The City of St. Charles is committed to providing safe, reliable, and economical water to its customers. Every year the City distributes a report that summarizes the quality of your 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.
The appointment of Heather M. McGuire as City Administrator of the City of St. Charles was unanimously approved by the City Council at the June 21, 2021, meeting. McGuire’s appointment is effective July 26, 2021.
The City of St. Charles has lifted capacity restrictions and resumes non-essential services following Governor JB Pritzker’s announcement that the State of Illinois has entered Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan June 11, 2021.
Phase 5 allows all sectors of the economy to reopen and resume normal operations with new safety guidance and procedures. Conventions, festivals, and large events can take place.
St. Charles was named in Chicago Magazine's "Best Places to Live: Green Spaces Edition," noting the trend of homebuyers heading to the suburbs for "exceptional access to green spaces and recreation." Read the article here.
A portion of 1st Street in downtown St. Charles closed to vehicle traffic beginning April 1 to accommodate additional outdoor public seating. Picnic tables and chairs will be placed on the closed section of 1st Street as well as on the plaza space east of 1st Street. Access to the 1st Street parking structures will be maintained. A similar plan was put in place last year to help restaurants and bars during statewide COVID-19 mitigations.
As result of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated future impacts of this world crisis, the St. Charles City Council, in an emergency meeting held March 18, 2020, officially declared a local state of emergency and granted emergency authority to Mayor Raymond P. Rogina.
Masks Required in City Buildings and at Public Meetings
Effective Aug. 30, 2021, the State of Illinois requires masks to be worn indoors by all individuals, both vaccinated and unvaccinated. Masks are required for everyone inside City buildings, including at all public meetings.
For the third consecutive year, The U.S. Department of Labor presented the City of St. Charles with the HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award. The award recognizes the City for employing military veterans, as part of the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act).
There are more than 2,000 business here in St. Charles. Browse through the many options of retail, service, entertainment, and natural attractions listed on the St. Charles Business Alliance Destination Guide and St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory.