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 …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Benet Academy 28, Oswego 13. Porter Ontko rushed for over 200 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Redwings overcame a terrible first half.
Breaking It Down: The biggest challenge for Benet in its second-round matchup early on was holding onto the football. The Redwings committed four turnovers in the first half and nearly committed two or three more. Both teams combined for eight turnovers in the contest. Running back Porter Ontko put the Redwings in front early after a 65-yard run, but quarterback Jack Beneventi committed the first of three fumbles after the Redwings got away with a double turnover situation earlier in the possession. The Panthers took advantage and quarterback Brett Wainwright connected with Jack Kwiatkowski to tie the game at 7. Panthers back Mickeel Stewart scored on a 14-yard carry in the second to give the Panthers a 13-7 halftime lead. The Redwings …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Local events, activities and information about breast cancer in Kendall County.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Drive-through is almost complete.
Remember how back in January there was news of a Dunkin’ Donuts coming to town? For Dunkin' fans, it's almost time to begin celebrating. Oswego lost its Gas City Dunkin’ Donuts in May 2011 when the location on Routes 34 and 71 was bought out by Speedway. Plans have been in the works to build a Dunkin’ in the Prairie Market shopping center along Route 34. The Dunkin’ will be situated at the east end of the retail strip that also houses Chipotle, Vision Works, Sport Clips and Jersey Mike's. Rob Mittman, director of marketing for The Hari Group, which is overseeing the new Dunkin’, said that currently the drive-through is almost done and the plumbing is roughed in. “We are hoping for a late fall opening,” he said. Stay updated with the Oswego…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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Kids from Premier West Gymnastics Academy in Oswego got to take a break from their workout schedule Tuesday morning and cheer on the Women's US Olympic Team as they vied for the gold medal. Nearly 70 Premier West Gymnastics Academy girls assembled in the the Churchill clubhouse for the viewing.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Anthony Snape will take the stage Sunday, Aug. 26, as part of the village's Concerts in the Park series.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Metra leaders will hold an open house tomorrow in Geneva, and they're interested to hear your thoughts on a proposed train stop in Oswego.
A quick reminder for you: if you want to support a Metra stop in Oswego, you’ll have a good chance tomorrow. Metra is about to embark on its first strategic plan in decades, and they’re looking for your input. The goal of the strategic plan, according to a Metra press release, is to prioritize the agency’s spending decisions, and “use its scarce dollars in the most efficient and effective way possible.” To that end, they’re looking for opinions on Metra’s mission, vision and goals. They’re holding public open houses throughout their service area for the next few weeks, and the closest one to Oswego is tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Geneva City Hall, 22 South First Street. It won’t be an official public hearing, but Metra leaders will be on hand …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
A DuPage County judge has set bond for the two men—one from Montgomery, one from Oswego—allegedly caught in the act of robbing the Papa John's on Ogden Avenue in Naperville.
Details from Monday night’s armed robbery of Papa John’s Pizza were released Wednesday, and according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, employees were forced at gun point into a freezer before the two suspects robbed the business and attempted to flee. The two men charged in the armed robbery, Cory Paytes, 22, of the 0-99 block of Eastfield Road in Montgomery and Travis Gamble, 22, of the 0-99 block of Anna Maria Lane in Oswego, face up to 30 years in prison if convicted, according to the State’s Attorney’s office. Bond for both men was set Tuesday during their initial court hearings. Paytes’ bond was set at $1 million and Gamble’s was set at $300,000. Paytes and Gamble have each been charged with one count of armed robbery, …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Amtrak could be stopping trains in Oswego by 2014.
A Metra stop in Oswego could be 10 to 15 years away; an Amtrak stop, on the other hand, could be here in just three years. That was the message sent by Congressman Randy Hultgren, R-14th District, and Oswego Village President Brian LeClercq on Tuesday night at a gathering of officials from across Kendall County at Allied First Bank on Orchard Road. The timeline isn’t the only shrinking number connected to the project. The price tag for securing an Amtrak stop near Orchard and Mill roads would be $6 million to $10 million. The price tag for a Metra stop would be $120 million more than that. “Ideally, we would love to have a Metra station (in Kendall County),” Hultgren said. “We also know that’s a challenge, and so we’re open to other …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Oswego woman personifies thinking globally, acting locally.
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Friday, September 9, 2011
Patriotism. It’s a word that all at once can mean so much and in the next moment have its meaning stripped away by cynical campaigners looking for the latest political score. For Pat Gavros, patriotism has become so much more than any of that. It’s become her way of life—who she is. The 60-something Oswego resident and mother of one son began 2011 on an unusual mission—to lead a more patriotic life. Gavros, who is polite to a fault, set out to accomplish one act of patriotism each week. Her quest has led her to Santa Monica, CA, where she took part in the weekly Arlington West project, in which volunteers place crosses on the beach to commemorate the U.S. military personnel lost in Iraq and Afghanistan. That trip inspired Gavros to …