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Join us on Main Street for the 3 night concert series throughout the Summer, the first event will include Blues, Rock and County!

Doors open at 5pm!

July 29th Musical Entertainment Line-Up!

Welshly Arms

Philip Henry and Friends

Alexandra Renee

Dj Speed ...presiding over all 3 events!!!


Important Event Information

New series throughout the summer on Main Street!

  • Free Admission to each event!

  • Gates open at 5:00 p.m. each date.
  • Bring a camp chair/ blanket for seating.
  • Re-entry is allowed.
  • ATM on premises.
  • Alcohol will be available for purchase.
  • No outside food or drink.
  • No pets on festival grounds.

Visit for more details!


Vietnam Moving Wall

Join veterans, fellow patriots and members of the community as we welcome and honor the Vietnam Moving Wall as it comes to Oswego, IL in 2017. From June 29th through July 3rd, it will be on display at Prairie Point Park for all to visit and pay their respects. A 2,017 flag healing field will be in place to honor veterans and service men and women. The event will be capped off with fireworks at dusk on July 3rd.

For more information, visit:

Complete List of Ceremonies

Vietnam Moving Wall Event Map





Community Conversations

In an effort to connect with our residents, join the Village Board and Staff at one of following dates to learn more about all that is happening in the Village of Oswego.

Topics will include details on Village finances, the new Police Headquarters, Downtown Development, Metra, Water Sources and more. Connecting is also a two-way street; we encourage you to come with questions.


June 27th @ 7:00 p.m. – Fox Chase Elementary

260 Fox Chase Drive North, Oswego, IL


July 11th @ 7:00 p.m. – Prairie Point Elementary

3650 Grove Road, Oswego, IL


August 8th @ 7:00 p.m. – Churchill Elementary

520 Secretariat Lane, Oswego, IL


You do not have to wait until June 27th to begin connecting with us; you can start right now by connecting with us on social media including Facebook & Twitter: Facebook at Village of Oswego, IL – Village Hall & Village of Oswego Police, IL Twitter @OswegoIL60543 or through our Everbridge emergency notification system, sign up on our website For more information, call 630-554-4636.

Shodeen Group, LLC Unveils Plans for Transformative Downtown Oswego Development

The Shodeen Group, LLC has unveiled development plans for the Reserve at Hudson Crossing, located at the former Alexander Lumber site. The project is a transformational development in Downtown Oswego that includes nearly 500 new public parking spaces, 12,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space along Washington Street, and 245 residential units along the scenic Fox Riverfront. 

The project includes two buildings, each anchored by a two-level public parking deck and four levels of residential units, which will introduce hundreds of new residents to Downtown Oswego. The retail and restaurant space extend along the entire Washington Street frontage, enhancing this shopping and dining corridor through downtown.  The development includes reconstruction of Harrison, Jackson, and Adams Streets, which will welcome pedestrian friendly streetscape, reserve space for public art, add new on-street parking, and bury unsightly overhead utility lines in the area.

Village President Gail Johnson stated, “This project brings to life a new vision for our downtown. It is the beginning of Oswego’s Village-center redevelopment. Bringing retail, restaurant, and residents into the heart of our community, it becomes the tipping point for revitalization.” Johnson continued, “This Village Board was passionate about getting new development into our downtown. We knew the creation of a TIF district would bring quality players to the table—and we attracted the best in the region.” Johnson also stated, “We are proud of the partnership we are forging with Shodeen and expect them to be a significant, competent, and contributing collaborator in Oswego for a long time. One only needs to look to Geneva and Batavia to see their quality and commitment.”

The Oswego Planning and Zoning Commission will consider the development plan at their meeting on July 13, 2017 at 7:00PM. Following a recommendation from the Plan Commission, the development plan and redevelopment agreement (RDA) will proceed to the Village Board for final approval. The RDA will establish the development terms, including Village incentives such as the use of TIF increment to help finance the project.

“We are excited to present our plans for the Reserve at Hudson Crossing. This development will add to the charm of Downtown Oswego and bring more activity and vibrancy to the Fox Riverfront. The building is designed to blend with the architecture of downtown and will provide high quality living space for future residents, new dining and shopping options for visitors, and much needed public parking for downtown,” said Dave Patzelt, President, Shodeen Group, LLC. “Shodeen is proud to invest in downtown and looks forward to continued partnership with the Village of Oswego.”

On March 21, 2017, the Village Board approved an Agreement with Shodeen to sell the property at 59 S. Adams Street for the purpose of redeveloping the vacant property as a mixed-use, multi-story development project.  Alexander Lumber closed in 2006 and there has not been a formal development proposal for the site since 2010.


Shodeen Elevation

Potter’s Place Owners Reveal Plans for Oswego Location

The owners of Potter’s Place and Jimmy’s Grill in Downtown Naperville released early renderings of their new Mexican restaurant planned for 63 Washington Street in Downtown Oswego. The crowning feature of the plan is a 3,000 square foot outdoor patio with a second story balcony, where patrons can look out over Washington Street and Downtown Oswego. 

Both the restaurant and signature patio will create an energetic atmosphere for friends to gather and enjoy Mexican cuisine and beverages. Of course, the patio will showcase lively music and entertainment for all to enjoy. The restaurant will truly enhance the dining options available in Oswego’s burgeoning downtown restaurant scene.

"Downtown is the heartbeat of our community and we want it to be lively, vibrant, and strong," said Village President Gail Johnson. "This project offers the perfect experience to bring our residents downtown. Once there, they will experience all of the other amazing places already here."

The Oswego Planning and Zoning Commission will consider the development plan at their meeting on July 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Following a recommendation from the Plan Commission, the development plan and redevelopment agreement (RDA) will proceed to the Village Board for final approval. The RDA will establish the development terms, including any necessary Village incentives. The Village of Oswego has a pending Revolving Loan Fund application with Kendall County to help finance this development deal.

On May 2, 2017 the Oswego Village Board approved an Agreement with owner Andrew Trasatt to sell the property at 63 Washington Street for the purpose of redeveloping the underutilized property as a restaurant venue.

"We couldn’t be more excited about joining the downtown and being part of its exciting growth.  The enormous amount of positive feedback the restaurant has received from the Oswego community has been overwhelming,” said Mr. Trasatt.


Potters Elevation


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