Thursday, February 28, 2013
Reader upset over lawsuits impacting Sheriff's Office, taxpayers.
Thursday, February 28
Last week, I read in the Kendall County Record as well as the local Patch, that there is another federal lawsuit against the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department among the two current sexual harassment suits. After I read about the lawsuit filed known as the “Wal-Mart incident”, I thought to myself, well this is kind of ridiculous. I myself don’t doubt it is a scheme to make a quick buck. However, despite what my opinion is, it’s the job of the courts to decide whether the claim is just. On the other hand, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department felt the need to give their opinion on Facebook. Stating that the case is outrageous, despicable, and an abuse of the legal system, which are all statements made by Sheriff Randall. My question to…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Lights in the sky - what were they? Space debris? Lanterns? Little green men?
Executive Committee members voted largely along party lines Tuesday night.
By Shannon Antinori Members of the Illinois House Executive Committee voted 6-5 Tuesday night to advance the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. Senate Bill 10 was approved by State Senators on Valentine’s Day. It now heads for a full vote by the House of Representatives. On Tuesday night, committee members voted along party lines, with Democrats supporting the marriage fairness act and Republicans voting against the measure, save for one exception, according to the Huffington Post. Democrat Eddie Lee Jackson Sr. of East St. Louis voted against the bill. No definite date has been set for a full House vote on the bill.
Police information for Feb. 20-25.
Telephone Harassment Reported A resident in the 400 block of Walnut Street reported being harassed over the telephone. Police are investigating. Possession of Alcohol/ Drug Paraphernalia by a Minor Police charged a juvenile of the 300 block of Washington Street with possession of alcohol and drug paraphernalia. Deceptive Practice Reported A business in the 1400 block of North Bridge Street reported discovering a counterfeit $20 bill. Police are investigating. Patch reports on law enforcement activity in our town, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member is …
Turnout was largest in school's history, district officials report.
On Thursday, Feb. 21 Grande Reserve Elementary School hosted “Winterfest,” an event featuring learning activities, a book fair, and art displays. Turnout for the event was the largest in school history. Teachers from each grade level ran games throughout the school and students and their parents enjoyed hot chocolate while shopping at the Book Fair. Student artwork was also on display for all to appreciate.
Resident takes time-lapsed photos of snow Tuesday.
Yorkville resident Jacquee Lawrence began taking photos during Tuesday's snow storm to document amounts that fell in her yard. Lawrence said she began taking photos at 9 a.m. through the afternoon. Other residents who took similar photos are encouraged to add them to this article.
Joseph F. Maska, 87, March 19, 1924 - Feb. 24, 2013.
Wednesday, February 27
Obituary provided by Larson-Nelson Funeral Home. Joseph F. Maska, age 87, of Yorkville, formerly of Downers Grove, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at his home.He was born on March 19, 1924 in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Josephine (Zeithammel) Maska. Joseph was united in marriage on May 28, 1972 to the former Arline Megier and they spent the next 41 happy years together. Mr. Maska was a Veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He was a 60 year member of the Downers Grove American Legion Post #80. Mr. Maska was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Yorkville. Joseph was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Road crews waited on accumulation before beginning plowing and salting the roads around noon.
By 3 p.m. Yorkville residents reported seeing snow plows in their neighborhoods. City Administrator Bart Olson said he expects the streets to be clear in time for tonight's city council meeting at 7 p.m. Earlier Tuesday around noon United City of Yorkville officials reported road crews are waiting on larger accumulation of snow before plowing and salting city streets, according to a post on the city's Facebook page. According to the post city roads at the time were "still relatively clear, with minor snow cover on less traveled roads." The city also said roads were not presalted due to rain. The National Weather Service has predicted snow accumulations of up to six inches with wind gusts of 45 mile per hour. City officials urge driving …
Session begins at 7 p.m. at city hall.
Yorvkille officials will continue to delve into the proposed budget Tuesday night, examining the various funds in the 2014 spending plan. Earlier this month the board heard a presentation by City Administrator Bart Olson providing a broad view of the budget, including an expected shortfall of $700,000 in the city's general fund, cuts in the leaf pickup program, cutting city payments to the Kendall Area Transit and a monthly $8 road infrastructure fee on residents. Council will look at funding for street maintenance, engineering costs and other city services during the meeting. In addition to the budget, officials will receive an update on replacement of 20 downtown parking stalls in the Old Jail Parking Lot. The spaces are being replaced …
Tommy David Hartzfeld, 67, July 22, 19945 - Feb. 23, 2013.
Tuesday, February 26
Obituary provided by Larson-Nelson Funeral Home. Tommy David Hartzfeld, age 67 of Plano, IL, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 22, 1945 in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Jesse and Neva (Darlington) Hartzfeld. Tommy was united in marriage on April 3, 1982 to the former Wendy Scull, and they spent the next 30 happy years of their lives together. Mr. Hartzfeld served his country proudly as a Sergeant with the United States Army while stationed in Germany. Mr. Hartzfeld was a member of the United Methodist Church of Plano in Plano. Tommy was employed, for 41 years, by AT&T, and was a 15 year Union Steward for Illinois Bell. He was a lifetime…