Voter turnout was similar in Tuesday's Primary Election in Kendall County to the last General Midterm Primary in 2018. Kendall County Clerk Debbie Gillette says that overall, things went smoothly.
Sunday Week In Review
The Plano City Council last week voted six to one to approve a new liquor license that would allow a video gambling parlor to open at 623 W. Route 34. The building formerly housed Betty's Place, another video gambling establishment. City Attorney William Thomas says the license would allow D…
A Huntley man was killed in an ATV crash in Kane County Monday. The Kane County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Elpidio Marcelo was heading north on Ridgefield Blvd in unincorporated Rutland Township when he left the roadway, crashed into a mailbox, and then into a tree. Marcelo was was ta…
Brookfield Zoo, located in Brookfield and Riverside, had to be evacuated Tuesday night after a crisis response line received a call from a woman purporting to be at the zoo saying that she would hurt herself and other guests, according to zoo officials.
The man accused of shooting and killing seven people and injuring many more in an Independence Day shooting is being charged with murder. Police say 21-year-old Bobby Crimo the third, of Highwood, hid on a rooftop and opened fire on a crowd of parade goers. He was caught hours later after sl…
DeKalb County Clerk Doug Johnson says the only issue during the Primary Election last week was getting results uploaded online using a new vendor. Johnson says his staff eventually resolved the issue and the results for the county were posted online.
The Yorkville City Council last week approved a settlement with the Rob Roy and Raymond drainage districts and Kendall County. The settlement lays out how each government body handles permits for development. There was a disagreement on who could grant approval for developments that impacted…
Five people are being charged with reckless conduct after two people reported to police that a bullet flew over their heads in the tree line near their homes in rural Sycamore.
Located off Route 34, a new housing plan has been presented to the village of Oswego, this time for a 306 unit, seven building three-story apartment complex.
ABC News is reporting that six people are dead and over twenty have been injured in a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park Monday.
The Plano City Council last week gave its approval to the site plan for a proposed gas station at the corner of Route 34 and Eldamain Road.
State Senator Sue Rezin says that cities and villages should be careful about their use of COVID-19 relief funds.
The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal is asking everyone to leave the fireworks to the professionals this Independence Day. A news release from the office says that each year accidental burns, loss of limbs, and deaths occur due to the use of fireworks.
Plano Mayor Mike Rennels touted the city's economic development and new amenities during a state of the city address hosted by the Plano Area Chamber of Commerce last week.
Independence Day activities are happening in Yorkville and Oswego Monday including a parade and fireworks.
The Kendall County Health Department says that West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in Yorkville and Plano. The mosquitoes were caught in late June. The virus was discovered two months earlier in the county than it was last year. Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus have been found in sev…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health Survey will continue in Kendall County for the coming months. Spokesman George Dixon says counties across the country are selected randomly to participate. From there random households and individuals are selected.
After 471 days in jail, then in less than 20 minutes, Donald Fredres, Jr. was sentenced to natural life in prison without parole for the murders of his former in-laws Gregory and Brenda Barnes, both age 62, at their rural home between Sandwich and Sheridan in March 2021.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for two grant opportunities through Aug. 2nd - the Illinois Habitat Fund and the State Pheasant Fund grants.
There were the two major areas of discussion at this week's Montgomery Village Board meeting. Within a short stretch of Douglas Road in Montgomery near the Kendall County line, the ability of residents to purchase alcohol may have reached the top of the glass. At this week’s Montgomery Vill…
On June 30, 2022, at 6:03 p.m., the Aurora Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 900 block of Asbury Drive. As Aurora Central Dispatch was receiving multiple calls, a 2nd Alarm was immediately dispatched. Upon arrival, firefighters found a 2-story, six-unit townhome complex, w…
The referendum that would have combined the Somonauk and Leland school districts into one did not win approval in Tuesday's Primary Election.
Kane County State's Attorney Jamie L. Mosser announced that Judge David P. Kliment sentenced Andres Ramirez to 55 years of imprisonment, in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Kendall and Grundy County Regional Office of Education Superintendent Chris Mehochko defeated his opponent in the June 28th Primary Election.
A referendum to elect Bristol-Kendall Fire Protection district trustees overwhelmingly was approved by voters during Tuesday's primary election. Trustees are currently appointed by the Kendall County Board.
The Oswego Police Department will limit parking and travel routes prior to and immediately following the annual Independance Day fireworks, scheduled for July 4th (rain date July 5th). The display begins at approximately 9:30 p.m. and will last approximately 15-20 minutes.
A Round Lake Beach man is being charged with having methamphetamine following a traffic stop by Kendall County deputies in the area of Route 31 and Caterpillar Drive Tuesday.
Scott Gryder, of Oswego, is the winner in the 14th District Republican Primary race.
A proposed solar farm that could be in Plano is getting push-back from residents. The Plano Skies Energy Center could be up to 2,000 acres and generate power equivalent to what is needed to power 20,000 to 60,000 homes, according to the company. There is an open house on Thursday from three …
Longtime Kendall County Treasurer Jill Ferko, of Yorkville, is the unofficial winner in Tuesday's Primary Election. Ferko won over challenger Kit Kuhrt by 1,965 votes in the Republican Primary. Kuhrt is an Oswego Village trustee.
Darren Bailey is the big winner in the Illinois Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday winning 57 percent of the vote. Bailey is an Illinois State Senator. His closest competitor is Jesse Sullivan who won 16 percent of the vote. Sullivan is down by over 320,000 votes from Bailey's lead.…
Scott Gryder is still in the lead in a five way race in the Republican 14th District Primary. Grdyer has 31 percent of the overall vote, ahead of his nearest competitor Jim Marter who has 24 percent. The race still has no projected winner even with 99 percent of the estimated vote counted. M…
Several Kendall County Board candidates will move on to the general election, following Tuesday's primary election.
Jed Davis, of Newark, is the winner of the Republican Primary Election in the 75th District. The incumbent David Welter, of Morris, conceded the race. Davis says that he's appreciative of Welter's time as a state representative.
The City of Plano is debuting a new music event on Wednesday called Midweek Music. It will run from six to eight near downtown Plano by the police station. Mayor Mike Rennels says the event is free to attend.
No one was hurt in a fire at a manufacturing facility in Aurora Monday. The Aurora Fire Department says it happened a bit before 2:30 Monday afternoon in the 4000 block of Campus Drive at the International Paper facility north of the Fox Valley Mall.
Sunday Week In Review Continued
A Chicago man is facing charges after a traffic stop in the area of Route 30 and Douglas Road in Oswego Township. 23-year-old Kenton A. Walker, of Chicago, is charged with obstructing a police officer, attempted damage of state supported property, and possession of cannabis. Kenton Walker wa…
An Aurora man is facing charges after a traffic stop early Sunday morning in the area of Orchard Road and Route 30 in Montgomery.
The Kendall County Sheriff's Office says a body was found in the Fox River in the area of Route 25 and Bereman Road in Oswego Township Saturday morning. Deputies were called just after six.
The second annual Juneteenth Celebration in Plano was Sunday at Emily G. Johns School on Mitchell Drive. The event featured food, kid's activities, and music.
At the recent Newark Village Board meeting, the fiscal year 2022-2023 Appropriations and Budget Ordinances were reviewed and adopted. Darald Nelson led the discussion and explained changes. Mr. Nelson indicated that many of the increases are tied directly to increased fuel costs. Other incre…
The Oswego Fire Protection District rescued a person from the Fox River near the Route 30 Bridge in Montgomery just before seven Friday night. The fire department says a rapid deployment boat was used to locate, stabilize, and remove the patient from the water.
The Kendall County Sheriff's Office has hired Bart Kozlowski as a corrections deputy. He was sworn in on June 9 by Sheriff Dwight Baird.
Kane County Sheriff's Deputies received a regional dispatch reporting a road rage incident where the occupants of the vehicle pointed firearms at other motorists on I-90 on June 14.
Plano's 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be on Sunday at 430 Mitchell Drive in Plano. The gates open at 11 am.
Republican Kendall County Board candidate Donna Sawicki says she would like to revisit the notion that there is demand for Metra train service in Kendall County with many people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sawicki is currently an Oswego Township Board Trustee.
A Republican gubernatorial candidate made several stops in the area Thursday afternoon.
The Kendall County Board on Tuesday is set to consider granting a special permit that would allow a mulch and landscaping company to operate in an area zoned for agriculture and residences in Seward Township.
The Sandwich High School Athletics Administration has canceled the 2022 Sandwich High School varsity football season. A news release from the program's social media page says that only six seniors and six juniors returned to play varsity football.
The massive fire that destroyed seven cabins at the Grand Bear Resort in Utica on Memorial Day has been found to be accidental, according to the Utica Fire Protection District. A news release from the district says the fire is believed to have been caused by an unattended charcoal grill on a porch.
The Yorkville City Council on Tuesday agreed on a new city ward map. It still needs to be officially adopted by the city council ahead of the next consolidated election in 2023. The city map has to be redesigned after new Census data comes out every ten years to make sure that all four city …
Democratic Kendall County Board candidate Zach Bachmann wants to reduce property taxes and give people more access to mental health services. Bachmann, who is from Oswego, says bringing in more business is key. Bachmann is running in County Board District 2.
Police in Batavia are investigating the theft of four Pride flags which were believed to have been stolen during the overnight hours between Tuesday and Wednesday. Police are calling it a hate crime investigation. Flag poles and mounts were also damaged.
The body of a Chicago man who went into the Illinois River at Starved Rock State Park Sunday has been found, according to the LaSalle County Coroner's Office. Illinois Conservation Police recovered the body of 21-year-old Giovannie E. Sanchez on the south bank of the river near the Route 178…
A Yorkville man is being charged in a murder that authorities say happened in 2003. 49-year-old Prince L. Cunningham is accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Tyesha Bell, of Aurora 19 years ago. A news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office says Cunningham was arrested …
The Village of Newark’s plan to consolidate residential garbage service to one company has come to an end for the foreseeable future. For 4 months, the Board has on residential streets. Currently 4 companies serve the residents for garbage pickup. Some companies make 2 trips weekly as re…
28 year old Brian Clemente of the 700 block of North Ave in Aurora has been found guilty by a judge of the offenses of aggravated battery to a child causing bodily harm; a Class X felony and aggravated domestic battery causing bodily harm; a Class 2 felony.
The Village of Oswego hired Andrea Lamberg to serve as its new finance director. She started in her role on May 20.
Officers from several area police agencies braved the extreme heat on Wednesday to show support and raise awareness for Illinois Special Olympics.
The trial for 52-year-old Javier Esqueda, of Plainfield, was set for July but has been moved back to November by a Kendall County Judge. Esqueda, who is a Joliet police sergeant, is accused of leaking squad car camera footage to the media that shows Joliet police choking and hitting Eric Lur…
28 year old Jose R. Charles of the 600 block of Dixon Ave in Elgin has agreed to a sentence of 9 years in exchange for a guilty plea to the offense of drug induced homicide.
A standoff with police in Elgin ended peacefully on Tuesday after Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain spoke to one of the barricaded individuals.
This time it was the Oswego Village Board’s turn.
Illinois will continue to see abnormally high temperatures and humidity. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is offering tips to help everyone stay safe in the extreme heat.
The Kendall County Sheriff's office, Montgomery, Oswego, Plano, and Yorkville police departments will be participating in the 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on June 15 at 9am Wednesday. Runners will be on the road, and drivers are asked to use alternate routes and to be …
The Naperville Police Department is releasing body and squad car camera footage of an officer-involved shooting earlier this month.
75th District incumbent candidate David Welter, of Morris, says Illinois should provide more funding for schools to reduce the property tax burden on Illinois residents. Welter is a Republican.
The Plano City Council is set to vote on a six percent raise for all non-union city employees later this month. The committee of the whole on Monday discussed it. The number came from what Alderman Jamal Williams described as spirited discussion at the Personnel and Insurance Committee. He i…
An Aurora man is facing charges in a crash that caused a vehicle fire at the intersection of Harvey Road and Wolfs Crossing Road in Oswego on Sunday.
A track of severe storms caused wind damage across northern Kane and McHenry counties and Chicago Monday night.
A Yorkville man is facing sex abuse charges. Yorkville police say 33-year-old Cameron M. Kuras turned himself into police on Thursday. Police allege that Kuras had been communicating with a sixteen-year-old girl and engaged in sexual activity with her. An investigation began in January.
The Aurora Fire Department rescued a woman from the Fox River near downtown Aurora Saturday night. A news release from the department says rescuers were called just before nine and located the woman in the east channel near the casino. Several bystanders said the woman jumped into the river …
With temperatures expected to be in the mid-nineties Tuesday and Wednesday in the WSPY listening area, people should be ready to take some preventative steps to stay cool and healthy. A heat advisory is in effect through eight Wednesday night.
A Carol Stream man is facing gun and drug charges after an incident in Sandwich last week.
Two Sandwich City Council aldermen issued inquiries into the former city dump of road and sidewalk debris on farmland west of the city at last week’s council meeting.