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Yorkville Man Arrested for Allegedly Kicking Deputy, Agitating K9 Amid Investigation in Aurora

A Yorkville man was arrested for Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer after he allegedly kicked a Kane County Sheriff's deputy in the leg in Aurora on Tuesday. According to the Kane County Sheriff's Office, deputies pulled over a vehicle being driven by 36-year-old Jenica Kasiewicz of Aurora for sp


ROUNDUP: L-P girls basketball edges Yorkville

Rhiannon Skoog and Aubrie Roda each scored 16 points Thursday as the La Salle-Peru girls basketball team edged Yorkville 48-46 in a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference crossover in La Salle.


Yorkville Big Band dance, concert this Sunday at Legion

The 21-piece Yorkville Big Band is inviting the community to end their weekend with some swingin' tunes and dancing at the Yorkville American Legion. The band and Patricia Ray will offer dance lessons at the Legion this Sunday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by a band performance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m


Kendall Sheriff's Sergeant Accused Of Driving 120 MPH: Police

YORKVILLE, IL — The Kendall County Sheriff's Office released a statement Wednesday just hours after a Yorkville Police Department officer pulled over an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff's Office Patrol Sergeant for speeding, police said. According to a Yorkville police report, Mark W. Bunting, 38, of


Yorkville Woman, 30, Found Dead In Aurora Basement: Police

AURORA, IL --- Police in Aurora are investigating the death of a 30-year-old Yorkville woman whose body was found in a basement of an Aurora apartment building Tuesday. Kristina L. Davies, of the 7700 block of Madeline Drive, Yorkville, was found deceased by two men who were doing maintenance on the


Yorkville Police Sued For Excessive Force, False Arrest

PLAINFIELD, IL — The City of Yorkville and two of its police officers are facing a federal lawsuit after one of those officers taunted and arrested an elderly woman and her emotionally distressed son in September 2017.


Illinois Emergency Management Agency warns residents to brace for weekend storm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to prepare for this weekend's blast of winter weather, which is forecasted to dump between 4"-8" of snow on northern Illinois, followed by cold arctic air that will bring single digit temperatures to the state.


No injuries after fire breaks out at McDonald’s in Aurora

AURORA, Ill. — No one was injured after a fire broke out at a restaurant in Aurora Thursday afternoon. The fire started at a McDonald's in the 1000 block of North Lake Street. The restaurant had reportedly been closed for renovations.


Illinois governor signs sweeping gun reform bill into law

CHICAGO (WCIA) - Just days after being sworn in as Illinois governor, JB Pritzker signed a sweeping gun reform bill into law. The legislation requires firearms dealers in Illinois to obtain state licenses.


Boys basketball: Canaday's spirit helps lift DeKalb past Yorkville

DeKalb races to 27-point lead in under 11 minutes of play to end losing skid versus Yorkville. DeKALB – Team Canaday dominated in every facet of the game Wednesday. For one night, the DeKalb boys basketball team donned Christopher Canaday’s favorite color – green – in pregame and did not hit a red l


Joliet Woman Arrested on Drug Charges in Oswego

A Joliet woman was arrested on drug charges following an investigation into alleged drug possession and delivery. Twenty-six-year-old Leah Genens of Luna Rd. in Joliet was arrested around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday at a retailer in the 2300 block of Route 34 in Oswego.


Mystery Diner: Belladonna Tea & Coffee a classy win for Yorkville

When Belladonna Tea & Coffee moved from Sandwich to Yorkville in late 2018, it was a win for Yorkville’s downtown. I recently set out to visit the new eatery and was very pleased at what I found.


Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse: When To See Red In Illinois

ILLINOIS — A supermoon and total lunar eclipse will coincide Jan. 20-21 in a rare celestial occurrence that will be visible across North America. Whether you'll be able to see this event — also known for reasons we'll get into later as a "blood moon" and a "wolf moon" — in Illinois is dependent on t


Hilltop Gardeners install officers for 2019

The newly elected slate of officers for the board of Hilltop Gardeners was installed at the Jan. 10 meeting at Oswego Public Library. The library is the new meeting place for the club’s regular monthly meetings, which are held on the second Thursday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m.


Aurora man accused of shooting two people at Montgomery restaurant

A 21-year-old Aurora man was arrested Wednesday and accused of shooting two people at Rosati’s Pizza in Montgomery last week, Montgomery police said. Josua C. Matias was apprehended Wednesday in St. Charles by agents of the U.S. Marshal’s Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was want


Extension Hosts Retirement Celebration for Longtime Leader Sandra Davis

University of Illinois Extension will celebrate County Director Sandra I. Davis, of Newark, at a retirement open house on Friday, Jan. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Yorkville. Davis – who currently serves as the County Director for DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties – will retire at the end of the month fro


Federal Suit Filed Against City, Yorkville PD Officers in Johnson Case

A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the City of Yorkville, a now former Yorkville Police Sgt. and a Yorkville Police officer involved in an alleged police misconduct issue from 2017.


The Polar Vortex Has Fractured, Illinois Will Get Hit Hard

Illinois residents had it very easy in December and the first half of January, but severe and punishing weather changes are ahead, that may last up to six to eight weeks, thanks to a fracture in the Polar Vortex.


Police Training In Downtown Oswego

OSWEGO, IL — The Oswego Police Department will be conducting a training exercise Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17 in the downtown Oswego area of Adams and Jackson Streets. Oswego police are notifying the public of the training exercise in case they see the police activity in that area.


Fire Breaks Out at Suburban Restaurant, Officials Say

A large fire has broken out at a fast food restaurant in suburban Aurora, leading authorities to ask residents to avoid the area. The fire reportedly broke out at the McDonald’s, located in the 1000 block of North Lake, on Thursday afternoon. Footage of the scene shows large flames leaping from the