Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Btk spray will be on Friday, May 24 from about 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The following was provided by the Village of Oswego: The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be conducting the second and final round of Aerial Spraying for the European Gypsy Moth on Friday, May 24, 2013 between 5:30 – 9 a.m. The helicopter used for this aerial application will be spraying the biological pesticide Btk. Btk is a bacterium that occurs naturally in the soil. Like other bacteria, Btk forms spores, but unique to this species, it also forms crystals that contain a natural substance toxic to certain types of moths and butterflies. When formulated as an insecticide, BTK is a stomach poison that must be eaten by a gypsy moth caterpillar to be effective. The effectiveness of Btk declines rapidly, normally lasting only …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Residents and businesses turn to Twitter to express condolences for all those affected in the bombings earlier today.
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Monday, February 11, 2013
The last pope to step down was Gregory XII in 1415, who did so to end a civil war within the church.
Some Catholics reacted with shock Monday as Pope Benedict XVI announced his plans to resign on Feb. 28, 2013. The decision came during Lent, a time of penance and the liturgical season leading up to Christianity’s most important holiday, Easter. Read: Pope Benedict to Resign With his announcement, Benedict becomes the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. On Monday, Diocese of Joliet Bishop Daniel Conlon expressed surprise at the pope’s decision. “Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign comes as a surprise to all of us. Yet, it is consistent with the humble disposition that I have come to recognize in him, both in my brief personal encounters with him and in his deportment generally as earthly shepherd of the Church,” Conlon said in a …
Winds are 25-35 mph with gusts of 45-50 mph
Hold on to your hats, it’s going to be a windy day! The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in effect for Kendall County from now until 4:00 p.m. Winds are expected to be 25-35 mph with some gusts going up to 45-50 mph. The NWS says the high winds can cause minor property damage and can make travel hazardous, especially for high-profile vehicles.
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:
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Several cul-de-sac residents have complained about the recent snowfall not being removed from their street.
Oswego saw its first real snowfall over the weekend. Not everyone, notably cul-de-sac residents, were all too happy about it. Or rather they weren’t happy with the removal of it. Earlier in the year the Village approved a contract with Forest View Landscaping to specifically plow all of the Oswego cul-de-sacs during occasions determined by Public Works. Previously the contract only extended to some cul-de-sacs. Public Works director Jerry Weaver said the main purpose of the contract was to provide plowing services to cul-de-sac residents in a timely fashion when the need arose. Village president Brian LeClercq clarified for the board that in the case of a major snowfall the Village first takes care of all main roads. “But in order to …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Upload photos of the snow scenes around you in Oswego.
From a humid 60 plus degree day to a snow covered winter wonderland, Oswego has been hitting every season this last week. Now though, the yards are covered in a blanket of snow, snowman are being granted life, pine trees look almost soft with snow hanging on their branches and plenty of children are giving peals of delight as they get pelted with snowballs. Do you have some photos of the snowscape around Oswego? Upload them and share with all your fellow Oswego Patch-ers and get into the winter spirit. To upload photos, select the "upload photos and videos" button at the top left of the picture above.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Ken Pickerill was recently inducted into the Illinois High School Coaches Baseball Hall of Fame, making it his third hall of fame induction.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Gas station would be located at Wolf Road and Route 30.
A new Speedway gas station may be headed for Oswego near the intersection of Wolf Road and Route 30. The only issue with the proposal is that part of that land is in Aurora. Oswego Community Development Director Rod Zenner said the site that Speedway is looking at is two-thirds in Oswego and one-third in Aurora. Village officials have had several meetings with counterparts in Aurora, said Zenner, and they’re in discussion to have the back third annexed to the Village of Oswego. In exchange, Aurora would be looking for revenue sharing with Oswego. Aurora officials have also said they do not want gasoline pumps to be installed on Aurora land, said Zenner. The city also doesn't allow alcohol sales in gas stations, so Oswego would collect …