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1st Street Plaza Expansion Project

Read about the Project and Take a Brief Survey

An expansion of the 1st Street Plaza is planned for the grassy area at the southeast corner of Main & 1st streets. (Longtime residents may refer to this site as the former Manor restaurant.) The City bought the parcel of land in January 2020.

The new public space, along with additional planned enhancements to the area, will make the already popular downtown plaza a welcoming spot to gather. It will offer a central location for fairs and festivals, entertainment and events, or just enjoying the views.

Notice of Nominating Petition Filings for the April 6, 2021, Consolidated Election

Following is the list of candidates who filed Nominating Petition packets in the City Clerk Office as of 5 p.m. Monday, December 21, 2020:

Maureen Lewis (1321 Ash Street, St. Charles)                       Mayor

Lora A. Vitek (1126 S. 6th Street, St. Charles)                         Mayor

April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election

Lottery for Simultaneous Filing

Candidates Eligible to Participate in Lottery for Simultaneous Petition Filing:

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. the City Clerk for the City of St. Charles will conduct a lottery to determine ballot placement for the Consolidated Election to be held April 6, 2021. The Lottery will be held virtually, in accordance with the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health Regulations, and the Center for Disease Control Guidelines. 

St. Charles 708 Community Health Board to Consider Funding Requests

Applications Due Jan. 13, 2021

The St. Charles 708 Community Mental Health Board will consider requests for funding for fiscal year 2021-2022 at its annual meeting to be held on Feb. 23, 2021, at 6 p.m.  The location of the meeting and remote participation options will be determined closer to the meeting date.   

The Mental Health Board allotted approximately $611,000 in funding to organizations that serve the residents of St. Charles by providing services related to mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and drug abuse in fiscal year 2020-2021.

Welcome New Businesses!

Trend & Relic (retail shop) – 1501 Indiana Ave

Mane & Company (hair salon) – 1 Illinois Street (#105)

Urban Air Adventure Park – 2732 E Main Street

AJ Sliders - 2075 Prairie St STE 110

The Burger Shop - 2704 E. Main St.

Topical Smoothie Café – 3839 E Main

2020 Year in Review

COVID-19 certainly dominated 2020. While the City continued to deliver essential services, we often had to shift how we normally would do business. Throughout a series of statewide COVID-19 mitigations under the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan, which included building closures and remote working arrangements, City operations continued, resulting in many accomplishments. Below are some highlights.

COVID-19 Assistance for Businesses

City Buildings Temporarily Closed

We're Here to Assist You Online or Over the Phone

In response to Illinois Gov. Pritzker's COVID-19 Mitigations, City offices are temporarily closed to the public and no in-person transactions are being conducted, effective Nov. 30. Read the State's COVID-19 Mitigations here.

We remain available to assist you online or over the phone, M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The City of St. Charles will continue to conduct public meetings and provide essential services. 

Public Meetings