How St. Charles Became “The Pride of the Fox”

As we wrap up our year-long celebration of our 185th Anniversary, we wanted to highlight a significant event in our history that most St. Charles residents still talk about to this day…  50 years ago, the City of St. Charles officially became known as The Pride of the Fox!  In early 1969, the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce sponsored… Read More How St. Charles Became “The Pride of the Fox”

Promoting St. Charles to Developers and Real Estate Professionals

In October, staff from the City’s Community and Economic Development Department attended the annual Deal Making Convention at Navy Pier in Chicago hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). St. Charles was just one of several municipalities that were present at the conference. The event is an opportunity to promote the City of… Read More Promoting St. Charles to Developers and Real Estate Professionals

City/School District Partnership Will Shape the Face of the City

The City and St. Charles School District are partnering on a new program this year to offer job shadows to high school students.  Three non-attendance dates, November 13, January 6, and April 10, have been selected in 2019 and 2020 for students to sign up for and shadow their choice of City employees in any… Read More City/School District Partnership Will Shape the Face of the City

The St. Charles Fire Department has a Long Legacy of Service

Honoring Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12, this month’s 185th Anniversary article takes a look back at the history of the St. Charles Fire Department. 1842: A fire destroyed several three-story buildings on First Street and Main Street, including the St. Charles Patriot newspaper building. March 18, 1842: First fire department organized in St. Charles, the… Read More The St. Charles Fire Department has a Long Legacy of Service

The Story of Pottawatomie Park: The State’s 1st Public Park under New Parks Act?

The history of Pottawatomie Park dates back over 180 years. The land was first purchased by Calvin Ward in 1834, and the property belonged to his family for many years until developers started to take interest during the late 1880s. They sought out the property for its natural beauty and could easily picture a resort,… Read More The Story of Pottawatomie Park: The State’s 1st Public Park under New Parks Act?