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For the first half of the night, a standing-room-only crowd of St. Charles residents watched three emotional farewells and applauded history. For the second half, the audience watched a new team of officials applaud the future. "This is a tough job," outgoing Mayor Don DeWitte said. "We make a lot of friends, and we make a lot of enemies. Everything that we've accomplished, we couldn't have done it without each other."