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About St Charles

A Focus on Community

City of St. Charles Mission: Heritage. Community. Service. Opportunity.

Community. It’s another cornerstone of our Mission. When done right, Community can be a powerful thing. It can bring people and organizations together for a common cause to accomplish something that makes a positive impact for everyone. But what makes a great community?

Recipe for a Great Community

1. Take a dynamic group of residents, business leaders, local organizations and dedicated City employees.

2. Mix together with award-winning educational, recreational opportunities and efficient services that matter.

St. Charles' 180th Anniversary Party


In May St. Charles turns 180 and the City would like to invite all citizens to a special 180th Anniversary recognition. At the May 5 City Council Meeting, Mayor Raymond Rogina will deliver brief remarks, then cake and ice cream sundaes will be served, courtesy of Blue Goose and Colonial Café and Ice Cream. Join us to celebrate our rich heritage as we look forward to continuing our promising future.


It is the intent of the City to guarantee persons with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in or enjoy the benefits of City services, programs, or activities, and to allow them a bias-free work environment.  The City, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

About Business in St. Charles

This handsome river community maintains the reputation as the Pride of the Fox by providing exceptional services to residents and businesses! Centrally located in Kane County, St. Charles is an economic powerhouse. Three business districts offer a variety of opportunities for businesses of all sizes to flourish. Downtown St. Charles is known for its unique mix of historic charm and new development that has created a vibrant riverfront entertainment destination in the Fox Valley.

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Green City Practices & Programs

The City of St. Charles practices and promotes a number of environmentally conscious programs and initiatives both in house and within the City. Some of these GREEN programs have been around for a number of years. Here are some of the ways City officials and City staff are promoting environmentally friendly practices: