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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.

The City is Testing Sanitary Sewers on the West Side

Two Phases: Sewer Smoke Testing & Manhole Inspection

The City is testing its sanitary sewer system to identify faulty lines or connections where water runoff from rain or snow melts may enter the system or where sewer gases may escape. The testing is required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and includes two phases: Smoke Testing and Manhole Inspection. The testing will take place on the west side of the City. Click here for a map of the areas to be tested.

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 

Indoor Dining, In-person Public Meetings Resume

Governor Announces Illinois is in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan

The City of St. Charles 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 Phase 4 allows more industries to reopen, including indoor dining at restaurants, when appropriate Phase 4 health and safety guidelines  are followed.

In-Person Public Meetings Resume