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Morris Hospital Welcomes Board Certified Allergist
Dr. Hetal Amin, a board certified allergist, has joined the medical staff at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. She is seeing patients on Mondays and Thursdays at the Morris Hospital Ridge Road Campus, 27240 W. Saxony Drive, Channahon, and on Tuesdays at the Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus, 105 Saravanos Drive, Yorkville.

As a board certified allergist, Dr. Amin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of environmental allergies, food allergies/sensitivities, allergic skin conditions such as hives and eczema, recurrent respiratory and sinus infections, and allergy induced asthma. She sees patients ages 6 and older.

A native of the Chicago land area, Dr. Amin attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospitals, followed by fellowship training in Allergy/Immunology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

A self-described patient advocate, Dr. Amin believes in establishing enduring relationships with her patients and encourages them to actively participate in their health management. “I am committed to helping my patients stay healthy by carefully listening to their concerns, keeping them informed about preventive measures, and discussing the best diagnosis and treatment options for allergic disorders,” says Dr. Amin.

For more information, go to www.morrishospital.org/allergyandasthma, or call 815-705-1300.

THE National Bank Becomes Triumph Community Bank

THE National Bank, a full-service community bank and member of the Triumph Bancorp, Inc. group of companies, announced today that it is changing its name to Triumph Community Bank, N.A. effective June 30, 2014.

“Although our name is changing, we are still the same community-focused bank that will continue to deliver top-notch service to our customers,” said John DeDoncker, president and CEO of THE National Bank.  read more

View their commercial at http://www.youtube.com/user/TriumphCommunityBank/videos


Rush-Copley Healthplex Summer Camp
Summer camp is now in session.  The camp offers a wide variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities
including rock climbing, swimming, boxing, arts-n-crafts, fitness classes and many other sports activities. Campers will also have the opportunity to attend weekly field trips, hiking and fishing trips and barbecues. Options include before and after care, full week, single day, single day flex packs and half-day camps. Camp runs from June 2 through August 15.  Children must be between the ages of 5 to 13 years old.

For more information or to register, visit rushcopley.com/Healthplex or call 630-978-6280.


Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) Summer Camp
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) is currently offering a variety of summer camp sessions, including day and overnight camp. Girl Scout camp is open to all girls—not just Girl Scouts—in grades 1–12. Since girls select their own experiences in Girl Scouts, they can choose to limit their participation to camp enjoyment! Girls do not have to join a troop. The registration deadline date is two weeks before the start of each session. There are still openings for many sessions for all ages! Activities include science experiments, canoeing, art, water fun, swimming, archery, nature walks and s’mores! To view the 2014 Camp Guide or register for camp, visit www.girlscoutsni.org.

EARTHMOVER CREDIT UNION RAISING FUNDS FOR LOCAL FAMILY:

Earthmover Credit Union is currently selling World’s Finest Chocolate Bars for $1 each, through the month of July for the Reyes/Rich family of six.  On May 8th, an electrical fire broke out in their Oswego home, destroying their home and belongings.  Unfortunately, they do not have insurance, and to make matters worse, it was their eldest daughters 12th birthday.  Earthmover Credit Union is also accepting monetary donations at each of their five branches. 

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  www.earthmovercu.com or search Earthmover Credit Union on Facebook.


Donate Blood at Heartland’s Yorkville Facility - Heartland Blood Centers offers (5) $1,000 Scholarships
Now thru August 31st, all eligible 17-21 year-old blood donors will have the chance to enter into a drawing for (5) $1,000 scholarships. In addition, family and friends can donate on behalf of the eligible student.  For eligibility requirements and official rules, go to www.heartlandbc.org.
To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-7TO-GIVE (1-800-786-4483) or online at www.heartlandbc.org.  Please join us.  Bring a friend!  Photo ID Required.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at the Ballpark

Bring your family! Bring your friends! Bring your baseball glove! Family Counseling Service invites you to join us at the Kane County Cougars ballpark for Big Brothers Big Sisters Day! We've reserved the Left Field Deck for the August 3rd game and would love to have you join us for some summer fun. Great view. Raffles. Special on field activities for the kids.

And did we mention Ozzie's all you can eat buffet?

It's summer, you've got to get to at least one baseball game! And this is the perfect one. For details call Donna at 630-844-8216 or click here.


Sense of Samadhi - New Morning Class Schedule
  • Peaceful Yoga 9am
  • Monday with Natalie
  • Wednesday with Nichole
  • Friday with Nichole
  • Power Yoga 9:30am
  • Tuesdays with Tairi
  • Thursdays with Kelly
  • New schedule is available online!

SUP Yoga
(Stand Up Paddle Board) 
Start your day right!  Come and join us at Silver Springs State Park at 8am for a morning filled with fun, SUP and Yoga!
August 23rd (6 spots)
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 www.senseofsamadhi.com.   Silver Springs State Park, 13608 Fox Road Yorkville, IL 60560


Kendall County Forest Preserve District Events

Friendship Hike
Monday, August 4
5:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Jay Woods Forest Preserve, 860 Creek Road, Plano, IL 60545
Age:  Family
Fee: Free
Description: In honor of Friendship Day (August 3rd), bring a buddy with you to enjoy a nature walk at Jay Woods. Bring your binoculars and field guide as there’s no telling what we’ll find together!
Registration Required by July 31: 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

Over 21 Club: Lincoln Marsh
Wednesday, August 6
9:00am-1:30pm
Location: Historic Courthouse, 110 W. Madison Street, Yorkville, IL 60560
Age:  Adult
Fee: Free
Description: Lincoln Marsh is home to several habitats all of which are rich in plant and animal life. Join us as we walk through these different habitats to observe cattails and coneflowers. Along with several bird and mammal species. Please bring lunch money as we will be stopping for brunch at Egg Harbor before heading back.
Registration Required by August 1: 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


Fox Valley United Way's 12th Annual Cardboard Boat Race

Join hundreds of your friends and neighbors as Fox Valley United Way kicks off its 2014–2015 fundraising campaign with the 12th Annual Cardboard Boat Race at Phillips Park’s Mastodon Lake in Aurora.

Click here to download your boat race packet and boat-building guide.

Race day is Saturday, August 16. Activities begin at 10:00 a.m. and awards are presented at noon, including “Most Spectacular Sinking.”

Free cardboard is available.

Human-Powered and Mechanical Boat Categories across Junior, Adult, Business, Non-Profit and Community Divisions.

Register at www.uwfoxvalley.org. Deadlne for registration is Friday, August 8, 2014

Fox Valley United Way · 44 East Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-896-4636 · Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sense of Samadhi - New Morning Class Schedule
  • Peaceful Yoga 9am
  • Monday with Natalie
  • Wednesday with Nichole
  • Friday with Nichole
  • Power Yoga 9:30am
  • Tuesdays with Tairi
  • Thursdays with Kelly
  • New schedule is available online!
SUP Yoga
(Stand Up Paddle Board) 
Start your day right!  Come and join us at Silver Springs State Park at 8am for a morning filled with fun, SUP and Yoga!
August 23rd (6 spots)
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 www.senseofsamadhi.com.   Silver Springs State Park, 13608 Fox Road Yorkville, IL 60560


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. www.co.kendall.il.us/kendall-area-transit.


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 - Teaching Conservation Through Recreation
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
August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5

Summer Day Camp Programs at Ellis House & Equestrian Center
Ellis day camps are not just fun and games, they are educational too! Day camps provide children the opportunity to learn all the basics of horse care including – feeding, grooming, bathing, behavior, and nutrition. Fun and educational activities include hands on horse handling that teach safe responsible care for horses. Pony rides, games and crafts will be provided each day. Availability of camp programs will vary based on interest. Registration is limited to 12 children per camp.
Camp Pricing:
• Parent – Tot: $35 in Kendall County / $40 out of Kendall County Includes riding
• 1 day camp: $50 in Kendall County / $55 out of Kendall County Includes riding
• 3 day camp: $170 in Kendall County / $180 out of Kendall County Includes riding

Pony 1 Day Camp for Parent-Tot -
Our Parent-Tot camp for children ages 3-5 is a great way to spend time with your child learning about horses through grooming, crafts, games, and pony rides.
Pony 1 Day Camp -
Our one day camp for children ages 6-8 is a great way for younger
children to learn about and play with the horses. Children are introduced
to grooming, feeding and handling horses through hands on activities.
Games such as pony leading relay races offer a fun way to test their skills.
Kids also get a chance to let their artistic side shine through crafts. Children also learn
about conservation on a horse themed nature tour.
Pony 3 Day Camp -
Our three day camp for children ages 9-13 offers children a thorough introduction into the world of horses. Kids get to experience a variety of activities involved in the daily care and management of horses. Kids learn about and assist with feeding, grooming, handling, saddling and bridling horses. A variety of topics are covered including horse shoes, health care, horse behavior and feeding. Each day includes horse games, crafts to bring home, and pony rides. Kids also learn about conservation, and how horses affect nature through daily nature hikes. In horse camp, kids get a chance to hike through the forest; they also learn about the native plants and care of the environment in their craft and game activities. There are many native mammals, birds and animals at Ellis house and equestrian center. Throughout their day at camp, children will see the daily hunting activities of barn swallows, herons, hawks and other animals. Staff will point out wildlife to the students during activities and hikes incorporated into the camp. We also explain how the local wildlife's survival is tied to the horses and the environment created by the horses here at Ellis.

Senior Services Assoc. in Yorkville

VOLUNTEERS AGE 55+ NEEDED FOR RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM.  Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed in Oswego & Boulder Hill
Volunteers, age 55+, using their own automobile, are needed to deliver meals in the Oswego and Boulder Hill areas on Mondays and Wednesdays. Meals are picked up at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Washington Street in downtown Oswego then delivered to the area’s fragile elderly and disabled ensuring a daily nutritious meal and enabling them to live independently in their home.

Delivery volunteers are required to have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, as well as pass a background check. This is a great volunteer opportunity for solo volunteers, friends to volunteer together, husband and wife teams.  Children are also permitted to make deliveries with an accompanying adult.  Is it your time to give?  Looking to get out of the house and help a neighbour?  This is the opportunity for you.

RSVP of McHenry, Kane & Kendall Counties is sponsored by Senior Services Associates (www.seniorservicesassoc.org). I am the Kendall County contact person and can be reached by phone at 630-553-5777 or e mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


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, www.edward.org/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.