While working with Geneva Police Department to investigate a threats complaint, one of our officers took a suspect in to custody. It was discovered that the suspect had in his possession what appeared to be a possible incendiary device. As a precaution, we contacted the Kane County Bomb & Arson Squad to assist and evacuated some nearby residents. That suspicious device has been deemed safe but as a further precaution we are checking a vehicle and residence in the area.
A meeting regarding recreational cannabis sales in St. Charles will be held October 14, 2019, by the Planning & Development Committee, a council committee of the whole. A link to this meeting agenda follows: https://www.stcharlesil.gov/events/public-meetings/2019/13016
On 100119 at approx. 0820 hrs a juvenile was riding her bike to school in the 1400 block of Moore Ave. The juvenile reported that she was approached by a male subject who was wearing a black hoodie and black ski mask, black pants and black boots. The subject reportedly held out a baggie containing unknown pills and asked the juvenile if she wanted some. The juvenile rode away and was followed by the suspect briefly before she lost sight of him. The juvenile went to school but did not report the incident to them. The juvenile reported the incident to her mother after school.
Two Phases: Sewer Smoke Testing & Manhole Inspection
A public hearing regarding zoning for recreational cannabis sales in St. Charles was held September 17, 2019, by the Plan Commission. The Plan Commission received testimony from the public and continued the hearing to the Oct. 8, 2019, Plan Commission Meeting, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers, 2 E. Main Street. Hearing details https://www.stcharlesil.gov/news/2019/09/23/plan-commission-amendment-zoning-ordinance-10819
The City of St. Charles Solar Plant was part of the 2019 Illinois Solar Tour on Sept. 28, 2019. The tour, coordinated by the Illinois Solar Energy Association, featured more than 125 homes and businesses across Illinois where visitors can see solar installations in action. Visit any site between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Fire Chief Joseph Schelstreet has announced his retirement from the St. Charles Fire Department, effective Oct. 4, 2019. Schelstreet has served as Fire Chief since 2013. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Swanson has been named Acting Fire Chief of the department.
Schelstreet joined the St. Charles Fire Department full-time in 1988 as a firefighter. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1992, Captain in 1997, Assistant Chief in 2003 and served as Acting Fire Chief in 2012 before stepping into the Chief role permanently in 2013.
The St. Charles Fire Department is hosting an open house at Fire Station #1, 112 N. Riverside Avenue on Saturday, October 19, from noon to 3 p.m. to commemorate Fire Prevention Week. The theme this year is: Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!
The St. Charles City Council and the St. Charles Community School District 303 School Board are holding a joint meeting Sept. 30, 2019, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 2 E. Main Street. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the two elected bodies to publicly discuss a variety of issues that impact both constituencies as they further advance their collaborative relationship.