Tuesday, January 15, 2013
US Adventure RV is looking to move to St. Charles and sharing a building with the Fox River Harley-Davidson at 131 S. Randall Road.
St. Charles aldermen have taken hits in recent weeks in online comments complaining that not enough is being done to bring new businesses into town—even though the pace of the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession has put a damper on such efforts elsewhere. Monday night, however, Economic Development Director Chris Aiston unveiled to the St. Charles City Council Planning and Development Committee a proposed $250,000 incentives package to lure a new business here from Joliet, generating $45 million in sales over the first five years. During that same period, the business expects to create 21 jobs with an estimated payroll of $3.5 million. Aiston said the new business also is projected to create eight more indirect or induced jobs with …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Work continues on the pedestrian bridge at Red Gate Road.
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Thursday, January 10
A construction worker was injured Wednesday morning at the Red Gate Bridge, which opened less than a month ago on the north end of St. Charles, the Kane County Chronicle reported. Tri-Com reported the injury at around 8:56 a.m. Police found the man on the bridge’s pedestrian deck, which remains closed as work continues on it. The pedestrian bridge is directly below the two-lane bridge for vehicles, which opened Dec. 15, 2012. St. Charles police told the Chronicle that the man’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Bistro One West and Pi Pizza close for good, and Isacco Kitchen closes to retool. But other businesses are opening their doors in St. Charles.
If you’ve looked around downtown St. Charles over the past several weeks, you might have noticed there are a few less places to eat. That certainly was noticed by some of St. Charles Patch’s Facebook followers in recents weeks. Pi Pizza Perfection, 102 E. Main St., closed in late October. A city official confirmed the closure but had no details. While its website does not indicate it has closed, calls to the business are met consistently with a busy signal. The restaurant had served pizza, pasta and other Italian fare for more than a decade. Another casualty is Bistro One West, 1 W. Illinois St. St. Charles Patch learned last week the restaurant is closed, and a short, one-sentence statement on Bistro One West’s website adds confirmation…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
An employee at the Wild Monk, another at Liquor & Wine, were arrested. The citations also have been forwarded to the St. Charles Liquor Commission.
St. Charles police cited two employees with selling alcohol to minors while conducting liquor compliance checks at local businesses Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Police used two civilian special agents who were 18 and 19 to check the businesses for compliance with liquor laws, according to a St. Charles Police Department release on Thursday. According to the release, the department completed its fourth-quarter compliance checks on Friday, with officers checking 17 establishments checked. Fifteen were found to be in compliance. The two remaining establishments — Wild Monk, 51 S. 1st St., and Liquor & Wine, 2460 W. Main St., were cited under a city ordinance for selling alcohol to a minor. Police arrested Candice K. Widerski, 32, of the 1800 block …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The following information was supplied by the St. Charles Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Two separate cases of identity theft were reported in the St. Charles police blotter this week. Identity Theft Arrest in St. Charles Isabel Lopez, 42, of the 700 block of West Brown Street, West Chicago, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 25, at her place of employment in the 3600 block of Swenson Avenue in St. Charles on one count of aggravated identity theft, a Class 1 felony. According to St. Charles police, a 65-year-old Lakewood, CO, resident reported to police there that someone in St. Charles, IL, was using her Social Security number. Lakewood police traced the use of the number to a St. Charles business address and then contacted St. Charles police. St. Charles police arrested Lopez at the business, and the Kane County State’s Attorney’s …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
In Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles, Best Buy, Target and Super Target begin matching prices of online retailers beginning Nov. 1.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
So, you just can't wait to get your Christmas 2012 gift-shopping groove on? You don't have to wait until Black Friday to get some great online deals. Best Buy's announcement that it will allow in-store customers to price-match online retailers by showing the price on their smartphones has been matched by Target and Super Target, according to BFAds.net, a website devoted to Black Friday and gift-shopping alerts. Among other online retailers, the stores will match prices of Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com. Best Buy's price-matching begins Sunday, Nov. 4, while Target's begins Thursday, Nov. 1. Best Buy, 1876 S Randall Road, Geneva, 630-845-2646 Target, 115 N Randall Road Batavia, 630-406-8152 Super Target, 3885 E. Main…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Authorities say 26-year-old resident planned to sell drugs, battered a police officer, authorities say.
A St. Charles man has been sent to prison for being in possession with intent to deliver illegal drugs and for battering a police officer after his arrest, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Thursday afternoon. Justin J. Heneghan, 26, of the 100 block of Walnut Drive, St. Charles, was sentenced Thursday by Circuit Judge Timothy Q. Sheldon to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Heneghan pleaded guilty Aug. 27, 2012, to one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class X felony, one count of aggravated battery to a police officer, a Class 2 felony, one count of unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, a Class 3 felony, and one count of attempted escape…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Three now vying for mayor; candidate filing deadline is still more than two months away.
The field of candidates who want lead St. Charles broadened again this week with the announcement by John Rabchuk that he is entering the mayoral race. The 4th Ward resident will face 3rd Ward Alderman Raymond Rogina and 5th Ward resident Jotham Stein in the race for the city’s top elected post. Mayor Donald DeWitte announced in August he would not seek a third term. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Dec. 24 to file their completed nomination packets with the City Clerk's Office. Also at stake in this year’s municipal elections are the positions of city clerk, city treasurer, and one seat in each ward. The election is in April 2013. Rabchuk, a 37-year St. Charles resident, announced his candidacy in a release emailed to St. Charles Patch on …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
St. Charles Patch invites your to share tyour photos as well! It's quick and it is easy to do!
Chilly weather beneath overcast skies failed to daunt the crowds who turned out to St. Charles on Friday, the innaugural day of the 27th annual St. Charles Scarecrow Fest. Patch was out there taking photos and shooting some video, but perhaps you were snapping pictures as well. If so, share them with your friends on Patch -- it's easy and it's quick! Just press the "Upload Photos and Videos" button and you're ready to begin. Here are quick links to the Scarecrow Fest website highlighting the weekend’s activities: Related:
Friday, October 5, 2012
Canopies and scarecrows are popping up around downtown St. Charles!
There is a change in the air, and that change is more than just the cooler weather and the fall colors painting the trees. Canopies and scarecrows began popping up around St. Charles on Thursday as preparations kicked into the final stages to set up for Scarecrow Fest, the annual three-day celebration that draws tens of thousands of people to downtown St. Charles. The scarecrows range from the fairly traditional to whimsical, offering an eclectic mix for those intending to stroll around viewing the creations scattered among a mix of activities and that will get under way Friday. So here’s a small photo gallery as a preview of what to expect — feel free to add your own photos to the mix to make it more interesting! And get ready to have fun…