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Job Opening!
FNBC Bank & Trust is hiring for a Retail Banker in our Yorkville branch. The position of Retail Banker is responsible for performing intermediate duties and support related to branch operational activities and financial services; processes all new account transactions; assisting customers in their selection of various accounts and financial services; cross-selling the Bank’s products and services; opening, maintaining and closing of all account types; performing branch clerical duties; promoting business for the Bank by maintaining good customer relations and referring customers to appropriate staff for new services  The position of Retail Banker also is required to be fully knowledgeable and skilled in the areas of teller, vault, safe deposit, processing and boarding PRA lines of credit, discussing retail loan products and accepting credit applications, and is required to provide leadership, training and support to less experienced new account representatives and other branch staff members.  You may apply at .

College Pro Cuts

Spring Sales Offer!

As a proud new member of the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce we are offering the following Spring Sale!  Non-YACC members can schedule your weekly mowing and receive 2 free lawn cuts!  YACC members can also schedule your weekly mowing and receive 2 free lawn cuts and 2 free man hours of clean up or handy-man work to help you bump start your summer!

Call Mike at 630-640-1505 or Pat at 630-640-1504

Please take a moment and visit our website at!


Yorkville Public Library

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.

The Chocolate Shoppe

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd through May 6th
Teacher Appreciation Week is almost here, and we have great gifts for you at The Chocolate Shoppe! Last year the fan favorite was our 4-piece truffle box with school colored ribbons and the thank you note attached for just $4.95 (as shown). These will be available by order or by walk-in beginning Wednesday, April 27th while supplies last.

National Nurses Week is May 6th through May 12th
We will be offering FREE DELIVERY of chocolate platters that are ordered for doctor’s offices and healthcare facilities during National Nurses Week! This free delivery option is available to Yorkville, Oswego or Plano. Call us for pricing on chocolate covered strawberry platters, snack platters (shown), fudge platters and other delicious treats to share in the doctor’s lounge or at the nurse’s station!

Mother’s Day is May 8th

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th.  The Chocolate Shoppe will feature a variety of gift baskets, treat towers, candy boxes, truffles, and chocolate-covered strawberries for the special ladies in your life!  Call us at 630.553.3355 to order one of our amazing Mother’s Day Packages.
Mother’s Day Dessert Box (only 36 boxes available!):  Order our brand new “Dessert Box” which includes some delicious pastries and handmade confections for $19.95 French Macarons - French Macarons (not to be confused with “macaroons”) will be available from Thursday, May 5th through Mother’s Day (or while supplies last). Macarons should be ordered in advance to guarantee availability.
Mother’s Day Candy Tower $59.95
•    Top Tier - Chocolate Covered Cherries
•    Middle Tier - Assorted Butter Creams and Truffles
•    Bottom Tier - Assorted Chocolates including homemade Snickers & Twix, English toffee, almond bark, turtles, sea salted caramels, fudge bombs, and salted caramel fudge.
Waubonsee Community College & Small Business Development Center

The Big Idea Marketing Workshop

This popular event is back for its 5th year!  You'll leave with materials and information that you can put to use immediately to step up your marketing.
Tuesday, May 3, 8-11 a.m.
Waubonsee Downtown Aurora Campus
18 S. River Street, Room 160
$49 includes breakfast and all materials
Presented by Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz
Register Now

Waubonsee & Fox River Academy of Music & Art

Callaloo will be playing a free concert with the Waubonsee Jazz Band at Waubonsee Community College on Friday, May 6th at 7:30 P.M. For more information about this concert, please see the attached flyer. If you would like to know more about the unique sound of Callaloo, please visit
Fox Valley Family YMCA

Healthy Kids Day – Saturday, April 30
YMCA Healthy Kids Day encourages kids and families to stay active, connected and healthy with this community-based, FREE family event. We'll start the day off with a FREE Fitness Launch from 8-10am and then our activities for kids will run from 1-3pm.

Superior Air Med One helicopter will make a special landing demonstration at 2pm in our field. Ozzie, the Kane County Cougars’ mascot and Senators Sue Rezin and Jim Oberweis will be in attendance and we will also have emergency equipment from Kendall County Sheriff’s Office and Little Rock-Fox Fire Department for kids to tour. Plus, there will be an inflatable obstacle course, FREE swim lessons, aikido demonstrations, gymnastics open gym, our Aqua Track, family yoga class, Usborne Book Fair, games, raffles, food, local vendors, and more!

Don’t miss this opportunity to sign up for Summer Day Camp and pay NO registration fee and take advantage of our 50% OFF Membership Join Fee! This is a perfect time to plan your summer and the YMCA is here to help. Join us at our Central Branch and enjoy all the fun. Local businesses and community organizations will also be on hand, offering information on keeping your family healthy and happy. Visit our Healthy Kids Day website for more information.

Summer Day Camp May 23 - August 19

From STEM activities to swim lessons, hiking trails to camp cookouts, the Y is here to create experiences that immerse your child in an atmosphere that inspires, builds confidence and creates a sense of belonging. Visit our Summer Day Camp website for more information.

The Fox Valley Family YMCA is a mission-centered, cause-driven charity organization dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, and families in Kendall and DeKalb counties.
Central Branch: 3875 Eldamain Rd., Plano, (630) 552-4100
West Branch: 707 S. Main St., Sandwich, (815) 786-9998

Idea Marketing Group

Marketing Intern Wanted!
Idea Marketing Group is looking for a marketing intern to help with online marketing, specifically with blogging and social media campaigns. Here is your chance to work side-by-side with experienced creative professionals who are passionate about their work. We have an open office plan and encourage teamwork to produce award winning projects. We are focused on recruiting local talent in the Chicago area. Interns have often become permanent employees after internships have completed.

Internship Nitty-Gritty
•Yorkville, IL office (Local Candidates Only)
•Flexible, part-time hours
•Word and Excel Experience
•Experience in online marketing, specifically with blogging and social media campaigns
•Knowledge of WordPress and Google Analytics a plus
•Responds to customer inquiries, questions and concerns as needed
•Strong writing skills, strong verbal communication skills, detail oriented, ability to multi-task
•Tons of energy, passion, humor, compassion, and enthusiasm
•Non-paid, 3 month internship

Serious Applicants Only!

Mid-Day Play Pet Services

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

Alarm Detection Systems

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

Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

Now Hiring!
920 N. Bridge Street
Contact: Cristina Padilla
(630) 553-3336

Aurora University

Human Resource Institute presents: Top 10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make When Managing Employees
Thursday, May 5
7:30 am – 8:00 am: Registration, networking, and continental breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Presentation and Q&A
Click here to register
Aurora University Orchard Center
2245 Sequoia Drive, Suite 301, Aurora

Many employers believe that they are too small to be “picked on” by a government auditor or a plaintiff’s attorney challenging the employer’s personnel policies, practices and decisions. Did you know that many labor and employment laws cover employers with just one or as few as two employees?

Join us for a morning of professional development, education and networking, as Attorney Jeffrey A. Risch, Chair of SmithAmundsen LLC’s  Labor & Employment Group, identifies the Top 10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make When Managing Employees. The discussion will include insightful (and entertaining) examples of common mistakes as well as practical guidance on what employers of all sizes and industries can do to diminish related risks.

Topics include:
•    Personnel Policies
•    Employment Contracts
•    Managing Medical Issues
•    Hiring & Firing
•    Performance Evaluations
•    Documentation
•    Job Descriptions
•    Supervisor Liabilities
•    Wage & Hour
•    Workplace Investigations
This is a free event. A continental breakfast will be served courtesy of Aurora University's Center for Adult and Graduate Studies.

Yorkville Junior Women's Club

11th Annual YJWC Spring Craft and Vendor Show
Applications are still being accepted for the 11th Annual Yorkville Jr Women's Club Spring Craft and Vendor Show. This will be held Saturday, May 7th from 9am - 3 pm in Town Square Park, on Route 47 in downtown Yorkville.

This event is held rain or shine and is an annual Fundraiser for the YJWC .

Vendors may contact Teresa at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 630-554-0877 ext 3 for more information. Booths are $35 for a 12x12 space.

Also...5B's BBQ Fundraiser
The YJWC will be hosting a 5B's BBQ FUNDRAISER , Wednesday May 18th from 4:30-6:30 pm 
Location:  Earthmover Credit Union, 1008 N. Bridge Street, Yorkville
Purchase your tickets in advance with a YJWC Member. Money raised to go to YJWC Scholarship Fund.
Contact: YWJC President Kathy Miller at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fox Valley United Way

2016 Annual Recognition Breakfast
What better way to celebrate a caring community than to bring that community together to share stories of changed lives thanks to the generosity of neighbors? This year’s Fox Valley United Way Annual Breakfast will be held on May 19, 2016.  Once again, we will celebrate and honor donors and volunteers, and hear from individuals blessed by the social service agencies that these donors and volunteers support. Hope to see you all there!
Where:     Pipers Banquets in Aurora
When:      Thursday, May 19 - Registration and networking 7:00 a.m.
Breakfast program 7:30 a.m.
Why:        To celebrate the people who really make a difference in our community
How:        Click here to Register Now - register soon, space is limited

Have questions? Please feel free to contact Deborah Collins-Rudel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.  Are you interested in being a sponsor for our event?  Sponsorships still available, contact Denise Blettner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Thank you to all of our volunteers, including the more than 1,300 who are finding volunteer opportunities with local social service agencies through Volunteer Fox Valley.
Yorkville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 489

Businesses & Volunteers Wanted for Poppy Days
Mayor Gary Golinski has proclaimed May 20-21 as “Poppy Awareness Days” in Yorkville. Yorkville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 489 will sponsor the annual event. Legion, Auxiliary and Community volunteers will be distributing poppies (made in Illinois by disabled veterans) at various locations in Yorkville. Poppies will also be available in other business locations. While poppies are distributed free of charge, donations will be accepted.  All funds collected will be used to assist Illinois veterans. 

The poppy serves as a reminder of the bloodshed and sacrifices made by our military personnel. It became the symbol after World War I during which so many died and were buried in Flanders Field in France.

Would you like your business to be a Poppy Days site? To request a donation can and poppies to be displayed in your place of business, or to volunteer to distribute poppies on May 20 or 21, please call one of our Poppy Days co-chair women, Carol Reuter (630-554-3430) or Joanne Leibold (630-553-3655). Your assistance in making this event a success is greatly appreciated. 

Remember our veterans. All gave some…….some gave all!

The Heartland School

Open House - Children's Garden Party

  • Take Home Flowers
  • Magic Shows
  • Snow Cones

Saturday, May 21st
708 East Veterans Parkway

Earthmover Credit Union

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.

Kendall County Food Pantry

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

Thank you for all your help to provide food for Area residents


Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center
Rush-Copley is pleased to introduce the community to Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center.  Located adjacent to the Rush-Copley’s Aurora campus at 1310 Waterford Drive, Waterford Place is now open and providing services and support to anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis.  Waterford Place is a warm, welcoming environment where participants can connect with support services including mind-body classes, expressive therapies and informational programs along with a salon featuring an American Cancer Society® wig boutique.  If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer, join us at Waterford Place, where help meets hope.  Learn more at
Raging Waves Waterpark

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

Plano Community Garden

The Plano Community Garden was founded in 2009 on the premise that we would create a place for the community to not only come garden, but also serve those in need in Kendall County by donating fresh produce weekly. Our mission has always been to set aside and tend plots that would directly serve the Kendall County Food Pantry in addition to donating from our personal plots as well. To date, we have been very successful and have donated an average of 5,000 pounds of fresh vegetables every year to the pantry.

This year we are in need of some additional help ourselves, and are hoping you might have a few extra dollars to aid in our mission to serve hungry families here in our community. The shed that we use to store the donation buckets, tools and equipment has reached the end of its useful life and we need to replace it. It is our hope that you will find $25 or more within your budget to donate to the garden for this expense.  The garden will find out in May but your generous donation maybe matched by the Plano Rotary. A double win for the garden.

Your generosity will also allow the Plano Community Garden to continue to serve our community in this unique and special way, providing quality produce to those most in need of help. Donations can be sent to:
Plano Community Garden, P.O. Box 217, Plano, Illinois 60545. If you have questions, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or give me a call at (630) 947-4819.

Again, thank you for your commitment to bringing this spirit of change to our neighborhood. We look forward to reporting to you on our progress at the end of the season. In the meantime, keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates.

Plano Community Garden is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible. A letter will be issued upon receipt of any donation.

State Representative John Anthony & State Representative Mark Batinick

Looking for Qualified Job-Seekers to Match Your Business’ Employment Needs? Join Rep. John Anthony & Rep. Mark Batinick for a Free Jobs Fair
Saturday, June 25th
9:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Minooka Central Community High School
301 S. Wabena Avenue, Minooka
All area businesses are invited to participate! Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot today!
Call or e-mail your contact information to Julie at 815-464-9908 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Goodwill Store & Donation Center In Yorkville

Join Club Goodwill REwards and you’ll earn REwards points -- reach 75 points and you’ll receive a $5 Club Goodwill REwards coupon for use on a future purchase. With Club Goodwill REwards every purchase matters.  The program is open to all customers 13 years of age or older. 

Here are the exclusive benefits of Club Goodwill REwards:
10% military discount every Tuesday
15% senior discount every Wednesday
10% student discount on every Saturday
Scratch-off promotions on the 15th of every month – save 10%, 15% or even 20%
25% birthday discount off a single purchase during your birthday month issued at register.
Discount coupons by e-mail plus advance notification of sales and promotion
Advance notification of sales and promotions
Join today – it’s absolutely free!  More information

Sense of Samadhi

Think SPRING! 
Spring Into Yoga with Sense of Samadhi's April Yoga Membership Special! Get a jump start on your day with 5:30am yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 5:30am classes are $5 per class! Must purchase all 8 classes for the month of April ... $40 Spring Into Yoga Package includes all 8, 5:30am classes PLUS all other yoga classes for the month of April are unlimited and FREE!

Metaphysically Fit Fest 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 12pm to 9pm at Bientennial Rivefront Park in Yorkville!
Family Friendly!
Learn more about MFF! Click HERE!
Interested in becoming a sponsor!? Click HERE!
Interested in becoming a vendor?! Click HERE!

Tairi Grace
Metaphysically Fit Fest Planning Committee

Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.
The 100 Top Hospitals® study has become the standard for measuring quality of hospital care in the United States by identifying top performers on measures of financial stability, operational efficiency, patient safety, inpatient and outpatient quality of care, and patient experience. Hospitals do not apply for consideration, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

“Every day at Morris Hospital, we focus on providing the highest quality care, along with an excellent patient experience,” said Mark Steadham, President & CEO of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “In addition to quality and service, we know that hospitals have to be financially sound in order to maintain their technology and facilities and expand their services for the community.”

The 2016 100 Top Hospitals® winners were announced in the February 28, 2016 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. The announcement and winners list also appears on and
This is the 23rd consecutive year for the 100 Top Hospitals® study. Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers also received the 100 Top Hospitals® award in 2007 and 1993.

“With over 2,700 eligible hospitals in the United States, receiving the 100 Top Hospitals® award is a tremendous honor for Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers and our community,” said Steadham. “This award belongs to our staff, leaders, Board members, volunteers and physicians who focus every day on making Morris Hospital an excellent place for patients to receive care.”

Morris Hospital will be recognized at the 100 Top Hospitals® Summit on June 8-10 in Dana Point, California.

Serving patients at 21 locations in 19 communities, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, 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 and a Level II perinatal care provider with an intermediate care nursery

Voluntary Action Center - Kendall Area Transit

VAC Names New KAT Director
Mike Neuenkirchen has been named the Voluntary Action Center’s new KAT Director. Neuenkirchen takes over for Paul LaLonde, the program’s first director, who recently accepted the position as VAC’s assistant executive director.

“We are truly excited to bring Mike in as the new KAT Director. He not only has a strong track record as a director of rural community and public transportation programs, but his overall diverse professional background gives us the confidence he will keep KAT strong into the coming years,” LaLonde said.

Neuenkirchen called the appointment a “magnificent opportunity.” He continued, “I am very honored to serve an organization of VAC’s quality, especially because I get to continue in the community transportation world. I’ve seen firsthand how KAT helps the community. It offers transit dependent persons independence, medical care, and economic opportunities.”

Kendall Area Transit, or KAT for short, is a community and public transportation service that is dial-a-ride based. Kendall County has partnered with VAC to operate KAT since 2009. Service officially began in March 2010. As KAT director, Neunkirchen’s major responsibilities will include expanding community outreach efforts, creating more transportation partnership opportunities, and securing more local match dollars required by federal and state transportation grants.

For more information about Kendall Area Transit visit here

Edward Hospital

Named One of the 100 Top Hospitals
Edward Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Edward made the 100 Top Hospitals list in the Large Community Hospitals category and is one of four non-teaching hospitals in Illinois that earned Truven recognition. “This means Edward’s doctors, nurses and staff are providing high-quality, compassionate care to our patients, and we’re doing it in a way that’s efficient and financially smart for the organization,” says Pam Davis, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health.

Promotion for Bill Kottmann
Bill Kottmann has been promoted to President & CEO of Edward Hospital
, effective July 1. Bill, a long-time Naperville resident and healthcare industry veteran, will report to Edward-Elmhurst System CEO Pam Davis. “Bill has been a great colleague and friend and is one of the key reasons for our growth and success over the years,” says Pam. “He’s led almost every new joint venture we’ve been involved with, and has recruited many key physician leaders to our medical staff. He’s highly respected throughout the Edward-Elmhurst family, and is well known for his civic leadership activities.”

Senior Services

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

Programs at Ellis House & Equestrian Center

Kendall County Forest Preserve District

Kendall County Forest Preserve District Winter Programs