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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 www.Yorkvillejwc.com or LIKE our Facebook page to keep up on our upcoming projects and activities.

Upcoming events:
The YJWC is hosting our 10th Annual Spring Craft and Vendor Fundraiser .  Held May 2nd in Town Square Park from 9 am - 3 pm .  Held rain or shine , this annual event is just in time for some early Mother's Day shopping !  We have over 50 vendors and this year to celebrate our 10th year we will have a petting zoo, Yoga in the Park , and other fun activities and demonstrations .   More info to come !     -- Vendors spaces are still available - Please contact Teresa at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (630) 554-0877 for an application or more information .

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.

Also, the garden (weather permitting) will be ready to plant after April 25. We are having a volunteer day on Saturday May 16 from 8-noon. We hope to bring out all the hoses and water bins. We also would like to plant some of the food pantry plots. If you or your company would like to volunteer please contact Connie or Hillard at the above numbers for more information. 

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!
We are opening March 27th, Fri-Sun
Open 7 days a week, May 1
Check us out on Facebook for
current hours, specials events and more!

St. Patrick Parish in Yorkville will be offering a message series titled The Lord is Risen!...Now What? beginning the weekend of April 11th & 12th at all weekend services.  Masses are offered Saturdays at 5 p.m., Sundays at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.  All are welcome! Charity Baby Shower!  The ProLife Committee at St. Patrick Parish is hosting a charity baby shower for women experiencing crisis pregnancies.  All proceeds from the event will benefit Waterleaf Women’s Center in Aurora.  Drop off items for the baby shower at the Parish on May 2nd and 3rd. Call the parish office with questions 630-553-6671.

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

Kendall County Food Pantry
We 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.

Sense of Samadhi Yoga Studio & Satya Healing Market
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
April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, Aug 28, Sept 25

Unleash Your Inner Goddess
Friday, May 1st, 7:15-9PM
After Community Yoga at 6:00PM
(Please bring food donation)
It's spring...and love is in the air!  come enjoy a fun evening of open discussions involving romance aids and self care in a non-judgmental, safe environment.  This party will feature products from the Intimate Expressions extensive line of sensual offerings.  Enjoy being a goddess and embrace your sacral power!  ***BYOB***GAMES***PRIZES***FUN***FREE EVENT

Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CVDs are the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women.  Please join Todd P. Guynn, M.D., cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, as he discusses the types of CVDs most often affecting older adults including atherosclerosis, heart disease, aneurysm, carotid artery disease, and peripheral vascular disease, along with prevention and treatment options. Dinner will be served.  Registration is required.  Seating is limited.  To register please call Amy Gulbrandsen at The Tillers, 630-554-1001.
Tuesday, April 21 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The Tillers, 4390 Route 71, Oswego

Advance Care Planning
Have you discussed your healthcare wishes with your loved ones and your physician?  What written tools are available to assist you in communicating your wishes for the future or to appoint a decision maker to speak for you, should you become unable to do so yourself because of illness or injury?  Dan Sullivan, Director of Spiritual Care at Rush-Copley Medical Center, will review Illinois' four types of Advance Directives. To register, visit rushcopley.com or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).
Thursday, April 30 • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Rush-Copley Heart Institute, Second Floor Conference Room, 2088 Ogden Avenue, Aurora

Waubonsee Community College

Do your Social Media and Content Marketing Strategy seem a little thin? Improve your Internet Marketing skills at the 2nd Annual Fox Valley Internet Marketing Summit. Choose from 12 workshops taught by experts in Internet Marketing... read more

Waubonsee hosts several free job fairs across the district each year. In addition to securing job or internship offers, job fairs are also a great source for networking leads. Learn more about how to make the most of attending a job fair.
Upcoming Job Fair  - Spring Job/Internship Fair
Friday, April 24, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sugar Grove Campus
For more information please contact: 
Career Services
Sugar Grove Campus
Student Center 209
(630) 466-7900, ext. 2368
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HEALTHY KIDS DAY - SAT., APRIL 25 from 1-3pm
Join the Fox Valley Family YMCA on Saturday, April 25 at our Central Branch from 1-3pm for this FREE, family event!  Superior Air Med 1 helicopter will drop in for a visit at 2pm and Kendall County Sheriff’s Office will have equipment on hand for kids to check out. We’ll also have an inflatable obstacle course, FREE swim lessons, gymnastics open gym, our Aqua Track will be set up in the pool, games, prizes, food, local vendors, and more!

Plus you can sign up for Summer Day Camp and pay NO registration fee or take advantage of 50% Off Membership Join Fee! Sign up Here

Fit & Active Fitness Class - Thursdays from 10:15–11am
Join us for a fun, low impact class! Fit and Active will have you moving to the beat from a seated and standing position in this easy to follow class. While the class is designed for older adults, it is also ideal for individuals with limited mobility, those managing chronic conditions and pain, and for anyone interested in a lighter workout. This class is free for members and $3 for non–members. Find out more information at our website: http://www.foxvalleyymca.org/programs/fitness.

Spots Still Available for our 2015 Fall Preschool
Our Early Learning Academy’s Preschool Program builds the foundation and prepares children for those skills needed in Kindergarten. Math, science, language areas, and pre-reading and writing are emphasized. In addition, children learn important classroom skills such as taking turns, sharing and cooperation as well as learning to develop socially acceptable behaviors and positive social relationships through cooperative play. Sign up today!

Central Branch | 3875 Eldamain Rd., Plano, IL 60545 | 630-552-4100
West Branch | 707 S. Main St., Sandwich, IL 60548  | 815-786-9998
www.foxvalleyymca.org | LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

Celebrate Differences
Ready to take on a 5K race? Wanted: Seasoned AND beginner runners! Every step you take in this race improves the lives of children and adults with disabilities. All the funds raised support free programs offered by Celebrate Differences. Please consider running, walking, volunteering or donating on Sunday, April 26th and make every step count! Register here

Click here for detailed descriptions of workshops Spring Art Catalog 2015

ACRYLIC ANIMALS ON CANVAS, Instructor: Chrissy Schoeberlein
Age Level: Elementary & Jr High
Saturday, May 2nd, 10:30-12:30pm

DRAWING BASICS TO SHADING for KIDS, Instructor: Chrissy Schoeberlein
Age Level: Elementary
Saturday, May 2nd, 1:00-3:00pm

CLAY FLIP FLOP DISH, Instructor: Tricia Frost
Age Level: Elementary
Saturday, May 9th, 10:30-12:30pm

Age Level: Elementary
Saturday, May 16th, 10:30-12:30pm

Age Level: Elementary
Saturday, May 16th, 1:00-3:00pm

Age Level: Elementary
Saturday, May 23rd, 10:30-11:30am

The Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau - National Travel & Tourism Week
is promoting the 32nd annual National Travel & Tourism Week, which communities across America celebrate each year to shine a light on what travel means to jobs, economic growth and personal well-being.
Just look at the numbers.  Travel supports 15 million jobs in America, including 301,100 right here in Illinois.  May 2 – 10 we are celebrating what travel means to our community, and we call on everyone- from elected officials to local residents- to join us in saluting this important industry.”

To learn more about NTTW 2015, please visit www.USTravel.org,  www.EnjoyIllinois.com or www.EnjoyAurora.com.

Ellis House and Equestrian Center - May 16th and 17th
Ellis House and Equestrian Center in Minooka, IL is hosting a trail challenge on May 16 and 17.

Saturday’s events include a six mile trail challenge and an arena obstacle challenge.  We will be serving a hot breakfast and chili, hot dogs and snack for lunch.  We will also have a campfire Saturday night, complete with s’mores (bring your own guitar or fiddle), after the awards!  Many other exciting activities are in the works and we are excited to bring you a weekend packed with fun filled events.

Cash payouts for open, pleasure and junior divisions. A beautiful buckle is offered for first place pleasure division.  CASUAL AND FUN!If you trail ride –you’ll love ACTHA! Get out and
ride a fun, two-day event and enjoy your friends....and make new ones!

Ellis House www.ellishec.com 815.475.4035

Fox Valley United Way

Fox Valley United Way is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated Annual Recognition Breakfast!
This is our opportunity to celebrate those who help make our community a better place through their commitment to caring for others. From recognizing those for their compassionate efforts in the community, to hearing the stories of those whose lives have been touched, this is always a morning to remember!
•    When: Thursday, May 21, 2015
•    Time: 7:00 a.m. check-in and networking
7:30 a.m - 9:30 a.m. breakfast and program
•    Where: Pipers Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Rd, Aurora, IL 60502
To find out more information about the breakfast, visit here

Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus
The Morris Hospital Foundation is once again offering scholarships to individuals pursuing an education in a healthcare related field. The 2015 scholarships include: the $1,000 Carol Harrington Endowed Morris Hospital Foundation Scholarship, the $1,000 Relucio Family Healthcare Endowed Scholarship, the $1,000 Daniel Aaron Wolfer Healthcare Scholarship, and the Hugo Avalos Scholarship, up to $5,000 for residents of Illinois who have been accepted into, or are currently enrolled in, an accredited medical school, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant program.  read more

Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus welcomes Dr. Andrea L. Chen to the team. Dr. Chen is an obstetrics and gynecology doctor.   Dr. Chen’s 14 years of medical training occurred at University of Illinois , Rush University and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  She completed advanced Fellowship Training in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at St. Joseph’s in Phoenix, Arizona and is highly experience in performing all methods of deliveries.
Andrea will start seeing patients at the Yorkville Campus located at 105 Saravanos Drive on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on March 3rd , 2015.   Appointments can be scheduled in advance of her arrival by calling 630-553-5561.
Her mission, along with Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers, is to focus on innovative clinical care and to provide patients with state-of-the-art patient services and exceptional patient experiences.

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 on...new 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

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 www.HealthyDriven.com 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 www.seniorservicesassoc.org. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/seniorservicesassoc

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, www.theknot.com please visit their website for more information.

Ellis House and Equestrian Center

Family Fun Nights 2015 Dates:
May 1
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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