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Evening Citywide Mosquito Spray Aug. 13

Clarke, the mosquito control vendor for the City of St. Charles, is conducting a citywide spray the evening of Aug. 13, 2020, weather permitting. Clarke also will be spraying in surrounding communities.

West Nile-positive mosquitoes were identified in traps in St. Charles. In the interest of public health, the City of St. Charles is joining its neighbors in performing a mosquito spray.

Electric Service Disconnection Scam Alert

Residents have reported getting a phone call from a company claiming to be ComEd. The caller says the resident's electric service is sheduled for immediate disconnection and that the resident must go to a convenience store and purchase a specific kind of pre-paid cash card in the amount of $500. If you are contacted about your electric services and the caller demands payment or threatens electric disconnection, hang up and notify the St. Charles Police Department at 630.377.4435.

How the City's electric services/billing works:

Candidates Sought for Vacant Ward 3 Alderman Seat

Ward 3 Alderman William Turner Resigns

The City of St. Charles is looking for candidates for the Ward 3 Alderman seat following William Turner’s resignation Aug. 10, 2020. In accordance with state statute, the successful candidate will be appointed by Mayor Raymond P. Rogina, with the advice and consent of the City Council. The person appointed to the seat will serve until a candidate is elected during the April 2021 consolidated election.

St. Charles Police Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

7-11 Store 2400 E. Main Street

On Sunday August 9, 2020 at 9:21 PM, officers responded to the 7-11 Store located at 2400 E. Main Street for the report of an armed robbery which had just occurred.

The employee reported that a male subject entered the business and displayed a knife as he approached the counter.  The offender was described as approximately 5’10” tall wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and red face covering.  The offender also had what appeared to be red dye on his hands.

Governor Issues Emergency Face Mask Rules

For Businesses, Schools, and Childcare Facilities

Governor JB Pritzker announced that the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will file emergency rules for businesses, schools, and child care establishments regarding the use of face coverings and the size of gatherings. The governor also signed SB471 to help protect workers who continue to serve on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. Read the full release here.

Water Test Scam Alert

Man Posing as City Worker

Please help us spread the word about a local scam a resident has reported. A man shows up in a white truck saying he is from the City to “check the water.” He charges $50 to run the faucets in the house to let the resident know “the water is safe.” Please know that this person is not connected with the City of St. Charles in any way. If someone comes to your home, saying they are from the City and asks to come in to do any kind of work for cash, contact the St. Charles Police Department at 630.377.4435.

Additional Outdoor Dining Space Continues Thru October

At a Special Meeting June 29, the City Council voted to extend the special temporary outdoor dining program through October. Restaurants and bars offering expanded outdoor dining must follow all requirements of the Governor’s Executive Orders, as well as requirements from state and county health agencies, and the CDC. This includes keeping tables six feet apart.  

Outdoor Dining Spaces