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Police Department Invites Public Comment for Accreditation Assessment

St. Charles Police Chief James Keegan has announced a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will examine all aspects of the St. Charles Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that the St. Charles Police Department meets the Commission's state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation - a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

Portions of 1st Street & Walnut Avenue to Close

Additional Outdoor Dining Space Returns to Downtown St. Charles

A portion of 1st Street in downtown St. Charles will close to vehicle traffic beginning April 1 to accommodate additional outdoor public seating. Picnic tables and chairs will be placed on the closed section of 1st Street as well as on the plaza space east of 1st Street. Access to the 1st Street parking structures will be maintained. A similar plan was put in place last year to help restaurants and bars during statewide COVID-19 mitigations.

1st Street Plaza Expansion Survey Results

Thank you to all who took the 1st Street Plaza Expansion Survey, which was conducted to gauge opinions about expanding the plaza on the east into the grassy area at the southeast corner of Main & 1st streets. The response was overwhelming! 988 residents, business owners, and visitors completed the survey. We have reviewed the responses and read through 1,000+ written comments and are happy to share the results.

St. Charles Police Release St. Patrick’s Day Traffic Grant Numbers

The St. Charles Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement over the course of the weekend preceding up to St. Patrick’s Day and had additional officers working on St. Patrick’s Day itself. Members of the Kane County States Attorney’s Office also were present at the St. Charles Police department on the night of Saturday, March 13 to take part in a county-wide No Refusal Weekend. These extra patrols were held in conjunction with the nationwide Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The St.

Portion of South Ave Closed March 22 for Five Weeks

Part of 7th Avenue Creek Project Work

Beginning March 22, 2021, a portion of South Ave. will be closed just east of 7th Ave. for culvert removal and replacement, as part of the 7th Avenue Creek Project. This closure is anticipated to last approximately five weeks.

The 7th Avenue Creek Project addresses large-scale flooding along the 7th Ave. Creek between S. 10th Ave. and Indiana Ave. Site preparation is underway. The project includes:

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