WSPY NEWS - Obituary
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Yorkville Aldermen Continue Discussion on Old Jail Proposals; Staff to Analyze Projected TIF Assistance

Talks about a possible sale of the Old Kendall County Jail went back before Yorkville aldermen on Tuesday night where representatives of both interested parties spoke and answered questions. Read more

Sandwich Police, School Administration Say Threat Surrounding Sandwich Middle School Not Credible

Additional Sandwich Police are at Sandwich Middle School on Wednesday after an alleged threat and incident regarding a student but police say it is not credible. Read more

Oswego Police Investigate Reported Threat at Oswego East HS; No Credible Threat Found to School or Students

The Oswego Police Department said late Tuesday night that they are currently involved in an investigation into a potential threat reported to Oswego East High School earlier Tuesday. At this time, through investigation, police say it was deemed that there is no credible threat to the school or students. Read more

Georgia Woman Charged With Meth, Controlled Substance Possession in Oswego

A Georgia woman is charged for alleged methemphetamine and controlled substance possession in Oswego. Read more

Outgoing Oswego Village Board Members Bid Farewell

Accolades and farewells came before the final gavel sounded and ended the Oswego Village Board meeting. Read more

Sandwich Man Who Served as Boy Scouts Leader Passes at 62 Following Battle with Cancer

A Sandwich man who was a beloved Boy Scouts leader passed away at the age of 62 on Saturday in Chicago after a nearly four year long battle with cancer. Read more

Old Jail Discussion, Raintree Village Incentive Deal and Recognition of Longtime Library Board Member on Yorkville Council Agenda Tuesday

As WSPY reported over the weekend, discussion on the Old Kendall County Jail in Yorkville returns to the Yorkville City Council agenda Tuesday night. Read more

Chance For More Rain This Week Following Monday Storms

Portions of the WSPY listening area saw spurts of heavy rain and even some small hail in places on Monday afternoon and evening. Read more

Montgomery Trustees Hear About Proposed Amendment to Add Code and Nuisance Violations to Adjudication Process

At their meeting on Monday night, Montgomery trustees heard from village attorney Steve Andersson regarding a proposed ordinance amendment to add a system of adjudication for building code and nuisance violations. Read more

Plano Council Approve Budget

The city of Plano budget was up for a vote Monday night. Read more

State Rep. Kifowit Recognizes American Legion on 100th Anniversary with House Resolution

State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit of Oswego recently introduced a house resolution to honor the legacy of the American Legion for its centennial anniversary. Read more

Roadwork, Reconstruction Returns at I-88 and Orchard Rd.

The Illinois Tollway is beginning more reconstruction where I-88 and Orchard Rd. meet in the Aurora area. Read more

Kendall County Sheriff's Office Announces Scott's Law Safety Initiative

Deputies of the Kendall County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a Scott's Law Safety Initiative traffic awareness campaign this week aimed specifically at violations of Scott's Law and distracted drivers. Read more

Montgomery President: Pete Heinz, Stan Bond Were 'Steadfast Supporters of Montgomery'

Montgomery Village President Matt Brolley and the village board honored two longtime trustees on Monday. Read more

Nothing Found Struck in Reported Shots Fired Incident on Aurora's East Side

Several calls of shots fired were reported on Aurora's East Side Monday evening, not far from the Montgomery line. Read more

Texas Man Arrested For Alleged Gunrunning in Joliet

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and Morris Police Department assisted in the arrest of an out-of-state man accused of gunrunning. Read more

Three Hospitalized in LaSalle Co. Crash

Two juveniles and a Schaumburg man were hospitalized in a crash between Mendota and Earlville in LaSalle Co. on Sunday. Read more

Montgomery Trustee Named Chairman of MEDC Board

A Montgomery village trustee has been chosen as the new board chairman for the board that oversees the village's economic development arm. Read more

Accident in Little Rock Twp. Under Investigation Following Near Head-On Collision

A 59 year-old Somonauk man was treated for injuries on scene and was released as authorities continue to investigate an accident in Little Rock Twp. Read more

Aurora Woman Arrested for Allegedly Shooting a Handgun at Neighbor During Dispute

An Aurora woman was arrested for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm after she allegedly fired a handgun at her neighbor amid a dispute on the city's Far East side on Saturday. Read more

Euchre

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Come play Euchre with a fun group of people!

Bingo

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We play bingo three times per week.  It is $0.25 to play and then $0.10 a card for 15 games.  You may play up to 6 cards.

Genealogy Club: Ancestry Database

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Join us for our monthly genealogy club meeting! This month Amy Vidlak-Girmsheid will teach how to use the Ancestry database accessible thro…

Wellness Wednesdays - Documentary: Forks & knives

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Bring a little wellness to your week with Wellness Wednesday! Every week we will have a health-themed program featuring a variety of learni…

Cribbage

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Come Play Cribbage!

Increase Survivability of Lost Children in the Wilderness

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This presentation is sponsored by Allied First Bank and presented by Victim Found K-9 Search and Rescue.

Eco-Fest

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The library is partnering up with the Sandwich Park District to celebrate Earth Day & Arbor Day! Meet at the Harvey Creek Conservation …

Friends of Somonauk Publc Library Book and Bake Sale

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The Friends of the Somonauk Library are holding a Book & Bale Sale Friday, April 26 10-6 p.m.and Saturday, April 27 from 10-4 p.m. at t…

Computer Classes - Create a Website on Weebly

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Feeling lost in the digital age? Sign up for a computer class! Each class has five spots. Computers will be provided. Class costs $10 to pa…

Bingo

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We play bingo three times per week.  It is $0.25 to play and then $0.10 a card for 15 games.  You may play up to 6 cards.

Robert P. Okrie, 1923-2019

Robert P. Okrie, age 95 of Yorkville, IL passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. He was born on October 20, 1923 in Chicago, IL the son of Anthony and Lillian (Wnuck) Okrie. Read more

Mark A Scoughton, 1957-2019

Mark A. Scoughton 62, of Sandwich passed away April 20, 2019 in Chicago, IL. He was born February 7, 1957 in Sycamore, IL to the late George and Barbara (Denby) Scoughton.  Mark graduated from Sandwich High School class of 1975, he worked for Rod Zimmerman Auto Repair as a mechanic, then he worked at Park's Brother, later Mark accepted a position … Read more

Debra Peterson, 1956-2019

Debra Ann Peterson, 62, of Sandwich, IL passed away on April 19, 2019. She was born on October 16, 1956 in Effingham, IL to Carl and Clara (Wibking) Verdeyen. She enjoyed her game shows like Wheel of Fortune and reality shows. She also had a love for dogs, especially her dog, Daisy.Debra is survived by 2 children, Ruth (Robert) Weisberg of Aurora,… Read more

Thomas Francis Brand, 1932-2019

Thomas Francis Brand, age 86 of Yorkville, IL passed away on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at the Hillside Rehab and Care Center in Yorkville, IL. He was born on November 28, 1932 in Aviston, IL the son of Frank and Minnie (Huelsmann) Brand. Tom graduated from Aviston High School in 1950. Mr. Brand was a veteran of the United States Army having se… Read more

Debra Ann Peterson, 1956-2019

Debra Ann Peterson, 62, of Sandwich, IL passed away on April 19, 2019. She was born on October 16, 1956 in Effingham, IL to Carl and Clara (Wibking) Verdeyen. She enjoyed her game shows like Wheel of Fortune and reality shows. She also had a love for dogs, especially her dog, Daisy.Debra is survived by 2 children, Ruth (Robert) Weisberg of Aurora,… Read more

John Earl Ballard, 1940-2019

John Earl Ballard, 78, of Earlville, Illinois passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his home. He was born July 18, 1940 in O’Kean, Arkansas the son of Barney and Iva (Fuller) Ballard. John married Judy Bedford on November 30, 1970 in Geneva, IL. John retired from Henry Pratt in Aurora, IL with over twenty years of service to them as a tool and di… Read more

Patricia (Patty) Anne Curtis, 1953-2019

Patricia (Patty) Ann Curtis, 65, of Sugar Grove, IL passed away at her home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer on April 13, 2019.  Patricia was born on July 4, 1953 in Jacksonville, Illinois to Marvin and Betty (Tucker) Beauchamp. Read more

Armand "Shorty" Dannewitz, 1931-2019

Armand H. “Shorty” Dannewitz, 87, of Somonauk, IL passed away peacefully Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home in Somonauk. He was born November 21, 1931 in Somonauk the son of Harry and Lillian (Johnson) Dannewitz. He met his first love, Joan Michael, in sixth grade and married her in 1952. He was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of So… Read more

Patricia Van Kirk, 1936-2019

Patricia (Pat) Gillis Van Kirk, 83, a long-time resident of Sandwich, IL, passed on Sunday the 14th of April at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion.Born in 1936 to George and Linnie (Satter) Gillis in Sandwich, IL. Pat was the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Sandwich High School in the class of 1954.Pat married John (Webb) Van Kirk on Nov… Read more

Josephine J. Cox, 1927-2019

Josephine Joyce Cox, 92, of DeKalb IL passed peacefully Sunday April 7, 2019 at DeKalb County Nursing Home. Born April 6, 1927 in DeKalb, the daughter of Fred Huber and Julia(Cusick)Huber. She married the love of her life, James Robert Cox on May 14, 1947 in Mosheim, TN.  She was formerly employed at NIU and worked in their food service area for o… Read more

Weather Today

More clouds than sun. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 40s.

Today

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More clouds than sun. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 40s.

Humidity:45%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SE at 9 mph
Chance of Rain:20%
UV Index:7 High
Sunrise:06:00:39 AM
Sunset:07:44:11 PM