O'Fallon Update Newsblog

All information posted below and on subsequent pages is provided by the City of O'Fallon's Communications team. Follow @cityofofallon on Twitter for the latest happenings.

O’Fallon nationally ranked as one of ten “Best Cities for the Buck”

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, was recently rated among the ten “Best Cities for the Buck” by Military Times, which publishes monthly news magazines for U.S. military personnel and veterans.

To make the comparison, Military Times looked at 581 places for median income, unemployment rates and cost of living. The organization drew from U.S. Census Bureau data and the Council for Community and Economic Research’s Cost of Living Index (COLI), with cost of living accounting for half the calculation, and median income and unemployment rates each accounting for a quarter,

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Police PSA - Alex (Video)

Remember when you leave your car, make sure you remember to lock it... or risk losing it.


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Bill Hayden Sign Dedication Highlights (Video)

City Officials and family members of Bill Hayden recently gathered at Brendan's Playground for a magical sign dedication. Check out the highlights from that day.


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Hoff Road railroad crossing work postponed (8/24-8/25)

8-24 UPDATE:  The railroad work at the Hoff Road crossing has been postponed to a later date. No reschedule date has been provided at this time.

 

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Justice Center Groundbreaking Ceremony (Video)

When O'Fallon voters passed Proposition 1 in April of 2015, the City's elected officials and staff immediately began the process of making the dream of a new justice center a reality. Watch O'Fallon officials break ground on the new facility.


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O’Fallon names Patrick McKeehan as new Economic Development Director

Mayor Bill Hennessy and O’Fallon City Administrator Bonnie Therrien announced the hiring of Patrick McKeehan as the City’s new Economic Development Director. McKeehan replaces Mike Hurlbert, who recently was appointed as Director of Community Development for St. Charles County.

McKeehan brings 30 years of economic development experience to O’Fallon with roles throughout the St. Louis Metro Area and Metro East. His experience includes leadership and consulting roles with the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, St. Louis Regional Automotive Partnership/Ford Hazelwood Task Force, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Louis County Economic Council and Missouri Department of Economic Development.

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Free O’Fallon Jammin’ concerts on Tuesday nights brings the party to Civic Park

Thrill to the sound of Theo “The Voice” Peoples and St. Louis party band Butch Wax & the Hollywoods performing Motown, R & B and oldies at the first O’Fallon Jammin’ concert of the season on Tuesday, June 7. Peoples is the lead singer for the Four Tops and formerly the Temptations. Mel’s Food Truck, Zia’s, Sorelle, Yo! Salsa, Kona Ice, Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar and Missouri Kettle Corn will be on hand with great food and beverages for sale. (Food trucks and vendors are subject to change.)

Back for another summer of free concerts in Civic Park, O’Fallon Jammin’ is held from 6:30 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday nights from June 7 to August 23 (except July 5), with food trucks and concessionaires selling a variety of food and beverages. Civic Park is located at 308 Civic Park Drive in O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. In addition to Butch Wax & the Hollywoods, June’s musical lineup features Petty Cash Junction on June 14, Big Rain on June 21, and the O’Fallon Community Concert Band on June 28.

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Free Senior Citizens Police Academy presentations start June 7 at the O’Fallon Senior Center

Seniors who are interested in law enforcement discussions and topics geared to seniors are invited to attend the Senior Citizen Police Academy 2016, free, at the O’Fallon Senior Center, 106 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Beginning Tuesday, June 7, classes will meet from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the month. No registration is required. Attendance is encouraged but not required at every session to complete the program.

Taught by the O’Fallon Police Department, the topics for the Senior Citizen Police Academy are:

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O’Fallon’s Food Truck Frenzy in Sports Park features great food with music by the Comin’ Up Empty band

With a dozen food trucks scheduled to roll into Sports Park at O’Fallon, Missouri’s next Food Truck Frenzy from 5- 8 p.m.on Friday, June 3, patrons can get their weekend off to an appetizing start. Featuring the Comin’ Up Empty band performing modern rock and current hits. Sports Park is located at 3589 Highway K in O’Fallon (63368). Admission and parking are free. Patrons are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

The evening’s food truck lineup includes Frankly Artisan Sausage, Mel’s Food Truck, Russo’s Trucktoria, STL BLT, My Big Fat Greek Truck, St. LouisianaQ, Thai Jasmine, Wayno’s International Cuisine, Slice of the Hill, Yo!Salsa and Kona Ice. O’Fallon’s own Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar will sell locally-crafted wine and beer. (Food truck service is subject to change without notice.)

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K-9 Field Trials Promo (Video)

Up to 40 of the finest police K-9 teams from across Missouri and Illinois will be coming to O'Fallon for three days of trials and certification exercises, and you're invited to come check out the event!


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