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St. Charles Police Increased Patrols During Upcoming Halloween Season

As Halloween approaches, the St. Charles Police Department is partnering with law enforcement throughout the state to stop impaired driving and help save lives.   

The high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign will run through the early morning hours of October 17th through November 2nd. During this period, motorists in St. Charles can expect to see stepped-up patrols for impaired driving and seatbelt enforcement, particularly at night when seatbelt usage rates are at their lowest. Speeders and distracted drivers should also be aware.

IDPH Issues Halloween COVID-19 Guidelines

The Illinois Department of Public Health has issued COVID-19 related guidance regarding Halloween trick-or-treating. Click here to read the public health recommendations. Since Halloween is not a City-sponsored event, please use your best judgement regarding whether or not to have your children go trick-or-treating door-to-door. And please follow mask, distancing, and hand sanitizing guidelines.

99% of Residents Surveyed Say St. Charles is an Excellent or Good Place to Live

99% of residents surveyed feel St. Charles is an Excellent or Good place to live. The results of the 2020 St. Charles Resident Survey were presented at the Sept. 8, 2020 Government Operations Committee Meeting. In general, survey respondents feel St. Charles is safe, clean and well maintained. Residents also valued the services they receive for the taxes they pay.

2021 Consolidated Election Packets Available

Nomination Packets for the 2021 Consolidated Election available starting Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Residents may pick up their 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. If you prefer to have your 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. 22, 2020.