Happy New Year! 2018 was packed with news about every corner of the City. It looks like there is no slowing down for 2019. Here's what's in store for this year:
City of St. Charles Electric Utility customers report an electric outage 24/7 to the above hotline. Please note: Call the outage hotline not the main City number or Public Works Department to report an outage. More information, including details for registering a phone number to receive updates is at www.stcharlesil.gov/power-outages
The U.S. Department of Labor presented the City of St. Charles with the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award in recognition of its employment of military veterans. This award is part of the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act).
Kane County offers the CodeRED® Emergency Telephone Notification System. The system allows County officials to telephone targeted areas or the entire County if an emergency requires immediate action such as a boil water order, missing child alert or evacuation notice. CodeRED® is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour and delivers a recorded message.
The St. Charles Utility Billing office has received reports from residents of scammers posing as representatives of the City. The scam caller ID number has been falsely displaying as the City's main 630.377.4400 number.
The callers have left voicemails which are incomplete, stating "electric bill is overdue, here's your reference number. You need to call immediately."
MetroNet, a Midwest fiber optic service provider, delivering high-speed gigabit Internet, high-definition television and phone service recently announced expansion into St. Charles, Illinois. MetroNet serves more than 30 communities in Indiana and Illinois.
MetroNet currently is installing/constructing their fiber network. Some frequently asked questions about the network construction phase:
Does MetroNet have the proper permits for the construction they are about to perform?
The City has 1,500 free parking spaces in downtown St. Charles. They are all within walking distance of a wide range of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Get information on all available parking in the City, overnight parking regulations and more on our parking web page. There you can access a downtown parking map.
The City of St. Charles has several options available to residents for easy reporting of electric and streetlight outages.
24/7 Electric Outage Hotline
Registered utility customers can report electric outages 24 hours a day to the City’s Electric Outage hotline. Registered phone numbers are linked to your City utility account so the outage location can immediately be identified when you call to report an issue.