Week in Review: Police Investigating Crash, Golden Corral Robbed and More
We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on the St. Charles Patch from last week.
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In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the St. Charles Patch from the last few days.
- Two people were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a motor vehicle crash around 12:06 p.m. in the 2800 block fo West Clay. According to St. Charles Police, a black Hyundai sedan traveling east on West Clay crossed the centerline and struck a westbound red Toyota sedan head on. A third vehicle, a silver Toyota SUV, was also struck. St. Charles Police are investigating to determine the exact cause of the crash.
- St. Charles Police Department is looking for a man who robbed a Golden Corral employee at gunpoint late Wednesday night. According to a release, the robbery took place at 11 p.m. on the parking lot of the Golden Corral at 1800 Zumbehl Road. Police say the employee had just locked up the restaurant for the night when the man confronted the victim in the parking lot.
- The St. Charles School District could expect to spend between $9 and $13 million to consolidate to one high school, according to analysis presented to the Board of Education. Dickinson Hussman Architects and Brent Underwood, a retired superintendent, analyzed the viability of consolidating from two to one high school in the future based on expected trends in enrollment. The district contracted with the group in the fall to study the issue because of a perception that closing one high school would save money. However, analysts found there would not be a substantial financial savings.
- St. Charles is planning to raise the salaries of several fire chiefs so they are no longer making less than the fire fighters they supervise. Several chief fire officer positions in the St. Charles Fire Department will be reclassified to a higher pay grade. The five non-represented fire chief officers responsible for supervising staff sometimes make less than the fire captains they oversee whose salary is negotiated.
- St. Charles plans to start using the SeeClickFix website and smart phone application to collect and track reports of problems like potholes, broken street lights and derelict properties. Residents can report a problem by either going to the SeeClickFix website or by downloading the app. Users must note the exact location of the issue (the app uses GPS to determine your location) and also have an opportunity to upload a photo.