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Shaw Media to assume ownership June 26 - 6/18/2015
Ledger-Sentinel wins state press awards
Honored in annual Illinois Press Association contest - 6/18/2015
County official's composting facility questioned
IEPA_investigating; Koukol defends 'very small operation' on Rt. 126 - 6/18/2015
Final vote pending on Rt. 34 commercial building
Proposed in Montgomery retail center - 6/18/2015
Protective order approved in_Hastert case
Hastert, his attorneys barred from disclosing 'sensitive information' - 6/18/2015
Veteran firefighter to lead Oswego Fire Department
New chief served 27 years in Naperville before coming to Oswego in '12 - 6/18/2015
Oswego Fire District earns Class 2 insurance rating
Home, business owners may see savings - 6/18/2015
Hastert pleads not guilty to charges
Former Speaker of the House appears withdrawn in federal court appearance - 6/11/2015
Hastert's former Yorkville High students react to abuse allegations By Tony Scott
Montgomery official questions 911 report
Official: KenCom monthly call statistics 'completely ridiculous' - 6/11/2015
Scrub Hastert name from park, OHS, courthouse?
Plaques, signs, pictures honoring former Speaker leave officials in quandary - 6/11/2015
County receives final per diem repayment
Committee found 11 board members owed $45,000, they re-paid $6,400 - 6/11/2015
County board member settles federal lawsuit
Davidson to pay into laborer's fund - 6/11/2015
Montgomery finalizes mosquito spraying contract
Approve fogging portion of pact after questioning Clarke representative - 6/11/2015
Hastert arraignment hearing next Tuesday
Former U.S. Speaker scheduled to appear in court on federal charges - 6/4/2015
Local reaction: indictment 'like a punch in the gut'
Former colleagues shocked, saddened by allegations against Hastert - 6/4/2015
Local jobless rate continues to fall
County rate at 5.1 percent in April; Oswego at 4.8 percent - 6/4/2015
Appeal $2.5 million judgment?
School district board will decide - 6/4/2015
Oswego Board stands by July 3 fireworks date
Motion to re-schedule display for July 4 fails in 3-2 board vote - 6/4/2015
Montgomery officials question mosquito fogging
Board agrees to delay vote on portion of mosquito management contract - 6/4/2015
Section of library addition to sport green roof
District awarded $10,000 grant from Fox River Valley Community Foundation - 6/4/2015
$2.5 million judgment against District 308
Jury finds district liable in 2008 death of OHS student - 5/28/2015
Park district board elects new president
Former Oswego Village Board member succeeds Mattingly as board leader - 5/28/2015
Kendall County home sales surged in April
Median home sale price shows 8.3 percent increase over last year - 5/28/2015
Oswego approves dial-a-ride service agreement
Village to pay $139,000 over three years to continue popular service - 5/28/2015
Downtown Montgomery railroad quiet zone study set
Board votes 5-1 to hire consultants - 5/28/2015
Official: need for PADS_volunteers continues
Program for area homeless completes another busy fall, winter season - 5/28/2015
County opposes Rauner's public transit spending cuts
Cite negative impact on Kendall residents - 5/28/2015
Oswego OKs street resurfacing contracts
Village will spend just over $1.2M; to use budget reserves - 5/21/2015
Kendall's circuit court clerk steps down
Morganegg: 'No longer able to give 100 percent' to job - 5/21/2015
County approves per diem settlement agreement
Official who claimed a per diem for Thanksgiving Day to repay $1,600 - 5/21/2015
Dual language program changes discussed
School officials looking to make improvements in wake of board's vote - 5/21/2015
End of the road for special ed cooperative?
Vote to dissolve organization pending - 5/21/2015
Fantasy group barred from forest preserve
Officials list property damage among reasons for canceling reservations - 5/21/2015
Montgomery sergeant named 'Officer of the Year'
Sullivan honored for work in handling attempted murder case last fall - 5/21/2015
School board OKs leaner staffing plan
District to hire one of four recommended assistant principals - 5/14/2015
Boulder Hill murder conviction upheld
Reyes' rights not violated, Appellate Court rules - 5/14/2015
Split school board reinstates Dual Language
New board overturns prior board's vote to do away with controversial program - 5/14/2015
Changing special ed a school district goal
School chief explains decision to leave Kendall County cooperative - 5/14/2015
Montgomery to trim door-to-door solicitor hours
Current 9 p.m. curfew to be cut by one hour Mondays through Saturdays - 5/14/2015
Engineer: close historic Millbrook bridge
1897 structure in need of costly repairs; county officials debate next step - 5/14/2015
Montgomery OKs Huntington Chase street work
Board approves $750,000 settlement pact with bankrupt developer's bond company - 5/14/2015
New school board may bring back dual language
Agree to place issue on May 11 agenda - 5/7/2015
School district hiring plan questioned
Board member: district can't afford four more administrators - 5/7/2015
New Oswego Board may have broken meetings law
Village failed to provide public notice of Tuesday swearing-in ceremony - 5/7/2015
Montgomery mom accused of trying to kill kids in court
Mental fitness to stand trial still at issue - 5/7/2015
Oswego High's Wall of Honor continues to grow
More names of graduates who have or are currently serving in military added - 5/7/2015
Montgomery flood control efforts paying dividends
Residents with flood insurance should save as a result of the village's new rating - 5/7/2015
School administrator pay hikes approved
Board votes favorably after residents voice concerns over increases, timing - 4/30/2015
School plan calls for more teachers, support staff
Over 50 more hires needed at a cost of $3.3 million, school board told - 4/30/2015
LeClercq extends thanks as he steps down
Credits board, staff for Oswego's accomplishments over the past eight years - 4/30/2015
Property tax bills arriving in mailboxes this week
46,000 bills printed; county treasurer's office braces for phone calls - 4/30/2015
'Campaign' for Montgomery rail crossing repairs?
Webster Street crossing not in ICC program for this year, board told - 4/30/2015
'Ruth Dieterich Wagner Day'
Montgomery honors village's oldest resident for her service - 4/30/2015
Montgomery OKs $250,000 for street maintenance
Officials anticipate expanded program in '16 due to passage of referendum - 4/30/2015
School board OKs funds for wage hikes
Final vote on administrator raises expected_Monday - 4/23/2015
Sex discrimination lawsuit amended
Former sheriff, other department employees named - 4/23/2015
GOP_leaders asked to apologize for mailer
Committeeman charges endorsements violated party's bylaws - 4/23/2015
Oswego official: we moved community forward
Departing administrator worked to build concensus amidst divided village board - 4/23/2015
Oswego will seek 'innovative collaborator'
Village president-elect looks ahead to search for new administrator - 4/23/2015
Rt. 34 rebuild, widening expected to start next year
Oswego officials advised IDOT_to award contract 'within the next few months' - 4/23/2015
Area veterinarians: dog flu treatable, avoidable
Confirm new strain of canine flu has been prevalent in Kendall County - 4/23/2015
Schools face state funding cut
District 308 will lose $1.2 million for current school year - 4/16/2015
Election brings change to Oswego Village Hall
Newly elected village president, three new trustees will be sworn-in May 5 - 4/16/2015
Montgomery OKs budget with 'frozen' items
Replacement trees, other purchases could be cut if state reduces funding - 4/16/2015
Long-time Montgomery public works chief resigns
Hired by DuPage Forest Preserve District - 4/16/2015
Forest Preserve OKs 'Fox River Bluffs' purchase
166 acre parcel located along river between Yorkville and Plano - 4/16/2015
State lawmaker will keep seat on Bristol Twp. Board
Wheeler cites ethics officer opinion - 4/16/2015
County officials disagree over senior grants
Board members have questions as tax levy revenues divided up - 4/16/2015
Johnson elected Oswego village president
Prevails by 189 vote margin; West, Kauffman, McCarthy-Lange win board seats - 4/9/2015
Newcomers elected to school board
Incumbents retain seats on Montgomery Village Board
Oswego voters elect three to village board seats
Kauffman, McCarthy-Lange, West victorious in crowded field - 4/9/2015
Montgomery OKs first unit in new business park
Deal pending to bring food processing plant to 29 acre parcel - 4/9/2015
'Status quo' Oswego budget up for adoption
Provides funding to maintain service levels; Park-n-Ride funds would be cut - 4/9/2015
Rauner resolution sparks local union outcry
Pack Oswego Village Hall, urge board to reject right-to-work measure - 4/2/2015
Oswego OKs incentive package
Deal worth $184,000 for new owners of former fire station - 4/2/2015
Parents concerned over school policy change
Would lead to 'separate but equal' status for special needs students, board told - 4/2/2015
Too expensive to swim at park district pools?
Season pass fee-even at discounted rate-adds up, board told - 4/2/2015
Local lawmakers split on state spending bill
$1.6 billion appropriated to cover state's budget hole until June 30 - 4/2/2015
Un-opposed library candidate wants to give back
Montgomery resident following in the footsteps of his late mother on library board - 4/2/2015
Study ranks Kendall County second healthiest
Commute, smoking and obesity rates among factors evaluated - 4/2/2015
School bus accident sparks questions
Parents express concerns to school board, administrators - 3/26/2015
Pit bull in March 15 Oswego attack euthanized
Bit nine year-old girl and killed her puppy in Gates Creek Subdivision - 3/26/2015
Never mind the voters, where are the candidates?
No easy answer for large number of uncontested races on April 7 ballot - 3/26/2015
Montgomery pit bull owner cited in attack
Dog bitten on Kathleen Circle; attorney pledges 'aggressive prosecution' - 3/26/2015
'We have found the right fit for OEHS'
Experienced educator and Marine Corps veteran to start work as principal July 1 - 3/26/2015
State funding for childcare program drying up
Loss of assistance would impact area parents, their children and day care facilities - 3/26/2015
Work to start on Orchard Rd. gas station-mini mart
Montgomery development director updates village board on pending projects - 3/26/2015
Taxes a top concern for school board candidates
Seven questioned at Oswego Chamber forum - 3/19/2015
Fugitive found in hidden room
Had taken off GPS band and fled prior to sentencing - 3/19/2015
Oswego Board seeks to maintain state funding
Village staff has prepared list of $1 million in cuts to 'core services' - 3/19/2015
Oswego's law firm makes donation to Giles' campaign
Donated $2,500, state records show - 3/19/2015
Montgomery Board opposes state funding cut
Adopt resolution urging state lawmakers to reject governor's proposal - 3/19/2015
Forest preserve district gets good grant news
Agency to receive funds to buy land - 3/19/2015
'I love, love, love, love Oswego'
Village a boring place to live? Not to these second graders - 3/19/2015
Report: more kids living in poverty here
8.3% of households with children receive food stamps - 3/12/2015
Montgomery looks to 'tweak' snowplowing plan
Report attributes problems during Jan. 31 storm to lack of drivers - 3/12/2015
LeClercq warns of 'catastrophic' funding cut
Oswego officials voice concerns over Gov. Rauner's state budget plans - 3/12/2015
Governor makes budget pitch in Yorkville
Local officials seek more details on Rauner's planned cuts in state funding - 3/12/2015
How to pay for street upkeep among forum issues
Six candidates seeking election to three seats on the Oswego Village Board - 3/12/2015
Oswego candidates a study in contrasts
Voice differing views on economic development, street funding, other issues - 3/12/2015
Changes coming to county sheriff's office
New sheriff inviting staff to present ideas for improving operations - 3/12/2015
Plan $10M school tax warrant sale
Proceeds to help pay district's bills until property taxes arrive - 3/5/2015
New life for old Oswego fire station
To become home for Oswego Cyclery, other fitness businesses - 3/5/2015
No measles here yet, but still a concern
Kendall County school vaccination rates range from 90 to 99 percent - 3/5/2015
School candidates stake out positions at forum
Three incumbents, four challengers vying for three open seats in April balloting - 3/5/2015
Steel goes up for library's second floor addition
$5 million project remains on schedule, library district board told - 3/5/2015
Long-time Kendall County official remembered
Hafenrichter's decades of service began on tax review board in '70s - 3/5/2015
Governor's budget cuts would sting here
Oswego would be out $1.5 million while Montgomery would lose $900,000 - 2/26/2015
School board votes to end DL_program
4-3 vote caps more than an hour of emotional testimony - 2/26/2015
Fewer taking privatized GED_test
Taxpayers paid to renovate center; firm hiked test cost - 2/26/2015
Home schooled student policy approved
School board votes 7-0 to allow participation in extracurriculars, sports - 2/26/2015
Area lawmakers react to governor's budget
Rezin hails Rauner for 'starting the conversation'; other state reps wary - 2/26/2015
Bids sought to replace Boulder Hill water mains
Montgomery Village Board OKs funding for current program's final phase - 2/26/2015
Board of Elections backs fine for negative mailer
Support hearing examiner's recommendation to fine political consultant - 2/26/2015
Report notes rising tide of suburban poverty
Kendall's poverty rates low compared to statewide average, but numbers rising - 2/19/2015
Oswego Board votes to delay payment to law firm
Board member objects to firm's actions during election controversy - 2/19/2015
School board at odds over non-student policy
Disagree on new extracurricular, sports policy for home schoolers, others - 2/19/2015
State of Oswego: LeClercq looks back and ahead
Thanks village staff, local business leaders during Oswego Chamber event - 2/19/2015
State of Montgomery: Brolley hails sales tax vote
Referendum's passage will minimize residents' cost for road program - 2/19/2015
County board member named in federal lawsuit
Plaintiffs allege Davidson kept working while collecting $130,000 pension - 2/19/2015
Juvenile abuse cases on the rise here, board told
Cases prosecuted have almost doubled - 2/19/2015
School board receives dual language options
Parents voice concerns, criticize administration - 2/12/2015
No updates on special ed co-op
School board candidate questions officials' silence - 2/12/2015
Oswego unable to decide on road funding
Board votes to seek bid proposals for two resurfacing programs - 2/12/2015
Police arrest two in Montgomery shooting
Suspects surrender after barricading themselves in near east side Aurora home - 2/12/2015
Montgomery snow plowing service under review
'Time is of the essence,' public works director tells village board - 2/12/2015
Taxpayer involvement called key to lower taxes
Officials say people have the power, but they also have to participate - 2/12/2015
Montgomery Village Board hears stop sign request
Parent tells board her daughter escaped injury after being hit by vehicle - 2/12/2015
Change school boundaries?
District 308 panel 'all over the map' in discussing options - 2/5/2015
Negative mailer linked to county official's failed campaign
Koukol denies involvement; state elections board ruling pending - 2/5/2015
Oswego, Montgomery still digging out
Snowplow crews worked long hours in an effort to keep streets passable - 2/5/2015
Good, bad news on Montgomery parkway trees
Fewer infested ash trees to cut down; but replacing them to take time, cost thousands - 2/5/2015
State request for forest preserve deer harvest rejected
IDNR sought OK to monitor deer herd for chronic wasting disease - 2/5/2015
Changes looming in farmland tax assessments
Farmers with poorer quality soils will likely pay more starting next year - 2/5/2015
Rules for election letters
Sales tax to help fund schools? Not so fast
Board member voices opposition - 1/29/2015
Oswego village president's race down to two candidates
Michels withdraws leaving Giles, Johnson - 1/29/2015
School district still waiting for state to pay up
Officials ponder options if, when $49.3 million building grant finally arrives - 1/29/2015
Kendall Sheriff's Office named in federal lawsuit
Former corrections deputy alleges rampant 'inappropriate sexual behavior' - 1/29/2015
Oswego officials battle in prepared statements
Michels, Johnson accuse each other of wasting taxpayer dollars in election flap - 1/29/2015
OEHS_pool renovation project OK'd in split vote
Board members disagree over ceramic tiles, water treatment system - 1/29/2015
Montgomery funds for Oswego Senior Center?
Manager of non-profit Oswego facility presents request to village board - 1/29/2015
Oswego says 'no' to tax hike proposals
Increases would have paid for streets, new police station - 1/22/2015
Judge's ruling sets Oswego election format
All candidates who filed petitions in November, December will appear on ballot - 1/22/2015
Request for judicial review of electoral board decision denied
Nearly 1,000 licensed to carry firearms in Kendall
County sheriff, local police report no issues with license holders - 1/22/2015
Sheriff seeks to house Fed inmates in county jail
Proposed deal could net county $500,000 in additional annual revenues - 1/22/2015
Social networking password policy questioned
School district board members express concerns over law - 1/22/2015
Bids opened again for OEHS_pool renovations
Support voiced for installing more costly, but longer-lasting ceramic tile - 1/22/2015
School board president ends re-election bid
Withdraws after fellow board member's husband challenges candidate petitions - 1/15/2015
Former OHS_assistant to lead OEHS
School board approves Watson as interim principal - 1/15/2015
Oswego sales tax hike, new gas tax proposed
Additional revenues would pay for annual road repairs, new police station - 1/15/2015
First Montgomery tax rebate checks to arrive in '16
Cite delay in start-up of collection, receipt of sales tax revenues - 1/15/2015
Former long-time Montgomery official mourned
Jesse Vazquez was active civic leader in village, Kane County for two decades - 1/15/2015
"I thought elected officials were gods..."
Newly retired State Rep. Kay Hatcher looks backs at her public service career - 1/15/2015
Many called animal shelter during cold snap
Concerns voiced over pets left outdoors - 1/15/2015
Ruling puts all Oswego candidates on ballot
Electoral board acts on complaints - 1/8/2015
District 308 student achievement increased in '14
School chief, board president reflect on busy year, look ahead - 1/8/2015
On Oswego agenda: road funding, police station
LeClercq lists goals as two-term tenure as village president winds down - 1/8/2015
Montgomery '14 highlight: successful referendum
Voters said 'yes' to tax hike to pay for road maintenance; TIF_district also set - 1/8/2015
Pool re-opening a '14 park district highlight
Agency officials report continued growth in program registrations, facility use - 1/8/2015
County board OKs waste plan in 5-4 split vote
Plan states county will not consider new, alternative waste technologies - 1/8/2015
Candidate petitions contested
Oswego Electoral Board receives more objections, to meet again Monday - 1/1/2015
Unemployment rate tumbles in Kendall, Oswego
State official: local economies continue to grow at a steady pace - 1/1/2015
Kendall home prices up slightly in November
Park district board approves $14 million budget
Park district to share services of IT_employee
OK_pact with Woodridge Park District - 1/1/2015
This year's flu shot not quite as effective
Kendall Co. Health Dept. officials still urging area residents to get vaccinated - 1/1/2015
Apply for a Habitat for Humanity house Jan. 24
Was a referendum required?
Arguments aired at Oswego Electoral Board hearing - 12/25/2014
Fallout from Aurora's rental housing crackdown?
Montgomery president says village lacks legal authority to enact similar program - 12/25/2014
Oswego facing road repair funding gap
$2M-$3M more needed annually to pay for road maintenance, board told - 12/25/2014
Oswego East to have new principal next year
Martens resigns; District 308 seeking interim principal to finish school year - 12/25/2014
Board voices support for Dual Language program
Favor keeping portions of program as part of ELL program overhaul - 12/25/2014
County bracing for loss of income tax hike revenues
Board previously passed resolution opposing continuation of tax hike - 12/25/2014
County board opposes per diem hike for jurors
Bill now on governor's desk would hike pay to $25 for first day - 12/25/2014
'No basis for ethics violation'
School board clears two members, staffer in election email controversy - 12/18/2014
A sales tax to help fund local schools?
Consultant details County School Facilities Tax to District 308 committee - 12/18/2014
A sales tax to help fund local schools?
Consultant details County School Facilities Tax to District 308 committee - 12/18/2014
Did Oswego need voters' OK to change election?
Village convenes electoral board; hearing next Monday at village hall - 12/18/2014
Schools add more students, grow more diverse
School chief: number of minority students up from 15% in 2000 to 40% - 12/18/2014
'Congratulations, you made history in Illinois'
School District 308 gains state approval for online learning waiver - 12/18/2014
$1 line item stricken from state's attorney's budget
State's attorney believes politics behind initial decision to list item in budget - 12/18/2014
Montgomery OKs sales tax incentive agreement
9er's Grill to locate in former Applebee's - 12/18/2014
Audit details English, Dual Language shortcomings
Consultants present findings to School District 308 Board - 12/11/2014
Oswego election filing controversy continues
Attempt to repeal resolution that set November petition filing dates fails - 12/11/2014
A new tenant for former Montgomery Applebee's?
Village board supportive of incentive pact with Houston-based 9er's Grill - 12/11/2014
Payback for county board per diem investigation?
State's attorney questions board decision to add $1 line item to his office budget - 12/11/2014
Oswego to seek appraisal on Rt. 34 police station
Village board could use results in setting price for possible sale - 12/11/2014
Oswego Police maintain national accreditation
Certification board also awards department its first-ever excellence rating - 12/11/2014
New, improved Montgomery History Book on sale
Recent historical research used in updating book first published in 1990 - 12/11/2014
Candidate petition filing mix-up
Just two Oswego candidates file petitions in time to have names placed on April 7 ballot - 12/4/2014
Park district board approves tax levy increase
Owner of $225,000 home to pay about $16 more in taxes to agency in '15 - 12/4/2014
Oswego may form economic development panel
Experts from local business community would assist village staff, board told - 12/4/2014
County board sworn-in; Shaw re-elected chairman
Per diem committee fate uncertain - 12/4/2014
Retiring sheriff's career spanned five decades
Randall worked to boost training, cooperation with other agencies - 12/4/2014
Forest preserve district board names new director
Guritz has worked for DuPage FP District - 12/4/2014
School tax levy OK'd in 5-1 ballot
District will receive over $1 million more in taxes in '15 - 11/27/2014
School board quizzed at town hall-style meeting
Residents question logo change, special ed program, language study - 11/27/2014
Montgomery unveils revised property tax levy
Previously proposed increase on existing properties now removed - 11/27/2014
Cross looking ahead, keeping options open
Former GOP House Minority leader has no plans-for now - 11/27/2014
Regional water treatment plant proposed
Oswego, Montgomery, Yorkville officials seek to assure water supply in years ahead - 11/27/2014
Forest district preserve budget OK'd--with horses
Agency receives $10,000 donation to keep riding program at equestrian center - 11/27/2014
Oswego backs second water main crossing river
Main would balance water supply, support growth south of Route 71 - 11/27/2014
One million served
Food bank official presents sobering facts about hunger in Kendall County - 11/20/2014
Montgomery officials talk snow parking scofflaws
Discuss options to encourage residents to abide by on-street parking ban - 11/20/2014
Panel moves to settle per diem re-payments
County would get back considerably less than suggested in forensic audit - 11/20/2014
'Changes have to be made'
State's attorney 'guarantees' further per diem problems - 11/20/2014
Home school, parochial student policy questioned
Proposed change would cut minimum half day attendance requirement - 11/20/2014
Did school board members, staffer 'cross line'?
Board member questions colleagues over preparation of re-election press releases - 11/20/2014
Language programs audit nears completion
Consultants to present findings to school board early next month - 11/20/2014
Tentative school tax levy shows increase
District would receive just over $1 million more in '15 - 11/13/2014
Four percent park tax levy hike proposed
Public hearing, final board vote expected Nov. 20 - 11/13/2014
Proposed Montgomery tax levy sparks objections
Board member notes proposed increase would partially offset promised rebates - 11/13/2014
Nearly 4,000 Kendall County voters cast early ballots
48 percent voter turnout here comparable to recent mid-term elections - 11/13/2014
Oswego to open east side Park-n-Ride Dec. 1
Three departure, return trips set between Farmington Lakes and Metra station - 11/13/2014
Montgomery wants seat at 911 agency's table
Village pays dues to KenCom, but has no vote on executive board - 11/13/2014
County officials spar over forest preserve budget
Seek to maintain horse program while filling $140,000 budget shortfall - 11/13/2014
Montgomery voters OK_sales tax increase
Village to use funds to fix roads; residents to get property tax rebate checks - 11/6/2014
County board Democrat ousted
Cesich has chaired panel investigating per diem abuses - 11/6/2014
Four to represent Kendall in State House
Democrat Kifowit, Republicans Wheeler, Anthony and Batinick win races - 11/6/2014
Veteran officer new Oswego police chief
Burgner: department will 'provide best police services possible' - 11/6/2014
Shortage of volunteers affecting PADS_program
Program serving county's homeless had to scramble to find help Wednesday night - 11/6/2014
Officials urged to keep equestrian center horses
Ellis House supporters pack forest preserve district committee meeting - 11/6/2014
Funding for roads? Montgomery voters to decide
Village offering property tax rebates in exchange for 'yes' vote on sales tax hike - 10/30/2014
School board updated on strategic plan
Identifies goals as district strives to become 'world class' - 10/30/2014
Some officials have declined to repay county
Other current, former county board members have offered small reimbursements - 10/30/2014
Voters will find a short ballot at their polling place
Races contested for seats on county board, state representative positions - 10/30/2014
Congressional, state candidates stake out positions
Taxes, budget issues dominate discussion at Yorkville forum - 10/30/2014
Large development planned off Rt. 30 in Oswego
Plan commission hearing on Hudson Point Subdivision plans Nov. 6 - 10/30/2014
Oswego Board backs single police dept. location
Board weighs options for expanded facilities; majority opposed to two sites - 10/30/2014
County will seek to trim deficit budget
Board members disagree on raising '15 property tax levy - 10/23/2014
Court hearing for Montgomery mom accused of attempted murder continued
Attorney asks for bail reduction; next court date Nov. 3 - 10/23/2014
Park district survey finds parks, trails well used
655 completed, returned community needs assessment, board told - 10/23/2014
Montgomery officials want motorists to slow down
Awareness program proposed after resident asks for stop sign, speed bumps - 10/23/2014
County officials prepare for Ebola cases
Health department director updates county board - 10/23/2014
State rejects Augusta Lake Park project grant
Agency cites 'insufficient funds' as reason for turning down park district request - 10/23/2014
State representative campaign donors listed
Updated finance reports show who's paying for Nov. 4 election - 10/23/2014
Early voting starts next Monday
Ballots can be cast at Montgomery, Oswego village halls - 10/16/2014
Montgomery mom due in court today
Charges include attempted murder of three daughters in home on village's far west side - 10/16/2014
45 juveniles, four adults arrested on alcohol charges
Oswego Police respond to loud party - 10/16/2014
Oswego Police arrest home invasion suspect after search
Nearby schools were placed on lockdown - 10/16/2014
Orchard Road restaurant liquor license supported
Montgomery business would offer video gaming along with food, drinks - 10/16/2014
County board opposes Clean Water Act change
Adding ditches to waterways definition would add to project costs, board told - 10/16/2014
Oswego launches public works smartphone app
Free app allows users to report, check status of issues in their neighborhoods - 10/16/2014
Can county recover per diem, mileage payments?
State's attorney outlines options to board committee - 10/9/2014
Jobless rate at lowest since Aug. '07
Oswego's unemployed rate tumbles; now at 4.9% - 10/9/2014
County waste official details new plan
Waste transfer stations would be permitted, board told - 10/9/2014
Program helps feed Long Beach students in need
About 100 students receive weekend meals from Blessings in a Backpack - 10/9/2014
Missing OEHS student found safe Tuesday in Maryland
East side Metra Park-n-Ride site supported
Oswego Village Board backs proposal for second facility near Douglas Road - 10/9/2014
Annex private streets?_Oswego policy proposed
Request from Ogden Falls Subdivision HOA prompted village staff study - 10/9/2014
'$12 to $20' per home annually
Cost estimated for reactivating drainage districts - 10/2/2014
School board questioned on fundraisers
Parent asks where 'the heck all the money is going' - 10/2/2014
Public takes a pass on Fox Metro upgrade projects
No one attends hearing on $149M in projects; monthly bills expected to rise - 10/2/2014
Power wash set for Montgomery's Fairfield water tower
Board approves contract that includes cleaning storage tank off Knell Road - 10/2/2014
Park district extends PrairieFest carnival contract
This year's Windy City Amusements carnival generated over $150,000, report shows - 10/2/2014
County forest preserve director to step down
Agency has added open space, upgraded facilities during Pettit's tenure - 10/2/2014
School district board OKs $205 million budget
Budget includes spending cut, but shows $4.4 million deficit - 9/25/2014
Two school board incumbents to seek re-election
Board president Walsh, Lightfoot confirm plans; Swanson 'definitely leaning' - 9/25/2014
Orchard Road gas station project gets initial OK
Montgomery Board accepts favorable plan commission recommendations - 9/25/2014
Cost to reactivate drainage districts still unknown
Second farm bureau info session this evening at Oswego Village Hall - 9/25/2014
Teacher of the Year nominee: 'I do what I_love to do'
Southbury fifth grade teacher humbled to be among 12 state finalists - 9/25/2014
Donations help museum build collection
White School Museum now has over 21,000 items of local historical significance - 9/25/2014
Oswego Board backs police leadership changes
Captains would become deputy chiefs under command structure reorganization - 9/25/2014
Alternate school budget plan detailed
Board of Education public hearing, final vote next Monday - 9/18/2014
More businesses for Rt. 34 corridor
Hobby Lobby opens Oct. 6; Lou Malnati's Pizza, DSW coming - 9/18/2014
Montgomery referendum comes with rebate offer
If votes OK sales tax hike Nov. 4, village to send $45 checks to homeowners - 9/18/2014
Fire district breaks ground on training facility
Steel structure will be built adjacent to agency's Montgomery Station No. 3 - 9/18/2014
Four seats up for election next spring on park board
Petitions available starting next Tuesday - 9/18/2014
Kendall PADS needs volunteers to help staff sites
Agency preparing to start fifth year of providing shelter to homeless individuals - 9/18/2014
County board OKs zoning rules for pot centers
Cultivation centers permitted in areas zoned for manufacturing - 9/18/2014
Another option on school budget?
Board member planning to present alternate proposal - 9/11/2014
Three now in race for Oswego's top job
Michels to join Giles, Johnson on April village ballot - 9/11/2014
Tax assessments show signs of stabilizing
Property values slowly rising as number of distressed sales drops - 9/11/2014
Oswego OKs private sector wage and benefits study
Video gaming cafe proposed in Montgomery
Facility would locate on Douglas Rd.; board favorable to liquor license request - 9/11/2014
Oswego resume talks on future police facilities
Board talks renovating facility, building new, using unused space at village hall - 9/11/2014
Oswego Library expansion project underway
13,000 square foot additional includes second floor on building's east wing - 9/11/2014
'We want to continue this increase'
District 308 ACT scores trend upward - 9/4/2014
Montgomery's Rt. 30 resolution cites accident toll
Board urges state to budget funds to widen busy highway on village's west side - 9/4/2014
Hultgren: nation needs to invest in infrastructure
Tells municipal officials Congress needs to 'figure this out' on funding - 9/4/2014
Author: self-mastery key to success
Stedman Graham address School District 308 students, teachers, parents - 9/4/2014
Montgomery to market west side TIF district
Official seeks unified village, MEDC response to business inquiries - 9/4/2014
As daughter fights cancer, family 'pays it forward'
Establish foundation to help other children being treated for lymphoma - 9/4/2014
Special ed co-op stay extended
Board votes 6-1 to keep district in KCSEC until 2016 - 8/28/2014
Montgomery OKs La Chiquita incentive pact
Supermarket chain to use sales tax rebates to renovate Douglas Road store - 8/28/2014
Have Kendall Co. property values bottomed out?
Have Kendall Co. property values bottomed out? - 8/28/2014
A Metra Park-n-Ride for Oswego's east side?
Village conducting online survey to gauge public interest; early response favorable - 8/28/2014
Dog park plans topic for park district open house
Special event held in Oswego's Jaycee Park for neighbors, interested residents - 8/28/2014
Plan for park changes a concern for neighbors
Plan for park changes a concern for neighbors - 8/28/2014
School board approves new logo in 6-1 ballot
Call it 'SD 308'
School district to drop Oswego name as part of re-imaging - 8/21/2014
No court decision on drainage districts
Farm Bureau to host info sessions prior to fall court date - 8/21/2014
No operations tax hike in proposed school budget
But board members acknowledge district's debt structure will require increase - 8/21/2014
Oswego's Ogden Falls water tower painting set
Four bids received; contract awarded - 8/21/2014
Oswego OKs new police chief employment pact
Burgner to begin tenure as village's top law enforcement official Nov. 27 - 8/21/2014
Illegal fireworks a problem in Montgomery
Increasing fines for violators among options under village board consideration - 8/21/2014
Regional lobbying effort to widen Route 30?
Montgomery official proposes village ask support of other area towns, counties - 8/21/2014
County board responds to deputy's labor grievance
Payroll adjustment OK'd; deputy asks board support to keep job - 8/21/2014
Dual language concerns aired
Parents question program staffing for new school year - 8/14/2014
Montgomery tables La Chiquita incentive pact
Framework for sales tax rebates 'worked out'; board vote expected Aug. 25 - 8/14/2014
Slow schools' departure from special ed co-op?
Parents voice concerns; superintendent to meet with other co-op leaders - 8/14/2014
OEHS dean, Plank principal among appointees
Oswego may take over Ogden Falls streets
Board members approve resolution; ask staff, attorney for more info - 8/14/2014
Montgomery waives bidding, buys road salt
Staff solicited price quotes after village came up empty in state bidding - 8/14/2014
Residents could have vote on drainage districts
Attorneys for Oswego, association have differing views; court hearing Monday - 8/14/2014
Two terms enough for LeClercq
Oswego Village President to step down next spring - 8/7/2014
Six named to school administrator positions
Plans to widen Rt. 30 west of Rt. 31 put on display
But Montgomery official cautions that construction years away - 8/7/2014
School board OKs pact with transportation union
Contract includes wage hikes, but described as 'cost neutral' to district - 8/7/2014
Wage hike for part-time county employee OK'd in split vote
County board lifts taxes, fees on motorcycle poker runs
Rauner: 'I'm a middle class guy'
GOP_candidate for governor meets with Kendall GOP behind closed doors - 8/7/2014
Two seeking Oswego's top job
Incumbent LeClercq expected to make plans known soon - 7/31/2014
Montgomery hears La Chiquita rebate request
Grocer seeking to purchase, remodel Montgomery Marketplace on Douglas Road - 7/31/2014
Rail crossing work to start Tuesday in downtown Oswego
Police warn motorists to expect delays - 7/31/2014
Area mayors to paddle the Fox River again
Plan September outing to promote river improvements, safety at dams - 7/31/2014
Bumper crop growing on Kendall County farms
But expected high yields driving down prices for corn and soybeans - 7/31/2014
Will county have enough road salt this winter?
No bids received through state program; county seeking bids directly - 7/31/2014
Hope, help available for young job seekers
Kendall-based agencies assist unemployed who have nowhere else to turn - 7/31/2014
Oswego home invaded; victims refuse police interviews
No criminal charges in per diem probe
Park district, foundation plan Oswego dog park
Three acre facility proposed in Jaycee Park along Douglas Road - 7/24/2014
Montgomery seeks to curb illegal fireworks
Board members cite complaints over holiday; ask for police review - 7/24/2014
New Oswego police chief looks back, ahead
'Ride along' with cop as a teen sparked interest in law enforcement career - 7/24/2014
Official: Montgomery trustee should lead fest parade
Heinz deserving due to years of service to the village, festival, Lee says - 7/24/2014
Congressmen split vote on highway funding bill
Foster a 'yes' on temporary fix; Hultgren only Illinois lawmaker to vote 'no' - 7/24/2014
Rt. 30 projects about two months behind schedule
Rains cited as factor; substantial completion now expected late this fall - 7/17/2014
Veteran Oswego Police officer to lead department
Board OKs Burgner appointment in 4-0 vote; to succeed Baird this fall - 7/17/2014
Video gaming wagers topped $1 million in May
Oswego netted $2,700 in revenues; Montgomery received $3,000 - 7/17/2014
Montgomery backs request to move billboard
Firm will be allowed to maintain Rt. 30 sign, but will take down sign on Rt. 31 - 7/17/2014
School district to seek online learning waiver
Board votes 4-0 to file request with state; decision expected this fall - 7/17/2014
A permanent shelter for_Kendall Co. homeless?
County board listens as PADS officials voice differing opinions - 7/17/2014
New animal control warden worked at no-kill shelter
Anna Friedman transitioned from social work to animal welfare - 7/17/2014
Report shows fewer out of work here
Kendall County unemployment rate dropped two percentage points in May - 7/10/2014
Library district seeks to re-finance bonds
Board advised agency could save up to $200,000 - 7/10/2014
Oswego approves Jimmy John's request
Sign amendment OK'd for Route 71 sandwich shop - 7/10/2014
Oswego will re-bid creek path repair project
Lone bid came in more than $400,000 over consultants' initial estimate - 7/10/2014
Volunteers work to keep food pantry stocked
Local residents again raising fresh produce in park behind Prairie Point Center - 7/10/2014
Kendall County Board news briefs...
17 apply for county animal control warden job - 7/10/2014
County may delay or scrap some building projects
Seeking to cut costs, officials shelve plans for office addition, storage building - 7/10/2014
Oswego says 'no' to golf carts
Trial program to allow carts on streets rejected - 7/3/2014
Schools seek waiver to boost online courses
Public hearing scheduled as part of July 14 school board meeting - 7/3/2014
Oswego OKs plans for Orchard Rd. Taco Bell
Restaurant to locate near Jewel store - 7/3/2014
Work to start soon on library expansion
Library board accepts contractor bids; project within $5M budget, board told - 7/3/2014
Montgomery Board OKs street resufacing funding
Seasons Ridge work expected next month - 7/3/2014
LeClercq expects to name new police chief soon
Oswego Village Board committee, police professionals interview applicants - 7/3/2014
School board OKs park district partnership pact
New agreement consolidates prior pacts; park board vote expected July 17 - 7/3/2014
State to pay for_Wolf's Crossing Rd. upgrade study
IDOT chief meets with local officials - 6/26/2014
Bids opened for Mill Road trail project
Construction expected to start in 'one to two months' - 6/26/2014
'Nobody has been minding the store'
Audit of county board members' per diem mileage payments released - 6/26/2014
School board votes to withdraw from co-op
Administration recommendation supported; parents express concerns - 6/26/2014
Parents voice support for dual language program
Petitions urging retention, expansion of program presented to school board - 6/26/2014
Finding tenant for old Kmart a 'tricky situation'
Montgomery official updates village board on business attraction efforts - 6/26/2014
Park district plans Augusta Lake Park upgrades
Agency seeking $200,000 state grant to help pay for improvements - 6/26/2014
Oswego a boring place?
Village president disagrees with blog's 'light-hearted' list - 6/19/2014
Oswego Board backs plans for Orchard Rd. development
Project would include 346 apartments - 6/19/2014
OHS to get new track; OEHS will be resurfaced
Board OKs contract in split, 4-2 vote; repair work also set at other schools - 6/19/2014
Drone a new tool in Kendall farmer's toolbox
Remote control aircraft provides live video of field, crop conditions - 6/19/2014
Golf carts on Oswego streets? Board deadlocks on ordinance
Second vote on trial program expected - 6/19/2014
Three administrators to depart school district
Board accepts resignations for HR_director; OEHS assistant; secondary ed assistant - 6/19/2014
Park district employee salaries under review
Survey taken; director to present updated salary range plan to board in July - 6/19/2014
Schools to keep dual language program-for now
Audit to examine entire ELL program - 6/12/2014
Montgomery staff salary study underway
Village staff seeking salary info from other communities - 6/12/2014
'Casualty event' tests police, fire, hospitals
Large-scale practice allows emergency responders to prepare for the worst - 6/12/2014
School district to withdraw from special ed co-op?
Superintendent cites student performance gap in making recommendation - 6/12/2014
'Little Library' opens in Oswego neighborhood
Lake View family seeks to share love of reading with neighbors - 6/12/2014
State to open bids for Mill Road trail tomorrow
Construction expected to start later this month or in early July - 6/12/2014
Weis release details on per diem payments
Audit shows 11 current, former officials incorrectly charged county - 6/12/2014
Pay back mileage, per diems?
County board members react to repayment request - 6/5/2014
Wait over for same sex couples
First marriage licenses issued as new state law takes effect - 6/5/2014
School chief's performance goals approved
If goals are achieved by next June, Wendt could earn an extra $27,500 - 6/5/2014
New principal named at Oswego East High School
Martens has served as Belvidere High principal since 2010 - 6/5/2014
Salaries set for three school administrators
Base salaries locked for three years, but officials can earn bonuses - 6/5/2014
Montgomery's downtown focus of walking tour
Historic preservation commission offering free event June 21 - 6/5/2014
Kendall County Board news briefs...
County's cost for per diem, mileage audit: $24,384 - 6/5/2014
Per diem, mileage tab: $45,997
Letters list how much current, former board members owe county - 5/29/2014
Augusta Lake Park renovations planned
Park district will seek grant to cover portion of cost - 5/29/2014
Board urged to keep dual language program
Crowd packs_meeting; adminstration to present recommendation June 9 - 5/29/2014
Will Montgomery residents vote to fund roads?
Village to offer property tax rebates if voters OK Nov. 4 referendum - 5/29/2014
Marijuana cultivation center in Kendall County?
County receives inquiry; board members want more information - 5/29/2014
State supreme court rules SA's subject to FOIA
Request for assistant state's attorney's emails prompted lawsuit - 5/29/2014
Montgomery says 'no' to senior citizen panel
Board member, volunteers to continue to oversee monthly program - 5/29/2014
No more gas for donuts?
County board backs unspecified change to mileage payment policy - 5/22/2014
No change in park district board leadership
Mattingly re-elected board president; Krahn to remain as board vice president - 5/22/2014
Third park board member resigns since November
Mattingly: Roy White will be missed - 5/22/2014
Montgomery hears request to keep Rt. 30 billboard
Firm offers to take down Rt. 31 billboard if village OKs relocation of Rt. 30 sign - 5/22/2014
Park board OKs Jaycee Park renovation contract
Plainfield firm to complete work this summer - 5/22/2014
Official: audit shows $46,000 owed to county
Letters seeking repayment from 11 current, former board members in mail soon - 5/22/2014
Kendall chairman details business growth efforts
Shaw notes county's 'balancing act' of providing services to more residents - 5/22/2014
Change school funding method?
Oswego School District officials huddle in Springfield with local state reps - 5/15/2014
Montgomery Board OK with referendum question
Vote pending to place sales tax hike request on Nov. 4 ballot - 5/15/2014
285 here applied for health insurance under ACA
Counselor: Quite a few Kendall parents sought insurance for their children - 5/15/2014
State's attorney: per diem letters in mail soon
Repayment sought from 11 current, former county board members - 5/15/2014
County board chaplain hails prayer ruling
Prochaska plans to use 'God' and/or 'Lord' in prayers to open meetings - 5/15/2014
'Wall of Honor' unveiled at Oswego High
Photos of over 100 grads who served or are now serving in military on display - 5/15/2014
Montgomery Board approves street resurfacing
Two streets, three courts in Seasons Ridge to receive new asphalt - 5/15/2014
County board to keep per diems, benefits
Resolution to do away with current system rejected - 5/8/2014
Yorkville's Rt. 47 project to impact Oswego traffic
IDOT_to detour Rt. 47 traffic onto Orchard Rd. bridge May 29-June 9 - 5/8/2014
Local school reps lobbying state lawmakers
Push for major change in state's method of paying for schools - 5/8/2014
Next Oswego police chief a familiar face?
LeClercq plans to appoint applicant from within the department - 5/8/2014
Parks, schools sharing resources, panel told
Park district director details how agencies have together for years - 5/8/2014
Marketing boost for county forest preserve district
Benedictine U grad students to develop no cost plan for agency - 5/8/2014
Property tax bills in the mail
Higher rates may mean bigger bills - 5/1/2014
Montgomery water rate hike set
Newly adopted ordinance includes future annual increases - 5/1/2014
Prospect of 'Habitat' homes concerns neighbors
Non-profit agency has yet to file plans for lots on Montgomery's Keck Ave. - 5/1/2014
Oswego Board rejects sales, gas tax proposals
Village to dip into fund reserves - 5/1/2014
Final Oswego Library addition design approved
Consultants plan to seek bids this month; construction to start in July - 5/1/2014
Montgomery to consider property tax rebate
If voters pass sales tax hike to fund streets village could rebate portion of tax bill - 5/1/2014
Dedication scheduled for OHS veterans memorial
Photos of 120 alumni who have served military will be on display - 5/1/2014
Shooting victims out of hospital
Montgomery Police seeking information on east side incident - 4/24/2014
Cost in the way of widening Wolf's Crossing Rd.
Local, state officials review options on how to pay for $37.8M project - 4/24/2014
School board member: time to sell Rt. 126 land
O'Neil: use sale proceeds to pay for maintenance, capital projects - 4/24/2014
Official: Schools can add staff without extra cost
Enrollment projected to increase by more than 500 students this fall - 4/24/2014
Superintendent in line for bonuses if goals are met
Recently approved contract also includes contributions to tax sheltered annuity - 4/24/2014
Did officials overstep in aiding former staffer?
Oswego Board members disagree on retrieval of personal items from village hall - 4/24/2014
County board compensation overhaul backed
Committee favors ending per diems, health and dental insurance, mileage - 4/24/2014
Slow going on Route 30 construction
Montgomery Board told two state projects behind schedule - 4/17/2014
Hobby Lobby store coming to Oswego
Will locate in former Lowe's store - 4/17/2014
School district to retain current food service?
Two vendors object to administration's recommendation to remain with Aramark - 4/17/2014
School repair, improvement bids sought
Funding for 13 projects to come from district's capital projects account - 4/17/2014
Per diem reform proving a 'taboo subject'
Concensus on changes proving elusive for county board panel - 4/17/2014
Montgomery staff salary schedule questioned
Village board members question impact of annual, incremental raises - 4/17/2014
Montgomery approves road condition study
Firm to use 'road surface laser technology' to evaluate local streets - 4/17/2014
Almost property tax bill time
Parents sorry Oswego East principal leaving
Lee's work with parents, students over the past year lauded - 4/10/2014
Committee lists $7.8M in school facility upgrades
Superintendent, staff trim project list, cost estimate to $3.6M - 4/10/2014
Oswego OKs Orchard Rd. senior apartments
Village president casts tie-breaking vote after board deadlocks - 4/10/2014
Oswego targets several streets for resurfacing
Resolution passed; work expected to start after Memorial Day - 4/10/2014
Oswego president: village may not need to raise taxes for roads
Hearing on tentative budget Tuesday - 4/10/2014
County approves waste transfer station pact talks
OK new contract for school chief
Board votes 6-1 to give Wendt four additional years - 4/3/2014
Spirited debate on county board compensation
Some favor doing away with per diems, other benefits; others opposed - 4/3/2014
LeClercq: smaller Home Rule sales tax hike suggested
Oswego village president says officials will not consider a full one percent increase - 4/3/2014
Montgomery Board unanimous on referendum bid
Should sales tax be raised to pay for street maintenance? Voters to decide - 4/3/2014
Grant sought for Boulder Point renovations
Park district board authorizes staff to file application with state agency - 4/3/2014
New home for local landmark caboose
Vintage railcar stood for four decades along Rt. 34 between Oswego, Yorkville - 4/3/2014
Sales tax hike, fuel tax on Oswego agenda
Sales tax hike, fuel tax on Oswego agenda - 3/27/2014
Oswego East principal to leave June 30
Lee accepts assistant superintendent's job in the Indian Prairie School District - 3/27/2014
How much do county board members owe?
11 to receive letters soon seeking repayment of per diems - 3/27/2014
Oswego residents to pay more on electric bills
Charge for electric power to rise when current contract expires June 30 - 3/27/2014
Montgomery OKs Boulder Hill water main pact
Second phase of project will start pending IEPA approval of plans, loan - 3/27/2014
Baird will likely run unopposed this fall
Kendall Democrats not expected to slate candidate for county sheriff - 3/27/2014
Mill Rd. trail construction expected this summer
Oswego to use federal grant proceeds to pay for majority of project - 3/27/2014
Oswego chief wins GOP_sheriff's race
Baird may run un-opposed in general election; voter turnout just 19% - 3/20/2014
Republican voters like incumbent county clerk
Gillette wins with 72% of vote - 3/20/2014
Gilmour, Prochaska win in GOP District 1
Davidson also successful in bid to re-claim board seat - 3/20/2014
Incumbents prevail in GOP District 2 county board race
Gryder, Cullick win three-way contest - 3/20/2014
Oswego seeks to identify downtown developer
Firm would oversee redevelopment of old village hall site, three adjoining parcels - 3/20/2014
Montgomery honors Oscar-nominated resident
Board proclaims March 31 as 'Edgar Barens Day' in the village - 3/20/2014
Vote on Rt. 30, Wolf's Crossing gas station agreement tabled
Residents voice concerns over traffic; Oswego Board wants more information - 3/20/2014
Montgomery to put sales tax hike on ballot
Citing need for road funds, board backs plan for fall referendum - 3/13/2014
Earlier start for Oswego street resurfacing?
Board backs plan to expedite program; extra funding source to be determined - 3/13/2014
School board OKs police at school polling places
Approve previously tabled pact with Aurora Election Commission - 3/13/2014
Water rate hike in proposed Montgomery budget
Village president: 4% increase necessary to maintain water system - 3/13/2014
Sheriff's candidates differ on chief deputy
Baird would replace deputy; Eaves, Christiansen would retain him - 3/13/2014
Most voters likely to stay away from polls
Just 22 percent of Kendall voters cast ballots in last non-presidential primary - 3/13/2014
SA: Board members may owe $50,000
Wrongly claimed mileage payments to further boost cost - 3/6/2014
Committee open to doing away with per diems
County board members received $146,720 in salary, benefits last year alone - 3/6/2014
Going to the library? Leave your gun in the car
Oswego Police brief library board on conceal carry rules - 3/6/2014
Montgomery mayor: no to Home Rule referendum
Board members discuss options for street maintenance funds - 3/6/2014
'Totally honored just to be there'
Montgomery filmmaker's documentary an Oscar runner-up - 3/6/2014
Candidates stake out positions at forum
Kendall County Farm Bureau hosts event at historic courthouse - 3/6/2014
Baby wouldn't wait for mom to reach the hospital
Oswego Paramedics help mom make safe delivery in ambulance - 3/6/2014
Kendall Co. to 11 board members: pay us back
Repayment sought for mileage, per diems billed in error - 2/27/2014
Change school funding method?
State committee drafting resolution, board told - 2/27/2014
School chief: growth a continuing challenge
Wendt notes Oswego School District now bigger than Naperville - 2/27/2014
Montgomery Police detail response to shooting
Police chief: three suspects arrested within 15-18 minutes of Feb. 11 incident - 2/27/2014
For police social media both a help, hinderance
Montgomery Police urge residents to use caution sharing info online - 2/27/2014
New school district math curriculum on display
Meets Common Core standards; final school board vote pending - 2/27/2014
Deny request to expunge record in murder
Carbondale man was arrested in '70 slaying, but later acquitted - 2/27/2014
A tough winter to cope for many
Agency notes spike in calls from people with depression and anxiety - 2/20/2014
Shooting investigation continues
Boulder Hill man, two juveniles face charges - 2/20/2014
Park district releases list of board applicants
Initial denial prompted Ledger-Sentinel to file FOIA request - 2/20/2014
How much will county board members pay back?
Committee to discuss per diem reimbursements on Tuesday - 2/20/2014
Election day school security measures questioned
Plan to station officers at The Wheatlands, Homestead called 'reactionary' - 2/20/2014
Montgomery president: sales tax vote 'best option'
Brolley notes need for additional revenues in 'State of the Village' address - 2/20/2014
Oswego president touts village's business growth
LeClercq cites growing list of local businesses in 'State of Village' address - 2/20/2014
School district board rejects STEM School
Board members cite multiple reasons not to participate with Aurora U, other districts - 2/13/2014
Arrest three in Montgomery drive-by shooting
Shots fired at home in Lakewood Creek West Subdivision - 2/13/2014
Montgomery officials resume road funding talks
Board told $1.8M to $2.3M needed annually to pay for maintenance program - 2/13/2014
Electric aggregation campaign to start soon
Referendum for Boulder Hill, other unincorporated areas on March 18 ballot - 2/13/2014
Board was urged to support STEM_School
Parents, officials cited potential benefits prior to negative vote - 2/13/2014
AU Plans to Open STEM School in August
Montgomery business owner commends police chief, dept.
Investigation led to two arrests - 2/13/2014
Per diem investigation findings outlined for committee
Weis: all 11 Kendall officials in probe had violations - 2/6/2014
Park board votes to fill vacant seat
Appointee has been active in park district programs - 2/6/2014
Who applied for vacant park district board seat?
Board members decline request to release applicants' names - 2/6/2014
Oswego now mixing sand with road salt
Public works dept. moves to conserve salt; motorists urged to use extra caution - 2/6/2014
Presentation on bald eagles draws a crowd
Area residents of all ages fill Montgomery Village Hall meeting room - 2/6/2014
'They sit you down like you're a criminal'
Former official questions per diem investigation; presents county with check - 2/6/2014
Oswego Public Library may grow again
Board reviews plans for 11,370 foot addition with second story - 1/30/2014
Official 'moderately confident' of road salt supply
If Mother Nature cooperates, Montgomery should have enough for winter's waning weeks - 1/30/2014
Oswego Board wants to see street funding options
Annual funding gap to maintain streets estimated at $1.1 million - 1/30/2014
SA to discuss per diem investigation findings
Weis will also make recommendations to county board committee - 1/30/2014
Oswego Village Board may amend liquor code
Change would permit sale of bottles, cans smaller than 16 ounces - 1/30/2014
Montgomery filmmaker an Oscar nominee
Edgar Barens' 'Prison Terminal' up for best documentary award - 1/30/2014
SA to release per diem investigation findings
Five current, six former county board members focus of probe - 1/23/2014
Oswego OKs emergency salt purchase
Common Core math on board's Feb. 10 agenda
Textbooks, curriculum will be placed on public display for 30 days - 1/23/2014
Homebuilders were busier in Oswego in 2013
Total number of residential units permitted for construction up 102% - 1/23/2014
GOP candidates stake out positions at forum
Congressional, state and county candidates address party faithful - 1/23/2014
Montgomery backs fire training facility plan
Oswego Fire District planning structure adjacent to Orchard Rd. station - 1/23/2014
County auditor finds per diem inconsistencies
Differences noted in how board members completed per diem, mileage vouchers - 1/23/2014
Douglas Rd. traffic jams frustrate drivers, officials
Montgomery officials want IDOT, Oswego to adjust traffic signal timing - 1/16/2014
Still time to sign-up for health insurance
Next enrollment event Monday at Montgomery Campus Library - 1/16/2014
School chief: district 'made history' with closure
No one wanted schools open when temps plummeted Jan. 6, 7 - 1/16/2014
Montgomery Board OKs west side TIF district
Village to rebate tax revenue increases on existing buildings - 1/16/2014
STEM_school taking shape on Aurora U campus
Four school districts, AU would jointly operate school for 3rd-to-8th graders - 1/16/2014
STEM_school comes in for sharp questioning
School district board vote on partnership agreement still pending - 1/16/2014
Daughter, dad school board meeting regulars
OEHS_freshman has been attending meetings since 7th grade - 1/16/2014
End of an era in shopping
Montgomery Kmart store to close in March after 30 years on Douglas Road - 1/9/2014
Plow drivers battled snow, then Arctic cold
Oswego, Montgomery officials say public showed patience in storm's aftermath - 1/9/2014
Montgomery TIF district vote expected Monday
Village to offer rebates to fire departments, other taxing districts - 1/9/2014
More used food pantry during the holidays
Over 800 area families were served; 200 more than in 2012 - 1/9/2014
State police 'up to speed' on sex assault cases
Over 4,000 cases dating back to '78 were studied; current case lab time cut - 1/9/2014
Plumbing inspector, 93, to hang up clipboard
Former shopkeeper Schneider worked for Oswego, Yorkville and county - 1/9/2014
New state laws will have local impact
Conceal carry of firearms allowed; motorists must put down cell phones - 1/2/2014
Report: inmates stayed longer in county jail in '13
Annual report also shows jail meals cost county about 94 cents - 1/2/2014
Petition challenges dropped in two Republican races
Anthony to face Grundy Co. Board leader - 1/2/2014
Two decades of delighting kids and parents
Ruth Craver retires after 20 highly entertaining years as library storyteller - 1/2/2014
School district leaders look back, ahead
Teaching, learning dept. restructuring cited among biggest '13 accomplishments - 1/2/2014
A year of 'out of sight' of achievements in Oswego
LeClercq cites capital plan, other initiatives among highlights; capital funding talks ahead - 1/2/2014
Last year's challenge a new year's success?
TIF district, infrastructure funding top Montgomery president's agenda - 1/2/2014
Park district budget approved
Cell tower approved at Fox Bend Golf Course
Tarah Fowler New Traughber Principal for 2014
Reprieve for dogs and cats at animal control facility?
Proposed new rules would extend time strays could be kept - 12/26/2013
Sheriff’s Deputy granted leave of absence
Former county board member, alderman survive ballot challenges
County board per diem committee convenes
Panel will work to clarify process for paying board members - 12/19/2013
Report: Oswegoans saving on ComEd bills
Aggregation referendum has saved 'average' homeowner $316 - 12/19/2013
Montgomery, state rep honor local veteran
Luckinbill led successful effort to bring Moving Wall back to Fox Valley - 12/19/2013
Dual language transition plans concerns aired
School district board asked to consider extra high school level course - 12/19/2013
Electoral board hears candidate petition challenges
Objectors seek to knock two county board candidates off GOP ballot - 12/19/2013
Trip to China an educational experience
Oswego school chief in delegation that visited schools in Beijing, Tianjin - 12/19/2013
County board approves human resource audit
Assistant state's attorney expects audit will take six months to complete - 12/19/2013
School tax levy OK'd in 5-2 vote
District's tax rate to show increase on next year's bills - 12/12/2013
School district board votes to restructure bond debt
Move intended to ease property tax burden - 12/12/2013
200 local Caterpillar workers facing layoffs
Firm shifting excavator manufacturing operations to Texas plant - 12/12/2013
Montgomery Board OKs $2.1M property tax levy
Plan compromise on Montgomery TIF district
Options include tax rebates to fire district, letting businesses opt out of TIF area - 12/12/2013
Reduce fees for Orchard Road apartments?
Oswego Village Board wants more information on project's potential impact - 12/12/2013
County board candidates face petition challenges
Hearing on objections filed by Yorkville residents next Monday - 12/12/2013
Demolition set for old lumber yard building
Work starts Monday in downtown Oswego - 12/5/2013
Second electric aggregation vote set
Referendum on March 18 ballot for unincorporated areas - 12/5/2013
Oswego facing street maintenance funding gap
Long-range capital plan: state Motor Fuel Tax funds not enough - 12/5/2013
Montgomery, Oswego in the middle on utility bills
How much Kendall County residents pay compared in Ledger-Sentinel survey - 12/5/2013
Filing period ends for March primary candidates
Former Kendall County Board member will attempt to regain seat - 12/5/2013
Long-time park board member steps down
Krase worked to strengthen ties with other local taxing districts - 12/5/2013
A love of reading led to the library board
Vernita Hettrich marks 40 years of service on Oswego Library District Board - 12/5/2013
School administrator salaries below average
Study finds Oswego salaries 'not competitive' for most positions - 11/28/2013
Local real estate market picking up
Homes sales increase; median sale price also rose - 11/28/2013
Healthcare Act info sessions to continue
Kendall Co. Health Department counselor assisting county residents - 11/28/2013
What's going on? Local officials provide updates
Reps from area governmental agencies gather at Oswego East - 11/28/2013
Former murder suspect wants record cleared
Carbondale man was acquitted in 1970 slaying of Lockport woman - 11/28/2013
Attendance at Montgomery tax levy hearing: 0
Levy would freeze village portion of tax bills for all but new construction - 11/28/2013
Oswego president leads area government group
Metro West Council serves 35 municipalities in Kendall, Kane, DeKalb counties - 11/28/2013
Montgomery hears from both sides on TIF
Fire districts voice opposition during public hearing - 11/24/2013
School board maintains bond, interest tax levy
Board majority chooses not to add to the district's long-term bond debt - 11/24/2013
School board votes to seek grant for HVAC units
Funds would help pay for work at Fox Chase, The Wheatlands schools - 11/24/2013
School board moves to maintain developer fees
No vote yet on county per diem study panel
Board chairman voices support as state's attorney, grand jury probe continues - 11/24/2013
Permit OK'd for chicken slaughtering plant
Proposed facility would be located in rural, southwestern Kendall County - 11/24/2013
Electric aggregation referendum tabled
Dec. 3 board vote to put measure on ballot expected - 11/21/2013
Committee to study payments to county board?
Official: ad hoc group would review payment rules and per diems - 11/14/2013
Tentative school property tax levy approved
Additional revenues to cover increase expected to come from new growth - 11/14/2013
Lowe's has a buyer for former Oswego store
Village officials hopeful for new tenants - 11/14/2013
Honors status urged for music, fine arts classes
Parents, students present request to Oswego School District Board - 11/14/2013
Hearing Tuesday on Montgomery TIF_district
Prospect of losing property tax revenues a concern for fire districts - 11/14/2013
Son's death puts county official on a mission
Deputy clerk asks board to declare November epilepsy awareness month - 11/14/2013
Chief judge proposes drug court program study
McCann: drug court would get 'people the treatment they need' - 11/14/2013
Four of 21 schools meet 'No Child Left Behind' goals
School district board receives annual report - 11/7/2013
County closer on second electric aggregation vote
Firm hired to seek electric rate bids; will also promote referendum - 11/7/2013
Candidates react to sheriff's pending departure
Eaves, Baird, Christiansen praise Randall, looking ahead - 11/7/2013
Sheriff to step down when term ends
Randall has served as county's top law enforcement official since '86 - 11/7/2013
School committee talks builder impact fees
Need to update land values on which fees are based discussed - 11/7/2013
Oswego hires engineer to lead public works dept.
Hughes has served as engineer/public works director in Lincolnshire since '08 - 11/7/2013
Montgomery Fest to open on Friday again in '14
Officials note increased attendance, business support for this year's fest - 11/7/2013
Boulder Hill main work nearing completion
New mains installed along several streets; landscape restoration proceeding - 10/31/2013
School chief's bonus questioned
Wendt could receive up to $22,500 in extra pay - 10/31/2013
Oswego East High put on lockdown after gun found
Police investigation leads to arrest - 10/31/2013
Montgomery officials updated on Rt. 30 rebuild
Two of four new lanes expected to open this winter; noise walls to go up soon - 10/31/2013
Poll finds majority supports same sex marriage
Firm interviewed 400 registered voters in 50th state house district - 10/31/2013
Official: plans for local dog park advancing
Resident asks park board for update - 10/31/2013
Better days ahead for equestrian center?
Budget gap narrows as more using facility for wedding receptions, other events - 10/31/2013
Oswego, Yorkville in middle on property taxes
Taxpayers' Federation tax rate study compares 89 Illinois communities - 10/24/2013
List goals for school district superintendent
Wendt to receive $22,500 bonus if all goals are achieved as scheduled - 10/24/2013
New agency to answer Montgomery 911 calls
Yorkville-based KenCom to handle calls starting Tuesday - 10/24/2013
Park district portion of tax bills expected to rise
Board approves annual property tax levy with $554,000 increase - 10/24/2013
Montgomery Board declines church's request
Purchasers of old village hall sought lower interest rate - 10/24/2013
Oswego reviewing community event role
Participation in for-profit 'Beats & Eats' fest last summer prompts board talks - 10/24/2013
Races shaping up for March party primary
One-week period for candidates to file peittions will begin Nov. 25 - 10/24/2013
Silence train horns in Montgomery?
Village board to consider funding quiet zone study - 10/17/2013
Dominick's closure to have limited local impact?
Oswego officials expect food shoppers to patronize other local grocers - 10/17/2013
Housing authority in per diem investigation
Subpoena asks for documents on Kendall County Board members - 10/17/2013
Clock to mark the time on Oswego's Main St.
Village board voices unanimous support for Junior Girl Scout proposal - 10/17/2013
Technology used to nab cemetery vase suspects
Police obtained warrant to attach tracking devices to their vehicles - 10/17/2013
Request to seek grant for old Oswego hall rejected
County office building contracts approved
40 year-old Yorkville facility to get new roof, HVAC system - 10/17/2013
Impact of shutdown trickles down
Program that aids domestic violence victims to lose funds - 10/10/2013
Montgomery Road rebuild focus of hearing
Kane County begins effort to improve busy two-lane road; to seek federal funds - 10/10/2013
Sheriff's Office preparing to enforce noise law
Chief deputy: agency to begin enforcement 'as quickly as we can' - 10/10/2013
New signs to highlight canoe launches in riverfront parks
Oswego, Montgomery, Yorkville, park district awarded ComEd grant - 10/10/2013
Oswego portion of tax bills should hold steady
Board backs levy scenario that would result in 'negligible decrease' - 10/10/2013
Gillette to seek third term as Kendall County Clerk
County board member will challenge incumbent in Republican primary - 10/10/2013
'Regional approach' urged for Metra planning
Plano mayor wants Metra to include city in Kendall County plan - 10/10/2013
Kendall chairman 'shocked' at subpoena
County grand jury seeking records as part of per diem investigation - 10/3/2013
Highway projects impact Oswego traffic
More heavy vehicles traveling Rt. 34 through downtown - 10/3/2013
Oswego hires assistant administrator
Current Clarendon Hills assistant to also serve as HR chief - 10/3/2013
Enrollment starts for Affordable Care Act
State, federal agencies offering information; area officials, hospitals await impact - 10/3/2013
School board agenda policy questioned
O'Neil says two requests to place items on agendas have been denied - 10/3/2013
County board tab over four years: $642,779
Report to accounting firm lists per diems, mileage, stipends - 10/3/2013
Montgomery OKs short-term fix for Third Ave.
Montgomery OKs short-term fix for Third Ave. - 10/3/2013
Subpoena issued in Kendall Co. per diem investigation
School district board OKs budget in 6-1 ballot
Reduction in General State Aid has cost district $11M in three years - 9/26/2013
Historic group wants a say on old Oswego hall
Village board urged to involve HPC as they consider building's fate - 9/26/2013
Montgomery to boost development agency funding
Village board votes 5-1 to approve MEDC's request for $38,000 - 9/26/2013
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Montgomery sets TIF district public hearing date
Village president: boundaries for TIF area not yet 'set in stone' - 9/26/2013
Montgomery administrative changes approved
Village to hire development chief; will drop assistant administrator post - 9/26/2013
State seeks comments on highway plans
Widening Rt. 47 between Yorkville, Sugar Grove 'years away,' official says - 9/26/2013
Hultgren: 'push pause' on health care law
GOP_Congressman also expects vote on federal debt ceiling this week - 9/26/2013
School board opposes fee cut for apartments
Area residents voice concerns over project's impact on school district - 9/26/2013
Property assessments continue to slide
Most Oswego-Montgomery area property owners should see decreases again - 9/19/2013
Quieter days ahead in Boulder Hill Subdivision?
County votes to adopt noise limits for unincorporated residential areas - 9/19/2013
'Areas of concern' noted on ACT scores
Oswego High, Oswego East scores lower under new reporting method - 9/19/2013
Church asks Montgomery to lower interest rate
Genesis Church still has 20 years remaining on old village hall mortgage - 9/19/2013
School board also hears Speedway project concerns
Traffic, alcohol sales among issues - 9/19/2013
Cross would sue to balance state budget
Local state representative outlines his plans if elected state treasurer - 9/19/2013
Republicans eyeing 50th State House race
Four circulating petitions to have names put on March primary ballot - 9/19/2013
'Manageable growth'
Study: schools will continue to gain students, but at much slower - 9/12/2013
Oswego Board urged to reject gas station plan
Traffic at Rt. 30, Wolf's Crossing_Road intersection among concerns - 9/12/2013
Oswego sewer back-up program gains support
Village would award grants to help pay for improvements - 9/12/2013
Cameras to thwart pet dumpers at shelter?
County board committee considering warden's funding request - 9/12/2013
Montgomery residents seek street, sewer project
Third Avenue homeowners tell board of flooding, street deterioration - 9/12/2013
Official: more HUD housing vouchers needed
More than 4,400 now under the poverty level in Kendall County - 9/12/2013
Developer asks school fee cut for apartments
School district board members question projections; no vote taken - 9/12/2013
New property assessments coming soon
Official: Average decrease about five percent county-wide - 9/5/2013
Oswego backs demolition of lumber yard building
Official: removal of Alexander building will eliminate 'meddlesome structure' - 9/5/2013
Oswego to open stump grinding, tree bids soon
Board may act on contracts Sept. 17 - 9/5/2013
September Yesteryear
Montgomery business 'talking points' presented
Staff asks board to clarify position on rebates, other incentives - 9/5/2013
State's pension crisis has local impact
Public pensions account for about 4% of all Kendall County wages - 9/5/2013
Park board receives request for more staff
Report notes agency currently has fewer full-time employees than in '07 - 9/5/2013
New life for Oswego's Main Street barbershop
Long-time Aurora barber to re-open former Art's shop - 9/5/2013
Boulder Hill water main project proceeding
6,200 feet of new main installed, Montgomery Village Board told - 8/29/2013
Read the Ledger-Sentinel online, - 8/29/2013
Cross 'serious' about treasurer's race
Official candidacy announcement expected soon - 8/29/2013
'School is not the way it used to be'
Oswego School District chief cites changes in district, education - 8/29/2013
Kendall Co. home sales, prices continue to rise
Sales up 14 percent over July '12 - 8/29/2013
Hot weather biggest challenge for school opening
Air conditioners malfunction at Fox Chase, The Wheatlands schools - 8/29/2013
Oberweis touts term limits at town hall
Lawmaker hopeful of putting issue before voters in referendum - 8/29/2013
Report:_Blackhawks affected PrairieFest turnout
Carnival set attendance records--except during Game 2 of Stanley Cup playoffs - 8/29/2013
This baby wouldn't wait
Yorkville couple's daughter arrives ten days early in Oswego gas station parking lot - 8/22/2013
School chief: time to move district forward
Wendt lists goals, notes challenges in addressing staff - 8/22/2013
School board, administrators talk, debate budget
Tentative budget shows surplus; hearing, final board vote expected Sept. 23 - 8/22/2013
Superintendent honors immigrant student
Wendt: Alvarez has already 'made a true difference' at OEHS - 8/22/2013
Wage hikes coming for county sheriff's sergeants
Salaries to increase to $80,071 by '14; some changes to health plan pending - 8/22/2013
Seasons Ridge playground to get an upgrade
Park district board approves contract; construction to start soon - 8/22/2013
Montgomery report lists reasons for TIF district
Need for financing, competitive marketplace cited among factors - 8/22/2013
School tax rate hikes a concern
Advisory committee member notes 45% rise over three years - 8/15/2013
Oswego Police hold SWAT training at OHS
Drill intended to boost first response to emergency situations - 8/15/2013
What to do about downtown Oswego?
Board again discusses use of financial incentives to spark re-development - 8/15/2013
Oswego survey shows video gaming interest
Attorney details how village will process license applications - 8/15/2013
Video gaming wait continues in Montgomery
Three firms have license applications pending with state - 8/15/2013
'A lot of hard work' pays off for Oswego teen
Cydney Olah captures 10 trophies at two 4-H shows; dog also wins three - 8/15/2013
A cross country ride against cancer
Oswegoan on Illini team that pedaled to raise funds, awareness - 8/15/2013
School superintendent touts online learning
'A viable option for many, many kids,' Wendt tells committee - 8/8/2013
Oswego should have an engineer on staff
County may try again on electric aggregation
Official: If voters approve, they would save on ComEd bills - 8/8/2013
County board OKs housing authority lease agreement
Opinions vary on cutting school costs
School district board to consider questions next Monday - 8/8/2013
Resurfacing set for several Oswego streets
Board approves annual MFT contract - 8/8/2013
New school district administrators on the job
Deeney director, Neubert assistant in district's human resources dept. - 8/8/2013
Who will succeed Hatcher on GOP_ballot?
Kendall, Kane Republicans among those considering bids - 8/8/2013
Urge safety upgrades at Rts. 34, 71 intersection
OHS_student cites lack of crosswalks - 8/1/2013
Expect work to start later this month on Montgomery Sam's Club
Kendall, Oswego unemployment crept up in June
Official says slight increase not unusual during summer months - 8/1/2013
GOP accepting applicants for rep's seat
County party chairmen will interview, select successor to Roth - 8/1/2013
Oswego split on public works dept. changes
Board votes 4-3 to approve restructuring recommendation - 8/1/2013
'This is a good business model'
Oswego president explains 'yes' vote on public works dept. restructuring - 8/1/2013
FEMA extends deadline to file for flood aid
Large number of Kendall residents apply; new deadline Aug. 8 - 8/1/2013
Norah Jones may play in Yorkville concert
Grammy-winning singer expected to join friends on park stage Tuesday - 8/1/2013
Official: Fox Bend losses not what they seem
Park district executive director: 'Cash-wise we're ahead of the game' - 7/25/2013
Length of county per diem audit questioned
Former board member seeks answers; audit has cost $16,727--so far - 7/25/2013
Montgomery officials weigh options on sirens
To expand coverage area, village could spend $20,000 or up to $45,000 - 7/25/2013
Last haircut at Art's Barbershop Aug. 31
Business a popular downtown Oswego gathering place since 1959 - 7/25/2013
Cul-de-sac to go in on Montgomery street
Project required as part of Rt. 31-Rt. 30 interchange work, board told - 7/25/2013
Await school board direction on funding
Cut expenses?_Raise local taxes?_More discussions expected - 7/25/2013
Proposed TIF district concerns fire chiefs
Fear loss of property tax revenue as Orchard Rd. corridor develops - 7/25/2013
Oswego, Fox Metro officials talk sewer back-ups
Village to study homeowner rebates to help pay for plumbing upgrades - 7/18/2013
Police identify body found behind Montgomery Wal-Mart; no foul play
Oswego, Yorkville fireworks display proposed
LeClercq: towns would get more bang for the buck by combining displays - 7/18/2013
East Aurora hires two former Oswego administrators
Johnson named curriculum director; Brusak to oversee improvement - 7/18/2013
County officials discuss posting 'no gun' signs
Law prohibiting guns in government building affects county facilities - 7/18/2013
Wait until spring to conceal carry firearms?
State police to begin certifying instructors, training courses Sept. 7 - 7/18/2013
Metra controversy to slow local station bid?
Cross 'taken aback' by ousted CEO's $718,000 contract buyout - 7/18/2013
Sixth annual 'Salute to Veterans' this month
Citizens' group has treated thousands of area vets to a free steak dinner - 7/11/2013
Oswego OKs Sam's Club truck facility
Kendall Point project expected to generate 40 new jobs - 7/11/2013
Oswego Village Board splits over closed meeting
Create new positions? Two board members want public discussion - 7/11/2013
Library district's circulation continues to grow
Total circulation up 12 percent in May, activity report shows - 7/11/2013
Oswego Village Board news briefs...
Grant to help pay for Route 71 path, sidewalk - 7/11/2013
Elected officials' job called a 'balancing act'
Orientation session held for Montgomery's new board members - 7/11/2013
Task force formed to help Kendall's disabled
Businesses, other social service agencies involved, county board told - 7/11/2013
Weather story far different as summer begins
Record rains mean lush crops, lawns, but fewer golfers, delayed road projects - 7/4/2013
Oswego, Montgomery Police: 'zero tolerance' on illegal fireworks working
Low Fox Bend revenues a board concern
Officials mull options, request more financial data for further talks - 7/4/2013
Compiled from articles published in the Ledger-Sentinel, 1980-present; Fox Valley Sentinel, 1974-1980; Oswego Ledger, 1949-1980; Kendall County Record, 1864-present; and historical information provided by the Village of Montgomery. - 7/4/2013
Local lawmaker on state's pension committee
Holmes does not expect panel to meet Quinn's July 9 deadline - 7/4/2013
County officials question noise law provisions
Law would set noise limits for _Boulder Hill, other residential areas - 7/4/2013
More courtroom space needed, panel told
Improvements could cost county between $4.4M and $5.5M - 7/4/2013
Pride Parade called a positive experience
Kendall Board member, local LGBQT advocate join Chicago throng - 7/4/2013
Quieter in Boulder Hill?
Proposed ordinance would limit noise in unincorporated residential areas - 6/27/2013
Montgomery urged to expand siren coverage area
Residents tell board they couldn't hear siren prior to recent storm - 6/27/2013
Name Hunt Club, Lakewood Creek principals
School district board approves administration recommendations - 6/27/2013
Boulder Hill water main project to start
Website launched to provide updates on construction progress - 6/27/2013
All elementary schools to start day at 8:45 a.m.
Board OKs recommendation to end 8:30 a.m. start in some schools - 6/27/2013
School district hires PR, communications director
Graves to start work next Monday - 6/27/2013
308 Center fire alarm system to get an upgrade
$249,437 contract awarded; school board notified of prior violations - 6/27/2013
Oswego takes a pass on assault weapons ban
Large audience cheers village board's non-action - 6/20/2013
School board OKs principal appointments
Assistant principal at Aurora junior high to lead Oswego East High - 6/20/2013
Bednarcik, East View assistant principals leaving positions
Schafermeyer helped open kindergarten center; Senffner served nine years - 6/20/2013
Montgomery OKs business expansion loan
$1.5 million to Butterball; firm expected to add 100 new jobs - 6/20/2013
Oswego 'heavily marketing' former Lowe's site, board told
Mid-year comp plan upate presented - 6/20/2013
Regional education office faces new mandate
Private firm taking over GED_test; cost to take test to more than double - 6/20/2013
Prisoner's medical emergency will cost county
Sheriff's Office hopeful public aid will cover about half of $102,000 bill - 6/20/2013
Wastewater treatment fee to rise
Fox Metro officials cite EPA mandated plant upgrades as reason for increase - 6/13/2013
Montgomery appoints new administrator
Zoephel has served as village's finance director for past decade - 6/13/2013
Local teen driving crashes down since '08
Police credit 'Operation Impact' started after '07 wreck that left five dead - 6/13/2013
Federal flood damage funding available
FEMA_urging Oswego-Montgomery area residents, business owners to apply - 6/13/2013
Republican stress need for party unity
Gubernatorial hopefuls among those at Kendall GOP gathering - 6/13/2013
Little White School museum study now underway
Final report expected to help officials plan for Oswego building's future - 6/13/2013
Online learning, dual credit initiative continuing
Initial goal: increase opportunities for students, school board told - 6/13/2013
Wolf's Road to re-open this week
Repairs proceeding on North Adams Street bridge - 6/6/2013
Montgomery approves pawn shop law
Requires seller IDs, electronic records of all sales - 6/6/2013
Yesteryear for June
Cross: legislative session a 'complete failure'
Area lawmakers lament inability to approve pension reform - 6/6/2013
No pension fix, but you can carry a gun soon
Court-ordered conceal carry legislation awaiting governor's signature - 6/6/2013
Banquet hall at Fox Bend Golf Course?
Park district board member cites need, proposes feasibility study - 6/6/2013
Is school district getting full share of state funds?
Administrators questioned on enrollment, state aid payments - 6/6/2013
County board member to seek clerk's job
Koukol to run as a Republican candidate in next spring's primary - 6/6/2013
Boulder Hill water fee hike OK'd
Up to $15 per month fee will pay for water system upgrades - 5/30/2013
New school board gets first budget lesson
Administrators detail annual budget process during mini-workshop - 5/30/2013
Condo manager critical of Neighborhood Watch
County sheriff's chief deputy says complaints are unfounded - 5/30/2013
Plano police chief enters sheriff's race
Eaves to challenge Baird in GOP_primary; Randall announcement pending - 5/30/2013
Change of venue for commencement
Multiple reasons given for shifting OHS, OEHS ceremonies to NIU - 5/30/2013
Two hired as school district administrators
Plainfield East dean to serve as Oswego High assistant principal - 5/30/2013
Moratorium put on virtual charter schools
Quinn signs legislation; plan for local charter on hold for at least one year - 5/30/2013
Contractor hired to fix bridges
Oswego officials target mid-June to re-open Adams St., Wolf's Crossing Rd. - 5/23/2013
Boulder Hill water bond sale pending
Montgomery vote on bonds, contract expected - 5/23/2013
Ordinance to limit noise in Boulder Hill?
Homeowner tells county she 'can't open windows' due to loud music - 5/23/2013
State panel to hear online school appeal
VLS seeking to overturn rejection by Oswego, 17 other school districts - 5/23/2013
Montgomery Board gets report on April flooding
Brian Lane, ComEd right-of-way cited as 'new area of concern' - 5/23/2013
School board splits on hiring more staff
Approve 19.1 more teachers; defeat motion for additional hires - 5/23/2013
Local officials lobby Quinn, state lawmakers
Potential cut in state funding to municipalities among concerns - 5/23/2013
Neighborhood Watch for Boulder Hill?
Sheriff's Office hosting meetings with residents - 5/16/2013
Taxpayers' cost for local election: $5.95 per vote
Regional meeting sought on sewer back-ups
Oswego officials' goal: limit property damage during next flood - 5/16/2013
Oswego police chief enters sheriff's race
Joins Plano chief in GOP primary; will Randall run again? - 5/16/2013
Limo driver's blood alcohol level well over limit
Cross introduces bill to stiffen DUI penalities for hired drivers - 5/16/2013
County board per diem investigation continuing
State's attorney declines further comment - 5/16/2013
Brolley sworn-in as Montgomery president
Pledges to work to build concensus among board members - 5/16/2013
Re-open bridges by mid-June?
Oswego Village Board moves to speed repairs - 5/9/2013
New era in Montgomery government starts Monday
Brolley will be sworn-in as village president - 5/9/2013
$7.5M school district deficit disappears
Superintendent credits staff at all levels for reducing expenditures - 5/9/2013
Oswego OKs video gaming in split ballot
Board votes 4-2 in favor after rejecting motion for referendum - 5/9/2013
County board takes stand against labor bill
To get state contracts, firms would have to offer training programs - 5/9/2013
School board hears tax bill complaints
It's unanimous
Walsh, Swanson, Paul elected board officers - 5/9/2013
Tough rite of spring: property tax bills arrive
In most cases lower assessments offset by increased rates - 5/2/2013
'Our hearts are heavy'
Former Oswegoan among servicemen killed in Afghanistan cargo plane crash - 5/2/2013
'Nothing short of an epidemic'
Law enforcement, counselors warn of heroin's spread in suburbs - 5/2/2013
11 questions with Marilyn Michelini
Retiring Montgomery village president reflects on community service career - 5/2/2013
OK contract for Winrock pool rebuild
Upgrades include eight swim lanes to accommodate meets - 5/2/2013
Plano police chief organizing campaign
Eaves eyes bid for sheriff's post - 5/2/2013
It's official: Bauman, O'Neil, McDowell and Paul to join school district board
Flood fallout:
Two Oswego roads remain closed for bridge repairs - 4/25/2013
New location for 'Wine on the Fox'
Flooding in Hudson Park prompts Oswego to move event - 4/25/2013
Warning issued on electric power solicitors
Oswego official says some firms have taken advantage of local seniors - 4/25/2013
Two dozen horses evacuated during flood
Southern Kendall County stable damaged - 4/25/2013
Departing school board members honored
Thanked for service to the school district, community - 4/25/2013
The Wheatlands principal to lead kindergarten center
School transportation building contracts OK'd
Board accepts low bid from Oswego firm, plus alternate bid - 4/25/2013
Local runners safe after marathon bombing
Delay start for new school district board?
Officials waiting for voting agencies to finalize ballots to determine fourth winner - 4/18/2013
School superintendent passes evaluation
Board president: 'We are happy he is here as our leader' - 4/18/2013
It's unanimous: Oswego Board OKs new budget
Finance director tells board village 'in excellent financial position' - 4/18/2013
On Montgomery agenda: fill vacant seat
New village president, board members to be sworn-in May 7 - 4/18/2013
County board member to lead Kendall GOP
Gryder elected chairman; wants to boost outreach efforts, fund-raising - 4/18/2013
OHS forum to focus on 'dangers in our backyard'
Growing heroin, prescription drug abuse problem to be discussed - 4/18/2013
'Return to Reason' slate prevails
Brolley elected Montgomery village president along with three village board running mates - 4/11/2013
New era for school district
Four newcomers gain board seats in voting Tuesday - 4/11/2013
Online charter school plan rejected
School board members cite numerous concerns in voting 7-0 to deny - 4/11/2013
Yesteryear for April
Compiled from articles published in the Ledger-Sentinel, 1980-present; Fox Valley Sentinel, 1974-1980; Oswego Ledger, 1949-1980; Kendall County Record, 1864-present; and historical information provided by the Village of Montgomery. - 4/11/2013
White returned to park board; four elected to library board
Voters re-elect Waubonsee College Board incumbents
Report: public transit ridership increasing
More residents using KAT dial-a-ride service, Metra Park-n-Ride - 4/11/2013
A 'no buzz' election
Sparse turnout reported at early voting locations - 4/4/2013
Michelini backs Keck in Montgomery race
Retiring village president endorses long-time board member - 4/4/2013
'Disservice to our residents'
Brolley, Lee react to Michelini's village president endorsement - 4/4/2013
Oswego may host summer music festival
Village board members voice support for 'Beats and Eats' proposal - 4/4/2013
Tear down old Oswego Village Hall?
Tear down old Oswego Village Hall? - 4/4/2013
Park district health insurance costs up-slightly
HMO plan shows 2.9 percent hike, 2.2 percent - 4/4/2013
Technology topic for library district survey
Now available on agency's website - 4/4/2013
A cougar in Kendall?
Couple reports sighting big cat near forest preserve - 3/28/2013
County loses top spot in health study
Obesity rate, smokers identified as 'areas of concern' - 3/28/2013
Oswego: Home soon to Potbelly, Noodles & Co.
Village board approve plans to locate restaurants on Route 34 - 3/28/2013
School board member tells park board 'thanks'
New blacktop coming to some Montgomery streets
Engineer updates board on five-year street improvement program - 3/28/2013
Veterans support group takes on new project
'Salute to Veterans' join effort to provide housing for vets in need - 3/28/2013
Montgomery Board OKs budget in split 5-1 ballot
Includes funds for merit wage hikes - 3/28/2013
'Pay-to-ride' bus plan OK'd
'Pay-to-ride' bus plan OK'd - 3/21/2013
Online charter school plan questioned
School board candidates questioned on taxes
Answer questions before about 60 at Oswego East High forum - 3/21/2013
State to use helicopters to combat gypsy moth
State to use helicopters to combat gypsy moth - 3/21/2013
County funds to help pay for Oswego area trails, path
Montgomery Board to vote on bond sale
Funds would pay for Boulder Hill water system upgrades - 3/21/2013
Plan for online charter school criticized
Proposal called 'Wall Street money grab' at Geneva forum - 3/21/2013
Politicking at Montgomery village hall at issue
Board may amend policy after candidates visit senior luncheon - 3/21/2013
Info on online charter school detailed
For-profit firm seeking board approval to serve school district - 3/14/2013
County settles sheriff's Wal-Mart lawsuit
Boulder Hill couple receive $20,000 for incident involving off-duty deputy - 3/14/2013
Montgomery OKs Sam's Club incentive pact
Village to rebate 75% of sale tax revenues up to $7.5 million - 3/14/2013
Candidates disagree on managing Montgomery
Some support hiring administrator, others back more board involvement - 3/14/2013
Candidates questioned on school sales tax
Oswego Village Board candidates have differing views on potential impact - 3/14/2013
Retention bonuses approved for dispatchers
Montgomery seeking to keep staff on job until center is shutdown - 3/14/2013
Oswego cop honored as 'Officer of the Year'
Hackl selected for his work in drug seizure, shots fired incidents - 3/14/2013
Oswego police chief to challenge sheriff?
Campaign paperwork filed in Springfield - 3/7/2013
Charter school topic for special meeting
For profit-firm to present proposal to Oswego School District Board - 3/7/2013
Oswego to catch up on capital projects?
New budget has funds to repaint Ogden Falls tower, repave streets, install paths - 3/7/2013
Ash borer has 'decimated' Montgomery trees
Arborist estimates 90 percent of parkway ash trees now infected - 3/7/2013
KenCom, Montgomery to negotiate agreement
Agency would answer village's 911 calls - 3/7/2013
No change in school district registration fees
Administrator notes 'current economic stress' facing families in making recommendation - 3/7/2013
Congressmen split vote on violence act
Foster 'proud to support'; Hultgren cites pro-life concerns - 3/7/2013
Lawsuit a sign of 'legal system abuse'?
Sheriff says description of Wal-Mart incident 'outrageous and completely untrue' - 2/28/2013
Montgomery OKs Sam's Club plans
Village board to review proposed incentive agreement - 2/28/2013
Boulder Hill water project, rate hike questioned
Montgomery officials cite frequent main breaks as factor in higher rates - 2/28/2013
Oswego Board gets some good financial news
Funding for some capital projects, purchases included in new budget - 2/28/2013
Hire assistant superintendent for teaching, learning
Veteran educator 'well regarded' across the state, board told - 2/28/2013
Oswego Board asked to reconsider gambling ban
Tavern owner says business needs revenue from video poker - 2/28/2013
Kendall Republican chairman steps down
Toftoy's tenure ends March 1; central committee to name replacement - 2/28/2013
Sheriff's Dept. sued in Wal-Mart incident
Local couple seeking $100,000 in damages - 2/21/2013
A 'little bit of a turf battle' on highway funds
Kendall, Kane, state officials huddle behind closed doors in Oswego - 2/21/2013
Conflict of interest?
Park district board appointee's wife is agency's HR director - 2/21/2013
One percent school wages hikes approved
Salary increases granted to district's non-union staff members - 2/21/2013
Oswego was in hunt for Sam's Club store
Firm had option on former Lowe's, but eventually chose Montgomery - 2/21/2013
2014 opening for Sam's Club store expected
Project plans on Montgomery Village Board agenda next Monday - 2/21/2013
Oswego president: village continuing to grow
LeClercq cites residential building, new businesses in report to chamber - 2/21/2013
Sam's Club planning Montgomery store
Warehouse retailer eyes site in Ogden Hill shopping center - 2/14/2013
How to spend $100 million on highways?
State, county lawmakers meet today with IDOT officials in Oswego - 2/14/2013
Oswego OKs pizza pub's funding request
Village board votes 4-1 to help pay for water line and retaining wall - 2/14/2013
More upgrades coming to Prairie Point Park
Contracts awarded to light ball fields, pave two parking lots - 2/14/2013
Former Oswego official named to park board
Board unanimously approves Krahn; will fill seat held by Wass - 2/14/2013
Coroner to seek funding to buy new van
Toftoy says repairs on 11 year-old vehicle now 'nickel and dime'-ing county - 2/14/2013
County OKs pact to upgrade railroad crossings
Crossing at Mill Road among those targeted for improvement - 2/14/2013
School enrollment growth never stopped
Committee told district has gained more than 7,900 students since 2003-04 - 2/7/2013
Oswego Village Board backs reverse 911 system
Three charged in murder of teen in Aurora
Body found in Montgomery; Oswego man among suspects - 2/7/2013
Businesses get a break on pole signs
Montgomery Board votes to strike take-down provision from sign law - 2/7/2013
East's 'Wolf Pack' students aid Sandy Hook
Honor victims, raise funds for survivors at recent basketball game - 2/7/2013
Oswego building fees detailed for school panel
Official: buyer of a new $250,000 home pays about $39,000 in fees - 2/7/2013
Cross sets summit on Prairie Parkway funds
Area officials have differing views on how $100M should be spent - 2/7/2013
Yesteryear for February---
Route 30 reconstruction starts in March
Highway to be widened to four lanes between Briarcliff Road, Goodwin Drive - 1/31/2013
County voucher audit underway
Accounting firm expected to complete work by end of February - 1/31/2013
$8M Boulder Hill water main project just a start
Montgomery Board told more mains will require replacement - 1/31/2013
Concerns aired over high school class changes
Superintendent, board explain plan for instructional study halls - 1/31/2013
Final vote on electronic billboards tabled
Montgomery Board rejects recommendation to continue ban - 1/31/2013
Oswego pizza pub's loan request questioned
Village board members cite late payments among concerns - 1/31/2013
A countywide emergency alert system?
Officials weigh cost of service that would provide storm, other warnings on phones - 1/31/2013
Teachers ratify contract in close vote
Three-year agreement passes by 99 votes out of 989 cast - 1/24/2013
Oswego hires new development director
Kendall Co. foreclosures increased in '12
Official: 2011 decrease may have been due to bank moratorium - 1/24/2013
School chief's goal: A world class school district
Wendt presents agenda to new teaching and learning committee - 1/24/2013
Plan open house on Boulder Hill main project
Montgomery officials to offer information, explain plans at Feb. 21 event - 1/24/2013
Residents speak out against billboard
Montgomery Plan Commission votes against amending sign law - 1/24/2013
Rep. Roth: Ready to work with Democrats
Republican lawmaker's new district includes much of Kendall County - 1/24/2013
A sales tax for schools?
District meets state requirements, school board told - 1/17/2013
Sheriff: Sex harassment policies now stronger
Randall, chief deputy say all reported incidents taken seriously - 1/17/2013
School board approves new teachers' contract
Board president abstains; union vote today - 1/17/2013
'Exhibit A of embarrassing government excess'
Montgomery attorney hits IDOT over Route 30 cost-sharing - 1/17/2013
Panel told school finance not rocket science
Former school board member lists ways schools could cut spending - 1/17/2013
Home building pace picks up in Oswego
Village issued 115 permits for new homes in '12; up 27 from '11 - 1/17/2013
River Run proceeds donated to Hesed House
Official tells Montgomery Village Board more people - 1/17/2013
Restructure school district's bond debt?
New advisory panel hears options; told of looming 'wall of debt' - 1/10/2013
Retired Oswego teacher sentenced to prison
Pled guilty to attempted sexual assault of a child in Wisconsin - 1/10/2013
More buses, more Metra Park-n-Ride users
Number of morning departures, return trips increased Jan. 2 - 1/10/2013
A new location for Oswego Panera Bread
Plans OK'd for building near Meijer - 1/10/2013
Would Montgomery join Kendall 911 system?
Village officials exploring options due to pending departure of Sugar Grove police, fire - 1/10/2013
911 agency may contact you directly
KenCom mulls hiring vendor to provide 'reverse 911' advisories, other messages - 1/10/2013
Montgomery panel to consider allowing billboards
Plan commission to consider issue next Thursday evening - 1/10/2013
Yesteryear For January...
Sheriff's report shows drop in criminal activity
Calls for police service, arrests declined from 2011 levels - 1/3/2013
Interest low in school board seat
School district receives just one application - 1/3/2013
Sheriff recalls worst Kendall mass murder
Five were shot dead in Yorkville 40 years ago this week - 1/3/2013
A year of challenges, change for schools
Superintendent, board plan now to focus on boosting academics - 1/3/2013
Oswego: Uneventful year proves eventful
Village OK'd new trash pact, hired administrator, nixed video gambling - 1/3/2013
Retail rebound in Montgomery this year?
Village president cites recent store openings, looks ahead - 1/3/2013
Park district cut tax levy 5% in 2012
Agency officials also strove to maintain, improve programs, facilities - 1/3/2013
Agreement reached on teachers' contract
School district board, teachers expected to ratify pact - 12/27/2012
Vote to keep school board elected at-large?
Attorney tells board of referendum option - 12/27/2012
Lyon property eyed for possible Metra station
Lyon property eyed for possible Metra station - 12/27/2012
Retired House Speaker Hastert honored
Plaque dedicated at Historic Kendall County Courthouse - 12/27/2012
Wass resigns from park district board
Slams board colleagues; board president not 'surprised at all' - 12/27/2012
Montgomery wins Kane Co. water tasting test contest
2012: A glance back at some of the year's top local stories
Police interview 70 at Oswego High School as part of investigation
School district tax levy to rise next year
Increase of about $90 for average district homeowner anticipated - 12/20/2012
Area police chiefs back conceal carry
Final General Assembly approval likely months away - 12/20/2012
Allow electronic billboards in Montgomery?
Potential regulations under review; issue on Jan. 17 commission agenda - 12/20/2012
Oswego sued over water main project contract
Contractor objects to board awarding pact to second lowest bidder - 12/20/2012
County mulls vote on fire code resolution
Concern over cost for sprinklers key factor in deliberations - 12/20/2012
Father, son deaths ruled homicide, murder
Evidence heard in Yorkville incident - 12/20/2012
Sheriff's dept. facing harassment suits
Former female employees allege verbal, physical abuse by male supervisors - 12/13/2012
Boulder Hill water main project advances
Boulder Hill water main project advances - 12/13/2012
Changes for school board elections set
Attorney: Two board members must live outside municipal limits - 12/13/2012
$2M Montgomery tax levy OK'd in split vote
Village president casts tie-breaking ballot after board deadlocks - 12/13/2012
Dispute over park board member's residency settled
Wass officially an Oswego resident - 12/13/2012
Montgomery Board urged to look long-term
Montgomery Board urged to look long-term - 12/13/2012
Kendall real estate market recovering?
Report shows modest increases in home sales, prices for October - 12/13/2012
New era for county board
Shaw elected board chairman in split 8-2 vote - 12/6/2012
Brolley a candidate for Montgomery president
Village board member confirms plan to challenge Keck in April election - 12/6/2012
Yesteryear for December
Objections aired on school tax levy hike
Citizens' group members urge board to reign-in spending - 12/6/2012
'You couldn't find more innocent people'
Kimberly Vaughn's parents trying to understand, cope with tragedy - 12/6/2012
Victims remembered before sentencing
Prosecutors, family members read impact statements - 12/6/2012
Healthcare law may cost park district, board told
Requirement for staff working over 30 hours a week a concern - 12/6/2012
Vaughn given four life sentences
Oswego man who murdered his wife, kids called a 'soulless psychopath' - 11/29/2012
Plan to replace Boulder Hill mains supported
Project would add $15 per month to water bills, Montgomery Village Board told - 11/29/2012
LED billboard along Orchard Road?
Montgomery denies variance request, but could allow sign as special use - 11/29/2012
School district tax levy shows 4.98% increase
Final board vote expected after public hearing Dec. 17 - 11/29/2012
School finance advisory committee named
Roster of 23 members include parents, staffers and others - 11/29/2012
Bike path to go in along north side of Mill Road
Oswego OKs agreements; path to link Route 31, Orchard Road - 11/29/2012
Oswego OKs Rt. 71 water main contract
Village board votes to award contract to Yorkville firm - 11/29/2012
County board approves deficit budget
Board members clash over $2,000 cost for employee wage hikes - 11/22/2012
Three terms enough for Montgomery president
Michelini confirms she will not seek re-election next spring - 11/22/2012
Park board backs five percent levy cut
Board majority rejects colleague's, residents' call for 20 percent reduction - 11/22/2012
Park board member's residency questioned
Wass: costly legal review part of effort to oust him from the board - 11/22/2012
Budget funds to maintain infrastructure?
Oswego Board members react differently to staff recommendation - 11/22/2012
School advisory committees take shape
More than 30 residents apply to serve on finance, operations committee - 11/22/2012
Oswego lauded for holding line on taxes
Kendall Tax Revolt member also asks board to rent out village hall space - 11/22/2012
Contract offer sent to teachers' union
Salary, work days at high schools remain outstanding issues, board told - 11/15/2012
Big drop in Assessment appeals
Keck will seek Montgomery's top job
Long-time board member confirms plan to run for village president - 11/15/2012
School board urged not to hire assistant
Tax revolt group member cites 'economic depression,' need to cut costs - 11/15/2012
Toftoy: Republicans need to 'get meaner'
Kendall GOP chairman, House Leader Cross reflect on election losses - 11/15/2012
Hastert: Romney defeat no surprise
Former Speaker says Dems put GOP nominee on the defensive early - 11/15/2012
Election changes Kendall County Board
Five newcomers will join five incumbents next month - 11/15/2012
Toftoy wins coroner's race
Five newcomers elected to county board
For the first time ever, two Democrats to serve on the board - 11/8/2012
Voters reject electric aggregation
Unincorporated residents say 'No' to expected savings - 11/8/2012
Yes, voters would like a 20 percent tax levy cut
Voters re-elect Morganegg as county circuit court clerk
Yesteryear for November
Voters pick Foster, Hultgren for Congress
Foster unseats GOP incumbent Biggert; Hultgren cruises - 11/8/2012
Coroner candidates clash at forum
Toftoy stresses record; Dabney vows to trim budget - 11/1/2012
Which district do you live in?
Re-map may cause local voter confusion - 11/1/2012
Early voting a hit with Kendall voters
Total number of early ballots cast likely to surpass 2008 election - 11/1/2012
County-paid health insurance a forum issue
Will they accept it? District Two candidates' answers vary - 11/1/2012
Montgomery in line for $100,000 grant
Village would use funds to pay for new comprehensive plan - 11/1/2012
School chief marks first 100 days on job
Wendt learns budget, quality education are continuing concerns - 11/1/2012
Revise Winrock Park pool rebuild plans?
Park board agrees to seek bids for six and eight competition lanes - 11/1/2012
Voters line-up to cast ballots early
Oswego Village Hall proving a popular early voting site - 10/25/2012
School bus driver contract OK'd
Negotiations continuing with teachers' union - 10/25/2012
Oswego economic development director out
Village again seeking applicants for position created 16 months ago - 10/25/2012
Plans for school advisory committees detailed
Panels to study school finances, instruction, facilities and policy development - 10/25/2012
Not all Oswego homes saving on electric bills
Some previously unincorporated homes missed as aggregation program begins - 10/25/2012
'Any complaints are too much'
Sewer plant working to limit odors, Montgomery Board told - 10/25/2012
Kane officials thanked for Orchard Rd. widening
Michelini: Extra lanes improve traffic flow, make travel safer - 10/25/2012
Big voter turnout expected
Early voting period begins on Monday at Montgomery, Oswego village halls - 10/18/2012
School district board vacancy next month?
Former president Cullick to depart if voters elect her to the county board - 10/18/2012
Oswego to chip in on Cedar Glen, Windcrest streets
As resurfacing begins, board approves MFT funds to pay for extra asphalt - 10/18/2012
A fourth term for Montgomery president?
Michelini says she will announce her plans after Nov. 6 election - 10/18/2012
Audit: School district top Oswego employer
Wal-Mart, Jewel Osco, Meijer also make list in annual budget report - 10/18/2012
School district hires new transportation chief
Berlin has worked previously for Naperville, Valley View districts - 10/18/2012
Proposed budget has raises for county workers
Board votes 5-3 to place tentative budget on public display - 10/18/2012
Coroner's race heats up
Toftoy's consultant puts opponent's job disciplinary notices on website - 10/11/2012
Hope for quick conviction in injured officer case
Official praises work of Montgomery Police, wishes Kuncl speedy recovery - 10/11/2012
Montgomery expands street repair program
Village board approves funding for patching on three streets - 10/11/2012
Street work underway in Cedar Glen, Windcrest
New asphalt to go in next week - 10/11/2012
No change in Oswego property tax levy
Newly levy totals $1.2M-same as this year; but rate shows slight increase - 10/11/2012
'It does appear to be more negative'
Former, current Kendall Co. area lawmakers assess political climate - 10/11/2012
Oswego to promote use of Metra Park-n-Ride
Village to begin selling passes for new, expanded bus service - 10/11/2012
Only Vaughn trial lesson: there is evil in this world - 10/7/2012
Lower assessments coming for many
Over 47,000 Kendall County property owner to receive change notices - 10/4/2012
Official answers our 'true or false' assessment quiz
Resurfacing to start in Oswego subdivisions
Sewer project nearing completion in Cedar Glen, Windcrest - 10/4/2012
Changes coming with next school board election?
School attorney seeks opinions on election of at-large board members - 10/4/2012
Classmates keep memory of OHS student alive
Organize Nick E. Haben Foundation to help prevent bullying, hazing - 10/4/2012
Deficit trimmed; school budget OK'd
$2.6 million shortfall attributed to drop in state funding - 9/27/2012
'His guilt could not be any clearer'
Juror foreman, prosecutors reflect on Vaughn trial guilty verdict - 9/27/2012
Proposed county highway projects total $42.4M
Includes funding for Grove Road re-alignment, Collins Road engineering - 9/27/2012
Montgomery Board agenda not posted; meeting canceled
Vote on Rt. 25 restaurant rezoning delayed - 9/27/2012
Resident objects to officials' insurance benefit
Money could be better spent elsewhere, county board told - 9/27/2012
School superintendent plans advisory committees
Panels would prepare five-year plans - 9/27/2012
Oswego urged to take stand against puppy mills
Board asked to OK resolution opposed to firms that buys dogs from puppy mills - 9/27/2012
School class sizes creeping upward
Rising enrollment means mores students in many classrooms, board told - 9/20/2012
Christopher Vaughn trial nears end
Closing arguments expected today in Joliet - 9/20/2012
Oswego to change Park-n-Ride bus service
Board votes 4-2 to hire Kendall Area Transit to replace Pace - 9/20/2012
Good, bad news on Kendall home sales
Foreclosed homes continue to sell, but property values also continue to slide - 9/20/2012
County officials cool to garage sale rules
Restrictions would make 'people feel like criminals,' staffer told - 9/20/2012
Consultant hired for Montgomery TIF study
Board votes 4-3 after board members clash over prior study - 9/20/2012
A personal time capsule found in park
Hobbyist uncovers letter from Yorkville resident sealed in jar from 1944 - 9/20/2012
Plan 'bold moves' to trim school budget
Board, school chief talk options - 9/13/2012
Montgomery OKs video gaming
Village board responds to VFW request - 9/13/2012
School chief, Iowa schools settle lawsuit
Defense to call witnesses in Vaughn trial
Suspect's blood found on wife's clothing, seatbelt, jury told - 9/13/2012
Stop signs sought near Lakewood Creek School
Montgomery Board told of safety concerns at Providence Lane, Prescott Drive - 9/13/2012
Fewer driving on suspended, revoked licenses
Oswego lone exception to downward trend throughout county - 9/13/2012
Oswego's village clerk the retiring type
Hester's responsibilities changed as the village grew to over 30,000 - 9/13/2012
50-year jail term for Montgomery man
LeSure pleads guilty in '09 arson fire that killed cousin, brother - 9/6/2012
29 students transfer schools, board told
Parents at several local schools take advantage of 'No Child' act provision - 9/6/2012
Park-n-Ride funding questioned
Oswego Board expected to vote on new pact Sept. 18 - 9/6/2012
Vaughn: 'I can't see myself coming back' Murder suspect fantasized about
Murder suspect fantasized about living in the wilderness - 9/6/2012
Good news: New Orchard Road lanes to open
If weather permits, motorists should be able to use northbound lanes this week - 9/6/2012
A third addition to Oswego Public Library?
Board planning committee discusses options for public meeting room - 9/6/2012
Kendall Co. PADS program to start third year
Volunteers again needed to assist homeless at area churches - 9/6/2012
School enrollment continues to grow
17,739 in class, still more expected superintendent tells board - 8/30/2012
911 surcharge referendum defeated already?
County rejects Oswego, Yorkville request to take request off ballot - 8/30/2012
911 surcharge referendum defeated already?
County rejects Oswego, Yorkville request to take request off ballot - 8/30/2012
Feds pull plug on Prairie Parkway expressway
Decision pleases opponents; Kendall County officials upset - 8/30/2012
State aid cut called key to school deficit
Board president tells local officials reduction cost district $4 million - 8/30/2012
School district transportation audit proposed
Superintendent: District needs to prepare for further state funding cuts - 8/30/2012
Montgomery Village Board news briefs...
Award contract for street re-surfacing work - 8/30/2012
Montgomery OKs extra mosquito spraying
Village board approves funding for service-if necessary - 8/30/2012
Vaughn trial underway
Oswego man accused of killing his wife and three children in '07 - 8/23/2012
Schools need to hire more staff, board told
Board considering administrative proposal; cost placed at $215,944 - 8/23/2012
Montgomery may allow video gambling
Village board members, VFW representatives voice support - 8/23/2012
'Brew at the Bridge' coming to Oswego
Sept. 29 event to feature craft brews, music in downtown park - 8/23/2012
Financing, state law hinder brewery plan
'For sale' sign back up at downtown Oswego fire station - 8/23/2012
'Deals on Wheels' tour set in Montgomery
MEDC, village to give brokers, clients a first-hand look at business sites - 8/23/2012
County board member wants an apology
Accuses critic of 'piece-mealing' information, says recent charges were wrong - 8/23/2012
School budget shows $5.5 million deficit
Board votes 5-2 to put budget on public display; hears objections - 8/16/2012
Task force to work on school budget solution?
Some students may be bused after all
Sidewalk, crosswalk work delayed in some areas of school district, board told - 8/16/2012
Recommend review Oswego fund-raiser law
Attorney: 'Vegas Nights', poker tourneys probably illegal under current law - 8/16/2012
Oswego to seek bids on new parkway trees
LeClercq wants to lock-in low prices; board member questions timing - 8/16/2012
Oswego may seek bids soon for Rt. 71 main project
Project necessary to allow state to widen highway to five lanes - 8/16/2012
Montgomery Board refining 'community vision'
Cut taxes by 20 percent?
Citizens' group places advisory referendum on November ballot - 8/9/2012
Jury selection for Vaughn trial will start on Monday
Oswego man accused of murdering his family - 8/9/2012
Montgomery Board to discuss video gambling
Official cites local business interest, extra potential revenue for village - 8/9/2012
Oswego Board stands by gambling prohibition vote
Reject request from local business owners to permit video gambling - 8/9/2012
Kendall County Board on board with Metra effort
OK resolution that encourages agency to study feasibility of Oswego station - 8/9/2012
School administrator contracts released
Cost for retirement contributions, insurance and fuel allowances detailed - 8/9/2012
Montgomery panel reviews TIF district proposals
Two firms selected as finalists to prepare feasibility study - 8/9/2012
State's attorney reprimands school board
Cited for multiple violations of Open Meetings Act - 8/2/2012
School district buys building, lot
Board OKs Stonehill Business Park purchases in split vote - 8/2/2012
Protest planned at new Oswego Chick-fil-A
Organizer cites chain's donations to anti-gay marriage organizations - 8/2/2012
Yesteryear for August
School board keeping third law firm busy
Attorneys attending all regular and special board sessions - 8/2/2012
Mixed news on Kendall County real estate
Report shows modest hike in median sales price, but sales decline - 8/2/2012
Cross applauds Quinn for special session
'Willing to stay in Springfield' until pension budget hole plugged - 8/2/2012
'I'm not an unethical, dishonest person'
Oswego school chief reacts to Iowa school district lawsuit - 7/26/2012
Questions on electric aggregation in Oswego
Staff 'bombarded with calls'; some residents reluctant to change companies to save money - 7/26/2012
Village Board news briefs...
Montgomery OKs funding for street projects - 7/26/2012
New staffers introduced to school district board
Oswego East dean, business services director among hires - 7/26/2012
Olympic torchbearer hopes to share the inspiration
Oswego hotel manager carried flame through small England town - 7/26/2012
Retired teacher pleads not guilty in sex case
Held pending trial in November - 7/26/2012
Oswego wants place in new Metra plan
Board adopts resolution supporting continued study of local station - 7/26/2012
Oswego Board says 'No' to video gambling
Local bar and tavern owners had urged board to permit machines - 7/19/2012
County board gives PeaceFest a chance
Concerns aired, but event to go on this weekend at campground - 7/19/2012
Oswego tax revolt rally draws a crowd
Organizers want local agencies to trim budgets; restore '08 tax rates - 7/19/2012
Montgomery officials seeking to set priorities
Village board members, attorney hold first informal 'visioning meeting' - 7/19/2012
'It's time to let someone else do it"
Kendall County coroner says November election will be his last - 7/19/2012
West Nile virus found in Montgomery mosquitoes
Health department reminds area residents to take precautions - 7/19/2012
Montgomery split on leasing village hall space
Board member objects to statements made by MEDC president - 7/19/2012
'We're in serious shape right now...'
Long dry spell conjures bad memories of '88 drought on Kendall farms - 7/12/2012
Kendall coroner faces challenge
Independent candidate officially on November ballot - 7/12/2012
Orchard Road widening proceeding in Montgomery
Contractors pave left hand turn lanes - 7/12/2012
Finish townhome project with apartments?
Developers seeking federal tax credit; Oswego Village Board opposed - 7/12/2012
Attorney to review new school chief's pact
Iowa School Board seeks to halt payment to new Oswego superintendent - 7/12/2012
Oswego OKs repairs for downtown retaining wall
County board urged to limit open burning
Resident asks officials to restrict burning adjacent to incorporated areas - 7/12/2012
Kendall County foreclosures up eight percent
Circuit clerk hopeful troubling trend will slow by end of year - 7/5/2012
Funds budgeted for wage hikes
Wage 'pool' set for full, part-time park district employees - 7/5/2012
Kendall County fails transparency audit
Illinois Policy Institute cites lack of public information on county websites - 7/5/2012
Bids for school transportation facilities rejected
Board acts after lowest bid came in $1.4 million over architect's estimate - 7/5/2012
Montgomery backs effort to move Rt. 30 sound wall
Village, park district want wall on north side of Seasons Ridge trail - 7/5/2012
New administrator 'first choice for the job'
Veteran educator Sparlin has worked past two years in Cicero schools - 7/5/2012
'Our schools will carry on in good shape'
Departing superintendent looks back on difficult three-year tenure - 6/28/2012
Investigate Rt. 71 pedestrian death
Oswego man struck by two vehicles early Saturday - 6/28/2012
Montgomery watering restrictions in effect
Village water customers asked to abide by 'odd-even' day limitation - 6/28/2012
OHS, OEHS graduations moving to DeKalb
Oswego School district to rent NIU's Convocation Center - 6/28/2012
New school leadership team taking shape
Board authorizes Wendt to hire administrative services director - 6/28/2012
Cut park district budget by 20 percent?
Program, staff cuts would affect many park district board told - 6/28/2012
Target opening date for Boulder Hill teen center
Volunteers building facility in Boulder Hill Market storefront - 6/28/2012
County board per diems will be audited
New recycling toters coming next week in Oswego
Groot to drop off new toters; Allied to collect its toters on garbage day - 6/21/2012
Hot dog stand may locate in old Montgomery hall lot
Board voices support for permit request - 6/21/2012
Emerald Ash Borer devastating Oswego trees
Village crews have removed almost 300 trees this year, more to come down - 6/21/2012
New superintendent already on the job
Filling administrative vacancies among Wendt's first tasks - 6/21/2012
'I enjoy being out in front with others'
New Oswego school superintendent anticipates challenges - 6/21/2012
'A hiccup in the road'
Wendt sites 'breakdown in understanding' with Iowa board - 6/21/2012
Purcell: Outside per diem audit not needed
County board chairman also asks end to public talks of payments to Koukol - 6/14/2012
Retired teacher faces child sex, porn charges
McDowell taught math and coached in Oswego School District - 6/14/2012
Appellate court upholds Vasquez sentence
Will serve 15 year jail term in crash that killed five teens - 6/14/2012
Oswego Village Board cool to video gambling
To allow machines in local businesses, board would have to lift 1935 ban - 6/14/2012
Assistant principal to lead Thompson Jr. High
Board approves Lueders as principal - 6/14/2012
No shortage of applicants for school jobs
School board utilized search firm in hiring superintendent, assistant - 6/14/2012
Board names new Long Beach principal
Smith began education career in Minooka - 6/14/2012
What issues are important to Montgomery?
Village board to hold special meetings to determine priorities - 6/14/2012
'This is it'
New superintendent says he wanted to work for school district after first visit - 6/7/2012
Orchard Road TIF district plan advances
Montgomery Village Board supports hiring firm to complete study - 6/7/2012
'It's become quite a chess game'
Local state lawmakers reflect on a divisive spring legislative session - 6/7/2012
Superintendent's $236,296 salary just the start
Contract includes tax-sheltered annuity, travel expenses, other benefits - 6/7/2012
Board member voiced concerns, but voted 'yes'
Swanson 'extremely unhappy' with contract cost - 6/7/2012
Oswego's new administrator a 'team player'
Jones: Good municipal government 'all about collaboration' - 6/7/2012
Second Boulder Hill drive-by suspect guilty
Jury deliberated for less than three hours; sentencing set for July 11 - 5/31/2012
Trial for Christopher Vaughn still pending
Accused of killing own family five years ago - 5/31/2012
Number of Kendall Co. jobless down slightly
Oswego unemployment figures hold steady; county labor force continues to grow - 5/31/2012
Architect hired for Boulder Hill pool project
Firm's credits include Aurora's Vaughan Center, Splash Country - 5/31/2012
SA: Park board violated meetings law
Agency agrees to release transcript; board president takes 'full responsibility' - 5/31/2012
Montgomery residents to save on electricity
Newly awarded contract to cut power costs beginning in August - 5/31/2012
Cut park district spending by 20 percent?
Wass proposes goal; other board members say agency has cut - 5/31/2012
Revolt against taxes?
Citizens plan June 1 event in Yorkville park - 5/24/2012
New school chief search narrows
Board held interviews with two applicants at OEHS this week - 5/24/2012
Official: Cost for full-day kindergarten covered
$3 million in revenue more than covers program's $1.8 million cost - 5/24/2012
Q&A: Oswego's new garbage contract
New hauler will maintain current services at less cost - 5/24/2012
Property tax bill increases prompted complaints
Oswego president says he sought information from school board - 5/24/2012
Local officials must learn Open Meetings Act
State law require completion of online training by Jan. 1, 2013 - 5/24/2012
Boulder Hill community center plan gets a boost
Foundation secures $11,400 Home Depot grant, other businesses contributing - 5/24/2012
Out of Naperville
School board to reschedule planned dinner meetings with superintendent candidates - 5/17/2012
Cut sentence in crash that killed five teens?
Appellate court justices hear arguments as family members watch - 5/17/2012
Oswego residents to save on garbage bills
Board OKs contract in split 4-2 vote - 5/17/2012
Boulder Hill water system study set
Montgomery to spend $150,900 to have engineering plans prepared - 5/17/2012
Audit for county board per diem payments?
State's attorney recommends hiring independent firm; board undecided - 5/17/2012
No changes in Kendall County Board perks
Vote to keep taxpayer-funded insurance, mileage reimbursements - 5/17/2012
Montgomery residents to save on electricity
Consultant says savings on electric power portion of bills could exceed 40% - 5/17/2012
Unhappy with school board, high taxes
Residents give school district board an earful; others defend board - 5/10/2012
Open meetings Act violation?
Board failed to record closed sessions; SA investigating - 5/10/2012
Board hit for failing to record meetings
President cites human error; resident skeptical - 5/10/2012
On Montgomery Board agenda: Sales tax hike
Board to hear presentation on referendum to pay for streets, other repairs - 5/10/2012
Oswego residents to save on electricity
Reduced kilowatt per hour rate secured through competitive bidding - 5/10/2012
Homes values down, but tax bills still rise
Tax rate increases offset declining assessments - 5/10/2012
Location big factor in how much you pay
Rates vary throughout Kendall County; amount owed depends on local agencies - 5/10/2012
Petition drive organizers seek school board change
Parents want officers to step down, other members to step up - 5/3/2012
Montgomery budget: Less revenues and less spending
Orchard Road TIF study funded - 5/3/2012
Yesteryear for May
Grant to pay for Oswego street resurfacing
Wolf's Crossing, new Windcrest, Fairway Crossing streets on list - 5/3/2012
State's attorney asked to investigate per diems
County board member says colleague was incorrectly paid for 49 meetings - 5/3/2012
Oswegoans to pay less for garbage service
Contractor bids come in lower than current rates; vote on contract expected May 15 - 5/3/2012
Board's handling of administrator hiring questioned
Name of new school district finance chief initially withheld after vote - 5/3/2012
School tax rate to rise
Property owners to find increase on this year's tax bills - 4/26/2012
School district to hire 43.5 more teachers
With 400 to 600 more students expected, school board OKs additional hires - 4/26/2012
Toftoy says coroner isn't part-time job
Insists he works 'round the clock,' defends spending - 4/26/2012
School board hires new finance chief
Wages, benefits to cost district $42,000 more than predecessor's - 4/26/2012
Montgomery votes to cut homebuilder fees
Temporary move intended to help boost local home construction - 4/26/2012
Oswego sewer project about 50% complete
Contractors installing sanitary sewers in Cedar Glen, old Windcrest subdivisions - 4/26/2012
'Full speed ahead!' Bob Mitchler remembered
Former state senator a key political leader here for six decades - 4/26/2012
Community mourns student's death
Counselors available for students, staff in all Oswego district schools - 4/19/2012
Strong interest in school superintendent search
Several hundred residents respond to survey - 4/19/2012
Appellate court to review jail sentence
Vasquez serving 15 years in crash that killed five local teens - 4/19/2012
County board per diem payments may rise
Board backs $10 increase in initial ballot; some stipends may be cut - 4/19/2012
County Board per diems, benefits add up
Board members clash over per diem payments
Koukol defends accepting payments to attend 49 meetings - 4/19/2012
Plan for Orchard Road TIF district backed
Montgomery business group members voice support for initial study - 4/19/2012
State may cut school bus funding
School district to sell tax warrants
$5M to cover expenses until property tax revenues arrive - 4/12/2012
Montgomery's cost for resignation: $179,500
Long-time manager out as village board votes 4-2 to approve agreement - 4/12/2012
Oswego by the numbers
First ever annual report shows village received 13,000 calls in '11 - 4/12/2012
Federal law requires busing for homeless students
School district uses taxis to transport most of its 19 homeless students - 4/12/2012
Oswego museum helps out Lincoln Library
Provides information on local African-American Civil War vet in rare photo - 4/12/2012
Transition at the Kendall Co. Health Department
New director emphasizes need to make clients feel comfortable - 4/12/2012
Montgomery village manager on the way out?
Contract to be listed on Monday's board agenda; Kaczmarek asking for vote - 4/5/2012
Park district executive director steps down
McAdam served district for nine years; accepts new job in Downers Grove - 4/5/2012
Oswego's new administrator has lengthy resume
Jones has served as chief executive in five other communities since '88 - 4/5/2012
Tree-destroying beetle proving costly for Oswego
Proposed budget includes $40,000 to replace EAB infected parkway trees - 4/5/2012
A mother and child reunion
New state law, Facebook help bring mom and son together - 4/5/2012
County health department 'raises' disputed
New director says increases due to re-organization and saved county money - 4/5/2012
Vickery: Some board members charging double for per diems
Search for new school chief starts
Public forum next Wednesday at Traughber Jr. High - 3/29/2012
Montgomery may prohibit hiring of officials' spouses
Policy changed contained in new HR manual - 3/29/2012
Plan community center in Boulder Hill Market
YARN Foundation aims to help youths; offer local GED program - 3/29/2012
Montgomery may cut fees for homebuilders
Board majority voices support for temporary $2,000 reduction - 3/29/2012
Military dogs to have their day(s) in Oswego
'Warrior Dog Project' includes special events, benefits over next two weeks - 3/29/2012
Bednarcik students aid tornado victims
Collect and send school supplies for middle students in downstate Harrisburg - 3/29/2012
Park board approves budget in split vote
Board member objects to format, lack of clarity and blames government bureaucrats - 3/29/2012
Voters OK electric power referendums
Oswego, Montgomery to seek competitive bids for residents in effort to cut bills - 3/22/2012
Newcomers top GOP county board races
Former chairman Vickery turned out - 3/22/2012
An election night of second chances
Dems give Foster another nod for Congress; Oberweis wins GOP race - 3/22/2012
Principals brace for construction crews
Expansion projects to start next month at OHS, OEHS - 3/22/2012
When will expanded OHS, OEHS reach capacity?
Opinions vary as to when school district will need a third high school - 3/22/2012
Orchard Road TIF district study backed
Montgomery Village Board agrees to fund study in new budget - 3/22/2012
Cost to repair Boulder Hill water system: $7.8M
Engineering firm presents initial estimate; bond sale, rate hike discussed - 3/22/2012
OK bids for high school additions
Board approves contracts for OHS, OEHS work - 3/15/2012
Kendall home sales finally outpace foreclosures
1,581 homes sold in county last year surpassed the 1,382 foreclosures - 3/15/2012
School district to need about 25 more teachers
Administrator will seek board approval - 3/15/2012
Officials: Bidding electric power will save
Referendum question on ballot for Oswego, Montgomery voters - 3/15/2012
A bounty of districts, a bounty of races
Kendall Co. now home to four state senate, four state house, two congressional districts - 3/15/2012
Olympic champ's visit thrills Churchill students
Figure skater turned author Yamaguchi answers questions, reads from new children's book - 3/15/2012
Oswego hotel staffer to help carry Olympic torch
Kozlowicz hopes to inspire local high school special needs students - 3/15/2012
School board stands by boundaries-for now
Parents from Aurora section of district ask for changes - 3/8/2012
Chickens, honey bees in Oswego neighborhoods?
Homeowners testify in support and opposition to proposed ordinance - 3/8/2012
Oswego weighs how to pay to move water main
State to seek contractor bids for Route 71 widening this fall, board told - 3/8/2012
Extreme couponing to help those in need
Montgomery resident donating free items to April 28 Kendall Cares Clinic - 3/8/2012
More space for Kendall County Food Pantry
Yorkville based-agency to move into larger building across the street - 3/8/2012
'I felt like I was doing something important'
Long-time Kendall County election judges relish their role - 3/8/2012
Kendall County Board news briefs...
OK tentative lease pact for 911 dispatching center - 3/8/2012
School board accepts superintendent's resignation
O'Donnell cites 'philosophical differences'; will stay on until June - 3/1/2012
Yesteryear for March
'Leadership differences' cited in resignation
O'Donnell will end three year tenure as superintendent in June - 3/1/2012
Montgomery OKs water rate hike in split vote
Estimated 75 cent monthly increase will not affect Boulder Hill customers - 3/1/2012
Education, business growth issues at forum
Dem candidates for State House, Congress exchange views - 3/1/2012
Cross: Era of 'pet project' funding over
Republican House Leader details state budget challenges - 3/1/2012
Opinions sought on Oswego chicken farming
ECO Commission inviting public comments during Monday hearing - 3/1/2012
Candidate's town hall meeting turns into debate
Kendall County deputy clerk challenges recorder candidate - 2/23/2012
No fast track for local Metra station studies
Newly hired engineering firms will have up to four years to complete work - 2/23/2012
Coroner: Candidate's spending allegations are false
Toftoy defends his office's expenditures on meals, conferences - 2/23/2012
School district to save $1.8 million on bonds
Refinancing secures lower interest rate - 2/23/2012
Improve Boulder Hill water system?
Montgomery Board advised upgrades will require more revenues - 2/23/2012
Montgomery seeks more info on rusty water
Staff asked to prepare map showing affected Boulder Hill homes - 2/23/2012
'I wanted to do something meaningful'
Serving others a lifelong passion for retiring health dept. director - 2/23/2012
School boundary proposal presented
Committee hopeful for final school board vote Feb. 27 - 2/16/2012
Large crowd attends forum on new boundaries
Pack Oswego East High School auditorium, some carry signs - 2/16/2012
Homeowner seeks compensation for rusty water
Boulder Hill resident asks Montgomery Board to reduce bill - 2/16/2012
Budget, scholarships among Oswego forum issues
GOP Candidates for newly drawn state senate districts square-off - 2/16/2012
Oswego willing to listen on business incentives
Board members offer opinions when questioned by development director - 2/16/2012
Propose Orchard Road TIF district study
Montgomery officials aim to lure businesses to village's west side - 2/16/2012
Attorney: Montgomery staff erred in buying vehicle
Andersson says board took corrective action after mistake found - 2/16/2012
Montgomery water tests positive for chemicals
Corrective action taken; follow-up tests find chemicals now at 'non-detectable' levels - 2/9/2012
Parents comment on new boundary plan
School district board to review plan next Monday - 2/9/2012
Compensate Hill residents for rusty water?
Montgomery Board member says village owes residents - 2/9/2012
Ethics complaint closed against county official
Commission rules Vickery did not intentionally violate law - 2/9/2012
Park board advised not to keep meeting tapes
Attorney 'in favor of openness,' but tells board tapes pose 'real risk' - 2/9/2012
County clerk defends handling of personal data
Gillette responds to charges raised by GOP candidate for new county office - 2/9/2012
Consultant to complete survey for park district
Park board awards $17,300 contract - 2/9/2012
Who’s paying for the campaigns?
Candidates identify donors in state reports - 2/2/2012
Aurora man convicted in Boulder Hill shooting
Victim’s family ‘satisfied’; trial for second suspect pending - 2/2/2012
An Oswego Metra station? Not so fast
LeClercq tells village board Kendall County will first have to join RTA - 2/2/2012
School board to interview administrator candidates
State official says board’s active role in hiring ‘not common practice’ - 2/2/2012
Organize Oswego’s downtown merchants?
Development chief offers assistance, proposes non-profit group - 2/2/2012
Oswego to send letter on electric service vote
If voters say ‘Yes’ March 20, village would bargain for lower rates - 2/2/2012
No race to put cameras in Kendall courtrooms
Judge, state’s attorney offer opinions on high court ruling - 2/2/2012
Less rust reported in Boulder Hill water
Montgomery repairs and puts water well back into service - 1/26/2012
Oswego to seek garbage contract bids
Mayors push lawmakers on state funding
Seek 'direct deposit' of cities' share of state income tax revenues - 1/26/2012
Kendall Co., Oswego auto dealer reps meet
Board member offers county's assistance in effort to retain Westphal Chevrolet - 1/26/2012
New tenant for old Montgomery tavern?
Board receives liquor license requests from two prospective owners - 1/26/2012
Sewer plant odor a Montgomery concern
Village to seeks answers from Fox Metro - 1/26/2012
School district board interviews law firms
Board meets with reps behind closed doors - 1/26/2012
Boulder Hill rusty water woes to end soon?
Montgomery well should be back in service Friday - 1/19/2012
School district board to interview applicants for administrator's job
Benefit parity for Oswego's non-union workers?
Memorandum presented to village board; no action taken - 1/19/2012
County clerk removes records from website
Audit shows county fiscally ship-shape
General fund shows surplus with $47 million in reserve - 1/19/2012
SA: Board can state views on referendum
School board told: Hiring three staffers would save
Propose new hires for IT department - 1/19/2012
Split school board OKs opening jr. high
Board votes 4-3 after listening to testimony from more than 20 parents, students - 1/12/2012
Recycling cart deadline next Monday
Montgomery residents can choose optional sizes - 1/12/2012
Homeowners complain of rust in water
Montgomery officials pledge to expedite well repairs to fix Boulder Hill problem - 1/12/2012
Oswego moves to OK microbrewery
Board approves zoning amendments - 1/12/2012
Montgomery approves cell tower for KenCom
Structure will adjoin Oswego Fire District station east of Orchard Road - 1/12/2012
Committee working on new school boundaries
Community forums will be scheduled - 1/12/2012
School board to interview law firm representatives
Board sets closed-door sessions - 1/12/2012
Murphy Jr. High back on board's agenda
Board to consider recommendation to open school during Monday meeting - 1/5/2012
Interesting, challenging times for schools
Budget remains tight; board faces decision on opening junior high - 1/5/2012
Economy good and bad for park district
Budget tight, but more people signing up for programs, using facilities - 1/5/2012
Plenty of road work ahead in Montgomery
Orchard Road construction to resume; Route 30 widening may also start - 1/5/2012
Oswego still growing despite poor economy
107 new homes permits issued in '11; business growth also cited - 1/5/2012
Budget, new 911 center on county's agenda
Chairman supports using reserve to offset $1.3 million budget deficit - 1/5/2012
Park district planning to update 2006 survey
Board members reach consensus to hire consulting firm - 12/29/2011
Over 137,000 meals served at county jail
Sheriff, chief deputy present annual department report to county board - 12/29/2011
Coroner's report shows increase in natural deaths
Number of cremation permits also up - 12/29/2011
Firefighters, students team up for toy drive
2,726 toys collected and distributed to area children in need - 12/29/2011
Fire district board holds line on tax levy
Agency's tax rate may increase a few cents next year, official says - 12/29/2011
'Occupy' official: Members not 'lazy hippies'
Answers questions at Kendall County Democrats gathering in Montgomery - 12/29/2011
Warm weather good for golfers, Fox Bend
Rounds played exceeds 2010 total - 12/29/2011
Oswego rejects rebate for Chevy dealership
Estimate for high school additions climb
Revised figures show $1.7 million increase over prior estimate - 12/22/2011
Retired judge, Kendall County official clash
Wilson seeking recording of Vickery's remarks to board committee - 12/22/2011
Oswego starts search for new administrator
When official is hired, police chief plans to return to former job - 12/22/2011
Revolving door for Oswego's top position?
Officials cautioned on use of electronic devices
Montgomery attorney cites recent Attorney General's opinion - 12/22/2011
Objections withdrawn to Kendall judge's petitions
$89 million school property tax levy OK'd
Board votes for approval after trimming initial revenue request - 12/15/2011
Microbrewery in old fire station?
Oswego sets Jan. 5 public hearing on permit request - 12/15/2011
Chevy dealer asks for sales tax abatement
Oswego Village Board votes 3-2 to table decision until next meeting - 12/15/2011
Montgomery Chamber to locate in village hall
Village board approves lease agreement after initial vote fails - 12/15/2011
Need to open junior high school detailed
School board takes no action; decision expected next month - 12/15/2011
Committee supports opening Murphy Jr. High
School board president tells group 'We are still collecting data' - 12/15/2011
$471,000 cut from park district budget, board told
Some board members advocate further cuts for 2012 budget - 12/15/2011
Oswego Marine seriously injured in Afghanistan
19 year-old Lance Corporal Kyle Moser graduated from OHS last year - 12/8/2011
911 legal battle cost taxpayers $20,000
Attorneys' fees added up for KenCom, towns - 12/8/2011
School boundary committee holds first meeting
Board decision on opening Murphy Jr. High expected next month - 12/8/2011
A bumper crop of county board candidates
18 Republicans, four Dems file petitions to run in March primary - 12/8/2011
Did Bonnie and Clyde rob Plattville armory?
New evidence found in FBI files - 12/8/2011
Regional school chiefs' bill to cost villages
State to cut payments to Montgomery, Oswego for at least one year - 12/8/2011
Montgomery to decide on Route 30 medians
Village has a choice of grass or 'enhanced landscaping' as part of widening project - 12/8/2011
A new day for garbage pick up for some
Montgomery Village Board OKs new contract in a 5-1 ballot - 12/1/2011
School boundary meetings must be open
State attorney's opinion disappoints school district board - 12/1/2011
Assessments rose, but no spike in appeals
Kendall Board of Review expects to hear about 700 cases this winter - 12/1/2011
Official sent political e-mail from county account
'If this was wrong, I apologize' Vickery tells county board colleagues - 12/1/2011
Montgomery resident urges action to slow traffic
Village board told Mayfield Drive traffic 'absolutely horrendous' - 12/1/2011
Tighten leaf burning rules in unincorporated areas?
County board committee to continue discussions Dec. 19 in Yorkville - 12/1/2011
Traughber Junior High industrial arts class OK'd
School board splits vote, 4-3; opponents express costs concerns - 12/1/2011
School board split on property tax levy
Board gives tentative approval in 4-3 ballot; final vote expected Dec. 12 - 11/24/2011
Open fifth junior high school? Not so fast
Oswego School District board considers keeping building closed to save funds - 11/24/2011
School district enrollment continues to climb
Home building way down, but district still gained 600 more students - 11/24/2011
'Abstinence Plus' health curriculum approved 4-2
OHS, OEHS teachers will be permitted to discuss contraception - 11/24/2011
Talks continue on Kendall bus service pact
KAT would serve Oswego Park-n-Ride, provide dial-a-ride service - 11/24/2011
Emergency reverse 911 service eliminated
KenCom official cites need to cut costs; another official raises concerns - 11/24/2011
Objections voiced to park district tax levy
Parks, recreation a 'luxury,' park board told; final vote Dec. 15 - 11/24/2011
Board will be asked to open fifth junior high
One of three initial steps proposed to relieve crowding - 11/17/2011
Montgomery residents to save on electricity?
Board approves March referendum - 11/17/2011
Montgomery Village Board agrees on tax levy
Rate expected to rise by a penny, but some may not pay more, board told - 11/17/2011
Oswego to receive less in property taxes in '11
By voting to maintain current tax rate, village to take a loss - 11/17/2011
Montgomery Board OKs new vehicle policy
Public works director to lose use of village-owned vehicle May 1 - 11/17/2011
Montgomery Chamber may become village tenant
Board members voice support for leasing office space at village hall - 11/17/2011
Diabetes Awareness Day has local connection
Montgomery siblings lobbied local lawmakers to pass resolution - 11/17/2011
Tentative school tax levy shows increase
Public hearing, final school district board vote expected Dec. 12 - 11/10/2011
Oswego may outsource some snow plowing
Village seeking bids from private contractors to plow 146 cul-de-sacs - 11/10/2011
Hultgren vows to 'fight' for rail service funding
Congressman will seek to secure funds in new transportation bill - 11/10/2011
County conundrum: Raise taxes or cut spending?
Finance committee discusses how to trim $844,090 deficit - 11/10/2011
Last ride for forest preserve's horses?
Seeking to reduce costs, county may drop funding for equine center's horses - 11/10/2011
Swim season successful, park board told
Aquatic Park attendance topped 41,000; facility shows profit - 11/10/2011
Message board sign at Oswego Village Hall?
Board members offer differing opinions; seek alternate designs for sign - 11/10/2011
Increase 911 phone surcharge?
Referendum asks for 75 cent hike on landline phone bills - 11/3/2011
School board discusses boundary changes
Review options; support voiced for residents' committee - 11/3/2011
Oswego Board OKs ban on synthetic drugs
Park district request for grant funds rejected
Agency had sought funding for Prairie Point Park, Winrock pool upgrades - 11/3/2011
Plan to outsource Fox Bend management tabled
Park district board president cites lack of board support - 11/3/2011
Regional school chiefs still working without pay
Legislation lacks support; lawmakers to meet again next week - 11/3/2011
Pension reform bill headed to governor's desk
Cross: Budget issues to dominate next week's veto session - 11/3/2011
Yesteryear for November
Compiled from articles published in the Ledger-Sentinel, 1980-present; Fox Valley Sentinel, 1974-1980; Oswego Ledger, 19849-1980; Kendall County Record, 1864-present; and historic information provided by the Village of Montgomery. - 11/3/2011
School employee contracts approved
Wage increases included in pacts - 10/31/2011
Help for Hesed House comes at the right time
Montgomery's River Run/Walk raised $3,500 for shelter, board told - 10/31/2011
Oswego Board wants to maintain tax rate
Village board advised of expected revenue loss if rate remains the same - 10/31/2011
Ledger-Sentinel wins 14 regional press awards
Education reporting, article on blizzard earn top NINA honors - 10/31/2011
School board votes 5-2 to hire architects
Choose Batavia firm for expansion projects at OHS and OEHS - 10/31/2011
Candidates raising funds for upcoming primary
Walsh currently leads Hultgren; state senate candidate loans campaign $100,878 - 10/31/2011
Two long-time county officials to step down
Hafenrichter, Martin will leave board next year when terms expire - 10/31/2011
Plan to change school attendance boundaries
School board reviewing options; final decision sought by next March - 10/20/2011
Montgomery a step closer to electric service vote
Property tax bills would rise under proposed levy
County portion of bill expected to increase - 10/20/2011
Oswego Board accepts KenCom agreement
LeClercq vetoes prior board vote; pact caps county contribution at $1.775M - 10/20/2011
Deceased man may help county's bottom line
County could receive funds if unclaimed - 10/20/2011
Montgomery officials respond to trustee's letter
Review, discuss village's spending practices, staffing levels over last several years - 10/20/2011
Walsh stumps for votes in Kendall County
Controversial Republican seeking to clear his name amidst ex-wife's allegations - 10/20/2011
New sex ed curriculum presented to school board
New property assessments show decrease
Total value of all Oswego Township properties down 6.17 percent from last year - 10/13/2011
Does Oswego's Park-n-Ride have a future?
Grants ran out last year; village now subsidizing reduced bus service - 10/13/2011
Montgomery Board rejects staff vehicle policy
Majority voices concerns over proposed 'grandfather' provision - 10/13/2011
Lower state corporate income tax rate?
Cross: Higher rate since January has cost Illinois jobs and revenue - 10/13/2011
Invite public comment on new Oswego plan
'Community dialog' session scheduled for next Tuesday in lobby at village hall - 10/13/2011
County officials work to close budget gap
Projected deficit estimated at $1.5M - 10/13/2011
Voters to decide on new county positions
County board votes to put referendum questions on ballot - 10/6/2011
Pace buses to serve Park-n-Ride-for now
Oswego approves pact; talks to continue with KAT - 10/6/2011
KenCom answers 911 call from South Carolina
Former Oswego resident had not updated phone service - 10/6/2011
Compiled from articles published in the Ledger-Sentinel, 1980-present; Fox Valley Sentinel, 1974-1980; Oswego Ledger, 1949-present; Kendall County Record, 1864-present; and historical information provided by the Village of Montgomery. - 10/6/2011
Kendall economic development summit held
Officials tout need for improved transportation, lower building fees - 10/6/2011
Volunteers saved park district at least $176,690
2,433 offered their help for free at wide range of events over past year - 10/6/2011
County health dept. sets flu shot clinic for kids
Officials urging residents age six months and older to get vaccinated - 10/6/2011
School budget approved
No comments or questions from public prior to unanimous vote - 9/29/2011
$70M school district bond sale pending
Proceeds will be used for high school additions, other projects - 9/29/2011
Pizza restaurant coming to downtown Oswego
Village board approves loan, lease-purchase for Washington St. building - 9/29/2011
Outdoor dining approved at Gray's Mill
But Montgomery Village Board disagrees on bike rack requirement - 9/29/2011
Montgomery OKs plan for sports complex
Park district officials hope to start Stuart expansion early next year - 9/29/2011
County failed to give notice of public meeting
Attorney: Open Meetings Act violated - 9/29/2011
KenCom Board votes to cap its funding at $1.7M
Official: End of dispute with towns 'near' - 9/29/2011
Third annual Montgomery Cemetery Walk set for Oct. 5
Circuit clerk's office victimized in fraud case
Altered checks used at downstate Lowe's store; no funds missing - 9/22/2011
$50M school bond sale pending
School district board agrees on financing proposal - 9/22/2011
Montgomery Board backs sales tax vote
Cite need for extra revenues to pay for street maintenance projects - 9/22/2011
Oswego Board OKs electric service vote
Would allow for collective rate negotiations - 9/22/2011
Sports complex expansion plans backed
Montgomery panel endorses revised proposal for Stuart Complex - 9/22/2011
Wood shop reinstated at Traughber Junior High
School board votes 4-3 to restore elective course that was dropped five years ago - 9/22/2011
Vote on new school maintenance center tabled
Board members question administrators on costs, timing for project - 9/22/2011
County board tables vote on new elected positions
Ask for more time to research, study costs for adding auditor, recorder - 9/22/2011
High school additions approved
Expect school board vote to authorize bond sale Sept. 26 - 9/15/2011
Referendum on Oswego electric service?
Referendum on Oswego electric service? - 9/15/2011
Grass medians on Route 30 in Montgomery?
Village, state officials in talks over highway project improvements - 9/15/2011
Propose survey on jr. high industrial arts class
Administrators detail how course was cut at Traughber Junior High - 9/15/2011
New Oswego department 'open for business'
Lucenko starts work as village's first economic development director - 9/15/2011
Circuit court clerk puts case records on website
Users can access cases by number, name or driver's license - 9/15/2011
Oswego won't require sprinklers in new homes
Board adopts international building code minus sprinkler requirement - 9/15/2011
Former school board president in Kosovo
Army Captain Andy Young serving as finance officer in NATO mission - 9/15/2011
Outsource management of Fox Bend Golf Course?
Park district's golf committee hears pros and cons from golfers, staff - 9/8/2011
A pizza pub in downtown Oswego?
Lease/purchase pact submitted; loan request received - 9/8/2011
Compiled from articles published in the Ledger-Sentinel, 1980-present; Fox Valley Sentinel, 1974-1980; Oswego Ledger, 1949-1980; Kendall County Record, 1864-present; and historical information provided by the Village of Montgomery. - 9/8/2011
Program kept needy children fed this summer
Kendall Food Pantry provided lunches when schools closed for the summer - 9/8/2011
Montgomery's development director resigns
Tompkins accepts new position in Florida; served village since 2007 - 9/8/2011
An insider's perspective on school operations
Departing secretary notes differences in public, private sectors - 9/8/2011
Local ban sought on phosphorous fertilizers
Park board adopts resolutions seek support from local municipalities - 9/8/2011
Hultgren questioned at Town Hall meeting
Overflow crowd at Yorkville City Hall mostly polite to GOP lawmaker - 9/1/2011
Montgomery curbs manager's authority
Board votes 4-2 to amended 11 year-old ordinance - 9/1/2011
School district capital projects list trimmed
Total proposed expenditures reduced from $12.9M to $6.2M - 9/1/2011
Fox Metro to start Oswego sewer project
Sanitary sewer lines to be installed under Cedar Glen and 'old' Windcrest streets - 9/1/2011
Park district board hears criticisms, praise
Cost to print, distribute agency's fall program guide among issues - 9/1/2011
Increase park district board size, limit terms?
New commissioner takes up issues raised by former member - 9/1/2011
'Sheriff Joe' captivates Kendall County GOP
Protesters no match for enthusiastic reception from Republican faithful - 9/1/2011
School passes radon tests
'No further action' needed at Boulder Hill Elementary, expert tells board - 8/25/2011
Efforts to cut school district budget detailed
Spending reductions have saved $9.2M since early '10, board told - 8/25/2011
Look for new property assessments this fall
Reductions not expected to translate into lower tax bills next year - 8/25/2011
Montgomery to buy salt with fuel tax funds
Bid to amend current budget to use general fund revenues comes up short - 8/25/2011
Hot dog: Montgomery OKs requests for stands
Vendors will locate at businesses on Route 31, North Main Street - 8/25/2011
MEDC bids to maintain Montgomery support
Agency officials pledge open communication with village board - 8/25/2011
Search on for new Kendall County animal warden
About 15 submit applications; hiring decision expected in 30 days - 8/25/2011
Test for radon at Boulder Hill School
School board to hold special meeting tonight - 8/18/2011
Two dead in Oswego shooting
Police: Incident an apparent murder-suicide - 8/18/2011
A 'first step' forward for Oswego Metra station
Metra official, area lawmakers announce initial engineering study - 8/18/2011
Oswego ranked among best small towns
Money magazine cite schools, recreation opportunities among village's assets - 8/18/2011
Year-round school an alternative to additions?
Resident tells school board students and taxpayers would benefit - 8/18/2011
Schools take a pass on third high school site
Board votes to give up purchase option on Plainfield parcel - 8/18/2011
Reduce Montgomery manager's spending authority?
Gaura warns of 'extremely negative effects'; board sets special meeting - 8/18/2011
Seek cost estimates for high school additions
Board rules out several other alternatives to provide space - 8/11/2011
Economic issues dominate legislators' forum
Rep. Hultgren: Small business growth key to job creation - 8/11/2011
One empty pair of shoes for each life lost
Oswego resident plans unique public memorial for Sept. 11 victims - 8/11/2011
School board reviews capital projects list
$12.9 million in potential improvements prioritized according to need - 8/11/2011
Prairie Parkway missing from IDOT's plan
Kendall County officials lobby public for support at Morris open house - 8/11/2011
Park board hires consultant for ADA study
Firm to evaluate facilities for compliance with federal accessibility law - 8/11/2011
Kendall County to gain another judge?
Judicial panel considers ramifications - 8/11/2011
Kendall animal control warden resigns
Admits having wrong dog euthanized; residents urge changes at shelter - 8/4/2011
Oswego hires development chief
Held similar positions in Grayslake and Lisle - 8/4/2011
Yesteryear for August
Compiled from articles published in the Ledger-Sentinel, 1980-present; Fox Valley Sentinel, 1974-1980; Oswego Ledger, 1949-1980; and Kendall County Record, 1864-present; and historical information provided by the village of Montgomery. - 8/4/2011
Increase surcharge for Kendall 911 service?
County officials voice support for referendum to double 75 cent fee - 8/4/2011
Orchard Road widening work underway
Montgomery Police urge motorists to obey construction zone speed limit - 8/4/2011
Outsource Fox Bend Golf Course management?
Official cites Orchard Valley as example; asks for further study - 8/4/2011
Park district community survey proposed
Board member says taxpayers' views have likely changed since '06 survey - 8/4/2011
School board shelves third high school
District had already spent about $2 million on plans, engineering - 7/28/2011
Home foreclosure filings slow
Total number of cases filed with county down by 175 - 7/28/2011
A new tenant for Montgomery's Gray's Mill?
Village board voices support for restaurant-bar liquor license - 7/28/2011
Three sites, two superintendents, two boards
Planning to build third high school dates back five years - 7/28/2011
Search on for first economic development chief
Oswego Village Board set to interview applicant next Tuesday - 7/28/2011
Montgomery Road property of the village?
Kane County proposes long-range study as first step in potential transfer - 7/28/2011
Montgomery Board backs 'after fact' variance
Action will allow firm to continue with parking lot project, minus landscaping - 7/28/2011
Vote on third high school, additions Monday?
School district board president says agenda not yet finalized - 7/21/2011
Oswego approves Wolf's Crossing Rd. resurfacing
Village to use state grant proceeds - 7/21/2011
Oswego OKs street resurfacing work
Village to use Motor Fuel Tax revenues - 7/21/2011
Dog bite prompts a mother's call to action
Changes urged at Kendall County Animal Control facility - 7/21/2011
Hultgren backs Planned Parenthood investigation
GOP Congressman, Planned Parenthood at odds over pro-life group's report - 7/21/2011
Sales tax hike to pay for capital projects?
Montgomery Village Board members again discuss funding options - 7/21/2011
County board opposes salary, per diem hike
Board per diems cost county $61,115 between Dec. 1 and June 30 - 7/21/2011
911 dispute heads to court
Municipalities seek injunction - 7/14/2011
State budget cuts a concern for schools
Governor reduced transportation funding; state already behind in payments - 7/14/2011
A principal just for kindergarteners
Melton looking ahead to the opening of East View Kindergarten Center - 7/14/2011
Plenty of opinions on Montgomery trash pick-up
About 90 residents respond to village's request for comments on new program - 7/14/2011
Public meetings at courthouse can now be taped
County officials move to comply with Open Meetings Act after complaint - 7/14/2011
Judge explains need for circuit court district
McCann says new district would give Kendall, DeKalb officials more control - 7/14/2011
New guide highlights Fox River 'heroes'
The Conservation Foundation to distribute free publication throughout area - 7/14/2011
West Nile virus found in Oswego
Test of mosquitoes comes up positive - 7/7/2011
Municipalities facing July 28 deadline on 911
Kendall mayors remain united against new KenCom service pact - 7/7/2011
Third high school or add onto OHS, OEHS?
School district board again hears two sides at meeting - 7/7/2011
School board OKs Rush-Copley agreement
Medical Topics program for OHS, OEHS students will be expanded - 7/7/2011
Work to start this month on Cedar Glen sewers?
Fox Metro official says contractors ready to start if IEPA OKs loan - 7/7/2011
Note growth in schools' English Learners program
Board encouraged to contact director - 7/7/2011
Compiled from articles published in the Ledger-Sentinel, 1980-present; Fox Valley Sentinel, 1974-1980; Oswego Ledger, 1949-1980; Kendall County Record, 1864-present; and historical information provided by the Village of Montgomery. - 7/7/2011
Report predicts more enrollment growth
Increases likely to continue 'even on to 2020-21,' school board told - 6/30/2011
Administrators to pay portion of health care cost
To cut spending, school board OKs plan to require 20% contributions - 6/30/2011
Estimated cost to add onto OEHS: $39 million
School would need 26 more classrooms if capacity increased to 3,216 students - 6/30/2011
OHS addition could cost $42.2M
100,000 square foot expansion would include 18 more classrooms - 6/30/2011
Oswego will organize, run visitors bureau
Board OKs wage hike, additional part-time position to staff bureau in split ballot - 6/30/2011
Open Meetings Act violation at courthouse?
Resident with a camera denied access to building, county meeting - 6/30/2011
Montgomery featured in new photo history book
Book signing event set at Gray's Mill - 6/30/2011
Lower electric bills?
Kendall County Board hears referendum request - 6/23/2011
An up close look at B-17 before emergency landing
Lauzen: Dems' reform is 'window dressing'
Republican lawmaker decries lame duck session tax hike, Motorola deal - 6/23/2011
A recorder of deeds for Kendall County?
If new position is created, an Oswego Republican ready to run - 6/23/2011
School board honors former development chief
School board honors former development chief - 6/23/2011
How much for additions to OHS, OEHS?
School district board receives estimates based on 'zero growth' - 6/23/2011
Local pastor named first Oswego Police chaplain
Reid has served department previously through police chiefs' association - 6/23/2011
Safe landing in field for historic bomber
Fire destroys B-17 after crew exits; FAA investigating - 6/16/2011
'It sounded strange and then I didn't hear it'
Crowds gathered quickly as word of B-17 bomber's emergency landing spread - 6/16/2011
Bi-partisanship a reason for hope in Springfield?
Lawmakers call first balanced state budget in a decade a significant step - 6/16/2011
Report: School district has cut administrators
Number reduced since '08, superintendent tells school board - 6/16/2011
Oswego official eyes bid for state senate seat
Giles has served on the village board since 2007; won second term in April - 6/16/2011
Oswego Board split on economic development
Lengthy discussion preceded vote to create new village department - 6/16/2011
OEDC officials: Differences could have been resolved
Agency was open to 'new reporting process' to village board - 6/16/2011
OK county board districts
Board approves small map change - 6/9/2011
Heroin: No longer just an inner city problem
Kendall County officials, area doctors note rise in opiate abuse, OD cases - 6/9/2011
Four years later, Oswego man still awaiting trial
Arrested after family found murdered off I-55 - 6/9/2011
Oswego OKs economic development dept.
Extra staff, operations expenses may be covered by existing revenues, board told - 6/9/2011
Local municipalities dodge a budget bullet
General Assembly rejects Quinn plan to cut state payments - 6/9/2011
Bids opened for Cedar Glen sewer project
Fox Metro official: Pending IEPA approval, work could start in July - 6/9/2011
' readily available and so easy to use.'
Recovering heroin addict details his life and struggles with the drug - 6/9/2011
Who's your lawmaker?
Voter confusion likely here under newly approved state re-map - 6/2/2011
County sets fees for civil unions
Board acts after state legislation approved - 6/2/2011
Montgomery Metra Park-n-Ride effort stalls
Grant funds have dried up due to poor economy, committee told - 6/2/2011
Juvenile court advocate program funded
Director's request prompts quick response from county officials - 6/2/2011
Park district facing accessibility requirements
All of agency's 46 parks, eight facilities must be ADA compliant, board told - 6/2/2011
New park board member pledges to be responsive
Wass invites residents to phone, e-mail him - 6/2/2011
Expect Orchard Rd. work to start in July
Kane County Board set to vote on contract June 14 - 5/26/2011
Civil union licenses may be a bargain here
Unless lawmakers act by June 1, county to charge $4 per license - 5/26/2011
Kendall Co. carved up in state re-map
Portions of Oswego Township would be in four senate, four rep districts - 5/26/2011
Third high school support not limited to Plainfield
Oswego, Montgomery residents also favor new building, board told - 5/26/2011
Board to decide on third high school in July?
Engineering firm hired for additions - 5/26/2011
Oswego to get a 'road map' for the future?
Village officials now ready to start work on strategic plan - 5/26/2011
Scout does a good deed for Montgomery
Sends letter to lawmakers urging them to maintain state funding for the village - 5/26/2011
Enrollment study approved in split vote
School board hires Kansas firm to update previous report - 5/19/2011
Board asked to 'put biases aside'
Third high school supporters attend special meeting - 5/19/2011
More accountability and transparency?
New school board president identifies key issues for school officials - 5/19/2011
Montgomery to review village manager's powers
Village board votes 4-2 to revisit two ordinances adopted several years ago - 5/19/2011
Development agency poised to shutdown
OEDC Board votes to halt operations May 31, but still 'hopeful' for village funding - 5/19/2011
County ready to set license fee for civil unions
But board waiting for General Assembly to finalize fee structure - 5/19/2011
Location matters when it comes to tax bills
Rates highest in Kendall's Aurora section, lowest in Millington - 5/19/2011
Hire architects for high school additions
OHS, OEHS student capacity would be increased to 3,200 - 5/12/2011
Officials getting calls on hefty tax bill increases
Rates spiked when assessments fell - 5/12/2011
Three begin terms on Montgomery Village
Brolley, Bond, Heinz sworn-in; Cooper starts tenure as clerk - 5/12/2011
Oswego faces funding shortfall on streets
Study shows almost $1.4M in resurfacing needed this year, but just $440,000 available - 5/12/2011
Oswego may be able to cover in-house EDC cost
Official cites hotel-motel tax, ad guide revenues among potential sources - 5/12/2011
Chlamydia, gonorrhea cases up in Kendall
Health department chief presents annual report to county board - 5/12/2011
Follow the leader
As the Illinois General Assembly's spring session winds down, the politicking heats ups in Springfield for House GOP Leader Cross - 5/12/2011
Five lanes on Rt. 30
State officials present plans to Montgomery panel, residents - 5/5/2011
School district tax rate hike prompts questions
Official cites declining assessments as factor in rate increase - 5/5/2011
Oswego Board majority backs in-house EDC
Instruct staff to prepare job description for new director's position - 5/5/2011
Study puts cost of village-run visitors bureau, development dept. at $205,344
Kendall PADS program completes first year
Volunteers provided meals, shelter for those in need over winter months - 5/5/2011
County seeking public input on re-map
Residents invited to submit own county board district maps - 5/5/2011
New school district board gets first lesson
Superintendent presents information on overcrowding, facility needs - 4/28/2011
Newcomer Walsh to lead school board
Pasteris casts deciding ballot after board deadlocks in 3-3 tie - 4/28/2011
Montgomery Village Board new briefs...
Water rate hike will be reflected on next bills - 4/28/2011
Congressman touts graduated driver's licenses
Hultgren cites success of state law in proposing federal legislation - 4/28/2011
Freshman Congressman not just a 'no' vote
'Compromise is not a bad thing,' Hultgren tells Town Hall audience - 4/28/2011
Lack of map an issue at redistricting hearing
Yorkville resident asks for more hearings after state lawmakers unveil map - 4/28/2011
Pink prison boxers a special gift to sheriff
Toftoy also invites controversial Arizona sheriff to GOP Pig Roast - 4/28/2011
OK layoff notices for 34 teachers
Montgomery president testifies at state hearing
Michelini asks for new map that will provide village with 'go to' legislator - 4/21/2011
Oswego suspends development agency funding
Board to discuss economic development efforts, financing at May 3 meeting - 4/21/2011
County board redistricting process criticized
Oswego resident tells board more citizen input, public hearings needed - 4/21/2011
Did county officials violate meetings act?
Redistricting a topic at GOP meeting - 4/21/2011
MEDC helped Orchard Rd. widening effort
Member letters showed county officials local need, Vazquez says - 4/21/2011
Long-time Oswego Fire Chief to step down
Brad Smith began fire district service as a volunteer in '66 - 4/21/2011
More lanes coming to Rt. 30 next year
IDOT budgets funds to improve busy highway between Routes 34 and 31 - 4/14/2011
Third high school site annexed
Plainfield approves schools' request - 4/14/2011
A reprieve on Montgomery water rate hike
Previously approved increase not included on most recent bills, board told - 4/14/2011
School budget picture remains cloudy-at best
Uncertainty remains over how much and when state will pay - 4/14/2011
Plan tops Oswego's leader's priority list
LeClercq says village board needs to set goals for next four years - 4/14/2011
Where is the largest tree in Kendall County?
Forest preserve district inviting residents to participate in 'Throwdown' - 4/14/2011
Veterans commission to seek more funding
Director: Number of Kendall veterans in need of assistance climbing - 4/14/2011
Newcomers elected to school board
Cite controversial board vote last year to build third high school as factor - 4/7/2011
LeClercq re-elected Oswego president
Johnson, Giles, Michels win village board terms - 4/7/2011
Senior center tax rejected
Funding request rejected by wide margin - 4/7/2011
Change coming to park board
Board president re-elected with two newcomers - 4/7/2011
Bond top vote-getter in Montgomery race
Brolley, Heinz also win terms - 4/7/2011
School district honors three of its own
School district honors three of its own - 4/7/2011
Election day next Tuesday
Early voting ends today at Oswego, Montgomery halls - 3/31/2011
Concerns raised over Caterpillar's future here
Montgomery official says local agencies, state reps must take action now - 3/31/2011
Plan search for new administrator
Oswego president to consult board, village staff - 3/31/2011
Montgomery rejects feral cat feeding ban
Village officials opt instead for community education effort - 3/31/2011
Finances an issue at Montgomery forum
Village board candidates offer ideas on how to boost revenues - 3/31/2011
Finances an issue at Montgomery forum
Village board candidates offer ideas on how to boost revenues - 3/31/2011
To honor three OHS alums this Saturday
Blue and White Ball marks district's 50th - 3/31/2011
Public takes a pass on Montgomery budget
No one attends hearing to comment - 3/31/2011
Budget cuts among school board issues
Eight candidates participate in Oswego East High Forum - 3/24/2011
Oswego's top administrator steps down
Oswego's top administrator steps down - 3/24/2011
Set meeting on Cedar Glen sewer project
Set meeting on Cedar Glen sewer project - 3/24/2011
Electric co-op nets savings for Montgomery
Bid to protect properties along river backed
Kendall County Board supports Conservation Foundation effort - 3/24/2011
Rep. Cross: State must make more cuts
House GOP leader responds to questions during candidate forum - 3/24/2011
Foreclosures down--slightly
Better news on jobs
Kendall County's unemployment rate now nine percent; Oswego 7.6 percent - 3/17/2011
School district will need more teachers
At least 38 more teachers needed for next school year, board told - 3/17/2011
School district gets better bond interest rate
Resale expected to save district $4.7 million in interest costs - 3/17/2011
Montgomery OKs water project contracts
New well will be installed on the village's Civic Center campus - 3/17/2011
$17.9 million park district budget approved
Public takes a pass on hearing held before board vote - 3/17/2011
Senior tax, OEDC are topics at Oswego forum
Village president candidates offer differing views on referendum - 3/17/2011
Whitewater course to open near Yorkville dam
Whitewater course to open near Yorkville dam - 3/17/2011
School candidates questioned at forum
Third high school, budget, test scores among issues - 3/10/2011
State recognizes six local schools, principals
Coroner: Late bill payment 'not my fault'
AT&T briefly shut off office's cell phone service in December - 3/10/2011
Yesteryear for March
Municipalities lose KenCom voting rights
Attorney for 911 agency board cites failure to sign amended pact - 3/10/2011
Seek second meeting on Cedar Glen sewers
Homeowners remain split on Fox Metro project, Oswego Board told - 3/10/2011
Park district, Oswego's downtown topics at forum
About 50 attend gathering at Legion organized by park candidates - 3/10/2011
Home sales down 2% in Kendall County
Median price for homes also fell 11.5 percent last year - 3/3/2011
Montgomery hires firm for water main project
Village to move main as part of Orchard Road widening - 3/3/2011
Oswego's non-union workers may get raise
Proposed budget has funds for first wage hike in two years - 3/3/2011
County board OKs amended KenCom pact
Municipalities continue to oppose agreement that would require contributions - 3/3/2011
Oswego unanimously rejects KenCom pact
Village officials: Dispute with county about a 'legal issue' - 3/3/2011
Park special events increasingly popular
44 different events attracted 52,000 participants last year - 3/3/2011
Fines generate revenues, work for library district
Agency collected $10,082 in fines in January alone, board told - 3/3/2011
Quinn budget would mostly spare health dept.
Director pleased funding level for health grant unchanged - 2/24/2011
Blizzard toll in Montgomery:
234 overtime hours worked - 2/24/2011
'New' Kendall Co. evident in census data
Municipalities grew significantly larger, more diverse over past 10 years - 2/24/2011
Oswego still small with 30,355 people?
Census figures show population more than doubled in ten years - 2/24/2011
Montgomery growth called "an evolution"
Population more than quadrupled over the past decade - 2/24/2011
Boulder Hill: Fewer people, more diverse
Census shows Hispanics make up 22.3% of subdivision's population - 2/24/2011
A real gift from the heart
Family of Rush-Copley patient donate funds for 'heart' pillows - 2/24/2011
Garden center to open downtown
Oswego Board OKs variance request for fence - 2/17/2011
Green light for third high school plans
Separate school board vote pending on synthetic turf field - 2/17/2011
School board bids to cut bond interest costs
Approve plan to repurchase, reissue bonds at lower rates - 2/17/2011
Area Republican state lawmakers hit Dems
Lauzen urges deeper cuts to Medicaid, state employee pensions - 2/17/2011
County officials cool to 911 funding plan
Municipalities suggest referendum to boost 75 cent surcharge to $1.25 per month - 2/17/2011
Montgomery official to take a pass on raise
Lee to donate extra $100 a month to MontgomeryFest fund or historic panel - 2/17/2011
Increased insurance, pension costs add up
Montgomery officials review, discuss proposed general fund budget - 2/17/2011
'No one was injured, no one died'
Sheriff, county officials detail activities during blizzard - 2/10/2011
Dolores Street home fire put out; investigation underway
Technology brings school bullies home
Parents told of dangers posed by cyberbullying at Oswego East forum - 2/10/2011
Montgomery plowing 'went very well'
Post blizzard plowing led to 'competing complaints' from residents - 2/10/2011
Officials praise Oswego snowplow drivers
'Did an exemplary job' during, after blizzard village board told - 2/10/2011
Library board told of 'impressive' circulation
51,985 visited Oswego, Montgomery Libraries in November, December - 2/10/2011
Former colleagues recall a 'born journalist'
Dave Dreier dies; launched Fox Valley Sentinel in '74 - 2/10/2011
OHS theater alums shining on stage, screen
Program has sparked interests that have led to full and part - 2/10/2011
Blizzard strands over 100 motorists
Heavy snow, high winds left all county roads 'basically impassable' - 2/3/2011
Plows took to the streets as snow fell
Crews out in force as blizzard prompts business, school closures - 2/3/2011
Fed official: Recession 'hangover' continues
But tells area business leaders economy 'clearly in recovery' - 2/3/2011
Oswego School District Board race
Former board vice president Hoffer withdraws from ballot - 2/3/2011
Library district voters to have a choice after all?
Oswegoan to seek board seat as a write-in; others reported interested - 2/3/2011
Montgomery reconsidering inflatable sign ban
Village Board proponents say signs can help local businesses - 2/3/2011
Cedar Glen sewer line project questioned
About 35 homeowners attend weekday morning public hearing - 1/27/2011
A quieter spring ahead for state lawmakers?
Field questions from local officials - 1/27/2011
School board talks third high school plans
Building size, exterior façade, synthetic turf among issues - 1/27/2011
School board candidates go to school
Superintendent, two incumbents host informational meeting - 1/27/2011
Montgomery retail center to get a facelift
New owners plan façade, parking lot improvements, village board told - 1/27/2011
Montgomery launches Facebook page
Board expresses concern about posting comments; policy now in works - 1/27/2011
Eye '12-'13 to start new high school schedule
School district board updated on shift to 'Flex 8' effort - 1/27/2011
Local officials: State tax hike will hurt
State rep., firm owners say higher corporate rate to cost jobs, business - 1/20/2011
Reduce speed limit on Oswego streets?
Committee backs plan to cut speed on collector streets to 25 mph - 1/20/2011
Panel rejects water bill 'relief' suggestion
Montgomery officials say cost for water service already low - 1/20/2011
Montgomery to post page on Facebook
Users to receive updates, but won't be able to post comments-for now - 1/20/2011
A week of 'highs and lows' for Hultgren
New Congressman sworn-in, joins in 'day of remembrance' - 1/20/2011
School board mulls land-cash value change
Request from developer in Plainfield area of district prompts review - 1/20/2011
Officials decry road's 'horrible condition'
Montgomery officials urge Kane County to repair Montgomery Road - 1/20/2011
Montgomery approves church's permit request
Congregation to locate in vacant storefront on Montgomery Road - 1/13/2011
Third high school site plan approved
School district board makes changes before balloting - 1/13/2011
Oswego school chief backs charter school
AU-based facility would serve students from four area districts - 1/13/2011
Set public hearing on sewer project
Fox Metro planning to install sanitary sewers in Oswego neighborhood - 1/13/2011
Union rep objects to Montgomery raises
Charges union never advised of 3% increases to non-union workers - 1/13/2011
Oswego, public works union talking contact
Consultant hired for Rt. 71 main project
Oswego Village Board vote unanimous - 1/13/2011
Home sales down, foreclosures way up
More than 1,800 foreclosures filed with Kendall County in '10 - 1/6/2011
Big turnout for first full day kindergarten meeting
Over 100 attend session at Churchill School; more scheduled - 1/6/2011
Montgomery candidate's petitions challenged
Cyberbullying topic for special school forum
Superintendent 'very concerned about increasing incidents' - 1/6/2011
Senior center referendum Tuesday meeting topic
If township voters approve, measure would be put on April ballot - 1/6/2011
Oswego approves lease pact with Chamber
Agency to move offices into vacant downtown building - 1/6/2011
Good news on jobs
Oswego, Kendall County unemployed numbers decline - 12/30/2010
Set meetings on full day kindergarten
Early sign-ups key to determining which schools to offer program - 12/30/2010
More suicides at holidays called a myth
Kendall Coroner says office sees more cases in late winter - 12/30/2010
Thompson students update school board
Council members detail activities - 12/30/2010
Montgomery Park-n-Ride plan an award winner
Planning association takes note of village's public input efforts - 12/30/2010
Teachers union officials object to reform bill
Tell panel of strike, tenure and performance provision concerns - 12/30/2010
Interjections By Tony Scott
2010: A year of courtroom drama, sizzling politics - 12/30/2010
Vote on senior center funding?
Request prompts Oswego Township Board to call special Jan. 11 meeting - 12/23/2010
Lawsuit threatened over KenCom funding
Cities objecting to agreement change that would require contributions - 12/23/2010
Aurora man, juvenile sought in kidnapping
Four others being held in abduction of Montgomery businessman - 12/23/2010
Bank in Oswego supermarket robbed
Two suspects fled store on foot - 12/23/2010
Holocaust survivors recall the horrors
Oswego High students receive first-hand history lesson - 12/23/2010
School's 'Giving Tree' has taken root
Gift donations help families in need at Long Beach Elementary School - 12/23/2010
Land purchased to re-route Ridge Road
County to pay $650,000 for seven acres - 12/23/2010
Pick new site for third high school
School board votes 6-1 to purchase parcel near Plainfield - 12/16/2010
More decisions loom on third high school
Student capacity, pool, artificial turf among issues before work begins - 12/16/2010
Three now in Oswego president's race
Law school student will challenge LeClercq, Sollinger - 12/16/2010
Montgomery tax levy shows 2.7% increase
Official tells board village portion of tax bills should still go down slightly - 12/16/2010
Detzler to step down as fire district president
Has served agency for 50 years - 12/16/2010
Bid to expand park district board stalls
Lone board proponent plans effort to put proposal on future ballot - 12/16/2010
County officials spar over health dept. bonuses
Ex-chair says payments 'not quite right'; director defends actions - 12/16/2010
Sollinger a candidate for Oswego's top job
Village board member will challenge LeClercq in April election - 12/9/2010
More Kendall homeless seeking shelter
County PADS program provided overnight housing to 48 last week - 12/9/2010
Deadlock broken: New county leader elected
Deadlock broken: New county leader elected - 12/9/2010
Pension reform law awaits Gov's signature
Measure boosts retirement age for newly hired police, firefighters to 55 - 12/9/2010
Opinions divided on civil unions law
Local lawmakers split on vote; gay residents, supporters see benefits - 12/9/2010
Montgomery OKs portable signs in 'M' zoning districts
Student magazine on the cutting edge
Oswego East publication has earned national recognition - 12/9/2010
Public responds to animal shelter 'crisis'
County official receives dozens of suggestions to ease budget, space problems - 12/2/2010
Hearing Dec. 13 on Montgomery's property tax levy
One teacher's idea now helping thousands
Proceeds from T-shirt sales directed to district's neediest families - 12/2/2010
Montgomery set to regulate windmills
Village board voted expected on wind turbine ordinance Dec. 13 - 12/2/2010
A new Winrock Park pool planned
Park district seeking grants for pool, Prairie Point Park projects - 12/2/2010
Two school incumbents to seek re-election
Wolf plans to step down after completing second term next spring - 12/2/2010
School district to issue $32 million in bonds
$20 million will be used to fund technology, current projects - 11/25/2010
East View contracts approved
$4.3M in upgrades pending; will re-open as kindergarten center next fall - 11/25/2010
School chief tells of school crowding
Efforts made to accommodate 600 more students, O'Donnell tells gathering - 11/25/2010
School board gives tax levy initial OK
Tentative $104M levy shows increase of $23M over last year - 11/25/2010
Meyers: I will serve Montgomery with honor
Veteran officer sworn-in as police chief before large crowd - 11/25/2010
Should Congress ban earmarks?
Funds have helped pay for Orchard Road bridge, other projects here - 11/25/2010
Ramblin' Ray: 'Be what you want to be'
Chicago radio personality encourages students at Plank Jr. High - 11/25/2010
Referendum on Montgomery sales tax?
Village board members voice differing opinions at committee meeting - 11/18/2010
Sheriff names Koster new chief deputy
21-year department veteran pledges 'transparency and openness' - 11/18/2010
Meyers to lead Montgomery Police
Board unanimously approves appointment - 11/18/2010
Montgomery Board incumbents to run again
Watermann, Heinz, Felten confirm plans to seek re-election next April - 11/18/2010
Oswego officials confirm re-election plans
Michels, Schlaker will seek to retain seats in April 5 balloting - 11/18/2010
School district seeking to honor alumni
Seeking nominees for first 'Hall of Distinction' award recipients - 11/18/2010
Murderers can marry; why not same sex couples?
Schools fail to make grade on state tests
Lower scores by students in two testing subgroups cited - 11/11/2010
$12 million in school upgrades proposed
Artificial turf, a boiler, expanded storage areas among projects on long list - 11/11/2010
How $12M for upgrades could be divvied up
School district board expected to make final decision Nov. 22 - 11/11/2010
Montgomery votes to hire labor law firm
Hourly rate questioned, but agreement approved in 4-2 ballot - 11/11/2010
Oswego urged to preserve old buildings
Board receives request from historic preservation commission - 11/11/2010
Foster warns gridlock now a real possibility
Ousted Congressman may take a vacation - 11/11/2010
Hultgren: Volunteers key to winning election
'Incredible ground game' helped defeat incumbent Foster - 11/11/2010
'Crisis' at overcrowded animal shelter
Drastic measures may be needed to ease overcrowding, board told - 11/8/2010
Randall wins county sheriff's race
Captures unprecedented seventh term with over 60 percent of vote - 11/4/2010
Judge firm on Vasquez jail sentence
Denies defense attorney's reconsideration request - 11/4/2010
'60 seniors and 14,000 hours of work'
State, Oswego Board honor successful effort to open senior center - 11/4/2010
Voters return four to Kendall County Board
Also elect Koukol to first term; independent candidate comes close - 11/4/2010
Hatcher over Healy in state rep. race
Voters give incumbent second term - 11/4/2010
No crackdown on Montgomery 'door hangers'
Officials cite lack of staff, enforcement difficulty in rejecting member's suggestion - 11/4/2010
Library district board OKs reduced tax levy
Agency seeking $214,000 less than current fiscal year - 11/4/2010
Class sizes up in most local schools
Enrollment increased by 565 students over last year, report shows - 10/28/2010
Conceal carry, school funding issues at forum
Congressional, state, county candidates respond to questions - 10/28/2010
Foster, Hultgren campaigns slug it out
Charges fly in Congressional race as election day nears - 10/28/2010
Sheriff candidates debate at Yorkville forum
Randall cites 24 year record; Lea touts need for fiscal accountability - 10/28/2010
Voter turnout of about 50 percent anticipated
600 had voted in Oswego as of Monday - 10/28/2010
Oswego Village Board holds line on tax levy
Village portion of tax bills may show decrease next year for some - 10/28/2010
Montgomery backs liquor license request
Gario's Pizza seeking new license - 10/28/2010
Who is paying for the election?
Updated reports list campaign donors - 10/21/2010
Congressional candidates debate at forum
Foster backs tax cuts, Hultgren says 'spending out of control' - 10/21/2010
Unruly crowd almost forced forum shutdown
Hultgren says supporters are 'passionate' - 10/21/2010
Gala reception to mark Montgomery's 175th
Just a few free tickets remained as of Monday to Gray's Mill event - 10/21/2010
County finance panel reviews potential cuts
Reductions would trim budget deficit from $1.6M to $756,909 - 10/21/2010
'Hybrid' streetlights brighten Oswego's downtown
Wind/solar powered lights installed; purchased with state grant funds - 10/21/2010
Boulder Hill yard a 'disaster area'
County board hears neighbors' concerns - 10/21/2010
School district to build third high school
Board OKs administration's recommendation in 4-3 ballot - 10/14/2010
Property values down in Kendall
New assessments begin to reflect depressed market - 10/14/2010
High school block schedule will change
School district board votes to proceed with 'Flex 8' format - 10/14/2010
Board has received third school cost estimates
Construction director put cost at about $100M last April - 10/14/2010
Douglas Rd. traffic noise called 'unbearable'
Homeowner, neighbors ask Oswego Board for second sound test - 10/14/2010
State targets '12 start for Rt. 71 widening
But Oswego faced with $3.5M cost to move water main - 10/14/2010
New police officer on duty in Montgomery
Served previously in Downers Grove - 10/14/2010
Yesteryear for October
Third high school or additions at OHS, OEHS?
Issue on school board agenda for possible vote next Tuesday - 10/7/2010
Water problems increase cost for Prairie Point spray park
Ask probe of chief deputy's credit card use
State's attorney files request with Illinois Attorney General - 10/7/2010
Kendall PADS program needs 'night owls'
Volunteers sought to staff second and third shifts in area churches - 10/7/2010
County officials look to trim new budget
As now proposed, budget shows estimated deficit of $1.6 million - 10/7/2010
It's harvest time for the park district, too
Volunteers sought to help collect seeds from native plants - 10/7/2010
Political foes unite against Parkway
Kendall Republicans, Dems urged Tollway Authority to reject project - 10/7/2010
OK alternate full-day kindergarten plan
Program will be offered for two years in four elementary schools - 9/30/2010
Survey finds support for third high school
46% identify new school as 'most desired option'; 34% back additions at OHS, OEHS - 9/30/2010
School district board OKs 2010-11 budget
Projected deficit reduced from $5.6 million to $3.9 million - 9/30/2010
Montgomery Board votes to amend sign law
Change permits more businesses to use portable signs on private property - 9/30/2010
Sheriff's candidate responds to anonymous letter
Lea offers to take polygraph test on jokes told to students a decade ago - 9/30/2010
Oswego may require pre-demolition reviews
Ordinance would mandate reviews of all structures targeted for teardowns built prior to 1960 - 9/30/2010
Feral cats a problem in mobile home park
Neighbors ask Montgomery Village Board for assistance - 9/30/2010
Chief Kendall County Deputy will retire
Sheriff cites recent controversies in announcing Tichava's Nov. 30 departure - 9/23/2010
Questions about the school plan
Third high school, all day kindergarten among forum topics - 9/23/2010
Candidate: County credit card used to buy beer
Complaint filed with county board; attorney general investigation asked - 9/23/2010
Witness offered cash in deputy harassment suit
Affidavits also show former secretary asked friend to lie about contacts with Tichava - 9/23/2010
Downsize sports complex expansion plans?
Firm hired to update '07 plan to expand Stuart Sports Complex in Montgomery - 9/23/2010
Alternate full day kindergarten plan unveiled
Program would be offered at three schools for two year transition period - 9/23/2010
Congressional candidates exchange barbs
Foster hits Hultgren on TARP funds; Hultgren explains Social Security stance - 9/23/2010
An up close look at the U.S. Supreme Court
Institute provided OEHS teacher with a chance to see high court in action - 9/23/2010
Public weighs-in on school district plan
Students seek to keep block schedule; opinions differ on third high school - 9/16/2010
Montgomery mosquitoes test positive for West Nile
Second batch of infected insects caught in downtown area trap - 9/16/2010
School board holds line on tax rate once more
Rate likely to go up beginning in 2012 - 9/16/2010
Foster questioned at Oswego Senior Center
Congressman pays visit to accept lobbying group's endorsement - 9/16/2010
Hultgren: State campaign cash returned to fund
Republican candidates says error found and corrected; hits Foster - 9/16/2010
Small crowd, but lots of interest at school forum
Administrators note rising enrollment; residents question projections - 9/16/2010
Tree-destroying beetle found in Montgomery
State confirms infested trees in Blackberry Crossing, Fairfield subdivisions - 9/16/2010
Mayors press county on 911 funding
LeClercq: Talks on municipal contributions 'like a ping pong match' - 9/9/2010
Parents offer views on school district growth
Official: Third high school, two elementary schools needed by '14-'15 - 9/9/2010
PrairieFest was indeed 'best of times'
Last June's celebration a hit financially and with crowds, park board told - 9/9/2010
Group urges re-opening of historic chapel
'Friends' protest closing and moving of documents, other - 9/9/2010
Official: County revenues not keeping up
Tax revenue growth falling short of projections for bond payments, board advised - 9/9/2010
Lakewood Creek Drive re-surfacing project set
Montgomery will use 'left over' federal economic stimulus funds - 9/9/2010
They once called new museum home
Mosley sisters grew up in Montgomery's Settlers Cottage - 9/9/2010
Yesteryear for September
Celebrate Differences
Organization works through education, awareness and support - 9/9/2010
Vasquez's attorney planning appeal
'Profoundly disappointed' by 15-year sentence for DUI crash that killed five - 9/2/2010
Attorney defends traffic stop video release
Responds to sheriff's chief deputy's request for investigation - 9/2/2010
SA: Not enough evidence to prosecute homeowners
Teens brought alcohol to Boulder Hill home - 9/2/2010
Pleas for mercy, justice before sentencing
Defendant removed twice from courtroom; parents tell of trauma, grief - 9/2/2010
KenCom Exec Board approves two budgets
Wages frozen for non-union employees - 9/2/2010
Set public hearing on new school budget
Prior budget expected to show deficit due to delayed state payments - 9/2/2010
Montgomery panel updated on code violations
Report shows village mowing 22 properties, most in foreclosure - 9/2/2010
Prison time or probation for Vasquez?
Sentencing Friday for DUI driver in crash that killed five Oswego teens - 8/26/2010
Official: Expect plans for waste transfer station
County board panel advised to update solid waste plan - 8/26/2010
Release of video prompts call for investigation
Chief deputy wants to know how traffic stop video was placed on web site - 8/26/2010
Board gets good news on summer school
More students in enrichment classes, fewer require intervention - 8/26/2010
Officials: No money for railroad quiet zone study
Montgomery resident says engineers sound horns 'all the time, all the way through' - 8/26/2010
Attorney cautions Oswego Board on election
Warns officials, audience against 'cheap shots,' campaign speeches during meetings - 8/26/2010
Oswego Board hears PADS program report
Local church will provide shelter for the homeless Friday nights - 8/26/2010
Oswego village president to run again
LeClercq announces candidacy; says 'best days' still ahead for village - 8/19/2010
Mayors tell county board: We don't have funds for 911 center
Consultants hired for enrollment study
School board majority accepts recommendation from administrators - 8/19/2010
Chief deputy defends county credit card use
Seeks apology from Green Party candidate - 8/19/2010
Montgomery needs funds for capital projects
Sales tax hike among options board members asked to consider - 8/19/2010
Homes sales heated up with the weather
Second quarter sales here rose 38.7 percent - 8/19/2010
Railroad quiet zone request rejected-for now
Montgomery Board members express concern over cost for required study - 8/19/2010
Sheriff defends office's credit card use
Says charges at bars and restaurants were legitimate expenses - 8/12/2010
School district to hire its own bus mechanics
Cost-savings expected, board told - 8/12/2010
Program for Kendall County's homeless 'a go'
PADS organizers plan to begin offering overnight shelter in October - 8/12/2010
School administrator wage hikes OK'd
Board approves 2.7 percent increase in 5-1 ballot - 8/12/2010
School superintendent's contract extended
Board adds another year to O'Donnell's pact; salary remains the same - 8/12/2010
Public works crews battling mosquitoes
Heavy rains this summer make conditions ripe for the pesky insects - 8/12/2010
School district still awaiting state funds
State late in making $3.9 million categorical payment; budget may show deficit - 8/12/2010
Mud already flying in Congressional race
Hultgren campaign levels charges; Foster rep. calls them 'completely bogus' - 8/5/2010
Foster way out in front in campaign cash war
Report: Hultgren has $244,669 on hand - 8/5/2010
Church puts historical society on notice
If Chapel on the Green is sold or not maintained, church will take it back - 8/5/2010
State hosts open house on Route 71 widening
Project would add lanes to portion of highway between Orchard Road and Route 47 - 8/5/2010
Open bids for Prairie Point Park projects
Splash playground, picnic shelter, field lights planned for installation this fall - 8/5/2010
County officials updated on wind turbines
Consultant explains current rules for unincorporated areas - 8/5/2010
Montgomery panel opposes home sprinklers
Committee members cite concerns over added construction costs - 8/5/2010
New trial asked for driver in fatal crash
Defense attorney contends 'court erred' in convicting Sandra Vasquez - 7/29/2010
Sewer backs-up in Boulder Hill
Three homeowners report sewage in basement - 7/29/2010
More questions than answers on layoff
Oswego Police withdraw from Kendall SRT
Police chief cites 'operational differences' that occurred during local incident - 7/29/2010
Montgomery backs police pension referendum
Advisory measure seeks voter support for 'meaningful reform' - 7/29/2010
Tree-eating beetles found in Yorkville subdivision
Ash borer infestation could mean trouble for trees throughout county - 7/29/2010
Oswego resident urges tougher vicious dog law
Tells village board of problems with neighbors' pit bull, rotweiller - 7/29/2010
Drop in home values to slow tax growth
County assessment chief: Future increases should be smaller - 7/29/2010
Downtown condo project withdrawn
Oswego officials accused of being negative, obstructionist toward project - 7/22/2010
Allow elected officials to carry firearms?
Montgomery attorney will check law - 7/22/2010
Funds released for Oswego Metra station
Commuter rail service to use funds to pay for engineering studies - 7/22/2010
More support aired for block schedule
High school teachers tell school board how students benefit - 7/22/2010
Parkway, Metra station on agency's radar
Planning agency officials tell county board projects in 2040 plan - 7/22/2010
County board split on laying off department head
Board proponents cite 'dollars and cents'; opponents object to hiring consultant - 7/22/2010
Ousted Democratic candidate stops in Yorkville
Cohen meets with mayor; declines comments on prior arrest - 7/22/2010
Board gets school boundary study estimates
Private firm's services could cost school district up to $70,000 - 7/15/2010
Strike halts work on Route 71 at Oswego High
Speeding tickets way up, accidents down
Annual Oswego Police report show fewer motorists getting off with just a warning - 7/15/2010
Interim principal named at Hunt Club Elementary
Murray has worked at Bednarcik, Traughber - 7/15/2010
OK dual language program for junior highs
Grant funds to pay for personnel costs, school board told - 7/15/2010
Horse show assoc. being driven out of county?
Members detail concerns; county officials pledge to work for compromise - 7/15/2010
Better economic times ahead in Montgomery?
First quarter MEDC development report notes uptick in projects - 7/15/2010
Yesteryear for July
Emotional reactions to Vasquez verdict
With sentencing hearing pending, defense attorney to file motions for new trial - 7/8/2010
Two views of 'closure' for families
School chief just not the retiring type
O'Donnell glad he left retirement to take superintendent's position here last July - 7/8/2010
Foster: Prairie Parkway not needed for decades
Congressman also notes potential benefits of Oswego Metra station - 7/8/2010
Planning officials invited to county meeting
Omission of Metra station, Prairie Parkway from plan questioned by chairman - 7/8/2010
Montgomery's Settlers Cottage opening set
Restored residence will open as a museum during MontgomeryFest - 7/8/2010
Vasquez found guilty on all counts
Driver in crash that left five teens dead taken into custody; sentencing hearing set - 7/1/2010
Free mulch available
Oswego has big pile of the stuff after June 23 storm - 7/1/2010
Montgomery puts moratorium on windmills
Board OKs staff request to provide more time to review regulations - 7/1/2010
Board hears more support for block schedule
Teacher, parents, students cite advantages for maintaining current program - 7/1/2010
Outside firm to study school enrollment growth?
Firm would study growth trends, help draw future boundaries - 7/1/2010
Water quality issues reported in two neighborhoods
Montgomery working to fix problems on Case Street, Balmorea - 7/1/2010
Number of jobless Oswegoans down slightly
Official: Gradual decrease in unemployed expected to continue - 7/1/2010
Emotion-filled testimony at Vasquez trial
Family members recount events leading up to crash that killed five teens - 6/24/2010
Independent candidate for sheriff files petitions
Lea says petitions have 3,487 signatures - 6/24/2010
School board recalls 10 education support staff employees
Funds sought for Cedar Glen, Windcrest sewers
If IEPA approves loan this year, Fox Metro could start work next spring - 6/24/2010
Expect Orchard Road widening next year
Kane County officials update Montgomery business group - 6/24/2010
Renovations set at Old Post Elementary School
Projects will include new flooring, parking lot resurfacing, roof repairs - 6/24/2010
Report: Parents like full-day kindergarten
After two years interest in and support for program continues to grow - 6/24/2010
Incident during courthouse tour investigated
Weis interviews deputy, county board member; rules no further action needed - 6/17/2010
Line forms for joint TIF Review Board seat
Residents express interest in at-large position - 6/17/2010
Sale of land OK'd for Route 71 improvements
IDOT to pay Oswego School District $106,300 for four parcels - 6/17/2010
Info sought on high school class schedules
Decision on current block schedule format expected in September - 6/17/2010
Plan to permit ads on water towers on hold
Oswego Board discusses proposal, but delays action due to absent members - 6/17/2010
Historic Montgomery photos sought for new history book
Healy: 'Running out of utter frustration'
Long-time Mutual Ground director explains her decision to seek state rep position - 6/17/2010
Teachers, students back block schedule
Board to take up issue at workshop session Monday - 6/10/2010
Top county official calls for chief deputy to resign
Board Chairman Vickery says sheriff also let her down 'big time' - 6/10/2010
Put advertisements on Oswego water towers?
Board member's proposal an attempt to boost municipal revenues - 6/10/2010
Rulings pending on death penalty motions
Montgomery man's lawyers say law lacks safeguards for the innocent - 6/10/2010
Oswego to enforce brick mailbox ban
Official obtains board's support; cites safety, liability concerns - 6/10/2010
Oswego Board members in tussle over TIF
Voiced sharply differing opinions before voting 4-3 to convene Joint Review Board - 6/10/2010
Forest preserve district to buy draft horses?
Board members debate purchase for Ellis Equestrian Center - 6/10/2010
Oswego to convene TIF review board
LeClercq casts tie-breaking vote after board deadlocks - 6/3/2010
Montgomery rejects sales tax incentive request
Development firm sought pact to re-develop Douglas Rd.-Rt. 30 property - 6/3/2010
Paper obtains copy of sex harassment settlement
Chief deputy, ex-staffer reached agreement in part to avoid further litigation - 6/3/2010
Require sprinkler systems in new homes?
Montgomery committee weighs provision in new building code - 6/3/2010
OK Montgomery Park-n-Ride grant bid
Village would lease Pace van to transport area Metra riders - 6/3/2010
County sheriff, clerk, treasurer to get raises
Elected officials' salary set in split ballot - 6/3/2010
Compete in canoe race at 90? Why not!
Former State Senator Bob Mitchler ready to paddle down the Fox again - 6/3/2010
Cost for sex harassment suit: $381,000
Chief deputy retains job; Sheriff says 'We followed the rule of law' - 5/27/2010
Metra station years away
Differing views aired on block schedule
Oswego School District Board to discuss issue at June 14 workshop - 5/27/2010
Speeders not a problem on Montgomery street
96 percent of vehicles on Mayfield Drive clocked at or below 25 mph - 5/27/2010
New Homestead, Southbury principals named
Oswego School District Board also OKs hiring of dual language director - 5/27/2010
52 teachers first year teachers re-hired
Program gave students hands-on experience
But after open house, future of high school building trades program uncertain - 5/27/2010
Kendall home sales, foreclosures both up
680 foreclosures filed with the county between Jan. 1 and May 10 - 5/20/2010
County settles harassment lawsuit
Long-time chief deputy faced accusations from former staffer - 5/20/2010
Area agencies: OK to continue TIF study
Oswego school, park, fire, library officials back convening review board - 5/20/2010
No board action on artificial turf proposal
School superintendent cites questions, need for further study - 5/20/2010
A hopeful sign on the local economy?
Montgomery officials note rise in sales tax revenues - 5/20/2010
Residents remain upset over tree removal
NaAuSay Township officials promise improved communication - 5/20/2010
Montgomery panel backs bill payment changes
Bills to be listed by department; board to get vendor 'cheat sheet' - 5/20/2010
Second expert witness OK'd for Vasquez trial
Suspect in '07 crash that left five Oswego teens dead hospitalized - 5/13/2010
Non-tenured teachers re-hired
Board OKs hiring more teachers to keep up with enrollment growth - 5/13/2010
Douglas Rd. contractor won't work at night
Cite new worker safety rules in rejecting Montgomery request - 5/13/2010
Oswego officials share visions for the village
Ideas range from more downtown fests to Metra station to expanding web site - 5/13/2010
Waubonsee the place to go for OHS, OEHS grads
Local high schools 'top feeders' of students to community college - 5/13/2010
Committee to study downtown condo project
Oswego panel to evaluate extent of, costs for Alexander Square public improvements - 5/13/2010
Park-n-Ride bus service cut on hold-for now
Six daily runs to Aurora Metra station likely to continue through June - 5/13/2010
Drop block schedule at high schools?
Study: Traditional class schedule would save school district money - 5/6/2010
School board receives artificial turf proposal
Cost to replace grass fields at OHS, OEHS and other upgrades estimated at up to $2.4M - 5/6/2010
Park-n-Ride bus schedule likely to change soon
Oswego, Pace officials seek to finalize service agreement - 5/6/2010
Oswego Board votes to hike water rates
Increase expected to add $6 to $8 on a typical water bill - 5/6/2010
Tax bills vary throughout Kendall County
Location, assessments, tax rates key factors in determining how much you pay - 5/6/2010
374 received aid at first Kendall Cares clinic
Event offered medical, dental screenings and more to those in need - 5/6/2010
New ladder truck gives firefighters extra reach
First ladder truck purchased by the Oswego Fire District since '86 - 5/6/2010
School board discusses 'road map'
Plan suggests timeline for major building projects - 4/29/2010
400 volunteers to help those in need
Kendall Cares Clinic will offer free services - 4/29/2010
Infrastructure a hurdle for condo project
Oswego Board members question developers on TIF, other issues - 4/29/2010
Contentious Oswego budget work at an end?
Divided board expected to vote Friday, hours before start of new fiscal year - 4/29/2010
Montgomery officials object to colleague's letter
Board members deny charge village raised taxes in adopting new budget - 4/29/2010
Kendall Republicans rallying around Brady
Gubernatorial candidate backs tax cuts to close state budget deficit - 4/29/2010
Montgomery will host weekly farmers' market
Events will be held Tuesdays this summer in plaza in front of village hall - 4/29/2010
No action on third high school proposal
School board members question pool plans; decision by September? - 4/22/2010
East View School improvements get green light
School board approves seeking bids for life-safety work - 4/22/2010
Park-n-Ride service cut topic for May 3 hearing
Pace to host hearing at Oswego hall - 4/22/2010
Official: Orchard Rd. widening next year?
Kane County officials eye 2011 bid opening, Montgomery Board told - 4/22/2010
Montgomery backs two liquor license requests
Restaurant, bar, banquet facility would locate in Gray's Mill - 4/22/2010
Expand sports complex? Access an issue
Montgomery, park district differ on Aucutt Road extension - 4/22/2010
Information meeting on Kendall homeless set
Proposal calls for county churches to host PADS program - 4/22/2010
Third high school back on board agenda
School district staff ready to restart project, pending board approval - 4/15/2010
Oswego takes a pass on Rt. 71 widening-for now
Funding concerns prompt board to delay engineering study for water main relocation - 4/15/2010
Vote sought on downtown Oswego project
Developers of old lumber yard requesting board ballot on development pact - 4/15/2010
Kindergarten enrollment expected to grow
School board receives options to handle more students - 4/15/2010
Oswego to vote on water rate increase?
Village board action recommended to close $2.1 million fund deficit - 4/15/2010
'Zero tolerance' OK'd for Mayfield Drive speeders
Montgomery Board approves stepped-up enforcement effort - 4/15/2010
Seek landmark status for White School Museum
Designation would coincide with 160th anniversary of the building's construction - 4/15/2010
Taxpayers to pay for defendant's expert witness
Driver in '07 crash that killed five Oswego teens ruled indigent - 4/8/2010
Tuition-based pre-school program OK'd
Delay in receipt of state funds for Brokaw Center prompts - 4/8/2010
'Nobody likes to raise taxes'
Oswego president explains decisive vote in favor of Home Rule sales tax - 4/8/2010
Area officials lobby lawmakers in Springfield
Montgomery, other Metro West members seek to retain share of state income tax revenues - 4/8/2010
County board seeks to keep state funding
Resolution opposes governor's plan to cut local share of income tax payment - 4/8/2010
Reservations required at popular park pavilion
Park district also requiring $50 fee for use of Hudson Crossing facility - 4/8/2010
School board receives updated building plan
Recommendations include third high school; three sites for full-day kindergarten - 4/8/2010
Second round of school cuts approved
Parents will see some fees increases; first-year teachers receive release notices - 4/1/2010
Kendall Co. foreclosures continue to climb
400 processed through mid-March, up 75 from 2009 - 4/1/2010
Foster: I listened on health care bill
Congressman says he voted 'Yes' to help constituents, businesses - 4/1/2010
Montgomery Park-n-Ride study to continue
Panel asks village staff to investigate funding options for downtown facility - 4/1/2010
Efforts to ease parking near Oswego park detailed
Park district working to re-arrange schedules, contacting private leagues - 4/1/2010
Census figures confirm decade of growth
Peak years for Kendall's population boom occurred between '03 and '07 - 4/1/2010
Library circulated more than 61,000 items last month
Report shows 39,320 visited Montgomery Campus in February - 4/1/2010
Foster votes 'Yes' on healthcare bill
Says bill 'not perfect' but likes provision that eliminates pre-existing conditions - 3/25/2010
School board expected to release 61 teachers Monday
Oswego panel: Seek other agency views on TIF
Development pact for downtown condo project also endorsed - 3/25/2010
Developer: We have financing to build project
Responds to memo, foreclosure filings - 3/25/2010
Seek agreement on sports complex expansion
Montgomery Board authorizes staff to negotiate pact with park district - 3/25/2010
Unemployment highest here since March 1983
6,864 out of work in Kendall County - 3/25/2010
Kendall County public transit service begins
County official confident Oswego, Montgomery will eventually join - 3/25/2010
'Plan for the worst, hope for the best'
School district board receives options for $7.1 million more in cuts - 3/18/2010
School board OKs tax warrant sale
$10M needed to make up for late state aid payments - 3/18/2010
Suspect in crash that killed five will be tried here
Judge rejects change of venue request from Sandra Vasquez's attorney - 3/18/2010
$488,000 in Oswego budget cuts proposed
Officials warn that cuts will have drastic impact on village services - 3/18/2010
Street repair projects pending in Montgomery
Village will use stimulus funds to resurface Douglas Road - 3/18/2010
County board votes to sell old jail to Yorkville
Purchase agreement now subject to vote by city council - 3/18/2010
Lease vans for Oswego Park-n-Ride service?
Pace official says village could save significantly on service cost - 3/18/2010
Montgomery officer honored as a lifesaver
CPR efforts credited with saving life of an infant last June - 3/11/2010
A Montgomery Police officer was honored twice this past week for saving the life of an infant last summer. Officer Elizabeth Palko received a lifesaving award at the annual Respect for Law banquet he
Burgwald, Harl named Kendall County 'Officer of the Year' - 3/11/2010
Montgomery hires leadership consultant
Will provide training for police department sergeants, acting chief - 3/11/2010
State slow to pay some area agencies
School districts, county, fire departments all await state funds - 3/11/2010
Cross: Funds will be coming for agencies
Wait for capital bills funds likely to continue; questions over funding cited - 3/11/2010
Sign-up to start for park district garden sites
Agency offering plots for planting near Southbury School in Oswego - 3/11/2010
County provides GIS info to private company
County board split on allowing firm access to mapping information - 3/11/2010
County Board to vote on solid waste plan update March 8
Charge tuition at Brokaw Learning Center?
Oswego School District seeking parent views in online survey - 3/4/2010
Park-n-Ride revenue, ridership info sought
Oswego officials seeking data from Pace; riders urge continued village funding - 3/4/2010
Yesteryear for March
Oswego officials ask for options on budget
Committee mulls ways to close water and general fund deficits - 3/4/2010
Park district board OKs balanced $18M budget
39% of revenue comes from program fees; 30% from property taxes - 3/4/2010
Kendall County: Where the bison will roam?
Creative ideas flow at forest preserve district focus group sessions - 3/4/2010
Transit service won't serve all Kendall residents
Oswego, Montgomery residents can sign-up, but face limited service - 3/4/2010
School budget cuts OK'd
80 jobs targeted for elimination - 2/25/2010
Pick jury in June for Oswego fatal crash case?
Citing adverse publicity, attorney for Sandra Vasquez seeks change of venue - 2/25/2010
Administrators to pay part of healthcare costs?
Board member pushes for additional administrative budget cuts - 2/25/2010
Oswego to lose some downtown parking
Lot behind old fire station to be sold with building, officials told - 2/25/2010
Early learning center's fate up to state
Visiting lawmakers voice support for efforts to keep Brokaw open - 2/25/2010
'A true professional and a friend'
Montgomery Village Board, staff honor departing police chief - 2/25/2010
New use for old Oswego hall: It's a greenhouse
Park district using the building to grow plants for natural areas - 2/25/2010
Report outlines potential school changes
Recommendations include re-doing attendance boundaries next year - 2/18/2010
No changes in pet law
Montgomery Village Board rejects proposed revisions - 2/18/2010
Propose cut in Oswego Park-n-Ride funding
Village officials note number of bus trips to Aurora Metra station may be reduced - 2/18/2010
Rep. Foster: Stimulus has helped economy
Congressman tells gathering he's frustrated by political partisanship - 2/18/2010
Approve changes to East View School plans
Pending renovations would serve to boost enrollment capacity - 2/18/2010
Oswego panel discusses ways to boost revenues
Flat fee on utility bills, doubling of water service tap on fees among proposals - 2/18/2010
County board votes to cut some building fees
Officials disagree on $375 charge for site plan reviews - 2/18/2010
School plan shows how to cut $5.5M
Savings could be realized by cutting staff, programs, board told - 2/11/2010
Vote on Oswego Police pact pending
Contract grants 7.5 percent in wage hikes over four years - 2/11/2010
Changing high school sites would save
Alternate site would net a savings of $1.3M, committee told - 2/11/2010
County hearing on waste plan shutdown
Chairman cites personal attacks and rules violations for adjourning session - 2/11/2010
Low voter turnout disappoints election officials
Voters don't consider cost, sacrifices made by others, officials say - 2/11/2010
Limit parking near Wormley Heritage Park?
Oswego officials agree to discuss proposal with park district reps - 2/11/2010
Montgomery OKs own tickets for overweight trucks
Compliance tickets expected to generate additional revenue for village - 2/11/2010
Republican voters choose Hultgren
Hastert concedes, 'humbled by outpouring of support' - 2/4/2010
Hatcher prevails in close race
Kane County vote proves key for incumbent - 2/4/2010
Out of work in Kendall Co.? You are not alone
Unemployed here top state, national averages; 1,425 without jobs in Oswego - 2/4/2010
Yesteryear for February
Oswego moves to hold line on property taxes
Bond sale tax abatements should keep rate at last year's level, board told - 2/4/2010
Forecast for Fox River: Murky at best
Biologist cites negative impact of dams and development pressures at Oswego forum - 2/4/2010
Audit: school district literacy programs on track
Consultant has praise for teachers; recommends strengthening writing program - 2/4/2010
Montgomery panel says 'no' to church in an industrial area
Property owner tells officials of vacancies - 2/4/2010
Enrollment plan anticipates third high school
Includes recommendation to re-open East View Elementary - 1/28/2010
In race for campaign cash, Hastert has edge
Candidate finance reports on web site - 1/28/2010
Who's paying for this election? Look here
State board of elections releases updated campaign donor information - 1/28/2010
School board OKs pact for Route 71 work
Project in front of Oswego High and East View includes signals, more lanes - 1/28/2010
Long-time Montgomery police chief to step down
Schmidt accepts position with Waubonsee; began village career in 1974 as a patrol officer - 1/28/2010
Health care among issues at candidate forum
Kendall County Farm Bureau hosts Yorkville event - 1/28/2010
Parents will see higher school fees next fall
More than $13 million in bond funds set for schools
Official says total could be lower depending on bids for various projects - 1/21/2010
County 911 system goes down
KenCom was unavailable for about an hour Jan. 10 - 1/21/2010
Land buying difficulties cause WIKADUKE delay
10-year plan for regional road in eastern Kendall could be postponed - 1/21/2010
Mixed reviews for some local judge candidates
McCann, Pilmer endorsed by state, Kane bar, Reidy not picked by state - 1/21/2010
Candidates push for less spending at forum
Hopefuls in Feb. 2 primary for Congress, General Assembly talk issues - 1/21/2010
Drop plan to convert East View resource center
Changes by board reduce cost to renovation project for elementary school - 1/21/2010
Traughber Jr. High School doesn't meet AYP standards
'Subgroup' of special education and IEP in math, reading below average - 1/21/2010
State aid funds may not arrive for schools until summer
Officials "cautiously optimistic" money will arrive in time to avoid budget deficit - 1/14/2010
Fighting through injuries
Oswego wrestlers win two at Orange Blue Mega Duals - 1/14/2010
First suspect in Dec. 20 drive-by shooting to be arraigned tomorrow
Second suspect to appear in court Jan. 21 - 1/14/2010
Judge appoints two more attorneys for fatal fire suspect
LeSure's lawyer doesn't want death penalty considered, says it's linked to racism - 1/14/2010
County board questions Coroner's hefty dinner tab
Toftoy says charges from Chicago conference were budgeted for his office - 1/14/2010
Attorney for developer: big lots still part of plan
County reviews new Freedom of Information rules
State's attorney's office saw 1.300 more cases in 2009
GOP candidate survives ballot challenge
Court ruling keeps McQuillan on ballot with Hatcher, Wheeler - 1/7/2010
Montgomery sets special events to celebrate 175th
Cake served Monday; slide show Tuesday - 1/7/2010
New school chief settling into the job
O'Donnell discusses school district's financial needs, other issues - 1/7/2010
Past year one of growth for library district
But 2009 also brought sadness with the death of long-time Montgomery library advocate - 1/7/2010
Park district officials: 2009 was a good year
Agency tightened budget, but maintained services to residents - 1/7/2010
Bednarcik students' work extends into community
Charitable fund-raising, service projects on student council's agenda - 1/7/2010

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