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Ideal Health Weight Loss Clinic
Sterchi Chiropractic is expanding our clinical offerings and will be starting the Ideal Health Weight Loss Clinic.The Ideal Health Clinic will be offering Ideal Protein.Ideal Protein is a medically designed weight loss program that focuses on two key components – weight loss and a healthier lifestyle education. Caitlin Sterchi, DC, will be returning to practice to run the Ideal Health Weight Loss Clinic.

The Ideal Protein protocol works by using high quality protein foods, with a low carb and low fat diet. This creates a process called “ketosis,” which forces your body to get necessary energy from burning fat. Average weight loss on the program is 3-5 lbs/week for women, and 5-7 lbs/week for men. The program uses weekly visits with your coach to measure your progress, ensure your individual goals are being met, and you are doing all you can to succeed in losing the weight, and practicing healthy habits to keep it off.

This diet is specifically for people that have a lot of weight to lose, those who fail to lose weight with diet and exercise alone, or anyone that wants to live a heathier and cleaner lifestyle.

We are hosting a free open house Tuesday, October 24 from 5:30-7pm. Please come meet our coaches, try some of the Ideal Protein food, and learn more about this program. Space is limited to 40 people, please RSVP at 630-553-8393.

Sterchi Chiropractic
54 W. Countryside Pkwy., Ste. D, Yorkville, IL 60560


Yorkville Office Hosting Simple IRA Seminar

Only 51% of workers in small companies have access to retirement benefits. *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employee Benefits in The United States-March 2015.
•Cost-effective Plan
•Quality investments
•Easy, Flexible design
•Opportunity to save more
Hosted By: Inland Real Estate Brokerage, Inc. 201 E Veterans Pkwy Yorkville, Il. 60560
Friday, November 3 @ 8:00 am - Seating is limited -Please R.S.V.P. to Inland @ 630-553-3600
First come, first served to our chamber members as seating will be limited to about 30-35 people.



Agency Position Available in Oswego

At this time we are seeking an exceptional person to become our newest Shelter Insurance Agent. Candidates do not need to have a previous background in the insurance industry, while the experience is a plus it is far from required. What is required is a motivated attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to effectively communicate with potential clients in a sales atmosphere.

If you have a strong desire to own a business and a passion for helping people, then you owe it to yourself to explore a partnership with Shelter Insurance Companies. Shelter has one of the top new-agent programs in the entire insurance industry and if you are committed to hard work, we can help you launch your insurance sales career.  There is very little personal investment.

Shelter Agents receive a tremendous amount of support as they build their business:
• Subsidies & Office Staff Reimbursement if applicable
• Unlimited New Commissions
• Lucrative Bonus Opportunities
• Exceptional Benefits Package
• Computer and Technology Support
• Professional Sales Training

Agent opportunities with Shelter Insurance® are highly coveted, so take the first step to becoming a member of our team today.

To apply, please click on the link below, or call, text or email Connie Holzwarth via the contact information below.
Connie Holzwarth
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New addition to the Chamber - Kendall County Special Olympics Team!
Do you all know that Kendall County has over 100 athletes in and around Yorkville that compete in 7 sports in Special Olympics? KCSO Family and Friends is an independent, volunteer, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization which is entirely self-funded through community donations. We support over one hundred athletes throughout Kendall County and the surrounding areas, ranging in age from eight to eighty, and have been doing so for over 40 years. 

Our hometown athletes compete in Special Olympics at the local, state and national levels.  We have even been honored to send 4 athletes to compete in the World Games, with our most recent athlete going to South Korea!  Our organization not only provides opportunities for sports competition such as Bowling, Swimming, Golf, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Power Lifting and Track and Field, but also a village for their families and care givers to bond and support one another.  In addition to the sporting events, we also sponsor some social ones too!  This gives our athletes an opportunity to have some fun, come out of their shells and bond with one another.

We have several fundraisers over the year such as a golf outing and a fun festival where we procure prizes for a raffle from area businesses among other things.  We hope partnering with the Chamber will helps us connect with the community to help our athletes compete and have fun. If you would like to support us - please e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Kendall County Special Olympics 1st Annual Fall Festival
At Kendall County Fairgrounds
October 19-22
Carnival, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Crafts, Food Vendors, Balloon Artist
For More Information SEE FLYER or call Robyn at 630-514-5115


Come and Celebrate!
TC's Liquor is celebrating a great first year in business! We'd like to thank you all for your support and help. On October 1st we're kicking off a full month of customer appreciation specials and promotions. Come in and check it out! Follow our Facebook page for updates on what's going on.


For more information contact Critter Care: 630-557-1502 or link to Facebook event:

Pet Luminary Memorial Service
October 4th
Critter Care Veterinary Clinic
Located at 4287 Eldamain Rd in Plano
An event to honor the memory of beloved pets.
6pm: Light Refreshments
6:15pm: Blessing & Lighting of the Luminaries
6:30pm: Remembering the Joy through photos, art and stories

Participation is free. Here's how to honor you lost pet(s):
1. Email a photo of the pet(s) you would like to remember, along with the pet’s name, your name and phone number to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or, drop photo(s) off at Critter Care
2. Pick up luminary bag(s) from Critter Care
3. Decorate your luminary bag(s) in memory of your lost pet(s)
4. Bring your decorated bag no later than 5:45pm on Tuesday, October 4th or, drop it off before the 4th

For more information contact Critter Care: 630-557-1502 or Link to Facebook event:
All memories welcome


Holocaust Museum Field Trip
The 7th and 8th grade had a wonderful opportunity to visit the Holocaust Museum in Skokie, IL on Friday, September 22nd.  The Illinois Holocaust Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference.  Cross students were given a rare opportunity to listen to an actual survivor as she shared her story.

Trunk-or-Treat with Cross Lutheran
Cross Lutheran will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event in coordination with Yorkville’s Biz Boo.  The Trunk-or-Treat event will be located in the parking lot of Caring Hands Thrift Shop. We invite you to come out and join us for games, prizes, and fellowship from 10am-12pm on Saturday, October 21st.

Family Reading Night is being planned now for Sunday, November 19th. Save-the-date for this annual event and watch for more details to come soon!

Cross is located at 8535 Route 47 in Yorkville. For information and a tour, call the school office at 630-553-7861 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Honoring Veterans
On Sunday, November 12 the Chapel on the Green NFP will have their annual program honoring all of our veterans. Veterans from the Korean War, World War II, and others will give short presentations regarding their service memories.

Prior to the presentations, from 1pm to 2pm, items and photos will be on display in the adjacent Heritage Hall, and you will be able to talk with the vets at that time. Refreshment will be available after the program.
Bring the family for an educational afternoon, and help support the Chapel. Admission is free but donations always appreciated.


October Yogi Special!
Tuesday and Thursday
5:30am Classes are FREE all month long!

Sense of Samadhi
135 E. Van Emmon St., Yorkville


The Dromen Group is exited to announce the first Won My Ride Essay Contest!
Prizes are as follows:
First Place Prize: Two year lease of a new Ford Focus SE sedan + $2,700 bonus cash
Second Place Prize: Aperion Audio Intimus 5T 2.1 home theater speaker system + $300 bonus cash
Third Place Prize: A Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7” 32 GB tablet computer + $100 bonus cash

Approximate retail value of prizes:
First place $12,350
Second place $1,450
Third place $750

​The Contest will begin at 6:00am Central Standard Time on September 1 and end when 650 entries are received, or at 11:59pm Central Standard Time on June 1, 2018, whichever occurs first. To learn more about this contest READ MORE

To learn more about The Dromen Group visit our WEBSITE


10th Annual Walk for Hope
All proceeds from our 10th Annual Walk for Hope, Presented by Paylocity, will support Mutual Ground's mission to provide education, awareness, and life-changing services that empower individuals, families, and communities to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence.
Blackberry Farm
100 S Barnes Rd., Aurora
Saturday October 14
Register to be a fundraiser, join a team, or donate! 
Register Here:

Shelter Wishlist - We are in need of a few items for our Shelter!
Paper Towels - We are down to our last 2 rolls!
Full Size Toothpaste
Full Size Kleenex Boxes
Wal-Mart & Jewel Gift Cards
Gas Gift Cards ($15-25)
For a more detailed list visit


Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day
Join James C. Ferlmann, M.D., FACS, plastic & reconstructive surgeon and Allen Bloom, M.D., FACS, a surgeon specializing in breast surgery from Rush Copley Medical Group, on Wednesday, October 18 from 6:30 to 8pm, for a presentation on surgery for breast cancer patients.  Attendees will learn about breast surgery, breast reconstruction options and have an opportunity to have their questions answered. Program will be held at Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center, 1310 Waterford Dr., Aurora. To register visit or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).

Rush Copley Announces Board Changes
Rush Copley is proud to announce the appointment of Bruce W. Dienst as Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Dienst is President & Chief Executive Officer of Simpson Technologies Corporation in Aurora.  He is a graduate of Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) where he received a B.S. in Finance and the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University where he received a Masters of Management.  He initially joined the Rush Copley Board of Governors in 1999 and served as Chairman of the medical center’s Finance Committee since 2008.  Mr. Dienst also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Rush Academic Health System in Chicago.  Mr. Dienst and his wife Kristie are residents of Geneva. Learn more about Rush Copley’s leadership team at


Campaign Opportunity #1: Fund Drive
Expansion campaign giving opportunities run from September 20 - December 31
Follow this link to support PCA:
(all gifts are tax-deductible)

Campaign Opportunity #2: Ribbon Cutting, Open House, and Facebook Live Event
October 11th from 4-7pm. Please mark your calendar!

4pm: Ribbon cutting ceremony with the Yorkville Chamber
5pm-7pm: Live tours and community fellowship

Facebook Live events: Ribbon cutting, Interviews, Building Tour


Yorkville CUSD 115 Recognized for Outstanding School PR Publications and Projects by INSPRA
School communications professionals from throughout Illinois were honored on Friday, September 15 during the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association’s (INSPRA) Annual Communications Contest and Golden Achievement Awards luncheon at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Oakbrook.

Yorkville CUSD 115 won awards in four categories, including the top Golden Achievement Award, which went to Kristine Liptrot and Dr. Timothy Shimp for the entry, "Strategic Plan Awareness Campaign." The other awards won by District 115 were Awards of Excellence for the district newsletter and staff newsletter, and an Award of Merit for the district's Strategic Plan document.

More than 160 entries were submitted in the categories of annual reports, calendars/handbooks, electronic publications, financial information, marketing materials, newsletters, podcasts/audio, social media, videos, websites, writing and special purpose. Entries were judged against criteria of excellence, and only those receiving top scores in a variety of areas received awards. NSPRA chapter members from Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin served as judges for those categories. Golden Achievement Awards also were given for projects that encompass all aspects of a public engagement program, from research to planning, implementation and evaluation. School communications professionals who have received their Accreditation in Public Relations judged the Golden Achievement category.

Community Book Read
Join Yorkville CUSD 115 and the Yorkville Public Library for the area's first Community Book Read. Community members and parents are encouraged to join area students in reading a common book to help emphasize the joy and importance of reading. Details are available on the district website at

September: Read the Book by Mawi Asgedom
Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard

Join in a discussion at the Yorkville Public Library:
October 11 at 7pm
October 15 at 2pm
October 26 at 11am


Why Kind Hands Senior Care Homes exist in Yorkville
We exist because we love seniors and respect our elders and believe God would have us care for seniors giving them great care, great food, and great companionship at a great price 30-45% less than institutional care. We exist because senior care is often too expensive with unacceptable ratios of care as high as 1 caregiver to 20 residents so instead we provide 1 caregiver to 4 residents with no long term contracts. We believe in great care for seniors.

Call 630-508-8357 for a tour of either ranch style home in Yorkville.


The Great Pumpkin Pull
The Great Pumpkin Pull Saturday October 7th, 11am–3pm, Riverfront Park (131 E. Hydraulic Avenue).  Join the Knights of Columbus and the United City of Yorkville in the third annual Pumpkin Pull!  Enjoy a day filled with food, musical entertainment, children’s activities, and ending with hundreds of pumpkins floating down the Fox River for your chance at winning prizes!  Buy a pumpkin, cheer it on as it races down the river, and have your chance at winning prizes!  Pumpkins will be available for purchase throughout the event (while supplies last) for $3/Pumpkin or $5/Pumpkin Pair.  The Pumpkin Pull will begin approximately at 3pm.  FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO YORKVILLE.IL.US/SPECIALEVENTS OR CALL 630-553-4357.
Family Activities
Haystack Hunt
Bounce Houses
Pumpkin Decorating
Craft Beer Tasting
Musical Entertainment
Red Woody (11:30am-2:30pm)
Pumpkin Pull
Buy a pumpkin, cheer it on as it races down the river, and have your chance at winning prizes!  Pumpkins will be available for purchase throughout the event (while supplies last) for $3/Pumpkin or $5/Pumpkin Pair.  The Pumpkin Pull will begin approximately at 3pm.


3rd Annual "Play For The Kids" Softball Tournament
October 1st
Steven G. Bridge Park
3651 Kennedy Road, Bristol
Register your team by September 1
Registration is $300 for team of 10 players
Team Shirts will be provided
This tournament is BYOB
Divisions: Softball Pros- Co-ed Optional (All male teams must play Pros) Average Joes- Co-ed Required (2 girl minimum)
Awards & Prizes for Winners
Sponsorship Available!
See Flyer
To register your team or to be a sponsor please go to or contact Nikki at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (630)553-8661


Spooktaculuar Art Workshops   
We have some great fall workshops coming up to celebrate Halloween and beyond...  Check out the schedule below and be sure to sign up before they fill up! Call 630-551-4321 to enroll. (Enrollment is only available through telephone or in-person.)

10/7/17 2-4pm               LATE ELEMENTARY - HIGH SCHOOL, ADULT
Instructor: Jennifer Keller

10/14/17 1-3pm               LATE ELEMENTARY - JUNIOR HIGH
Instructor: Tricia Frost

10/21/17 10am-12pm             ALL AGES
Instructor: Heidi Miller

10/21/17 1-3pm                ELEMENTARY - JUNIOR HIGH
Instructor: Heidi Miller

11/4/17 10am-12pm          ELEMENTARY - HIGH SCHOOL
Instructor: Heidi Miller

11/4/17 1:30-3:30pm            LATE Instructor: Tricia Frost

11/11/17 2-4pm              ALL AGES
Instructor: Jennifer Keller

12/2/17 2-4pm             LATE ELEMENTARY - HIGH SCHOOL, ADULT
Instructor: Jennifer Keller


Full Schedule is also available online at Feel free to contact our new Art Director, Jennifer Keller, if you have any further questions. We look forward to getting creative with you this fall!

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Race Me Out To The Ballfield 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, October 15th
Yorkville American Legion
Click here to signup

What better to spend a beautiful, crisp, fall Yorkville morning than running with your favorite up and coming baseball stars!!!

Join us for the 1st pitch of the "Race Me Out To The Ballpark" event. This event is sponsored by the 11U Foxes. Partcipants can register for a 5K walk/run ($25), a 1 mile fun run ($10) for kids 12 and under, and kid's homerun derby ($5). The race will start at the Yorkville American Legion. Runners will run the bases throughout the local neighborhoods and cross home plate at the American Legion Baseball Field.

Race packets will be available for pick up on Friday, October 13 from 5:00 - 7:00 at Mike and Denis's Yorkville location or prior to the race on Sunday morning. We have some prizes to raffle off when the race is complete. Winners need not be present and will be notified via phone/email. Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased at packet pickup or in advance by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Also they can be purchased the day of the race.

We will also be raffling off a large LG TV. Tickets for this raffle will be $5 each.

You can register online via credit card payment. If you prefer to pay by cash/check, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

All race proceeds will go toward the 11U Foxes travel baseball teams. Huge thank you to all our sponsors for this event!

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions you may have!!


Thank You!
A big thank you to everyone that joined us this past Sunday for our outing at Topgolf. We were humbled at the size of the crowd and all of the support. Much gratitude goes out to our amazing sponsors and to the companies that donated such generous items for our raffle and silent auction. We would also like to thank our incredible volunteers on the Resource Development Committee that gave so much time and effort to make sure that this first time event was such a big success! 

As a result of your generosity, Fox Valley United Way will be able to have an even greater impact in the community that we live and work in. We appreciate you joining the fight and making a difference in the Fox Valley area for better health, education and financial stability in our community. It takes a village and that is what "Living United" is all about.

United Way Harvey Recovery Fund
United Way Worldwide has established the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund, a national fund which will distribute 100 percent of donations for recovery in the affected areas, community by community, in the months and years ahead. The fund will facilitate the donation process for United Way donors and partners who want to offer financial support to storm victims in Texas, Louisiana and the affected areas. The inaugural donation to this newly established fund was from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), which made a $1 million contribution to directly support victims who have been impacted across the region.

As of September 7, the United Way Network has raised more than $26.56 million for mid- and long-term recovery efforts related to Hurricane Harvey.  This includes donations to the National United Way Fund and to funds set up by local United Ways.

As United Way continues to assist with recovery efforts in Texas, Louisiana and other areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, United Way World Wide is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma.  In partnership with United Way Florida State Associations and our Caribbean colleagues, United Way worldwide is reaching out as Hurricane Irma moves in.  Our thoughts and prayers go to those in the path of the storm.

To learn more about how you can help through the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund click here.


New Healthy Take-out Lunch Menu - $5.50
Individual grab and go meals available in bulk for office or business catering * Healthy Fresh organic fruits and vegetables * Call or email to place your order *  Need 24 hours notice *  Free delivery on orders of $100 or more. All lunch items served with organic vegetables and fresh fruit: 
Call or email now to place an order!
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Every Sunday, 9am-1pm
Champagne Brunch Bottomless Mimosas $19.95
Brunch Buffet Adults $14.95
Brunch Buffet Kids 10 and Under $10
Kids 2 and Under Eat Free
MENU: Scrmabled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Twice Baked Hash Browns, Zucchini Bread French Toast with Bourbon Maple Syrup, Pancakes, Beignets with Salted Caramel Sauce, Fresh Fruit, Breakfast Pastries 
DRINKS: Featuring Colectivo Coffee, Fair Trade, Organic, Juice, Kombucha, Milk, Assorted Teas


International Speaker
St. Patrick Parish, 406 Walnut Street, Yorkville, will host international speaker, author and Rwandan genocide survivor, Immaculee Ilibagaza, on Sunday, October 29th at 7pm. Speaking for one night only, Immaculee will share the powerful story of the faith that was born out of her terror as mobs sought to end her life and her forgiveness of those who murdered her family. Her impactful story will illuminate the power of God’s love and show how faith can grow even in the midst of great suffering.This is a free event! Space is limited! All are welcome!

The Ministry of Mothers welcomes moms of all ages and stages to attend a new DVD series, Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist. The series begins Thursday, October 5th from 9am to 11am and continues through Thursday, November 30th. There is no fee for this series. Children are welcome! Bring your friends!


“Love Your Neighbor” Ministry
YCUCC has recently begun a ministry called “Love Your Neighbor” to support refugees coming into our country. A refugee is one category of immigrant, a person who has fled their native land due to persecution and cannot return.  They come to the US through the UN refugee camp program. Assimilation into our culture is difficult at best, and this is added to the trauma that every refugee has already experienced.  Please join us for an Exodus Experience led by Exodus World Service, entitled “Run For Your Life". This enlightening and educational event will be held Sunday, October 29, 11:30am-2pm, at the church. This is an interactive hands-on experience that engages participants physically and emotionally in the refugee experience through simulation. A potluck style lunch of soup and salad will be served prior to the program.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

Book Discussion
An open discussion of the book entitled “Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from A Refugee Camp to Harvard by Mawi Asgedom is being held on Sunday, October 22, 11:30am following worship service at the church. A light lunch will be provided. The discussion will be led by members of “Love Your Neighbor” Ministry.  Please contact the church office if you are interested in participating in this discussion.

YCUCC Offers Membership Series
Pastor Mark Gregory and the members of Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ invite anyone interested in learning more about the United Church of Christ and the Yorkville Congregational Church to join Pastor Mark for an informal, informational Search and Discovery series beginning Sunday October 23 and following the 10:00 a.m. worship service.

The group will explore the historical roots of the United Church of Christ and the 175 year presence of the local church. The motto of The United Church of Christ comes from Jesus prayer in John 17 –“That they may all be one”.
Also highlighted is how the UCC functions in our society and meaning of another UCC slogan, “God is Still Speaking”. The challenge of the UCC today is to proclaim in word and action the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to work for reconciliation and unity, and to seek justice and liberation for all. 

For participants who are interested in joining the church, Pastor Mark will deal with the meaning, benefits and responsibilities of church membership. Come and learn more about our open and affirming church.  No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey “All are Welcome Here”

PADS Program Volunteers
PADS, the program to provide food and shelter for Kendall County homeless, is still in need of volunteers. This program runs from mid-October to mid-April. You need not be a member of YCUCC to become a PADS volunteer.  Both men and women are needed to cover the three shifts, four hour each. Please contact our church office for more information on how you can help.

Disaster Relief
If you are still undecided where to send your donation to help those affected by the recent hurricanes, please consider the “Emergency USA Fund”. 100% of ALL DONATIONS received will be distributed to the UCC Disaster Ministries to be used for disaster relief and rehabilitation programming within the USA. Make your checks payable to UCC with “Emergency USA Fund noted in the memo area. You can mail or drop of your checks at the church.


The Yorkville Educational Foundation is gearing up for a productive year supporting staff and students in the school district. The Foundation had the opportunity to introduced ourselves to the current school community by attending all curriculum nights in the district.

Alumni Business Owners
The Foundation would like to feature our alumni business owners! Are you an alumni of Yorkville HIgh School and a local business owner? Do you know an alumni that owns a local business? Please contact the foundation! The Yorkville Educational Foundation would like to recognize you and your business! Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it the foundation by October 15.

Please visit our website
for more information.


Loving Arms offers tuition scholarships for families!

Loving Arms is a non-profit, Christian childcare center located in the Yorkville/Oswego area. Loving Arms receives donations to help families in the Kendall County area pay for tuition costs. Tuition scholarships at Loving Arms are available to all families in need and are not based on the child care assistance program standards in Illinois. We have scholarships available for children of all ages, and have additional funding available for families with children 6 weeks to 36 months of age.

If you are struggling to pay for the cost of child care, please contact Loving Arms to find out about our tuition scholarship program. If you know of someone that is struggling with child care costs, let them know that scholarships are available at Loving Arms.

For questions or inquiries, contact us using the information below:
Loving Arms Childcare Center
7481 Mill Rd, Oswego IL  60543
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Days:  Monday-Friday
Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm


Join the Edward Foundation at our 27th Annual Gala – The Big Gig: Fusion on October 14 – Edward’s most meaningful fundraising event of the year!

A portion of the proceeds raised will benefit the Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center at Edward Hospital.

Purchase tickets, table or sponsorship - The Big Gig: Fusion is your opportunity to show your support of Edward Hospital while spending an evening with friends …old and new.

Space is limited. Reserve your tickets, table or sponsorship today by registering online at or by phone at 630-527-3954.

Can’t attend? You can also support Edward by:
•             Making a donation to The Big Gig
•             Donating sporting event/theater tickets, getaways, golf experiences and memorabilia to the silent auction
•             Purchasing a Golden Paddle Raffle Ticket
•             Sponsoring a bottle of wine for the Instant Wine Cellar Live Auction Package

October 14
6pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner, Dancing, Auction
The Westin Hotel, Grand Ballroom
70 Yorktown Center, Lombard


Supply Chain Management: Strategy and Alignment (Online):
For more information, visit:
* October 4, 11, 18, 25 & November 1
* 8am–12pm

Lead by Example (Downtown Aurora Campus)
For more information, visit:
* November 8
* 8am–9:30am

Mental Health First Aid Certification
Tuesday, October 10, 8am to 4:30pm 
Aurora Downtown Campus, 18 South River Street (Room 257)
Ideal Class for: Educators, Human resource professionals, Healthcare workers, Police and other emergency responders, Social workers, Non-emergency first responders
Read More and Register

"Sneak Peek" Mini-Training: Inspiring Excellence in the Workplace

At this Sneak Peek, you will learn:

  • Insights into how you can improve employee work ethic
  • Five critical behaviors of leadership needed to create high performance teams
  • About a tool that will dramatically improve employee performance and minimize dysfunction

For more information or register at under Professional Development
Tuesday, November 7, 8 – 9:30am Aurora Downtown Campus Room, 257 18 S. River Street Aurora, IL 60506 Cost: $49 
Contact (630) 906-4152 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or more information.


Fall Festival
October 19-22
At Kendall County Fairgrounds
Hay Rides, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Stage Coach Rides, Pony Rides, Food Vendors and more!
Free Admission
See Flyer
Hosted by Grace Holistic Center for Education
For additional information or to purchase passes in advance contact Grace Holistic at 331-207-8932


Meet the New Library Director
Donuts with the Director on Saturday, October 14 from 10-Noon at the Yorkville Public Library. Come meet the new library director, Elisa Topper at this welcoming reception.

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.

Yorkville Public Library
902 Game Farm Rd., Yorkville


Effective Parenting in a Defective World
Raising children is challenging in today’s world. Packed with practical advice, this small group based on the study, Effective Parenting in a Defective World by Chip Ingram, will give pre-parents, parents of babies, and even veteran parents, a vision for their kid's future with life-changing help for today. This Small Group will take place on Wednesday nights (exact time TBD) at New Life Church from October 11-November 15. Childcare is provided. Cost is $10 per couple or per person if only one parent will be registering. Email Linda at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions. Space is limited – register at

The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted
Imagine a marriage where your emotional needs are met. You and your spouse talk openly, you have fun on dates, and intimacy in the bedroom comes naturally. This 6-week Small Group based on the study, The Marriage You've Always Wanted by Gary Chapman, takes place at New Life Church on Wednesday nights (exact time TBD) from October 11-November 15. Childcare is provided. Cost is $10 per couple. Email Linda at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions. Space is limited – register at


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


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


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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%
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Discount coupons by e-mail plus advance notification of sales and promotion
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Upcoming Events
As summer transitions to fall, head out to your local preserves to enjoy all the change in seasons has to offer!  Check out our new special events including Creatures of the Night, and our "Hoofin' It!" 5K Run and Kid's 1-mile Fun Run to support the Ellis House and Equestrian Center & Sunrise Center North's therapeutic riding programs.  Links to our upcoming program events including the "Hoofin' It" 5K registration and sponsorship forms can be found in this edition of Fall 2017 Stepping Stones Newsletter.


Volunteers Needed for Rhythm of Our Youth Screenings

Morris Hospital is seeking community volunteers to assist at the Rhythm of Our Youth cardiac screening programs that will be held at Yorkville High School on October 3rd & 4th and at Yorkville Academy on October 11th. The purpose of the screening program is to prevent sudden cardiac death in area high school students by identifying those who may have existing cardiac abnormalities through an ECG screening. Register to volunteer at

Rhythm of Our Youth volunteers assist with check-in, escort participants to screening stations, or perform ECGs under the guidance of hospital staff. Volunteers may work full day shifts, 7am-3pm, or half day shifts, 7am-11:30am or 11am-3:30pm, and must be 18 years of age or older and pass a background check. Clinical skills aren’t required.

In addition to working the screening days, volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training session from 6-7:30pm at the high school the night before the screening. Volunteers can work a single screening date or multiple screening dates. For more information contact Jamie Mack at 815-705-1064, or go to

Morris Hospital Seeking Patient Transportation Volunteers
Morris Hospital is actively recruiting volunteers to help transport patients throughout Morris Hospital’s service area to their medical appointments. Currently, the Patient Transportation service provides over 17,000 rides annually, with five buses on the road Mondays-Fridays.

Both drivers and drivers’ assistants are needed. Working in pairs, drivers operate the vehicle, while drivers’ assistants help navigate the route. Both drivers and drivers’ assistants work together to safely assist patients on and off the handicap accessible bus.

Patient Transportation volunteers must be 21 or older, and drivers must have a valid Illinois driver’s license.  A CDL driver’s license is not required.

Patient Transportation volunteer shifts are typically 4-6 hours.  While it is preferred that volunteers work one shift per week, the frequency of volunteering can be adjusted according to the volunteer’s schedule.

“The volunteers with our Patient Transportation service get so much from volunteering,” says Tina Carter, Manager of Patient Transportation at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “In addition to making new friends and meeting great people, volunteering helps them stay active and gives meaning and purpose to their lives. Many of them tell me that their day is better when they help somebody.”

In addition to attending new volunteer orientation, all Patient Transportation volunteers receive thorough training in order to carry out their specific responsibilities. Uniforms and a picture identification badge are provided. In appreciation of their service, Morris Hospital provides volunteers complimentary flu shots, participation in Morris Hospital fitness classes, meals in the hospital on the day of service, and recognition for service hours.
For more information on volunteering, call Morris Hospital at 815-705-7022.


How do my contributions help KAT?
Since 2010, the Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb has developed long lasting relationships and memories through the Kendall Area Transit service. As a human service agency, we strive to provide a program that is beneficial to the Kendall County community and keep thousand of Kendall County residents healthy, independent, and actively involved in the community.
Your donations will help:
•Ensure safe and reliable transportation to medical appointments, employment opportunities, grocery shopping, and more.
•Keep KAT vehicles on the road to help with the increasing demand in public transportation.
•Ensure that our Kendall County community remains active and flourishing for years to come.
Voluntary Action Center is the 501-c3 non-profit for Kendall Area Transit. All donations are tax deductible.

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