Kane County Opens New Multi-Use Facility -- And You're Invited To The April 30 Grand Opening in St. Charles

Kane County Opens New Multi-Use Facility — And You’re Invited To The April 30 Grand Opening in St. Charles

The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kane County Multi-Use Facility. The event takes place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 30, at the new building on the Kane County Judicial Center Campus, 37 W 777 IL Route 38 in St. Charles Township.

Kane County will open the doors to a new, $13.4 million state-of-the -art Coroner’s Office and multi-use facility on the campus of the Kane County Judicial Center — and you can see it firsthand during a grand opening celebration set for Friday, April 30.

The new facility is the culmination of a 20-year effort to build a new facility for the Coroner’s Office, which has been housed in a 100-year-old building at the Kane County Government Center that once served as a laundry when the Geneva property was part of a monastery.

Kane County Coroner Rob Russell (right) and County Board member Drew Frasz tour the multi-use building in January.

Kane County Coroner Robert Russell said the building in Geneva was simply inadequate.

“Fortunately, 31 years and many tragedies later, we are being blessed with a state-of-the-art facility,” he said. “Now the employees of the Coroner’s Office can confidently work, and the public can be served appropriately.”

The new, 57,940-square-foot building, designed by Cordogan Clark and built by R.C. Wegman Construction, will house not only the Coroner’s Office, but the Kane County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad and SWAT units, the Officer of Emergency Management and the Kane County Facilities Department. It will also include the Sheriff’s Office emergency fleet storage and maintenance facilities and storage space for countywide records and equipment.

Kane County Board Chairman Corinne Pierog said the opening of the Multi-Use Facility “heralds a new beginning for Kane County.”

Kane County Board Chair Corinne Pierog

“This state-of-the art building will provide our residents with a Coroner’s Office that protects the dignity of Kane County’s families in their most difficult of times,” she said. “It will also provide appropriate facilities for the Department of Building Management and the Sherriff’s Office. By putting these offices under one roof efficiencies and cost saving measures will be immediately enacted and sustained.”

Pierog said the could plans to add solar panels, which will greatly reduce its energy costs.

“Kane County’s Multi-Use Facility is a well-planned and effective compliment to the Kane County’s Judicial Center Campus as well as an asset to our residents for decades to come,” Pierog said.

A grand opening celebration will be open to the public — with COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines in place — from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 30, at the building on the Judicial Center Campus, 37 W 777 IL Route 38, at the corner of Peck Road and Route 38 in St. Charles Township.

Sheriff Ron Hain thanks present and past County Board members for turning the building from an idea to a reality.

“The new Multi-use Facility is a shining example of the constant teamwork demonstrated by our offices and divisions to best serve our citizens,” he said.

SOURCE: Kane County Board Office news release