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The Fox Valley Park District has numerous seasonal jobs open for the spring and summer. More information is available at a March 3 job fair. (Photo courtesy of FVPD)


Fox Valley Park District to host job fair 

The Fox Valley Park District will host a community job fair on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora.

The district seeks to fill more than 350 part-time and seasonal positions.

Park District staff will be on hand to answer questions and perform introductory interviews.

Potential job applicants are advised to come prepared by printing out a job application form from the District’s website and bringing the completed form to the job fair. A camp counselor application form is also available for those applying for summer camp jobs.

“The Park District is reaching out so the community is aware of how many job opportunities we’ll have available this summer,” said Lynn Fenton, superintendent of human resources. “The job fair will give potential applicants a complete picture of job descriptions; from there, they can easily apply to the area that suits their skills and interests.”

Job openings include with the following departments: Recreation & Community Centers, Parks Department, Blackberry Farm, Red Oak Nature Center and at both Splash Country Water Park and Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center.

Potential job applicants should visit to read job descriptions and acquire more detailed information.


Police investigate stolen puppy incident

Aurora police are investigating the theft of a French bulldog puppy that occurred around 1:40 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Furry Babies Pet Store at the Fox Valley Shopping Center.

The puppy is valued at $6,000.

The suspect was described as either a white or Hispanic man in his late teens to early 20’s; 5’9” to 5’11” and weighing between 145 and 160 lbs.

After walking into the store, the man proceeded to pick up the puppy from its crib while employees were waiting on other customers and ran. He was then chased by pet store employees through an adjacent department store where he exited the mall through the upper level doors, and ran across New York Street to a restaurant parking lot. He ended up entering a waiting silver SUV that fled the area.

The suspect was further described as having a thin moustache and was wearing a tan baseball cap, black jacket and tan khakis. The SUV he got into was possibly a Lincoln Navigator or Aviator with temporary license plates and 22-inch chrome wheel rims.

If you know anything about the theft, call Investigations at (630) 256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. If you phone your information into Crime Stoppers and it leads to an arrest, you qualify for a cash reward and you remain anonymous.

Kendall County

Sheriff to host Boulder Hill Community Meeting

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the residents of Boulder Hill to an informative community meeting to focus on Gang Awareness and Education.

The meeting will focus on educating citizens about gang related issues in the community and what citizens can do to assist the Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies with combating gang activity. The presentation will focus on the following topics:  Explaining what a gang is, background information on gangs, gang identifiers, gang trends, identifying gang tagging, graffiti and symbols, and what the public can do to assist with law enforcement deterring gangs in our community.

The meeting will be held at the Neighborhood Church of the Brethren in the Sanctuary area on March 7 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 155 Boulder Hill Pass in Montgomery. Seating is limited so plan accordingly.

Juvenile Justice Council announces scholarships

The Juvenile Justice Council of Kendall County announces that it will be awarding two $500 non-academic based scholarships to two Kendall County residents.

One scholarship will be awarded to a 2018 high school graduate that plans to attend a higher learning institution.

The second scholarship will be awarded to a current or past member of the Kendall County Juvenile Justice Council attending a higher learning institution.

Requirements for the higher learning scholarship are as follows:

  • Applicants must be a Kendall County resident;
  • Scholarship must be utilized at a higher learning institution, including a four- year college/university, a junior college or a vocational school;
  • Student must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2018-19 school year

Requirements for the Juvenile Justice Council scholarship are as follows:

  • Applicants must be a Kendall County resident;
  • Must be a current or past Kendall County Juvenile Justice Council member in good standing;
  • Scholarship must be utilized at a higher learning institution, including a four-year college/university, a junior college or a vocational school;
  • Student must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2018-19 school year.

Applications are now available at the Kendall County Court House State’s Attorney’s Office, 807 John St., Yorkville, by emailing Ryan Phelps at, on the website at justice-council/ or on the Facebook page .

Students must complete the application process by March 26. Award notification will be announced by May 2. Scholarship funds are to be applied for cost of tuition, books, and fees only.


YouTube Channel keeps residents informed

Did you know that the Village of Montgomery has a YouTube channel? On this channel you can watch videos of all Village Board Meetings within a few days after a meeting. From time to time other videos are also posted, such as videos of Montgomery Fest and the State of the Village address.

Subscribe to this channel to be notified whenever new video content is added. To find the channel, go to

Changes coming to village brush program

Changes are coming in 2018 to the village’s brush pickup program. In addition to the free, unlimited brush pickup that is provided weekly April through November by DC Trash on the regular trash pickup day, the village will conduct bulk brush pickup twice during 2018.

Bulk brush pickup will take place during the weeks of May 7th and Oct. 1.

Brush must be stacked neatly in the parkway by the Sunday evening prior to the scheduled pickup week.

Bundled or bagged brush may be disposed of on your regular trash pickup day with no extra fees. Brush and yard waste pickup by DC Trash will begin on April 2nd.

Man charged with February armed robbery

Montgomery police detectives followed up on leads from the Feb. 16 armed robbery in the 1700 block of Ivy Lane.

Detectives learned a man was robbed of cash while sitting in the backseat of a vehicle. The suspects then pistol whipped the victim and pushed him out of the parked car. They fled from the scene before Montgomery police could arrive.

On Feb. 21, police arrested Kevonte Douglas, 800 block of Victoria Drive, Montgomery, in connection with the robbery.  He was charged with felony robbery and felony armed robbery.


School Museum offers fashion showcase

Get a rare glimpse of treasures from the Little White School Museum’s textile and art collections. Museum staffers will select original works by local artists as well as fashion treasures from the museum’s extensive textile collection to create a unique museum experience.

Textiles planned for exhibit include items from wedding and formal dresses, men’s working clothing, vintage children’s clothing, and accessories. Paintings, sculpture, and work in other media along with art by early photographers will also be featured. The free event takes place from March 17-25.


Yorkville hosts St. Baldrick’s event

Yorkville ‘Braves the Shave’ in a fight against childhood cancer on March 3

The Yorkville community is invited to join “Yorkville Braves the Shave,” a St. Baldrick’s Day event, on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Yorkville Middle School, 920 Prairie Crossing Drive in Yorkville.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that raises funds to bring awareness and research funding to childhood cancer.

The open house event will have activities for children, student performances, food trucks, Irish dancers, raffle baskets, a photo booth, and more.

The event is being held to honor two Yorkville CUSD 115 students who are currently undergoing cancer treatments: Luke Garcia who attends Autumn Creek Elementary School, and Paris Strickland, who attends Yorkville Intermediate School.

Attend the event, donate online, or volunteer to be a shavee. Any assistance is welcome. For more information, visit the St. Baldrick’s website at


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