About Tony Scott

The author (left) and his cat, Joe.

The author (left) and his cat, Joe.

Tony Scott is a community journalist with more than 15 years of experience covering politics, government, business, real estate, education and many other issues.

Tony was a full-time journalist and occasional columnist for the Record Newspapers, based in Yorkville, Ill., covering Yorkville, Oswego and Montgomery, Ill. Tony left the Record Newspapers in mid-2015, and since then his work has been published in the Chicago Tribune, Aurora Beacon-News, the Elburn and Sugar Grove Heralds, the Voice (Aurora, Ill., weekly), Downtown Auroran magazine and others.

From his years of experience covering news and building sources, Tony has a familiarity with the inner workings of government and politics, particularly at the local level. He particularly enjoys sitting down and talking with people, learning their story, and crafting an article that reflects the emotional and factual aspects of the story. He is comfortable working with deadlines and is a stickler for grammar and AP Style.

A Wisconsin native, Tony lived in Illinois, Arizona and California in his youth before moving to Illinois (again) in high school. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. He’s lived in the Kendall County area, for the most part, since 1992.

In his spare time, he collects vinyl records and other old things, catches as much live music as possible, and raises his two obese cats, Joe and Porkchop.