Which Candidate in the Next Election Will Impact You the Most? Hint: It’s Not Trump or Clinton

by Jennifer McMahon, Director of Human Resources at the City of St. Charles jmcmahon@stcharlesil.gov A municipal election is not too far off here in St. Charles—it’s April 4, 2017. And unfortunately, since it doesn’t coincide with the national election in November, that means we can expect lower voter turnout for our local election. According to… Read More Which Candidate in the Next Election Will Impact You the Most? Hint: It’s Not Trump or Clinton

Updates to the City’s Liquor, Tobacco and Massage Licensing

Over the past few months the St. Charles Police Department, along with City staff and legal counsel, have worked to refine provisions in the city code regarding establishments that offer liquor, tobacco or massage services. A summary is below.  Liquor It is through collaboration and cooperation that we provide a safe and inviting social experience to those… Read More Updates to the City’s Liquor, Tobacco and Massage Licensing

Downtown Overlay District Promotes Pedestrian Access to Shopping and Entertainment

What exactly is St. Charles’ Downtown Overlay District and what does it mean to businesses here in St. Charles? The Downtown Overlay District was established in a 2006 Zoning Ordinance to identify the type of businesses that should occupy street-level spaces downtown. Simply put, the ordinance reserves ground-floor spaces for businesses that are expected to generate foot… Read More Downtown Overlay District Promotes Pedestrian Access to Shopping and Entertainment

City Partners with Developers of the Quad of St. Charles to Revitalize Mall and East Gateway Shopping District

On May 5, 2014, the City Council approved a Sales Tax Revenue Sharing Agreement with the developer of the Quad of St. Charles. The agreement provides an extra incentive for the developer to make physical changes to the site and recruit tenants. The developer will use its own money to fund the initial improvements to the site and… Read More City Partners with Developers of the Quad of St. Charles to Revitalize Mall and East Gateway Shopping District