Saturday, January 26, 2013
Up to a quarter-of-an-inch of ice could accumulate, the weather service said.
Update, Sunday 2:51 p.m. Freezing rain advisory has been updated to 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening for Kendall County, according to the National Weather Service. Update, Saturday 5:35 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory that will be in effect from 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning to 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening. Due to the fact that the soil will be frozen, significant ice accumlations are possible, warns the NWS. Sidewalks and roadways may turn into sheets of ice, making travel dangerous. The NWS advises to prepare for slippery roads and use caution while driving. Original story The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Sunday where significant amounts of ice accumulation is possible. The watch area …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Wind chills expected to be well below zero today.
It will be a cold and windy Martin Luther King Jr,. Holiday today across the Chicagoland region. The National Weather Service issued a a wind chill advisory from 6 p.m. tonight through 9 a.m. Tuesday. Wind chill temperatures could drop as low as -25 degrees, according to the weather service report. Today's forecast calls for scattered flurries before 10 a.m. and highs around 12 degrees. Wind gusts could reach up to 30 mph. Cold temperatures will continue through Tuesday with a high of 5 to 12 degrees and wind chills of up to -15 below, according to the report.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Foreclosures not as high as 2010 numbers, when 1,827 were filed.
Foreclosures in Kendall County rose by 135 in 2012, according to a report by Kendall County’s Circuit Clerk Becky Morganegg. Morganegg told the Kendall County Board foreclosuers were up over 2011 numbers, but lower than 2010, the Aurora Beacon News reported. There were 1,507 foreclosures filed in 2012, up from 1,372 in 2011. In 2010 there were 1,827 filed, according to the Beacon. In addition to rising foreclosure filings, eminent domain filings numbered 41 in 2012, up from 34 in 2011.Morganegg said that increase can largely be attributed to land purchases for the Route 47 widening project. There were only five eminent domain filings in 2010, according to the article.
State's Attorney Eric Weis broke down the numbers of cases handled last year during a presentation before the Kendall County Board.
Although the overall number of court cases fell in 2012, Kendall County prosecutors handled three times as many jury trials, according to a report in the Aurora Beacon News. State's Attorney Eric Weis presented a report to the Kendall County Board this week showing there were 14,402 cases filed in 2012, down from the 14,651 filed in 2011. Out of those, 414 were felonies, down from 429 in 2011, according to the Beacon. During 2012, the state’s attorney’s office tried 41 trials before a jury, up significantly from the 14 jury trials in 2011. The office also tried more than 100 cases before a judge, the Beacon reported. Weis reported the primary difference in the numbers was a reduction in traffic cases. In 2009, there were 19,269 traffic …
Roger Matile, director of The Little White School Museum, to provide insight on county history.
Roger Matile, "Reflections" columnist for the Kendall County Record newspapers will speak at the Chapel on the Green in Yorkville on Kendall County history up to the end of the Civil War Sunday, Jan. 27. Matile will discuss the history of early settlement , transportation, pioneer farming, business and government. The program will begin at at 2 p.m. Matile is also the Director of The Little White School Museum in Oswego. The Chapel is at the corner of Church and Center Streets, across from the Town Square, just off Rt. 47.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Court Appointed Special Advocate Kendall County are appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court proceedings.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Thursday, January 17
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Kendall County is seeking qualified adults to serve as volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in Kendall County. CASA volunteers are trained members of the community who are appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court proceedings. As an official of the court, the CASA volunteer conducts independent interviews in all areas of a child’s life and provides information as well as recommendations to the court. CASA volunteers collaborate with attorneys, social workers and family members to reach the goal of a safe and permanent home for every child. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life. They are chosen on the basis of their …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Police identify 52-year-old John Marcus Lundberg of Yorkville as the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot.
The Kendall County Sheriff's Office identified the man who publicly committed suicide at the Kendall County Courthouse last week as 52-year-old John Marcus Lundberg of Yorkville. A motive for the public display though has yet to be determined, said Deputy Craig French, spokesman for the Sheriff's office. "That's something that we're still looking into," he said Monday afternoon. Video surveillance from the Kendall County Courthouse showed Lundberg putting a shotgun to his head and firing a single shot Friday afternoon at approximately 1:46 p.m. Lundberg, who was by himself at the time, parked his car on the far west side of the parking lot, according to police. "At this point, we do not have any record that he had any criminal or civil …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Freezing rain, sleet and snow forecast for Saturday night, into Sunday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Kendall County. According to the NWS freezing rain, sleet and snow is expected to begin at 9 p.m. and continue through 9 a.m. Sunday. The NWS predicts up to a tenth of an inch of ice by midnight, which is likely to make travel tricky. On top of the ice is a possible inch of snow, the NWS said. Road visibility is expected to be limited during this time.
Monday, January 7, 2013
BBBS of Southern Kane and Kendall Counties seeking volunteers to help mentor area children. First meeting tonight at Buffalo Wild Wings in Aurora from 6-8 p.m.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, January 7
This January, in celebration of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters is partnering with two area Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants for a “30 Men in 30 Days” volunteer recruitment campaign. The simple goal is to recruit 30 new male volunteers to serve as Big Brothers in the community. Currently, there are more than 30 boys in the Southern Kane and Kendall county area waiting to be matched to a mentor. Though more than 80 percent of the children waiting for a mentor are boys, only 3 out of 10 people applying to volunteer are men. Some boys have been waiting for a Big Brother for over a year. The first meeting is tonight at the Aurora Buffalo Wild Wings, 1460 North Orchard Road, from 6-8 p.m. BBBS and Buffalo Wild Wings in …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
A look at recent driving under the influence charges.
Dec. 22 Jandra K. Lopez, 19, of the 14400 block of Gerasol Drive, Plainfield, was arrested at 4:00 a.m. at Route 71 and Forrest Ave. and charged with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level greater than .08, said Oswego police. She was also cited for improper lane usage. Dec. 24 Jesus Cantu-Delgado, 57, of the 100 block of North Calhoun Street, Aurora, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol after police stopped him for failure to dim headlights at 1:12 a.m. Dec. 24 at Douglas and Melrose avenues, police said. Dec. 24 William Lundy, 56, of the 1400 block of Sandwich Drive in Sandwich, was was charged with DUI after police stopped him for failure to signal and improper lane usage at 10:18 p.m. Dec. …