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Yorkville's Best Service Station Inc.

Grand Opening
203 Morgan Street, Yorkville
October 29th at 10am
First 10 cars present at opening will get a FREE Standard Oil Change. After the first 10 cars, Standard Oil Change is 50% off (REG. $29.95). Only one oil change per household.

Offer ends November 11, 2016.

Idea Marketing Group, Inc.

Part Time Bookkeeper / Office Support
Idea Marketing Group is looking for a part-time bookkeeper to help with managing company financials including payroll and invoicing. Candidate should have at least 3 years of experience in a bookkeeper/accounting position with solid knowledge of QuickBooks. Experience with a family owned company is preferred. Our office is located in Yorkville, IL and offer flexible hours. Ideally looking for 8-10 hours a week.

Front End Web Developer with WordPress Experience
Idea Marketing Group is looking for a Front End Web Developer with WordPress experience to join our fast-paced creative company. Our main office is located 1 hour west of Chicago in Yorkville, IL. We work a 35 hour work week which allows for half days on Friday. Weekend work is rare. Looking for experience building websites using the latest web standards with smart responsive layouts and fast load speeds. Willingness to go that extra mile to ensure work is done right within tight deadlines.

Ginger + Soul

No Room Rental Fee For The Holidays! Book Your Party With Us!
Don't wait to book your holiday party!  Located on the beautiful Fox River, the setting is perfect for office and family parties! Food and bar packages available Call 630-440-4017 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to check out our space! 
For Menus and Pricing Please Visit HERE

Fox Valley United Way

We Need Your Holiday Assistance!
The holiday season is just around the corner, and once again we know that families 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.
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 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cross Lutheran

Cross’ Walk-A-Thon a Huge Success!

On Friday, September 30th, 252 Cross Lutheran students walked 1842 miles in two hours for the 2016 Cross Lutheran Walkathon. This year’s goal was set at $18,000.  After tabulating the numbers, we found that the students crushed the goal by fundraising over $20,000 for new technology, classroom materials, and school assemblies.  Way to go students!

Cross is located at 8535 Route 47 in Yorkville. For information and a tour, call the school office at 630-553-7861 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

New Life Church

The Merry Hearts Clowns
Mark your calendars for The Merry Hearts Clowns upcoming Kids’ Celebration events: November 11, December 9, January 20, and February17. If you would like more information on our upcoming events and would like to be added to our secure email list, please email Debbie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If you would like more information about “The Buddy Show” or New Life Church, call Debbie at 630-553-0200 or visit New Life Church is located at 3205 Cannonball Trail in Yorkville just ¼ mile west of Route 47.

The Law Office Pub & Music Hall

Downtown Yorkville's newest addition, The Law Office Pub & Music Hall, pairs the highest quality independent music from all over the country with the best craft beers and cocktails to provide a one of a kind entertainment experience. Located in a historic building constructed in 1868 right in the heart of Yorkville, our renovation utilized most of the original decor from the working law practice which operated for a span over 33 years.   The same folks that brought Sturgill Simpson, Norah Jones, PHOX, and Cory Chisel to Yorkville are curating all the original artists which grace our intimate stage.

Upcoming Shows
October 28th -
The Giving Tree Band
Buy Now

The Speedbumps
October 30th -
The Speedbumps
Buy Now

Me Like Bees
November 2nd -
Me Like Bees
$5 Cover at the door

Parkview Christian

Haiti Mission Trip FUNDrive
November 12th
202 E. Countryside Pkwy, Suite D, Yorkville
Spring Cleaning in October/November!!! Are you looking to clean out items such as clothes, small appliances, books, dvds, cds etc? Help our students who are going on a Haiti Mission Trip in January by donating any of the following items: gently-used clothing, accessories, linens, books and household items. Please bring soft goods (clothes, bedding, accessories etc.) in kitchen-sized garbage bags. Bring everything else in boxes.

Drop off open to the public.

Yorkville Big Band

Our New Location
Yorkville American Legion
9054 Route 34
Free Dance Lesson with Patricia Ray from 6-7pm
21 piece Yorkville Big Band to 9pm
Admission: Adults $10; Students $5 (under 18)
Table of 8 can be reserved by calling Band Director Rick Falato at 630-465-8543 (Have your next Birthday Party at our Dance)
2016 3rd Sunday Dance Dates: November 20, December 18
2017: January 15, February 19, March 19, April 23, May 21, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17
Visit our Website


Freedom From Smoking®
Rush-Copley is proud to offer Freedom From Smoking®, a seven week program sponsored by the American Lung Association, to provide support and skills needed to quit smoking.  The cost of the program is $20, which is refundable upon completion of the program.  Registration is required. To register, visit or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).
Monday, November 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center, 1310 Waterford Drive, Aurora

Don't Dread the Prep
Have questions about colonoscopy prep?  Rush-Copley's Center for Digestive Health team will present and answer questions about scheduling and preparing for your colonoscopy.  Attendees can take part in a Q&A session and enjoy refreshments and raffle prizes.  To register, visit or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).
Tuesday, November 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Rush-Copley Heart Institute, 2080 Ogden Avenue, 2nd floor Conference Room, Aurora

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

Meet the Daughter of a Catholic Saint

Gianna Emanuela is the daughter of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, an Italian Saint who was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2004.  Her daughter will visit the Yorkville area for three special events at St. Patrick Parish on October 29 and 30.

First, Gianna Emanuela will be in Yorkville on October 29 for a Healing Service at 6pm at St. Patrick Church for all who are in need of the intercession of St. Gianna for physical, mental or spiritual healing.  The service will end with an opportunity to receive a blessing with a relic of St. Gianna.

Second, Gianna Emanuela will  be our guest at a fundraising gala to help support the shrine built in her mother’s honor and to raise funds for the preservation of St. Gianna’s family home in Ponto Nuovo, Italy. Seating is limited, reservations are required.  The cost is $100 per person for this dinner event.

Then, on Sunday, October 30, at 6 p.m., the public is invited to hear a talk given by Gianna Emanuela at St. Patrick Church located at 406 Walnut Street in Yorkville. This is a free event, but seating is limited.  Free will offerings accepted.

Proceeds raised from these events will be used to support the restoration of St. Gianna's family home in Italy, where she lived with her family and
operated her medical practice, providing treatment to children, the elderly and the poor. 

The restoration site also includes the Chapel in which she was married and the place of business in which her husband, Pietro Molla, worked. Proceeds will also be used to help complete the St. Gianna Shrine in Yorkville.

Tickets for the gala can be purchased on the website at or by contacting the Parish office at 630-553-6671.

Sense of Samadhi

All October! FREE 5:30am Sunrise Flow Yoga
Tuesday with Julianna Busa and Thursday with Nichole Okapal!
Start your day with your breathe!!!

Pet Supplies Plus

Halloween Costume Contest for your Furry, Feathery, or Scaly Friends
When: Saturday, October 29 at 12pm
Where: Pet Supplies Plus Yorkville
What: We will be hosting a fun costume contest for any pet. There will be 4 categories

  1. Cutest Costume
  2. Scariest Costume
  3. Most Creative Costume
  4. Funniest Costume

**Winners in each category will receive a $15 gift card to Pet Supplies Plus. All participants will also get a fun treat/gift for participating in our costume contest.**

Yorkville Educational Foundation

The Yorkville Educational Foundation (YEF) is dedicated to helping students, teachers, staff, and the schools of the Yorkville School District.  Our mission is "Inspiring excellence, celebrating achievement & nurturing potential", and we strive to do that in all that we do.  Admittedly, you may not have heard about the YEF yet, but over the next few months, you will hear more and about the Foundation, about the events we plan to host, and about the lives we are changing within the district.

If you are interested in donating to the YEF (in your time, your product, or your finances), we would love to hear from you.  Specifically, we are currently searching for new Directors to join the Foundation Board. Should you be interested in supporting in any way, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will find a way for you to support the Yorkville Educational Foundation!  In the meantime, we will be sending out announcements via this newsletter as often as we can.  Thank you again, and we look forward to being a part of the Chamber.

Alarm Detection Systems Video

"The Value of Being Local"

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Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center
Located adjacent to the Rush-Copley’s Aurora campus at 1310 Waterford Drive, Waterford Place is now open and providing services and support to anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Waterford Place is a warm, welcoming environment where participants can connect with support services including mind-body classes, expressive therapies and informational programs along with a salon featuring an American Cancer Society® wig boutique. If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer, join us at Waterford Place, where help meets hope. Learn more at

Grace Holistic Center for Education

We are Grace Holistic Center for Education, the newest and only school of its kind. We are alternative education redefined. Our home base is in Yorkville, IL. Some of the things that make us unique are the daily integration of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness into our standard curriculum for all grade levels. Some of the dynamic twists that make GHCFE students flower in the most amazing ways are Spanish classes for Pre-K through High School, organic lunches, stimulating electives, focus on not only academic capacity but emotional capacity/wellness also, before and after school care, and the reason we are reaching to you today, Aquaponics. If you aren't familiar with Aquaponics the best way to describe it is the marriage between aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. Our intentions are to develop a program which we feel kids to grow their own food in the highest standards of sustainability through Aquaponics. Our program needs from you three components ideally, but any one of these moves us forward exponentially. These three things are Knowledge, Materials, and Funding.
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Celebrate Differences

Help us Spice Up Someone's Life!
Celebrate Differences is working to give individuals with disabilities a chance to achieve their dream to work and give them a chance to be a part of the community where they live. This is where you come in! Celebrate Differences is in the process of purchasing a spice store. Our store will not only serve as a venue for our employees to sell spices,  but also as a training center for those with disabilities. Our program participants will attend a training period and upon graduation from our program they will be employed at the store. They will learn time management skills, life skills, money management, daily operations of the store, computer skills for an online store and marketing skills.  Of course, they MUST learn about sugars and spice and everything nice!

Donate at this link: Can't donate - please spread the word!

Celebrate Differences
Disability Awareness Center
5375 Route 34, Ste 4
Oswego, Il 60543

Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AACVB) has formed the Aurora Area Sports Alliance (AASA), an organization with a dedicated focus to bringing amateur sporting events to the Aurora Area.

The AASA is comprised of representatives from like-minded organizations who support amateur sports of all types. In addition to the AACVB, these organizations include the City of Aurora, the Fox Valley Park District, Batavia Park District, Big Rock Park District, Sugar Grove Park District, Yorkville Park District, area high schools, Aurora University, Waubonsee Community College, privately-owned sports facilities and area private-sector business.

The AASA is committed to promoting the Aurora region nationally as a premier destination for sports and recreation. The major goal of the Aurora Area Sports Alliance are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional athletics facilities. The AASA will  enhance the image of the Aurora Area by showcasing the region as an outstanding venue for sports tournaments.

Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506 • Phone: 630-256-3190

Ohana Healing Hands
718 N. Bridge St.
(331) 303-2644

Ohana Healing Hands would like to announce that Reiki is now being offered at our location by Reiki Master, Nina Parotto
Nina Parotto, LMRT has been practicing Reiki since 2015. She is a Master & Teacher of Usui Holy Fire system of Reiki.  She received her Master Level in 2016. She's always had a passion for healing others.

Reiki is a Japanese energy-based modality. We all pay attention to our physical body, our skin, bones, muscles and even our blood and hormonal systems. It’s also important to align your energy system to feel balanced and at ease. Reiki is a series of hand placements performed over the body while fully clothed in a peaceful environment. The gentle touch of Reiki can produce profound results. To some it feels like a guided body meditation ~ with the ability to quiet the mind and allow your body to heal on any level. Many people are beginning to recognize the interconnection of body, mind and spirit and the importance of treating the whole person rather than separate body parts and adopting a more holistic approach to health and well-being. It’s also a wonderful way to just unwind…teens love it too!

Interested in learning more?  Call 331.303.2644 or Book your appointment Online 24/7 at
25% OFF Reiki Energy Healing Session
Valid From: Sep 07,2016 - Oct 31,2016

Kind Hands Senior Care

Kind Hands 1 and 2 Taking Reservations For Care
The remodeling of a recent purchase has begun for Kind Hands 2 in Yorkville.  We provide 24/7 care for your loved ones by trained caregivers overseen by a couple with 39 years experience in care. Last month was the 4th year of service to seniors in Yorkville. Call 630-508-8357 for an appointment to talk about the care of your loved senior and get in on the one week free service after a paid months care. Best value in Kendall County with a caregiver to resident ratio of 1 to 5.

Mutual Ground

Walk For Hope
Saturday, October 22nd
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
It's For A Great Cause
Each year Mutual Ground provides free and confidential services to almost 1,500 individuals who are affected by domestic and sexual violence in Southern Kane and all of Kendall County. Walk for Hope is our biggest fundraiser of the year and your participation can help us reach our fundraising goal of $90,000! To register, click the "Register" button above.
New Location
This year's Walk will be held at Blackberry Farm in Aurora and we couldn't be more excited! The best part? Ample parking!
Family Friendly
Bring the kids and enjoy free carousel rides, face painting, temporary tattoos, and access to Blackberry Farm's Adventure Playground - an exciting network of climbing decks, slides, ropes, and catwalk-style bridges connecting an array of playhouses!
Free Admission into Blackberry Farm
The Fox Valley Park District has generously offered everyone who registers and attends the walk free admission into Blackberry Farm following the Walk! Admission includes unlimited rides on the train, hay wagon, pedal tractors, paddle boats, carousel and ponies. To learn more about Blackberry Farm visit their website HERE.
We Need Your Help
As we continue to face the state budget crisis head on, we need your help with fundraising efforts now more than ever. As a result of the 6-month stopgap budget, we will only be receiving a fraction of our normal state funding. Although we've imposed a series of cuts to ensure victims of domestic and sexual violence continue to receive vital services, we still have a long way to go to bridge the funding gap created by the state.
You can help us sustain our programs by setting up a fundraising page and sharing it with friends and family through social media or email. Every donation counts no matter how big or small!
Can't Attend the Walk?
You can still support Mutual Ground by making a tax-deductible donation. To make a donation click the "Donate Here" button below.

FraidyCat 5k, Ghost Run 10k & Meow Mile!
Mutual Ground is thrilled to have been selected as the 2016 charity for the 6th Annual FraidyCat 5k, Ghost Run 10k & Meow Mile on October 30 hosted by the Oswego Chamber of Commerce! A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to our organization. The more runners that register, the more Mutual Ground receives! For more information on how to register, please visit here.

Yorkville Public Library

Community Story Time

The Youth Service Department of the Yorkville Public Library is looking for area businesses to host a story time. If you have an interest, space & availability on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the morning, we would like to have a half hour story time at your place of business. Please contact Marianne Eberhardt or Jennette Weiss @ 630-553-4354 x109 for any further information.

Thank You!
The Yorkville Public Library would like to thank the many sponsors for their participation in the 2016 Adult and Children’s Summer Reading program, Read for the Gold.  The area sponsors include: Friends of the Yorkville Library, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Yorkville Wendy’s, Yorkville McDonald’s, Sugar Grove Family Fun Center, Kuiper’s Family Farm, Yorkville Bowl, Yorkville Parks and Recreation, NCG Yorkville Cinemas, Yorkville Culvers, Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Kane County Cougars. The continued support of the Yorkville Public Library by area businesses and organizations is greatly appreciated and allows us to give back to the community.

Aurora University

Aurora University's Human Resource Institute presents - 2016: The Labor and Employment Year in Review with Penelope M. Lechtenberg, J.D.
Click here to register
Thursday, November 3
7:30 a.m. - Registration, networking, and refreshments
8:00 a.m. - Presentation followed by Q&A
Aurora University Orchard Center
2245 Sequoia Drive, Suite 301A, Aurora
Learn about current legal trends, recent federal and state legislation, and upcoming legal requirements that will affect Illinois employers. The presentation will focus on immigration, labor, and employment legal issues.

This will be the last HRI event for 2016, and the 11th time we've hosted Lechtenberg. Her presentations are always informative and engaging. This is a "can't miss" HRI event!

Fox Valley Family YMCA

For more information on membership or programming visit; stop by our Central Branch - we’re located just west of the Yorkville Target; or call 630-552-4100 x221.
The Fox Valley Family YMCA is a mission-centered, cause-driven charity organization dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, and families in Kendall and DeKalb counties.
Central Branch: 3875 Eldamain Rd., Plano, (630) 552-4100
West Branch: 707 S. Main St., Sandwich, (815) 786-9998

Mid-Day Play Pet Services

Now Offering Puppy Training Classes
Mid-Day Play is pleased to announce a variety of training classes to help you and your dog build a relationship!  We will be offering:

  • Puppy 101 & 102
  • Beginning Obedience
  • Adolescent Workshop

These classes are being taught by a certified dog trainer with over 20 years experience. A good training foundation is critical when raising a puppy. As a puppy moves into adolescence, it is also important to understand common adolescent behavior.

Our passion here at Mid-Day Play is to help make puppy/dog ownership as fun and exciting as possible!

Call more for information: 815-739-7669
Facebook: Mid-Day Play

Alarm Detection Systems

Now Hiring:
To learn more about a career at Aurora based Alarm Detection Systems, Inc., please watch this video.

Plano Community Garden

Last week the garden had 4 wonderful kids help pick produce for the food pantry. We picked and delivered 800 pounds of fresh vegetables and the gardens YTD total is 1 1/2 tons. We are 4 weeks and 700 pounds of produce over last year at this time. If.anyone is available on Wednesday mornings between 9-11am feel free to come help pick and learn more about the garden.

Donations for New Shed!
We are still raising money for our larger equipment shed. Donations can be sent to:
Plano Community Garden,  P.O. Box 217, Plano, IL 60545.
We also have a go-fund-me account set up. Please consider donating, any amount will be greatly appreciated. We need $3000-$4000 and the Plano Rotary will match our first  $1500. As of 8/8/2016 we are at just under $1000.

Please follow us on Facebook, at Plano Community Garden for updates on both pantry and shed fund raising totals.

Waubonsee Community College

Recruit and Keep Great Talent
Interactive workshops with practical tips you can use TODAY! No boring PowerPoints, we promise!
Solutions for Difficult Conversations - Wednesday, November 2
Leading Multiple Generations - Wednesday, November 16
$40 per workshop
$135 for all four workshops

Where: Aurora Downtown Campus
18 S. River Street, Room 160, Aurora: Read More
For More Information or to Register
Contact: Harriet Parker
630-906-4143, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Change A Life: Be a Tutor! Waubonsee Community College 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 (ABE) classes.
Choose your own tutoring schedule; Ongoing support and professional development; Free Training.
To Register Contact:
Amanda Munor, Volunteer Tutor Coordinator
630-801-7900 ext. 4661, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
2 Day Classroom Training November 5 & 12, 9am-3pm

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

The Dromen Group - Growing Minds Growing Possibilites

Scholarship Essay Contest
The Dromen Group is pleased and excited to announce the winners of the first WON MY EDUCATION scholarship essay contest! Jessica Prentice of Plano, IL won the 1st place award of $1,000.  Jessica will use her scholarship to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher.  Brandon Beerup of Yorkville, IL won the 2nd place award of $500.  Brandon intends to pursue a career in management.

Both students received their scholarships, along with educational resources that will help to ensure their long-term success, during an award ceremony held at the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce on 20-August-2016.

The Dromen Group's mission is to increase educational opportunities and provide students with budgeting and financial tools that will help ensure their success after graduation. The Dromen Group will realize its mission via hard work, carefully constructing partnerships, and bringing to bear the collective passion of those wishing to implement positive change in the world.  Exceeding the expectations of its business partners, employees, and, most of all, individuals and families in communities around the world, is the hallmark of The Dromen Group.

The Future
The Dromen Group believes that sponsoring scholarship essay contests provides much needed opportunity to ambitious students.  The Dromen Group will also sponsor future WON MY RIDE automobile essay contests and WON MY HOME single family home essay contests. 
Contact: Joseph Bates, Media Relations
P.O. Box 1142
Yorkville, IL 60560
Office: (847) 987-3641
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The Dromen Group is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

At Girl Scouts, guided by supportive adults and peers girls develop their leadership potential through age-appropriate activities that enable them to discover their values, skills, and the world around them, connect with others in a multicultural environment; and take action to make a difference in the world. If you're interested in getting involved or getting your daughter involved please contact Sherry at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus

Re-Designated as Level II Perinatal Care Provider
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has been re-designated as a Level II perinatal care provider by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
The designation means Morris Hospital has the necessary qualifications to care for women who have the potential or likelihood for complicated or high risk deliveries, as well as newborns who may require specialized services. This includes premature infants born as early as 32 weeks gestation, in addition to full-term newborns with breathing difficulties, jaundice, or other medical conditions that require an intermediate level of care.
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Serving patients at 22 locations in 11 different communities, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Morris, Newark, Ottawa and Yorkville. Through the services of over 1,700 healthcare professionals, physicians and volunteers, Morris Hospital provides lifesaving cardiac intervention with angioplasty and stents, a radiation therapy center for cancer patients, a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, and immediate care services at three locations. Morris Hospital is a Level II trauma center and a Level II perinatal care provider with an intermediate care nursery.  In 2016, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM.

Voluntary Action Center - Kendall Area Transit

Attached is your October 2016 edition of the Kendall Area Transit Newsletter. Also please check out our website for more information!

For more information about Kendall Area Transit visit here

Edward Hospital

Named One of the 100 Top Hospitals
Edward Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Edward made the 100 Top Hospitals list in the Large Community Hospitals category and is one of four non-teaching hospitals in Illinois that earned Truven recognition. “This means Edward’s doctors, nurses and staff are providing high-quality, compassionate care to our patients, and we’re doing it in a way that’s efficient and financially smart for the organization,” says Pam Davis, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health.

Kendall County Fairgrounds

The Kendall County Fairgrounds is coming into our busy season. We've got some dates we would suggest you mark on your calendars, become a friend on Facebook and check out our website We have lots of rentals these days from weddings, wedding receptions, private auctions and other community activities and fundraisers. Merrie is ready to help you your event, timing and other needs. Call her at 630-212-0686.

Kendall County Forest Preserve District

Fall is a great time for family events and enjoying time outdoors. Check out our fall line up of events and programs & enjoy the beauty and splendor of your local preserves!
2016 Fall Programs and Events
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Fall Public Programs
Registration for our fall public programs is now open! Program offerings can be viewed on-line at our website. All of our programs require registration. If a class does not meet its minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled two days prior to the event. Early registration prevents cancelled classes! To register for a program, call (630) 553-4025 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it For more information on a program, call (630) 553-2292 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ellis House and Equestrian Center and Sunrise Center North 5K and Family Fun Day

On Saturday, October 29 Sunrise Center North Therapeutic Riding Center, in collaboration with the Ellis House and Equestrian Center, will be holding a Monster Dash 5K, Kids' Costume Run, and Family Fun Day. The event will run from 8 am to 4 pm at Ellis House and Equestrian Center with a variety of fall-themed activities throughout the day. The morning will kickoff with race registration at 8 am. The Adult 5K, begins at 9:30 am, and the Kids' Costume Run at 10:30 am.  Kickoff for Family Fun Day begins at noon and will run through 4 p.m. The Family Fun Day will feature face painting, hay bale rides, costume contests, games, goodies, and, of course, horse play. Admission will be $5 per person for the Family Fun Day, or included in the race registration fees. The limited fee will allow for full access to every aspect of the festival, with the exception of both pony pictures and rides. All funds raised from event sponsorships and participation fees will support the Ellis and Sunrise Center North educational and therapeutic riding programs.  Thank you for considering a contribution to these important programs. For more information, contact David Guritz at 630-553-4131, or Kris Mondrella at 815-467-9332, or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it today.
Ellis - Sunrise 5K and Family Fun Day Sponsorship Form
5K Run and Kids' Costume Fun Run Registration Form