Fox Valley Fire Science Students Shadow St. Charles Firefighters

Six Fox Valley Career Center Fire Science students spent a day training with the St. Charles Fire Department in May. The students signed up for the City’s job shadow program, which invites local high school students to learn more about careers in public service. The students got a behind-the-scenes look at Fire Station #1 and a… Read More Fox Valley Fire Science Students Shadow St. Charles Firefighters

The Ecker Center for Behavioral Health

From the Community Mental Health Board As a trusted behavioral health organization committed to providing care in the community since 1955, Ecker Center for Behavioral Health offers an array of comprehensive services for children, adolescents, and adults.  Ecker’s has two locations in Elgin and satellite offices in St. Charles and Streamwood. Treatment is carefully planned… Read More The Ecker Center for Behavioral Health

One Thing You Can Do to Help Climate Change

by Natural Resources Commissioner Lee Haggas The negative effects of human-caused climate change can no longer be denied or ignored. Chicago-area winters have been gradually getting milder with less snow and higher average temperatures compared to 20 years ago. In the summer, more frequent use of air conditioning is needed to maintain comfort. Numerous scientific… Read More One Thing You Can Do to Help Climate Change

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