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Oswegoland Park District will host a community Egg Hunt and Bunny Brunch on Wednesday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Oswegoland Park Dist.)


Village to hold open house on downtown construction

Curious about when the rumored new Mexican restaurant is opening? Wondering how downtown construction will affect your commute this spring?

Get answers to all your questions about new downtown Oswego construction projects straight from the source.

The Village of Oswego invites residents and the public to a Downtown Construction Open House on Wednesday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at East View Academy, 4209 Route 71, Oswego. (Please note: this is the correct address for this event.)

Staff will be on hand to talk about new restaurant and retail spaces, public parking, office and living spaces, and streetscaping upgrades that will develop in downtown Oswego as construction workers break ground this spring and summer.

Attendees can also ask questions about how the new developments will affect downtown traffic and parking, get detailed financial information about how the downtown TIF District affects development and taxes, and more.

This open house is free and open to the public. There is no formal presentation included. Simply drop in anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more, ask questions, view maps and renderings of the new downtown construction, and offer comments.

The event will be held in the cafeteria of East View Academy, 4209 Route 71. Enter through door 21.

Mobile App/Online form lets you report potholes

It’s easy to report a pothole, damaged street signs, or other local service requests — simply visit Oswego Click and Fix online at to report a service request.

It makes reporting a problem to the village of Oswego easier than ever. With each request, the village encourages you to attach a photo or video, as a visual reference which will help the village quickly identify the problem.

Residents can track the status of reports they or other members of the community have submitted and follow your issue from the time it is reported until it is resolved.

Oswego Village staff responds to requests Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. If this report comes in on a holiday, weekend or after-hours, it will be read on the next business day.

If you would like to report an issue with your smartphone, please download our Oswego Click ‘n Fix mobile app. NOTE: For emergencies or other urgent matters that require immediate attention or a police response, dial 9-1-1.

Senior Center offers grief support group

Join the Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington St., for a support group designed to help people through the difficult losses that you have faced, recently or in the past.  

This program will assist you in your grief journey.  

Facilitator is Teresa D’Aversa, MSW student, an intern at the Oswego Senior Center. Classes will be held Thursdays, March 7 – April 25, from 1-2 p.m. For more information and registration for this group, call 630-554-5602.

Fit and Strong Class helps seniors stay active

Do you want to be fit and strong? In this class, you will learn how to reduce and manage arthritis symptoms, lean a variety of stretching, aerobic and strengthening exercises and much more.

The class will start on Tuesday, March 26 at 8 a.m. This class will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8-10 a.m. The first hour we will be the class section and second hour we will exercise.

There is no cost to this class. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Senior Services Associates, at 630-553-5777

Easter brunch, egg hunts planned for all ages

This April, Oswegoland Park District will be hosting Easter events for residents of all ages in April.

Join us for the first annual Bloody Mary Social and Adult Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 6 from noon to 3 p.m.

Start the afternoon by enjoying Oswegoland Park District’s Bloody Mary’s before partaking in an adult egg hunt with the chance to win great prizes, such as free movie passes and restaurant gift cards.

This event is welcome to those ages 21 and up. All participants must supply age verified identification on event day. Pre-register by April 1 to receive a special rate of $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents.

On Wednesday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., create precious memories with your little one during Bunny Brunch.

Enjoy a picnic style lunch before they go on the hunt for Easter eggs and sit down for pow wow with the Bunny. All ages are welcome.

Everyone must be registered for this family-fun event. Space is limited, so be sure to register by April 8 with a standard rate of $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents.

Once the day fades on Thursday, April 18 between 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. bring out your flashlights and enjoy a nighttime egg hunt with the chance to win some great prizes.

Whether you win a prize or not, we guarantee you won’t leave empty handed. Each participant will go home with a candy bag. This Flashlight Egg Hunt is open to kids, ages 6 to 15.

The first 50 people to register will receive a special rate of $6, so hurry and claim your spot! Afterwards, the standard rate will be $9 until registration ends on April 11.

A speaker from the Red Oak Nature Center will present “Sap to Syrup” on Tuesday, March 12 at the village of Montgomery. (Photo courtesy of Red Oak Nature)


Free presentation explains how sap becomes syrup

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, a presentation called “Sap to Syrup” will be offered by a speaker from the Red Oaks Nature Center in the Boardroom at the Village Hall, 200 N. River St. This informative program is suitable for all ages. Come and learn more about the process of tapping trees to collect sap and make syrup.

This free event is being offered by the Village of Montgomery. There is no charge and the building is handicapped accessible.

The monthly Senior Lunch and activity will begin at 11 a.m. after the presentation. There is a $4 cost for the lunch and pre-registration is required.

For additional information on this event, please call the Montgomery Village Hall at (630) 896-8080, ext. 9023.

Police: Walmart kidnapping attempt rumors false

Montgomery police took to social media recently to clear up alleged rumors about kidnappings at the village Walmart on Orchard Road.

“Please be aware that we have received NO credible reports of this alleged activity,” the Montgomery Police Department posted to its Facebook page.

“As always, it is important to check facts before assuming anything is true. We appreciate people utilizing the proper reporting methods of calling 911 or our non-emergency dispatch center to report any suspicious activity.

Again, if you have read any of these online allegations of suspicious activity occurring at our Walmart, they have NOT been found to be credible.”


School speaker series addresses cyber safety

Are you concerned about how to keep your children safe online? If so, please attend the next On Point Speaker Series presentation “Cyber Safety: Kids & Tech” on Thursday, March 14. This free event will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Yorkville Middle School Auditorium, 920 Prairie Crossing Drive, Yorkville.

Detective Rich Wistocki will lead the cutting-edge presentation to empower parents and help them understand what is going on in their child’s technological world.

The presentation will cover how parents can talk to their children about technology, parental responsibility, trending crimes, reporting incidents, collecting evidence, software for computers and cell phones, red flags, sexting, cyber-bullying, and social networking.

As a child crime expert, Detective Wistocki has dedicated his career to helping children by pursuing, apprehending, and prosecuting child predators. As an active cyber-crimes detective, he educates others on investigative techniques and responsible digital activity.

Parks and Rec hosts Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hunt

The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department and Senior Services invite you and your family to join us for the annual Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 6 from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Beecher Community Center, 908 Game Farm Road. 

Families will eat a hot breakfast with the Easter bunny, create crafts, play games, and then at 9:15 a.m., hunt for Easter eggs.  The egg hunt will be held outside, so dress appropriately. 

The cost is $6 per person and includes breakfast, activities, visits with the Easter bunny, and the egg hunt. For questions or to register, go to or call 630-553-4357. Note that pre-registration is required, and all ages must register.



–Kendall County News Briefs–