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Check Us Out!
We invite you to tour our shelter and see how your support impacts our community!

If you are interested in a tour, please contact Kathy Melone at:
(630) 897-0084 ext. 130 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We are so thankful for your constant support and hope to see you soon!

Providing education, awareness and life-changing services that empower individuals, families, and communities to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence. 
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Be Clear Acne Facial
$50 Promo! (Normally $60)  
Valid From: June 1 - June 30
June is Acne Awareness Month. Clients with oily/acne-prone skin will appreciate this one-hour acne fighting facial. Utilizes effective acne fighting ingredients and potent anti-inflammatory botanicals. This treatment reduces inflammation, eliminates excess oil, and purifies the skin. Also incorporates Ultrasonic waves, High Frequency, and an in-depth consultation on the causes of acne and how to fight the condition at home. This facial is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fine Print - This deal cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.
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Cause an Effect
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Celebrate Differences. Come in to the Chipotle at 2432 Route 34 in Oswego on Wednesday, June 28th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Celebrate Differences.

If placing an order online during your fundraiser, please note you must choose the pay in-store option and inform our cashier of your participation before paying. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.

Please come out and support Celebrate Differences and A Pinch of Happiness Spice Shop!

Celebrate Differences
Disability Awareness Center
5375 Route 34, Ste 4
Oswego, Il 60543
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Presents Web Series "Making It Again?"
"Making It Again?" is a comedy-drama about a famous young teenage singer named Sheridan Cantarelli, who used to be a child star. After a few years of hectic fame, he wanted to go back to being a normal everyday kid. But then, after a couple of years off, Sheridan decides he wants to get back into the music business only to find that everything has changed. He tries desperately to prove to his family, friends and fans that he can sing again and is determined to restart his music career.

The mission of this project is to promote local professional and talented actors in the Midwest area to a local and worldwide audience with the objective that the actors and crew involved can receive pay for their work. Their acting talents enrich our lives by helping us to forget about our everyday problems, sadness, losses and disappointments. They help to restore our hope and encourage us to never give up and pursue our dreams regardless of what field we labor in.

Please, show your support: Watch, Share, Like, Subscribe and of course Comment! 
We want to know what you think. "Making It Again?" Premiers Saturday April 1st" on You Tube (MIA You Tube Channel) (MIA Oficial Website) (ACA Productions Official Website)

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2 Hour Revitalize Massage
$115 (Normally $140)
Valid From: June 6 - June 30
How about starting off your summer with a Revitalize Massage!?!?! Revitalize your body… Revitalize your soul. Start off your 2 Hour treatment with a relaxing foot soak and exfoliating cleanse. Next you begin to enjoy a customized therapeutic massage with an exfoliating back scrub and then ending with a peppermint scalp massage. Once complete you will be prepared to take on the the fun exhausting times of the summer!!


CASA is an acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates. A Court Appointed Special Advocate is a volunteer trained and supported by CASA staff to monitor the court cases of children aged birth to eighteen who have been determined to be abused, neglected and/or dependent by the juvenile court system.
CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to serve as an advocate for the purpose of speaking in the child's best interest.

Golf Outing
Please Join us in attending the 7th Annual Michael Turner Memorial Golf Outing benefiting CASA Kendall County hosted by the Kendall County Bar Association.
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in Bristol, IL.
Noon Registration
1 p.m. Shotgun Start
$115 per Golfer -- $400 per Foursome
Includes: Golf, Cart, Deli Style Lunch, Driving Range, Prizes & More
To be a sponsor for the event or to register to golf, please visit:
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Thank you for your continued support!


Summer Art Camps and Workshops
Starting in June, the Fox River Academy has many art classes and camps available to fit into various summer schedules. Some of the class offerings for Summer Quarter are:
Drawing with Light and Shadow
Graphic Novel/Comic Book Camp
Figure Drawing
Fashion Design Camp
Creations With Clay
Personalized Stationery Printmaking
Animal Drawing
Nature and Landscapes In Art
Pet Pastel Portraits
Fireworks In The Sky!
Beach Fun With Pastels
Personalized Ceramic Wall Pocket
For a detailed listing of each class (information, time, tuition), visit our online calendar by clicking here.

Summer Music Camps
NEW! Sound Engineering Camp
June 19-23 9:00am-12:00pm
July 31- August 4 9:00am-12:00pm
For pricing and dates, please visit our class online listing here.

Private Music Instruction
Whether you are starting out on an instrument, or wanting private instruction for a band instrument to advance, summer is a GREAT time to take private lessons! Private music instruction is available for beginner to advanced level students ages preschool through adult. Our music program provides private instruction sessions in:
• Piano, Voice, Guitar (classical, acoustic, electric);
• Flute, Percussion, Clarinet, Saxophone;
• Bass Guitar or Harp;
• Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass  
For pricing and teacher listings, visit our online link here.

Providing affordable private instruction to students in the community. Our Lesson Internship Program creates a unique opportunity where students receive quality private instruction from trained interns at a discounted price ($15 for a 30-minute session, $22.50 for a 45-minute session, and $30 for a 60-minute session). Interns have many years of personal private lesson experience on their instrument/area of study, and must receive a recommendation from their instructor to apply for participation in the program. Once accepted, each intern is assigned a Staff Mentor who works personally with the teacher to review materials/repertoire and receive direct training in the pedagogical arts. Interns also must complete 10-15+ hours of lesson observation, and participate in all of our General Private Lesson programs (such as Evaluated Performances, Community Events, and Recitals).


Annual Breakfast Thank You!
Hundreds gathered on May 18 for our favorite event of the year!

Our Annual Breakfast looks back at the past year's fundraising and awareness campaign and the many reasons we have to celebrate as a community.  Thanks to all who joined us at Piper's Banquets in Aurora to do just that.

We love to honor our donors, volunteers, advocates and social service agencies.  They consistently demonstrate what it means to care for our neighbors in need!


About The Dromen Group
The Dromen Group's mission is to increase educational opportunity and provide students with budgeting and financial tools that will help ensure their success after graduation. The Dromen Group will realize its mission by way of hard work, carefully constructing partnerships, and bringing to bear the collective passion of those wishing to implement positive change in the world.

The Dromen Group was formed as a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation to serve communities by providing educational assistance via free to enter Won My Education scholarship essay contests. The Dromen Group will also sponsor supporting entry fee based Won My Ride and Won My Home automobile and single family home essay contests. The supporting essay contests will provide additional funding for more free to enter Won My Education contests and will greatly improve the lives of each winner.

Joseph Bates
Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 1142
Yorkville, IL 60560
(847) 987-3641
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June Community Wellness Night
Friday June 30th from 5-9pm at Sense of Samadhi
Featuring "Guardians of Nature Crystal Wholesalers" all night!
6pm Community Yoga
7pm Kirtan with Kevin Roy Kramer
An open house for our community!
135 E. Van Emmon St. Yorkville

Sound Healing with Yolanda
Sunday, June 25th at 4:30-6pm
at Sense of Samadhi
$25 -Please pre-register on Mindbody

Metaphysically Fit Fest 2017
July 22, 11am-7pm
Bicentennial Riverfront Park, Yorkville
We are searching for sponsors, vendors, yoga teachers, presenters and anyone interested in volunteering!
Please visit:
or contact MFF Founder, Tairi Grace at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This year's MFF is hosted by Grace Holistic Center for Education!

Yogi Sponsorship
6 months unlimited yoga membership, one 60 minute massage with Iris massage, $20 gift certificate to Consciously Rooted, 2 tickets to MFF2017 - $480

6pm Community Yoga Every Friday night!

Teachers always rotate so each week you get a different experience and new opportunity to learn! *Community Yoga is always free. We do kindly accept donations for the Kendall County Food Pantry. No one is ever turned away for community yoga.


New Healthy Take-out Lunch Menu - $5.50
Individual grab and go meals available in bulk for office or business catering * Healthy Fresh organic fruits and vegetables * Call or email to place your order *  Need 24 hours notice *  Free delivery on orders of $100 or more. All lunch items served with organic vegetables and fresh fruit:
June 16th:  House made rainbow veggie pizza with cheese
June 19th:  Ham and cheese quesadillas with fresh fruit
June 20th:  Free range chicken noodle casserole with fresh fruit
June 21st:  Chicken and vegetable rice pilaf with fresh fruit
June 22nd:  Spaghetti with organic heirloom marinara and grass fed meatballs
June 23rd:  House made rainbow veggie pizza with cheese
June 26th:  Broccoli, bacon, and ranch pasta with fresh fruit
June 27th:  Pork fried rice with fresh fruit
June 28th: Shepherds pie with fresh fruit
June 29th:  BBQ Chicken pop tarts with fresh fruit
June 30th:  House made rainbow veggie pizza with cheese
Call or email now to place an order!
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Every Sunday, 9am-1pm
Champagne Brunch Bottomless Mimosas $19.95
Brunch Buffet Adults $14.95
Brunch Buffet Kids 10 and Under $10
Kids 2 and Under Eat Free
MENU: Scrmabled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Twice Baked Hash Browns, Zucchini Bread French Toast with Bourbon Maple Syrup, Pancakes, Beignets with Salted Caramel Sauce, Fresh Fruit, Breakfast Pastries 
DRINKS: Featuring Colectivo Coffee, Fair Trade, Organic, Juice, Kombucha, Milk, Assorted Teas


Metaphysically Fit Fest 2017
July 22, 11am-7pm
Bicentennial Riverfront Park, Yorkville
Please visit:
or contact MFF Founder, Tairi Grace at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This year's MFF is hosted by Grace Holistic Center for Education!


Mattress Sale
Proceeds go to support programs & services provided by Senior Services Associates.

It’s Almost Here! The Kendall County Senior Services Mattress Fundraiser is Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. Your new bed purchase will benefit the critical services and mission of Kendall County Senior Services Associates. Get a GREAT BED at a GREAT PRICE and help raise funds to sustain and improve the quality of life for seniors in the Kendall County area. If you plan to buy a mattress this year, buy it here and keep your money working for good here in your community. When you purchase your new bed at the Kendall County Senior Associates Mattress Sale Fundraiser it's a true Win! Win! for you and the community!

What is a Mattress Sale Fundraiser? It is a unique opportunity for you to test and purchase a great quality new bed at a price lower than can be found in mattress stores, department stores or furniture stores. And when you purchase your new bed at the Kendall County Senior Services Mattress Sale Fundraiser, you also know that the profits from your mattress purchase are directed to provide services to the seniors right here in YOUR community.

There will be a complete mattress store set up at a "pop-up" store at the Yorkville Beecher Center, featuring over 20 great beds, meeting the needs of every customer and every budget. No matter if you need a premium bed for yourself, or a good quality, yet inexpensive bed for your guest room, you will find the exact bed to fit your needs.

If you would like more information about The Kendall County Senior Services Mattress Sale, please contact the Yorkville Senior Services office at 630-553-5777 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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KCSO Pig Roast Fundraiser
The 13th annual KCSO pig roast fundraiser will be on Saturday, July 15, from 11am-6pm, at the Yorkville American Legion on Rt 34. All proceeds benefit the athletes of Kendall County Special Olympics. Poker Run, Games, Entertainment, raffles, silent auction, & dinner. Come join us!
Pig Roast Flyer


St. Patrick Parish is located at 406 Walnut Street.  All are invited to celebrate mass with us at 5pm on Saturdays and on Sundays at 8 a.m., at 10:30 a.m. and at the 5 p.m. Praise and Worship mass.  Visit our website for upcoming events and details:  You can also receive lots of great information right to your phone with our Parish App!  Just text the word APP to 88202 to sign up.


Perfect Fit Membership Event - Join for FREE when you switch to the Y.
Show proof of current or previous membership* at another workout facility to JOIN FOR FREE. Up to $165 in savings!
With over 70 group exercise classes (Central & West branch), 2 facilities and a pool, the Y is more than just working out, it's a lifestyle. In addition to our fitness classes and facilities, we offer a variety of fitness programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength. Plus, we offer an extensive catalog of Youth Fitness classes. Our Wellness Center offers state of the art cardiovascular fitness equipment and tons of free weights and circuit machines. We are also proud to offer a Cycle Studio, complete with Keiser bikes.
Valid June-July
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Youth, HS/College, Adult, Senior and Family
• No contracts!
• Unlimited FREE group exercise classes ranging from Les Mills BodyPump® to Yoga
• Free Water Exercise classes
• Year-round use of our heated, eight-lane indoor pool and full-size gymnasium at Central Branch
• Reduced prices on programs, such as swimming, dance, music, gymnastics, sports, and more!
• Access to 2 facilities!
• Unlimited use of the Fitness Center including state-of-the-art TechnoGym® equipment, free weights and Cybex machines
• MY Y IS EVERY Y! - use of YMCA’s across the state!
• Early Learning Academy Preschool and Child Care Programs
• Activities for the entire family
• 3 FREE guests per year per member at no cost
• Belonging to an organization that cares and gives back to our community.

Visit Central or West Branch to Join
Central Branch - 3875 Eldamain Rd, Plano, IL 60545 (630) 552-4100
West Branch - 707 S. Main Street, Sandwich, IL 60548 (815) 786-9998


All Are Welcome
Calling all kids ages 3 through 5th grade. Vacation Bible School (VBS) is starting July 9th and goes through July 13th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. You will not want to miss this Roman adventure into the life of the Apostle Paul. The fee is $15.00 per child which includes dinner each night. Register early and receive a VBS iron-on transfer. Don’t miss out on this exciting summer event. Contact the church at 630-553-7308 to register.

YCUCC is kicking off an exciting program just for middle school students; sixth, seventh and eighth graders.  A program designed just for this age group is coming this month. Contact our Christian Education Director Barb Thurlby by calling the church or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Our Vision:  YCUCC is an open and affirming congregation that seeks to meet each child of God - persons from the full diversity of creation including gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical and intellectual ability, age, race, nationality, economic and social status, faith background, marital standing and family structure-where they are on life’s journey as together we seek to transform all our lives through Christ’s Gospel.

Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ
409 Center Parkway, Yorkville, IL 60560
Phone: 630-553-7308
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4pm
Web Page:
Worship and Sunday School: Sundays @ 10am


Join the Yorkville Educational Foundation Today!
The Yorkville Educational Foundation (YEF) is currently accepting applications for several open Board of Director positions.  Founded in 2015, the YEF is a 501 (c)(3) Illinois non-profit organization that seeks to foster partnerships between local businesses, the community and the Yorkville School District to develop new resources for students, teachers, and staff.

New Directors will have the opportunity to help shape the strategic direction of YEF for the next few years after its recent successful, inaugural event in April.  In addition, incoming Board members will help to plan fundraising and community events, will be involved in creating and supporting new initiatives, and will be able to serve their community through service to our students.

The Foundation’s ambitious slate of projects for the upcoming year requires a full board.  Skills in law, fundraising, event planning, and project managers are welcome to apply, as well as any individuals who have a passion for impacting the Yorkville CUSD 155 community. If you are interested in applying for the Board of Directors for YEF, please complete the application here:
For additional information about the Foundation or to make a donation, please visit our website at We look forward to hearing from you!


Loving Arms offers tuition scholarships for families!

Loving Arms is a non-profit, Christian childcare center located in the Yorkville/Oswego area. Loving Arms receives donations to help families in the Kendall County area pay for tuition costs. Tuition scholarships at Loving Arms are available to all families in need and are not based on the child care assistance program standards in Illinois. We have scholarships available for children of all ages, and have additional funding available for families with children 6 weeks to 36 months of age.

If you are struggling to pay for the cost of child care, please contact Loving Arms to find out about our tuition scholarship program. If you know of someone that is struggling with child care costs, let them know that scholarships are available at Loving Arms.

For questions or inquiries, contact us using the information below:
Loving Arms Childcare Center
7481 Mill Rd, Oswego IL  60543
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Days:  Monday-Friday
Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm


Cross Lutheran Student Achievements
Eighth graders Maggie Dervis and Grace Watson won the Kendall County Republican Women’s essay contest last month. The essay was on how as a country can we come together to move beyond racism, prejudice, and discrimination. The girls received $125.00 and were invited to brunch at White Tail Ridge.

8th Grade Graduation
Congratulations to the twenty graduates of the Cross Lutheran School Class of 2017.  A special service was held on Friday, May 26th to celebrate and honor these students.  God’s blessing to the students on completing their education at Cross.  May God continue to walk beside them as they move forward to the next level of education at the seven surrounding high schools they will attend, and also guide them through the challenges they will encounter.

Vacation Bible School
Welcome to Deep Sea Discovery! Get ready for a life-changing adventure taking place right here at Cross! Each day begins at Celebration Reef, where kids will sing, shout, praise, pray, and be introduced to a Bible story and the daily theme. Then after kids experience the other activities of the day, they gather back at Celebration Reef to be encouraged to love God and to be motivated to serve others. Other sites at Deep Sea Discovery include S.S. Discovery, where kids will explore the Bible story in a variety of interactive ways; Pelican Pier, where kids have time to move around, have fun, and fill up on snacks; Curiosity Cavern, where kids explore the mysteries of the sea through science and crafts; and E.C.H.O. Sea Sub, where kids are encouraged to serve others! All these fun activities connect to the Bible story, Bible memory, and the truth that God is with us wherever we go!
Date: June 26-29
Place: Cross Lutheran Church and School
Time: 8:30-Noon (Monday), 9-Noon (Tuesday-Thursday)
Contact: Alissa Bocek (
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Register Online:

Enrolling Now!
Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 academic year began March 1.  Interested individuals should contact the office at 630-553-7861 or email
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Cross is located at 8535 Route 47 in Yorkville.


Workforce Development
Waubonsee Community College is now a SHRM Recertification Provider for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SPC.
To celebrate, Workforce Development will be holding a series, "Human Resources in 2017 - Stay Ahead in HR", that will take place on select Wednesday mornings throughout the year. Each session will allow participants to earn 1.5 SHRM PDCs. All sessions will take place at the Downtown Aurora Campus, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Topics will include:
* What's New with Performance Reviews, August 9
* Ethics & Accountability, October 11
* Lead by Example, November 8
Visit this link to register, and go to the "Customized Training" area at the bottom of the page.
If you have any questions, please call the WCC Workforce Development Office at (630) 906-4116.

Brighter Futures- Resources For Career Transition
Waubonsee Community College offers a variety of resources to district residents looking to make a career transition. In light of recent layoff announcements from several area companies, we thought it an appropriate time to distribute a list of those resources to you so that you can share with relevant constituents and stakeholders.

Re-skill or tune up existing skills with our noncredit short courses and workshops covering topics  like computer software, supervisory training, manufacturing and safety.

Be job-ready in as few as 16 weeks while also earning college credit!

Complete your degree sooner using credits from  other colleges or from work experiences.

Find the right career option for you based on your  interests, personality and skills.

Fall Career Fair September 22 • Aurora Downtown Campus

Powered by College Central Network — Where job or internship seekers, employers and opportunities connect through online recruiting and exposure

The materials and skills you need to land that perfect job have changed a lot in recent years. Let our Career Development Center get you up to speed on topics like personal branding, social media usage, successful résumé strategies and more. Let us support you during this transition.

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Raising Funds For Local Woman
Earthmover Credit Union is currently selling cheese, caramel, and Chicago style popcorn from Kenny Corn for $6/bag, through the month of June for Missy Stewart of Plano.  Missy was first diagnosed with Cancer at the age of 34.  She had surgery and Chemo, and was in remission until two years ago.  Missy then went through Chemo again and radiation and she was cleared for a 2nd time!  This last winter, Missy’s Cancer returned and is now in her liver.  Missy fortunately found a job after losing hers two years ago, but the bills are adding up.  Earthmover is selling popcorn to help offset medical costs.  Earthmover is also accepting monetary donations at each of their five branches.

Fundraiser for Food Bank
Help us raise money for the Northern Illinois Food Bank!  June 28th when you dine in or order out from Rosati’s in Yorkville, 10% of the proceeds will go to the food bank!  We are doing this as a collaborative effort with many other local credit unions in the area. So help us make this a huge success by sharing with your family and friends.

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 or search Earthmover Credit Union on Facebook.


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)
2017 3rd Sunday Dance Dates: September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17
Visit our Website


Please check out the following link for upcoming events, advertising and sponsorship opportunities:


Yorkville 4th of July Celebration
New Life Church will be hosting free kids rides at Yorkville’s 4th of July Celebration from 9:30am - 1pm. Come out with the family and enjoy a trackless train, a large slide, inflatable obstacle course, and bouncy house after the 4th of July parade in Yorkville Town Square Park!

Food Truck Sunday
Grab the family, and join us for Food Truck Sunday on July 9! Coco's Tacos will be our featured food truck. Starting at 10am, delicious tacos, burritos, and more will be available for purchase - cash only. So, enjoy a message in the Auditorium , and then get your grub on while connecting with others at New Life! This event is open to the public - all are invited!

Maker Fun Factory Day Camp
Get geared up for a great summer!  Join kids, ages 3 (potty-trained) through entering grade 6, as we learn that God created us and has purpose for us each morning from July 17 - 21!  As kids go through the “factory,” they will also learn that God is FOR them, God is WITH them, and God will always love them.  Kids will play exciting games, participate in Bible stories, enjoy yummy snacks, create crafts, have fun with science experiments, and more!  It may be the best week of their summer!   The adventure starts each day at 9am, at New Life Church, and will be done at 12pm. Cost is $15 per kid thru July 11 and goes up to $20 after July 11.

New Life Church
3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville
Sunday Worship: 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.


Haven Counseling Hosting 2nd Annual Haven Classic at Blackberry Oaks

Help Tee Up and Make a Difference - Local Non-profit Raising Funds to Provide No Cost and Low Cost Counseling to Kendall County Residents

Haven Counseling located in Yorkville brings counseling and care to the under-resourced in Kendall County. The local non-profit with offices newly opened at 691 N. Bridge Street is hosting its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Blackberry Oaks July 28. Registration starts at 10am with a shotgun start at 11am. There will be a dinner and silent auction following. Items up for auction includes Cubs memorabilia, Blackhawks tickets, Bulls skybox tickets, electronics, lawn equipment, a Weber grill and many more items. A raffle will also be on hand with many items donated by local and surrounding communities.

Prices for single golfers is $120, a foursome is $450 and includes lunch and dinner. A dinner only option is also available for $50. 

Sponsorships opportunities are also available. Please help Haven have an even greater impact in Kendall County in 2018 with your participation. With your support Haven can continue to make a tangible difference in the health of the local community. To learn more and to register visit or contact Elle Withall at 630-888-4559 for sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.


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.


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


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


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


Meadowhawk Lodge & Ellis House and Equestrian Center

Kendall County Forest Preserve District’s Meadowhawk Lodge in Yorkville and Ellis House and Equestrian Center in Minooka provide great venues for celebrations, retreats, and special events.  District facilities can host up to 250 guests.  Our professional staff will help you to plan and host your picture-perfect event in our beautiful forest preserves settings, with affordable venue pricing options.  For more information, contact us at (630) 553-4025, or visit, or to view our rental catalogs and pricing.

Summer Camp
Summertime is fun time at the Kendall County Forest Preserve Districts.  Our Summer Camp offerings at Hoover Forest Preserve in Yorkville, and Ellis Equestrian Center in Minooka provide memorable experiences, lasting memories, and new friends!  Offerings include beginning horseback riding, travel and canoeing camps, and hands-on nature exploration for kids of all ages.  For more information, contact us at (630) 553-4025, or visit or to view our Summer Camp catalog and registration forms.  Camps are filling fast, so register today!


Morris Hospital Repeats on Becker’s 100 Great Community Hospitals List
Becker's Hospital Review released today the 2017 edition of its list of 100 Great Community Hospitals, with Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers included for the second year in a row.

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, the hospitals included on the list are recognized for quality, patient satisfaction and overall excellence and play a key role in their communities as the centerpiece for healthcare. The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of key awards, rankings and certifications in addition to the hospital's reputation for leadership and innovation.

The list includes independent community hospitals as well as facilities affiliated with large health systems. For the purpose of this list, Becker’s defines a community hospital as a facility with no more than 550 beds.

Morris Hospital is one of five hospitals in Illinois to make the 2017 Great Community Hospitals list. Hospitals do not pay to be included.

“We’re very pleased to be included on Becker’s Great Community Hospitals list for a second consecutive year,” says Mark Steadham, President & CEO. “Recognition like this is a reflection of the excellent care provided by the physicians and staff who care for our patients.”

Serving patients at 25 locations in 11 communities, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Minooka, 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, a Level II perinatal care provider with an intermediate care nursery, and a Primary Stroke Center. Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is a recipient of The Advisory Board Company’s 2017 Workplace of the Year Award for having outstanding employee engagement.


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