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OLD SECOND RESIDENTIAL LENDERS NAMED FIVE STAR PROFESSIONALS
Five Old Second Bank residential loan officers were named "Five Star Mortgage Professionals" by Five Star Professional in partnership with Chicago Magazine.

Award recipients satisfied five objective eligibility and evaluation criteria that are associated with mortgage professionals who provide quality services to their clients. Thousands of real estate agents in Chicago were surveyed to determine which mortgage professionals merited the award.

From Old Second Bank, the following were named Five Star Professionals for the second consecutive year: Phillip DeLaFuente of Oswego, Michelle Domson of Hampshire, Troy Langeness of Elburn, Scott Trandel of Sycamore, and Sue Welsh of Naperville. Named Five Star Professional for the first time was also Old Second’s Elvia Campos of Yorkville. Award winners can be read in the October 2014 issue of Chicago Magazine.

About Old Second
Old Second Bancorp (NASDAQ Symbol "OSBC") is the holding company for Old Second National Bank.  The Bancorp operates over 25 facilities within Kane, Kendall, DuPage, DeKalb, LaSalle, Will, and Cook Counties.


Events at the American Legion Yorkville
October 24th--Customer appreciation night for our Legion members.  Dinner at 6:00 followed by James "Woody" Woodraska and Ethan Bell playing from 7:00-10:00.
Open to the public Monday-Saturday for lunch.  Come on out for a great burger and other great specials.  Join us for the Bear's games!

October 27th--Trivia from 6:30-8:30.. open to the public.  Come on out for a lot of fun.  We also have Burger and a draft beer for $2.00 from 5:00-7:00.

Heartland Blood Centers
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Donate Blood at Heartland’s Yorkville Center 728 E. Veterans Parkway, Suite 112 (located behind Blackstone Restaurant)
All blood donors will receive a red recycle bag! We are inviting donors to donate blood and also bring a non-perishable item for donation.  All donations will be given to a local homeless shelter or food bank.
Donation Suggestions:
•    Canned fish/meat
•    Powdered infant formulas
•    Boxed meals: rice, pasta, potatoes
•    Canned packaged meals: stews, soups, chili
•    Peanut butter: plastic jars only
•    Canned vegetables and fruit
•    Hygiene products: soap, toothpaste, bandages, etc.

KENDALL COUNTY FOOD PANTRY

Fun was had by guests who attended our Stand By Me fundraiser by having the opportunity to bid on items, gift cards, trips, and trying their luck at winning a stunning diamond necklace.  Our goal was to raise enough funds to provide milk for our families in need through Project Get Milk.  Thanks to all who helped support this event to make it such a success!

Oswego Schools #308 had a district wide food drive for KFCP.  The enormity of this food drive is beyond words and has surpassed any other food drive including the well known nationwide postal drives. 

Yorkville and Plainfield Walgreens will provide 200 free flu shot vouchers to any one interested.  Health care professionals will be at the food pantry on Thursday, October 23 from 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. 

Mutual Ground will be at the food pantry providing pamphlets and information about domestic and sexual abuse, during the beginning weeks in October.

Our next Pet clinic is on Monday, November 3 from 3:30-6:00 p.m.  Spay Illinois provides low cost vaccinations to our pantry clients, but also to the general public.  Clients of the food pantry have received free spay and neuter since January 2014.  There are 3 organizations that have a reduced price for spay and neuter if you or anyone you may know is interested in having their pet spayed or neutered.

Waubonsee Community College - Change A Life:  Be A Tutor!  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
Online Training At your own pace
October 1-October 31
Plus 10/18 meeting, 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Aurora Campus, Preregistration required
Waubonsee Community College
18 S. River St., Aurora, IL 60506


Sense of Samadhi
Guided Healing Meditation
October 24th
, 7:15pm
$10 per person
Click here for more information about all of these events

October 25th w/ Dr. Kristen Accardo
Dr. Kristen Accardo, of Balanced Body Chiropractic in Oswego, will be providing FREE mini stress reduction auricular (ear) acupuncture sessions  These mini- sessions will be available to anyone with an active yoga package at Sense of Samadhi.


Halloween Events at the Fox Valley Family YMCA (Central & West Branch)Kids Only Halloween Movie Night (Central Branch) - October 24

Join us for a kid friendly Halloween movie and Halloween treats! Costumes are encouraged - after the movie, we will have a costume contest and games. Join us from 6-8pm at our Central Branch. The cost is $6 per child (ages 5-12).

Trick or Trunk (West Branch) - October 26
This is a West Branch tradition not to be missed! Staff and members will have their car trunks decorated and ready to hand out treats. Contact Jackie Eade (815-786-9998 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) if you would like to host your own trunk.

Fox Valley YMCA Mens 40+ Competitive Basketball "Converse" League
Oct. 26 – Jan. 11 | 8:30am – 12:30pm | $500/team
Our new “over 40” Converse League offers seasoned veterans a 10 game regular season schedule along with a playoff for those looking to test their team’s skills and stay active. Weekly standings will be kept, IHSA officials will be officiating games and all basketball rules/regulations will be enforced. Good sportsmanship is the responsibility of every captain, player and spectator. All fees must be paid prior to the second game. To register an entire team, contact the Central Branch. Please indicate whether you are registering a team or individually.
FOX VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
Central Branch | 3875 Eldamain Rd., Plano, IL 60545 | 630-552-4100
West Branch | 707 S. Main St., Sandwich, IL 60548 | 815-786-9998
WWW.FOXVALLEYYMCA.ORG

The Fox Valley Family YMCA is now hiring for two new part time positions in our School Age Child Care Department
! We are seeking two creative individuals for the position of A.M. Coordinator and P.M. Coordinator to help support our growing Before & After School and Camp programs. Responsibilities include assisting the Director with planning, coordination, and supervision of the program.  This is a fun, hands on position and offers the potential for growth within the Y.  Prior childcare experience is required.  Apply in person at the Plano or Sandwich Y.  Applications can also be downloaded from our website at http://foxvalleyymca.com/about.asp. Please direct applications and questions to Amy Collins at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


MORRIS HOSPITAL'S YORKVILLE CAMPUS - Free Biz Boo Laser Tag!
Families are invited to visit Morris Hospital's Yorkville Campus during Biz Boo on Saturday, October 25 for 10am-2pm for hot coffee, warm cider, healthy treats and a free five-minute game of laser tag, provided by Battle Royale - Elite Soldier Outdoor Laser Tag.  There is plenty of free parking!

Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus
Located off Route 47 at 105 Saravanos Drive, Just one-quarter mile south of Route 71, in Yorkville

Battle Royale - Elite Soldier Outdoor Laser Tag

Fall Fair at the Camp
Ocotober 25th
, 2014
1-5pm
FREE Laser Tag - Live Music - Bonfire - S'Mores - Concessions

10701 River Road, Plano, IL
708-317-8828
For more information go to www.iamelitesoldier.com


Kendall Area Transit Calendar of Events:
Thursday October 30th Plano Chamber of Commerce Community EXPO, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Plano High School.
Friday November 14th Kendall County Legislative Forum on Senior/Disability Issues, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Oswego Senior Center.
Thursday November 27th In observance of Thanksgiving Day, all KAT operations will be closed.
Friday November 28th In observance of Day After Thanksgiving, KAT offices will be closed.  Dial-a-ride will operate on limited service schedule.  Park and Ride will be closed.
Thursday December 25th In observance of Christmas Day, all KAT operations will be closed.
Friday December 26th In observance of Christmas Day, KAT offices will be closed. Dial-a-ride will operate on limited service schedule. Park and Ride will be closed.
Thursday January 1st In observance of New Years Day, all KAT operations will be closed.


FOX COUNTRY PLAYERS TO HOST “MURDER AT THE MILLHURST”
Fox Country Players will again host “Murder at the Millhurst,” an evening of fine dining, murder, and mayhem at the Millhurst Ale House on Wednesday, November 5, with cocktails at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m.  Guests who wish to participate as a character in the mystery should arrive early, as parts will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

This year’s murder mystery game is called “The Good, the Bad, and the Guilty,” which will provide a rich assortment of devious characters for super sleuths to keep under suspicion until the murderer is revealed. Free feel to wear your favorite Wild West gear as we “travel” to Roadkill, Wyoming, for dinner at the home of Judge Waylon Payne.

Tickets are $25 per person, with an entree choice of rotisserie chicken or pasta primavera.  The Millhurst Ale House is located at 2075 Marketview Drive, which is at the corner of Route 47 and Kennedy Road. More information, a printable ticket order form, and on-line ticket ordering are available at www.foxcountryplayers.org.

Rush-Copley -Fourth Annual Family Caregiver Seminar
Saturday, November 15, 2014
9 a.m. to Noon

Registration and continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

Rush-Copley Heart Institute • 2088 Ogden Avenue, Aurora 60504

This is a free half-day seminar for spouses, relatives, or friends who care for or live with someone who has Parkinson’s disease.
Register at rushcopley.com or call 8664COPLEY (1-866-426-7539). Continental breakfast provided by The Tillers.

Give the Gift of Life! Donate Blood Heartland's Yorkville Facility located 728 E. Veterans Parkway (Located behind Blackstone Restaurant)
October – December 31st, 2014 We Are Doing It Again! Heartland Blood Centers offers (5) $1,000 Scholarships  , all eligible 17-21 yr. 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.


Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois membership year start October 1, 2014!
Volunteers needed to start troops at all schools all levels! Girls Kindergarten through 12th grade!

Troops forming at:
Autumn Creek Elementary
Bristol Grade
Bristol Bay Elementary
Circle Center
Grand Reserve Elementary
Peaceful Pathways
Yorkville Grade School
Yorkville Intermediate

Contact for more information:
Joselyn Taylor
Membership and Community Specialist, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
Sugar Grove Service Center, 630-897-1565 ext. 7183


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

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

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

Sandy Kazenko, owner of Karma Skin + Masasage Studio in Yorkville once again led a team of massage therapists to work with retired and current professional athletes on the golf course. The event, a charity fundraiser to provide scholarships to children who excel in academics and sports, was held at the Willow Crest Golf Course in Oak Brook. The fundraiser was organized by the National Basketball Retired Players Association’s Chicago Chapter President and former Chicago Bulls player Jeff Sanders. This was Kazenkos sixth year leading the massage team for professional athletic organizations charitable golf outings. Kazenko says “It’s exciting not only to meet these sports legends and Hall of Fame athletes, but to work with them as well. A professional sports career can cause complicated muscular skeletal issues, and the athletes are very knowledgeable about their bodies. It’s very much an advanced education in physiology as well an an honor to do massage for them. My work with athletes over the years has made me a better massage therapist.”

The evening before the golf event, Kazenko, and massage therapy student intern Heather Curry, attended the celebrity gala at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort and had a chance to meet and mingle with the athletes and other guests. Key note speaker for the evening was Pam McGee, coach and former WNBA player.

Karma Skin + Massage is located at 718 N Bridge Street in Yorkville and can be found on the web at www.karmamassagestudio.com

Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. Announces the Grand Opening of Its Second Indoor Water Park: Pirate’s Cay Indoor Waterpark in Sheridan, Illinois.
Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. today announced the grand opening of their second indoor water park. The new water park is located at Fox River Resort in Sheridan, Illinois, which serves the Chicago market.  "The opening of Pirate’s Cay Indoor Water Park at Fox River Resort marks another milestone for Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. as we continue to enhance our resorts and increase our appeal to both new customers and existing members," said Thomas J. Morris, CEO of Silverleaf Resorts, Inc.

The indoor water park is approximately 20,000 square feet and features a signature bucket dump with a pirate themed splash play area, lazy river and four indoor/outdoor slides. The completely glass-enclosed recreational area is climate controlled and features a retractable roof for pleasant summer days. The 11,000 square foot entry building includes The Ship’s Galley featuring Subway® and Mama DeLuca’s® Pizza, The Treasure Chest – a souvenir gift shop, The Sand Bar for cool cocktails, an arcade filled with the latest electronic adventures, along with Party/Event space, changing rooms and showers. While the resort itself will remain “members only”, Pirate’s Cay will be open to the general public as well (Fox River Resort members will receive discounted admission to the park).

Situated on the banks of the Fox River, the Fox River Resort is located a stone’s throw away from the hamlet of Norway, the first Norwegian settlement in the United States. For resort members, an abundance of activities are available on the resort grounds and in the nearby hills of the region. Fox River Resort currently features 268 vacation ownership condominiums with 16 Presidential suites under construction along with a 48-unit Studio building. Silverleaf has been part of the La Salle County and the Sheridan/Norway communities since 1997.

The resort’s economic impact to the area is significant with 225 full-time and part-time employees already working for Fox River Resort. Pirate’s Cay is expected to generate an additional 60-80 job opportunities.

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 -
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
November 7, December 5

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


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.


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.