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Oswego Robotics demonstrated robots at the Illinois Principals Association’s fall conference in Springfield on Oct. 22, one of three Illinois schools representing STEM in our Illinois schools. The students had the opportunity to meet and chat with the State Superintendent Tony Smith. (Photo courtesy of School Dist. 308)


Montgomery man facing multiple drug charges

Aurora police have secured multiple drug charges against a 36-year-old Montgomery man after executing a search warrant at his home on Oct. 25.

Ray J. Flores of the first block of Durango Road, Montgomery, has been charged with two counts each of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance; and single counts of manufacture and delivery of cannabis and unlawful possession of cannabis.

The manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance charges are Class-X felonies which call for enhanced prison time upon conviction.

The search warrant, which was executed at 5 p.m., yielded over 46 grams of cocaine, 55 hits of Ecstasy, 58 THC cartridges which are used for vaping, almost $4000 in cash and a 2007 Chevy Tahoe SUV.

Flores’s bail was set at $100,000.

Kendall County

Morris man charged with child pornography

On Oc. 30, Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 30 Block of W. Anchor Drive for a report of an adult man attempting to contact a juvenile female.

Deputies said the man had located where the girl lived, and went to her residence, despite being told not to.

Police spoke with the suspect Skyler Roudis, 24, of Morris, and an investigation was initiated. A search of Roudis’ cellular phone revealed numerous images of child pornography, deputies said.

The Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office subsequently charged Roudis with eight counts of child pornography, four of the charges being Class 1 felonies; and the others being Class 3 felonies.

The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are currently working with other police agencies regarding criminal acts Roudis may have committed in other jurisdictions.


Village seeks to fill Police Pension Board vacancy

The village of Montgomery is seeking an individual interested in serving on the Village’s Police Pension Board. The Board is comprised of five members consisting of two active and one retired member of the Police Department and two members appointed by the mayor.

Meetings are held at least four times per year at the Police Department. The primary duty of the board is to provide benefits to participants and their beneficiaries while maintaining due diligence with respect to expenses and market volatility when administering the fund.

The board will invest police pension funds, maintain records, grant pensions, and consider applications for disability pensions.

Appointed members must be Montgomery residents and all board members are required to attend a 32-hour trustee certification course within one year of election or appointment; 16 hours of continuing education are required each year thereafter.

Board members do not receive any salary from a pension fund for services performed as board members; however, training and other approved expenses are paid.

A background or knowledge in the fields of finance, accounting, financial planning or municipal retirement systems are preferred, but not required.

Interested residents should send an email with a cover letter stating their interest in the position, and also providing an explanation of their qualifications, to Sgt. Elizabeth Palko at by Friday, Nov. 30.  Any questions regarding the position, contact Board President Adam Kuncl at 630-204-8446.


Free memory screenings at Senior Center

If you or a loved one are having memory concerns, make an appointment for a free memory screening with Sandy Pastore, M.S.W. at the Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington between 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Nov. 14 

It only takes 15 minutes and can indicate if you might benefit from a more comprehensive evaluation. This test is not intended to diagnose illness and should not be used in place of a physician consultation.  Call 630-554-5602 to set an appointment.

Memory loss can take on different forms. From the misplacing of your belongings to forgetting to eat, pay bills or completing other activities of independent daily living. And while it is a common concern for many older adults, memory loss is not considered to be a part of normal aging.

There are many known causes, ranging from Alzheimer’s to depression to vitamin and nutrition deficiencies.

Village announces information on Christmas Walk

Come home for the holidays for the Oswego Christmas Walk, a memorable and cherished community holiday event that brings thousands of families to downtown Oswego for a magical start to the holiday season.

Help light the Village’s official tree and save it from the Grinch, take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage, ride the Toyland Train through downtown, and welcome Santa to Oswego during the Silent Light Parade.

The Christmas Walk will be held from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, all along Main Street and at Oswego Village Hall.

Note: Businesses and nonprofit organizations interested in participating in the Christmas Walk with activity booths or sponsorships can find more information on the Village of Oswego website,

Robotics Program participates in Springfield conference

Students with the Oswego Robotics program demonstrated robots at the Illinois Principals Association fall conference in Springfield. The student group was one of three Illinois school groups there representing “STEM in our Illinois schools”.

The students met and talked with the Illinois State Superintendent of Educations, Tony Smith. They discussed the idea of expanding FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) into every school in the state. Superintendent Smith was very interested in hearing about how robotics in SD 308 has helped develop engineering skills, project management, presentation skills, and teamwork. This was a great opportunity for the students to proudly display their accomplishments and discuss ways to expand their experience to others.


–Kendall County News Briefs–