Witness Trees of Illinois

Submitted by Commissioner Suzi Myers  Are you looking for something to do this fall? Have a cell phone? How about looking for a Witness Tree and verifying its existence?   A Witness Tree a historic tree that has remained in place for decades or even centuries after noteworthy events as well as ordinary events have unfolded around it.   During the 1800s when Europeans… Read More Witness Trees of Illinois

Social Worker’s Professional Skills Complement Police Department Services

Sandra Rincon QMHP, MSW  When police officers or firefighters respond to a call, they often find that crisis intervention for a traumatized victim, mental health assistance, or other services are desperately needed. That’s when the expertise of Sandra Rincon, the St. Charles Police Social Worker comes in.  Since 2014, the St. Charles Police Department has benefitted… Read More Social Worker’s Professional Skills Complement Police Department Services

17th & Walnut Streets Flood Reduction is a Success Story

Back in May 2020, several rainstorms led to severe street flooding. Walnut Street, between 17th Street and 19th Street, is a location that has historically had street flooding which has caused residential property damage.  This location is included in the State Street Creek Watershed Master Plan. The Plan recommends adding stormwater detention where practical, as… Read More 17th & Walnut Streets Flood Reduction is a Success Story

City’s GIS Team an Integral Part of the States’ Next Generation 911 Project

Effort Led by the Illinois State Police Few of us ever leave home without our cell phone these days. But calling 911 from a cell phone may not always provide an accurate location for first responders. That’s where the more precise location data and detailed mapping made possible by Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology can… Read More City’s GIS Team an Integral Part of the States’ Next Generation 911 Project