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Early Voting begins at Oswego Village Hall

Voters in Kendall County can avoid the lines on Election Day and vote early at Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill, beginning Monday, Oct. 12, through Thursday, Oct. 29, in the upcoming Nov. 3 General Election.

Early voting hours at Oswego Village Hall are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Residents who are not registered to vote may register during early voting, however, they must cast their ballot at the time of registration. To register, bring two forms of identification, with at least one documenting your current address.

Want to vote even earlier?

Early voting begins at the Kendall County Clerk’s Office, 111 Fox Street, Yorkville, on Thursday, Sept. 24. Check the Kendall County Clerk’s website, https://www.co.kendall.il.us/offices/county-clerk-recorder/election-voter-information for voting hours.

For more information

This information is being passed along as a service to our residents, however, the Kendall County Clerk’s Office is the official source for information on related to elections. For additional information and answers to all your questions about voting in the Nov. 3 General Election, visit the Kendall County Clerk’s Election website at https://www.co.kendall.il.us/offices/county-clerk-recorder/election-voter-information.


Pick up a pumpkin Oct. 10 at the future home of the Oswego Entertainment Venue

Pick up a pumpkin Oct. 10 at the future home of the Oswego Entertainment Venue

It’s autumn in Oswego! Celebrate fall by decorating your front porch with a free pumpkin, courtesy of the Village of Oswego.

Residents can stop by the site of the future Oswego Entertainment Venue on Station Drive to pick up their free pumpkin between noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. Children are encouraged to come in costume.

The future Oswego Entertainment Venue is coming soon to the 1000 block of Station Drive, near the Park N Ride parking lot. For pumpkin pick-up, head to the Park N Ride lot. Staff and volunteers will be there to greet and direct you.

Five-hundred pumpkins are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to Oswego residents.

Thank you to our sponsors Allied First Bank, Byline Bank, and First Midwest Bank!

Public health precautions remain in effect. Staff and volunteers will be observing guidelines from state and local health authorities, including distancing and face masks. Residents are asked to wear a face masks when interacting with staff and volunteers. 

 

Join in on an Oswego scavenger hunt

Autumn in Oswego is filled with crunchy golden leaves, the scent of pumpkin spice from your favorite local shops, and fun for ghosts and goblins of all ages. Get outside and have some fall fun with our Community Drive-Around Scavenger Hunt – and benefit a great cause, too!

The Community Drive-Around Scavenger Hunt will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. This family-friendly event offers a chance for your ghosts and goblins to dress up, decorate the car, and explore the Oswego community by car. Form a team from members of your household, and drive through town following clues and snapping photos of your family with Halloween props. Up to $100 in gift certificates will be awarded.  Registration is $20 in advance at $25 at the door, and net proceeds from the event benefit the Kendall County Food Pantry.

Register and get more details at https://oswegocommunityscavengerhunt.eventbrite.com


Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

From our partners at the Kendall County Health Department:

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting 2120 cases of coronavirus (COVID19), 1574 in-recovery and 26 deaths.

That includes 603 cases in the Oswego 60543 ZIP code, as reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 Data Dashboard
Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 Information Page

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds us that COVID-19 is a new disease revealing limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. However, based on currently available information and clinical expertise, the following individuals might be at higher risk for severe illness:

  • People 65 years and older
  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility

People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:

  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • People who have serious heart conditions
  • People who are immunocompromised 
    • Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications.
  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
  • People with diabetes
  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
  • People with liver disease

Regardless of our real or perceived level of risk we all must continue to practice frequent handwashing, respiratory etiquette, physical distancing, and stay home if feeling unwell.

 

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.


Special storm-related brush collection starts Monday, Aug. 17

The Village of Oswego's Public Works Department will collect brush caused by storm damage beginning Monday, Aug. 17. All brush resulting from storm damage must be placed neatly at the curb, with all cut ends facing the same direction, as shown in the photo above, by 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17.

Crews will make one pass down each street, and will not return for brush that is not placed out on time.

Please note that this collection is intended for brush generated by the storms on Monday, Aug. 10. A regularly scheduled brush collection for the remainder of your brush will be conducted the week of Monday, Oct. 5, in Zone A and Monday, Oct. 12, for Zone B.

If you have questions about this special collection, please contact the Public Works Department at 630-554-3242.


See Wild Daisy perform live-streamed Aug. 15

Wild Daisy logo

Our summer at-home festival season continues with Wild Daisy! Join the Village of Oswego for one of your favorite summer festival bands, right in your backyard, living room, or anywhere else you can stream, from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug 15!
 
Wild Daisy's reputation for high-quality, family-friendly crowd-pleasing fun brings high energy even to your live stream. This energetic, dynamic female-fronted upbeat country band (with a few pop/rock songs tossed in) were a crowd favorite at last year's Wine on the Fox! This show will feature their three-piece acoustical set. 


Set the screen up, bring your snacks, drinks and dancing shoes, and tune in to watch on the @GoOswego Facebook page live from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15.
 


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