I am the former local Editor of the Oswego Patch and Yorkville Patch, released during a restructure between AOL and Hale Global.
Currently I am a freelancer for the Oswego/Aurora area. I cover a variety of topics including human interest stories, business, school and local government.
I am seeking a future job in the public relations / community relations field, so if you have any leads I would more than appreciate them!
An amendment to the Illinois Adoption Act recently reunited one Oswego man with the mother he never knew. Matt Fyda never knew his birth mother. The 31-year-old Oswego man was given up for adoption shortly after he was born in 1980 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Restaurant owners have asked for funds for water main changes and for service to a retaining wall. The Oswego Village Board will be voting at its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, on whether to provide reimbursement for two separate projects for the Firehouse Pizza and Pub, after much discussion at its last meeting.
Kendall County coroner calls case one of the most difficult he's handled. OUTSIDE CHICAGO -- A neighbor of the man who was found dead in his garage along with his 4-year-old son said Thursday afternoon he was a "really nice guy." "It was a complete shock to everybody," said neighbor Andrew Meyer, 18.
"I just kept thinking to myself, he's going to fall in, he's going to fall in," Boy Scout recalls. "And then he fell in." Eighth-grader Zac Thomas doesn't always pick his younger brother up from school at Fox Chase Elementary. But on Jan.
Parents and students spoke at length at the Monday night board meeting against the change, which will go into effect for the 2013-2014 school year. Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, students at the Oswego high schools will be required to take six classes instead of the seven classes offered this year.
Chris Baker, founder of INK 180, provides free cover-up tattoos to sex trafficking victims and old gang members. There's normally a story behind a tattoo. If that's the case, then Oswego resident and tattoo artist Chris Baker has seen a whole lot of stories and helped to write hundreds of new chapters.
Her love of books is evident to anyone who steps into her class, with custom shelves filled to overflowing with all sorts of titles and comfy beanbag chairs for readers to sit on while they peruse the collection.
The program provides students enrolled in the free or reduced lunch and breakfast programs food items so they have additional food and snacks to eat over the weekend while they're away from school. And according to Long Beach principal Phil Murray, there are many students in the school that could benefit from the program.
The decision comes following an audit of the special education program that was presented to the board in early February. "Through the audit we learned that we own 67 percent of students served in the co-op. There are obviously some financial issues there," said Oswego Superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt at the Monday night school board meeting.