Wednesday, March 6, 2013
After 24 hours of snowfall, the National Weather Service said Yorkville had the most snow.
How much snow did Yorkville get? A lot. How does that compare to the rest of the area? Well, according to the National Weather Service, Yorkville claims the prize of having the most snowfall in a 24 hour period from 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning to 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. Yorkville got a total of 11.7 inches, according to the NWS, which beat out Ottawa (11 inches) and De Kalb (10.2 inches). And what did some of our neighbors get? As of 8:31 p.m. Tuesday night, the NWS reported that Oswego had 8.1 inches of snow. Plano at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday was reported with 8.3 inches.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Reader upset over lawsuits impacting Sheriff's Office, taxpayers.
Thursday, February 28
Last week, I read in the Kendall County Record as well as the local Patch, that there is another federal lawsuit against the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department among the two current sexual harassment suits. After I read about the lawsuit filed known as the “Wal-Mart incident”, I thought to myself, well this is kind of ridiculous. I myself don’t doubt it is a scheme to make a quick buck. However, despite what my opinion is, it’s the job of the courts to decide whether the claim is just. On the other hand, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department felt the need to give their opinion on Facebook. Stating that the case is outrageous, despicable, and an abuse of the legal system, which are all statements made by Sheriff Randall. My question to…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
21-year-old wheelchair bound Plano resident Corey Cann has not been seen since approximately 7 p.m. Feb. 22.
Update 7:56 p.m., Sunday Corey Cann has been reported found safe, said Plano Police Chief Steven Eaves. Read the account here. Update 2:10 p.m., Sunday Plano Police Chief Steven Eaves told Patch that Corey Cann is currently being treated as a missing person by the police department. "As of right now we're looking at a missing person. If it does become a kidnapping or abduction we will change the status," he said. Eaves said that Cann's information was submitted to the state police. Update 11:10 p.m., Sunday Family and friends of Corey Cann are organizing a search at 1:15 p.m. at the Yorkville Community Christian Church, 129 Commercial Drive. Anyone who would like to help is asked to please gather there. Update 11:40 a.m., Sunday A …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Google, Bing both reveal messages accessing website "may harm your computer."
If you've tried to access the Kendall County website today you may have seen multiple warning messages urging you to navigate away from the site. When logging onto one of the county Web pages warnings appear that entering the site may harm your computer. The county IT Department is working on the issue, but has not provided information as to whether the site was hacked or if there are other errors causing the warning. Patch will update as soon as more information becomes available. Update 1:20 p.m. - It appears the situation has been resolved, the website warnings no longer appear on the search engines. Update 8:20 a.m. The county website was infected with malware, according to an email from Stan Laken, Director of IT Services for Kendall …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Liquid was discovered during a surprise inspection of jail cells in November.
A 24-year old Yorkville man was charged with illegal possession of alcohol while serving time in the Kendall County Jail in November. According to a Kendall County Sheriff's Office press release Thomas Binion of the 9300 block of Route 34 was discovered to have a bottle of what appeared to be homemade alcohol in his cell when deputies performed surprise inspections of the jail. The liquid was sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for processing, where it was confirmed to be alcohol. Possession of alcohol by an inmate is a Class 4 felony. Binion has been charged with possession and is currently in custody. His bond was set at $5,000. In July Binion was charged with two felony counts of violation of the Illinois Sex Offender …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Driver claims stuck accelerator was cause of the accident.
A stuck accelerator is apparently to blame for an automobile plunging through the front doors of the Shell station on the corner of routes 47 and 34 around lunchtime Monday, Yorkville police said. Want free local news in your delivered to you every morning? Sign up for our newsletter! "The driver of the vehicle was an elderly gentleman, and he said his accelerator got stuck," Deputy Chief of Police Larry Hilt said Monday afternoon. The 76-year-old driver was not injured, nor was anyone inside the store, Hilt said. How many people were inside at the time of the incident is unclear. John Gedraitis was one of the one's inside the Shell store when the car came through the front window. "It was surreal. I really couldn't believe it was …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Rep. Randy Hultgren said president's economic policies are bad for the country. Compares his policies with fiscal state of Illinois.
Rep. Randy Hultgren said people only need to look at the fiscal state of Illinois to see where the fiscal policies of President Barack Obama will lead the country. “The bottom line is we have seen in Illinois exactly what the outcome of the Obama era policies are. We’ve seen first-hand as the state has increased taxes, increased spending…. And lost jobs. The state continues to come apart at the seams. That’s what will happen at the Federal level too as a result of the president’s policies. We know this. We’ve seen it before first hand in our state. And if you keep doing what you’re doing, you’re going to keep getting what you’ve already got,” Hultgren said in a press release. During his annual State of the Union address to the nation, …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Curtain opens Feb. 22 at Oswego East High School.
The Spotlight Youth Theater, featuring actors ages 8- to 18-years-old, will perform "Beauty and the Beast Jr." Feb. 22- March 3 at Oswego East High School, 1525 Harvey Road. The stage production is based on the Academy Award winning animated film and features a cast of over 100 area children, said Wendy Spencer, marketing director for Spotlight in Aurora. "Beauty and the Beast Jr." features the songs made famous in both the film and Broadway version, including "Human Again" and "Be Our Guest." Tickets are $9-$12 in advance, but can also be purchased at the door for an additional $2. For additional ticket information call 847-588-2298 or visit www.spotlight.org. Show times are:
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Hatcher, a Yorkville Republican, reacts to Quinn's state of the state address.
Rep. Kay Hatcher of Yorkville said Gov. Pat Quinn's Feb. 6 State of the State speech showed misplaced priorities. Hatcher, like her Republican colleagues in the state Senate, Jim Oberweis, of Sugar Grove, and Sen. Karen McConnaughay of South Elgin, said the governor failed to address the state's most-serious problems of high unemployment, financial insolvency and pension reform. Instead, Hatcher said the governor focused on social issues, such as gun control, legalization of gay marriage and raising the state's minimum wage to $10 an hour. “With billions in unpaid bills, an unprecedented one billion dollar pension payment looming and families throughout the state looking for work, what we needed to hear today was the governor’s vision for …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Storm could cause issues with morning commute.
Watch those roads in the morning. The National Weather Service said a winter storm is expected to bring a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow to the area late tonight and into the morning. By late morning all precipitation north of I-88 should be snow, the NWS said. The storm could bring up to three inches of snow to the area. UPDATE: The NWS has amended its forecast to lessen the prediction of snow accumulation. At 6:15 p.m. the service said the morning commute may be hazardous due to precipitation, but heavier snowfall would be closer to the Wisconsin border. Drivers are urged to use caution during the morning commute. Patch will update this story as the forecast warrants.