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There is just a little time remaining in summer!  Spend the rest of the 2014 waterpark season and all of the 2015 waterpark season at Raging Waves for the price of $64.99 per person. This is 50% off the regular season pass rate! And, as a bonus, receive two 2015 complimentary weekday general admission tickets per pass purchased!

For $64.99 per person*, here is what you will get...
•    A season pass for the rest of the 2014 waterpark season
•    A season pass for the entire 2015 waterpark season
•    Two complimentary weekday tickets to be used during the 2015 season**
Buy now, as this deal expires on Labor Day 2014 (9/1/2014).  Click this link to make your purchase.  Have a question?  Visit our FAQ page or contact our Guest Services department directly at 630-882-6575 x300.

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.

CL Design-Build Celebrates Milestone & Offers Plans for FREE in August!
Yorkville chamber business CL Design-Build, Inc. celebrates 14 years of home building in August. As part of the month long celebration, CL Design-Build is offering FREE house plans in August with signed construction contract.  The family-owned, award winning business was founded in 2000 to offer a complete design and home building service to those in search of a quality home that fits their lifestyle, tastes, and budget. The company offers a one-point of contact for their clients for any size or style of home.

Over the last 14 years CL Design-Build has designed and built homes ranging in size from 2,100sf to 11,800sf all over the Fox Valley area. If you are interested in finding out more about CL Design-Build, please contact them at 630-882-8822, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit their website at www.cldesignbuild.com. You can also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CLDesignBuild and see their work on http://www.houzz.com/pro/cldesignbuild/cl-designbuild-inc.

The Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced an initiative to find the CULINARY CHAMPIONS in 10 food categories.
Mayors and Village Presidents in the 10 communities comprising the Aurora Area will judge in 10 food categories:  Bar-B-Q, burger, dessert, Earth-to-Table, ethnic, pizza, seafood, soup, steak or veggie/vegan dish that’s NOT a salad.  Who has the BEST?  We’ll find out!

Hollywood Casino Aurora will help draw the line up of hosting communities and food categories for each of the next 10 months from September to June.  This drawing will be at the next AACVB board meeting Thursday August 28 at
43 W. Galena Blvd. in Aurora.  Who will be the first host and what will the dish be that month?  We’ll find out! 

The end result?  The 10 CULINARY CHAMPIONS along with the 1st & 2nd runners up each month will be featured in a new travel itinerary that will be used in future marketing campaigns to attract out of town visitors to our area so they can enjoy the BEST 30 food dishes our restaurants have to offer!  ARE YOU HUNGRY YET?   For more information about the Aurora Area CVB, go to www.EnjoyAurora.com.

.Waubonsee Community College - 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:  September 6 & 13, 2014 (both days required)
9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aurora Campus
Preregistration required
Waubonsee Community College
18 S. River St., Aurora, IL 60506

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 nlcyorkville.org/details.

Sense of Samadhi - Yoga
Bring a Friend to Yoga!  Anyone with an unlimited yoga package ($80 value) can bring a friend for one consecutive week of Yoga for FREE!

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!
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

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!
Please RSVP by September 1, 2014

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 www.morrishospital.org/golfandcards.

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 www.morrishospital.org, or by calling 815-705-7364 and requesting a registration form by mail.
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 .

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

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
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.

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.