 15 and continue working on Saturday, November 16.

Traffic Alert: Riverside Ave. Between Main St. & Illinois Ave. to Close Temporarily

Nov. 12 & Nov. 20, Early Morning to Mid-Afternoon

Traffic Alert:

On Nov. 12 and again on Nov. 20, Riverside Ave. between Main St. & Illinois Ave. will be closed from early morning to mid-afternoon for crane operations at the Arcada building.  On Nov. 12, cranes will lift steel supports for HVAC equipment onto the roof and then place the new HVAC equipment on the roof Nov. 20.

Holiday Homecoming is Nov. 29 & 30

Be a Part of St. Charles Holiday Magic

Holiday Homecoming is one of the Midwest’s most spectacular holiday events and is the official kick-off to the holiday season in St. Charles. This weekend-long event has been making holiday memories for families for more than 17 years. All Holiday Homecoming events and activities are free of charge. 

Friday, Nov. 29 

  • Lighting of the Lights at 5 p.m. on the First Street Plaza 

Saturday, Nov. 30 

City's LED Streetlight Retrofit Program Nets $12,000 in Energy Savings its First Year

Program Now in its Second Year


Last year, the City of St. Charles launched a program to replace streetlights with more energy-efficient LED lights and completed more than 300 retrofits in various areas of the City. The program netted the City an estimated $12,000 in energy savings last year. The City is continuing the program this year and expects to replace approximately another 400 streetlights.

Did You See Your Annual Water Quality Report?

The City of St. Charles is committed to providing a continuous supply of safe, reliable and economical water to its customers. Every year the City of St. Charles Water Division distributes a report that summarizes the quality of the City’s drinking water. We are pleased to report again this year that your tap water met all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water health standards. The water is tested in accordance with strict EPA regulations, so you can be assured your drinking water is safe and meets or exceeds all water quality standards as listed in the Safe Drinking Act.

Nicor Project Underway

Boundaries: 3rd Street, Center Street, 7th Street & Mosedale

Nicor is doing work to modernize its infrastructure as part of its Investing in Illinois initiative. They are working on the gas mains in an area bounded by 3rd Street, Center Street, 7th Street & Mosedale. Residnets in the work area received a flyer with more details. Read the flyer here.