ST. CHARLES – New signs will be posted at St. Charles City Hall starting Jan. 1 to remind visitors that firearms are prohibited on city property.
By posting the signs, the city will be in compliance with Public Act 93-63, also called the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which became state law July 9.
The law, among other provisions, bars guns from government buildings and requires municipalities to post standardized signs that have been approved by the Illinois State Police.
The signs depict a gun circled in red with a slash through the center, similar to a no-smoking sign.
“Beginning Jan. 1, the city will be in compliance with the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. The signs fulfill one requirement; however, the city will amend our policies to ensure compliance,” said Kathy Livernois, director of human resources for St. Charles.