Monday, September 10, 2012
Officers issue only one seat belt citation and make no DUI arrests. Chief credits effectiveness of past holiday traffic safety campaigns.
Campton Hills police issued 50 traffic citations during the recent Labor Day “Drive sober or get pulled over” impaired driving and safety belt enforcement campaign, according to a release. Officers issued 43 citations for speeding and only one citation for seat belt violations, the release stated. Campton Hills officers made no impaired driving arrests during the campaign. Chief Dan Hoffman credits the past holiday traffic safety campaigns for the compliance on impaired driving and seat belt violations. Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more motorists buckled up during late-night hours. The Campton Hills Police Department joined …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
St. Charles police responded to three fights and a man passed out in a downtown parking lot over the Labor Day weekend, just before the City Council tabled action on a proposal to require bars to close at 1 a.m.
Monday, September 3, 2012
In December 2010 I was laid off and struggled for the next 19 months to juggle multiple jobs even as I searched for full-time work. This year, Labor Day is more than a day off. It’s a symbol of answered prayer.
It used to be just another holiday. In my book, Labor Day had some obscure relationship to work, but as far as I was concerned, it’s greater significance was that it meant a three-day weekend. I learned early on as a young adult that three-day weekends were a rarity to be appreciated, and so I did. Wikipedia’s entry defines it as a holiday that “celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers” and that it first was proposed by labor unions. Perhaps that’s one reason I’d never paid particular attention to the holiday. I’ve had run-ins with labor groups starting at a time when I was too young and naïve to understand why, as an assistant foreman walking out a factory door after work one night, I was called names and jeered at as I…
Friday, August 31, 2012
City of St. Charles issues a reminder that trash hauling will be delayed one day during the week of Sept. 3.
The city of St. Charles reminds residents there will be no refuse or recycling pickup Monday, Sept. 3, due to the Labor Day holiday. Scheduled collection will be delayed one day throughout the rest of the week. Also, please remember to have containers out at the curb by 6 a.m. on collection day. For more information, contact Public Works Department at 1-630-377-4405.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Sure, school is back in session, but the kids don't have to be the only ones hitting the books this month.
Although Labor Day marks the last hurrah for such things as barbecues and kids staying up late on a Sunday night, it is not the end of the season. Until the clock strikes midnight on Sept. 21, it's still summer, which means there's just enough time to squeeze in another good book atop your favorite lounge chair. Not sure what to read for your last hurrah of summer? Fear not, we've cobbled together some best-sellers from The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, along with a few staff favorites from summers past. All you need to make your experience complete is a nice cold glass of iced tea lemonade. Fiction Non-fiction Be sure to tell us in your comments about your favorite summer read.
Monday, September 5, 2011
If you have the day off, why not head to a folk music festival?
Happy Labor Day! Hope you have a fun day planned. Did you know that a workers' strike outside of Chicago made Labor Day a national holiday? Read about that and some more local facts today: 1. Today is the registration deadline for the St. Charles Park District's Senior Golf Tournament on Sept. 11-12. The tournament is open to men 50 and older who have a St. Charles mailing address, live in St. Charles Park District boundaries, or hold a season golf pass. Nine holes will be played each day and the filed is divided into age groups: 50, 60, 70 and 80 plus. Register at the pro shop. Follow St. Charles Patch on Facebook! 2. Due to the Labor Day holiday, no garbage service is scheduled today in St. Charles. Waste collection will be behind …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
A Labor Day weekend festival starts today in St. Charles.
Celebrate Labor Day with a festival in St. Charles benefiting two important local charities. The festivities kick off today and will continue through Monday. Also, a free wellness seminar will help those trying to shed some pounds learn more about weigh loss and blood sugar control. Here are five things going on today: 1. A Labor Day festival benefiting the Literacy Volunteers of Fox Valley and Fox Valley Troop Support will run through Monday. The festival features carnival games, rides, and family-friendly activities. A portion of the proceeds will go to Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley and Fox Valley Troop Support. The fair opens at 6 p.m. tonight at Route 38 and Randall Road and is sponsored by Windy City Amusements and the Kane County …