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Cindy Worsley (left), executive director of Fox Valley Older Adult Services and Sherry Eichelberger, a member of the Millbrook United Methodist Church. The church recently donated to the FVOAS. (Photo courtesy of FVOAS)


Montgomery man killed in Aurora crash

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Division is investigating a crash that occurred around 8:58 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, that ended with the death of a 73-year-old Montgomery man.

The single-vehicle crash happened in the 900 block of North Edgelawn Avenue and involved a 2003 Ford Taurus sedan.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the car was northbound on Edgelawn Drive when it left the roadway, striking a tree.

Emergency services personnel arrived on scene and found the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle unresponsive. The male was taken to an Aurora hospital by the Aurora Fire Department where he was later pronounced deceased.

As of press time, the preliminary investigation indicates the male may have suffered a medical episode that led to the crash.

This traffic crash remains under investigation. If anyone has further information about the incident, contact the Aurora Police Department Traffic Division at 630-256-5330.

Kendall County

Cocaine dealer from Sandwich gets nine-year sentence

Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis announced that Timothy Jefferies, 31, 300 block of Wentworth Drive, Sandwich, was sentenced to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement.

According to Weis, Jefferies’ plea stemmed from a search warrant that was executed on his prior residence in Plano, in late 2017.

The search was carried out by the Kendall County Cooperative Police Assistance Team, and the Kendall County Special Response Team, in conjunction with members of the Illinois State Police. During the search, crack cocaine, digital scales, multiple surveillance cameras, and other drug paraphernalia were found by police.

Jefferies has a prior history of drug offenses, including deliveries to undercover police officers, as well as multiple felony convictions over the last 10 years.

“Kendall County CPAT and the State’s Attorney’s Office remain committed to investigating and prosecution drug dealers, like Timothy Jefferies, for their crimes which bring these addictive and destructive drugs to our community,” Weis said.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Frank Gorup. Jefferies was represented by Attorney Liam Dixon.

UM Church donates to Fox Valley Older Adults

The Millbrook United Methodist Church presented the Fox Valley Older Adult Services a generous donation from the church’s Loose Change Offering and Spaghetti Dinner.

These donations support seniors in life-enriching programs that improve and enrich vital, independent living, enhance dignity and self-respect, and encourage participation in community life.

FVOAS serves DeKalb, Kane, Kendall and LaSalle counties in active adult activities at

the Senior Center, Adult Day Service and Home Services.

FVOAS offers 24/7 Private Home Services through the Illinois Department of Public Health.

For more information call, 815-786-9404 or stop by the Fox Valley Community Center at 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich.


Early voting has begun for local April election

In Montgomery, three trustee seats are up for election. The Oswego School District also has a referendum question to raise taxes that will impact Montgomery residents.

Voters can heck out election information in the county you live in:

Kane County:

Kendall County:

The village of Montgomery’s Beautification Committee invites businesses and residents to participate in the “Enhancing Montgomery’s Beauty” Flower Planter Program each year. (Photo courtesy of the village of Montgomery)

Sign up begins for village’s Flower Planter Program

Spring is just around the corner, and residents are encouraged to think ahead.

As part of the village’s beautification efforts, the Beautification Committee offers opportunities for businesses and residents to participate in the “Enhancing Montgomery’s Beauty” Flower Planter Program each year.   

Friend of the Village – $30 (New Sign) $25 (Reuse)

Each summer the Mill Street Bridge is lined with beautiful flower boxes – and residents can get their names displayed next to one of those boxes as a supporter of Montgomery’s beautification efforts. For a donation, you can have your family name, business name, or personal message printed on a 4-inch x 22-inch sign which will be displayed along the Mill Street Bridge. Addresses, phone numbers and political ads are strictly prohibited.

Mayor’s Choice – $135.00 (for Montgomery businesses only)

Beautify your business with the eye-catching Mayor’s Choice arrangement. For a $135 donation business owners will receive a professionally designed deluxe flower arrangement consisting of a variety of colorful and appealing annual flowers and decorative vines planted in a large, approximately 30-inch tall planter and delivered right to your office.

Additional planters are available at a discounted price of $110 each.

To show its thanks for the support of the village’s beautification efforts, your family name, business name, or personal message will be printed on a 4-inch x 22-inch sign which will be displayed on the Mill Street Bridge. Quantities are limited.  And again, addresses, phone numbers and political ads are strictly prohibited.

Planters are designed and prepared by the floral professionals at Schaefer’s Greenhouse in Montgomery and are delivered to your business.

The planters remain on display for the entire summer into early fall; at that time, the Department of Public Works will retrieve the planters for winter storage.

All signs are stored for future use and cannot be sold back to participants of the program.

Orders for the 2019 flower planter program must be received by May 3, or until all spots are filled, whichever occurs first.  Applications received after May 3 cannot be processed. Planters will be delivered by June 14.

Any questions can be directed to Renee Mason at the Village Hall at 331-212-9034.

Village president will meet with the public

Montgomery Village President Matt Brolley will host a “Mayor on the Move” on Saturday, March 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the new model home in the Huntington Chase subdivision, 3280 Huntington Lane in Montgomery.

This is a drop-in event that provides an opportunity for residents to speak personally with the mayor and/or trustees. Light refreshments will be provided by the builder, Lennar Homes.

“Mayor on the Move is an informal gathering that allows me to answer questions and provide updates on current and future projects in Montgomery,” said Brolley. “I always enjoy meeting with residents to get their feedback and ideas and I encourage people to stop in.” He also noted that children are welcome to attend.

Oswego Superintendent Dr. John Sparlin


Income tax assistance program offered for seniors

The Oswego Senior Center VITA specialists are taking appointments for free tax filing for seniors 60 years or older, persons with disabilities and students.  Income must be below $55,000 annually. You will need to bring the following to your appointment:

Proof of identification (photo ID); Social Security cards for individuals, their spouses and dependents; Proof of foreign status, if applying for ITIN. 

Birth dates for themselves, their spouse and dependents on tax return; wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W2-G)1099-R, 1099 Misc) from all employers; interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099); health insurance exemption certificate, if received; a copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available; proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check.

To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

Total paid for daycare and daycare provider’s tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number; Forms 1095-A, B and C, Health Coverage Statements; Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable.

Appointments are available on Mondays at the Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington. Call 630-554-5602 to schedule an appointment.

Community conversations about referendum planned

Oswego Community Unit School District 308 invites the community to several presentations, with the opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the operating referendum on the April 2 ballot.

Community Conversations are being held in three locations: March 5 at the Oswego Public Library, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; March 13 at Oswego Fire Protection District Station 1, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; and March 21 at the Oswegoland Park District Civic Center, 10:30 a.m. to noon.  Superintendent Dr. John Sparlin will be joined by other leaders from the district to help educate voters on the operating referendum.

A short presentation about the district’s current financial situation, contributing factors, and potential referendum impact to homeowners will all be discussed.

Attendees will also learn about the items the board is voting to reinstate/reduce if the referendum does pass.

Following the short presentation, community members are welcome to ask questions.  Several printed resources will be available to attendees to help inform them prior to the April 2 vote.

Many online resources including fast facts, a calculator for homeowners to determine the referendum impact, infographics, a question box and more can be found at



–Kendall County News Briefs–