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 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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2016 Heritage & Freedom Fest Bands (Video)


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KONGOS, Chase Bryant, Love and Theft and special guest Sister Hazel will headline O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest 2016

Speaking at the April 28 City Council meeting, Mayor Bill Hennessy announced the nationally-known entertainers set to perform, free, at O’Fallon, Missouri’s Heritage & Freedom Fest. Country music’s rising star Chase Bryant and Nashville’s acclaimed Love and Theft will take the Main stage on July 3 and the sensational KONGOS with special guest Sister Hazel will rock the festival on July 4. O’Fallon’s 2016 Heritage & Freedom Fest will be held July 2-4 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T. R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

“We’re proud to bring top-name talent to our City for everyone in the region to hear and see in person and celebrate our country’s independence,” said Hennessy. “In addition to free concerts by these great artists, we’ll have two nights of exceptional fireworks displays, free sideshows, kids’ activities, three days of thrilling carnival rides and the biggest Fourth of July parade in St. Charles County. I’m proud to say that O’Fallon’s Independence Day weekend celebration is one of the largest and most popular in the metro area.”

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Musicians are invited to join the O’Fallon Community Concert Band for summer concerts

Musicians who would like to play with the O’Fallon Community Concert Band are invited to bring their instrument of choice and a music stand to band rehearsals at the O’Fallon Senior Center, 106 North Main Street, O’Fallon Missouri 63366. The O’Fallon Community Concert Band performs patriotic music, show tunes, pops and music composed for movies

Rehearsals for the 2016 summer concert season will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays beginning April 25. There’s no charge to be a band member. For more information contact band director Gene Garza at 636-949-2590, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Justice Center Update (Video)


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O’Fallon’s utility tax rebate program offers refunds to eligible seniors (65+) and disabled residents

If you are an O’Fallon resident age 65 or older or a resident with disabilities, you may be able to recoup some of the City utilities taxes paid on your 2015 household gas, electric and phone bills, including your cell phone.

To fully qualify for filing, in addition to being a resident age 65 or older, or determined totally disabled by the Social Security Administration, your annual adjusted gross income must be no more than $39,400 for a single head-of-household or $45,000 for a married (two-person) household. Social Security income is not counted.

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