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Fellows Street & S. 4th Street Water Main Replacement Project

Fellows & 4th Road Closure
Daily Closures Needed

The City of St Charles is replacing an aging water main along Fellows & S. 4th Streets. The intersection and portions of Fellows & 4th Street will be closed Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow for the work. These daily road closures will be in effect beginning Sept. 5, 2023, and continuing throughout the project, which is estimated to be completed November 2023. All affected residents have been notified. Drivers should expect traffic delays and are encouraged to take alternate routes. We apologize for the inconvenience.

City Issues 15-Day Notice of Intent to Sue for Demolition of the former Pheasant Run Resort Property

The City of St. Charles has issued a 15-Day Notice of Intent to Sue for Demolition of the former Pheasant Run Resort property as a matter of public safety. This action comes after the St. Charles Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the site on Aug. 19, 2023, the second such incident on the site in 15 months. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.

Structure Fire at 4051 E. Main St. - Pheasant Run

At 7:22 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2023, the St. Charles Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at 4051 East Main Street, in a building located on the grounds of Pheasant Run Resort. The first unit arrived on scene five minutes later and reported an active fire on the second floor. The building was searched which confirmed there were no occupants. The fire was extinguished by the first on-scene fire companies within 15 minutes of their arrival. The firefighters then completed extinguishment, checked for any fire extension, and performed overhaul operations.

St. Charles Police Begin Testing Body Cameras

The St. Charles Police Department has begun the process of testing Body Worn Camera devices, which will last for the next several months. Select patrol officers will be wearing the cameras during their shifts to learn about their functionality and evaluate a few different Body Worn Camera systems and vendors.  State law mandates that an agency with a population the size of the city of St. Charles will need to implement its Body Warn Camera system by January 1, 2025. The St.

Smithfield Processing Plant Odors

For the past few years, the City has received complaints about an unpleasant odor emanating from the Smithfield Processing Plant on the east side of the City. City staff and leadership have been working with representatives from the facility who are enacting measures to mitigate the odors.

As part of the City’s promise to keep tabs on the progress of the company’s efforts, Smithfield representatives were invited to present at a recent public meeting where they outlined the issues causing the smells and their plan to combat them.

St. Charles Mental Health Board Announces Funding Allocations

The St. Charles community has long been a strong advocate for access to proper mental health services for its residents. The mission of the St. Charles Community 708 Mental Health Board is to support and fund local, community-based, high-quality programs and services for St. Charles citizens with mental health needs, substance abuse needs, and developmental disabilities.

A Portion of South IL Rt. 25 in St. Charles is Closed

Closed to October for Work on Riverside Lift Station

South Riverside Ave./IL Rt. 25 in St. Charles will be closed from August 16, 2023 until early October 2023. Traffic will be routed to IL Rt. 31 through posted detours at Main St./IL Rt. 64 to the north and State St./IL Rt. 38 to the south. The closure is required for work on the City of St. Charles Lift Station construction project at Riverside Ave./IL Rt. 25 and Deveraux Way. Message boards and detour signage are in place. See a map of the closure.