And that was Montgomery Patch, week seven. We’re rounding third and headed home in our election coverage. (Can you guess what’s on your faithful editor’s mind?) Polls open Tuesday, and this week we brought you a look at all the local races in our election central hub, as well as the complete video from the March 24 Village Board candidates forum.
But elections isn’t all we do here at Patch. As is our custom, here’s a look at some of the stories you may have missed over the past seven days:
1. An Aurora man was charged with drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident and eavesdropping (?) after running his car into a home on Cedar Avenue on Saturday, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Department. That eavesdropping charge came after the man recorded conversations between sheriff’s deputies at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, according to Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Gengler.
2. The village of Montgomery held a public hearing on the 2012 budget on Monday, but no one came out to speak. The $23.3 million document includes $8.8 million in general fund spending, an increase over the 2011 budget, but revenues are expected to climb as well.
3. Residents on Mayfield Drive, a street in the Montgomery Crossings subdivision west of Orchard Road, remain unsatisfied with the village’s response to what they see as significant speeding and traffic problems on their street. The village has conducted numerous speed studies and concluded that the problem does not warrant lowering the speed limit or using speed tables.
4. The Kendall County branch of Public Action to Deliver Shelter will soon celebrate its one-year anniversary. But transportation issues may keep those who need assistance from receiving it, officials said
5. Cornerstone Young Women’s Learning Center is about to open a home for young mothers in Plano, which will serve women throughout the area. The home will serve up to eight women between the ages of 18 and 24, and take the combined efforts of about 70 volunteers to operate.
Come back next week for election results, and many other interesting stories here on Montgomery Patch.