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:
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Two to six inches likely across Chicagoland area.
Update 1:40 p.m. Thursday Although no snow has fallen yet, Public Works Director Jerry Weaver said public works staff is monitoring the area and has trucks "ready to roll" should they be needed. He said the biggest concerns in the area is the threat of icing due to the dropping temperatures and the wind gusts, which may get up to 50 mph here. Original story Snow boots? Check. Snow shovel? Check. Snow? On its way. The National Weather Service has released a Winter Storm Warning that goes into effect for Oswego and Montgomery at 3 p.m. today until 3 a.m. on Friday. The NWS estimates that rain will turn to snow from west to east late this afternoon or early evening. The heaviest snowfall should occur in the Chicagoland area between 5 p.m. and…
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.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Commissioner Leonard Wass’ primary residence is in doubt by fellow commissioners.
To have a seat on the Oswegoland Park District board, one’s primary residence must be within the boundaries of the district. Park Board commissioners, who are often at odds with fellow Commissioner Len Wass, claim that Wass, elected to the Park Board in April 2011, does not consider Oswego his primary residence. At the Park Board meeting last week during the board's tax levy discussion, Wass was vocal for cutting the tax levy by 20 percent, while the rest of the board wanted the levy unchanged. During the conversation, Wass told the public gathered at the meeting, “They want me off the board so they don’t have to hear me stand up for you.” That remark sparked a discussion of Wass’ primary residence. Board President Bob Mattingly tried …
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 …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Find out when and where the final installment of the Twilight Saga is playing in Oswego, and how to get tickets.
It's the end of an era this week for Twihards around the world. Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the final installment of the Twilight Saga, premiers this week in theaters across the country, and Oswego is no exception. Breaking Dawn - Part 2: Trailer. (Strong language, subject material.) The vampire- and werewolf-packed finale starts at 10 p.m. Thursday at Kendall 10. Tickets for the 10 p.m. showing can be purchased here for $8.75 Regular screenings at Kendall 10 start Friday, Nov. 16, when 21 showtimes are available to movie-goers. Click on your desired time here to purchase tickets for the following Friday showtimes: 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:35 PM, 2:05 PM, 2:35 PM, 3:05 PM, 4:10 PM, 4:40 PM, 5:10 PM, 6:15 PM, 6:45 PM, 7:15 PM, …
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 …