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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Downstate Small Business grant DEADLINE MAY 27

Oswego small businesses have until noon Wednesday, May 27, to apply for grants of up to $25,000 from the State of Illinois’ Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program.

The grants, funded by the State of Illinois and administered through the Village of Oswego, offer 60 days of working capital, up to a total of $25,000, to small businesses of 50 or fewer employees that were categorized as non-essential during the statewide Stay at Home Order.

Businesses considering applying should email Economic Development Director Corinna Cole at as soon as possible to express interest and get more information.

The application, along with eligibility and documentation requirements, can be found at

This State-funded program has several strict eligibility and documentation requirements, and businesses must apply through the Village of Oswego to be considered for the grants. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the May 27 deadline.        

Village staff will then work with business owners to complete the full application process. A public hearing to review applications will be held during the meeting of the Oswego Village Board on Tuesday, June 23.

For questions about applying to the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program, contact Economic Development Director Corinna Cole at 630-551-2334 or


Additional assistance available to Oswego business owners

Several Federal, state and local programs are available to assist small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a quick reference guide to the several programs available, visit and download the Guide to Federal, State, and Local COVID-19 Disaster Loans and Grants for Oswego’s Small Businesses.

Our Economic Development staff can help business owners determine which programs may be helpful to their business and connect them to additional information and resources. Business owners can contact the Economic Development Department by calling 630-551-2334 or emailing


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Historic Preservation Commission - CANCELED

CANCELED: Why We Need the Fox River

The Kendall County Forest Preserve District is hosting a public educational series on topics related to the Fox River for the Oswego-Yorkville-Plano communities and surrounding area.  The programs have been organized by The Conservation Foundation to provide opportunities to those living within this area of the Fox River watershed to learn more about the life of and connections between the Fox River and our communities. 

We all understand that people enjoy nature and wildlife, and benefit from healthy streams, rivers and lakes.  Our quality of life and that of future generations is enhanced by the open space and natural areas we preserve and enjoy. The talks, given monthly January – May, are supported by TCF’s Fox River Education and Outreach Initiative. A different topic with guest speakers will be offered each month.

All meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the East Wing Conference Room of the historic Kendall County Courthouse, 110 Madison Street, in Yorkville, Illinois.

Monday, January 27 - Safe Salting for Ice and Snow:  Have We Found the Holy Grail?  Trish Beckjord, The Fox River Initiative, The Conservation Foundation

Wednesday, February 26 - Winter Birds of the Fox River:  How Are They Doing?  What Are We Seeing? Bob and Kathy Andrini, Kane County Audubon

Wednesday, March 25 - Fox River Dams:  Should We Live With Them?  Can We Live Without Them?  Deanna Doohaluk, Water Quality Scientist and Watershed Project Manager, The Conservation Foundation, and Karen Clementi, Interim Regulatory and Public Outreach Manager, Fox Metro Water Reclamation District

Wednesday, April 29 - Coyotes to Bees: Wildlife of the Fox River Valley. Pam Otto, Author and Outreach Ambassador, St. Charles Park District, Member - St. Charles Natural Resources Commission

Wednesday, May 27 - Why We Need the Fox River.  Brook McDonald, President and CEO, The Conservation Foundation 

The Village of Oswego is happy to support this public educational series as part of our Conservation in Our Community partnership with The Conservation Foundation.  For more information see and Oswego’s Facebook page.


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