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

Smart Salting

A Reminder from the Natural Resources Commission Salt helps to keep our roads and sidewalks safe in the winter and softens water in our homes throughout the year. However, over-use of salt comes with high price. Chloride from salt infiltrates our lakes, streams, and groundwater putting aquatic life and freshwater resources at risk. Some easy… Read More Smart Salting

Historic Landmark of the Month

“The Beckstrom House”  October’s Landmark of the Month is the Beckstrom House, located at 512 Indiana Street. The house was built in 1904 in the Homestead Style architecture. The home possesses typical features of the Homestead style, such as the rectangular plan and simple gabled roof. As with many Homestead structures, this house has wood frame construction, including clapboard siding. Overall, the house has been unaltered on the outside and… Read More Historic Landmark of the Month

High School Grad Honored for Live Saving Actions

Mary Kate Phillips, a recent St. Charles North High School grad, received the Citizen’s Lifesaving Award from Mayor Raymond Rogina Aug. 17 for performing CPR on her 8-year-old neighbor, Brooke, who was choking.  Mary Kate’s parents, as well as Brooke’s parents and representatives of the Fire Department attended the award presentation outside the St. Charles… Read More High School Grad Honored for Live Saving Actions

Historic Landmark of the Month

“Carlson House”  September’s Landmark of the Month is the Carlson House, located at 325 S. 6th Street. The brick home was built as early as 1924-1925 for Fritz and Mary Carlson. The home was built in the Prairie architectural style. Although not officially built by Frank Lloyd Wright, the design of the home is typical of the prairie style originated by Wright and copied by many… Read More Historic Landmark of the Month