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2022 IMUA Scholarship Program Applications Available

Four $1,000 Scholarships to be Awarded; Deadline is March 11, 2022

The City of St. Charles, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA), is offering four $1,000 scholarships to eligible high school students.

To qualify, applicants must be high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are residential customers of City of St. Charles utilities. Eligible students must submit an application and essay of 500 words or less addressing one of four utility-related questions. Applications and essays are due March 11, 2022.

Vehicle Crash with Entrapment

On Kautz Rd. at Ohio Ave.

On 12/21/21 at 11:54 a.m. St. Charles Police and Fire Department units were dispatched to an accident with injuries involving entrapment near the intersection of Kautz Rd. and Ohio Ave. Units from Geneva Fire Department and West Chicago Police Department also responded to assist.

Suspicious Incident Involving a Child

On 12/13/2021 at approximately 0811 hours, a juvenile female was walking on the sidewalk to her bus stop in the 1700 block of S. 7th Ave. on the east side of the roadway. A light colored larger SUV traveling southbound on S. 7th Ave. traveled into the oncoming traffic lane and stopped next to the juvenile. The occupant of the vehicle, a white male, between 50 and 60 years of age, with gray hair, asked the juvenile if she needed a ride to school and told the juvenile that he could give her a ride. The juvenile declined the offer and walked away from the vehicle.

Building Fire at 315 S. Kirk Road

At 3:12 a.m. on Thursday December 16, 2021, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to 315 S. Kirk Rd. for a report of fire in the building. Firefighters were on the scene by 3:14 am and found moderate smoke inside the manufacturing area with visible fire in a ceiling mounted machine. The fire was brought under control with six minutes.

Recycle Your Holiday Lights

Now through January 17, 2022

Do you have strings of holiday lights that don’t work, are hopelessly tangled, or are no longer wanted? Don’t throw them out where they’ll sit for years in a landfill—recycle them!

From now until Jan. 17, 2022, St. Charles residents and businesses can drop off holiday lights (working or non-working) and extension cords to be recycled. Elgin Recycling will haul them away at no cost. In past collections, a ton of lights were collected—literally.

Drop Off Locations:

Determining the Property Tax Levy

Determining the property tax levy is a multi-step process that incorporates several public meetings which allow for resident input. That process kicks off in the fall with the presentation to the City Council of a preliminary estimate of next year’s property tax levy. 

The property tax levy collected by the City helps fund 24/7 police, fire, and public works services, as well as planning, engineering, and much more. 

Steps in the City’s Levy Setting Process