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Early Voting begins March 1 at Oswego Village Hall

Oswego Village Hall is an early voting location for Primary Election scheduled for March 20, 2018.

Registered voters can vote at Oswego Village Hall beginning Thursday, March 1. Early voting hours at Oswego Village Hall are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.  Click for a complete schedule of early voting locations throughout Kendall County.

Register to Vote

You can register to vote right at Oswego Village Hall. Several Village staff members are certified registrars, and staff is typically available to register citizens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information  information on eligibility, required identification and more, click here

Additional information can also be found on the Kendall County Election & Voter Information page at www.co.kendall.il.us.

Still have questions? 

Contact the Village Clerk's office at 630-554-3259.


Oswego Chamber of Commerce Hometown Expo and Regional Art Competition

The Oswego Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Hometown Expo, to be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oswego High School Field House. The theme, "Connect with your Community" is reflective of the Chamber of Commerce membership, the Oswego area business community and the Village of Oswego in general.

Business and community organizations will have the opportunity to promote their products and services by exhibiting at this spectacular event. 

Family Activities for the Day

8 a.m. - Noon - Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Art Show
9:45-10:30 a.m. Performance: DANCE WITH FLAIR
11-11:45 a.m. Performance: 3 SQUARED SELF DEFENSE
12-12:45 p.m. Performance: GOLD STAR DANCE ACADEMY
1-1:45 p.m. Performance: BH MARTIAL ARTS

Visit one of the area's largest art exhibitions as a part of the Hometown Expo. The competition showcases more than 300 works of art by amateur artists ages 5 through adult, from Oswego, Yorkville, Montgomery, and other surrounding towns. The exhibition showcases a variety of media in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms, and is judged by area professional artists with awards given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in the following categories: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Amateur Adult. 

The exhibit is FREE and open to the public, and is part of the Oswego Hometown Expo, where attendees may connect directly with many businesses and companies in our local area.  For more information or to enter, please visit the Oswego Chamber Hometown Expo website at http://www.oswegobusiness.org/


Wolf's Crossing Public Meeting

The Village of Oswego is completing its work on the Phase I Engineering Study for Wolfs Crossing Road, and is conducting the third and final public information meeting on the project.

The public meeting and open house will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15, to  provide residents with a project update and seek additional public input on the preferred alternative of the project.

The Wolf’s Road project includes approximately 4. 5 miles of roadway from U.S. Route 34 to Eola Road. For the past year and a half, the Village of Oswego and its contractor Schoppe Design Associates have been taking a comprehensive look at the transportation needs of the Wolf’s Road corridor, including an analysis of the existing roadway, safety and capacity issues, and future transportation needs.

The Public Meeting will be conducted in an open house format and interested people can visit anytime between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to listen to a narrated PowerPoint presentation, view exhibits, provide comments, and meet with the Village of Oswego study team members one-on-one to ask questions.

The public meeting and open house will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, at Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill, Oswego, Illinois 60543.

For more information, contact Public Works Director Jennifer Hughes at 630-551-2366 or email WolfsCrossing@oswegoil.org.  Additional information can also be found at http://www.oswegoil.org/wolfs-crossing.aspx.


Trash collection postponed, Village Hall closed Friday, Feb. 9

Groot Industries, the Village of Oswego’s contracted waste hauler, will not be collecting garbage and recycling on Friday, Feb. 9,  because of forecasted treacherous driving conditions.

Residents who typically put out their garbage and recycling for Friday collection should instead put their trash out for collection before 6 a.m. Saturday.

In addition, Oswego Village Hall will be closed tomorrow, Feb. 9.

As of Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning affecting Oswego, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday evening through 6 p.m. Friday. Between 6 and 10 inches of additional snow accumulation is expected.

Residents are advised of the following safety and travel precautions:

Travel

  • The National Weather Service has advised against unnecessary travel and predicts a potentially hazardous Friday morning commute. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle, and make sure you have enough gas to keep the vehicle warm in case you become stuck.
  • Because of the length of the storm, the Oswego Public Works Department will be splitting its crews into two 12-hour shifts in order to keep roads open and safe throughout the duration of the snowfall. Because of this, it will take longer for plows to make one full pass through the Village.
  • Because the Village expects to plow in multiple passes during this storm, salt applications will be limited only to streets where it is absolutely needed in order to prevent salt being plowed up on a second pass.

Safety

  • This snow is expected to be wetter and heavier than recent snowfalls. Residents with certain health conditions should avoid strenuous shoveling, go slow, and ask for assistance from neighbors.
  • Snow forts are fun, but do not allow children to build forts near streets or on traffic medians or islands as vehicles and plows may not see the fort or children.  
  • Residents are asked to shovel sidewalks and ramps and dig out fire hydrants so that firefighters can find them in an emergency. Snow plows attempt to pile snow in such a way that it does not block sidewalks and ramps, however, a large volume of snow can make this impossible.
  • Residents who wish to only shovel once are reminded that crews will be making multiple passes and additional snow may be piled near the curb.

 For more information, contact Oswego Public Works at 630-554-3242.


Oswego advises residents of approaching winter storm

The Village of Oswego is preparing for a winter storm that is expected to last for several days, and is encouraging residents to be prepared as well.

As of Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning affecting Oswego, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday evening through 6 p.m. Friday. Between 6 and 10 inches of additional snow accumulation is expected.

Because of the length of the storm, the Oswego Public Works Department will be splitting its crews into two 12-hour shifts in order to keep roads open and safe throughout the duration of the snowfall. This will mean that it will take longer for plows to make one full pass through the Village, however, it will allow crews to make enough complete passes during the storm to keep roads open.

The Village’s goal during the storm is to keep lanes open and passable for emergency vehicles. Once the snowfall is done, crews will plow to the curb. Residents who wish to only shovel once should keep this in mind as they shovel driveways and streets, as crews will be making multiple passes and additional snow may be piled near the curb. Because the Village expects to plow in multiple passes during this storm, salt applications will be limited only to streets where it is absolutely needed in order to prevent salt being plowed up on a second pass.

Residents are asked to be neighborly and help keep their community safe by shoveling sidewalks and ramps and digging out fire hydrants so that firefighters can find them in an emergency.

Residents are also advised that this snow is expected to be wetter and heavier than recent snowfalls. Residents with certain health conditions should avoid strenuous shoveling, go slow, and ask for assistance from neighbors.

On-street parking is prohibited on Village streets after 2 inches of snow has fallen until streets are plowed to the curb in order to allow plows and emergency vehicles to pass. Vehicles left on the street may be towed or ticketed. 

The National Weather Service has advised against unnecessary travel. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle, and make sure you have enough gas to keep the vehicle warm in case you become stuck.

For more information, contact Oswego Public Works at 630-554-3242. 


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