WSPY NEWS - Sundayreview
Thursday, October 28th, 2021
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Newark High School Drama Club to Present "A Monster Calls"

The Newark Community High School Drama Club is set to perform the show "A Monster Calls" Friday and Saturday at six at Newark High School. Read more

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Area Halloween Trick-or-Treat Times

Halloween is Sunday. Area communities are asking residents to be safe and to trick-or-treat during the set times. Read more

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State's Attorney says Training for Local Officials Still Inaccessible

Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis says he's getting a lot of questions from local officials about Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act training that's supposed to be available online. Newly elected local officials are supposed to complete the training within a short time after being elected. Read more

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State Senator Voices Opposition to Bill Ending Parental Notification For Abortions

Morris State Senator Sue Rezin was among those voting in opposition to a bill that would end the requirement that parents receive notification before their child undergoes an abortion procedure. Read more

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New York Juvenile Charged with Threatening Naperville North High School

A juvenile from New York is being accused of phoning in a threat to Naperville North High School earlier this month. Read more

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Yorkville City Officials Hearing Feedback on Water Source Costs

Yorkville Mayor John Purcell says he's been hearing about upcoming rate hikes in water bills from concerned residents in the community. Water bills will be increasing as the city decides on a new water source. The city's current underground aquifer, which is used by many communities, is diminishing. Read more

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Man Rescued from Hole in Aurora; Flown to Hospital in Critical Condition

A man was rescued from a hole in Aurora in the early morning hours Wednesday. The Aurora Fire Department says the man is a security guard who was walking the perimeter of a commercial property at the time. The hole was there for utility work. Read more

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LaSalle County Coroner Defends Accusations From Mother of Jelani Day and Rainbow Push Coalition

Accusations have been directed at LaSalle County Coroner Rich Ploch over the death of 25-year-old Illinois State University student Jelani Day. Read more

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Kendall County Board Chairman Says County Can't Do Anything About Fired Bristol Kendall Firefighter

Kendall County Board Chairman Scott Gryder is clarifying that the board can't do much about the firing of a Bristol Kendall firefighter for insubordination. Read more

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Kendall County Sheriff's Office Warns of Ruse Burglaries

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office is warning people to be aware of ruse burglaries where a resident is distracted while burglars make off with cash or valuables. Kendall County Undersheriff Bobby Richardson says these types of burglaries are often aimed at the the elderly. Read more

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Memorial At P.H. Miller School in Plano Rededicated

A memorial for a P.H. Miller School student who passed away in 1994 was rededicated Monday. A new outdoor space with benches, bird feeders, and sensory stations was dedicated to the memory of Molly McKirgan. Read more

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Oswego Police Respond to Minor School Bus Crash

Oswego police on Tuesday were called to Oswego High School for what they say is a minor crash involving two school buses. Police say no one was hurt Read more

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Lives Saved in Hinckley Fire

When a fire ignited in a four-unit apartment building in Hinckley on Sunday morning, Gregory Olson made a quick decision for his neighbor, who is blind.  Read more

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Kendall County Board Tables Brighter Days Farm Banquet Hall Petition Because of Septic Compliance

The Kendall County Board on Tuesday tabled the petition from Brighter Daze Farm Banquet Hall because of septic compliance at its facility at 10978 Crimmin Rd. in Newark. Read more

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Area Police for Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Note to Readers: Information presented here is obtained from the city police and sheriff's departments. Individuals listed in reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court. Read more

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Governor, IDPH Director Promote Vaccine Booster Shots; Speculates on Mask Mandate

Governor J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday asked people eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot to get one. Pritzker says that vaccine booster shots will likely be approved for everyone soon. Read more

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Kane County Sheriff Not Keen on Sending Deputies to Chicago

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain says he won't send deputies to Chicago unless an officer is under direct duress. Hain's statement comes after there have been concerns of a personnel shortage in the Chicago Police Department due to vaccine mandates for city employees. Read more

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Fundraising Page for Plano Dog Park Launched

The fundraising page for Plano's new dog park, planned at Foli Park, has launched. The fundraiser is happening on the online platform GoFundMe. Read more

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State Representative and Local Organizations to Address Poverty Elimination in DeKalb County

The public is invited to a listening session on fighting poverty in DeKalb County from 7 to 8:30 on Thursday, October 28 at the Christ Community Church in DeKalb. The session will include a public meeting of the Illinois Commission on Poverty Elimination and Economic Security. Read more

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Plano Woman Ticketed with Leaving Crash Scene

Plano police on Monday ticketed 24-year-old Jordan M. Rudow, of Plano, in a hit-and-run crash in the 3000 block of Bailey Street. Read more

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Plano Economic Development Corporation Dissolved

The Plano Economic Development Corporation has dissolved. The organization had recently asked for an increase in funding from the City of Plano, which was approved by the city council last month. Read more

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Sandwich Alderman Vote 5 to 2 in Straw Poll to Move Golf Carts on City Streets to Ordinance Phase

The Sandwich City Council discussed a proposed golf cart ordinance at Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting, and aldermen voted five to two in a straw poll to move the discussion to the ordinance phase. Read more

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Area Police Reports for Monday, October 18, 2021

Note to Readers: Information presented here is obtained from the city police and sheriff's departments. Individuals listed in reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court. Read more

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25-year-old and 2-year-old Shot in Joliet

Joliet police say a 25-year-old man and 2-year-old boy were shot Sunday evening in the 1200 block of Luther Avenue. Police describe their wounds as being non-life-threatening. Read more

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Yorkville Hosting Water Source Open House Tuesday

Yorkville residents will have a chance to learn about, and give feedback, on a new potential water source Tuesday at Yorkville City Hall. The city is hosting an open house from five to six at 800 Game Farm Road. City Administrator Bart Olson says people will have a chance to ask questions and give feedback. The current underground water aquifer th… Read more

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Elgin Man Ticketed in Crash with Illinois State Police Squad Car

An Elgin man was ticketed on Saturday after police say he crashed into a parked Illinois State Police (ISP) squad car on I-90, just east of Route 53 in Cook County. Read more

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One Person Critically Injured in Plainfield Bus Fire

One person was sent to the hospital in critical condition after being burned during a bus fire in Plainfield on Friday. Read more

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Apartment Building Damaged by Fire in Hinckley

An apartment building in Hinckley was damaged by a large fire Sunday morning into the afternoon. The building is in the 200 block of W. McKinley Avenue. Multiple fire departments responded including the Sandwich Fire Protection District. WSPY news will provide more information on the fire as it becomes available. Read more

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Seventeen-year-old Arrested for Possession of Handgun; Drugs Yorkville Traffic Stop

A seventeen-year-old is under arrest following a traffic stop in Yorkville Saturday night. Read more

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Bristol Kendall Firefighter Dismissed Over Refusal to Follow COVID-19 Orders

Update: In an emailed statement to WSPY news on Tuesday George Richter, who was dismissed from the Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District over insubordination last week, says that mandatory vaccination or routine COVID-19 testing amounts to an invasion of privacy. Richter says that the fire department should say no to vaccine mandates. He had no… Read more

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Illinois Department Public Health Releases Halloween Guidance

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released guidelines for Halloween activities. Read more

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American Red Cross Facing Blood Shortage

The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage due to a lack of donations. Brian McDaniel is the Executive Director of the Illinois River Valley Red Cross. He says normally donations pick up in the fall, but that's not happening this year. McDaniel says COVID-19 is having an impact. Read more

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Yorkville City Council Approves Tax Levy Estimate

The Yorkville City Council on Tuesday voted to approve its tax levy estimate. This isn't necessarily the final number the city will ask for, but establishes the max the city council can request. The estimate is at around $4.4-million, which includes the levy for the Yorkville Public Library. City Administrator Bart Olson says it is an increase ove… Read more

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Yorkville Police Charge Juvenile with Having A Stun Gun On School Property

Yorkville police say a juvenile had a stun gun on Yorkville school property on Friday October 8. Police didn't say which school property, but said it was in the 900 block of Game Farm Road. Read more

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Area Police Reports for Saturday, October 16, 2021

Note to Readers: Information presented here is obtained from the city police and sheriff's departments. Individuals listed in reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court. Read more

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Area Police Reports for Friday, October 15, 2021

Note to Readers: Information presented here is obtained from the city police and sheriff's departments. Individuals listed in reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court. Read more

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Second Bat in DeKalb County Tests Positive for Rabies

Another bat found in Sycamore has tested positive for rabies, according to the DeKalb County Health Department. The bat was found last week and is thought to have had contact with a dog. The dog is vaccinated against rabies, but will receive an additional booster shot.  Read more

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Kinzinger Considering His Options After Draft of Illinois Congressional Maps is Released

Sixteenth District Congressman Adam Kinzinger is looking over his options, including those outside of the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more

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Naperville North High School Again Closing Due to Threat

Naperville North High School is having to cancel classes for the second time in under thirty days due to a threat against the school. Read more

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Plano Alderman Says Juneteenth Event In Danger Because of Lack of City Support

Plano Alderman Jamal Williams says his Juneteenth celebration event, that was held for the first time this year, might not be happening again. Williams says there's no funding in the city's proposed amended budget to cover the cost of the stage for the event. Read more

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Three COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Kendall County This Week

The number of people who have died in Kendall County from COVID-19 has increased to 112, according to the Kendall County Health Department. The number was at 109 the previous week. Read more

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Newark Village Board Moves Forward with Water Project

The Newark Village Board is moving forward with the water filter project at the village's main well. Engineering Enterprises Inc's (EEI) John Whitehouse presented the board with the timeline beginning with the bid advertisement and continuing through the project completion. He noted a six month gap between ordering of parts and receipt of parts as… Read more

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Trial for Man Accused in Sheridan Murders Set for January

A jury trial date has been set in the case of 38-year-old Donald Fredres, of Sandwich, who is accused of murdering his former in-laws back in March. Fredres appeared in LaSalle County Court on Thursday where a judge set his trial date on January 10 with a final pretrial hearing on January 7. The case can still be pushed back if lawyers are still w… Read more

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Kendall County Wants More Non-Profits to Apply for American Rescue Plan Act Grants; $781,706 Left to Distribute

Just under $782,000 remain from Round 1 of the American Rescue Grant Act Funds.  The first round started with one million dollars. Read more

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Elizabeth A. Johnson, 94

Elizabeth A. Johnson, age 94 of Millbrook, IL passed away at her home on Saturday, October 23, 2021. She was born on January 10, 1927 in Kendall County, IL the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Gabel) Howell. Read more

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Brett Allen Kimbrough, 49

Brett Allen Kimbrough, age 49 of Somonauk, IL passed away unexpectedly at his home, on Thursday, October 21, 2021. He was born on February 24, 1972 in Little Rock, AR. Read more

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Nita M. Mack, 86

Nita M. Mack, age 86 of Sycamore, IL passed away at her home on Thursday, October 21, 2021. She was born on November 11, 1934 in Gatesville, TX the daughter of Alex E. and Callie (White) Van Winkle. Read more

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Donald L. Earle, 76

Donald L. Earle, 76, of Leland, IL passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at his home. He was born December 4, 1944 in Sandwich, IL the son of Reuben and Leona (Kramer) Earle. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Ottawa, IL. He loved helping his father on the family farm. Donald work… Read more

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George P. Musko, 66

George P. Musko, age 66 of Yorkville, IL passed away unexpectedly at Edwards Hospital in Naperville, IL on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. He was born on June 29, 1955 in Royal Oak, MI the son of Michael and Nancy (Burns) Musko. Read more

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Nancy L. Martin, 83

Nancy L. Martin, 83, of Plano, IL passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. She was born March 22, 1938, in Columbia, KY the daughter of Cassius and Lillian (Milby) Keltner. She married James L. Martin on November 15, 1958, in Plano, IL. She was an Avon representative for 55 years also working as an ai… Read more

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Jerrell W. Williams, 69

Jerrell W. Williams, age 69, of Waterman, IL, passed away at his home surrounded his family on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. He was born on December 27, 1951, in Sandwich, IL, the son of Albert and Irene (Jaggers) Williams. Read more

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Gary Keith Ewing, 74

Gary Keith Ewing, 74, formerly of Millington, IL passed away Monday, October 18, 2021 with his loving daughter and son-in-law by his side. He passed away at his daughters residence in Williford, AR. Read more

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Thomas M. Johnson, 74

Thomas M. Johnson, 74, of rural Earlville, IL passed away Monday, October 18, 2021 at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, IL. He was born November 17, 1946 in Earlville, IL the son of Ivan and Gladys (Randall) Johnson. He married Wilma Johnson on October 21, 1966 in Ottawa, IL. He farmed in the Earlville, IL area for most of his life. Most… Read more

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Douglas Arthur Weeks, 74

Douglas Arthur Weeks, 74, of Batavia, Illinois formerly of Plano, IL, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021.  He was born November 20, 1946 in Aurora, IL the son of George and Judith (Erickson) Weeks.  He was a member of many bowling leagues in Plano, IL.  Doug enjoyed spending time with his family, and rooting for the New York Yankees and Ohio Sta… Read more