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Ginger+Soul

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United City of Yorkville Parks & Recreation

Youth Spring Soccer League Registration February 1 – 12
Play soccer with the Yorkville Parks & Recreation Department this spring! Registration for youth leagues runs through Friday, February 12. Divisions that will be offered include Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade Boys, 5th/6th Grade Girls, and 7th/8th Grade. Registration is $80-$100 depending on your child’s grade and residency status. Practices will begin March 28. Please call the Yorkville Parks & Recreation office at 630-553-4357 for more information. You can register by calling the recreation office, visiting the recreation office in person at 201 W. Hydraulic Ave, or online at yorkvilleparksandrecreation.com

Adult Summer Softball Registration
February 1 – April 8
Looking to play softball this summer? The Yorkville Parks & Recreation Department will accept registration for both a Men’s and Co-Ed Softball League through Friday, April 8 and is $900 per team for Co-Ed, and $800 for Men’s. The Co-Ed League will feature a 20 game schedule, and the Men’s League will feature a 16 game schedule (Double-Header format) with games being played from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Both leagues are USSSA sanctioned. Games will begin the week of April 18. Please call the Parks & Recreation office at 630-553-4357 for more information. You can register by calling the recreation office or by visiting the recreation office in person at 201 W. Hydraulic Ave.

2-Ball Competition – Friday, February 5
The Yorkville Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a basketball shooting competition on Friday, February 5 at Autumn Creek Elementary School. Boys and Girls in grades Kindergarten – 8th grade are eligible to compete. Teams can be co-ed, boys only, girls only, or parent-child. K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th Grade Divisions will be offered, this is a FREE event. Registration is held the day of and will begin at 5:00 pm; the K-2nd Grade division will begin at 5:30pm with the older divisions following after. For more information contact the Yorkville Parks & Recreation Department at 630-553-4357.


OMG Liquor & Wine - Hiring Now!
302 N. Bridge Street, Yorkville
Contact:  847-254-0818


Alarm Detection Systems

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


Foot & Ankle Centers would like to wish you a Happy New Year!

Dr. Bishop and Dr. Rappette are ready to assist all your podiatric needs.  Call today or visit any of our three locations and receive a complimentary 2016 wellness calendar.  We are the specialists for treating all conditions of the foot and ankle. Our Medical Foot Spa technician is accepting appointments for a variety of medical pedicures. Our doctors and staff look forward to helping you start the new year off on the right foot!

654 W Veterans Pkwy, Suite D, Yorkville
630.553.9300
www.FootAndAnkleExperts.com
Like us - www.facebook.com/FootAndAnkleExperts


CASA Kendall County

Helping Kids Shine
CASA Kendall County
has two exciting events going on to kick off 2016.  Our "Helping Kids Shine" 2 carat Neil Lane diamond ring raffle is ongoing and a limited number of tickets are available. This amazing ring is valued at $9,000 and will certainly make some very lucky lady smile in the New Year. Tickets can be purchased on our website at casakendallcounty.org or at the Kay Jewelers in Yorkville between Kohls and Dicks during regular business hours. The ring is in the Kay store so if you stop in to purchase your tickets there you can try it on and get a free cleaning and inspection on the spot of your own jewelery. All proceeds of the ring raffle directly benefit CASA Kendall County and the abused and neglected children we serve.


Fontanez PHOTOGRAPHY

Need To Update Your Headshot For 2016?
Project Headshot will help you take care of both your professional and personal imaging needs and do good for several of our YACC organizations as well!  We will be providing headshots for YACC members on February 22nd with a share of proceeds going to these 501(c)3 members:        
Celebrate Differences – a great organization providing resources and opportunities to children and families with special needs
Plano Community Garden – a community project that provides several tons of fresh produce to the Kendall County Food Pantry seasonally
Roses from Linda – an incredible organization that reunites families that have suffered loss with emphasis on children, cancer and military reunions

Call 630-200-3614 today!                                                                    
Find additional details at Project Headshot.


Fox Valley United Way

Souper Bowl - In 2016 Don't Fumble Your Chance to Tackle Hunger
Saturday, February 6, 9am-3pm
When you shop for your Super Bowl party, buy a few extra items for Fox Valley United Way’s Souper Bowl:
• Our special Souper Bowl food drive will help restock the shelves at the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry and Kendall County Food Pantry.
• We need non-perishable food items. Canned fruits, vegetables, meats and soups.  We’ll accept cash donations as well.
• Volunteers will be at each participating store from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Look for our special tables.
Needed Items: canned fruit & vegetables; toilet paper; canned meat; canned soup & mix; breakfast cereal; mac-n-cheese; sugar; baby food & formula; rice & beans; tuna; cooking oil; potato, noodles & rice sides; pasta & sauce; Or, make a cash donation at the store exit.
Your $1 donation will buy $8 worth of food for the food pantry.
Participating stores:
Jewel-Osco
Eola Rd., Aurora; W. Galena Blvd., Aurora
Orchard Rd.,Oswego; Rt. 30, Oswego
Rt. 47, Sugar Grove
Veterans Prkwy, Yorkville
Prisco's Family Market, Prairie St., Aurora

For more information, call us at 630-896-4636, email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit us online at www.uwfoxvalley.org.

Our Efforts to Help the Fox Valley "LIVE UNITED" Are Growing!

We are thrilled to let you know that effective August 1, 2016, United Way of Central Kane County is merging with Fox Valley United Way. This means that the 15 communities in Kane and Kendall counties currently served by Fox Valley United Way will be joined by St. Charles, Geneva, Elburn, Maple Park, LaFox, Kaneville, Wasco and Campton Hills.

With 94 years of experience in addressing the needs of the less fortunate, Fox Valley United Way is privileged to have the organizational capacity to develop resources that will fund social service agencies that United Way of Central Kane County has supported. We will continue to lead collaborative community change that impacts health, education and income - the three pillars of United Way efforts throughout the United States.
Fox Valley United Way is already planning how we will expand donor and volunteer opportunities, while bringing successful initiatives to these new communities.

Volunteer Fox Valley, our partnership with Aurora University, is one such initiative. This online volunteer portal connects individuals and businesses seeking volunteer opportunities with not-for-profit organizations in Kane and Kendall Counties needing their help, and is available to agencies in the central Kane region.

SPARK (Strong, Prepared And Ready for Kindergarten), the Aurora Early Childhood Collaboration between Fox Valley United Way, the City of Aurora and School Districts 129, 131, 204 and 308, is another resource that could be expanded to additional communities. This program works to ensure that at-risk children are prepared to succeed when they get to kindergarten by improving access to quality preschool learning options.

We are grateful to the United Way of Central Kane County Board of Directors and Executive Director Paula Yensen for entrusting Fox Valley United Way to carry on their respected tradition of advancing the common good in the communities they serve.

As someone important to Fox Valley United Way, we hope you share our excitement about the opportunity to extend our mission of "measurably improving lives" to more people in the Fox Valley.
We look forward to sharing more information with you in the months ahead.


Rush-Copley

Art Therapy for Movement Disorders

Led by a Board Certified Art Therapist, sessions use the creative process of art making to help cope with symptoms and stress and to enhance cognitive abilities. No artistic talent is necessary to benefit from art therapy.  To register, call 630-499-6619.
Spring session begins Monday, February 8 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Rush-Copley Heart Institute, Aurora

Group Speech & Music Therapy for People with Parkinson’s Disease

Voice and speech disorders are common in Parkinson’s disease adversely affecting communication and quality of life.  Studies have shown that group music and speech therapy can be a promising intervention.  Attend these eight, weekly one-hour sessions led by a licensed speech/language pathologist and a board certified music therapist to learn and practice a variety of techniques to help improve communication.  Activities will be aimed at improving vocal loudness and pitch, speech intelligibility, and oral-motor coordination.  No musical experience or talent is required.  For more information and to register, call 630-499-6619.
Spring session begins Friday, February 19 • 10 to 11 a.m.
Sugar Grove Township Building, 54 Snow Street, Sugar Grove

Your Health and the ‘S’ Factor:  Sleep, Stress & Sitting

Sit, Stress, Sleep – it’s a vicious cycle.  Chronic stress can lead to a lack of sleep.  Sleep is one of the first things we give up when pressed for time.  Top that with most of us spending our days sitting behind a desk or at home on the couch, and it’s the perfect combination to create harmful short and long-term effects on our health.  Join Rush-Copley Medical Group pulmonologist Sanjeev Kalra, M.D., and internal medicine physician Nidhi Tiwari, M.D., to learn how to reclaim your health and manage these things for a better quality of life.  A Rush-Copley Healthplex personal trainer will also give you tips to help you move more and sit less.  A lively discussion, Q&A panel, raffle prizes, gift bags and a light meal will be served.  Seating is limited. To register for this FREE program, visit rushcopley.com or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).
Wednesday, February 17 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Midwest Center for Advanced Imaging, 4355 Montgomery Road, Naperville

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center
Rush-Copley is pleased to announce the opening of Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center, where services and support, free of charge, are available to anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Read the Beacon News story below and learn more at waterfordcrc.com.


Yorkville American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 489

ANNUAL INDOOR GARAGE & BAKE SALE
February 6

8am to 2pm at the Yorkville American Legion, 9054 Rt. 34, Yorkville

Selling: Kitchen items, Small Furniture, household items, gently used clothing, toys & games, books, small tools, shoes, Holiday decorations, sporting goods, antiques and collectables, baby items, glassware and much miscellaneous.

Lunch available in the JEM Club for purchase from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Support your community !


Earthmover Credit Union

Raising Funds For Local Woman
Earthmover Credit Union is currently selling Fannie May chocolate bars for $1 each through the month of February for Kendra Lange.  Kendra, 27 of Plano, has an incurable rare muscle disease called McArdles (GSD).  She recently had surgery for Compartment Syndrome due to this rapidly progressing disease, and lost part of her left leg muscle.  Kendra is married with two children, and has been unable to work for two years.  Earthmover Credit Union is also accepting monetary donations at each of their five branches.  All funds raised will be given to Kendra to help pay for medical expenses.

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.


Cornish Chiropractic and The Chocolate Shoppe

Cornish Chiropractic and The Chocolate Shoppe of Yorkville will host “Chocolate & Bubbly” on February 9th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Proceeds and donations will benefit the Kendall County Food Pantry. Admission is FREE with food and cash donations accepted at the event.

Local businesses will be on hand to provide a variety of complimentary services and vendors selling products geared to the theme of treating yourself. We also have a photographer who will be doing mini Valentines Day photo sessions, also complimentary. The Chocolate Shoppe and Cornish Chiropractic thank all of the participating businesses and those who will attend in advance for supporting The Kendall County Food Pantry.

There are 2 ways to be entered into our grand prize of our "Date Night Raffle Basket." 1. Get a free spinal screening. 2. If you are already a patient, bring a friend!


Ohana Healing Hands

Looking for a way to spend your Valentines Weekend with someone you care about? Your significant other, best friend, mother, father, child.....anyone you want to just have some relaxation with. We are offering Couples Massage February 13th and 14th. During the massage receive a 10 minute back scrub with hot towel treatment along with 60 minutes of hands on relaxation for $150.00 per couple. Afterwards enjoy hanging out in our relaxation room with some wine and chocolates. Space is limited.

Must CALL 331.303.2644 to book your appointment.

Ohana Healing Hands
718 N. Bridge St. Yorkville, Illinois 60560
331.303.2644

New Therapist on Staff
Come in to meet Renee or Heather - Our new Massage Therapists
60 Minute Relaxation Massage - $49
90 Minute Relaxation Massage - $69
Expires: March 15, 2016


PRP Wine International

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

Harry Melick, Wine Consultant
Cell: 630-878-9089
Office: 630-995-4560
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www.prpwine.com


Fox Valley Family YMCA

FOX VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
3875 Eldamain Road, Plano, IL 60545
(P) 630-552-4100  (F) 630-552-7548
foxvalleyymca.org


Kendall County Food Pantry

Project Get Milk For Kids
Kendall County Food Pantry is looking to raise $46,500 to fund all the young families and seniors who otherwise would go without milk. With your help of $150 per year a family can be assured of having that gallon of milk. Each business who donates $150 will get a certificate with a photo op to display. It's tax deductible as well. We are looking to help 300 families and every little bit helps!  Please help us by going to www.kendallcountyfoodpantry.org

Check Presented for $11,450.00 from Contractors, Vendors and Suppliers of Yorkville School District #115
On Thursday, January 31st, the Kendall County Food Pantry was presented with a check for $11,450.00 from the Contractors, Vendors and Suppliers of Yorkville School District #115.  Thank you to Brian DeBolt, Director of Building & Grounds at Yorkville CUSD #115, Miya DeBolt, Armelinda DeBolt, Ava De Bolt, and Ken Spaeth, Midland States Bank for presenting the check to Maria Spaeth, Executive Director at Kendall County Food Pantry. Every dollar donated to KCFP can purchase $8 worth of food at the Northern Illinois Food Bank.  The donation represents $91,600.00 worth of food.


Kendall County Fair Association

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


Sense of Samadhi

Sankalpa Fest
February 13, 9am-5pm
Set you intention for the new year. choose one of three workshops every hour, including: Ayurveda, Medicine Bags, Tarot Blocks, Tinctures, Labyrynth, Crystal Grids, Meditation Chakra Balancing, Journal Mapping, Nidra Henna, Drum Circle, Kundalini, Kirtan Crystal Bowls, Radical Dance, Acroyoga and more.
Workshops 8am-4pm, Kirtan 4-5pm

Early bird special; save $20 on full-day pass! Only $60 for a full day of workshops, classes, and kirtan!
Set your intention for the new year at Sense of Samadhi's Sankalpa Fest. Workshops every hour, on the hour, from 9am-4pm, with live Kirtan from 4pm - 5pm.
Click here to buy your full day pass for only $60. After 1/31, the price goes back up to $80!

135 East Van Emmon St., Yorkville


Edward Jones

THE FINANCIAL ADVISOR OPPORTUNITY
Driven by taking charge of my career and my income. If you’re ready to take control of your career and rise to new challenges in exchange for greater independence andmore personal satisfaction, then you’re ready to explore a career as an Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

As an Edward Jones Financial Advisor, you will form meaningful, long-term relationships with clients as you help them achieve their financial goals. With our award-winning financial and business development training and the ability to build your business, you will truly have unlimited earnings potential. You’ll also receive your own firm-provided office, dedicated branch administrator and the ongoing support you need to build a successful career - all directly connected to the energy and effort you apply.

Want to learn more?
Attend our Financial Advisor Opportunity Dinner
Date: Tuesday, February 23
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, 1824 Abriter Court, Naperville
RSVP: via email to : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
For more information, visit: careers.edwardjones.com/chicago


Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Bowl for Kids’ Sake!
Looking for a fun way to make a difference for children in Kendall County?  Register for Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the best bowling-themed fundraiser around!  Big Brothers Big Sisters needs your support to provide quality mentoring relationships for at-risk kids.  Check out the event website to create a team of fundraisers, then join us at Yorkville Bowl on February 27th for a “thank you” celebration!  Can’t make it that day?  Consider alternate days at Parkside Lanes, or just make a quick donation.  Thanks from Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Kane and Kendall Counties
630-844-8204
www.aurorabbbs.org


Yorkville Public Library

Jacqueline Kennedy at the Yorkville Public Library
Monday, February 29 at 7:00

Meet former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in this fascinating first-person performance by Leslie Goddard. 

It is 1964 and the former first lady, besieged by tourists and paparazzi, is struggling to cope.  Attempting to determine her next step, she reviews her life, sharing stories about her marriage, her fight for privacy amidst intense media scrutiny, her work to restore the White House, and her attempts to showcase the arts.  As she gradually opens up, you will meet the private woman behind the public myth. 

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is intended for adults 18 and older, and no registration is required.


The Office Works, Inc.

Tax Time! Stop By Today For Your Tax Forms
11 East Main Street
Plano, IL
630-552-9810
(F)630-552-4255


Raging Waves Waterpark

Raging Waves Waterpark is now hiring! Open positions include a full-time salaried Maintenance Technican and many other seasonal positions for the summer of 2016. Follow the link for more information on how to join the team at Illinois' Largest Waterpark!


Aurora University

HOW TO DEVELOP A STRONG INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 AM until 9:00 AM
RSVP here
Join Aurora University's Human Resource Institute for a morning of professional development, networking, and idea-sharing as AU's Career Services Team will lead a discussion about developing, maintaining, and expanding an internship program at your organization.

Topics that will be covered include:
- How to start a new internship program
- Costs and benefits to developing an intern program
- Credit vs. non-credit internships
- Expectations for supervision
- Aurora University's internship process/program
- and much more

This is a free event for all those that RSVP. A continental breakfast will be served.
Aurora University
2245 Sequoia Dr Ofc 301A
Aurora


Plano Community Garden

Some Little Known Facts About the Community Garden:
1) The Plano Community Garden was established in 2009. We were started by the Jacobs Well church to provide a garden for the community to grow fresh produce for their families and also to grow and provide fresh produce for the Kendall County Food Pantry. In 2012, the garden became a not-for-profit.
2) Last year alone the garden donated over 3 tons of  fresh produce to the KCFP.
3) In 7 years the garden has donated over 18.5 tons of fresh produce to the KCFP.
4) We have three Kendall County Master Gardeners who donate their time to volunteer in the garden, have their onw garden plots, and also answer garden questions.
5) The garden also has a bee keeper to help answer any questions about bees, wasps, hornets or other pests. He also sells his local honey.

With spring just around the corner, members of the garden are starting to think about what we need this year. How can we provide ever more produce for the pantry? Besides volunteers, we also need donations. This year we need a small tiller, a weed wacker, a slightly larger tool shed plus we will need money to help buy seeds. At the end of last year we did not get any left over seeds from any of the retail stores.  

Plano Community Garden will have a table set up at the Chamber office on Monday February 22 with information on the garden. Please stop by and say Hi! and pick up a copy of the University of Illinois Extension’s “Gardener’s Corner”. A free pamphlet that comes out bi-monthly from the U of I in Urbana-Champaign.


Yorkville Youth Baseball Softball Association

4th Annual Dinner & Dance Fundraiser- Big Ticket Raffle
Saturday, April 16
5:30 PM
Yorkville American Legion
9054 Veterans Pkwy, Yorkville, Illinois 60560
Tickets only $10 each for a chance to win $10,000.. Dinner/dance tickets can be purchased for an additional $15..
$10,000 GRAND PRIZE
$2,000- 2nd PRIZE
$1,000-3rd PRIZE
$500- (2 winners)
$200- (5 winners)
$100- (10 winners). PLUS more cash prizes to be announced the night of the event!! (Rules apply, see actual ticket for more info)
Please come out and support YYBSA & win some cash while your there!! 50/50 raffles.. Door Prizes , DJ & much much more!!( 21 & over)
Dinner provided & donated by Mike & Denise's


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


Mutual Ground - Where the Healing Begins

Our 2nd Annual Food for Thought Fundraising Event is definitely NOT your parent's gala!
Join us on Thursday, April 21st at Fishermen's Inn in Elburn, IL for a memorable night of incredible food, premium drinks, impressive auctions, and exciting games of chance. This event will sell out so be sure to buy your tickets early.

Individual and VIP tickets are now available for purchase online. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit our event page HERE

Mutual Ground | 630-897-0084 |  www.mutualground.org


Morris Hospital

Morris Hospital Receives Primary Stroke Center Designation from Illinois Department of Public Health

Six months after being awarded Primary Stroke Certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers was upgraded from an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital to a Primary Stroke Center by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In order to achieve the Primary Stroke Center designation from IDPH, Morris Hospital had to demonstrate achievement of stroke certification from a nationally recognized certification body such as HFAP. “The state designation is important because it tells emergency medical services and the public that we have the ability to stabilize, diagnosis and treat acute stroke patients, provide acute care, administer medications quickly, and provide rehabilitation therapies safely and efficiently,” says Cara Marco, 2 South Manager and Stroke Coordinator at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers.

Read more...


Waubonsee Community College

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

If you have questions or need assistance with completing a scholarship application, please call the Waubonsee Community College Foundation at (630) 466-2316.

Illinois Small Business Development Center


2016 Poised for Growth Business Plan Competition
What? The second annual Poised for Growth Business Plan Competition is offering a top prize of $10,000, plus a consulting engagement valued at $5,000, to the small business that prepares and presents the best business plan describing how they intend to grow their existing business. Don't delay!  We are taking applications NOW.  

Key Dates
Applications will be accepted from January 11 through March 13, 2016.
Business Plans may be submitted from January 25 through May 6, 2016.
Business owners with the top eight business plans will compete in a final presentation to a panel of judges on June 21, 2016.

Eligibility Criteria
Entrants will be judged on the business owner's ability to convey a clear and convincing approach to expanding the business over the next three years.
Eligibility:
•    Headquartered in Illinois
•    In business for three years or longer
•    Classified as "for profit"
•    Fewer than 500 employees and $16 M in revenue
•    Proof of a valid and current business entity designation
•    Proof of valid and current licensing, if applicable
•    Available to present to the judging panel on the final pitch date

Preparation Assistance
Free workshops will review both the business plan and presentation formats and guidelines. The workshops are optional, but helpful!
Business Plan Overview (attend any one session)
•    Wed. February 17, 3 - 5 p.m., Elgin Community College
•    Tues. February 23, 3-5 p.m., Waubonsee Community College Aurora Campus
•    Wed. March 16, 3-5 p.m., Elgin Community College
•    Fri. March 18, 9-11 a.m., Waubonsee Community College Aurora Campus
Business Plan Financials (attend any one session)
•    Wed. March 23, 3-5 p.m., Elgin Community College
•    Fri. March 25, 9-11 a.m., Waubonsee Community College Aurora Campus

To sign up for a workshop, or for more information, contact the IL SBDC:
•    Harriet Parker, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (630) 906-4143

•    Sybil Ege, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (847) 214-7488
Register Now!


Kendall Area Transit

For more information about Kendall Area Transit visit here


Edward-Elmhurst Health

It’s time to look forward to 2016, but before we do, let’s reflect on the past 12 months about these 20 stories that made 2015 an eventful and successful year for Edward-Elmhurst Health.

Healthy Driven
1. A new Healthy Driven marketing and advertising campaign began with Danica Patrick delivering a message that focuses on disease prevention and health screenings.
2. Danica was the featured speaker at the Healthy Driven 500, our community health expo in January. Later, in October, Danica made pit stops at Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals to deliver more health, nutrition and wellness messages.
3. We introduced our new System web site – www.EEHealth.org.

Awards and recognition

4. Elmhurst Hospital was recognized as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
5. Edward Hospital achieved Magnet recognition for the third time.
6. Elmhurst Hospital was named one of Becker's Hospital Review’s 100 Great Community Hospitals.
7. Edward Hospital was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals.
8. Elmhurst Hospital was re-designated as a Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospital.

Our Foundations
9. The Edward Foundation raised $910,000 at its 25th annual gala, The Big Gig: Passport, with a portion of the funds going to expansion/renovation of the Edward Cancer Center in Naperville.
10. The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation raised $330,000 at its 11th Annual Autumn Affair Gala, with proceeds to support Elmhurst Hospital's new outpatient AFib Clinic.

New and expanded services
11. Construction started on the Elmhurst Hospital Hinsdale Health Center.
12. Edward-Elmhurst Health opened Walk-In Clinics in River Forest, Woodridge and Yorkville.
13. Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group opened its first offices at 429 N. York Rd. in Elmhurst.
14. Edward Medical Group added OB-GYN services in Oswego and pediatric surgery services in Naperville.
15. The Walter Payton Liver Center Outreach Clinic opened at the Edward Cancer Center in Naperville.
16. The Edward Diabetes Center opened two new offices, in Plainfield and Yorkville.
17. Edward Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services opened a clinic in Romeoville.
18. Elmhurst Hospital opened a Bariatrics and Weight Management Center.

Edward-Elmhurst Health in the community

19. Elmhurst Hospital introduced Mental Health First Aid to Elmhurst and surrounding communities.
20. More than 3,500 runners completed the 3rd annual Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon, more than 8,000 took part in Elmhurst’s 32nd Annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run and Edward-Elmhurst Health also sponsored the Healthy Driven FraidyCat 5K, Ghost Run 10K & Meow Mile in Oswego and the 17th annual Healthy Driven Plainfield Harvest 5K Run/Walk and Kidz Miler.


Senior Services

Senior Services offers valuable information and assistance for those over 60 years of age.  It also offers meaningful ways to give back and to use your time earned talents and knowledge to help others.  You can learn more about programs and services at Senior Services and also the nationally recognized Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, RSVP, by calling 630-553-5777. Visit us at the Beecher Center, 908 Game Farm Road, Yorkville IL, 60560, or online at www.seniorservicesassoc.org. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/seniorservicesassoc


Programs at Ellis House & Equestrian Center

Bridal Expo
You are invited to Ellis House’s 4th Annual Bridal Expo
Sunday, February 21st
11am – 2pm
13986 McKanna Road, Minooka, IL
Admission is free, registration is appreciated
Food to Flowers, Limousines to Honeymoons – you’ll find a wide range of wedding merchants eager to please a variety of tastes and budgets. This is a one-stop shop for every bride to find all of her needs in one place
For information please contact Tina Villarreal at 630.552.5253 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Kendall County Forest Preserve District

Kendall County Forest Preserve District Winter Programs