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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.

Sundays | Sept. 7 – Oct. 19 | Ages 18+ | $275/team

Thursdays | Sept. 18 – Dec. 11 | $285/team
This league has two divisions: Rec and Competitive. .
Saturdays | Sept. 20 – Dec. 13 | $285/team
Due to the popularity of our Thursday Night Volleyball League, we have expanded our volleyball opportunities by offering a Saturday Evening League. 

Saturdays | Sept. 6 - Oct. 25 | 2-6pm | $375/team

Y Winners Basketball League kicks off in October. Boys and girls ages 4-11 will learn and build on the fundamentals of basketball in a fun and positive environment. Our West Branch in Sandwich is offering a new Dodgeball League starting September 20. Kids in grades 3-8 can participate in this fun and safe league!

Christmas Show Placement Class
Saturday, September 13 | Noon-1pm | Central | Ages 4-14
The Fox Valley Family YMCA is looking for actors, singers, and dancers to participate in our 11th Annual Christmas Show.  Jennie Bell, will be directing this year’s show. $75M / $112NM (There is also a $10 production fee)

Kids Only Movie Night
Friday, September 19th, 6-8pm, Ages 6-12, $5 per child
Join us to watch a new release, big screen style!  Drop off your kids for a night of fun!  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.  Children can bring a blanket or sleeping bag.

Pizza Party Cooking Class
Saturday, September 20th, 12:30-2pm, Ages 6-12, $10 per child
Your child can be a chef a create their own mini  pizzas.

Ceramics Creations Workshop
Saturday, September 27, 12:30-2pm, Ages 6-12, $10 per child

3875 Eldamain Road, Plano, IL 60545
(P) 630-552-4100 x 226  (F) 630-552-7548

Fox River Academy of Music & Art is offering a range of classes this Fall to engage your child and expand their creativity and artistic skills.  We have classes like Drawing, Watercolors, Wacky World of Art and Clay Workshops.  This month we are also offering new adult classes- Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery.

Call us at 630-551-4321 to enroll!   Don't forget, all Art classes have moved to Jackson Street Studio at 5 Jackson St., Oswego.

Click here
for class descriptions and all other Art class offerings.

Thrivent Financial - Meet NASCAR Driver Michael McDowell and hear his story
Friday, September 12, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)
Grace United Methodist Church
1718 Avalon Ave., Joliet, IL 60435

Join us on Friday night before the big race on Sunday as NASCAR driver Michael McDowell shares his racing story and faith journey! You'll even get a chance to win tickets to the Sunday September 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Chicagoland Speedway. Michael will be available for autographs and photos as well, so feel free to bring a friend! Light refreshments will be served. See link to REGISTER

Michael drives the No. 95 car for Leavine Family Racing. He was the 2003 Star Mazda Championship Rookie of the Year, the 2004 Star Mazda Championship Winner and the 2007 ARCA Re/Max Series Rookie of the Year.

Thrivent is proud to be working with Michael as a sponsor as he consistently expresses his commitment to Christianity and how his faith and career go hand in hand.

New Life Church - CITY BOUNCE Volleyball Tournament
Benefiting Kendall County Special Olympics Family & Friends

On Saturday, September 13, Pinheadz Bowling Alley, Suzy’s Bar & Grill and New Life Church will be hosting the CITY BOUNCE Volleyball Tournament in Yorkville, IL. benefiting Kendall County Special Olympics Family & Friends. This will be a 3 on 3, coed volleyball tournament with both grass and sand divisions. Participants in the sand division will play at all three locations throughout the day finishing up with the championship games at New Life Church on their newly constructed sand volleyball courts. Participants in the grass division will play on the grounds of New Life Church.

Registration from Aug 26-Sept 8: $120.00 per team. Cash prizes based off 24 teams minimum. Prizes for sand division: 1st - $1,000.00, 2nd – $500.00, 3rd - $150.00. Prizes for grass division: 1st - $200.00, 2nd – $150.00, 3rd – $100.00. Register online today at

Sense of Samadhi
New Yoga Classes!  Every Sunday starting Sept. 7th
Kids Yoga~ 4-4:45pm; Teen Yoga~ 5-6pm

Celestial Sound Quartz Crystal Bowls Meditation, September 12th at 7:30pm
$20 in advance/$25 at the door.  **Bring a cushioned mat, pillow or blanket to lie on

Radical Dance Journey, September 15th at 7pm, $15 per person
To participate, please dress comfortably (think sweats) and bring water.

Last Class!!!  SUP Yoga (Stand Up Paddle Board) Come and join us at Silver Springs State Park at 8am for a morning filled with fun, SUP and Yoga!  September 20th (6 spots).  Cost is $50 for a 2hr session. Light snacks included
(fruit, cheese & crackers) Spaces are limited so call us at 630-881-1095 or sign up online at

Spa, Spirit & Shop, September 26th from 7-10pm
Join us for an evening of shopping and pamper yourself with the many services available from our providers. Services Available!  Readings; Massage; Healing

Click here for more information about all of these events

St. Patrick Parish is kicking off September with a new Message Series titled Rescue Me!  Join us for this three-week series that focuses on Christ’s saving message for ourselves and others. 

Religious education classes begin on September 15, for all age groups and grade levels.  It is no too late to sign up your children for this faith formation opportunity.  Contact the R.E. Coordinator at (630) 553-6671 for details.

September 19 & 20 mark St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus and St. Vincent DePaul Society-sponsored Chili for Charity Cook-off and music festival at Yorkville’s Riverfront Park from 5-10 p.m. each night.  Stop by to taste-test some of the best Chili in the area, enjoy great music by Trish Kinnavy with John Sleezer on Friday and Billy Croft and the 5 Alarm Band on Saturday.  You can vote for your favorite bowl of chili, enjoy a variety of foods and beverages and participate in activities for the whole family.  If you make a great chili, enter the contest yourself and compete to win up to $200 for the People’s Choice Award.  Contact for more information and contest entry information.  All proceeds support the needy in our area.

Rush-Copley is hosting a FREE child safety seat check!
Certified child passenger safety technicians will instruct parents and caregivers on proper use and installation of child restraints.
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place: Rush-Copley
Waubonsee Parking Lot
2000 Ogden Avenue
Aurora, IL 60504

Get your 2015 Season Pass to Raging Waves, and you get to enjoy all of this:
•    More than 90 days of summer fun.
•    10% off ALL Outback Trading Post merchandise
•    $2 off of rental tubes
•    $1 off of preferred parking
•    Bring one guest any weekday for $19.99! (Limit 1 per day. Must be purchased at Guest Services. Not valid with any other coupons, promos, discounts or deals)
Individual Non-Resident: $77.97 per person ages 3+
Yorkville and Bristol Residents: $64.99 per person ages 3+ (Must have valid Yorkville or Bristol address - address will be verified)

Buy now by clicking this link!  This deal expires 9/30/2014.

*  Season passes are subject to an online convenience fee and 5% municipal fee.  Drivers License is required for proof of Yorkville or Bristol residency and ID purposes.  Guests two years old and younger do not need a season pass, admission for them is FREE.

Senior Services Associates, Inc. - Kendall County Fall Fashion Show
September 21, 2014
Silent Auction, Raffle & More!  Live Entertainment with Johnny Gray!
Door Open at 11:00am; Lunch Served at 12:15pm; Fashion Show at 1:00pm
Timber Creek Inn Convention Center, Rt. 34 & Drew Avenue, Sandwich, IL
$40 per person if paid by September 1;  $42 per person after September 1
$375 per table of ten

You are encouraged to dress in Rio Carnival fashion!

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers
The Morris Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Golf Outing and Bridge/Euchre Tournament on Monday, September 22, at the Morris Country Club, 2615 U.S. Route 6 in Morris. Guests are invited to golf, play cards, or come for a casual pig roast dinner, with all proceeds benefitting the Morris Hospital LifeLine® and Patient Transportation programs.  Activities begin with golfer check-in and lunch from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. At noon, golfers will head out on the links for 18 holes of golf. Golfers will have two chances to win a luxury vehicle or truck from Talty Chevrolet Buick Cadillac if they sink a hole-in-one.  The Bridge and Euchre tournaments will begin at 2 p.m. in the clubhouse. All participants, as well as guests from the community, are invited to a buffet-style pig roast dinner at 5 p.m. The dinner program will include a brief awards reception and raffle drawings.  The cost for 18 holes of golf, lunch and hors d’oeuvres is $150 per person or $540 for a foursome. Registration for Bridge and Euchre is $30 per person and includes dinner. Individual tickets for the casual pig roast are also available for $25. A cash bar will be provided.  To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the golf outing, or to make reservations for golf, cards, or dinner, call Hannah Wehrle, Development Officer, at 815-705-7021. Reservations can also be made online at

Corn Fest 5K Fun Run
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers
is now accepting pre-registration for the Corn Fest 5K Fun Run on Saturday, September 27. The race takes off from White Oak Elementary School, 2001 Dupont Avenue, Morris, with all proceeds going to the Morris Hospital Foundation, specifically for the Betty J. Sterritt Nursing Scholarship Fund.
Sterritt was a beloved nurse manager at Morris Hospital who passed away in 2010. The scholarship fund was established by Sterritt’s family and is supported by a team of Morris Hospital employees organize fundraising efforts to assure the scholarship fund continues to flourish.

The 5K Fun Run will take runners and walkers on a 3.1 mile course through residential neighborhoods beginning at 9 a.m. from White Oak Elementary School.  A separate “Tot Trot” for children ages 8 and under will take place at 8:30 a.m. in the field behind White Oak School. The first 500 runners and walkers to register will receive dry-fit t-shirts. Tot Trot participants will receive cotton t-shirts.  Last year’s CornFest 5K Run had 454 runners and walkers. The first place overall male finished with a time of 18:54.9. The first place overall female finished with a time of 21:36.5.

Participants can receive a discounted rate by registering before 12 p.m. on September 24. Pre-registration fees are $25 for the 5K Run, $18 for the Wellness Walk, and $8 for the Tot Trot. Pre-registration can be completed online through, or by calling 815-705-7364 and requesting a registration form by mail.

The Kendall County Food Pantry
We will  have health care professionals at the pantry on Thursday, September 25 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. to provide flu shots for those interested.

"Project Stand by Me" our one and only fundraiser will be held at Timber Creek Inn & Suites on October 4, 2014.
Tickets are $75.00 per person or $700 for a table of 10.  If you would like to join us, please go to for details. 

Forest Foundation of Kendall County’s Fall Festival
Date:  Saturday, October 11
Time:  12:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Hoover Forest Preserve, 11285 Fox Road, Yorkville, IL 60560
Age:  Family
Fee: Free
Description: Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities at the Forest Foundation of Kendall County’s Fall Festival. Hoover Forest Preserve is the place to be on Saturday, October 11 from 12pm-7pm for a great lineup of free fun for the entire family. Music by Jon Conover, Jeff LaMarre & Kurt Schoenfielder; Champion Frisbee Dogs; storytelling by Bill Myers and Andy Talley; Maple Lanes Petting Zoo; Redhawk; Who’s Who of Owls; nature hikes, line dancing; and activities for the kids are scheduled all day. Food is available throughout the event. 
No Registration Required!
Social Media: Facebook @ Kendall County Forest Preserve District Education Department

Babes in the Woods: Pumpkin Party
Date:  Tuesday, October 14
Time:  9:00am-10:00am and 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Historic Courthouse, 110 W. Madison Street, Yorkville, IL 60560
Age:  3-6
Fee: $5 per child
Description: Pumpkins! Autumn just wouldn’t be the same without them. Join us for a story, game and craft all centered on this orange fruit. Cost for this program is for the purchase of a pumpkin that your child will get to decorate and take home.
Registration Required by October 10: Kendall County Forest Preserve District, Education Department, 630-553-4025 and at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Social Media: Facebook @ Kendall County Forest Preserve District Education Department
Mutual Ground's 7th Annual Walk for Hope
Save the Date: Saturday, October 18th at 9 am is the 7th Annual Walk for Hope. Looking for walkers, teams, and business partners.  For more information contact Wendy at 630-897-0084 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Servpro of Kendall County is now hiring - Production Technicians, Crew Chiefs and a Marketing Rep!
Please contact us at 630.554.2280 in order to secure an employment application. You may also fax your resume to 630.554.3320 or send it via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Kendall Area Transit (KAT) PT BUS OPERATORS WANTED FOR KAT: Voluntary Action Center is hiring part time bus operators for Kendall Area Transit. Must be at least 21 years of age, excellent driving record, excellent oral and written communication skills, knowledge of Kendall County and surrounding areas. CDL required within 30 days of hire. Previous paratransit driving and dispatching experience are pluses. Must pass pre-employment drug screen. To apply, contact Paul at (630) 882-6970, or apply in person at 109 W. Ridge St., Rm. 002, Yorkville, IL. Drug free workplace. EEOE.
Mutual Ground, Inc.- Job Posting
Description: Part Time Administrative Assistant 
Job Purpose:   Provide administrative support for the Resource Development team, Executive Director and Finance Director
Job Duties:
•    Provide administrative support for Resource Development staff in whatever capacity is needed to ensure excellent donor relations
•    Maintains donor database, manages and generates reports, and drafts donor correspondence
•    Completes various resource development projects; expediting work results.
•    Assist Finance Director with recording cash receipts daily, accounts payable, and bank reconciliation
•    Prepare for and attend monthly staff meetings, clean up,  and prepare and distribute minutes via email
•    Ensures operation of copiers by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
•    Answers questions and requests for information
•    Maintains executive director’s appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel.
•    Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

Skills/Qualifications: Reporting Skills, Administrative Writing Skills, Microsoft Office Skills, Managing Processes, Organization, Analyzing Information , Professionalism, Problem Solving, Supply Management, Inventory Control, Verbal Communication skills

Interested candidates please email resumes to Michelle Meyer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ellis House & Equestrian Center -
Family Fun Night
First Friday of EVERY month from 4p—7p

Pony Rides—$ ,Tractor-Pulled Hay Rides, Face Painting, Bon-Fire, Crafts, Board Games, Nature Trails, Concessions—$, Come join the fun!

2014 Dates
September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5

Totally 80's Totally Murder
Fundraiser for the Equestrian Center
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Ellis House and Equestrian Center owned and operated by The Kendall County Forest Preserve District
13986 McKanna Rd., Minooka, IL
Door open at 6pm for cash cocktail hour with show starting at 7pm.
Advanced reservations required by contacting Tina Villarreal at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 630-552-5253
Price:  $40/person (includes dinner, show and one free cocktail)
Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Edward-Elmhurst offers Online Test to Determine Risk for Anxiety Disorders

Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare has added AnxietyAware to its menu of online assessments to help people determine if they’re at risk for one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S.  Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults age 18 and older, but only about one-third of those receive treatment.
Anxiety disorders also include generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias and panic disorder.

AnxietyAware,, is a free, five-minute online screening to help identify a person’s risk of an anxiety disorder.  A mental health professional at Linden Oaks at Edward reviews the confidential questionnaire and responds with a personalized assessment and recommendations about next steps.  If a person’s assessment indicates a heightened risk of anxiety disorder, they’ll receive a call within 24 hours from a Linden Oaks clinician who will offer a free mental health assessment.  If contact information is not submitted, a phone number at Linden Oaks is provided so a person can schedule a free assessment.

Rush-Copley Emergency Center - The First Emergency Center Serving Kendall County 24/7

Kendall County residents now have quality emergency care closer to home.  Rush-Copley's Emergency center offers emergency care - anytime - for thousands of area residents. From fevers to coughs to broken bones and more, the Emergency Center delivers peace of mind with treatment that is available 24/7.  If further attention for hospital-based care is indicated, an on-site ambulance and helipad are available for transport.

Rush-Copley Emergency Center staff includes board-certified emergency physicians and emergency-trained nurses who offer the expertise and personal attention patients appreciate. The more than 6,000-square foot facility has three treatment rooms and a procedure room.  The facility features comprehensive diagnostic services including X-ray, MRI, CT, mammography, ultrasounds and laboratory services.