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Attention Fox Valley Chocoholics: New Sweet Shoppe in Yorkville 

The Chocolate Shoppe, under the ownership of Chocolatier Andie Groff has relocated from Starved Rock in Utica, IL to 175 E Veteran’s Parkway (Route 34) in Yorkville (630/553-3355). Hours are 10 AM – 6 PM, Monday through Saturday. You can indulge your chocolate fantasies or choose a special gift like no other for friends and family this holiday season.

Illinois Lottery Announces Contract Termination with Northstar Lottery Group

Lottery Begins Process to Select New Manager

Illinois Lottery Director Michael Jones announced on December 9th that the Lottery’s contract with private management
company, Northstar Lottery Group, has been formally terminated. The selection of a new private management company begins immediately, with Northstar’s operational vendors--Gtech and Scientific Games--continuing to provide essential services to the Lottery at reduced compensation rates.


Aurora Named Police Academy Member of Year

Aurora's Dave Bohman was named Member of the Year by the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association of Aurora Tuesday, Dec. 9. 

Bohman, second-term CPAAA president and a 15-year member, was honored at North Island.

KishHealth System Prepares for Flu Season

Patients and visitors to KishHealth System facilities may notice some employees wearing a mask this flu
season. Masking is a way to protect patients, visitors, and other staff members from contracting the
influenza virus. Flu is a serious contagious disease that causes illness and related hospitalizations and deaths every year in the United States.
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Fox Valley Park District Receives Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency Award

The Fox Valley Park District has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).

The two statewide associations administer the Illinois Distinguished Accreditation program with the goal of improving the delivery of park and recreation services to Illinois residents.

Recalling First Christmas

Jesus' birth in a stable culminated a first "Bethlehem Walk," an indoor live nativity staged at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurora Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13. With actors in period costumes, a donkey and sheep, tour guides/narrators led small groups through the 15-scene walk. The free, public event included refreshments and family photos by a photographer. (Al Benson Photo)

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Giving the Gift of Warmth

The American Legion Riders Post #181 from Sandwich collected three huge carts of winter coats and jackets to share with our friends at Kendall County Food Pantry. The coats and jackets ranged in size from toddler through adult.

Many thanks to the City of Plano, Plano Police Department, Indian Valley Vocational Coop in Sandwich, and Valley West Medical Building in Sandwich for allowing containers to be placed at their facilities for collection of these items.

Special thanks to the communities of Plano and Sandwich for working as a team in donating these warm items for others to keep warm during the upcoming colder months.

ALR members delivered the much needed coats, jackets, and a few scarves to the Kendall County Food Pantry on December 4.




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