When it snows, please remove your parked cars from the street so the plows can clear the streets.
We can expect an increase in coyote sightings between now and February as young coyotes leave their parents in search of mates and territories to call their own. And, with the onset of winter, coyotes are more willing to venture out of their rural or wooded habitats and into residential areas in search of food and shelter.
While coyotes are unlikely to attack humans, they can become more aggressive if they find an area that suits their needs and they want to defend it. Tips for keeping coyotes from settling in your neighborhood:
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?