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Season's Treatings from Culver's of Yorkville!
Give a Gift, Get a Gift
This holiday season, give the gift of delicious ButterBurgers, tender chicken and, of course, Fresh Frozen Custard with a Culver's Gift Card. It's the perfect way to treat those special people in your life with a little something special of their own.  And as a little gift from us to you, when you purchase $25 in Culver's Gift Cards you will receive a FREE Value Basket for your next visit.  Offer ends December 28.
Happy Holidays!     
Culver's of Yorkville, IL
1745 Marketview Drive
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 882-6179

The Chocolate Shoppe
It's the most wonderful time of the year! We hope you and your families are enjoying the joy and wonder of this holiday season. December marks the end of our holiday candy making, and we have some fun things in store for everyone. Lots of Christmas shaped chocolates, a variety of peppermint chocolates, new truffle flavors, gifts for grab bags, corporate gift giving ideas, and so much more!

Check our daily Facebook posts for specials, some of which are only available to our Facebook fans. Watch for our "Twelve Days of Christmas Specials" starting on December 12th at

Cornish Chiropractic is offering a chance to win a 6ft tall stocking full of toys!
There are three ways to be entered in our contest: 
1.    Bring a new or gently used coat to our office to donate to the "Keep Kendall Warm" event.
2.    Bring in a new toy to support the "Giftmart"  donation box located in our office.
3.    Or, bring in non-perishable food items to our office that we will donate to the Kendall County Food Pantry.

It is that EASY!  While you're at our office feel free to take a look at our new adjusting rooms!

Cornish Chiropractic
624 W. Veterans Pkwy. Suite A
Yorkville, IL 60560

Holiday Digital Banner Special from Action Graphix
Full color digital banners $4.00 sq. ft., hemmed with grommets
- with customer supplied file -
Expires Jan 1, 2015

Happy Holidays to Everyone from Yoga for Life:
Tis the season to remember ourselves through the the holiday season. Yoga provides an excellent source of stress relief, relaxation and physical strength to allow us to enjoy health and wellness and ensure a happy holiday and new year.  A Friday class has been added so always reach out to give a desire to add a class that fits your needs and schedule.

December offers many gift options for friends, family and ourselves for a sound mind, sound body....

-20% off 10 class pass($72 for 10 classes)
-Yoga inspired jewelry
-Usana supplements
-Doterra aromatherapy oils(to promote well being)
-Bolsters/scented eye pillows

Terri Corrigan
Yoga for Life
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Karma Skin + Massage Studio
718 N Bridge Street
Yorkville, Illinois 60560

Schedule Now
----Here is the chance to help...and to buy TWO Ashiatsu treatments for just $50 each!----
Ashiastu Oriental Bar Therapy is a modality of massage where the therapist performs a deeper pressure massage by "walking" on the client and using bars either mounted on the ceiling or built around the table as a prop in order to support varying pressures. Ashiatsu massage is based in traditional Chinese medicine. This treatment is performed in China and Japan by practitioners using a whole-body approach to wellness. The foot provides a wider and deeper level of pressure which can not be obtained with the hands and forearms. The deep sustained compressions this modality provides can offer long lasting results to people with chronic pain from muscle tension..
Why am I asking you to help? Running a small business is challenging. I've been in business in Yorkville for almost three years and I'm so grateful for all the support and success I've had. It's expensive to keep up my professional licenses and continuing education requirements with the state of Illinois. In order to travel to complete my Ashiatsu training and have the bars constructed, I'll need to raise about $1500. For pictures of what this therapy looks like please visit my Facebook page here!
How can you help? I am offering 15 people the chance to purchase a $100 gift certificate. This certificate will provide you with TWO Ashiatsu treatments. You will be among the very first at Karma to receive Ashiatsu after my training is completed in February. There is NO expiration date with the certificates and you may give one (or both) away as a gift to someone if you like! What a great Holiday gift!! May be purchased online!!
Please call me if you have any questions! (Ashiatsu is not safe for pregnant clients, clients with recent breast implants). 

FREE Listing in WSPY's Shop Local Business Directory for your Buisness

WSPY FM 107.1 is broadcasting a Shop Local radio campaign during the holiday season to keep dollars in local small businesses cash registers.

You can list your business for FREE in our Shop Local Directory

Click Here to Register your business for a free basic Listing

Kendall County Food Pantry
Christmas Light Show-
Need to get into the Christmas spirit?  Take a drive over to 148 Concord Drive South, Oswego, IL to see the spectacular Christmas lights synced to music that can be heard from your car.  The show runs now through January 2nd, Sunday- Thursday, 5p.m.- 9p.m. and Saturday until 10p.m.  Mr. Henry has done this the past 4 years, but this year he has offered to help the food pantry and has placed a food collection box at this location for donations.

December/January Hours-
Registered clients may pick-up their Christmas meal on Thursday the 18th with a drive-up service from 12:00-6:00.  The Food Pantry will be closed on Christmas Day, but open on Monday the 29th from 11a.m.-3p.m. to provide food to our clients.  We will also be closed New Years Day, but will resume distribution on Thursday, January 8th.

Operation Santa-
If you or someone you know is in need of Christmas gifts for their children, please contact Theresa Wedeen, President of The Junior Women's Club at 630-554-0877 extension 3.  She will continue registering families at the Food Pantry through December 11.  If you would like to help give this holiday season to the children in our community, please pick up a tag at several area businesses, including the Food Pantry. Please return the gift unwrapped.

A big thank you goes out to all of our community partners who successfully helped in providing 800 turkeys for Thanksgiving!

Some much needed repair and improvements are going on at the Kendall County Food Pantry.  With the help of Winninger Construction crew our deteriorating dock has been replaced.  As luck would have it our limited heating source gave out.  Thanks to Energy Smart, A Nicor program, and R.J. Kuhn we are having our entire heating system replaced and should have heat by the first of January.

Upcoming Holiday Family Events at the Fox Valley Family YMCA

North Pole Party
All Ages; December 19; 6-7:30pm $3/person; West
Join us for a night of holiday cheer! Children can make holiday crafts, play games, and hunt for candy canes. There will be a special visit by the Christmas Bear and Santa.

Christmas Movies and Crafts
December 23; 10am-12:30pm; Central; Ages 4-12; $15/child; Central
Need some extra holiday prep time? Bring the kids to the Y and we’ll watch classic Christmas movies including The Grinch, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and more. We will also make Christmas ornaments and other holiday crafts. This is great way for you to be able to finish up last minute shopping or wrapping and let the kids have some fun! Please register prior to this event.

Frozen Sing-a-long Party
December 29, 10-12:30pm; Ages 4-12; $15/child; Central
Get your kids moving this winter break at our Frozen Sing-A-Long party. We will watch the Frozen sing-a-long edition movie. Then we will do Frozen crafts which include making Olaf, snowflakes and our own snowstorm in a bottle. Please register at our Central Branch front desk prior to the event.

Central Branch | 3875 Eldamain Rd., Plano, IL 60545 | 630-552-4100
West Branch | 707 S. Main St., Sandwich, IL 60548 | 815-786-9998

Fox River Academy of Music and Art
HOLIDAY HARP RECITAL Monday, December 22nd 6:30pm


Sunday, December 21- Sunday, January 4ay,
Fox River Academy CLOSED for regular lesson schedules/business (some makeup lessons and limited business hours are scheduled- check with teacher/staff for details or confirmation)

Second Quarterly Payments Due before January 12

Saturday, January 17
Practice Olympics Awards Ceremony/Pizza Party; Church of the Good Shepherd; 1:00pm

Sunday, January 18
Full Studio Recital Series; Oswego Village Hall; 1:00, 3:00, or 5:00pm

Sunday, January 25
Full Studio Recital Series; Oswego Village Hall; 1:00 or 3:00pm

Sunday, January 25
Piano/Voice Recital- Students of Brittany Schmutzler; Oswego Village Hall; 5:00pm

New Life Church - An Unexpected Christmas

Life can border on boring; every day the same as the last. Even Christmas can seem like every Christmas before; the Christmas tree in the same place with the same ornaments and the same faces on Christmas morning. Then, out of the blue, like the star of Bethlehem and the angel’s song, something unexpected happens; a stranger comes to town, a secret comes to light and Christmas catches you by surprise all over again. Come celebrate An Unexpected Christmas with us at New Life Church this Advent Season. An Unexpected Christmas begins November 30th in all three services 8:30, 9:45, & 11:00 a.m. You won’t want to miss one week as the mystery unfolds.

Christmas Eve Services
When Jesus stepped into the world He changed everything. He changed the past, the present, and the future. Everybody, everywhere was given the same good news, your Savior is born and that changed everything. On Christmas Eve, New Life Church will conclude the dramatic Message Series, "An Unexpected Christmas." There are three opportunities to attend, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 p.m. Plan to join us at New Life Church, 3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville and bring someone with you.  See you there

Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare - Healthy Driven
Ready to take the Healthy Driven Challenge?  Your Healthy Driven effort begins at where you can take the Danica Patrick Healthy Driven Challenge. Participants select challenges online or on a mobile device from three categories: Nutritional (for example, replace soda or juice with water for one week); Physical (take the stairs instead of the elevator at work) and Emotional (volunteer at a local charity). Completing the Challenge is one step toward a new healthy habit and is available to everyone. You can also become a repeat challenger by creating a log-in. You’ll receive a personalized photo message from Danica to share on Facebook or Twitter, along with a personalized Challenge dashboard, and be eligible to win a FitBit, fitness center membership and other valuable prizes.

Sense of Samadhi:
NEW on TUESDAYS in December:
Beginner's Yoga 6pm
Power Vinyasa Flow Fun 7pm

Self Care Saturdays 10:30am **FREE**

APRIL 11-18, 2015
Early bird pricing ends December 31st!

Spirit Cheerleading
Spirit Cheerleading is an official Toys for Tots Donation Location!  Please help us collect toys for less fortunate children!  You can drop off a new unwrapped toy for a boy or girl of any age at Spirit Cheerleading, 125 Boombah Blvd., Yorkville Monday-Friday from 4:30-9pm or Saturdays 11-3pm. 

Spirit also has new tumbling classes starting in November!  For more information visit or contact the gym at 630-882-9413.

Rush-Copley Healthy Weight Program - session begins January 6
Rush-Copley Medical Group and Rush-Copley Healthplex have teamed up to create a healthy weight lifestyle program where "YouFIT."  The 12-week program focuses on the importance of combining physical activity and nutritional guidance along with information about the "science" of achieving a healthy weight that's right for you.  Participants learn from a variety of experts including Rush-Copley physicians, Healthplex personal trainers and registered dietitians.
The program includes:
• An individual Rush-Copley Healthplex 3-month membership (a $255 value!)
• Twice weekly sessions that focus on nutrition, exercise and behavioral changes
• Sodexo’s Create Your Weight materials
• Pedometer
• Logs, apps and other tools
Take a healthy, balanced and realistic approach to reaching your personal goals that will last a lifetime.  Learn more at or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).

Freedom from Smoking
This seven-week program promoted by the American Lung Association will provide you with the support and skills needed to quit smoking.  An experienced facilitator, who understands the unique challenges of quitting, leads the session.  Cost for the seven-week program is $20 and is refundable upon completion.  Registration is required.  To register, visit or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).  Session begins Monday, January 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Kendall Area Transit Calendar of Events:
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 Valley United Way - Holiday Assistance
The holiday season is just around the corner, and once again we know that folks 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.
For the ninth year, 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.

To learn more about how you can help visit our website. Or contact Deborah by phone at 630-896-4636 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Waubonsee Community College
Adult Literacy Project
• Work with individual students learning English or basic literacy skills OR assist teachers in English as a Second Language (ESL) or Adult Basic Education (GED) classes
• Choose your own schedule
• Ongoing support and professional development
• Free training
Contact: Elsie Mills, Volunteer Tutor Coordinator
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Next Training:
January 17 & 24, 2015 (both days required)
9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aurora Campus

March 14 & 21, 2015
(both days required)
9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aurora Campus

Preregistration required
Waubonsee Community College
18 S. River St., Aurora, IL 60506

Kendall County Food Pantry
Fox Valley Metro Disc Golf Club are hosting their 9th Annual Ice Bowl on Saturday, January 24th, 2015.  This is an annual tournament held during the winter to raise money for KCFP.  They are seeking Corporations, Organizations and individuals to help sponsor this event.  Sponsorships are available at $25 per hole, and they are also accepting merchandise, gift certificates, sports tickets, and memorabilia. 
Where:  Eagle Ridge/Civic Center Disc Golf Course- Oswego, IL
When:   Saturday, January 24th, 2015; Registration at 8:30-9:30AM; First round at 10:00AM
Format: 2 rounds (18 holes-free lunch-9 Holes-Award Presentation)
Player fee:  2 non perishable food items, plus $20 for all Amateur divisions ( Novice, Recreational and Advanced), $30 for Open/Pro division.  If interested contact Randy Moore 630-346-9483 and feel free to visit their website

Kendall County Fair Assoc. Inc. an independently owned not for profit is now a year round facility. 2 heated buildings one will seat up to 140 people with small kitchenette and bathrooms. The other has housed as many as 600 also has bathrooms. Both have WiFi and large one has a microphone/speaker system and lots of parking near all buildings. Both can work for wedding receptions, auctions, birthday parties, company meetings/parties, class reunions, graduation parties, fundraisers or whatever you might like think about. Also other facilities available in warm months as well. We now have liquor license if that is desired. There are many rental dates still open in 2015 and we are booking dates in 2016. Contact Mary at (630)272-0686 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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 Like us on Facebook at

Hello Chamber Members, the editor of Dunamis Woman & Real Awesome Men Magazine is proud to tell you that Sheila Seraphin, an Independent Associate Representing Aflac, also a chamber member,  has been featured in an amazing empowerment publication called Dunamis Woman & Real Awesome Men Magazine which Educates, Exposes, and Empowers women and men to break through life barriers for great success! This particular issue supports the cause of Alzheimer's Association with every purchased copy for just $6.95.  Show your support and get a copy by visiting

Wings Etc. in Yorkville, IL is NOW HIRING for all Management positions.
We are looking for energetic, outgoing, and experienced leaders to manage our brand new team.

General Manager: We are seeking a team-oriented General Manager with experience managing a service team and a kitchen team in a sports bar environment. The right candidate will have experience teaching, coaching, and leading a large team. Experience with email and excel reporting, as well as a strong understanding of P&L management, weekly inventory management, and scheduling are a must. Our new General Manager will have full availability, a great attitude, strong communication skills, and a desire to move forward in a rapidly growing company.

Assistant Managers: We are seeking two highly talented Assistant Managers with distinct areas of experience and expertise. One “front of house” Assistant Manager (Service Manager) will be primarily responsible for the service team and the overall customer experience, schedules, and upholding all Wings Etc. brand standards. One “back of house” Assistant Manager (Kitchen Manager) will be primarily responsible for the kitchen team and extremely high cleanliness standards, weekly inventory, ordering, and schedules. The ability for each Assistant to cross-over and uphold standards in all areas of the operation is critical.

Interested and qualified candidates should bring a current resume to 1447 Cannonball Trail – Yorkville.

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.

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.

Mutual Ground, Inc.- Job Posting Relief Advocate

Under the direction of the Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, the Relief Advocate is responsible for providing crisis intervention and referral services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in person and on the 24-hour crisis hotline.  Additionally, the Relief Advocate is responsible to maintain a safe and healthy environment and welcoming atmosphere for program participants.  On-call relief staff work as needed to relieve full-time staff.  Applicants must be available for evening, overnight and weekend shifts. The ability to work several shifts per week is strongly preferred. 60-hour Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Certification preferred but may be acquired upon hire.
●    Dedication to helping victims
●    Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
•    Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
•    Ability to utilize standard telephone/fax/copier equipment
•    Computer proficiency
●    Acceptance and respect for diversity of culture, sexual orientation, ability, and religious belief
•    Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred
•    60 Hour Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training Certificate preferred but may be obtained upon hire
Examples of Duties
•    Staff the 24-hour hotline
•    Provide crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault over the telephone and in-person
•    Dispatch volunteers to local emergency rooms in response to domestic violence and sexual assault crisis calls
•    Provide information and referrals to hotline callers
•    Operate multi-line phone system including transferring calls and relaying messages
•    Data entry
•    Documentation of all services provided
•    Various tasks to support operation of 24-hour facility
•    Ensure confidentiality at all times
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Laudati, Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Ellis House & Equestrian Center -
Totally 80’s, Totally Murder
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tickets are $40.00 and includes the murder mystery, a fantabulous dinner by Upper Crust Catering, and one cocktail.  A cash bar is also available.  Doors open at 6pm with cocktail hour and the show begins at 7pm.  Costumes are encouraged but not required. 

Advanced registration is required.  Please contact Tina at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 630.552.5253

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.