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New Sales Tax Rate Effective July 1

The City of St. Charles Home Rule Sales Tax on “General Merchandise” will increase from 1.0% to 1.5% effective July 1, 2023. The .5% increase, or 50 cents on $100, will provide a consistent, dedicated revenue stream to fund ongoing improvements to City roads and related infrastructure. This sets the new total General Merchandise rate for the City at 8.5%.

June Utility Bills Reflect Rate Changes for Water and Sewer

No Change for Electric Rates

Utility rate adjustments for City of St. Charles water, sewer, and electric utility customers were approved at the May 1, 2023, City Council meeting and become effective on the utility bills issued in June. At the meeting, a 6% increase in water rates and sewer rates was approved. The City recommended no adjustments in the electric rates.

St. Charles Police Join Initiative to Combat Child Exploitation

The offices of the Kane County State's Attorney and Kane County Sheriff recently launched the Child Exploitation Unit, aimed at stopping the distribution of child pornography and online exploitation of children.

The Unit was created in collaboration with the St. Charles Police Department, which is providing office and technology space where a computer forensics expert can analyze electronic devices for evidence of crimes committed.

Netflix Movie to Air 11/10/23

Scenes Filmed in Downtown St. Charles

Netflix has announced Nov. 10 is the release date for the movie The Killer, starring Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton. A pivotal scene in the movie was filmed at the beautiful Hotel Baker and in downtown St. Charles last March. Start planning your watch parties now!