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Fox Valley Marathon is Sunday, Sept. 22

Temporary Road Closures Start Sat., Sept. 21

The DuPage Medical Group Fox Valley Marathon will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, from 7 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. The marathon will begin in St. Charles on the Illinois Street bridge. The run continues south to Aurora before returning to the finish line back in St. Charles.

Several roadways in St. Charles will be affected by the marathon:

Structure Fire 269 Tower Hill Drive

At 10:14 p.m. Sept. 6, 2019, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke in the house, with an activated fire alarm, at 269 Tower Hill Drive. Firefighters were on the scene by 10:17 and found heavy smoke in the house. The alarm was upgraded at this time. A fire was located in the basement and firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes. Firefighters remain on the scene as of the writing of this release completing the fire investigation. Firefighters extinguished the fire, checked for any fire extension and ventilated smoke.

Sealcoating Scam Alert

We have heard about a scam in the area that involves non-registered solicitors visiting residents' homes and offering sealcoating services. 

Please be aware that all solicitors must register with the St. Charles Police Department before they can go door-to-door. In addition, commercial solicitors must display a photo identification card issued by the Police Department.

Celebrate Safely This Labor Day

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

As Illinoisans gear up to mark the end of summer with Labor Day celebrations throughout the state, the St. Charles Police Department announced its plans for a traffic safety campaign focusing on drunk, unbuckled and distracted drivers.

“Our goal is to help ensure that our community’s residents and visitors make it home safely after the party ends,” said Commander Eric Majewski. “We’ll be out in force to keep impaired drivers off the roads. If you’ll be celebrating, we urge you to plan ahead for a sober ride. It could be a matter of life or death.”

Suspicious Incident at 150 Smith Road

On 08/09/19 at 10:09, St. Charles Police received to a call of a masked subject at Wal-Mart, 150 Smith Road. It was reported that a male subject entered the store wearing a mask concealing his face.

Wal-Mart management took precautionary measures and evacuated the store. St. Charles police, assisted by Geneva and W. Chicago police cleared the Wal-Mart building and the subject was located.

It was determined that the subject was wearing a medical device due to recent medical treatment. There was no criminal activity involved in the incident.

St. Charles Police are Proud Supporters of Special Olympics Illinois

The St. Charles Police Department holds several events throughout the year to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Illinois. Officer Jennifer Larsen organizes the department’s participation in these events, which have raised $10,264.72 so far this year.

Upcoming Events

Portillo’s for Good Fundraiser

August 22, 2019, 5-8:30 p.m.


3895 E. Main Street

Reported River Rescue at the Fox River Dam

City of St. Charles, Illinois – At 1:59 this morning, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a reported river rescue concerning a boat over the Fox River Dam and a possible victim in the water. Fire units were on the scene by 2:00 and found a boat over the dam, and trapped in the boil, however; there was no indication of a victim in the water. Firefighters utilized a Fire Department boat to access the boat in the dam and to search it for possible victims. None were found in the boat or in the water.