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Daniel Cockrum, Fox Valley Older Adult Services (FVOAS) Home Services (HS) aide was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in Springfield by the 2018 Mary I. Hill Homecare Assistant Award.  This is the fifth time that an FVOAS Home Services aide has been recognized with this award. Cockrum was chosen because he shares his passion and loyalty for seniors and goes the extra mile on their behalf. FVOAS serves seniors in DeKalb, Kane, Kendall and LaSalle Counties.


Elderly woman victim of repair scam and burglary

Aurora police are seeking information on a ruse burglary that occurred around 1 p.m. July 10 in the 1400 block of Beau Ridge Drive, where an 88-year-old woman had a substantial amount of money stolen.

The woman told police that a man came to her door and said he was there to fix something for her and that his father knew the victim. After letting him in, he led her through the house to the backyard and talked about items that needed repairs. The victim became suspicious and went back into the home.

When she looked out her living room window, she saw the truck the suspect had arrived in speeding away. When she looked in the backyard, the suspect was gone, according to police. The victim told police the truck was occupied by two people. She could not gain a description of the second subject.

Police said it was apparent that when the suspect was distracting the victim, a second person entered the home and took the money.

The suspect is a white male, 40- to 50-years-old, 5’ 2” to 5’ 5”, 160 to 180 pounds., with short, salt and pepper hair. He may have been driving a black, full-size, either Ford or Chevrolet pickup truck with an extended bed, full cab, and dark tinted back windows.

Anyone with information should call Investigations Unit at 630-256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000.

Information phoned into Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest qualifies for a cash reward and all callers remain anonymous.

Downtown Taste event being held this weekend

Treat yourself to an eating extravaganza on July 31 at the Downtown Taste in downtown Aurora. Come get a taste of downtown’s eclectic cuisine as you visit some of its more than two dozen restaurants while supporting scholarships for East High and West Aurora High students.

The event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Aurora.

Ticket Books cost $30 and include four (4) tickets to participating restaurants. More than a dozen eateries to choose from throughout the evening.

Take a free trolley around to drop off points that serve participating restaurants. Aurora Downtown’s welcome table at Santori will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. Ticket books can be purchased in cash during this time and at David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl. from 12 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Purchase online at any time.

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View ‘Coco’ at the drive-in movie

The Village of Oswego and the United City of Yorkville invite you to experience all the retro fun of a drive-in movie at approximately 8:10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, with a screening of “Coco” at the Park ‘N Ride lot in Oswego.

The two communities have joined together to show “Coco” on the giant inflatable screen for a real drive-in movie experience with this soon-to-be classic from Pixar.

Join aspiring musician Miguel on his unforgettable journey to the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer, and overturn his family’s ancestral ban on music. “Coco” is recommended for ages 7 and up by Common Sense Media.

Tune the car radio to the station announced at the event grounds to listen to the film’s audio, featuring an Oscar-winning soundtrack, from the comfort of your car.

Plus, enjoy pre-movie activities for the kids, a bounce house, and food vendors including The Wurst Kitchen, Kona Ice, and the adjacent Steve Buresh’s Cheesecake and Sandwich Shop, who will offer tempting treats to enjoy while you watch the film.

A portion of the lot will be reserved up front for movie-goers who want to watch up close. Bring your chairs to stake out a spot.


Village announces Floral Display Contest results

This year the Montgomery Beautification Committee sponsored a Summer Floral Display Contest. On June 27, committee members traveled throughout the village, following a list of addresses submitted by homeowners and neighbors. 

The committee chose to recognize approximately 33 addresses, which now display a sign in the front yard. The committee would like to congratulate those who received this designation and thank all those who participated for their hard work and enthusiasm.

Lastly, the committee encourages all residents and nonresidents to take a walk or a drive through the village to view the outstanding landscaping and stunning flowers. Find recognized addresses at


Village launches #humansofoswego Weekly Feature

The Go Oswego on Facebook or Instagram, showcases more than just events happening around town. The page offers #humansofoswego, a weekly feature of Oswegoans telling you why they love Oswego.

This year’s Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show, hosted by Oswego Firefighters Local #4773 and the Village of Oswego, is Aug. 3 and 4.

Village hosts Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

This year’s Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show, hosted by Oswego Firefighters Local #4773 and the Village of Oswego, is Aug. 3 and 4.

On Aug.3, the emergency vehicle parade will start in North Aurora and ending at Oswego Fire Station 1, 3511 Wooley Road, Oswego.

On Aug. 4, the Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show will be in downtown Oswego on Main Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with vehicles, vendors and demonstrations.

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