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As the carefree days and warm nights of summer come to a close, so does the freedom of time spent outdoors playing with friends. Changes in the season (cooling temperatures, waning sunlight, falling leaves) and structured routines can create a more somber mood among kids, sparking some mild (or not-so-mild) melancholy and depression. Here are 10 tips to help kids cope with the late-summer blues and ease their transition into the season of fall and school.

Jennifer Flowers Co Publisher

Boulder Hill News by Jennifer Flowers

A couple months back we had the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with a young couple from Kendall County who were realizing their dream of making a difference and giving back to the community of course I refer to John and Deborah Antony who have founded the yarn foundation. The Yarn Foundation is going to be located at 71 Boulder Hill Pass and will be a community meeting place as well as an outreach program for people and children to gather and learn the life coping abilities and work towards furthering their education; The purpose of this Community Center to help give people a place to gather and socialize in a team building environment. The yarn foundation has held several events throughout the year to help promote and raise money so this resource can become a reality. The Yarn foundation will be having their grand opening on Wednesday August 29th at the Community Center located at 71 Boulder Hill Pass for more information please visit their website here or call 708-899-9900

Summer Time Blues by Sheryl Krase

With the start of school and Labor Day upon us, there are still moments where we can be reminded of summer. Here are a few tips to deal with the start of fall.

Roll Back the Schedule Begin adjusting bedtime, wake-up time, and eating schedules to avoid an abrupt switch once school starts. "Slowly start to change some of the routine so it's not such a shock in September," suggests Jennifer Kolari, family and child therapist and author of Connected Parenting. Around two weeks before school starts, begin rolling the bedtimes back by 10 or 15 minutes a night to slowly move kids into their school schedule. "We sometimes get a little looser in the summer," says Kolari. "I think it's easier if the day begins to have a little more structure to help kids practice the transition." Robin Goodman, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and art therapist agrees: "You don't want to start the transition when school is already started." Involve Your Kids Let your kids help with setting up play dates, starting a chore or homework schedule, or shopping for school supplies and new outfits, suggests Dr. Goodman. Kids will let you know what's trendy and will often have opinions about what kind of design or theme they like for a backpack, lunch box, notebook, or clothes. The more your kids feel a part of the back-to-school planning, the more enthusiastic they're likely to become. Look for Blues Clues Kolari refers to a "September crash" as a time "toward the end of September when kids realize that summer really is over, and then they feel sad and have behavioral issues." Trouble sleeping, resisting getting up in the morning or going to school, crying, clinging, throwing tantrums, and increasing aggression toward siblings are indications of anxiety. "It's very rare for kids in this age group (5 to 8 year olds) to sit down and talk about their feelings," Kolari explains. "They show you what's wrong through their behavior instead of telling you with their words what's wrong." Observe what your kids are doing rather than what they're saying.

Be a Good Listener Listen to kids if they share feelings of sadness that summer's ending or feelings of anxiety about the upcoming school year. Don't minimize their thoughts or stop them from being heard. "I think one of the mistakes parents make," Kolari says, "is to try to cheer their kids up and not let them think or talk about difficult feelings, when they actually need the time to process." Rather than cheerleading, "just sit with your kids and say 'Yeah, I miss that too' and really be in there with them. Tolerating our children's pain is very hard because it seems so counter intuitive. But to talk them out of it doesn't help." Once they feel heard, kids will be more willing to explore solutions and move on. If you follow these tips they should benefit in helping to save you and your family from the Summer Time Blues.

Forest Preserve News Ellis House & Equestrian Center is partnering with the Oswegoland Park District onthis special fall event on Sunday, September 30 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. There’s something for everyone, from the oldest to the youngest cowboy and cowgirl! Take a step back to the Old West and experience hay rides and horse rides. Try your hand at the Branding Station, Panning for Gold, Calf Roping, the Wild and Weary Trail, and many other Old West eventa. Main events will include

Barrel Racing demonstrations and the Stick Horse Rodeo. All cowfolk ages 12 and under who pre-register will receive a cowboy hat at check-in. Concessions will be available. Pre-registration for Wild West Family Day accepted through September 7 for $8 by contacting the Oswegoland Park District at 630 5541010 or by visiting Registration will also be accepted at the event for $10.

From the Publishers by Jennifer Flowers and Nadia Kanhai

Welcome to the home of Community Outreach 2012, sponsored by the Kendall Weekly Times, as we begin the road to see who will be our leaders for the next four years. The Kendall Weekly Times is committed to bringing you the news, events and happenings that will help shape this year's election. As part of the Community Outreach 2012 program, we will be hosting events and presenting a full-length candidate guide devoted to helping you stay informed. We again would like to welcome all the residents in Kendall County to join us as we support everyone's right to vote.

Job Tracker Overview: The Human Resources Assistant provides support in functional areas of the Human Resources Department, including data entry, personnel record management,


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recruitment and on-boarding, benefits administration, organization development and training. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Responsibilities: Data entry into HR information system. Includes, but is not limited to: the accurate and timely entry of new hires, employee work information and employee personal information. Responsible for accurate and updated scanning and filing of all employees documents into appropriate personnel files, with the exception of payroll files. Manage off-site personnel file storage. Assist with benefit administration. Responsibilities include but not limited to: fax/mail new enrollments (or entering into on-line systems), process qualifying events, distribute information and ID cards and assisting in open enrollment. Plan and coordinate company events (employee appreciation events). Assist with new hire orientations. This includes meeting with new hires on first day of employment to orientate them to the Catamaran, collecting all necessary forms, educating on benefit options, assist with completing forms, questions. Assist in administration of Catamaran Corporate Programs such as Catamaran Cares, Catamaran Cup, and Cards Plus Program. Other duties and projects as assigned. please contact https://jobs-sxc.icims. com/jobs/2519/hr-assistant/login

Job Tracker ! School Closing until

Guard Date: filled Clerical/Crossing Guard Date Posted: 8/21/2012 Location:

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School Available: 08/2012

Description: To provide for the safe movement of children to and from school when crossing public roadways and intersections by observing gaps in traffic and leading the children across the roadway or intersection. Schedule is 8:40 - 9:05am and 3:30 to 3:50pm Job Summary: Must have ability to follow oral and written instructions. Must have ability to deal effectively and courteously with associates and the general public. Follow safety and security guidelines and policies in order that students cross streets safely and no harm comes to them at the crosswalks. Follow school dress standards, be on time, be dependable and handle other district requirements. Stop traffic to allow children and pedestrians to cross busy street intersections. Maintain awareness of present or potential traffic hazards in the area surrounding assigned crossings. Promptly inform designated administrator of any hazards and possible corrective measures to be taken. Employee is expected to exercise considerable caution and safety while supervising the safety of children. Working Conditions: In a work day, the employee must stand or walk up to 2 hours and be exposed to all weather conditions. Application Procedure: Apply online at EmploymentListings. Selection Procedure: Qualified candidates will be contacted by the appropriate building administrator.


Note: Positions open unexpectedly and fill quickly. If you want to apply for positions that are not listed as open, please establish a pre-employment file by completing the online application. To complete the online

application, use the 'Start an application for employment' link available on this site. Thank you for your interest in Indian Prairie School District 204.

look for continuous change. Must have strong computer and decision making skills.

Indian Prairie strictly adheres to an online application process. If you are interested in applying for employment, you must complete the online application. Once you submit your online application, it will be available for review by our principals and other administrative staff.

Under general supervision, provides research and summarization of written requests from Claims Representatives or SIU Personnel, for the investigation of potential fraud by utilization of 3rd party public record databases through direct computer access. Conduct all 3rd party public record database searches within compliance of HIPPA and Federal/ State Privacy laws. Monitor Farmers' fraud hotline. Responsible for responding to outside organizations, such as DOI's, Law Enforcement, etc., for file request that involve SIU investigated claim files. Compiles and reports suspicious claim referrals to NICB and complies with State Fraud Reporting Protocols. Responsible for timely and accurately tracking of SIU field referrals.


Position Requirements

Preferred Skills and Abilities

Job Tracker ! SIU Claims Associate- Aurora IL (91100) Aurora, Illinois Farmers Insurance Position Description Handles background request from adjusters and investigators through vendor programs. Attempt to locate and determine resources to perform searches to assist the claims operation in making a decision. Make a decision on what information is needed by the requestor based on the request and type of claim. Reviews signed medical and investigation authorizations for proper form to run credit reports. Tracks and enters assignment and reporting into a system for claims offices. Responds to telephone and written inquiries regarding law enforcement materials needed. May also perform a variety of clerical duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or manager, which could include handling mail, phone calls, filing, processing and statistical responsibilities. Should

The ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Must compile special department reports, research and resolve technical issues. Strong computer skills. Computer proficiency is required along with knowledge of spreadsheet software, word processing software, Internet software, and email software. May also perform a variety of clerical duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or manager, which could include but are not limited to statistical responsibilities. Physical Actions Bending Pulling Sorting Carrying up to 20 lbs. Pushing Speaking (English) Climbing Reaching Standing Key entering Reading (English) Walking Kneeling Seeing Writing (English) Physical Environment

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Required job duties are normally performed in a climate-controlled office environment. Education Requirements High school diploma or equivalent.

May work non-traditional schedule. To apply, please click here

This Weeks Job Hunting Tips

Experience Requirements

from Kforce

External candidates should have five years of prior claims or related industry experience. The same timeon-job requirement is preferred for internal candidates.

It’s a common question we get at Kforce – how can I make my resume stand out? The first key is to keep your resume clear and concise. However, when describing your professional career it is also important to understand what you should and should not include when writing your resume.

Special Skills Requirements Communication Skills Personal Computer Literate Bondable Note:

Here are a few resume blunders to steer clear from:

Political Sexual Social Health

1.) False or Irrelevant Information

3.) Poor Word Choices, Grammar and Formatting

When a recruiter or employer first views your resume, the first item that may catch their eye is your experience. Therefore, it is crucial to convey your true skills and prior roles, and not exaggerate or misrepresent your past experience. When it comes time for an interview, a recruiter or employer will likely ask you to elaborate on these skills and previous roles, so it is important to be upfront and honest on your resume first.

Additionally, here are a few more details to leave off your resume: Pictures Hobbies or other irrelevant experience Incorrect contact information 2.) Salary Requirements and Human Resource Concerns

If you’re working with a recruiter or staffing specialist, it may be okay to disclose the salary range you would consider, but you should not include it on your resume. This not only poses a red flag for a hiring manger, but may even limit your opportunity to ask for a higher wage!

Don’t forget to keep your resume professional by avoiding details that are not typically relevant to the position you’re applying for. Steer clear of disclosing any personal information, including:

Age/birthday Religion


affiliation preference number issues

While it is important to provide clear and accurate information on your resume, you should also highlight your experience with descriptive language. Challenge yourself to stay away from overusing the phrase “responsible for”. Instead, use strong verbs and phrases related to your experience, such as “improved quality assurance for a million dollar company” or “managed and supported financials for a Big 4 firm”. Another tip is to tweak your resume based on the job you’re applying for. Just be sure not to copy the job description word-for-word!

Finally, when you think your resume is complete, make sure to use spell check or have a friend review it to ensure there are no grammatical errors. It is also important to avoid the first person point of view, or using the word “I”. Employers and recruiters should know exactly who you are if your name is clearly labeled at the top of your resume.

Here are a few other details to remember when writing a resume: Keep your resume 1-2 pages in length Clearly organize your resume with headings, bullet points and proper spacing Include the month and year of previous roles Use a combination of job duties and accomplishments to describe previous roles


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Chicago Area Top 10 Football by Ken Musich

1. Maine South Setting the tone for the Hawks will be Matt Alviti, a senior Northwestern recruit in his third season as the team’s starting quarterback. Alviti’s arm and legs have accounted for 76 touchdowns and he’s not the only offensive weapon. John Solari, Frank Perrone and Mike Bosco are capable receivers, while Anthony


Mitchell and Clay Burdelik will run behind an all-senior line. Linebacker Noah Meyer leads the defense. 2. Bolingbrook Coming off a 5-5 finish in 2010, the Raiders flew under the radar for much of their run to the Class 8A title last season. With Illinois-bound QB Aaron Bailey, RBs Omar Stover and Jaden Huff and several linemen back on offense, that won’t happen again. Junior DB Parker Westphal is a big-timer on the defensive side. 3. Glenbard West The Hilltoppers are never going to change their identity, which is that they’re a run-first team. With

backs such as Joe Zito and Scott Andrews, there’s no need to. But this Glenbard West team can also throw effectively, especially with 6-5, 210-pound TE Nathan Marcus, a Vanderbilt recruit. Ruben Dunbar, one of the nation’s top defensive end prospects, is another big-timer. 4. Wheaton Warrenville S. Look for the Tigers — second in Class 7A last season — to ride a veteran offensive line of Frank Garcia, Ryan McCarthy, Rich Metzger, Joe Kirsch and Kyle Joyce as far as possible. The idea is to buy time for a defense that graduated 11 starters as WW South takes on a

brutal schedule that features Glenbard West, Maine South and DuPage Valley powers such as Glenbard North and Wheaton North. 5. Mount Carmel Most of the starters return from a team that went 10-4, losing to eventual 8A champ Bolingbrook in the Class 8A second round before winning the Prep Bowl. A pair of seniors — QB Don Butkus and RB Draco Smith — should keep the Caravan’s trademark option attack rolling along. 6. Loyola There are a lot of skill players to replace for last year’s Class 8A runnerup, including QB Malcolm Weaver and most of his favorite targets. But the Ramblers have found a way to keep the train rolling with two semifinal bids and a trip to Champaign the last three years. Look for QB Peter Pujals, DL Darby Goodwin and DB Luke Ford to keep Loyola among the state’s elite programs. 7. Montini The path to a fourth consecutive Class 5A title is anything but easy for theBroncos, who open with bigschool powers Palatine and LincolnWay East before playing defending 3A champ Aurora Christian and Marian Central in the Suburban Christian Blue. But Montini has the talent for another playoff run with stars such as WR Joe Borsellino and DE Fred Beaugard. 8. Joliet Catholic It starts for the Hilltoppers with Ty Isaac, the reigning Sun-Times Player of the Year who’s committed to USC. But the state’s best player has a great supporting cast, including fellow RB Tyler Reitz and OL J.B. Butler. No program in Illinois has won more state titles (13) and state trophies (17). Don’t be surprised if Joliet Catholic adds some more hardware. 9. Glenbard North One of the state’s more underrated programs, the Panthers just keep winning with two semifinal berths and a runner-up trophy since 2007. QB Brian Murphy, committed to wrestle at Michigan, and RB Justin Jackson should keep Glenbard North competitive again in the DuPage Valley and Class 8A. 10. Simeon Again the class of the Public League, the Wolverines are still hoping to break through in the IHSA playoffs. Elcee Burke takes over as QB and will operate behind a line anchored by seniors Kendall Moore (6-5, 265) and Devontae Lee (6-6, 230). LB Reggie Spearman, who has committed to Illinois, and DB Aaron Banks pace the defense.


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MLB STAT LEADERS Pitching PlayerTeamSeason t-1. J. CuetoCIN 16 t-1. R. DickeyNYM 16 t-1. G. GonzalezWAS 16 t-4. A. BurnettPIT 15 t-4. S. StrasburgWAS 15 t-6. M. BumgarnerSF 14 t-6. C. HamelsPHI 14 t-6. W. MileyARI 14 t-9. M. CainSF 13 t-9. 4 others tiedMIL 13 PlayerTeamSeason t-1. D. PriceTB 16 t-1. J. WeaverLAA 16 t-3. M. HarrisonTEX 15 t-3. C. SaleCWS 15 t-5. C. SabathiaNYY 13 t-5. M. ScherzerDET 13 t-5. J. VargasSEA 13 t-8. W. ChenBAL 12 t-8. Y. DarvishTEX 12 t-8. 5 others tiedSEA 12

MLB STAT LEADERS PlayerTeamSeason 1. M. TroutLAA 2. D. JeterNYY 3. M. CabreraDET 4. P. KonerkoCWS 5. J. MauerMIN 6. A. BeltreTEX 7. P. FielderDET 8. B. RevereMIN 9. R. CanoNYY 10. A. JacksonDET .305 PlayerTeamSeason 1. M. CabreraSF 2. A. McCutchenPIT 3. Y. MolinaSTL 4. B. PoseySF 5. D. WrightNYM 6. C. GonzalezCOL 7. D. FowlerCOL 8. M. HollidaySTL 9. R. BraunMIL 10. J. AltuveHOU

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.346 .346 .328 .326 .317 .313 .306 .304 .304 .299

Nascar standing top 20

Standings PositionDriverTotal PtsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10DNFWinnings 1Greg Bie849 --242210140$4,329,443 2Jimmie Johnson838 11241312174$5,841,527

3Dale Earnhardt Jr.834 15240110160$4,153,195 4Matt Kenseth823 2624119141$5,403,150 5Martin Truex Jr.797 5224105131$3,714,284 6Clint Bowyer794 5524015142$3,637,609 7Brad Keselowski790 5924039131$4,099,225 8Denny Hamlin774 75242310124$4,838,579 9Kevin Harvick767 822400391$3,999,329 10Tony Stewart746 10324039111$4,779,335 11Kasey Kahne730

11924227134$3,373,021 12Carl Edwards712 13724102111$3,765,053 13Kyle Busch707 14224116113$4,491,370 14Jeff Gordon691 15824115103$3,945,232 15Ryan Newman688 1612401383$3,721,240 16Marcos Ambrose679 1702421382$3,440,247 17Paul Menard674 1752400060$2,857,185 18Joey Logano638 2112411282$2,881,673 19Jamie McMurray598 2512400033$3,195,942

20Jeff Burton577 2722400242$3,665,035

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