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St. Charles prepares for RiverFest

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 6:05 p.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – Alternate routes of travel around downtown St. Charles are encouraged this weekend because of the annual City of St. Charles RiverFest event.

There will be a significant increase in pedestrian and vehicle traffic in and around the downtown area during the three-day festival, according to a news release. The majority of traffic will be on Main Street between Seventh Street and Seventh Avenue. Several streets will be closed from 5 a.m. today through midnight Sunday.

Riverside Avenue and First Street will be closed between Main and Illinois streets. Walnut Avenue will be closed between Riverside Avenue and South Second Avenue, according to the release. North Third Street will be closed between Cedar and State streets. North Fourth and Fifth streets will be closed between West Main and Cedar streets.

Several downtown streets and parking lots will have parking restrictions posted. Motorists are encouraged to check carefully for postings related to parking.

In other news, the Kane County SWAT Team is in search of role players for its live rescue assault demo. The demo is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. today near Walnut and First streets in downtown St. Charles.

Anyone interested in being a good guy, bad guy or innocent hostage should ask for Kane County Sgt. Dave Wolf starting at 4:30 p.m. today at the SWAT vehicles parked near Walnut and First streets.

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