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St. Charles Police Department Releases Independence Day Enforcement Numbers

The St. Charles Police conducted additional traffic enforcement June 17–July 8, reminding motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired, day or night, as part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The St. Charles Police joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway deaths by issuing citations to unbuckled motorists and arresting impaired drivers. 


During the 22 day mobilization, St. Charles Police issued:


July 26 Blood Drive at Fire Station #1

Someone needs blood every three seconds. Will you help?

Everyone in the community is invited to join us on July 26 for a blood drive at Fire Station #1 (downtown), 11 2 p.m. TheHeartland Blood Centermobile donation bus will be located right outside Fire Station #1 at the downtown municipal center. Please call the City Human Resources Department at 630-377-4446 to make an appointment. We all know blood donations help cancer patients, those with liver disease, and others, but did you know there are health benefits to donors, too?

Did You See Your Annual Water Quality Report?

The City of St. Charles is committed to providing a continuous supply of safe, reliable and economical water to its customers. Every year the City of St. Charles Water Division distributes a report that summarizes the quality of the City’s drinking water. We are pleased to report again this year that your tap water met all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water health standards. The water is tested in accordance with strict EPA regulations, so you can be assured your drinking water is safe and meets or exceeds all water quality standards as listed in the Safe Drinking Act.

6/30/19 River Rescue at the Fox River Dam

At 1:23 p.m. on June 30, 2019, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a reported river rescue just north of the Fox River Dam. Fire units were on the scene by 1:24 p.m. and found a disabled boat with three people inside approximately 1000 yards north of the dam. The anchor line for the boat was not holding and the strong winds from the approaching storm were blowing the boat towards the dam.

1st Street Parking Notice:

Areas of the Klinkhamer Parking Deck Intermittently Unavailable Due to Construction

Please be aware that of some areas of the bi-level Susan L. Klinkhamer Parking Deck on the north east corner of 1st & Illinois streets will temporarily be unavailable beginning Friday, June 28, 2019. For the next few weeks, areas will be intermittently closed during the day as construction on the current structure continues. Areas restricted during the construction day will be opened in the evenings and on weekends. Details:

Fire Department River Rescue at the Railroad Trestle

At 4:41 p.m. 6/24/19, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a reported river rescue with a child and an adult trapped on a pylon underneath the railroad trestle bridge close to Salerno’s Restaurant: 320 N. Second Street. Multiple 911 calls were received by Tri Com and an exact location was given for the victims. Fire units were on the scene within one minute and found one adult and two children standing on a pier underneath the bridge next to a paddle boat. All three had personal floatation devices.

2019 Refuse Collection Rates Take Effect July 1

Stickers Purchased Before July 1 will be Honored

Beginning July 1, 2019, refuse collection fees from Lakeshore Recycling Systems will change for City of St. Charles residents. All stickers previously purchased prior to July 1 are still valid, so residents can use their current supply.

The 2019 rates for stickers and monthly container rentals are:

Stickers and Bags

  • Refuse Sticker $2.72 ea.
  • Yard Waste Sticker $2.72 ea.
  • Half-size Refuse Bag $2.08 ea.

Monthly Container Rentals 


Police Report:

Aggravated Domestic Battery – Trespass To Residence

On Wednesday 06/19/19 at 7:19 PM, officers responded to the 1700 blk. Cumberland Green Dr. for the report of a domestic battery in progress.  Upon police arrival the offender had fled the scene.  The offender was identified to police as, Aric J.

St. Charles Police Complete Command Program

at Northwestern University in Evanston

St. Charles Police Commander Chuck Pierce and Sergeant Rich Clark recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety in Evanston, Ill.

The program provides upper-level college instruction in a total of 27 core blocks. Graduates complete courses in areas such as Organizational Behavior, Strategic Planning and Management, Principles and Practices of Leadership, Human Resource Management, and Workplace Relations.