Oswego has a
population of over 30,000 residents, making it the largest municipality in
Kendall County, Illinois. Much of Oswego's history coincides with the
development of the automobile as it is a hub for three different highways.
Between 1955 and 1979, the town had a drag strip on which drivers from all over
the mid-west challenged each other with their custom-built muscle cars. Though
it is now closed, residents still hold festivals to celebrate the Drag Strip Days.