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Early voting at Village Hall begins Sunday, March 1

Registered voters who live in Oswego can vote early in the March 17 presidential primary beginning Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Kendall County Clerk's Office, 111 W. Fox Street, Yorkville, or beginning Sunday, March 1, at Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill. 

The complete early voting schedule from the Kendall County Clerk's office is available here: http://www.oswegoil.org/pdf/early-voting-schedule-3-17-20.pdf

For additional voter information, visit https://www.co.kendall.il.us/voter-registration/ 


Call for Artists: Demonstrate and showcase your work at LUNAFEST Feb. 8

Each year, the Oswego Cultural Arts Commission celebrates women in the arts with LUNAFEST, a fundraising film festival of shorts by and about women on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Oswego. This year’s lineup includes the unique opportunity to see the latest works by directors who have been screened at Cannes, SXSW, and Palm Springs ShortFest, among other prestigious festivals.

LUNAFEST Oswego 2020 will feature artists in an engaging, interactive atmosphere, and is seeking artists who are interested in showcasing their talent through demonstration to an enthusiastic audience.

Interested? Download an Artisan Application.

Learn more about LUNAFEST and buy tickets at GoOswego.org.


Tickets now on sale for 19th Annual LUNAFEST film festival on Saturday, Feb. 8

It may be awards season for Hollywood blockbusters, but this year films from some of the best new directors of the indie circuit will be headed straight to Oswego.

The Oswego Cultural Arts Commission celebrates women in the arts with the return of LUNAFEST, a fundraising film festival of shorts by and about women on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Oswego. This year’s lineup includes the unique opportunity to see the latest works by directors who have been screened at Cannes, SXSW, and Palm Springs ShortFest, among other prestigious festivals.

This year’s films cover topics like identity, aging, life changes and breaking through gender barriers. Films featured at LUNAFEST are not rated, however, organizers suggest that this year’s lineup will be most suited to viewers ages 14 and up.  

  • Purl (2018). Dir. Kristen Lester and Gillian Libbert-Duncan. An earnest ball of yarn gets a job at a fast-paced, high-energy, bro-tastic start-up.
  • Ballet After Dark (2019). Dir. B. Monet. A young woman finds strength after an attack by creating and organization to help survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence through dance therapy.
  • There You Are (2018). Dir. Lisa Donato. A trans woman must dress like a man to say goodbye to her dying grandmother.
  • Xmas Cake – This American Shelf-life (2019). Dir. Petra Hanson and May Yam. This coming-of-middle-age story follows a pop singer’s journey from hot to not, and what ensues across cultures from New York to Tokyo.
  • Game (2017). Dir. Jeannie Donohoe. A new kid in town shows up at the high school boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team?
  • Lady Parts (2019). Dir. Erin Rye and Jessica Sherif. A struggling actor finally gets her big break, only to realize the glass ceiling can also be a camera lens.
  • How to Swim (2018). Dir. Noa Gusakov. In the last days of her pregnancy, a terrified mother-to-be kidnaps a maternal stranger for an afternoon of hijinks.

In addition to the films, this year’s event will also include a celebration of the arts with live artist demonstrations. Participate in a raffle, film discussion, and an opportunity to make and take your own film-inspired artistic creation. Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and light fare included. Soft drinks, bottled water, and wine available for purchase. (Must be 21 or older and show photo ID to consume alcohol.) 

Tickets to this year’s LUNAFEST are $23.91 in advance. Purchase tickets by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at https://lunafest.eventbrite.com. All fees included.

Tickets are $28 at the door, if seating remains available. Cash and credit accepted at the door.

Proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit Mutual Ground in its mission to create a community free of domestic and sexual violence through its shelter and education programs, as well as Chicken & Egg Pictures, a national nonprofit organization that supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. Thus far, LUNAFEST, which is created and funded by LUNA, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, has raised more than $5.2 million for nonprofit organizations across the US and Canada.

Event information is also available at www.GoOswego.org.

For more information, contact Julie Hoffman, Community Engagement Coordinator, at 630-551-2344 or email jhoffman@oswegoil.org.             

 

               

IF YOU GO

WHAT: LUNAFEST Film Festival

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2018, Doors open at 3 p.m. Screenings begin at 4 p.m. A 30-minute intermission will take place following the first four films. Total run time for the films is 96 minutes.                                  

WHERE: Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill, Oswego IL 60543                  

TICKETS:

Advance tickets are $23.91 at lunafest.eventbrite.com and include an online ticketing fee. Advance ticket sales end at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

A limited number of tickets may be available at the door for $28.00. Cash and credit cards are accepted at the door.


Winter Coffee with the Mayor

The Village of Oswego invites residents to join Village President Troy Parlier for coffee from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, at Oswego Village Hall.  

Winter Coffee with the Mayor offers residents the opportunity to chat with Village President Parlier, ask questions, enjoy coffee and light snacks, and learn more about how the Village of Oswego provides services to its residents. There will be no formal presentation. Drop in anytime during the event.

Winter Coffee with the Mayor is free to attend, and no registration is necessary. Simply stop in any time between 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, in the community room of Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill.

For questions, contact Jenette Sturges, Community Engagement Coordinator, at 630-551-2392, or jsturges@oswegoil.org.


HOW TO PAY YOUR NEW WATER BILL

The Village of Oswego is changing to a new, user-friendly utility billing citizen self service (CSS) system for utility bills issued on or after Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The new system will allow you to pay your bill, view your bill, sign up for automatic bill pay via a checking account or credit card, view your payment and consumption history, sign up for e-bills and much more. 

As of Nov. 15, 2019, you will no longer be able to pay your bill through the Village’s current online bill pay site. You will be redirected to register and pay at the new CSS site, https://oswegoil.munisselfservice.com/ 

Note: You will need information from your water bill to register for the first time on this new bill pay site.

What you need to know about direct debit and credit payments
If you are already using direct debit autopay through your checking account, you do NOT need to take any action. Your payment will continue to be deducted on the due date.

If you are currently a credit card autopay customer, the Nov. 15 bill cannot be automatically charged to your credit card. You DO need to register and pay with the credit card that you would like to authorize for payment at the new CSS site at www.oswegoil.org on or after Nov. 15.

Get your bill electronically
If you would like to receive your bill by email, you must register and sign up for e-bills at the new CSS site.

You can still pay by mail, drop box or in-person
As always payments may also be mailed to Village of Oswego, PO Box 5450, Carol Stream, IL 60197-5450, dropped off in our payment drop box in front of Village Hall, sent electronically through your bank, or paid at the utility billing counter inside of Village Hall. 

Questions?

Call our Finance Department at 630-554-3618.


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