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'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
Yesteryear
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
Yesteryear
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
10/9/2014
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
Yesteryear
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
9/11/2014
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
Yesteryear
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
8/28/2014
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
8/14/2014
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
Yesteryear
8/7/2014
Six named to school administrator positions
8/7/2014
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
8/7/2014
County board lifts taxes, fees on motorcycle poker runs
8/7/2014
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
7/24/2014
No criminal charges in per diem probe
7/24/2014
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
Yesteryear
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
Yesteryear
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
Yesteryear
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
4/10/2014
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
4/10/2014
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
Yesteryear
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
Yesteryear
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
2/13/2014
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
Yesteryear
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
1/23/2014
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
Yesteryear
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
12/26/2013
Cell tower approved at Fox Bend Golf Course
12/26/2013
Tarah Fowler New Traughber Principal for 2014
12/26/2013
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
12/26/2013
Former county board member, alderman survive ballot challenges
12/26/2013
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
12/12/2013
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
Yesteryear
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
11/24/2013
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
Yesteryear
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
E EDITION
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
10/17/2013
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
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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
Yesteryear
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
9/26/2013
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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9/26/2013
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
9/5/2013
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
NEW E-EDITION
Read the Ledger-Sentinel online, - 8/29/2013
Boulder Hill water main project proceeding
6,200 feet of new main installed, Montgomery Village Board told - 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
8/8/2013
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
8/8/2013
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
Yesteryear
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
8/1/2013
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
7/18/2013
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
7/4/2013
Low Fox Bend revenues a board concern
Officials mull options, request more financial data for further talks - 7/4/2013
Yesteryear
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
6/6/2013
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
5/16/2013
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
5/9/2013
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
YESTERYEAR FOR MAY
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
5/2/2013
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
4/25/2013
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
4/18/2013
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
4/11/2013
Voters re-elect Waubonsee College Board incumbents
4/11/2013
Report: public transit ridership increasing
More residents using KAT dial-a-ride service, Metra Park-n-Ride - 4/11/2013
Forum
4/4/2013
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'
3/28/2013
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
3/21/2013
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
3/21/2013
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
YESTERYEAR FOR MARCH
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
2/7/2013
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---
2/7/2013
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
1/24/2013
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...
1/10/2013
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
12/27/2012
2012: A glance back at some of the year's top local stories
12/27/2012
Police interview 70 at Oswego High School as part of investigation
12/20/2012
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
12/6/2012
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
11/15/2012
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
11/8/2012
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
11/8/2012
Voters re-elect Morganegg as county circuit court clerk
11/8/2012
Yesteryear for November
11/8/2012
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
Interjections:
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
10/4/2012
YESTERYTEAR FOR OCTOBER
10/4/2012
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
9/13/2012
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
YESTERYEAR FOR SEPTEMBER
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?
8/16/2012
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'
8/16/2012
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
8/2/2012
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
7/12/2012
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
YESTERYEAR FOR JULY
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
6/21/2012
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
JUNE YESTERYEAR
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
5/3/2012
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
4/19/2012
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
4/12/2012
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
YESTERYEAR--APRIL
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
4/5/2012
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
3/1/2012
'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
YESTERYEAR FOR FEBRUARY
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
1/26/2012
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
1/19/2012
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
1/19/2012
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
1/19/2012
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
Yesteryear
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
12/22/2011
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?
12/22/2011
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
12/22/2011
$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
YESTERYEAR FOR DECEMBER
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
11/3/2011
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
10/20/2011
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
10/13/2011
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
YESTERYEAR FOR OCTOBER
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
9/29/2011
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
YESTERYEAR--SEPTEMBER
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
YESTERYEAR FOR JULY...
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
6/23/2011
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
'...so 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
June--Yesteryear
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
YESTERYEAR--May
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
5/5/2011
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
4/21/2011
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
YESTERYEAR FOR APRIL
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
3/24/2011
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
3/24/2011
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
3/10/2011
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
3/10/2011
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
2/10/2011
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
YESTERYEAR FOR FEBRUARY
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
SORRY FOR THE DELAY!
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
1/13/2011
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
1/6/2011
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
Yesteryear
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
12/9/2010
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
12/2/2010
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
YESTERYEAR
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?
11/18/2010
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
10/14/2010
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
10/7/2010
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
9/9/2010
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
8/19/2010
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
Yesteryear
8/5/2010
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
More questions than answers on layoff
7/29/2010
Sewer backs-up in Boulder Hill
Three homeowners report sewage in basement - 7/29/2010
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
7/15/2010
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
7/8/2010
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
7/8/2010
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
6/24/2010
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
6/17/2010
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
Yesteryear
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
5/27/2010
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
5/27/2010
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
MAY-YESTERYEAR
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
Yesteryear
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
3/25/2010
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
3/4/2010
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
3/4/2010
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
2/4/2010
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
1/28/2010
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
1/14/2010
County reviews new Freedom of Information rules
1/14/2010
State's attorney's office saw 1.300 more cases in 2009
1/14/2010
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
Yesteryear
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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