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Ginger and Soul Inc.
We would like to cordially invite you to be a part of a really cool, one-of-a-kind event that promises to be a great time and get global recognition.
Jon Conover recently released my new original song, “Ordinary Lies”, in Australia and it has garnered regular radio spins on over 400 stations.   Fans and program directors are now demanding a music video to follow up with the release and we aim to please.

On Saturday, May 30th Jon will be hosting a live music video shoot and masquerade ball at the Homestead in Plano, IL (  This event will feature food and live entertainment and is officially sponsored by The Homestead B&B, Ginger and Soul Catering Inc. ( and Andrew Young Photography (

Your entry fee of $35 will include hors d’oeuvres and desserts catered by Ginger and Soul Inc. (, which happens to be Jon's talented sister’s catering company that she co-owns with the renowned pastry chef, Kate McNamara, live entertainment by yours truly and you will be asked to be a part of filming the new music video for “Ordinary Lies”.  Cash bar, beer and wine will be provided by The Homestead.

There is only limited space for this event so please RSVP to jconovermusic@gmail.comwith YOUR NAME, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY AND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, by Saturday, May 23rd and reserve your spot.  This is a semi-formal event, so, please feel free to dress up as much as you are comfortable with and please bring a masquerade mask (Party City has a good selection).  Accepted forms of payment include cash/credit/debit.

Some of the featured food selections:
•    Charcuterie and cheese boards (Elegant selection of imported meats, cheeses and olives)
•    Raw bar including sushi, oysters, ceviche shooters
•    New potato bites
•    Smoked salmon and sweet pea crostini
•    Wild mushroom tarts
•    Watermelon and feta bites
•    Strawberry and rhubarb summer salad
•    Green apple hummus and vegetable bar
•    French macarons
•    Fruit tarts with lemon curd
•    Salted caramel cupcakes
•    Rhubarb pie 
•    Truffle spoons
Please arrive at the Homestead in Plano, IL by 4:00pm
•    Filming will begin at 5:00pm
•    Hors d’oeuvres start around 6:00pm and
•    Don’t forget your Masquerade Mask (Get as creative as you would like)

If you would like to stay at The Homestead for the evening please call for rates and to make your reservation (630)552-4322.

Plano Community Garden
The garden is looking for new gardeners. If interested or need more information please contact Hillard  at (630) 553-3720 or Connie at (630) 552-0221.

Our website will be shutting down within the next couple of months. We are looking for someone or company that has a server that would like to host our website. Please contact Mike at (630) 947-4819 for more information.

Anyone wanting more information about the Plano Community Garden may write us at P.O. Box 217, Plano, IL 69545 or e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We can also be found on facebook.  We typically meet at the Plano library at 7:00pm on the first Tuesday of the month.

Foxy's Ice Cream is Now Open!
Open 7 days a week,  starting May 1
Check us out on Facebook for current hours, specials events and more!

2015 Summer Day Camp | May 26 - August 28
One week or the whole summer. Indoors and out. Adventures to arts, camp songs to cannonballs…at the Fox Valley Family YMCA Summer Day Camp your kids will have an amazing experience, all in a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment. When you count on us, you can count on the best summer ever for your kids. Stop in or register online today!

Summer Day Camp Parent & Camper Orientation
June 4, 2015 | 6:30-7:30pm
Reconnect with summer camp friends at our fun-filled orientation presentation. Campers and their parents will meet camp counselors and get the 411 on what to expect at camp. Field trip and weekly schedule information will be handed out and the Y will provide a snack, games, raffles, and prizes. Campers will also receive their Summer Day Camp t-shirt, and backpack. If you haven’t registered by this date, don’t worry—registration can be taken at orientation.

Your child is about to embark on their summer adventure, and our Early Learning Academy, Gymnastics, Dance, Music, Cooking, Arts, and Sports Departments have put together a summer full of fun and educational options for you to choose from. From lacrosse to theater, or science-based learning to Friday Fun Days, the Y is here to create experiences for your child that inspire, combat summer learning loss, and promote healthy living, all while making strong connections and friendships. Download the 2015 Summer Enrichment Program guide here.

Summer College Membership Special | 90 DAYS FOR $90
Membership runs from May 26 through August 24, 2015
Students must show their current college ID.

3875 Eldamain Road, Plano, IL 60545
(P) 630-552-4100 | Twitter | Facebook

Fox River Academy of Music and Art Summer Art Camps
The end of the school year is quickly approaching and time to find fun things for your kids to be part of.  Let Fox River Academy help you out with our complete Summer Art Catalog.  We have a wide array of camp style classes and workshops that will inspire, excite and engage your budding artists. We have camps for all ages- elementary, junior high and high school, as well as adults!

Click here for a detailed catalog Summer Art Camps 2015.

All Art classes will be held at Fox River Academy, 26 W. Van Buren St., Oswego.
Please call the office at 630-551-4321 to enroll!

Sense of Samadhi Yoga Studio & Satya Healing
2020 S. Bridge St., Yorkville 630-881-1095
Sense of

Yoga on the Bridge!
***Tuesdays 5:30AM***  with Amy Goodwin!

Creative Arts Coop with Sense of Samadhi presents:   Open Mic / Kirtan last Friday of every month FREE Community Yoga 6pm Kirtan 7-7:30pm Open Mic 7:30pm-9 pm
May 29, June 26, July 31, Aug 28, Sept 25

United City of Yorkville Golf Outing
Friday May 29

The United City of Yorkville is hosting the Annual Golf Outing this year on Friday, May 29 at the Blackberry Oaks Golf Course (2245 Kennedy Rd, Bristol IL) and we invite you to join us!  This golf outing is designed to bring together the business, families, and friends of our community while helping us continue to serve the community with excellent family programs and park facilities.  The Golf Outing begins at 8:00am and concludes with lunch that begins around 12:30pm and costs $320 a foursome or $80 for single players.  Attached is the registration form for your use and outlines additional details about the event.  Completed registration forms and payments can be mailed (201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville IL 60560) or faxed (630-553-4360).  For additional information please call the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department’s Administration Office at 630-553-4357.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, June 3

Riverfront Park
(131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville)
Come out and take a walk down memory lane as you view classic cars along the river on the first Wednesday of the month June through September! Vehicle registration will begin at 6:00pm.

Music Under the Stars & Wine Night
Friday, June 12 Featuring Yorkville Big Band
(Sponsored By Castle Bank and Castle Insurance)
Enjoy a warm summer evening listening to great music at Town Square (301 N Bridge, Yorkville) from 7:00-9:00pm. In conjunction with Music Under the Stars, Cobblestone will be offering a small selection of white wines and red wines to enjoy during the concert starting at 5:30pm. For $5 you will receive a souvenir glass. Wine Tasting tickets may be purchased for an additional $1. Additional glasses of wine (Most $4-5 each) or bottles (Most $15-$20) may be purchased Must be 21 to consume or purchase alcohol. No wine will be allowed to leave the park. For more information, contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 630-553-4357.

Upstream Investment Partners - Educational Workship
Wednesday, June 3rd
5:00 - 6:30 PM
I will be hosting an educational workshop and FREE DINNER in our building Conference Room Suite 125, located at Westwood of Lisle, 2443 Warrenville Road
This Educational Workshop will focus on Annuity Basics
• What are they? How do they work?
• Fixed/Indexed/Variable – what’s the difference?
• What are the benefits/costs/features?
• How can I evaluate what’s right for me?

Presented by Josh Gerry, AXA Equitable
Hosted by Jeffrey Fabbri, CPA, AIF®
Dinner catered by Buono Beef

Please RSVP to Jeff Fabbri at 630.599.7142 or via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Earthmover Credit Union is selling 5 B’s BBQ tickets to help raise funds for Hunter Darnell, 6 years old, of Yorkville.  The drive-thru event will take place on Wednesday, June 3rd from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Yorkville branch located at 1008 N Bridge St.  Tickets are $12.00 and include: BBQ pork chops, ½ chicken, or a combo meal.  You can purchase tickets at any Earthmover location or at the event.  You can visit or call 630-844-4950 for more information.

Hunter was born prematurely with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.  The left side of his heart didn’t grow.  Hunter has had twelve heart surgeries and two hip surgeries.  At 2 years old, he was all ready for his final open heart surgery.  When they opened him up, they cut his R atrium, and he lost oxygen to his brain for 18 minutes.  He spent 5 months in the hospital, and he now has a traumatic brain injury. He is now wheelchair bound, and lost most of his independence.  His mom had to quit her teaching job to become his caregiver.  All donations will go towards a wheelchair accessible van for Hunter.

Voluntary Action Center Operator of Kendall Area Transit
The joint KCSP / TRIAD picnic will be June 9th at Harris Forest Preserve. Eating begins at 11:30.  The Scams Presentation will begin at 12:00, with Bingo to go from 12:30 to 1:30.  If you wish to volunteer water, cookies, Bingo prizes, or to be a food runners (servers for less mobile seniors), please contact either myself or Patty Strahan at Beecher Center This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (630)-553-5777. 

Please bring your donations to either the Beecher Center prior to the event, or to the event the day of.

Also, everyone is invited to attend and partake as well!  A prepaid $3.00 charge must be paid to either the Beecher Center or Oswego Senior Center by June 5th.  Thank you very much and hope to see you there!

CASA Kendall County
The 5th Annual Michael Turner Memorial Golf Outing, benefitting CASA Kendall County, a non-profit organization which advocates for abused and neglected children in the courtroom, is set for Thursday, June 11 at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in Bristol.  The event is hosted by the Kendall County Bar Association.  Donations are $115 per golfer and $400 per foursome.  Sponsorships are available.  Registration begins at Noon; shotgun start at 1 p.m.  Please register golfers and sponsorships online at  (Don’t forget to purchase those mulligans!)  Learn more about CASA, the Michael Turner Memorial Golf Outing, or about becoming a volunteer, by calling Chris at (630) 553-8661 or by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce a celebrity judge!
June 11 in Montgomery for the BEST BBQ competition.  Senator Linda Holmes is a professed “foodie” and will join host judge Village President Matt Brolley of Montgomery, Village President Jim Roderick of Hinckley and a representative from Aurora. The competition will be held at Montgomery Park Thursday June 11 starting at 5:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.  The concert in the park will be held afterwards. The next competition will be held at Montgomery Park to find the area’s best BBQ.  It will be Thursday June 11 starting at 5:00 pm. 

For more information about the competition go to
: EnjoyAurora.

Waubonsee Community College -
Make a Connection:    “Connecting Communities to Illinois Business Opportunities”  An informational event and networking opportunity for business owners to learn the process in doing business with the State, connect with other professionals and gain access to State and local resources that promote the growth of small businesses and diversity inclusion.
June 5, 2015; 9:00am to 2:00pm
Waubonsee Community College Aurora Campus
18 South River Street, Aurora, Illinois 60506
9:00am - 9:30am Registration
9:30am - 9:45am Welcome Remarks
9:45am - 12:00pm Networking Session
12:00pm - 12:45pm Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Certification for minority, women, persons with disabilities and Veteran business owners
12:45pm - 1:30pm Bureau of Strategic Sourcing (BOSS) State Agencies’ Buying Process
1:30pm - 1:40pm Break
1:30pm - 2:00pm Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Guidance in government contracting and certification assistance
• This event is open to the public at no cost • Light refreshments will be served • For nearby parking
Register to attend
Hosted by:  The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS)  In collaboration with: Congressman Bill Foster, Mayor Tom Weisner City of Aurora, Sen. Linda Holmes, Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, Kane County, Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee Community College, Seize the Future Development Foundation

Featuring guest speaker Nicholas J. Webb, a world-renowned business futurist and innovation thought leader
Inspiring Presentations l Brainstorming l Interactive Discussions and more! JOIN US!
The most successful communities and organizations do their best to plan for, or even create the future. Join Waubonsee as we anticipate, imagine and elevate our collective futures through the Waubonsee Vision 2050 project.
Tuesday, June 23 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sugar Grove Campus, Academic and Professional Center
Registration is required by June 15 for this free-of-charge event:
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Questions? This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (630) 466-6810
Everyone in attendance will receive a free digital download of Webb’s book Breakers.

Small Business Coaching Workshop

The IL SBDC at Waubonsee is partnering with Accion Chicago and The City of Aurora for another great small business coaching event.  Last year, 75 people turned out to network and meet with expert coaches on topics such as business planning, financing, credit, marketing, social media, and much more.  The event is free, but advance registration is required. 
Tuesday, June 16 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Two Brothers Roundhouse
205 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
For more information or to register, contact us at (630) 906-4143 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Volunteers Needed as Adult Literacy Tutors

Waubonsee Community College’s Adult Literacy Project is seeking volunteers to tutor adult students in reading, writing and speaking English. All training and materials are free.  An online volunteer tutor training program will be available throughout the month of June. The flexible, individually-paced curriculum includes readings and responses, and takes approximately eight to 10 hours to complete.  Participants will also attend an in-person training session at the college’s Aurora Campus, 18 S. River St. A session is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., although alternative dates will be available. Prospective tutors must complete all training before working with adult learners individually or in a classroom environment.  Tutor applications are available online at or by calling (630) 801-7900, ext. 4221.

Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus
Morris Hospital Earns ‘Straight A’s’ for Patient Safety  - Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is one of 182 hospitals in the nation being recognized for achieving “Straight A’s” on the Hospital Safety Score, a publicly published report that rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital.

According to The Leapfrog Group, the national nonprofit hospital safety organization which administers the Hospital Safety Score, an A grade is one of the most meaningful honors a hospital can achieve and one of the most valuable indicators for patients looking for a safe place to receive care.  “Straight A’s validates Morris Hospital’s achievement in preventing harm within the hospital, and we are proud to recognize the efforts of the care providers and staff,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Patient safety requires constant vigilance, and we encourage Morris Hospital and all other A hospitals to continue demonstrating unrelenting commitment to patients by consistently working to provide a safe environment for care.” 

“It truly is an honor for Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers to be part of the elite group of hospitals across the country that have received Straight A’s seven consecutive times on the Hospital Safety Score,” says Mark Steadham, President & CEO of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “This is a reflection of the commitment our staff and the physicians who practice at Morris Hospital have to providing the highest quality care and safest possible environment for our patients.”

To see Morris Hospital’s full score, visit here.

Morris Hospital Receives Certification as Primary Stroke Center - Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has been awarded Primary Stroke Certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).
The certification serves as a notice to the public and emergency medical services that Morris Hospital has the capacity to stabilize, diagnosis and treat acute stroke patients, provide acute care, administer medications quickly, and provide rehabilitation therapies safely and efficiently.
Read More

Call the Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus at 630-553-8200 for more information
IMMEDIATE CARE OPEN  7-Days a week – No appointment needed
Route 47 is now completely open South of the river

Kendall County Fair Assoc. Inc.
ots going and old dates to mark on your calendars. We are seeking sponsors and advertisers.

Fox Valley Pro Rodeo July 11, 2015 2 shows 2pm and 7pm food, vendors, beer and wine available, concert after the last show, kids games before the first show with the Rodeo Clowns and Staff with prizes. Lots of fun!! Tickets available on line visit website.

Kendall County Fair July 30 &31 August 1&2 see website for lots more info Kendall county fair fall consignment auction August 29 website to have full info up soon

Battle Royale – Elite Soldier
Battle Royale – Elite Soldier is looking for a part-time general manager to do business development. Located at the PNA youth camp, laser tag is going to become available all year long starting late summer.

We are seeking a self-motivated person who enjoys physical activity, sales, advertising and marketing. The job is 10 to 15 hours per week until it necessitates full-time hours. Commission included. If interested please send a cover letter and resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Outdoor Laser Tag Facility in Yorkville is seeking to hire an acting manager for the month of OCTOBER to manage zombie actors.  Facility will be open 5-15 days for Zombie hunt and will have 10-25 zombie actors.  Responsibilities include finding actors, training, scheduling, and managing.  Please call 708-834-8570 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Yorkville Junior Women's Club was organized in 1991.  Members are area women who have united to volunteer their support for Yorkville and the surrounding communities in various ways.  Our main concerns have always involved the health , education and safety of our community and it's children.

Membership is open to all women in Kendall County 18 years and older who are interested in volunteering time and talent to better the community.  Yearly dues are $20,  Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend any of the monthly meetings or activities that we host through out the year to meet us and see who we are and what we do .   You are welcome to join anytime !

Check out our website at or LIKE our Facebook page to keep up on our upcoming projects and activities.

Inland Real Estate Brokerage
WANTED - Adminstrative Office Help
Skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office, answering phones and directing calls, file maintenance, customer service, projects as assigned and general office duties.
10-15 hours per week
$10-$12 per hour, depending on experience
Friday 1-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm
Send resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kendall County Food PantryWe were honored to receive a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Agency Hands In The Community thanks to All State agent Jim Delaney.  Jim has been a volunteer at the food pantry for the past 5 years.  Thanks Jim!

Our heartfelt thanks go to our area Mayors, Jackie Kowalski from Millbrook, Brian Leclercq from Oswego, Bob Hausler from Plano, and Gary Golinski from Yorkville.  On April 9th they came together to help serve and distribute to our clients on April 9th for Mayors Day Recognition.

The pet clinic on March 22nd served 255 pets!  KCFP was the recipient of all the proceeds.  Thanks to all who helped make this a success.

Mutual Ground is celebrating 40 years of service in Aurora, Kendall County and Southern Kane.   
Click here to see our latest newsletter Spring Newsletter

Mutual Ground - Employment Opportunity

Position: Director of Advancement
Job Summary:  Develop and Implement a Revenue Generation Strategy: In collaboration with the Executive Director and advancement team create a strategy to identify and secure corporate, foundation, individual, religious, service club and government partnerships - work with advancement team to develop target list of prospects. Understand the marketing and business needs of corporations and foundations and develop and implement a revenue generation strategy that addresses these needs.

Position: Relief Advocate
Job Summary:  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.

Position: Domestic Violence Counselor, Bilingual
Job Summary:  Under the direction of the Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, provide counseling and advocacy to victims of domestic violence. Passion for and experience with trauma issues and treatment required. 60-hour Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Certification preferred but may be acquired upon hire.

For more information please CLICK HERE

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.

Liberty Mutual - Experienced Sales Representative -  Launch your Sales career at Liberty Mutual - A Fortune 100 Company!
As a Liberty Mutual Insurance Personal Sales Representative role, you will be responsible for building and developing client relationships within local communities to promote our Auto, Home and Life Insurance products. We will support you by providing guidance from experienced Sales professionals, training, and sponsoring licensing exams. You can leverage our relationships with over 15,000 Affinity Groups to target customers. You will have unlimited earning potential and your overall compensation includes a combination of guaranteed base salary, earned commission, and participation in incentive programs and contests.

Our Sales Academy is a comprehensive sales development program which emphasizes a "see, learn, do" philosophy, incorporating on-the-job training, classroom training, and on-on-one mentoring in a supportive environment that is focused on your success. Graduates will be positioned to build a successful career at a stable company that has consistently outpaced the industry in growth.

Upon completion of training, employees will be assigned to one of the following branch offices: Chicago, Plainfield, Naperville, Geneva, Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, or Oak Brook.

Average first year earnings of $60,000-$65,000 - through a combination of base salary, uncapped commission and bonus structure.
For more information please contact:
Tim Fallon
Lead Sales Representative
Liberty Mutual Insurance
24402 W Lockport Street Suite 124
Direct Dial: 815-436-6827 Ext. 58618
Cell Phone: 815-997-8077 (Avalailable until 10:00 pm)
Office Fax: 815-436-4731
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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

Matthew Baier of Yorkville has been named branch manager at Old Second’s 7050 Burroughs Ave., Plano location. He will be responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the branch and foster the bank’s community presence in Plano.

Prior to joining Old Second, he served as branch manager at Associated Bank. He earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Augustana College and a master’s degree in accounting and financial management from Keller Graduate School of Management

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.

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.

Summer Day Camp Programs at Ellis House & Equestrian Center
Ellis day camps are not just fun and games, they are educational too! Day camps provide children the opportunity to learn all the basics of horse care including – feeding, grooming, bathing, behavior, and nutrition. Fun and educational activities include hands on horse handling that teach safe responsible care for horses. Pony rides, games and crafts will be provided each day. Availability of camp programs will vary based on interest. Registration is
Limited to 15 children per camp.   More Information and Application
Camp Pricing:
• Parent – Tot: $40 in County / $45 out of County and includes riding
• 1 day camp: $60 in County / $65 out of County and includes riding
• 3 day camp: $190 in County / $195 out of County and includes riding each day

What Kind of Event Can I have at the Ellis House?
•    Weddings
•    Meetings/Seminars
•    Showers
•    Social Events
•    Celebrations
•    Birthday Parties
•    Concerts
•    Retirement Parties
•    Family Reunions
•    Anniversary Parties
•    Fashion Shows
•    Craft Demonstrations
•    Class Reunions
The Ellis House can accommodate up to 40 guests for a sit down reception or dinner and up to 60 for a cocktail reception. We also have an Equestrian Classroom that can be reserved for meeting/classroom space as well with full audiovisual set up.  Many people choose to take advantage of our tent pad located along the beautiful AuxSable Creek just North of the Ellis House. The tent pad accommodates a 40' x 80' tent, which seats 200 people comfortably.  Rental includes cathedral side walls, 8 fans, 3 sets of can lighting, tables and chairs.  Ellis House & Equestrian Center is featured on The Knot, please visit their website for more information.

Ellis House and Equestrian Center

Family Fun Nights 2015 Dates:
July 10
October 16
December 4

*Pony Rides, Tractor-Pulled Hay Rides, Face Painting, Bon-Fire, Crafts, Board Games, Nature Trails, Concessions, Special Guests...Come join the fun!
13986 McKanna Rd., Minooka, IL 60447

Kendall County Forest Preserve District
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