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Community banks: some things should not be left behind

Some things should be left in the past — bad perms, bell-bottom jeans, parachute pants. Then other things never go out of style: a great customer service experience, the kind of banking relationship where you’re treated like a person and not just an account number …

Aurora University students speak out and give back

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Aurora University (AU), a four-year, non-profit, independent, liberal arts university, has a long-standing tradition of implementing service and volunteer programs as part of the education ethos. Students working toward bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees will be able to pad their resumes, but what’s more, they’ll …

Under the hood and in the community

When Marilyn Wendell moved to Naperville 11 years ago, she wanted to find a place to take her car for routine maintenance and repairs. She said she found that, and much more, at Clark’s Car Care. “They take the time to get to know you; …Read More

Growing need for continuum of care fulfilled

Asbury Gardens, 210 Airport Road in North Aurora, has expanded its facility so it can satisfy the ongoing needs of its almost 200 residents. The residents who find they require more assistance today than they did in the past do not need to seek those …Read More

Mercy’s interpreter helps patients cross the language barrier

As the supervisor of Language Access to Healthcare at Presence Mercy Medical Center, 1325 North Highland Avenue in Aurora, Laura Martinez knows the importance of having the right interpreter by a non-English speaking patient’s side during treatment. “When a person doesn’t speak English, they ask …Read More

Delnor Glen first to receive  prestigious national designation

Delnor Glen Senior Living has been recognized as one of the world’s most resident-centered communities by Planetree, Inc. Following a rigorous review of Delnor Glen’s culture, including programs, policies, practices and the environment of care, the community has been officially designated a “Planetree Resident-Centered Community,” …

Plum Landing extends incentive program

Due to the outstanding success of Plum Landing’s Guaranteed Rate for Life Incentive program, it has been extended another year. Anyone who signs an annual agreement will be guaranteed that the monthly rate they pay when they move in will never go up for as …

Tillers offers new Pathway of Care program

The Tillers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is now offering a new Pathway of Care program specifically designed to help patients prevent a return visit to the hospital. The program’s initiative is aimed at managing patients at a skilled nursing level who find themselves unable to …

Lakes at Waterford a place you should know about…

Choosing the right retirement community is most often about lifestyle. The Alden of Waterford Campus offers the warmth of a friendly village, the amenities of a five-star resort, and the skilled medical services of a rehabilitation health care center all within the pleasant and safe …

New Kane County Recycles Green Guide due out next month

The new 2014-2015 Kane County Recycles Green Guide will be coming out in April in celebration of Earth Day, April 22nd. This guide is loaded with information on everything you can recycle in Kane County and when and where. There are some new programs this …

Mentoring program provide strong relationships for youth

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One of the most universally recognized mentoring programs is Big Brothers Big Sisters. Their mission is to “provide children facing diversity with a strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationship that changes their lives for the better forever,” said Eric Dhom, school-based program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Kane and Kendall Counties.

Asbury Gardens residents, staff turn retirement community into ‘home’

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Asbury Gardens residents say they are "spoiled rotten" by the staff, which works hard to make its retirement community a “real home” for residents. The community has 10 acres of beautifully manicured grounds with a gazebo, walkways, garden benches and patios. Apartments have emergency call buttons, kitchenettes and each wing is connected by a glass-enclosed atrium.

VNA offers HouseCalls

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The VNA “HouseCalls” program is a home-based services that brings skilled care to patients in their homes.

Better image technology means better patient treatment

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Advanced Family Dental has added the latest imaging technology at its Crest Hill office, providing better service and comfort to patients.

First Community Bank brings local banking to Naperville favorite

First Community bank chooses the “middle of it all” to locate at favorite Naperville hotspot for family activity.

Winfield to welcome new Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana has formed a new relationship with Cadence Health and Central DuPage Hospital to build its fifth Ronald McDonald House in the region. The new Ronald McDonald House will be near the Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) Campus in Winfield.

Plum Landing offers a real rate ‘plum’ to retirees

Plum Landing Retirement Community helps retirees on fixed incomes with its Guaranteed Rate for Life incentive.

Waubonsee helps shape the future

Waubonsee Community College offers help in planning each student’s unique path to their future through a variety of credit and noncredit courses and programs.

Indpendence Village is for ‘active life’

Within blocks of the scenic and active Naperville Riverwalk, Independence Village Naperville aims to provide seniors with an active and fulfilling retirement community lifestyle.

Delnor Glen offers resort-like amenities for seniors

Delnor Glen in St. Charles offers a beautiful setting for retirement and senior care living.

Valley View Dental logs 10 years of smiles

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Valley View Dental, with offices in Naperville and Romeoville, offers a highly-skilled staff and state-of-the-art equipment to provide the full range of sental services.

Erickson Jewelers wants to be yours

Matthew Erickson Jewelers focuses on outstanding customer service and high quality goods at competitive prices, aiming to be the the only jeweler you’ll ever need.

Work continues at Aurora plaza

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Solution to pain may be at your feet

Foot Solutions may be able to help you solve other aches and pains with a better, more professional fit.

Lisle Savings blends ‘vintage with apps’

Lisle Savings Bank combines the first-person service common in the days of “vintage” banks with the availability of modern “apps.”

Earthmover builds futures for its members

The 25,000-member Earthmover Credit Union continues to support financial needs as well as expand services to better serve its member community.