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United City of Yorkville
Below is a link to a consumer spending survey created by The Retail Coach which the City has posted to their website and social media outlets for input.  We would like to reach as many consumers as possible.  The more responses we get the better.  The survey is live now and will be up for a period of 30 days.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YorkvilleConsumerSpendingSurvey


The Office Works, Inc. - Merger Announcement!
We are pleased to announce that The Office Works, Inc. has merged with Source One, effective January 21, 2015.  Source One is an independent office products dealer.

This merger means exciting things for our business and customers; it will improve and increase the products we have to offer.  For over 30 years, our mission has been to help you with your office and furniture needs by offering superior products and personal customer service.  We will continue to improve and invest in our customer's needs.

We will continue to have our storefront at 11 East Main Street in downtown Plano.  You may contact the store directly at 630-552-9810.  Our website will be redirected to our new partner's website www.officeitems.com.  Your password and login will remain the same.  We have made every effort to transfer over all information.  With this merger we will increase our staff and delivery area.  Nancy, Todd and Lisa will be some of the new voices you will be hearing.

We are excited about our new partnership in 2015.

Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau - Culinary Champions
Attention Aurora Area restaurants and foodies! The Mayors / Village Presidents for the Illinois communities of Aurora, Batavia, Big Rock, Hinckley, Montgomery, North Aurora, Plano, Sandwich, Sugar Grove and Yorkville will be judging and selecting the area's best Culinary Champions.

Registration for both the BEST SOUP (February 25) and the BEST DESSERT (March 5) will be held together.  If you know a restaurant that has great food in these categories, please have them email me to enter!

Enter Culinary Champions:
To participate, contact Mike Pfeiffer, Group Sales Agent for the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-630-256-3194 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Check out the AACVB website!


BH Martial Arts - The Art of Self-Defense:  Hap Ki Do
1.  Students will learn the following HapKiDo techniques:
Escape a clothing or wrist grab with 7 different techniques; Avoid, block and counter act a punch or push; Evade and protect yourself from a knife or gun attack; Reduce risk of injury to head andbody by learning how to fall safely;
Control breathing with a Korean breathing technique called Dan Jeon Breathe; Kicking techniques with proper form and accuracy.

2. All classes will be taught by Master Cho. Listed below is a brief summary of his extensive certificates and credentials :
7th Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do; Head of International Dept. of the Heuk Choo Kwan; Technical Director of the Heuk Choo Kwan Association and World Hap Ki Do Competitor Federation; 1st Class International Referee License of Hap Ki DO; 1ST Class Referee of Korean Hap Ki Do Competition; Association Education Instructor at Korean Martial Arts School; Demonstration Director of the Black Eagles Central Demonstration Team; Supervisor of Hap Ki Do seminars

January 10, 17, 24, 31  Total 4 sessions
Where:  Bh Martial Arts, 664 W. Veterans Pkwy, Yorkville
Time:  12-1pm
Email or visit to RSVP:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone: 630-553-2245
www.BHmartialarts.net

Fox Country Players present A Night of Broadway - Disney Edition
Fundraiser Concert and Silent Auction
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Silent Auction begins at 6:00 pm - Concert begins at 7:00 pm
Yorkville Congregational Church

Join Fox Country Players for their fourth annual "A Night of Broadway" Fundraiser Concert  and Silent Auction!  This year's concert features all Disney songs performed by some of the Fox Valley's best vocalists. 

The evening includes a silent auction showcasing products from local businesses.  Do you have an item to donate?  This is a fantastic marketing opportunity - your business name will be prominently displayed and you are welcome to include any marketing materials with your contribution.  Donations are completely tax deductible and all proceeds from the evening benefit the students attending Fox Country Player's Theatre Arts Academy that will take place this July. Anyone wishing to contribute items for the auction should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sense of Samadhi Yoga Studio & Satya Healing Market
202 Bridge Street, Yorkville; 630-881-1095
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Gong & Bowl Sound Meditation
Saturday, January 24th at 7pm
Preston Klik's Ocean of Devotion Gong & Bowl Sound Meditation 

Shamanic Guided Meditation
February 20th, 2015
Start your weekend right! Come to Sense of Samadhi and find relaxation, rejuvenation and healing. You will be guided on an unforgettable shamanic journey into the realms. Take the time to connect with Source and find your bliss.
Cost $10; Monica Tyler - Shamanic Practitioner  

Sankalpa Fest at Sense of Samadhi Yoga Studio
Saturday, February 28th, 9am-7am
Set your intention for the New Year!  Workships all day - 3 options per hour  

More News:
200 HR YOGA Teacher Training Starts in March!  Sign up today!

Costa Rica 2015!
Join us! April 11-18th


Fox River Academy of Music and Art
WINTER QUARTER ART CLASSES listed in our Winter 2014-15 Catalog.   LINK TO OUR WINTER 2014-15 CLASS CATALOG

IMPORTANT  DATES:
Sunday, January 25
Full Studio Recital Series; Oswego Village Hall; 1:00 or 3:00pm

Sunday, January 25
Piano/Voice Recital- Students of Brittany Schmutzler; Oswego Village Hall; 5:00pm



St. Patrick Prolife Committee is partnering with Cornerstone Young Women’s Learning Center to offer a showing of Gimme Shelter at the Yorkville NCG Theater, 1505 North Bridge Street, on January 25th at 1 p.m.  Tickets are $7 and can be ordered in advance by calling (630) 553-6671 or stop by the parish office. 


Catholic Schools Week begins on January 25th and will kick off at St. Mary Catholic School in Plano with an Open House.  The community is welcome to attend from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You will have a chance to meet the teachers, tour the school and find out what Catholic School has to offer your child.  We offer Before and After school care, conference sports, advanced math, technology, full day kindergarten and more. 

Join us at St. Patrick’s each week for Mass offered Saturday, 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with our contemporary Praise and Worship band.  All are welcome!
St. Patrick Church and Parish Center is located at 406 Walnut Street, Yorkville, IL 60560.  Checkout more details and links to inspiring videos on our website, www.stpatrickyorkville.org.


The Chocolate Shoppe - Super Bowl Sunday
Super Bowl Oreos - The Chocolate Shoppe features some really fun Super Bowl treats for your game day partying needs! We have hand-decorated football shaped chocolate covered Oreos, hand-decorated football shaped chocolate covered strawberries, and of course, our two most popular tailgating platters - the snack platter, and the amazing chocolate covered bacon platter! These platters can be designed to feed 10 people or 100 people:
•Our Snack Platter features 6 of our most popular snack items including chocolate covered potato chips, graham crackers, 3-ring pretzels, Oreo cookies, rice crispy treats and salted caramels. The platter will be decorated with your favorite team's colors (price is based on type of piece and how many are needed).
•Our Bacon Platter features our most well-known products including chocolate covered bacon strips, bacon bark, bacon caramels, bacon turtles, salted caramel Pigolates (bacon truffles) or sweet jalapeno pecan Pigolates, and our amazing caramel popcorn drizzled with milk chocolate and bacon bits (price is based on type of piece and how many are needed).
•Strawberry Football Platter - 25 chocolate covered strawberries decorated as footballs for just $55.

To order our Super Bowl specials, please call us by Monday, January 26th at 630.553.3355. Pickup is available until 6 PM on January 31st (we are closed on Super Bowl Sunday), and delivery is available for a small fee (FREE delivery to Yorkville).

Yorkville American Legion info for January
Jan. 26th-
T
rivia from 6:30-8:30.  Burger and draft beer for $2.00.
Jan. 31st-
Women's Auxiliary indoor garage sale.  Contact Diane Dillow at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. All are welcome.

Kendall County Food Pantry and Pregnancy Information Center - Expanding our Territory     1 Chronicles 4:10
Pregnancy Information Center is proud to announce the opening of our 2nd location!  Kendall County Food Pantry has invited us to partner with them in serving our community in the Kendall County area.

Please join us for a tour of the Kendall County Food Pantry & see our beautiful Mobile Office space.
Open House & Tours
Tuesday, January 27th
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
208 Beaver St • Yorkville, IL

Your attendence and support would be greatly appreciated! Feel free to bring family and invite friends to this event!
Appetizers and Refreshments will be served.
If you have any questions, please call 630.896.8600

Aurora University's Human Resource Institute Presents - Taboo Topix Live! Not Your Typical Anti-Harassment Training @ AU’s Orchard Center on Thursday, January 29th from 7:30am – 9am

“Taboo Topix Live!” is an engaging and educational performance training on workplace harassment and discrimination. Laurie Huspen, president of Valuable Resources, Co. will be joined by several actors as they dive into the taboo topics that fall under Title VII. Some of the topics include: unwelcome advances, requests for favors, and harassment regarding an individual’s age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, and/or disability.

Aurora University’s Orchard Center, 2245 Sequoia Drive, Aurora, IL 60506 (near the interchange of I-88 and Orchard Road). Take the elevator to the third floor.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.:  Registration, networking, and continental breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.:  Presentation

Space is limited, please RSVP at: https://applynow.aurora.edu/register/HRI … For more information contact Ed Miranda at 630-947-8923 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About AU’s Center for Adult and Graduate Studies

Fox Valley United Way - Souper Bowl of Caring
On Saturday, January 31, 2015 we will hold our annual Souper Bowl of Caring food drive. Come on out and help us fill the shelves at the Aurora Interfaith and the Kendall County Food Pantries!
You can make a significant difference with your cash donation. This year, a $1.00 donation will give the food pantries the ability to purchase $8.00 worth of food at the food bank. Your donations will go directly to our food pantries to purchase food from the food bank. Donate now

Or, come out and visit us at these stores on January 31st
in support the Souper Bowl of Caring:
Jewel-Osco, Orchard Road, Oswego
Jewel-Osco, Veterans Parkway, Yorkville  
Jewel-Osco, Eola Road, Aurora
Jewel-Osco, West Galena Blvd., Aurora
Jewel-Osco, Route 47, Sugar Grove
Prisco's Fine Foods, Prairie Street, Aurora

Last year's Souper Bowl of Caring collected more than 2,273 pounds of food, and with $4,279 in cash donations, the food pantries purchased an additional $34,232 worth of bulk groceries. A big thank you to all who volunteered or donated!  
Click the link below to learn more about this year’s Souper Bowl of Caring food drive.
http://www.uwfoxvalley.org/souper-bowl-caring-food-drive

Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus is offering affordable Wellness Health Screenings
To help you Live a Longer, Healthier Life
Every weekday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Walk-ins welcome
FREE blood pressure readings 7- days a week – 8a.m. to 2p.m.
Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus - 105 Saravanos Yorkville IL 60560 - 630-553-8200
Easy to understand results on all tests available within one week!

Choose from:
$35 Heart Healthy Screening – includes total cholesterol, LDL and HDL cho¬lesterol, triglycerides, and glucose for type 2 diabetes (or, for $20 choose the Heart Smart Screening which includes cholesterol and glucose only)

$40 Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) screening – check for blockages in the arteries that carry blood to the arms and legs.

$40 Carotid Artery Screening – check for blockages or narrowing of the carotid arteries in your neck to reduce your risk for stroke.

$40 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening – sometimes the ab¬dominal aorta at the center of the chest and abdomen becomes enlarged and at risk of rupturing.

$100 Artery Screening Bundle – have all three artery screenings above (PAD, carotid, and AAA) at a discounted price of $100.

$50 Vitamin D Screening – not enough Vitamin D in your blood can lead to weak and soft bones, while too much Vitamin D can damage bones, soft tissue and kidneys.

$50 Testosterone Screening – as a man ages, the amount of testosterone in the body gradually declines. Check for testosterone deficiency through this simple blood test.

Call the Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus at 630-553-8200 for more information
IMMEDIATE CARE OPEN  7-Days a week – No appointment needed
Route 47 is now completely open South of the river


Yoga for Life:

Happy New Year to Everyone!!!!
With the new year comes new goals for health, happiness and well being. Yoga is a great way to inspire the journey to reach those goals and Yoga for Life is the place to make it happen.

The class schedule for January will remain the same as in December offering classes 5 days a week and various levels making yoga for everyone.  Spread the word and stock up now online through the Web Store at www.yogaforlife1.com.
Namaste,
Terri Corrigan
Yoga for Life
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630-248-2982


Mutual Ground
2nd Annual Blood Drive  
When: Friday February 6th
Where: Mutual Ground, Heartland Mobile Blood Bus
Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Register by going to www.heartlandbc.org or by calling Wendy at 630-897-0084 ext. 142


Kendall County Fair Assoc. Inc.
Kendall County Fair Association located on Route 71 west of Route 47 south of Yorkville has 2 upcoming events. February 7 Yearly Winter Consignment Auction. Consignments range from Farm Machinery and Equipment to Cars, Pickup Trucks and Trucks, Construction Equipment to Lawn Mowers and Golf Carts, Household Appliances to hand tools and even Valuable Antiques consignments still welcome contact Kent Bateman at (630)918-2823 or check out the website for more info. And on February 14 the Fair Association and Newark FFA Alumni conduct their Annual Drawdown and Dinner. A Silent auction, a live auction, 50/50 drawings, as well as the drawdown drawing with a final cash award of $1500.00 make for a fun filled evening. Tickets still available call Mike Drendel at (630)330-7093 or again check out the website This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Funds earned by the fair go benefit operations and building funds. FFA Alumni funds benefit scholarships and Newark FFA Programs. Come, support and enjoy your local youth programs here in Kendall County and maybe you will come home with something you will enjoy for years.


Fox Valley Family YMCA
BABYSITTER LESSONS & SAFETY TRAINING COURSE (BLAST) - FEB. 7
Designed for kids age 11 to 14, this four-hour training program at our Central Branch will provide instruction in the fundamentals of child care, including household safety, preventing accidents, and pediatric first aid/CPR. Registration is limited to the first 12 participants. Class is taught by Liz Heriaud, a certified AHA CPR Instructor, parent of three, and former Girl Scout Leader. Call 630-552-4100 to register. $50

UPCOMING ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES
•    CO-ED VOLLEYBALL: Jan. 15 – April 9
•    MENS BASKETBALL: Feb. 22 – May 10
UPCOMING YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES
•    INDOOR FLOOR HOCKEY (ages 4-11): Feb. 1 – March 22
•    YOUTH DODGEBALL LEAGUE – West Branch: Feb. 21 – April 11
Register online or stop by our Central or West Branch locations.

3875 Eldamain Road  | Plano  |  630-552-4100
707 S. Main Street  |  Sandwich  |  815-786-9998
www.foxvalleyymca.org

Bridal Expo  - You are invited to Ellis House and Equestrian Center’s 3rd Annual Bridal Expo
Sunday, February 15, 2015
From 12pm – 4pm
13986 McKanna Road, Minooka, IL 60447
Admission is free, registration is appreciated
Food to Flowers, Limousines to Honeymoons ~ you’ll find a wide range of wedding merchants eager to please a variety of tastes and budgets
This is a one-stop shop for every Bride to find all of her needs in one place
For more information, please contact Tina Villarreal @ 630.552.5253 www.ellishec.com
Kendall Area Transit -
NEED A RIDE? DIAL: (877)IGO-4KAT (877)446-4528

On March 22, 2010, the first KAT ride was provided. Can you believe it’s almost FIVE YEARS since we took our first rider to the doctor? Over the past five years, KAT has grown tremendously. On March 18th the Voluntary Action Center is throwing a fundraiser/party to celebrate five years of community and public transportation for Kendall County. The event will showcase KAT history, offer guests food, beverages, and music, as well as help the VAC raise funds to continue doing what KAT was designed for: Providing rides to the community’s most needy and transit dependent populations!

Your sponsorship of the “5 Years and Counting “fundraiser will support the Voluntary Action Center to provide community transportation through Kendall Area Transit, which is vital to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and other community members wishing to live a more independent life. Every $100 raised will help VAC provide six (6) rides to community members in need. All donations stay in the community to support local services and will help improve the quality of life in Kendall County.

For more information and to fill out a Sponsorship Form, please click the following link:

Thank you for your support for community transportation!


Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare - Healthy Driven

Ready to take the Healthy Driven Challenge?  Your Healthy Driven effort begins at www.HealthyDriven.com where you can take the Danica Patrick Healthy Driven Challenge. Participants select challenges online or on a mobile device from three categories: Nutritional (for example, replace soda or juice with water for one week); Physical (take the stairs instead of the elevator at work) and Emotional (volunteer at a local charity). Completing the Challenge is one step toward a new healthy habit and is available to everyone. You can also become a repeat challenger by creating a log-in. You’ll receive a personalized photo message from Danica to share on Facebook or Twitter, along with a personalized Challenge dashboard, and be eligible to win a FitBit, fitness center membership and other valuable prizes.


Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrates National Mentoring Month January 2015
Now is the time to help positively change a child's life.  Visit our website and learn how you can get involved today.http://bbbs.org

Cornish Chiropractic is now accepting NEW PATIENTS and will be donating exam fees to Big Brothers Big Sisters!  Start your New Year well aligned and schedule your first exam today by visiting http://www.cornishchiropractic.com

Bowl For Kids' Sake
Bowling Season is fast approaching, and now is the time to form your teams.  This year's theme is Super Heroes, so don your cape and click the link below to create your team and start fundraising.   http://www.aurorabfks.kintera.org


Waubonsee Community College
Do your Social Media and Content Marketing Strategy seem a little thin? Improve your Internet Marketing skills at the 2nd Annual Fox Valley Internet Marketing Summit. Choose from 12 workshops taught by experts in Internet Marketing... read more

Adult Literacy Project
• Work with individual students learning English or basic literacy skills OR assist teachers in English as a Second Language (ESL) or Adult Basic Education (GED) classes
• Choose your own schedule
• Ongoing support and professional development
• Free training
Contact: Elsie Mills, Volunteer Tutor Coordinator
(630) 801 - 7900, ext. 4221 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Next Training:
January 17 & 24, 2015 (both days required)
9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aurora Campus
March 14 & 21
, 2015
(both days required)
9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aurora Campus

Preregistration required
Waubonsee Community College
18 S. River St., Aurora, IL 60506


Kendall County Food Pantry
This past December KCFP provided over 700 Christmas meals for families in our surrounding communities. In addition, partnering with Junior Women's Club we provided 1,793 toys and gifts for registered children and teens through the pantry. Our heating system installation was completed just in time for the bitter cold. For the first time in food pantry's history we will have heat for our clients during warehouse distribution!

As we continue to expand resources available to both our clients and the community, we are welcoming Pregnancy Information Center (PIC) into our building.  Sharing space with the Kendall Free Clinic PIC will be providing services to residents in Kendall County effective immediately. Come join us on Tuesday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m. for an open house as we welcome PIC into our community. This is a perfect time to tour the food pantry and get to know about the many new services we are providing this new year.

Lastly, after 6 six years as our volunteer pet coordinator MaryAnn Ryan is leaving us to retire to New Mexico and take on the role as coordinator of Spay New Mexico. While we will miss her hard work and dedication at the same time we welcome Consuello Vargas as the new pet food coordinator. Consuello is well known to many of our clients and will make a wonderful addition to our volunteer force.

Fox Valley Metro Disc Golf Club are hosting their 9th Annual Ice Bowl on Saturday, January 24th, 2015.  This is an annual tournament held during the winter to raise money for KCFP.  They are seeking Corporations, Organizations and individuals to help sponsor this event.  Sponsorships are available at $25 per hole, and they are also accepting merchandise, gift certificates, sports tickets, and memorabilia. 
Where:  Eagle Ridge/Civic Center Disc Golf Course- Oswego, IL
When:   Saturday, January 24th, 2015; Registration at 8:30-9:30AM; First round at 10:00AM
Format: 2 rounds (18 holes-free lunch-9 Holes-Award Presentation)
Player fee:  2 non perishable food items, plus $20 for all Amateur divisions ( Novice, Recreational and Advanced), $30 for Open/Pro division.  If interested contact Randy Moore 630-346-9483 and feel free to visit their website www.foxvalleymetrodiscgolfclub.com


SENIOR SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC.  IN YORKVILLE

Senior Services offers valuable information and assistance for those over 60 years of age.  It also offers meaningful ways to give back and to use your time earned talents and knowledge to help others.  You can learn more about programs and services at Senior Services and also the nationally recognized Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, RSVP, by calling 630-553-5777. Visit us at the Beecher Center, 908 Game Farm Road, Yorkville IL, 60560, or online at www.seniorservicesassoc.org. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/seniorservicesassoc


Hello Chamber Members, the editor of Dunamis Woman & Real Awesome Men Magazine is proud to tell you that Sheila Seraphin, an Independent Associate Representing Aflac, also a chamber member,  has been featured in an amazing empowerment publication called Dunamis Woman & Real Awesome Men Magazine which Educates, Exposes, and Empowers women and men to break through life barriers for great success! This particular issue supports the cause of Alzheimer's Association with every purchased copy for just $6.95.  Show your support and get a copy by visiting www.dunamis-woman.com/magazine.php
BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL AND WE THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN!


OLD SECOND RESIDENTIAL LENDERS NAMED FIVE STAR PROFESSIONAL

Jane Miller of Yorkville has been named AVP/Branch Manager at Old Second Bank’s Aurora-Orchard Road branch. She will focus on the day to day customer operations of the branch and continue to foster excellence in customer support throughout the staff.  Prior to joining Old Second, Miller served as banking center manager with MB Financial Bank, banking center manager with Benchmark Bank, and branch manager with Merchants Bank.  In the community, Miller is treasurer for the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry and former treasurer for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Inc.

Lorena Valencia of Yorkville has been named AVP/Branch Manager at the downtown Aurora branch. She will focus on maintaining excellent customer service, gaining new customer relationships, and cultivating investment and other cross-sell opportunities.  Valencia was previously AVP/Branch Manager with First Midwest Bank (formerly Popular Community Bank) and earned her undergraduate degree in administration and finance from the Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Mexico.

In the community, Valencia has been a member of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, the Aurora Hispanic Chamber, served on boards with the Aurora Hispanic Chamber, and is a former board member of the education commission and financial board for St. Joseph Catholic School.


Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. Announces the Grand Opening of Its Second Indoor Water Park: Pirate’s Cay Indoor Waterpark in Sheridan, Illinois.

Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. today announced the grand opening of their second indoor water park. The new water park is located at Fox River Resort in Sheridan, Illinois, which serves the Chicago market.  "The opening of Pirate’s Cay Indoor Water Park at Fox River Resort marks another milestone for Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. as we continue to enhance our resorts and increase our appeal to both new customers and existing members," said Thomas J. Morris, CEO of Silverleaf Resorts, Inc.

The indoor water park is approximately 20,000 square feet and features a signature bucket dump with a pirate themed splash play area, lazy river and four indoor/outdoor slides. The completely glass-enclosed recreational area is climate controlled and features a retractable roof for pleasant summer days. The 11,000 square foot entry building includes The Ship’s Galley featuring Subway® and Mama DeLuca’s® Pizza, The Treasure Chest – a souvenir gift shop, The Sand Bar for cool cocktails, an arcade filled with the latest electronic adventures, along with Party/Event space, changing rooms and showers. While the resort itself will remain “members only”, Pirate’s Cay will be open to the general public as well (Fox River Resort members will receive discounted admission to the park).

Situated on the banks of the Fox River, the Fox River Resort is located a stone’s throw away from the hamlet of Norway, the first Norwegian settlement in the United States. For resort members, an abundance of activities are available on the resort grounds and in the nearby hills of the region. Fox River Resort currently features 268 vacation ownership condominiums with 16 Presidential suites under construction along with a 48-unit Studio building. Silverleaf has been part of the La Salle County and the Sheridan/Norway communities since 1997.

The resort’s economic impact to the area is significant with 225 full-time and part-time employees already working for Fox River Resort. Pirate’s Cay is expected to generate an additional 60-80 job opportunities.


Inland Real Estate to be inducted into Realtors Hall of Fame

The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. is being honored as the first Chicago Association of Realtors Corporate Hall of Fame inductee.

In 40 years, Oak Brook based Inland has become one of the nation's largest commercial real estate and finanacial groups.  Founders Daniel L. Goodwin, Robert H. Baum, G. Joseph Cosenza and Robert D. Parks implemented a unique business model to create a group of real estate related companies renowned collectiely today as "The Track Record Companies" for achievements in the real estate business.

Founded, homegrown and based in the Chicago area, The Inland Companies cumulatively employ more that 1,400 people and own and manage over 75 million square feet of diversified commercial real estate in 49 states, as well as managed assets with a value in excess of $20.2 billion.

The Inland Companies have brokered hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial real estate sales in the Chicago area over a 40-year period.  They have developed over 5,000 acres of vacant Chicago-area land and built or redeveloped over 7,000 apartments and over 75 million square feet of retail and sponsored over 600 separate real estate investment funds throughout the United States with a concentration in the Chicago area.

In addition, Inland has received dozens of awards from local civic and charitable organizations for its accomplishments and community service emphasizing initiatives ot empower women in the workplace, including last year's "Elevate Award" from the Women's Council of Realtors Chicago Chapter, the National Association of Women Business Owners "Visionary Corporate Partner WAward," The Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce's "Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award," and the YMCA's Corporate Recognition Award for the commitment to the Advancement of Women in the Workplace.  More than 40 percent of Inland officers are women, including CEOs, CFOs and presidents of separate Inland Companies.


Kendall County Forest Preserve District | Ellis House and Equestrian Center
Family Fun Nights 2015 Dates
May 1, July 10, October 16, December 4
5-8pm
*Pony Rides, Tractor-Pulled Hay Rides, Face Painting, Bon-Fire, Crafts, Board Games, Nature Trails, Concessions, Special Guests...Come join the fun!
13986 McKanna Rd., Minooka, IL 60447
815-475-4035