Get one last taste of summer at Oswego Beats & Eats
Oswego Beats & Eats returns Saturday, Aug. 25, from 5 to 10 p.m., to Main Street in downtown Oswego!
Oswego Beats & Eats brings the best live music and food trucks from across Chicagoland to downtown Oswego for a festival on Main Street. Get one last taste of summer in and join us in downtown Oswego on Aug. 25 for headliner Mathien.
Entertainment line-up sponsored by Coldwell Banker – The Real Estate Group.
Come hungry! We’ve got more than a dozen food trucks lining Main Street to fulfill any craving. Nosh on authentic Peruvian flavors from Umbrella Azul, low and slow-smoked meats from Team FIB BBQ, and homemade masa tamales.
Plus, wash it all down with a signature lemonade rum punch, craft or domestic beers, or make it a real downtown Oswego experience and sample from the Oswego Brewing Company!
Thanks to sponsors Chiro One, rock all night in downtown Oswego for two great causes.
Partial proceeds from Oswego Beats & Eats will fund music programs at Oswego schools and lunch programs at the Oswego Senior Center.
Last Community Conversations Open House to be held Aug. 23
Are you curious about what’s happening with the Village of Oswego’s water supply? Want to know more about where your tax dollars are going? Interested in learning more about downtown Oswego development projects or plans for Wolf’s Crossing Road?
Each summer, the Village of Oswego hosts a series of Community Conversations, giving residents an opportunity to talk one-on-one with Village staff members and elected officials right in their neighborhoods.
Community Conversations are happening this summer at three locations in Oswego:
Thursday, June 21
Fox Chase Elementary
260 Fox Chase Dr. N, Oswego
Wednesday, July 18
520 Secretariat Ln, Oswego
Thursday, August 23
Prairie Point Elementary
3650 Grove Rd, Oswego
All Community Conversations begin at 6 p.m. and include short presentations from Village of Oswego staff on hot topics throughout the Village. The rest of the evening will be an Open House format -- learn about different Village departments and initiatives, ask questions and get answers.
Community Conversations are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Jenette Sturges, Community Engagement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-551-2392.
Last Day to Comment: Bring Metra to Oswego
The Oswego Village Board on Tuesday night unanimously voiced their support of making Metra Service in Oswego a high priority for the Chicago area, and is asking residents to do the same.
On Tuesday, July 17, the Board approved a resolution asking the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to elevate the Oswego Metra station to a ‘high priority,’ a designation that indicates that a project is both needed and eligible for federal funding.
Approximately once every decade, CMAP develops a new master document that guides agencies and lawmakers as they decide which major infrastructure projects to fund and build. The latest plan, called the ON TO 2050 Plan, is currently in the public comment period. If CMAP elevates the priority of the Metra station, it will increase the chances that state and Federal funding will be made available to start in the project in the future.
“We know that Metra service is something that is needed in Oswego, and that it’s something our residents have been waiting for a very long time,” said Village Administrator Dan Di Santo. “What our Village Board said last night in voting for this resolution is that this project is ready for the next step so that we can begin making this dream a reality.”
More Kendall County communities are expected to pass similar resolutions in upcoming weeks.
How residents can help
Residents, business owners, and other interested members of the public are encouraged to visit https://www.cmap.illinois.gov/2050/draft/comments to voice their support for Metra in Oswego.
In addition to public comments on the CMAP website, residents can comment by email to ONTO2050@cmap.illinois.gov, by phone at 312-454-0400, and by mail to Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), 233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606.
“By coming together as a community, both in Oswego and as a region, we demonstrate commitment to this project and our capacity to collaborate on significant projects,” said Village President Gail Johnson. “I encourage our residents to contact CMAP and make their voices heard on this issue.”
For more information on the CMAP ON TO 2050 Comprehensive Regional Plan, visit http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/onto2050.
Fox River Cleanup
The Village of Oswego’s ECO Commission is partnering with the Prairie State Canoeists and Water Trail Keepers to clean up the bank of the Fox River on Saturday, Aug. 4, and is seeking volunteers.
Volunteers will help clean the banks of the Oswego and Montgomery riverfront, collecting trash from the river and shorelines, from Violet Patch Park to Hudson Crossing Park and including the confluence of Waubonsie Creek and the Fox River.
The ECO Commission will award a $25 prize for the most unusual item retrieved from the river, and volunteers will get lunch, provided by the ECO Commission.
Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Violet Patch Park then be assigned to teams to cover specific areas. Bring works gloves and wear mud boots, if possible. Lunch is served at noon at Hudson Crossing Park.
Volunteers must be 13 years old to participate in the land-based portion of the event. Ages 10 and up are welcome to participate in the land-based portion of the cleanup with an accompanying adult. Scouts and other community groups are encouraged to sign up.
Canoes and kayaks join in on the fun
In addition to the ECO Commission, the Prairie State Canoeists and the Water Trail Keepers will also contribute to the cleanup. Canoeists will lead the cleanup on the water using their own canoes, kayaks and tools, and there will be a car shift at 8:30 a.m. from Montgomery Park, located river right, downstream from the Montgomery Dam and upstream from the Mill Street bridge.
To volunteer on land, contact the Village of Oswego at 630-554-3242. To volunteer on water with your own kayak or canoe, visit prairiestatecanoeists.org.
In the event that the Fox River is flooded and fast, 1,000 cu. ft. per second as measured at the Montgomery Dam gauge, the cleanup will be postponed to another date.
If you go
What: Fox River Cleanup
When: Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, 9 a.m. to Noon
Where: Fox River, Montgomery to Oswego. On foot, meet at Violet Patch Park. On water, meet at Montgomery Park.
Sign up by calling 630-554-3242 (on foot) or prairiestatecanoeists.org (on water).
Drive N Dine at the Park N Ride: Coco
The Village of Oswego and the United City of Yorkville invite you to experience all the retro fun of a drive-in movie at approximately 8:10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, with a screening of Coco at the Park N Ride lot, on Station Drive in Oswego.
The two communities have joined together to show ‘Coco’ on the giant inflatable screen for a real drive-in movie experience with this soon-to-be classic from Pixar.
Join aspiring musician Miguel on his unforgettable journey to the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer, and overturn his family’s ancestral ban on music. Coco is recommended for ages 7 and up by Common Sense Media.
Tune your car’s radio into the radio station announced at the event grounds to listen to the film’s audio, featuring an Oscar-winning soundtrack, from the comfort of your car.
Plus, enjoy pre-movie activities for the kids, a bounce house, and food vendors including The Wurst Kitchen, Kona Ice, and the adjacent Steve Buresh’s Cheesecake and Sandwich Shop, who will offer tempting treats to enjoy while you watch the film.
A portion of the lot will be reserved up front for movie-goers who want to watch up close. Bring your chairs to stake out a spot.
Bring the whole family! The Dine N Drive at the Park N Ride is a free event for all ages, brought to you by a shared services partnership between the United City of Yorkville and the Village of Oswego to provide more services to our residents more efficiently. Pre-film activities begin at 7 p.m., with the film beginning at sundown, approximately 8:10 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Park N Ride, Station Drive, Oswego.
About the Park N Ride
The Park N Ride lot is located at the north end of Station Drive in Oswego, navigable by GPS at 1000 Station Drive, Oswego. Before the movie, join elected officials from Oswego and Yorkville to learn more about the BNSF train corridor and what our communities are doing to secure funding to bring Metra commuter rail service to Kendall County.
For more free family-friendly events happening throughout Oswego and Yorkville, check out www.GoOswego.org and www.yorkville.il.us.