Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Groups are still welcome to submit event ideas to the Park District or volunteer.
Editor's Note: The following is from a press release issued by the Oswegoland Park District: For as long as anyone can remember, Father’s Day weekend has meant a hometown festival around here. Known originally as Oswego Days, the event began as a Jaycee fund raising carnival in the early ‘60’s. In the following years, the Oswego Business Association added sidewalk sales, vendors, and a street dance. The last Oswego Days was held in 1987, and in 1988 there wasn’t a festival in Oswego. Responding to the need for a community celebration, the Oswegoland Park District took over coordination of the event in 1988, renaming it PrairieFest. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Oswegoland Park District’s PrairieFest. Free gate admission, …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Winds are 25-35 mph with gusts of 45-50 mph
Hold on to your hats, it’s going to be a windy day! The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in effect for Kendall County from now until 4:00 p.m. Winds are expected to be 25-35 mph with some gusts going up to 45-50 mph. The NWS says the high winds can cause minor property damage and can make travel hazardous, especially for high-profile vehicles.
Curtain opens Feb. 22 at Oswego East High School.
The Spotlight Youth Theater, featuring actors ages 8- to 18-years-old, will perform "Beauty and the Beast Jr." Feb. 22- March 3 at Oswego East High School, 1525 Harvey Road. The stage production is based on the Academy Award winning animated film and features a cast of over 100 area children, said Wendy Spencer, marketing director for Spotlight in Aurora. "Beauty and the Beast Jr." features the songs made famous in both the film and Broadway version, including "Human Again" and "Be Our Guest." Tickets are $9-$12 in advance, but can also be purchased at the door for an additional $2. For additional ticket information call 847-588-2298 or visit www.spotlight.org. Show times are:
Friday, February 8, 2013
Agreement would be through the KenCom Executive Board and use the company Everbridge.
Want to know about downed power lines or the start of road construction in Oswego? How about hydrant flushing or notice of an upcoming parade? Very soon you might be able to. The Village of Oswego is considering entering an agreement with KenCom, a public safety dispatch serving the area of Kendall County, to be a part of a reverse 911 system. Previously KenCom used Red Alert, explained Police Chief Dwight Baird, but it was discontinued and Baird said it was very limited with what it could be used for. “This would really reach out to the community and be a tool we could use,” he added. The contract would be through Everbridge Aware and Smart GIS and each area of KenCom would be charged based on the number of CAD tickets issued to each area…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Mother of woman who lost purse said actions of an Oswego couple demonstrate the high character she's come to see in area residents.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Alex Keown
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Robin Frisch and her 30-year-old daughter Mara received an early and unexpected Christmas gift last week—the return of Mara’s purse. “It goes to show that the people in Yorkville are just good people,” Frisch said. The mother and daughter team were out Christmas shopping and running other errands when Mara suddenly realized she did not have her purse. The two women retraced their steps in hopes some good Samaritan had turned the purse in to a store for safe keeping. “We were panicked when we first realized the purse was missing, Frisch said in a telephone interview. “We called my daughter’s cell phone hoping to hear it ringing somewhere in the car, but there was nothing.” Frisch, who moved to Yorkville five years ago from Naperville, said …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Aurora University and Oswego-based Celebrate Differences partner to provide holiday party for disabled children and their parents.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Monday, December 10, 2012
Four-year-old Noah, left, and his brother Benjamin Williams, 5, were among 120 children and caregivers meeting Santa Claus at Aurora University on Dec. 1. Some 22 university students staged a fifth-annual party with games, crafts and pizza in the university banquet hall. The event was in partnership with Celebrate Differences, an Oswego-based nonprofit that serves disabled children and their parents. Information from Aurora University.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Omar Gonzalez, 28, of El Paso, Texas was not charged in any local incidents.
A 28-year-old man from El Paso, Texas was arrested Monday, Dec. 3 and found with three outstanding warrants, one of which was for the sexual assault of a child, said Oswego police. Omar Gonazlez, 28, was arrested at 9:11 p.m. in the 2700 block of Route 34. Police had received a call of a suspicious person selling speakers in the parking lot of a business in the 2700 block of Route 34. Upon making contact, police discovered the warrants against Gonzalez. Gonazalez was not charged for any local crimes, police said. Gonazalez was brought to the Kendall County Jail where he will be extradited back to Texas.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Several days full of winter-themed fun start on Dec. 7 with the tree lighting ceremony in downtown Oswego.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, November 19, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a press release provided by the Village of Oswego: The Village of Oswego invites you to the annual Christmas Walk Celebration, held on Friday to Sunday, Dec. 7-9 throughout Oswego. The festivities kick-off on Friday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Oswego. The night will begin with the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., the Silent, Illuminated Fire Truck parade will make its way down Main Street. Fire trucks from Oswego and other local fire departments will participate in this annual event. Other activities throughout the night include Toyland Train rides, the Sledding Hill (giant slide), ice skating rink, ice carving demonstrations, strolling carolers and characters, holiday music, kids …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Elected officials say they plan to look at their budgets to see where cuts could be made, but some say their budgets are already tight.
Voters overwhelmingly supported a Tuesday ballot initiative calling for government entities within Kendall County to cut 20 percent from every tax levy and area officials have heard the message. According to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election, 71 percent of voters supported the call for property tax reduction. Mark Johnson, an activist who helped put the referendum on the ballot, said the results speak for themselves. “The people have spoken. Now we’ll see which groups will listen,” Johnson said. Earlier this year a grassroots group called the Kendall County Property Tax Revolt circulated petitions to get this non-binding referendum on the ballot. Although the referendum is not binding, supporters hope it sends a message to trim …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Defense goes after off-duty officer who drew his firearm.
The trial for an off-duty Kendall County sheriff’s deputy who got into a scuffle at the Oswego Walmart on Super Bowl Sunday began Monday. Jason Thurmond, 38, of Montgomery, is charged with battery for shoving an off-duty officer at the Oswego Walmart on Feb. 5, 2012. The two got into an argument over a delay at the express line after Thurmond went to retrieve a different carton of eggs during the transaction. According to reports, Kendall County Sheriff's Deputy Craig French, a department veteran who serves as the public information officer, was also in line and he and Thurmond exchanged words. French, according to early reports, made sarcastic comments to Thurmond’s wife while she waited at the register for her husband. The exchange …