Two new Yorkville police officers were recognized at the city council meeting on Tuesday. Yorkville Chief of Police Jim Jensen says that Officer Kevin Warren has actually been with the department for a while. He just finished his field training program.
Sunday Week In Review
The Illinois Department of Public Health is providing a one-time bulk shipment of COVID-19 tests for schools outside of Chicago ahead the upcoming school year. The tests are free of charge. They are meant to help school districts supplement their testing ability.
A Montgomery man has been convicted by a Kane County jury of first degree murder. Prosecutors say that 32-year-old Chuckie E. Chatman, of Montgomery, began the chain of events that led to the death of 40-year-old Ernest Hardy, of Aurora, in a crash in October of 2020.
Morris Republican State Senator Sue Rezin says that Illinois government could cut funds to local governments if it faces budget shortfalls in the future. Rezin says the current state budget relies on federal funding that won't be there next year.
Owners of several kinds of vehicles and recreational forms will be affected by a new ordinance passed unanimously by the Sandwich City Council.
The Oswego Fire Protection District will again ask voters to approve a .10 percent tax increase. The measure will be on the general election ballot in November. It's the district's third attempt. The fire board of trustees voted on it Monday.
The Oswego Fire Protection District says one person was treated and released for minor injuries following a kitchen fire in the 200 block of West Washington Tuesday morning. No one else was hurt.
Unanimous were the poll results of six Oswego Village Board trustees to create a parking permit for Oswego East High School students that choose to park in neighborhoods because their on-site school parking lot is at capacity.
Four Newark High School FFA members were recognized by the Kendall County Board last week for completing State FFA degrees. The students include KJ Friestad, Jaquelin Harvey, Ty Steffen, and Carter Westphal.
The Plano City Council Committee of the Whole on Monday moved towards increasing the city's sewer inspection fees. The current fee for residential inspections is $35 which was set in 2001. The proposal would increase it to $100 per inspection.
An Aurora man is being accused of the murder and sexual assault of a seventeen-year-old girl. 26-year-old Jose Juan Gonzalez, of Aurora, is in custody in the Kane County Jail in St. Charles.
Deadlocked at four apiece by a city council vote, Sandwich Mayor Todd Latham made the decisive vote to move from four meetings per month to two meetings on Monday night.
In the continuing dilemma of how to resolve a student parking issue centered at Oswego East High School that overflows and creates problems in the neighboring Prescott Mills subdivision, there have been two attempts recently by the village of Oswego..
A Waterman man has been found guilty in Kane County Court of filling someone's home with natural gas in January of 2020. 35-year-old Frank E. Ryan was found guilty of attempted murder in a trial-by-judge last week.
The Kendall County Board last week voted to change how term lengths will be assigned following the election in November. The term lengths are either two or four years so only five board seats will be up for election at a time. All ten seats are elected at once following the Census.
Outgoing Waubonsee Community College President Dr. Christine Sobek is being honored by having a scholarship named after her. The Christine J. Sobek Endowed Scholarship Fund will encourage students to explore leadership opportunities as part of their time at Waubonsee. One award of $1,000 wil…
A barn on Immanuel Road just south of Walker Road in Kendall Township was destroyed in a fire Sunday night. Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District Fire Chief Jim Bateman says no one was hurt in the blaze. Approximately four horses were rescued from the barn.
The stage is set for a vote on how Sandwich City Council meetings will be conducted, pitting former mayor Rich Robinson against current mayor Todd Latham.
The DeKalb County Public Defender's Office is being awarded the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Illinois Above and Beyond award. It honors employers who go the extra mile for employees who simultaneously serve in the U.S. Armed Services.
August and the summer is sizzling hot.
A Mendota woman is facing charges after a crash south of Troy Grove about two weeks ago. The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Mariah Sanchez was heading north on Route 251 just south of N. 36th Road when she crossed the southbound lane, entered the west ditch and then drove t…
The Kendall County Sheriff's Office has named Patrol Deputy Jacquelyn Mielke as employee of the second quarter.
Kendall County deputies on Thursday arrested 31-year-old Jose A. Avalos, of Boulder Hill. Avalos was named in Kendall County warrants for one count of sexual assault and two counts of criminal sexual abuse. He was taken to the Kendall County Jail in Yorkville where his bond is set at $100,000.
The Democratic and Kendall County parties have added additional candidates to the ballot for the November general election. Political parties can slate candidates to fill vacancies where no candidate was nominated in a primary election.
Beer, wine, and mixed drinks may refresh moviegoers at the local movie theater in Sandwich.
Looking for a lunch or dinner location this weekend, then the Kendall County Fair has the delicious, mouth-watering choices, beef or pork.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) says that construction on Route 71 from Route 47 in Yorkville to the Kendall-LaSalle County line will start Monday. The road will be milled and resurfaced. Other work includes ADA improvements, shoulder work guardrail replacement, pavement mar…
More details have been released regarding a murder that occurred at an apartment complex in the 500 block of Twilight Drive in Morris around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 4th.
Plainfield Republican State Rep. Mark Batinick says passing pension legislation has been a highlight of his time as a lawmaker. After about eight years in office, Batinick announced last year that he isn't seeking reelection in November. He's not ruling out running for office down the line.
Kendall County is hosting a town hall meeting on Wednesday next week on bringing broadband Internet to rural portions of the county. The meeting will be from 5:30 to seven and will be held in the second story County Board Room in the County Administrative Building located at 111 W. Fox Stree…
The family of a Yorkville teen is set to receive $4.25 million in a settlement as a result of a crash that happened last year.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is asking people to be prepared for flash flooding. One way is to keep an eye on local weather forecasts to know when potential flooding is coming.
Todd Milliron, of Yorkville, and Steve Youhanaie, of Oswego, were sworn in last week as the first precinct committeepersons of the newly established Kendall County Party. Milliron, who chairs the party, says he wants to give voters an alternative to the traditional Democratic and Republican …
The Oswego Fire Protection District won't pursue any further action after a discovery recount on Monday confirmed the results its tax proposal in the June 28th primary election. The measure had 4,149 votes in favor and 4,150 against. Fire Chief John Cornish says members of the district met w…
Paralympic gold medalist Joe Berenyi was honored for his many achievements by the Kendall County Board Tuesday. Berenyi, of Oswego, participates in track and road cycling. Board Chairman Scott Gryder read a special proclamation highlighting Berenyi's career.
Illinois continues to see the spread of the monkeypox virus. As of Wednesday there were 533 reported cases. Kendall County Health Department Executive Director RaeAnn VanGundy says there are ways to prevent the spread of the virus which happens through close contact, but can also be spread t…
An Elgin man has been sentenced to seven years in prison on a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. The Kendall County State's Attorney's Office says that 25-year-old Timothy Nielsen delivered fifteen hits of LSD to an undercover officer in September last year. Nielsen was a…
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says it issued 57 tickets during a speed awareness campaign last week. A news release from the sheriff's office says that 46 of the citations were for speed related violations. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office joined police from five states for the specia…