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Fourth of July Fireworks

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready for a show! Oswego’s annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display will be held at dusk, approximately 9 p.m., on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Prairie Point Park. The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, July 5.Home of the Hoagy

Weather updates

Weather information and other real-time updates for the show will be available on the Village of Oswego’s Facebook page. Like or follow @VillageofOswego for notifications, including weather-related postponements and emergency evacuation instructions in inclement weather.

Social distancing measures in effect
Patrons are asked to do their part to keep themselves and their neighbors healthy. Wear a mask, remain at least six feet part from other parties, and if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. Residents who can view the fireworks from their homes or vehicles are encouraged to watch them from those locations.

Parking and traffic
Prairie Point Community Park is located at 4120 Plainfield Road, between Plainfield and Grove Roads. Parking is available at Traughber Junior High School, Eastview Elementary, Prairie Point Elementary and Oswego High School. Handicapped accessible parking will be available at the Oswego School District’s bus lot, 100 Plank Road.

Traffic and parking restrictions will be in effect on streets surrounding the park prior to and immediately following the fireworks. Temporary ‘no parking’ signs will be posted and enforced at the following locations:

  • Franklin Street, on the fire hydrant side only
  • Wilmette Avenue
  • Calumet Street
  • Woolley Road between Plainfield Road and Colchester Drive
  • Bell Court
  • Plainfield Road between Route 71 and Linden Drive
  • Grove Road between Plainfield Road and Arboretum Way
  • The Prairie Point Park parking lot adjacent to the shoot zone

Regular ‘no parking’ signs are posted along both sides of Stonehill Drive, Theodore Drive, Templeton Drive, and Plank Road. These will also be enforced. Please remember that parking on private property is prohibited without prior permission from the landowner.

To alleviate congestion, traffic patterns will be changed at several intersections around the park. Those areas include:

  • Motorists exiting both parking lots of Oswego High School and Eastview Elementary will only be allowed to travel northbound on Route 71.
  • Motorists traveling east on Franklin Street will only be allowed to turn southbound onto Route 71.
  • Motorists exiting Stonehill Road onto Wolf’s Crossing Road will be required to turn eastbound onto Wolf’s Crossing Road.
  • Motorists exiting Stonehill Road onto Woolley Road will be required to turn eastbound onto Woolley Road.
  • Motorists exiting from the Traughber Junior High School lot will only be allowed to travel northbound on Colchester Drive or eastbound on Woolley Road.
  • Motorists will not be allowed to travel on West Washington Street towards downtown. All traffic on East Washington will only be allowed to travel northbound or southbound on Route 71. No through traffic will be allowed.

Oswego police officers, community service officers, and police explorers will be located at intersections to direct traffic. Please consider carpooling and remain patient while traffic is clearing.

For your safety, the shoot zone is a restricted area. Monitor children closely near this area. The shoot zone, located near the Prairie Point soccer fields, will be clearly marked with a yellow rope.

No alcoholic beverages are permitted. While dogs are permitted, pet owners are reminded that many dogs are frightened by fireworks and that the Fourth of July is the biggest day of the year for lost dog reports. Often, it is best to leave your pet home, in a quiet, secure environment.

Thank you to our rocket sponsor, RV's Home of the Hoagy for supporting this community event. 


Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

From our partners at the Kendall County Health Department:

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting 1,013 cases of coronavirus (COVID19), 717 in recovery, and deaths remain at 23.

That includes 298 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

 

 

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.


Entertainment Venue Open House

The Village of Oswego will host an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, to solicit feedback on a new entertainment venue and park planned for Station Drive.

The park will be located on the north end of Station Drive, near the Park N Ride lot and future Metra station, on Oswego’s west side. It will include an amphitheater to be used as a community amenity for concerts, festivals and local performing arts groups, as well as green space open to the community.

At the July 1 open house, residents will be able to view site plans and view and comment on multiple design proposals for the amphitheater, as well as ask questions about the proposed venue.

The open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, at Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill. Social distancing precautions will be in place, and residents are asked to wear face masks inside Village Hall.

Can't make it in person?

Residents who do not wish to attend in person can view exhibits, submit comments, and ask questions online prior to and following the open house. Click here for our Online Comment Card

For more information on this open house and the entertainment venue, contact Village Administrator Dan Di Santo at 630-551-2360 or ddisanto@oswegoil.org.


Participate in the June 23 Village Board Meeting

The Village of Oswego will hold its regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole and Village Board meetings on Tuesday, June 23, including remote public participation in compliance with the statewide Stay at Home Order.

The Committee of the Whole will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23. 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. 

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.
  • Give your comment live by phone. Email publiccomment@oswegoil.org or call 630-554-3259 by 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting, and leave your name, address, phone number, and the topic on which you’d like to speak. Our staff will call you during the meeting and will put you on speakerphone so that you can give your comment live. Please be by your phone when the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Staff will let the line ring four times before moving onto the next speaker.
  • You may also still 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.

To watch the meeting from home, you have two options:

  • Watch the webinar live at StreamUS.oswegoil.org. You’ll see those elected officials, staff members, and other participants who are attending remotely.
  • Watch the livestream at http://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.  You’ll see those elected officials, staff members, and other participants who are attending in person at Oswego Village Hall.
  • 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 hear the audio of the meeting through our webinar service.

As always, those giving public comment are asked to abide by the Village’s civility code, which is available here

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.­­

 


Streetsweeping underway

Summer streetsweeping has begun throughout the Village of Oswego. Streetsweeping is conducted multiple times a year to remove debris that accumulates in gutters and storm sewers, which can cause flooding and drainage issues. 

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


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