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Your home is your biggest investment, If your roof is compromised in any as‐
which is why the quality of your roof is pect, water always has a way of inding,
so important; it protects your investment seeping, and spreading in all areas where
and all of your valuables underneath the roof is vulnerable. Water inds its
from damage. Aside from damage, an‐ way through weathered shingles, an aged
other HUGE risk to having a non-func‐ chimney, a poorly installed skylight(s),
tional, leaky roof is mold, rotted roof and worn vents. Sometimes the water
decking, water-log insulation, and dry‐ shows itself by coming through dry wall,
wall damage. but by that time, the damage has already
been; the plywood is warped, and mold
Roof damage can occur at any point in is growing by that point.
time throughout the year, and complete
roof repair can be costly, so early detec‐ Leaks can be very hard to detect unless
tion and routine maintenance can help they are visible to the eye, and can be
the life of your roof. It is always best to costly if you don't see them right away.
work on small home roof repairs before Even worse, if the water sits long enough
they turn into even bigger, more costly and mold begins to grow, mold remedia‐
repairs. tion can be even more costly! If you sus‐
pect you may have any leaks or mold, it
When the topic of home roof repair is always best to have a rooing contrac‐
comes up, many homeowners automati‐ tor come out to share their professional
cally think of the common shingle blow- knowledge and give you their profes‐
off that needs replacing, the cedar shake sional opinion.
curling that needs repair, or the EPDM
rubber puncture repair from a critter or Nowadays, homeowners are much more
tree branch; however, the common home Internet savvy and willing to attempt to
roof repair can also include a leaky take on projects themselves, but before
chimney, fascia and soffit replacement, you attempt to get up on a ladder and in‐
gutters and gutter protection and main‐ spect your roof yourself in this Do-It-
tenance, skylight repair, and hip and Yourself era, remember a professional
ridge replacement (the peak of the roof). rooing contractor is skilled at walking
on elevated roofs and raters, and also

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have proper safety equipment. Having a Around Town begin at 11:00 a.m. ater the
contractor inspect your roof only en‐ presentation. here is a $4 cost for the
sures your safety! Investigating possible lunch.
leaks on your roof or in your attic on For additional information on this event,
your own can lead to possible accidents please call the Montgomery Village Hall
and injuries. Have your roof inspected at (630) 896-8080 ext. 9023.
annually by a professional rooing con‐
tractor because they are skilled at inding Montgomery
where possible leaks can occur. Recycling

Always remember that if you need any
rooing home repairs performed at your
home or place of business, be sure to hire
a trustworthy, licensed and insured roof‐
ing contractor in your state. It is always a
smart idea to check out the company's
website for previous customer testimoni‐
als and to look to see if they have a Face‐
book page for current pictures of their
recent jobs performed.

his year the Montgomery Senior he Village of Montgomery's recycling
Beautiication Committee will be Presentation events will be changing in October to
sponsoring a Halloween Display October 10th quarterly events for Montgomery resi‐
Awards Contest. his is an dents only, and the location will also be
opportunity for homes and At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10th, changing.
businesses to be recognized for the Historic Preservation Commission Quarterly recycling events will be of‐
exceptional imagination and will present an indoor version of the fered on the 3rd Saturday of the month
Spooktacular atmosphere, creating Cemetery Walk for those who are unable in October, January, April and July from
fun for all ages. Here is your chance to attend the evening event in the ceme‐ 8 am to 1 pm at the Public Works facility
to share your Halloween Decorations tery on October 4th. he reenactment at 891 Knell Road in Montgomery. Dur‐
for a chance to win. Decorations presentation on October 10th will take ing the event, Montgomery residents can
should be "PG-13" - nothing too place in the Board Room at the Village drop off electronics (anything electrical
inappropriate for children and Hall, 200 N. River Street. that plugs in, including TV's of all types,
neighbors to see. computer monitors, etc.), rechargeable
he annual Cemetery Walk takes place or lead acid batteries, and metal. Also ac‐
It will be up to the judges' discretion in Riverside Cemetery. Guests are led cepted will be household hazardous
to determine whether a presentation through the cemetery in small groups to waste, including pesticides, lammables
is inappropriate. All decorations meet the fascinating "ghosts" of early pi‐ (oil-based paint, paint thinner, gas and
must be visible from the sidewalk as oneers and other residents of the ceme‐ oil), caustic cleaners, toxics (such as pool
judging will take place from the tery as portrayed by costumed actors. chemicals and weed killer), CFL bulbs,
sidewalk only. his is not a scary event, but an opportu‐ and propane tanks 20 lbs. or less.
nity to learn more about the lives of
Beautiication Committee members those men and women who contributed he next upcoming event will be Satur‐
will give awards to homes based on in various ways to Montgomery's history. day, October 21st from 8 am to 1 pm. A
their entire presentation. Residents photo ID will be required to show resi‐
can nominate their own property or he free indoor presentation is being of‐ dency.
someone else's simply by submitting fered on October 10th by the Village of Please note that this recycling event will
the property address. On October Montgomery. here is no charge and the not accept latex paint, appliances, regu‐
25th, committee members and event is handicapped accessible. he lar light bulbs, regular alkaline house‐
volunteer judges will visit all monthly Senior Lunch and activity will hold batteries, or tires. More complete
nominated addresses in order to information may be found on the Vil‐
select the winners. A sign will be l a g e ' s w e b s i t e at w w w. c i . m o nt‐
placed that evening in front of the
properties selected for an award. A
list of winning addresses will be Please call (630) 896-8080 ext. 9003
published, with names omitted. with any questions.
Nominations will be accepted now
through October 22nd, and judging
will take place the evening of
October 25th. You can nominate a
property via the Village website or by
calling the Village of Montgomery
Public Works Department at (630)

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Village of On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 7 Downtown Parking/Lot Closure Nicor has completed 100% of the pipe‐
Plainield News p.m., join Chief Riddle of the Plainield line removal required for the project and
Fire District, Chief Veseling of the Os‐ Beginning September 18, the north Des completed approximately 95% of the
Homecoming Parade wego Fire District, and Chief Konopek Plaines Street Parking Lot will be closed new pipeline installation and backill.
of the Plainield Police Department for for approximately eight weeks to allow Current work is focused on testing the
he Plainield Community Homecoming Chat with the Chiefs at the Plainield for expansion of the lot. Access to the new pipeline, right-of-way restoration,
Parade is Saturday, October 7. Road clo‐ Fire District Headquarters. Attendees Plainield Township Community Center and cleanup. For additional information,
sure and parade staging information is will learn more about the happenings will be maintained through the alley to please click here.
now available online. within the Plainield Fire and Ambu‐ the south. Public parking is available at Nicor is also completing a separate pipe‐
lance Departments, the Oswego Fire De‐ the Illinois Street Parking Lot (near the line replacement along 135th Street, west
Green Village Program partment, the Plainield Police Depart‐ Library) and at Plainield Central High of US Route 30. his is a pressure im‐
ment, and the Plainield Emergency School in the north parking lot off of provement project with only inal land‐
he 2017 Green Village Series continues Management Agency. James Street. Downtown Parking Map scape restoration required before the
on Monday, October 9, at 7 p.m., at the project is complete.
Plainield Library. Make greener, healthi‐ Trick-or-Treat! Electric Aggregation Program
er choices while saving money. You'll be Update Route 30 Reconstruction (I-55 to IL
surprised to discover all the artiicial Trick-or-Treat Hours are Tuesday, Octo‐ 59)
chemicals hiding in your home, food, ber 31, from 4-8 p.m. Have a safe and he Will Electric Aggregation Group,
and personal care products but you can happy Halloween! which includes the Village, selected he new electrical service installation re‐
easily replace them with natural alterna‐ Dynegy as its electric supplier. he group quired for the sanitary sewer lit station
tives that cost far less. Register online. How-To Fair negotiated a 12 month rate (October has been completed by ComEd and
he Green Village Series is a partnership 2017-October 2018) of $.07190/kwh on IDOT's contractor is currently working
between the Plainield Library and the he 3rd Annual How-To Fair is Saturday, behalf of its residents and small busi‐ on switching over the lit station to the
Village to provide the community with November 4. Have you ever wanted to nesses. new control cabinet. Once the lit station
environmentally-friendly programs. expand your world and learn something work is completed, the remaining
new? Well, that's exactly what the How- Village residents who have Homeield shared-use path in that area can be com‐
Coffee with the Mayor To Fair is all about. Taught by local ex‐ Energy or ComEd as their electric sup‐ pleted.
perts and business owners, learning op‐ plier should have received a letter re‐
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and con‐ portunities range from cooking to garding the new program with Dynegy. Smart Meter Installations
versation on Wednesday, October 11, at itness; from crating to blogging; and
9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. from planning the perfect vacation get‐ If you are a Homeield Energy or ComEd ComEd crews are now installing smart
Lockport Street. All residents are invited. away to using technology to simplify customer and choose Dynegy, no action meters at homes and businesses in the
his is a great opportunity to learn more your life. Click here to register. is required. If you choose not to partici‐ area. Installations are performed by a
about the Village! pate in the new program, complete and uniformed meter installer with appropri‐
Plainield Emergency Management return the Opt-Out Card you received or ate identiication from ComEd or a
Downtown Progressive Dinner - Seeking Volunteers call Dynegy at 844-351-7691 by Sep‐ ComEd-authorized contractor, Corix or
New Event! tember 22. MZI Group. A smart meter is a digital
he Plainield Emergency Management electric meter that securely sends
Some of the Downtown Plainield Agency (PEMA) is conducting an open here are no enrollment, switching, or energy-usage information to ComEd.
restaurants have joined culinary forces, enrollment period for new members. early termination fees associated with Residential customers with smart meters
and with the help of the Plainield PEMA is responsible for coordinating this program. Customers will continue have access to online energy-manage‐
Chamber of Commerce, are coordinat‐ and supporting emergency preparedness to receive a bill from ComEd. ment tools, high-usage alerts, and weekly
ing the downtown's inaugural progres‐ and response activities during a disaster reports summarizing daily energy use.
sive dinner on Tuesday, November 7. or local emergency; providing weather If you have a third party electric supplier, his phase of installation is expected to
his unique, new event will give you a spotters during severe weather events; you will not receive a letter and do not end in early 2018. For more information,
chance to try out three downtown assisting during special events; and edu‐ have to take any action. If you are inter‐ visit
restaurants in one night and their amaz‐ cating the public about emergency pre‐ ested in switching from your third party
ing offerings. To check out the dinner paredness and Homeland Security pro‐ supplier to Dynegy, please check with Office Closures
tours and register, click here. We hope cedures. If you are interested in volun‐ your supplier regarding switching and/or
everyone enjoys the evening. Cheers! teering, visit to early termination fees. For more infor‐ In 2017, the Village Offices will be
download an application. Completed ap‐ mation, visit or www.plug‐ closed: Friday, November 10 (Veteran's
Chat with the Chiefs plications can be returned to the Police Day Observance); hursday, November
Department, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 23-Friday, November 24 (hanksgiving);
p.m. More information. Nicor Pipeline Replacement Project and December 25-26 (Christmas).

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Refuse Collection Delays cludes approximately 4 million square
feet of office and heavy industrial manu‐
Refuse collection will be delayed due to facturing space, plus a rail spur, water
the following holidays in 2017: tower, on-site waste water treatment,
hanksgiving (hursday, November 23) transmission line feeders, and a helipad.
- hursday refuse collection will be de‐ "he people of Kendall County have de‐
layed by one day and will be picked up pended upon this factory a long time
on Friday. and are proud of their work," said
Kendall County Board Chair Scott Gry‐
Christmas (Monday, December 25) - der. "Now, we're looking forward to what
Refuse collection will be delayed by one comes next."
day all week.

Yard Waste Pickup

he last day for yard waste pickup is AREA LEADERS cording to local leaders."We are pleased
Monday, November 27 for residents with DISCUSS CAT to be able to bring together a group that
Monday pickup; Wednesday, November PLANT is so dedicated to reinventing this com‐
29 for residents with Wednesday pickup; munity and its workforce and to ensur‐
and hursday, November 30 for resi‐ Caterpillar representatives and local ing the continued prosperity in our re‐
dents with hursday pickup.Brush, grass leaders announced a partnership today gion," said Oswego Village President
clippings, and leaves should be placed in that will proactively plan for a future Gail Johnson. "Caterpillar has been an
Krat yard waste bags, a landscape waste without the Aurora Caterpillar plant.‐ exceptionally good partner and good
cart, or tied in 4 foot bundles weighing Congressman Bill Foster and Congress‐ neighbor for nearly 60 years through
50 pounds or less. hey must be pack‐ man Randy Hultgren joined Kendall both the boom years and the hard times,
aged in brown Krat bags or yard waste County Board Chairman Scott Gryder, and their continued commitment to as‐
carts. Please note: Leaves are considered Oswego Village President Gail Johnson, sist in the transition will leave our com‐
yard waste and are not an exception to Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin, and munity stronger than ever."
the inal yard waste collection date. Un‐ Montgomery Village President Matt
contained leaves will not be collected. Brolley for a press conference alongside he diversity of the taskforce is designed
Sod, trees, stumps, dirt, stones, and land‐ representatives from Caterpillar and to mitigate the economic impacts of the
scape brick/pavers are not accepted as Waubonsee Community College today plant's closure from several angles. In
yard waste. Yard waste collection will re‐ in Oswego to announce the creation of addition to impacts on workers, the
sume in April 2018. the Kendall County CAT Taskforce. plant's closure could mean more than
$465,000 in lost property tax revenues in
Calling All Homeowners he taskforce has been formed in re‐ addition to lost sales and income taxes,
Associations sponse to the upcoming closure of the losses to contractors and others busi‐
Caterpillar Aurora Plant, located in un‐ nesses that supply the plant, and poten‐
If you are a member of a Homeowners incorporated Kendall County. Caterpil‐ tial stress on the local housing market
Association Board (HOA) or a manage‐ lar announced in January that the com‐ caused by relocating workers."Without a
ment company that represents a local pany was weighing whether to close the plan in place, the economic impacts of
HOA, please e-mail us your contact in‐ plant, and announced in March that it this closure have the potential to create a
formation (name, address, phone num‐ would fully shutter the facility by the end ripple effect that would be felt through‐
ber, e-mail address, subdivision, and of 2018, leaving vacant approximately out our communities for years to come,"
Board position). hat way, we can pro‐ 370 acres of industrial space that will said Montgomery Village President Matt
vide information on meetings for home‐ need to be sold and redeveloped for a Brolley. "But what we are doing in form‐
owners associations and advance notice new employer. ing this task force is approaching this
regarding work that is scheduled to oc‐ he Kendall County Taskforce will bring challenge holistically and as an opportu‐
cur in your subdivision. together a diverse team of public- and nity to continue to build a strong, diver‐
private-sector experts to cooperatively siied employer base in Kendall County
develop a plan for the future of the site with a nimble, highly skilled workforce
and its workers. hat includes marketing so that we are ready for and actively pur‐
and selling the facility, retraining work‐ suing new users at the Caterpillar site."
ers for new jobs in the area, and continu‐ In addition to local and state govern‐
ing to build a resilient and business- ment partners, Waubonsee Community
friendly environment in Kendall County. College will work collaboratively to offer
he long-standing partnership between training programs and job fairs, and
Caterpillar and local stakeholders will Caterpillar officials have pledged to work
give the region a competitive advantage as a part of the taskforce to aggressively
in breathing new life into the facility, ac‐ market the property to potential new

he facility, which was Caterpillar's
largest when it opened in 1958, manu‐
factures large- and medium-wheel load‐
ers and other heavy machinery, and in‐

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housands Next
Aurora News Weekend Special Needs
Resource Fair
Planned for Oct. 14

Aurora's Indian American Community he Fox Valley Special Needs Resource
Outreach Advisory Board will celebrate Committee is holding its inaugural Spe‐
its annual Diwali Festival on Saturday, cial Needs Resource Fair on Saturday,
October 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. October 14, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at Waubonsie Valley High School, 2590 at Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. In‐
Ogden Ave. dian Trail Rd.

AURORA FALL feet in length must be bundled. Each Diwali is India's largest annual festival. Organized by the City of Aurora, the Fox
CLEAN UP bundle must weigh less than 50 pounds. Celebrated by people throughout India, Valley Park District and the Aurora Re‐
Bundled brush does not need a waste Nepal and other South Asian countries, gional Chamber of Commerce, the com‐
Fall has arrived and Aurora residents will sticker. Brush less than 1/2 inch in diam‐ the festival marks the beginning of the mittee is hosting the fair to provide di‐
once again be able to dispose of their eter is considered yard waste and must Hindu New Year. rect access to resources in the Fox Valley
leaves for free as part of the City of Au‐ be packaged as previously described. community for children and adults with
rora's Annual Leaf Collection Program. Attended by more than 4,000 people last special needs.
year, Aurora's Diwali festival will feature
he free Fall Leaf Collection Program the diversity of India's music, dance, "Parents and caretakers of those with
begins on Monday, October 16 and ends clothing and cuisine - while also high‐ special needs have an incredible respon‐
on Friday, December 8. lighting the contributions of Indian sibility," said Alex Voigt, Aurora As‐
Americans locally and nationally. sistant Chief of Staff. "he resource fair
Leaves must be put into a 30-gallon Krat can help connect the pieces and increase
paper yard waste bag and placed at the Waubonsie Valley High School's Cloud 9 the quality of life for the entire family."
curb on the regular garbage pickup day singing group will perform the National
by 6:00 a.m. No waste sticker is needed. Anthem. Bollywood-style dance groups More than 30 exhibitors will be available
and special presentations will entertain to discuss educational opportunities,
the crowd throughout the evening. Visi‐ transition programs, government ser‐
tors can purchase food, clothing and vices, recreational programs, legal sup‐
jewelry. port, employment opportunities and
other services available for those with
he festival will conclude with an out‐ special needs.
door ireworks display beginning at 8:45
p.m. he fair is free and open to the public.

he celebration is free and open to the For more information, contact Alex
public. Voigt, Mayor's Assistant Chief of Staff, at
630-256-3010 or [email protected].


Yard waste collection will also take place
through Friday, December 2 as well. On
the regular garbage pickup day, yard
waste must be placed in a 30-gallon
Krat paper yard waste bag not to exceed
50 pounds. Each bag must have a waste
sticker attached. he stickers used for
yard waste are the same as the stickers
used for excess garbage. Yard waste
mixed with trash or yard waste in a trash
can or plastic bag will not be collected.


Residents are also being reminded that
brush must now be bundled for collec‐
tion. Unlimited bundled brush collection
is in process and will end on Friday, No‐
vember 3. Branches and limbs 1/2 inch
to 4 inches in diameter and 2 feet to 4

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A CELEBRATION 100% of ticket sales and raffle proceeds SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Legislation intro‐ from all wars." Kifowit and Cullerton's
OF STACY will go to Team Watter's Sonar which is a duced by State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, legislation works to improve the mental
PETERSON'S LIFE 501c3 not for proit and as such, all do‐ D-Oswego, and St ate S en. Tom health training provided to Veterans' as‐
nations to this cause will be tax de‐ Cullerton, D-Villa Park, designed to re‐ sistance commissions and other
Please come join me, family and friends ductible and a receipt for taxes will be duce Veteran suicide is now law. "Even Veterans' groups.
for Stacy's "Celebration of Life" as we provided at the event though this legislation was signed with‐
gather together for food and share pho‐ out a ceremony or recognition, this is he IDVA would partner with existing
tos and memories on Sunday, Oct. 29 at Cassandra Cales truly a great day for all our Veterans in Veterans' associations and military orga‐
the Levy Center in Bolingbrook, Ill. from our state," Kifowit said. "Illinois will now nizations to provide families of returning
2-5 pm. here will be a short service at lead the nation in the effort to end Veter‐ service members with a family prepara‐
4pm. Rather than to mourn Stacy's loss, an suicide. he reforms contained in this tion course concerning deployment, dis‐
I will be celebrating her life and take the package will serve as a model for the rest charge and return of Veterans. Kifowit
opportunity to raise funds to help Team of the country to follow and help Veter‐ and Cullerton's bill is designed to allow
Watters Sonar, who has searched dili‐ ans across Illinois. Illinois is sending a the IDVA to form collaborations and co‐
gently for Stacy since the beginning. strong message that we will be there for ordinate with various existing Veteran
Since Team Watters is a non-proit which our Veterans". According to a recent service organizations, such as the Ameri‐
has 501c3 status all donations are tax de‐ study by the United States Department can Legion and Veterans of Foreign
ductible. of Veterans Affairs, 20 Veterans commit Wars, in addition to working with exist‐
suicide every day in this country. Kifowit ing non-proit groups to help achieve the
October 29, 2017 from 2 pm to 5 pm at and Cullerton have worked to address goals of this legislation. In addition, the
the Levy Center and Banquet Facility, this crisis by sponsoring a package of re‐ bill recognizes that partnership with the
251 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook, Il forms streamlining access to existing Federal Department of Veterans Affairs
60440. A special service will be held at 4 services for Veterans and providing new is necessary to meet the needs of our
pm. accommodations for returning service Veteran population. "Representative Ki‐
members as they seek civilian jobs and fowit and Senator Cullerton are both
Tickets will be $15.00 per person with educational opportunities, all in an effort true advocates for the veteran communi‐
children 10 and under free with paid to end Veteran suicide. ty" said Iraq veteran Darian G. Blanks,
Adult admission. Admission includes Sr. "As a two-time suicide attempt sur‐
appetizer table consisting of mini meat‐ he reforms are recommendations of the vivor myself, this law will help ensure the
balls in sauce, mini egg rolls, bruschetta, Illinois Task Force on Veterans' Suicide, emotional scars of the brave men and
teriyaki beef skewers and coconut which Kifowit worked to create in 2014. women of this country are tended to
shrimp. hese were all of Stacy's A Veteran of the United States Marine promptly and properly. I'm pleased to
favorites. Also tea, coffee and sot drinks Corps, Kifowit also served on the panel see those who have sacriiced so much
and a dessert table of legislators, Veterans and their advo‐ have not been forgotten."
cates that met throughout the state to
here will be multiple raffle baskets gather information and crat legislation State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit
from local businesses and different ven‐ that will allow the state to more effective‐
dors. We will be selling tickets until 4 pm ly meet the needs of the Veteran com‐
munity. Cullerton, a U.S. Army Veteran
also served on the Veteran Suicide Task‐
force and sponsored the legislation in the
Senate. "As a Veteran, I have seen irst‐
hand how mental health has affected my
fellow Veterans," Cullerton said. "hese
reforms are going to help save lives and
improve the health of our brave service
members." Kifowit and Cullerton intro‐
duced House Bill 2647, and passed the
bill with bipartisan support in both
chambers. heir measure requires the
Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs
(IDVA) to create several programs to
better serve Veterans with mental trau‐
ma, depression and other service-related
mental illnesses. heir bill directs IDVA
to work with the federal Department of
Veterans' Affairs to proactively identify
Illinois veterans whose service exposed
them to situations found to increase the
likelihood of suicidal tendencies. "I
would like to thank Representative Ki‐
fowit and Senator Cullerton for working
so diligently to bring awareness to the is‐
sue of Veteran suicide and helping im‐
prove the lives of all of our service mem‐
bers," said Gary Hanson of American
Legion Post 84. "he reforms in this leg‐
islation are going to not only help our
new returning Veterans, but Veterans

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Recent bipartisan Montgomery Rotary Club
legislation supported by State Rep. Linda
Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, reforms Illinois' News
unfair funding formula and allows local
parents to have greater control over how Tickets Available for Rotary's Wheel of
their tax dollars are spent on schools. Fortune Raffle he Montgomery Rotary
Club is selling tickets for their Wheel of
"his plan paves the way for local par‐ Fortune Raffle. A maximum of 750 tick‐
ents to realize property tax relief because ets will be sold at a cost of just $20 each.
it lits the burden off of them, requiring he drawing will be held on December
the state to pay more for our schools," 29, 2017. he winner will have the choice
said Chapa LaVia. "I hear it every day at of ONE of the following vacations OR
the doors that people want property tax the cash prize of $2,500: an Alaskan
relief. his is a irst step toward that." Cruise; Disney World; Jamaica; or
Machu Pichu Incan Adventure. Please
Chapa LaVia's Senate Bill 1947 reforms visit our club website for more details
the way schools are funded to provide and to purchase tickets: www.rotary‐
fair and equitable funding for all schools Proceeds
in Illinois and eliminates winners and from the ticket sales will support the
losers by ensuring that no school loses Montgomery Rotary Club's community
money. Adequate state funding for edu‐ activities. his group of diverse commu‐
cation is a critical step toward property nity leaders performs service projects
tax relief. Chapa LaVia's compromise throughout the village and beyond. Ser‐
legislation also provides many home‐ vice projects include: painting and fund‐
owners with the ability to cut their prop‐ ing the Montgomery in Motion logo on
erty taxes by up to 10 percent through a the street in front of Village Hall; planti‐
citizen-initiated referendum, while en‐ ng lowers at the VFW; painting and
suring schools remain fully funded. landscaping projects at Krug Elementary
School; providing Easter hams for St.
"I could not refuse a plan that ixes Illi‐ Olaf 's food pantry; completing renova‐
nois' broken education funding formula, tions at Mutual Ground; and running
initiates property tax relief and rejects the pumpkin patch at the annual
the governor's status quo agenda," said
Chapa LaVia. "I worked with Democrats Montgomery Police Halloween Safety
and Republicans to inally reform the event. In all, the club members per‐
way Illinois helps our schools and stu‐ formed 425 hours of service in the area
dents. While there are aspects of the bill last year. he Montgomery Rotary Club
I disagree with, this compromise effort meets on the irst and third hursday
was years in the making and will have a mornings from 7:00 to 8:00am. Meetings
profound impact on our local students." are held at the Montgomery Village Hall,
200 N River Street. Guests are always
hank you, welcome to attend the meetings. For
more information or to purchase tickets,
Represenative Linda Chapa Lavia please call heresa Sperling, Past Club
President, at 630-430-2181

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Aurora Unversity he Aurora he Aurora - Ray DiMatteo had seven tackles, 2.5
Men's Golf University women's University Spartans for loss and two sacks.
soccer team shutout took to the road
Story Links Marian University and defeated SPARTAN STAT LEADERS
1-0 in a Northern Concordia Passing:
he Aurora University men's golf team Athletics Collegiate University Chicago
opened the 2017 Northern Athletics Col‐ Conference road 16-14 in a closely - Completions and Attempts: Gavin
legiate Conference Championship with match-up. played contest that Zimbelman (15 of 27)
an opening round 309. again came down to - Yards: Gavin Zimbelman (163)
THE BASICS THE BASICS the inal minutes for Rushing:
FINAL SCORE: Aurora University shot FINAL SCORE: Aurora University 1, the Spatans. - Carries: Connor Olson (23)
an opening round 309, seven off the lead. Marian University 0 - Yards: Connor Olson (186)
he score has AU in second. LOCATION: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin THE BASICS
LOCATION: Kohler, Wisconsin - RECORDS: Aurora University 5-6 (5-0 FINAL SCORE: Aurora University 16, - Touchdowns: Connor Olson and
Whistling Straits NACC); Marian University 5-7 (2-4 Wisconsin Lutheran College 14 Gavin Zimbelman (1)
HOST: Wisconsin Lutheran College NACC) LOCATION: River Forest, Illinois Receiving:
MEET RESULTS RECORDS: Aurora University 3-2 (2-0
HOW IT HAPPENED NACC) ; Concordia University Chicago - Catches: Sean Mullen and Emilio
TOP SPARTANS - In the 31st minute, AU's Jessica Ortiz 2-2 (0-1 NACC) Starks(5)
- John Torres shot an opening round 73. found the ball on her foot in a scrum - Yards: Sean Mullen(70)
- Sean Harreld shot an opening round and buried the shot in the back of the HOW IT HAPPENED
76. net for a 1-0 AU lead. - he Spartan special teams put the irst Tackles: Casey Dycus and Ray DiMatteo
- JT Hudson shot an opening round 78. - he AU defense and goalkeeper Sam‐ points of the game on the board. With (6)
- Jackson Fluck shot an opening round mie Gelfand made the 1-0 lead stand up CUC on to punt, a snap went into the Sacks: Ray DiMatteo (2)
82. as AU won their ith straight contest. Cougar end zone and was covered for a
- Jake Petersen shot an opening round safety and AU led 2-0 late in the irst UP NEXT:
91. SPARTAN STAT LEADERS quarter. Next action for the Spartan football
UP NEXTNext action for the Spartan GOALS: Jessica Ortiz (1) - Four plays later, Connor Olson dashed
men's golf team comes on Monday, Oc‐ SHOTS: Alexis Abelove and Jessica Or‐ 24 yards and ater the extra point, AU team comes on Saturday, October 14
tober 9 when they travel to the second tiz (3) led 9-0. when they host Alma College on AU
round of the 2017 Northern Athletics SAVES: Sammie Gelfand (2) - he teams traded possessions for the Homecoming 2017. Game time is set for
Collegiate Conference Men's Golf rest of the irst half with most ending in 1:00 p.m. on Vago Field.Print Friendly
Championship at Whistling Straits UP NEXTNext action for the Spartan punts. AU held a 9-0 lead going into Version
women's soccer team comes on Wednes‐ haltime.
day, October 11 when they travel to Do‐ - On the irst drive of the third quarter,
minican University. Game time is set for AU used a long (57-yards) from Olson to
4:00 p.m. in River Forest, Illinois. get deep into Cougar territory but would
see the drive end in a turnover on
- A Spartan turnover on special teams
then set up Concordia at the AU ive
yard line. he Cougars scored and AU
now led 9-7.
- he Spartans used a 14-play, 83-yard
drive that took 7:52 off the clock to score
and lead 16-7 midway through the
fourth quarter.
- Concordia did answer very quickly,
scoring on a long touchdown pass and
the score now had AU lead 16-14.
- he AU defense this week came up big
on a late fourth quarter possession as
they forced a CUC turnover on downs
and let the offense set up the victory for‐
mation and win 16-14.

- AU rushed 40 times for 220 yards and
two touchdowns.
- Connor Olson had 23 rushes for 186
yards and one touchdown.

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Fox Valley Park District

Pumpkin time of year that we want to make the Veterans Day Pumpkin Palooza
Weekends season last just a little longer." Luncheon
throughout October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | $9
October at Special attractions will be featured November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm |
Blackberry Farm - throughout the month, including: Free Event Navigation
11 days in all
• Sept. 30: Professional Storyteller, Event Navigation • « Fall Nature Games
Blackberry Farm will celebrate the fall One-Room Schoolhouse, 11:30 • Halloween Hayride »
season throughout the month of October a.m. to 3:30 p.m. • « Polish Polka Fest
with its popular Pumpkin Weekends be‐ • Wanted: A Lost Gobbler » Come to Pumpkin Palooza for a fall-
ginning Saturday, Sept. 30. • Oct. 7: Fox Valley Concert Band, themed festival! Dress up in your fa‐
picnic area 1, 2 p.m. We salute our veterans! Join us for an af‐ vorite costumes and bring the whole
Click to download park map and ternoon of ceremonies, performances family. Take part in a variety of games,
schedule • Oct. 8: Pumpkin carver, town and food. Schedule includes: crats, activities, snacks and a bounce
square, 1 to 2 p.m. house. Ten activity tokens are included
Each weekend - and Columbus Day • Presentation of colors with registration, with option to pur‐
(Oct. 9) - Blackberry Farm will be fes‐ • Oct. 14: Superhero Day, picnic • Pledge of Allegiance chase more at the door.
tively decorated in the spirit of pumpkin area 4, noon to 3 p.m. • 'Star-Spangled Banner' perfor‐
season. A picnic area will have pumpkins EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!
for purchase, and an assortment of deco‐ • Oct. 21: Trick or Treat, 11 a.m. to 3 mance Register by Oct. 14: $9
rating materials will be provided. p.m. • Turkey Dinner (sponsored by Up‐ Oct. 15 or ater: $12
Register online!
Carousel rides, hay wagon rides, pony • Oct. 21: Costume Parade (led by per Crust)
rides, paddle boats, Little Farmer's Junc‐ farm ponies), Events Plaza, 1 p.m. • Performance by Maureen Chris‐
tion (6Y & under) and tours on the
"Pumpkin Train" are part of each week‐ • Oct. 29: World's Tallest Scarecrow, tine
end's festivities, along with the historic 2 to 3 p.m. • Drawings & prizes
museums and interactive farm animal
areas. For more information on Pumpkin FREE for veterans/ $7 R/ $11 NR - Reg‐
Weekends, call Blackberry Farm at ister online!
Among the unique attractions is the Vic‐ 630-892-1550 or visit the Blackberry
torian Halloween Party that traces back Farm Facebook page. Did you know…?
to the origins of Halloween with an During the month of November, veter‐
event host leading crats and games. ans and their families may enjoy Eola
Hosted in the Huntoon House, it's a Fitness Center, Prisco Community Cen‐
ghoulish balance of scary and fun. ter and Vaughan Athletic Center for
FREE ADMISSION! his offer applies
to all veterans and active military, as well
as their immediate depends (spouse/
children). Participants must show a valid
military ID card. hese offers also apply
to the members of the National Guard
and Reserves.

Other popular features include the Corn
Crib - similar to a large sandbox, but
illed with corn - where children can roll
and wriggle, farm style. Also, there's the
famous Adventure Playground, a
uniquely innovative play area that incor‐
porates climbing decks, slides, ropes and
catwalk-style bridges connecting an ar‐
ray of playhouses on multiple levels -
and a 70-foot zip line.

Park hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Admission is $7 per person. Children
under 2 are free.

"Pumpkin Weekends originated as a fall
festival day, but it was so popular that we
expanded it to include every weekend,"
said Sandie Gilmer, facility supervisor at
Blackberry Farm. "his is such a fun

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Around the Community by Teala Marie

History of Henna

Elderly Punjabi woman whose hair is
dyed with henna.

In Ancient Egypt, Ahmose-Henuttame‐
hu (17th Dynasty, 1574 BCE): Henut‐
tamehu was probably a daughter of Se‐
qenenre Tao and Ahmose Inhapy. Smith
reports that the mummy of Henuttame‐
hu's own hair had been dyed a bright red
at the sides, probably with henna.

In Europe, henna was popular among he Body as my Canvas Henna Designs Henna Tattoo.. let me tell you a little bit
women connected to the aesthetic move‐ by Teala Marie Forged out of the pas‐ about how it works. he henna is applied
ment and the Pre-Raphaelite artists of sions of a creative soul, is the artistic as a paste through a cone. he most
England in the 1800s. Dante Gabriel body art designs of Miss Teala Marie. common areas to get a design is the
Rossetti's wife and muse, Elizabeth Sid‐ What began as an experimental art form hands or feet. hough it is also popular
dal, had naturally bright red hair. Con‐ for festivals, has become the livelihood on the shoulders and thighs. Once the
trary to the cultural tradition in Britain of this young entrepreneur. Using the paste is applied it will immediately begin
that considered red hair unattractive, the body as her canvas and natural materials to stain the skin. As it stains, the paste
Pre-Raphaelites fetishized red hair. Sid‐ as her medium, Teala has been able to begins to harden onto the skin. A sealant
dal was portrayed by Rossetti in many design works of art with a lifespan. Hen‐ is applied to the design to prevent the
paintings that emphasized her lowing na is an all natural, plant based material paste from laking off. For the best re‐
red hair. he other Pre-Raphaelites, in‐ mixed with essential oils to create a paste sults, it is recommended that you leave
cluding Evelyn De Morgan and Freder‐ with the ability to stain. Growing up, the paste on for up to four hours. Once
ick Sandys, academic classicists such as Teala was always doodling with speciic you are ready you can lake the paste
Frederic Leighton, and French painters attention to intricate details. Traditional‐ right off and apply a soothing lotion or
such as Gaston Bussière and the Impres‐ ly, when henna is used as a body art it oil. Over the next two weeks you will
sionists further popularized the associa‐ has organically, detailed line work with watch as the henna takes on a life of its
tion of henna-dyed hair and young bo‐ intricate patterns and symbols. When own. It reacts differently on each skin
hemian women. she picked up a cone of henna for the tone and placement on the body. It is in‐
irst time it became very natural for her triguing to watch your design darken
Opera singer Adelina Patti is sometimes to create designs that could impress her then slowing begin to fade away. For
credited with popularizing the use of customers. Teala irst began her journey Teala, the Henna's lifespan is her favorite
henna in Europe in the late nineteenth as a Henna Artist in 2014 at Summer part. he movement of the body, the
century. Parisian courtesan Cora Pearl Solstice Indie Music and Crat Beer Fes‐ shapes and contours it creates. As it be‐
was oten referred to as La Lune Rousse tival in Yorkville, Illinois. Since then her gins to fade the memories of its creation
(the red-haired moon) for dying her hair path has paved a way for many new and are brought back to life. Its spirit disap‐
red. In her memoirs, she relates an inci‐ exciting opportunities. She has brought pears into your body and you are a blank
dent when she dyed her pet dog's fur to her designs to countless festivals, events, canvas ready to create again. Henna De‐
match her own hair. By the 1950s, Lucille yoga studios, boutique shops, and in- signs by Teala Marie is now booking
Ball popularized "henna rinse" as her home parties. A hand full of other artists events, parties, and appointments for the
character, Lucy Ricardo, called it on the have learned from her techniques as a fall season. Find her on FaceBook for
television show I Love Lucy. It gained henna designer and are able to work more information and to get in touch
popularity among young people in the along side of her for bigger events to with the artist herself.
1960s through growing interest in East‐ grow the business.
ern cultures.

Muslim men may use henna as a dye for
hair and most particularly their beards.
his is considered sunnah, a commend‐
able tradition of the Prophet Muham‐
mad. Furthermore, a hadith (narration
of the Prophet) holds that he encouraged
Muslim women to dye their nails with
henna to demonstrate femininity and
distinguish their hands from those of
men. hus, some Muslim women in the
Middle East apply henna to their inger
and toenails as well as their hands.

hose of you who have never received a

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Are You Growing Your Business From
What You Are Learning?

by Brian Basilico

Invest In Yourself have not done anything with, and make
a list of them.

If you've been listening to my podcast or he next thing you're going to do is pri‐ want to consume and when you want to kinds of people that are in business. he
reading my blog for a while, you know oritize them based on where you're at, consume it, then stick to the plan. technician, the manager, and the en‐
I'm a huge advocate of investing in your‐ because you and your business may be in trepreneur. Maybe what I do is I sit
self. hat means training. hat means a completely different place than when Take Action down and say okay, out of my 40 hours,
hiring coaches, getting programs, read‐ you purchased these particular books or 20 hours, whatever it is that I work, how
ing books, going to conferences, doing programs. hey may be less relevant, he next thing is, get it done. Take the much time do I spend as a technician?
all of those things. Continually investing they may be more relevant. hey may be training. Make sure that you're going How much time do I spend as a
in yourself, so you can grow yourself and something that you really really need to from the beginning, taking notes, mak‐ manager? A manager is somebody who
ultimately grow your business. jump on now. he bottom line is to make ing sure that this is something that you helps other people get things done. An
a list and start adding numbers to rank can implement, and inish it. hen go entrepreneur is somebody who dreams.
Let me ask you a question. Are you them. One being the most important, back and look at the notes that you took. How much I time should I be spending
growing your business from what you're ten, twenty thirty - hopefully, you don't Is this relevant to what I'm doing right on each one of those? How do I imple‐
learning? I have a couple more have that many, as those are the least im‐ now? Maybe you just ile it away in your ment them into my business?
questions. Number one: Do you have portant. Put them in order and that will memory bank and say "You know what,
books sitting on a shelf that you've nev‐ give you a list of what you need to work I've got to come back to this another Relevancy
er read? hat you've paid for? People on. time." But if you take good notes you can
give me books all the time. I read them go back and say "Okay, this is what I he next part is to ask, is what I've
when I can, but there are books or au‐ he next thing you have to do is sched‐ should be doing, this is how I can imple‐ learned relevant today? If not, then
diobooks that I paid for that I've never ule it. Make time in your busy work ment it and this is what's important to what I have to do is sit down and make
listened to. Why? Because we haven't schedule to say, this is my training time. me in my business." some notes and make a list, and ask if
prioritized those. I'll get to that. his is my reading time. his is the time these are the things that I need to look to
that I'm going to invest in myself. Review do. If you are a technician, can you hire
he second question is: Do you have somebody else to do some of the techni‐
training programs or courses, or any‐ Make A Plan he next thing you want to do is review cal stuff so you can be more of a manag‐
thing that you purchased that is sitting what you've learned. What I mean by er? hen you can manage the technical
on your hard drive, that you've never Let me reiterate and give you ive steps to that is, for example, from a book that I people. Maybe you need more time to be
opened? Same question: Why? Because start growing yourself and growing your love, he E Myth Revisited, what I an entrepreneur, to envision where your
you haven't prioritized it. business through learning. Step number learned is that there are three different business is going and what it's going to
one we just covered and that is, make a look like in two, three, ive, ten years,
Getting Started plan. Now you can easily say that every
Tuesday from 10 AM til 11 AM is my
Really, what you've got to do is start to training time. You could do it from 5
make a plan about how to consume and AM in the morning to 6 AM if you're an
execute the things that you've purchased. early riser, maybe 9 PM to 10 PM, what‐
Now if you've never purchased anything, ever it is. Have it scheduled and execute
okay you don't need this. But I suggest it. Make sure that you're doing it on a
you do. I suggest you start getting some regular basis. Have a plan to consume
books and start learning. I have a great what it is that you purchased.
podcast about ive books that I recom‐
mend, including two of my own at the If you haven't purchased anything, if
end, a little shameless self-promotion, your list is empty, then go to Amazon.
but still. hose ive books are going to Drop $10, $20 and ind a book that's go‐
help you. I guarantee you if you're in ing to help you grow yourself and grow
business, and you read those, they're go‐ your business. I'm not saying you have to
ing to help. spend thousands on training, but some‐
times that's necessary. It depends. If you
Here's what I suggest you do. If you have spend a dollar, you should make three. If
purchased books, if you have purchased you've heard me talk about this before,
programs or training or any of those that's kind of my value proposition. So
kinds of things, or if you've gone to a we‐ you invest $20 bucks, can you make $60
binar and at the end you said, "I really bucks off of reading that book in the
need this," then put it down on a piece of time it's going to take you to do it? Say it
paper. What I want you to do is take an takes you three hours to read it and you
inventory of all the books that you have charge $100 an hour. Will that book
that you have not read, of all the training make you $320, $620, $1000? hat's the
programs that you purchased that you goal with it. Make a plan as to what you

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whatever it is.


hen the inal piece of this puzzle is, how
am I going to implement it? hat means
you have to write down the steps neces‐
sary to get it done to make those
changes, to increase your business. Let's
say I'm a technician. As a technician I
maybe make, let's just use a random
number, $100 an hour. As an en‐
trepreneur maybe I make $250 an hour.
Maybe I can hire somebody at $50 an
hour who can actually do what I'm doing

I need to sit down and look at the time,
the income, the expense, and the overall
impact that's going to have on my busi‐
ness, and that long-term plan that I
talked about, the three to ive-year plan,
or whatever it is that you want to do.
How am I going to implement those
changes? What does it mean inancially?
What does it mean time-wise? What
does it mean organizationally? If you do
have people working for you, are there
people that can help you do things that
maybe you haven't relied on before?
Maybe your receptionist can be trained
to do your social media for you. Maybe
your technicians can take better pictures
and actually bring them back to the of‐
ice for the social media. You have to
look at all that stuff.

Final houghts

he inal thing that you want to do is
continually measure the results to see
how it's working.

I would love to hear your thoughts and
comments on this subject. Comment be‐
low and share your thoughts and ideas
on these steps to invest in yourself. How
have these helped you and your
business? Do you have any ideas or ad‐
vice you could share?

To learn more about this and other top‐
ics on Internet Marketing, visit our pod‐
cast website at http://www.baconpod‐

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Monthly Wrap UP

Tickets Available Senior to the USO office at Rock Island Arsenal.
for Rotary's Wheel Happenings Operation R&R continues to be a year-
of Fortune Raffle round initiative of the Plano American
Legion, while seniors in McHenry, Kane,
he Montgomery Rotary Club is selling and Kendall Counties continue to donate
tickets for their Wheel of Fortune Raffle. each fall in remembrance of Patriot's
A maximum of 750 tickets will be sold at Day.
a cost of just $20 each. he drawing will
be held on December 29, 2017. he win‐ For more information about Operation
ner will have the choice of ONE of the R&R, Senior Services programs, and vol‐
following vacations OR the cash prize of unteering through Senior Services, con‐
$2,500: an Alaskan Cruise; Disney tact Barb Nadeau at 630-553-5777. For
World; Jamaica; or Machu Pichu Incan information on American Legion activi‐
Adventure. Please visit our club website ties and initiatives, contact Jim Hill,
for more details and to purchasetickets: Commander of Plano American Legion
www.rotarymontgomeryil.clubexpress.‐ Post #395 at 630-552-8313.
What started as a way to bring a smile to
Proceeds from the ticket sales will sup‐ military personnel deployed has become
port the Montgomery Rotary Club's a cherished fall activity for senior citi‐
community activities. his group of di‐ zens participating with Senior Services
verse community leaders performs ser‐ Associates.
vice projects throughout the village and
beyond. Service projects include: paint‐ Senior Services Associates offers impor‐
ing and funding the tant information, assistance and support
services to individuals over the age of 60
Montgomery in Motion logo on the and their loved ones, as well as activities
street in front of Village Hall; planting for older adults throughout Kendall
lowers at the VFW; painting and land‐ County.
scaping projects at Krug Elementary
School; providing Easter hams for St. In 2015, Senior Services partnered with
Olaf 's food pantry; completing renova‐ the Plano American Legion in a special
tions at Mutual Ground; and running initiative called Operation R&R to send
the pumpkin patch at the annual Mont‐ sports equipment to service men and
gomery Police Halloween Safety event. women through the USO. Since then,
In all, the club members performed 425 the Operation R&R program has devel‐
hours of service in the area last year. oped from sending baseballs,
basketballs, and playing cards to include
he Montgomery Rotary Club meets on other needed items including stationary,
the irst and third hursday mornings magazines, puzzle books, adult coloring
from 7:00 to 8:00am. Meetings are held books, magazines, music CD's Movie
at the Montgomery Village Hall, 200 N DVDS's, and novels.
River Street. Guests are always welcome
to attend the meetings. For more infor‐ In 2017, a new emphasis towards send‐
mation or to purchase tickets, please call ing personal care items was started.
heresa Sperling, Past Club President, at Donors brought in personal hygiene
630-430-2181. items, soaps, lotion, and deodorant,
hand and foot warmers and other im‐
portant items for deployed personnel,
with an emphasis on sending things that
could be easily packed for carrying. Over
300 items were donated from seniors in
McHenry, Kane and Kendall Counties
participating in programs at Senior Ser‐
vices Associates centers. In addition to
these, donation boxes are stationed
throughout Kendall and Kane Counties
with local scout troops and American
Legion Posts.

Volunteers at Senior Services packed the
items for shipping in mid-October, and
Jim Hill, Commander of Plano Ameri‐
can Legion Post 395, delivered the boxes

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