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How to participate in public meetings from home

The Village of Oswego will hold its regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole and Village Board meetings on Tuesday, April 7, with changes to allow elected officials, staff, and the public to participate remotely in compliance with the statewide Stay at Home Order.

The Committee of the Whole will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. The Village Board meeting follows at 7 p.m. Village Hall will be opened for the meeting, however, residents are strongly encouraged to watch or participate remotely. Here’s how:

To watch meetings live, visit www.oswegoil.org/government/village-board/agendas.aspx. Scroll down to Upcoming Events. Once the meeting begins, an In Progress link will appear. Click on it to watch the meeting.

To give a comment at the meetings, you have multiple options:

  • Email your comment to publiccomment@oswegoil.org by 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Your comment will be read aloud during the Public Forum portion of the Village Board meeting by a Village staff member.
  • Join our webinar by video. Visit StreamUS.oswegoil.org Members of the public will be muted during the meeting to allow the board to conduct business but will be individually unmuted during the public comment portion of the meeting.
  • Join our meeting by phone call. Call (312) 626-6799 just prior to the meeting. When prompted, enter passcode 508 193 215 from your phone. You’ll then hear the audio of the meeting through our webinar service. Members of the public will be muted during the meeting to allow the board to conduct business but will be individually unmuted during the public comment portion of the meeting.
  • You may also still watch the meeting and give public comment in person.  Residents are strongly encouraged to stay home and participate remotely, however, they may also attend the meeting in person. If attending, members of the public are required to stay six feet from any other person in the room.

As always, those giving public comment are asked to fill out the Public Participation form and abide by the Village’s civility code, which is available on the Village’s website, under Participate in the April 7 Village Board meeting. The form may be submitted by email to publiccomment@oswegoil.org.

In March, Illinois Gov. Pritzker announced a temporary change to the state’s Open Meetings Act that waives the requirement that a physical quorum of elected officials be present to hold a public meeting. Remote participation for elected officials, staff, and the public is expected to continue until the order is lifted.

For more information about public participation at meetings during the COVID-19 crisis, contact Village Clerk Tina Touchette at 630-554-3259 or ttouchette@oswegoil.org.

 

Get updates as they happen

Residents are also encouraged to follow the Village of Oswego on Facebook (@VillageofOswego) and Twitter (@OswegoIL60543) for to-the-minute updates. You can also subscribe to Village of Oswego emails by visiting oswegoil.org and clicking on E-mail Alerts.­­


Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

From our partners at the Kendall County Health Department:

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting two new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID19). One male in his 20s and one female in her 40s tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019. This brings the total of Kendall County residents who had tested positive to 39.  

 

SHOPPING SAFELY 

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • When possible, avoid shopping during peak hours to reduce large crowds
  • Use germicide/sanitizer wipes or gel to wipe down carts and hands before and after use
  • Don’t use reusable bags
  • Practice social distancing while shopping and standing in line, by standing at least 6ft from other shoppers
  • Avoid direct hand-offs, use credit /debit, virtual payment, or self-checkout
  • If using a grocery delivery service, pay ahead of time to avoid direct hand-offs
  • Keep hands away from face as this provides a way for the virus to enter your body
  • Upon returning home, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

For more information on safe shopping, click here.

Please continue to go to our website to keep in touch with this evolving situation. For more information on COVID-19, please visit these informational sites: 

This information is being shared from the Kendall County Health Department as a service to our residents. For questions or additional information, visit the Kendall County Health Department at www.kendallhealth.org.


New Raising Cane's proposed for Oswego

Chicken lovers, rejoice! A shining beacon of battered, deep-fried hope has arrived in the form of a new Raising Cane’s, the popular Louisiana-based chicken finger restaurant, slated for Route 34 in Oswego.

The restaurant is known for causing a stir at its grand openings where long lines of hopeful “Caniacs” wait for a chance to win a year of free chicken. The Oswego location is proposed for 2450 Route 34 in the Prairie Market shopping center and will go before the Planning and Zoning Commission at its April 9 meeting.

“I am very excited and have been eagerly waiting to make this announcement,” Village President Troy Parlier said. “Raising Cane’s is one of the fastest growing restaurants in America and has a tremendous following, especially with the younger audience.  This says a lot about our community and the advantages we offer, and we are enthusiastic to work with our newest partner.”

The proposal would demolish the current building on the site, previously a Sleepy’s Mattress store and a Citibank before that, and build a new 3,352 square foot restaurant with outdoor dining space and a drive-through.

“Raising Cane’s is excited to continue our growth in the Chicagoland area,” said Anna Ball, regional leader of marketing, fry cook and cashier for the chain. “We look forward to an Oswego location, hiring a top-notch crew, and connecting with the community in the future.”

About 40 employees will staff the new restaurant.

The chain is known for its peculiarly stripped-down menu that focuses on just breaded and fried chicken fingers, done exceptionally well and served with Cane’s sauce, a tangy, slight spicy creamy dressing, plus fries, Texas toast, and coleslaw. 

The Planning & Zoning Commission will consider the proposal at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9. In compliance with the state’s current Stay at Home order, commissioners will be meeting remotely. Members of the public can watch from home at www.oswegoil.org/government/village-board/agendas.aspx, submit public comment to publiccomment@oswegoil.org, and participate in the public comment portion of the meeting by going to StreamUS.oswegoil.org or calling (312) 626-6799 just prior to the meeting and entering passcode 508 193 215.


Fill out your Census from home

The United States Census counts everyone in the country every ten years, and your response is important to bringing our fair share of more than $675 BILLION to the Oswego community. 

Want a shorter commute? Census results influence highway planning and construction, as well as grants for buses, trains, and other public transit systems. 

Want better schools? Census results help determine how money is spent for grants that support teachers and special education. 

Fearing unemployment? Census data is used to allocate unemployment insurance funds to different states. 

Pell grants for college kids, foster care services, outreach to disabled veterans, grants to prevent violence against women, and so many other federally funded programs use Census data to determine how much money should be allocated to each state and community. And it determines how many members of Congress we get, too. 

Filling out the Census takes about 10 minutes, and your information is confidential and used only to compile statistics. 

So look for that form you received in the mail (you'll want the 12-digit code, but you can also complete the Census without it) and click here to fill out your Census form online.


Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

FROM OUR PARTNERS AT THE KENDALL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting 5 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Four females between the ages of 20-50s and one male in his 60s tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019.

This brings the total of Kendall County residents who had tested positive to 25.

This information is being shared from the Kendall County Health Department as a service to our residents. For questions or additional information, visit the Kendall County Health Department at www.kendallhealth.org.


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