St. Charles

Pride of the Fox

A group of individuals from the Pottawatomie Tribe were first to discover St. Charles in the 1800’s. At this time, St. Charles was an isolated village with little surrounding the area, if an individual wanted to travel to Chicago, it would typically take about 3 days to get there. Eventually, around 1920 Route 64 was constructed and used as a direct route to Chicago. In 2008 St. Charles was listed as one of the greatest places in Illinois, this was presented to St. Charles because of their architectural work on the City Municipal Center, the Main Street Bridge and Hotel Baker. For entertainment in St. Charles, you can enjoy one of the many yearly festivals, take a walk along Main Street or visit Pottawatomie Park to have a picnic. Today, the town of St. Charles employs roughly 34,200 people, which includes retailers, restaurants and manufacturing companies. 

2010 population census 32.974

Fun Fact:
Home to several stations of the slavery-era Underground Railroad 

Things to do/Events:
-Kane county Fair
-Arcada Theatre
-St. Patrick’s Parade
-Concerts in the Park
-Holiday Homecoming & Electronic Parade
-Zanies Comedy Nightclub
-Scarecrow Festival

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