Monday, May 6, 2013
Members of the St. Charles City Council share their thoughts, memories of their time serving with him.
Today is Donald DeWitte’s last day on the St. Charles City Council. St. Charles Patch asked his fellow City Council members to share their thoughts as he ends a tenure that has lasted 20 years — 12 years as an alderman, the past eight as mayor. Here is what they had to say: “It has been and honor and privilege working with Mayor Dewitt. Knowing him for many years and seeing his dedication to public service he was a factor in motivating and inspiring me to offer public service on city council. His leadership speaks for itself when you look at the accomplishments the city has made under his watch while maintain our fiscal responsibility.” (Letter sent for April 17 event at the Arcada Theatre to honor Mayor Don DeWitte) To: Mayor Don DeWitte …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Now that the polls have closed, follow our site for live results to learn who won and by how much in all your St. Charles races. We'll be updating this post throughout the night as votes are tallied.
The results are finally rolling in. The above list gives you the results for all your local races and will be updated regularly as vote totals become available.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Jon Monken says he’s already busy enough to consider mayoral bid. Bessner and Rogina say it’s still too early for them to decide.
The list of aldermen who might consider a run for St. Charles mayor is dwindling. Earlier this week, 1st Ward Alderman Jon Monken said he already is busy enough with city, professional and family obligations to consider running for mayor in the spring. That leaves just 3rd Ward Alderman Raymond Rogina and 5th Ward Alderman Ed Bessner as possible City Council contenders for the post, for which Mayor Donald DeWitte announced Aug. 31 that he will not seek a third term. So far, the only commitments for municipal campaigning in the spring have come from 2nd Ward Alderman Cliff Carrignan, 3rd Ward Alderman William Turner, 5th Ward Alderwoman Maureen Lewis. All three have indicated they will seek re-election to their respective ward seats. Mayor …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Drought, storms have taken toll on newly planted trees.
City aldermen unanimously approved an expenditure of more than $100,000 to preserve newly planted trees in St. Charles affected by storms and drought conditions. During Monday night’s Government Operations Committee meeting St. Charles Public Services Manager Peter Suhr outlined efforts to save drought-stricken trees planted on public land within the past few years. Those efforts include watering and the cutting and pruning of trees damaged by severe winds during a July 1 storm. To date the city has spent $22,000 on watering newly planted trees. If the drought holds, public works staff said the city could spend another $77,000 on watering alone. Officials are focusing on approximately 1,000 trees, but if the drought persists, or worsens, …