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Yorkville Youth Baseball Softball Association

The Yorkville Youth Baseball Softball Association (YYBSA) finished our 2015 year. YYBSA is a local volunteer only based league that teaches over 800 local youth the game of baseball and softball and we are continuing to grow. Thank you to all of our fellow Chamber Members that helped sponsor our program this year and we are looking forward to an even bigger and more successful 2016. Stay warm this winter and we hope to see you all Spring 2016!
"There are only two seasons – Winter and Baseball." – Bill Veeck, Jr.

The Chocolate Shoppe

Be sure to support your small local businesses on Saturday, November 28th! Stop by The Chocolate Shoppe in Yorkville to pick up your "Passport to Yorkville"…visit the 6 participating locations to get your "passport" stamped, and drop your completed passport off at the last location you visit. Your passport will be entered into a drawing to win a gift basket of over $300 in items that have been donated by local Yorkville businesses! Passports are free, but limited to the first 250 guests (one passport per family). American Express has also supplied each business with fun freebies to giveaway including canvas shopping bags! In addition to his fun and exciting event, The Chocolate Shoppe is going to “pick up the tab” for 3 lucky winners!  As you make your purchase, stop by the front counter to pull one of our tickets - if your number is a winning number, we will pick up the tab on your entire order! Visit for more information on this fun and exciting event!

6th Annual Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 5
Hosted by The Chocolate Shoppe
Enjoy delicious chocolate samples and desserts, gift baskets, candy towers, and party platters available!
Corporate gifting options, holiday catering and more!

175 E. Veterans Parkway, Yorkville

Hillside Rehab & Care Center - Drop Off Site

Hillside Rehab & Care Center will now serve as a drop off site for the Kendall County Food Pantry beginning Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, December 18th. We will be accepting donations daily from the hours of 8am-7pm. For each food item donated Hillside will match the donation equally. We will also be accepting donations for the Toys For Tots Foundation during the same hours Wednesday, November 25th through  Friday, December 11th. Please feel free to join Hillside in the event!

Hillside Rehab & Care Center Is located at 1308 Game Farm Rd. Yorkville

Ohana Healing Hands
Ohana Healing Hands is offering a Black Friday Sale - $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE for a one-hour relaxation massage ($70 value). Purchase the gift certificate online with the option of printing it, sending the gift via email, or picking up a printed copy from the business location on the following Monday.

Break The Winter Blues
Weather have you feeling down? Break your winter blues with a soothing 90 minute hot stone massage for $85.00!

Was...$105 NOW...$85 November 7 - December 15

718 N. Bridge St.,
Yorkville, IL, 60560

Bunhead Boutique and Gold Star The Academy Dance*Cheer*Tumbling

Dance Gymnastics Apparel - *25%-50% Off
November 27
Black Friday Weekend Sale - *20% Off
November 28
*Discount applies to in stock items only.  Can not be combined with any other coupon or discounts.
608 E. Veterans Parkway, Suite 1A, Yorkville

Black Friday Open Gym
2 times...come to 1 or both!
9am-11am or 11am-1pm
Ages 7-18
$10 each session
Bring a friend and join the fun! Tumbling, games, snacks, and drinks. Open to the public. Waiver must be signed
Gold Star The Academy
142 A Indian Springs Drive, Sandwich

Rodan + Fields

Black Friday Weekend Deals - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Free Eye Cream with our bundle
For new and existing customers!
Step 1:  Pick a Regimen
Step 2:  Pick a Tool
Step 3:  Celebrate with Free Eye Cream
Find out more


PRP Wine International

Host a Private Wine Sampling Experience At your Business or the comfort of Home! PRP Wine International promotes high quality and unique wines from around the world. We specialize in providing in home wine educational experiences. We also feature a full list of personal and business gifts.

Harry Melick, Wine Consultant
Cell: 630-878-9089
Office: 630-995-4560
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Fox Valley Family YMCA

Giving Tuesday – December 1 GIVE THE GIFT OF POSSIBILITY
You know the challenges that we face in Kendall County. People of all ages and backgrounds are struggling to reach their full potential. More and more children face seemingly insurmountable learning gaps. Families find it difficult to spend quality time together. Playing outside has become a rarity. Face time happens through a phone. And instead of seeing the income gap shrink, it seems all
we do is watch it grow.

But where society falls short, the Y—and donors like you—step in.

This Giving Tuesday, make a donation to the Y and take your first step in making a difference and building a better us. Together, we make a difference in the lives of thousands of people and a huge impact on each individual we serve. Give for a better us.

Upcoming Events at the Fox Valley Family YMCA
Special Needs Dance – November 21
Our West Branch will host the 9th annual Fall Formal for community members with special needs on Saturday, November 21 from 6:30-8:30pm. The Y will provide dinner, drinks, and dancing. The event is free to attend and participants are encouraged to dress in formal attire, but it is not required. Please call our West Branch for more information: 815-786-9998.

Christmas Elves Workshop - December 12
Children ages 3-6 will create fun Christmas crafts and gifts in this holiday workshop. $7 per person / Central Branch

Breakfast With Santa- December 13
Celebrate the holiday season at our Central Branch Breakfast With Santa! Join us from 9:30-11:00am for a continental breakfast, games, and crafts. Parents, don't forget to bring your camera for a photo with Santa! $5 per person

North Pole Party - December 18
Join us for a night (6-7:30pm) of holiday cheer at our Central Branch! Children can make holiday crafts, play games, and hunt for candy canes. There will also be a special visit by the Christmas Bear and Santa. This is an all ages event and the cost is $3 per person.

3875 Eldamain Road, Plano, IL 60545
(P) 630-552-4100  (F) 630-552-7548

Earthmover Credit Union

Earthmover Credit Union Raising Funds For Josiah Null:
Earthmover Credit Union is currently selling Mint Meltaways from World’s Finest Chocolate for $2 a box through the end of the year for Josiah Null.  Josiah, 12 of Oswego, is fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Josiah is able to walk short distances, but needs his wheelchair for most of the time.  He has over twelve doctors and is currently in a drug study at Rush University in Chicago every 8 weeks for days at a time. Josiah has many falls due to this disease, either from losing his balance or his legs simply giving out. This has recently left him with four fractures in his spine, and in the past has left him with a few concussions. A good amount of his falls are from getting in and out of the family car, and it is becoming difficult for him to get into the car without his wheelchair.  We are raising money for a wheelchair accessible van for Josiah. Earthmover Credit Union is also accepting monetary donations at each of their five branches.  All funds raised will be given to Jason to help pay for medical expenses.

Earthmover Credit Union Charity Committee
The Earthmover Credit Union Charity Committee is accepting canned and dry goods as well as monetary donations for the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry at Hesed House through the month of November. If you would like to make a donation, please drop it off at any Earthmover Credit Union branch.

The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry assists individuals and families in need with emergency food and nutritional assistance in a humanitarian and compassionate manner.
The Pantry distributes over 100,000 pounds of food each month to individuals and families who are registered with the Pantry to receive food assistance.

Earthmover Credit Union is a not-for-profit and member owned financial institution that has been in operation for over 55 years.  There are five branches conveniently located in Yorkville, Montgomery, Oswego, Aurora, and North Aurora.  For more information visit or search Earthmover Credit Union on Facebook.

Kendall County Food Pantry

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and we are in desperate need of 12-15 pound turkeys, canned yams, dried onions, stuffing, mashed potatoes.  Our Thanksgiving distribution day is November 19th.

We are in need of volunteers!  Especially a few good men

Thank you for all of your help to provide food for area residents.

Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 5 - Beecher Community Building, 908 Game Farm Rd.
The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department and Senior Services invite you and yourfamily to join us for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 5 from 8-9:30 am. For$5 a person, families will enjoy a hot breakfast, games, crafts, activities, and a visit from Santa! Pre-registration is required and everyone attending must register. For more information or to register, call the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 630-553-4357.

Yorkville Junior Women's Club

Christmas Tree Walk
This year’s Yorkville Jr. Women’s Club’s Holiday Walk will surely become a NEW Yorkville tradition!  This year's Walk will be a Christmas Tree Walk. 
Come and walk through the uniquely decorated trees on display (each decorated by local businesses and families), enjoy the fabulous luncheon that is always offered, do some holiday shopping with our various vendors at a Christmas Bazaar, and check out all of the amazing gift baskets that will be raffled off that day.  Also new this year...Whitetail Ridge Golf Club will be offering a wine tasting to our guests. 

Tickets for the Walk can be purchased for $25 for adults & $15 for kids (10 & under) online, via our website (, or at local businesses displaying the Walk sign.  Tickets purchased online can be picked up on the day of the Walk, Saturday, December 5, at the event location…Whitetail Ridge Golf Club, 7671 Clubhouse Dr., Yorkville. 

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All monies raised from this event enable YJWC to award scholarships to Yorkville high school seniors.  Thank you in advance for helping us, help our community.
We look forward to seeing you at the Christmas Tree Walk!

Operation Santa 
Operation Santa is a Toy drive run by the YJWC for over 20 years. Partnering with the Kendall County Food Pantry we helped approximately 1400 kids in Kendall County last year .

Please watch local papers and check out our Facebook page for information on drop off locations for Toys. All collections will start November 30th and go through December 11th .

Sense of Samadhi

We are thankful for you. On Thanksgiving Day, enjoy a free yoga class at 9:30am, open to the whole family!!  (7pm Candlelight yoga & 8pm meditation are cancelled on Thanksgiving)

Kendall County Fair Association

Fair and Food Raffle results sponsored by Kendall County Fair Association and the Kendall County Food Pantry: Grand Prize winner of a Bobcat Utility Vehicle or $10,000.00 Scott Wheeler of Oswego, second prize a Green Egg Grill from Ace Hardware Scott Kohler of Rochelle, and third prize an iPad from the Food Pantry P. Collitti of Oswego. Congrats to let's do it again next year lots of fun.

Breakfast with Santa at the Fairgrounds this year will be Saturday December 12 with two seatings: 9:00am and 10:30 am. Pancakes,sausage, and a drink, games,candy canes and lots of fun. Bring your own cameras and get a picture with our favorite Santa Clause! All this for $7.00 a seat. And if you wish bring a gift to be donated to the Toys for Tots. Call and make your reservations at (630)552-7844 and leave a message as to who is reserving how many seats for which seating and your payment will be received at the door but we must have a reservation. Seating is limited at each of the seatings as we are having this great event in the Education Building.

An event that has been tagged as an event of the year is the Drawdown presented by the Kendall County Fair Association and the Newark FFA Alumni Association to support both their programs for youth in Kendall County area. Dinner tickets are for 2 people. Dinner is pork chops and all the fixings and all the drinks for the evening. This is an adult only event so beer and wine is served. Those tickets are $50.00 each and there are only 250 tickets printed. The event is held at the fairgrounds in the heated Smith 4-H Hall building on Saturday February 13th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm or so. Activities include the Drawdown, raffles, live and silent auctions, 50/50 drawings, music and lots of great fun at the place where "friends and family meet". Sponsorships and other opportunities to get your names in front of the public. For more info contact Mike at (630)330-7093 or Wendy at (815)695-9429 or Randy at (815)530-3649.

Plano Community Garden

News From the Garden
Plano Community Garden is proud to announce that we delivered over 6400 pounds of fresh produce to the Kendall County Food Pantry. This was a great year for us even though we got a late start in planting. We hope that we can partner with a group ,organization, company, or even individuals next year to help us increase our total produce. If your group, organization, or company has programs to volunteer, raise funds for non-for-profit groups, please remember our garden.  We are looking for donations of money, plants, seeds, tools, etc. We are in need of a new shed and small tiller. New gardeners , veteran gardeners or anyone looking for something new to try. We have three Master Gardeners to help guide you through good and bad gardening.

Goodwill Store & Donation Center In Yorkville

Join Club Goodwill REwards and you’ll earn REwards points -- reach 75 points and you’ll receive a $5 Club Goodwill REwards coupon for use on a future purchase. With Club Goodwill REwards every purchase matters.  The program is open to all customers 13 years of age or older. 

Here are the exclusive benefits of Club Goodwill REwards:
10% military discount every Tuesday
15% senior discount every Wednesday
10% student discount on every Saturday
Scratch-off promotions on the 15th of every month – save 10%, 15% or even 20%
25% birthday discount off a single purchase during your birthday month issued at register.
Discount coupons by e-mail plus advance notification of sales and promotion
Advance notification of sales and promotions
Join today – it’s absolutely free!  More information

Fox Valley United Way

Want To Make This a Happy Holiday?
The holiday season is just around the corner, and once again we know that folks in our community will not have the means to celebrate the season.  While countless parents are telling their children that there will not be many gifts under the tree this year, a large number of children in our community will not be receiving any presents.  It's a luxury many parents cannot afford as they are simply trying to make ends meet.
For the tenth year, Fox Valley United Way is partnering with local businesses, community, civic and student groups, in addition to families and individuals who are interested in helping their neighbors in need.
How can you help?
*    Sponsor an individual child or family
*    Organize a scarf, hat and mitten drive
*    Organize a toy drive
*    Donate a grocery gift card
*    Make a monetary donation
All donations will support the more than 130 local families who have reached out for help so far this year.
Donate Here

To learn more about how you can help visit our website.  Or contact Deborah by phone at 630-896-4636 xtn. 102 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mutual Ground

Giving Tuesday
Only 13 more days until #GivingTuesday! We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Join the international movement on December 1st by making a donation to Mutual Ground. This year, Mutual Ground has two very generous donors, including Aurora's very own Kevin Fitzpatrick, willing to match #GivingTuesday donations made to MGI up to $5,500! To make a donation to Mutual Ground on #GivingTuesday, please visit our website

Monthly News & Updates
What better way to start your day than with a Mutual Ground Newsletter?

Save the Date:
Thursday, April 21st - 2nd Annual Food for Thought

Mutual Ground | 630-897-0084 |

Morris Hospital

Morris Hospital Continues Straight-A Streak for Patient Safety

Morris Hospital has received its eighth consecutive “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group, placing it in an increasingly elite group of just 133 hospitals in the nation who have achieved “Straight A’s” since the Hospital Safety Score was launched in June 2012. Six months ago when the last Hospital Safety Score was released, there were 182 hospitals in the Straight-A group.

In Illinois, there are just 18 hospitals with straight-A rankings according to an article published in Crain’s Chicago Business titled, “Which Illinois hospitals are safest for patient care?”

“We couldn’t be prouder to be listed in Crain’s among the 18 hospitals in Illinois that have achieved a Straight-A safety rating,” says Mark Steadham, President & CEO of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “We are constantly implementing new processes and strategies focused on patient safety, which has to be a number one priority for every hospital. Our employees and the physicians on the Medical Staff really deserve the credit for assuring a safe environment for our patients.” Read More

Waubonsee Community College

Waubonsee Foundation Announces Scholarships Available
Waubonsee Community College Foundation Scholarship Applications are now available online for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded in early April 2016 to be used beginning in the fall semester 2016. To apply for a Waubonsee Community College Foundation scholarship, visit All applications must be completed and submitted online; paper copies will not be accepted. The due date is midnight, February 8, 2016.

If you have questions or need assistance with completing a scholarship application, please call the Waubonsee Community College Foundation at (630) 466-2613.

Kendall Area Transit

Please find attached the KAT 2015 Fall Newsletter! For more information about Kendall Area Transit visit here


3D Technology Improves Breast Exams
About 40-thousand women in the U.S. die from breast cancer each year. But, since the late 1980s, the death rate has been decreasing due, in part, to earlier detection through screening. In fact, if detected early, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 98 percent. One of the early detection methods is mammography, an X-ray of the breast tissue that helps doctors determine if there are any abnormalities or changes in the breasts.

Tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, is the latest advanced breast imaging technology that supports earlier and more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer, compared to traditional 2D mammography.

“The 3D mammogram looks and feels like its traditional counterpart, except the arm swings over the breast,” says Karen Eisele, DO, a board certified family medicine physician with Edward Medical Group. “This allows it to take low-dose images of the breast at multiple angles.” Dr. Eisele says the images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.

For more information about 3D mammography, visit here. To schedule a 3D mammography appointment, call (630) 527-3200.

Dr. Eisele’s Edward Medical Group office is located in the Edward-Elmhurst Health Center – Yorkville at 76 W. Countryside Parkway. For more information or to make an appointment, call (630) 553-2722 or visit here.

Senior Services

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 Like us on Facebook at

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.

Programs at Ellis House & Equestrian Center

Family Fun Nights 2015 Dates
December 4th
5pm - 8pm
Pony Rides**
Tractor-Pulled Hay Rides
Face Painting
Board Games
Nature Trails
Special guests – Pictures with Santa, please bring your camera!!
Come join the fun! (**a fee applies to these activities)
Kendall County Forest Preserve District | Ellis House and Equestrian Center
13986 McKanna Road, Minooka, IL 60447
815-475-4035, Office

Pictures with Santa
December 8th
6-8 pm
110 W. Madison, Yorkville, Il 60560
Come to the Kendall County Historic Courthouse for a free evening of Holiday Cheer! There will be crafts, music from The Yorkville 6th grade Alternative Strings, and holiday snacks. Make sure to bring a camera so you can take a
picture with Santa!
For more information:
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Or Call: (630) 553-4025

5K Reindeer Run/Walk

Sunday, December 13, 2015 • Race @ 9:00 a.m.
13986 McKanna Rd. Minooka, IL 60447 815-475-4035  Cross Country Trails at Ellis!
Registration:  Pre-registration is always encouraged. Same day registration begins at 7:00 a.m and closes at 8:45a.m. Runners who pre-registered can check in on race day anytime after 7:00a.m. but before 8:45a.m.
Course:  The 5K course will take place at Ellis House & Equestrian Center on a scenic cross-country style course. Bring a change of clothes and shoes. You will get muddy and wet, but it’s worth it!
Entry Fee:  The entry fee is $25. Same day registration is $35 and closes at 8:45 a.m. sharp. The advanced entry fee includes a T-shirt and awards ceremony in the indoor arena following the race. NO REFUNDS!
Packet Pick-up:  Race day packet pick up begins on race day at 7:00 a.m. Participants who register between December 1st and December 12th will have their shirts mailed to them after race day. We do this in order to keep entry fee costs at a minimum, SO REGISTER EARLY to get your shirt on race day!
Results: Professional electronic timing by Kompusport. Official results online at
Age Divisions: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Awards: Trophies will be awarded to BEST OVERALL male and BEST OVERALL female. The top three finishers in each age division will receive a ribbon.
Questions: For information call Ellis House & Equestrian Center,
13986 McKanna Rd, Minooka, IL @ 815-475-4035 or visit

Kendall County Forest Preserve District
The Kendall County Forest Preserve District is currently accepting applications for a part-time Equestrian Program Manager.
This position is primarily responsible for the management and oversight of equestrian center support staff and operations, grounds maintenance support, and equestrian horsemanship lessons and public programming at Ellis House and Equestrian Center.
Read more... For an application, click here.

Fall Upcoming Events & Programs visit here !