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1st Street Plaza Expansion Survey Results

Thank you to all who took the 1st Street Plaza Expansion Survey, which was conducted to gauge opinions about expanding the plaza on the east into the grassy area at the southeast corner of Main & 1st streets. The response was overwhelming! 988 residents, business owners, and visitors completed the survey. We have reviewed the responses and read through 1,000+ written comments and are happy to share the results.

St. Charles Police Release St. Patrick’s Day Traffic Grant Numbers

The St. Charles Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement over the course of the weekend preceding up to St. Patrick’s Day and had additional officers working on St. Patrick’s Day itself. Members of the Kane County States Attorney’s Office also were present at the St. Charles Police department on the night of Saturday, March 13 to take part in a county-wide No Refusal Weekend. These extra patrols were held in conjunction with the nationwide Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The St.

City of St. Charles Buildings Reopen, In-person Public Meetings Resume

The City of St. Charles reopened City buildings and has resumed in-person public meetings following Governor J.B. Pritzker’s announcement that our area has moved into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.

In-Person Public Meetings Resume

In-person public meetings have resumed at the Municipal Building, 2 E. Main St. Visitors must wear a mask and maintain 6-ft. distancing.

City Budget and COVID-19

Director of Finance Chris Minick provides an update on where the City budget stands in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 public health crisis and subsequent mitigations have greatly impacted many sectors of the economy nationwide. The City budget has been impacted as well.

We Anticipated COVID-19’s Economic Impact and Cut Our Budget

St. Charles Police & Fire Support Special Olympics Polar Plunge

Each year, the Polar Plunge brings together thousands of warm-hearted individuals from across the state.  It’s a great way to support Special Olympics Illinois. All funds raised go to provide programming and events for more than 23,100 traditional athletes and 13,000 young athletes participating in Illinois.

The 2021 Polar Plunge will look a little different, with Plungers committing to Plunge At Home virtually. Visit the St. Charles Team page for more information.

1st Street Plaza Expansion Project

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.

Local Candidates in the April 6 Election

Following is the list of local candidates in the April 6 Consolidated Election. Click here to find out what Ward you are in. 

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

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

No Candidate Filed                                                                 City Clerk

No Candidate Filed                                                                 Treasurer

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. 

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