Kendall County news briefs

Starting this month, the village will begin a resurfacing project on various roads throughout Montgomery. View maps of impacted roadways at

Kendall County
Sheriff issues reminder to watch for farm equipment

Farming is a seasonal occupation and two times in the year are the times you will encounter more farm vehicles/equipment on the road. Planting occurs in the spring, usually April and May (but can vary around the state), and harvest generally occurs in the Fall in September, October, and November.

During these times, farm activity is at its highest so be aware and be more diligent about farm equipment on the roads.

Motorists will encounter large, and slow-moving vehicles on the road, while others may be parked near the edge of the road.

Sometimes, farm equipment will take up more than one lane. Use extreme caution during planting and harvest and be prepared to stop quickly.

These vehicles also make big wide turns. When they are pulling to the side of the road, don’t assume they are pulling over to allow you to pass, they may just be preparing to turn.

Watch for them to acknowledge your presence and signal their turn. Pay close attention to the turn signals, especially before passing.


 Applications being taken for Youth Police Academy

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is seeking youth interested in learning more about the law enforcement field. Those who attend schools that honor community service hours will also be able to earn service hours while attending the Youth Police Academy.

All youth, ages 14-18, are eligible to participate in this summer program.

The Kendall County Youth Police Academy aims to introduce participants to the field of law enforcement and provide an opportunity for youth and police officers to connect.

Participants attending the KCSO Youth Police Academy will attend lectures, role-play in mock scenarios, participate in physical training, become CPR certified, and give back to the community through service events.

The KCSO Youth Police Academy includes structured activities designed to highlight the different areas of the law enforcement and criminal justice fields. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and speak with:

  • Judges
  • Court Services
  • KenCom 9-1-1 Dispatch Center
  • Bristol-Kendall Fire Department
  • Kendall County Health Department
  • Attorney’s from the KC State’s Attorney’s Office

Interested? Fill out the following application:

Questions? Contact Deputy Chris Phillips – Kendall County Youth Police Academy Director at

Only 25 spots available.

Yorkville residents are being asked to participate in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Residents enter online at

Neighborhood comes together to help boy in distress

On April 4 at 12:56 a.m., Montgomery police received a delayed report of a young male who appeared distressed and hysterical going to a house and ringing the doorbell. The homeowner was not home but the incident was captured on a Ring video doorbell.

This originally occurred at approximately 8:40 a.m. on April 3 and the video of the boy was posted to the communities Ring page. When the homeowner reviewed the doorbell video, he became concerned for the child and notified the police due to the apparent state the child appeared in.

After viewing the video, the Montgomery Police canvassed the neighborhood and obtained a possible address for the child.

When police responded to that address, contact was made with the boy’s mother who advised that it was her son’s first day of walking to school by himself and her son got lost so he tried to run home. Unfortunately, her son ran to the wrong house.

Shortly after going to the wrong house, he was reunited with a family member who helped him get to school. Police made contact with the boy who had quite a scare, but was in good spirits. “The department would like to thank all of the concerned residents who assisted in this incident whether it was notifying us about the video or providing the information that led to the locating of the boy,” the Montgomery Police said in a statement.

 Road resurfacing projects to begin throughout village

Starting in mid-April, the village will begin a resurfacing project on various roads throughout Montgomery. View maps of impacted roadways at

This construction may affect your roadway, a roadway adjacent to your property, or a roadway you travel.

The project will consist of pavement removal, pavement patching, repair of deteriorated sidewalk, replacement of sidewalk ramps to meet current ADA requirements, curb and gutter removal and replacement, new storm sewer installation, manhole and inlet adjustments, new asphalt pavement, and pavement markings.

The village will also be completing miscellaneous sidewalk removal and replacement and curb and gutter removal and replacement throughout the Village.  It is anticipated that the project will be substantially complete by the end of September.

Throughout the duration of the project, lane closures and minor delays should be expected, however no major roadway closures are anticipated.  To prepare for the upcoming work, representatives from the village and Engineering Enterprises, Inc. will be onsite to identify removal limits for various elements of construction.

During construction, anyone having questions or would like to meet with a project representative onsite, contact Jake Seger of Engineering Enterprises, Inc. at 630-806-6213; additionally, residents can call the Department of Public Works at 630- 896-9241.

Village planning for annual Community Garage Sale

The Village of Montgomery is pleased to announce that its Spring Community Garage Sale will take place on May 16, 17 and 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each year, nearly 100 households participate, and this year promises to be even bigger and better. The fee to participate will be $10 per address.

Registration forms are available at the Village Hall, 200 N. River St. in Montgomery and at the link below. The registration form gives the option of participating on all three of the scheduled dates or selecting specific days to participate.

The Community Garage Sale will be advertised in local newspapers beginning on May 15. Garage sale flyers will also be created featuring a map showing all garage sale locations, plus a 15-word ad for each address describing the items for sale. Maps will be available at the Village Hall and on the village website starting May 13.

The deadline to be included in the advertising is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3.

This event is sponsored by Montgomery’s Historic Preservation Commission. The $10 participation fee will help support Settler’s Cottage on River Street. For additional information, please call Debbie Buchanan at 630-896-8080, ext. 9003.


Golinski challenges residents for water conservation,

For the second year, during the month of April, Mayor Golinski is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

In return residents can win any of hundreds of prizes, including $3,000 toward your home utility bills, home improvement store gift cards, Toro Smart Irrigation Controllers, and more. Plus, this year residents can nominate in their favorite local charity to win a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. After the results were tallied, in 2018, Yorkville placed fifth in the 5,000-29,999-population category nation-wide.

The annual challenge, April 1- 30, is a non-profit national community service campaign to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative and easy-to-do online pledges at to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.  “This challenge is a great way for cities large and small to do our part for the planet – and reward our residents for doing the right thing.” said Mayor Golinski.

To participate, residents enter online at, and then make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of Yorkville.

Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category are entered into drawings for hundreds of eco-friendly prizes.

The challenge also features additional resources for residents to take their commitment of conservation even further, from regional water and energy resource issues to cost-saving tips at home.