Friday, February 4, 2011
The cheapest regular gasoline price was $3.299 at 7 a.m. Friday, compared to $3.119 Jan. 28, according to motortrend.com.
Yorkville's cheapest regular gasoline prices shot up 18 cents in the past week, with Speedway and BP posting prices of $3.299 Friday morning, according to motortrend.com. The trend continued with other grades of gasoline. Plus gasoline increased about 15 cents, with BP, 1402 N. Bridge St., offering the cheapest in Yorkville Friday morning at $3.369, according to the website. Speedway, 504 S. Bridge St., was offering the lowest premium gasoline at $3.499, which is 18 cents above last week's lowest price. BP was offering diesel at $3.599, a 10-cent hike from last week's lowest recorded price on motortrend.com. Fast Stop, 8115 Route 47, south of Yorkville, was offering E-85 gasoline at $3.119, according to motortrend.com. In Oswego, the …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
District 115 crews are clearing snow from building sites but leaders expect to have class Friday, Supt. Scott Wakeley said.
District 115 crews are responding to storm damage at two elementary schools but leaders anticipate having school Friday, Supt. Scott Wakeley said. By 10 a.m. today, crews had finished clearing and salting Yorkville Middle School and the back parking lot at Yorkville High School, Wakeley said. They were moving onto Autumn Creek Elementary School and Grande Reserve Elementary School. The district didn’t have the manpower to clear all the buildings in time to have school today, Wakeley said. “You really need to be everywhere at the same time, because as soon as you dig it out, it blows back over,” he said. Crews did work through Tuesday night and much of Wednesday, but the amount of clearing work (coupled with the frigid temperatures …
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Local Editor Jillian Duchnowski provides updates about big storm, clean-up efforts.
Yorkville Patch's Blizzard 2011 Blog will be updated throughout the day with information and observations about the storm. Readers are encouraged to submit their photos to the photo collage and e-mail their stories about battling the snow to firstname.lastname@example.org. 6 p.m. - Yorkville city officials reiterated their request for residents not to drive as plowing is still underway. "In order to plow roads quickly and efficiently, and to ensure the safety of all residents, Public Works Director Eric Dhuse is asking all residents to stay off roadways," a Yorkville city news release stated. "There are some rural and urban roads that are still being reported as impassable." 5:10 p.m. - The Yorkville City Hall will reopen to the public at …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Chief Deputy Scott Koster used strong language about 9:30 p.m. to discourage motorists from traveling on Kendall County roads.
More than a dozen cars are stranded without heat in Kendall County – and sheriff’s deputies don’t know how or when they will be able to reach them, Chief Deputy Scott Koster said about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. In a news release that Koster said “was as measured as I could make it,” Koster warned that no one should attempt to drive in the blizzard, especially in unincorporated areas. The National Weather Service has told sheriff’s police that the peak of the storm will not hit until midnight, with winds causing severe blowing and drifting for about 12 hours after that, Koster said. Koster said most agencies throughout the county have pulled plows off the street after heavy-duty plows became stuck. “Police have been unable to reach motorists who …
Monday, January 31, 2011
The National Weather Service is predicting a major storm will dump a foot or more of snow on the area, but city leaders are waiting to develop a specific plowing plan until closer to the storm's arrival.
Yorkville Public Works Director Eric Dhuse is eying weather predictions but waiting until the anticipated blizzard is closer before making firm snowplowing plans. As some weather forecasters have emphasized, a lot can change in 36 hours, Dhuse said. “We’re obviously preparing for the worst and hoping for the best,” Dhuse said Monday morning. The National Weather Service has predicted that a major snowstorm will swirl into Northern Illinois on Tuesday and Wednesday, dumping more than a foot of snow and bringing winds up to 40 mph. As of Monday morning, the weather service was predicting one to three inches of snow Monday, with snowfall starting again Tuesday afternoon and continuing through Wednesday morning in Yorkville. On Wednesday, …