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From left, Police Cadet Maddie, Mrs. Claus, aka Sallie Craig, VAC
Nutrition Program Coordinator, Police Cadet Alyssa and Santa, aka Marty Kinney, VAC,
driver. (Photo courtesy of FVCC)


Police investigate multiple shootings

Aurora police are investigating a couple of shootings that occurred over the holiday weekend.

In one of the incidents, a 37-year-old Aurora man was seriously wounded after being shot inside of his home around 11:15 p.m. Dec. 23 in the 1100 block of Superior.

Detectives are pursuing several leads in the shooting which apparently occurred after the victim and another man engaged in a verbal altercation.

The other man then produced a handgun, fired several shots and then fled the scene. The gunshot wounds all appear to be non-life threatening. However, the victim was airlifted to a suburban hospital after receiving initial treatment at an Aurora hospital.

Around 9:55 p.m. Dec. 23, a 38-year-old Chicago man said he was shot at while he rode his bicycle in the 1300 block of Monomoy.

The victim said he saw two men, both described as black males, appear from around the corner of an apartment building and one of the men fired several shots at him. The victim ran for cover around the back of a vehicle and said he believes the men ran northbound when the shooting stopped. Nothing appeared to be hit by gunfire. The suspect who did the shooting was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants; the second was dressed all in dark clothing.

Anyone who has any relevant information should call Investigations at (630) 256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and qualify for a cash reward that leads to any arrests.

Man gets 12 years for violent stabbing at bar

An Aurora man is headed to prison for stabbing a man he knew and targeted in the neck.

Kane County Associate Judge Linda S. Abrahamson today sentenced 37-year-old Michael W. Moser-Booth to 12 years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

A Kane County jury on Sept. 13, 2017, convicted Moser-Booth of armed violence, Class X felony.

Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Lori Anderson and Kelley Flinn presented evidence that at about 11 p.m. April 12, 2016, Moser-Booth entered a tavern in the 700 block of Hill Avenue, Aurora, stabbed the victim in the left side of the neck and fled.

Moser-Booth knew the victim and targeted him, according to police. The victim continues to suffer from what doctors consider to be permanent injuries.

According to Illinois law, Moser-Booth must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence. He receives credit for 123 days served in the Kane County jail.


Village officials issue winter warning

As the winter weather forecast starts to show signs of snow accumulations, please remember that garbage cans should be kept behind the curb, off the street.

Cans placed in the roadway slow down the village’s snow removal efforts, and are more prone to being knocked over by the snow coming off the plows.

When the forecast calls for overnight snow, consider putting your trash carts out the morning of collection to avoid the inconvenience of spilling, if knocked over.

Open house scheduled for sidewalk improvement plan

The village of Montgomery will hold an open house public meeting concerning the proposed five-year sidewalk gap installation plan, including the construction of sidewalk and shared use paths throughout the Village.

The Open House Public Hearing will be held in the Community Room at Village Hall, 200 N. River St., on Jan. 8, from 5-6:30 p.m. All persons interested in this project are invited to attend this meeting. The meeting room is accessible to persons with a disability.

The meeting will be conducted on an informal basis. There will be two full size exhibits showing the Village’s current sidewalk and bike path system and another exhibit that shows the proposed 5-year sidewalk gap plan.

There will also be handouts showing the locations, project limits and years of construction for all the projects included in the 5-year gap plan. Representatives will answer individual questions and record comments offered by those in attendance.

For more information, contact Chris Ott, P.E., Engineering Enterprises, Inc., 52 Wheeler Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554,, (630) 466-6757.


Shop with a Cop program success in Oswego

The Oswego Police Department, Meijer and Community Unit School District 308 came together to spread some holiday cheer this season. Oswego Police Officers took Oswego area youths shopping in the police department’s inaugural “Shop with a Cop.”

Organizers worked with the school district to identify children that would benefit most from the participation. Each child was partnered with an Oswego Police Officer and given a $100 gift card, provided by Meijer, to purchase gifts for themselves and family members.

This was an opportunity to foster positive relationships between youths and officers, and it allowed Oswego Police, Meijer and SD308 to give a little something back to a community that has been so very supportive.

SD308 students named as Illinois State Scholars

Community Unit School District 308 recently announced that Oswego High School has 76 students and Oswego East High School has 82 students of the 2018 graduating class that have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, confers this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually.

This year, more than 20,000 outstanding honorees join the other top students who have been honored for their academic achievements since the designation was first introduced in 1958.

Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top 10 percent of high school seniors from 738 high schools across the state. Illinois State Scholars possess strong academic potential and are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank.

“We are very proud of the many students in our district named as Illinois State Scholars, this distinguished honor is a recognition of their dedication to academic achievement,” says Jamie Max, director of high school education. “Beyond the classroom this list includes great leaders and volunteers in our schools and the community.”


Sandwich Police Cadets treat seniors to Lunch

The annual Christmas Party at Fox Valley Community Center (FVCC) not only had a surprise visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus but also, the Sandwich Police Cadets and Sandwich Police Benevolent Association.

These two generous groups surprised over 100 attendees by treating them to lunch and entertainment. Talented singer, Billy Sullivan, was the featured performer.

Voluntary Action Center (VAC) in partnership with Fox Valley Older Adult Services (FVOAS) hosts a daily congregate meal Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. There is a suggested $4 donation for the daily lunch and a $6 suggested donation for special lunch parties. All donations are anonymous. No one is ever turned away because of inability to pay.

Through their partnership FVOAS and VAC offer residents of DeKalb, Kane, Kendall and LaSalle counties Active Adult Activities at the Senior Center, Adult Day Service and Home Services, including 24/7 Private Home Services. For more information on services, fun lunches and programs, call, (815) 786-9404 or stop by the Fox Valley Community Center at 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich for a personal tour.


Public invited to Feed My Starving Children Event

Join “It Takes a Village – Yorkville” for the second annual Feed My Starving Children Yorkville Mobile Pack Event at the Yorkville Middle School.

On Jan. 12-13, community volunteers will be packing 202,000 meals for Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit organization that provides packed meals specifically formulated for malnourished children.

“We started this effort last year, and were overwhelmed by the amazing community response and can’t wait to see it again,” said Katie Morton, event organizer. “In January, we will be flooding the Yorkville Middle School cafeteria with people looking to make a difference in the world.”

Given last year’s success, Morton said the group doubled the previous goal and pledged to pay for and pack more than 200,000 meals at the 2018 event. To do so, they are raising $44,500 to pay for the food and 1,000 volunteers are needed. 

Anyone ages 5 and older can volunteer to pack meals, she added, and there is no cost to volunteer.

“During the packing event, we will be giving away 500 Raging Waves passes to some of our adult volunteers,” said Morton. “You will definitely not want to miss this. We only have 1,000 total volunteer spots so please sign up today.”

To learn more, visit and to directly sign up for a time slot, scroll down and look for the blue “click here to volunteer” button. Click and complete the Google document to secure your volunteer slot. For questions, contact Katie Morton at (630) 202-0901 or


–Kendall County News Briefs–