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Midland States Bank
Now Hiring Universal Banker in Yorkville!
The Universal Banker position is responsible for delivering excellent customer experiences to current and potential customers. Employees in this position will display effective communication skills and exhibit a good knowledge of the products and services offered. Also responsible for offering referral opportunities that will result in outcomes that define excellent customer service. Read here for more information. Applicants can go to Midland's website to apply.
Fox Valley United Way
VOLUNTEER MANIA FAIR
A veritable volunteer-a-palooza is taking place THIS SATURDAY! Come and meet representatives from 40 nonprofit organizations who are ready to match your passion and purpose with just the right opportunity. It's a great way to learn more about our community's needs and connect with those who know that you can make a difference!
When: August 27
Where: Prisco Community Center
150 W. Illinois Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506
Volunteer Fox Valley is a collaboration between Fox Valley United Way and Aurora University that offers an online volunteer center at www.volunteerfoxvalley.org. This event gives potential volunteers the chance to meet representatives from 40 area organizations that thrive with volunteer assistance.
For more information, call:
Barb Calvert 630-844-6865 or Debbie Smith 630-966-4555
Alarm Detection Systems Video
"The Value of Being Local"
Watch video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0Jelbcl0sY
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 www.waterfordcrc.com.
Celebrate DifferencesHelp us Spice Up Someone's Life!
Celebrate Differences is working to give individuals with disabilities a chance to achieve their dream to work and give them a chance to be a part of the community where they live. This is where you come in! Celebrate Differences is in the process of purchasing a spice store. Our store will not only serve as a venue for our employees to sell spices, but also as a training center for those with disabilities. Our program participants will attend a training period and upon graduation from our program they will be employed at the store. They will learn time management skills, life skills, money management, daily operations of the store, computer skills for an online store and marketing skills. Of course, they MUST learn about sugars and spice and everything nice!
Donate at this link: Can't donate - please spread the word!
Disability Awareness Center
5375 Route 34, Ste 4
Oswego, Il 60543
Do you know of any kids struggling with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Processing Disorder and families looking for answers? If so, SHARE this FREE event with them. This is going to be absolutely HUGE, and as a result, we have decided to have the event TWICE! Once at Tap House Grill in Oswego on August 18th at 7PM, and the other at Celebrate Differences in Oswego on September 15th at 7PM. There are only 25 spots available for each event so RSVP as soon as possible! Food and beverages will be provided. Link is attached and you can also RSVP via Facebook.
Ohana Healing Hands
718 N. Bridge St.
$85 (originally $105)
Valid August 13-September 15
Want to try something new, invigorating and deeply relaxing? If you like a good deep tissue massage, you are going to love Bamboo Bodywork! It is a relaxing form of massage that combines the techniques of Swedish massage along with the benefits of a soothing heat with invigorating energy of bamboo. The bamboo is heated so that you literally ROLL and knead away the aches and pains of everyday stress. With Bamboo Bodywork you will experience extreme sensation of relaxation and well-being.
Cross Lutheran will be doing many special things this year at Yorkville's Hometown Days. On Friday, Cross will be hosting a Christian concert from Carrollton and Moriah Peters starting at 6:30 PM. Please come on out and invite your friends, neighbors, or family to join you for great Christian music. Then on Sunday, Cross will be bringing church outside at Hometown Days. The service starts at 10:00 AM, and plan to stay afterwards for some fun, family games!
Prostate Cancer —To Screen or Not to Screen?
Join Sea Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Radiation Oncologist, as he leads a talk to clarify the controversy surrounding prostate cancer screening and treatment. Attendees will learn about screening guidelines, screening options and how/when prostate cancer is treated. Dinner will be served at the program. To register, visit waterfordcrc.com or call 331-301-5280.
Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center, Aurora
Get the Scoop on the Scope
Tariq Rahim, M.D., gastroenterologist, will discuss colon cancer and what you can do to help prevent it. Rush-Copley digestive health nurses will discuss new colonoscopy prep options and what to expect before, during and after the test. To register, visit rushcopley.com or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).
Thursday, September 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Rush-Copley Healthcare Center, Yorkville
Earthmover Credit Union
Fundraiser For Local Teen
Earthmover Credit Union is selling 5 B’s BBQ tickets to help raise funds for Jake Thulin, 19 years old, of Sandwich. The drive-thru event will take place on Wednesday, August 31st 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 www.earthmovercu.com or call 630-844-4950 for more information.
Jake, 19 of Plano, was involved in a single car accident the end of June. He was ejected from the car, resulting in bleeding on the brain. Jake was flown to the hospital where they immediately performed brain surgery. He came through brain surgery, and had shoulder surgery a few days later. Jake ended up with a broken scapula, shoulder blade, clavicle, sternum, two hips, acute pelvic bone, and a few broken ribs. Unfortunately Jake does not have medical insurance. He is currently wheelchair bound at home continuing rehabilitation with Occupational and Speech Therapists. Although he still has a long road ahead, Jake is making progress. All donations will go towards Jake’s medical bills. Thank you for your donations!
EarthMover Credit Union is a not-for-profit and member owned financial institution that has been in operation for over 55 years. Open to the community. There are five branches conveniently located in Yorkville, Montgomery, Oswego, Aurora, and North Aurora. Visit www.earthmovercu.com or search EarthMover Credit Union on Facebook for more information.
Walk for Hope
We are really excited to announce that this year's Walk for Hope will be held at Blackberry Farm in Aurora! We hope you will join survivors, victims, family and friends of Mutual Ground on Saturday, October 22nd!
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.
Fox Valley Family YMCA
The Y is Hiring!
The Y is a mission-centered, cause-driven charity organization dedicated to the people in each of the communities we serve. The Y positively impacts lives everyday – maybe today is the day you join the cause and start making a difference too. Some of our current open positions are:
• Certified Lifeguards & Swim Instructors
• Before & After School Counselors (on site at schools in Yorkville, Plano, Sandwich, Somonauk, Newark, Leland, Bristol, and Hinckley-Big Rock)
• Gymnastics Instructors & Team Coaches
• Music Instructors (piano, guitar, drums, and voice)
Visit our website for a full list of openings.
The Y & JCPenny Partner to Give Back
This back-to-school season JCPenney and the Y are expanding their nearly 20-year relationship and providing exciting, new ways for JCPenney’s customers and employees to give back to their communities. Through September 2, JCPenney will donate $1 for every purchase of Arizona jeans (up to $250,000) to support the Y’s Academic Achievement Initiative. The partnership and promotion will help kids reach their potential by supporting afterschool and summer learning programs as part of the Y’s overall efforts to address the academic achievement gap in communities across the country. Learn more.
Blood Pressure Self-Management Program
This FREE, preventative health program is facilitated by Healthy Heart Ambassadors, appointed and trained by the Y, who will show participants how to use a blood pressure cuff, encourage self-monitoring and facilitate monthly nutrition education seminars.
The Fox Valley Family YMCA is looking for adults with high blood pressure to take part in this program. For a small investment of time, participants receive:
• A simple, evidence-based program that may lower blood pressure
• Personalized support from a Y Healthy Heart Ambassador
• Tips for maintaining cardiovascular health
• Easy-to-use, portable self-tracking tool
• Heart healthy nutrition education seminars (held the last Thursday of every month)
Contact April Hix at 630-552-4100 x247 or visit our website for more information.
Enhance® Fitness is a proven, community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. It helps older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living. Each class will be led by a certified instructor and exercises will focus on cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance to help reduce the severity of arthritis symptoms. Older adults at all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. The program is especially beneficial for older adults living with arthritis. Contact April Hix at 630-552-4100 x247 for more information.
For more information on membership or programming visit foxvalleyymca.org; stop by our Central Branch - we’re located just west of the Yorkville Target; or call 630-552-4100 x221.
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
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
To learn more about a career at Aurora based Alarm Detection Systems, Inc., please watch this video.
Plano Community Garden
Last week the garden had 4 wonderful kids help pick produce for the food pantry. We picked and delivered 800 pounds of fresh vegetables and the gardens YTD total is 1 1/2 tons. We are 4 weeks and 700 pounds of produce over last year at this time. If.anyone is available on Wednesday mornings between 9-11am feel free to come help pick and learn more about the garden.
Donations for New Shed!
We are still raising money for our larger equipment shed. Donations can be sent to:
Plano Community Garden, P.O. Box 217, Plano, IL 60545.
We also have a go-fund-me account set up. Please consider donating, any amount will be greatly appreciated. We need $3000-$4000 and the Plano Rotary will match our first $1500. As of 8/8/2016 we are at just under $1000.
Please follow us on Facebook, at Plano Community Garden for updates on both pantry and shed fund raising totals.
Aurora University's Human Resource Institute presents: Talking Politics in the Workplace
Thursday, September 1
7:30 am – 8:00 am: Registration, networking, and continental breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Round table forum
Click here to register for our next HRI
Aurora University Orchard Center
2245 Sequoia Drive, Suite 301, Aurora
We’ve all heard “don’t talk religion or politics in the office.” This is easy enough—until you hit election year, when political discussions and debates are taking place far more than usual.
Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to completely avoid politics popping up at work. So, as we gear up for the last two months of the presidential race, we’d like to invite all Human Resource Institute members to join us for a roundtable discussion regarding political talk in the workplace.
John Jorgensen SPHR, SHRM-SCP will lead our round table forum, and touch upon the following subjects:
• Political discussion/arguments in the workplace
• Campaign materials in the workplace
• Establishing a culture of civility
• Protecting free speech
• Possible disciplinary actions
• and much more
This is a free event. A continental breakfast will be served courtesy of Aurora University's Center for Adult and Graduate Studies.
New Life Church
You won’t want to miss the 2016 FestiFall sponsored by New Life Church on Sunday, September 18 at Lyon Farm (7935 Route 71, Yorkville)! From 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., you will get to play a game of Knockerball, visit a petting zoo, have your portrait taken, jump on inflatables, eat carnival style food, and more! Entrance is free! Bring your family and friends for a great time! A more detailed list of activities will be coming soon at nlcyorkville.org/events.
New Life Church is located at 3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville.
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
Yorkville Junior Women's Club
The 2015 Duck Pluck was a great success due to the generous prizes donated by so many local businesses and organizations!
The 2016 Duck Pluck will once again be sponsored by the Yorkville Citizens Police Academy Alumni and the Yorkville Junior Women’s Club. Your donation of a prize, large or small, will go a long way toward making this year’s fundraiser another successful venture.
With your donation, you will get your name and logo included in all advertising, as well as on the banner that will hang all weekend in the Duck Pluck booth at Hometown Days. This year’s Duck Pluck will be held during Hometown Days in Yorkville on Sunday, September 4 at 4pm.
Thank you for your support!
The Duck Pluck Committee
Yorkville Citizens Police Academy Alumni
Yorkville Junior Women’s Club
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
Choose Your Adventure
Girl Scout Join Event
For all K-12 girls
Saturday, September 10, 4-6pm
Location: Yorkville Performing Arts Center
2161 IL Rt. 47, Yorkville
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois puts girls in the driver seat, allowing them to shape their own experience-to choose their adventure. Join us to learn about how we develop independent and confident girls through avariety of customizable experiences for girls and families.
Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus
Morris Hospital Awarded for Excellence in Patient and Physician Satisfaction
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has received 21 "Excellence in Healthcare Awards” from Professional Research Consultants (PRC) based on results of its 2015 patient experience and physician engagement surveys.
5-Star Excellence in Healthcare Awards were presented to the 2 East and 2 South nursing units, Family Birthing Suites, Morris Hospital Allergy Specialists, Yorkville Campus Immediate Care, and Minooka Healthcare Center for scoring in the top 10 percent of PRC’s national client database based on the percentage of patients who rated the department or unit “excellent” for overall quality of care in 2015. Additionally, Morris Hospital received a 5-Star Excellence in Healthcare Award in the Inpatient Services category based on the combined patient survey scores of all inpatient units.
4-Star Excellence in Healthcare Awards were awarded to the Emergency Department and Outpatient Services for scoring in the top 25 percent of PRC’s national client database.
For physician engagement, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers received the Top Performer Award for Nursing Care. This means Morris Hospital scored at the 100th percentile, based on the percentage of physicians who rated Morris Hospital’s nursing care “excellent” as compared to the other 2,200 hospitals that use PRC’s physician survey tool.
“This year’s Top Performer award is truly a testimony to the outstanding nursing care we have at Morris Hospital,” says Mark Steadham, President & CEO of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “When physicians rate our nursing care excellent, that means they have absolute confidence sending their patients here for care. This is one of the highest compliments we can receive.”
In addition to the Top Performer award for Nursing Care, Morris Hospital received six 5-Star Physician Engagement awards for scoring in the top 10 percent of PRC’s national physician engagement database. The 5-Star awards are based on the percentage of physicians who rated Morris Hospital “excellent” for Emergency Services, Laboratory Services, Patient Safety, Quality of Care and Radiology Services. Morris Hospital also received a 5-Star physician engagement award in the category, “As a Place to Practice Medicine.”
Morris Hospital received 4-Star Physician Engagement awards in the categories Anesthesia Services, Electronic Medical Record System, Hospitalist Services, Pathology Services and Surgical Services for scoring in the 75th-89.9th percentile of PRC’s national physician engagement database.
“Each year, we look forward to receiving our awards notification from PRC for both patient satisfaction and physician engagement,” says Steadham. “Even though we are well focused on 2016 at this time, these awards acknowledge our great work in 2015. The awards also serve as a reminder to our staff to continue focusing on patient satisfaction and physician engagement so we can continue to make Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers an excellent place for patients to receive care and for physicians to practice medicine.”
Serving patients at 22 locations in 11 different 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. In 2016, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM.
Voluntary Action Center - Kendall Area Transit
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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.
Save the Date!
Please join Senior Services Associates for their 9th Annual Kendall County Fashion Show.
"Celebrate the USA"
Sunday, September 18
Piper's Banquets, Aurora
For information call: 630-553-5777
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 www.seniorservicesassoc.org. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/seniorservicesassoc
Kendall County Fairgrounds
The Kendall County Fairgrounds is coming into our busy season. We've got some dates we would suggest you mark on your calendars, become a friend on Facebook and check out our website kendallcountyfair.org. We have lots of rentals these days from weddings, wedding receptions, private auctions and other community activities and fundraisers. Merrie is ready to help you your event, timing and other needs. Call her at 630-212-0686.
Kendall County Forest Preserve District