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

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