Author: Dawn Dause

Local Fireworks Displays

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  • Plainfield has two fireworks displays this year; one is at dusk on July 3rd at Plainfield Central High School and one is on July 1st at dusk at Bruce Ponti Park. Tune into Star 96.7 to listen to music as you watch the display.
  • Aurora: July 4th at dusk at RiverEdge Park located at 360 N. Broadway Street.
  • Yorkville: Fourth of July Celebration on July 4th beginning at 9 am. A parade starting at Yorkville High School will kick the festivities off followed by activities until noon at Yorkville Town Square (301 N. Bridge Street) and finally a fireworks display at dusk also at the Yorkville Town Square.
  • Oswego: Independence Day Fireworks will take place on July 4th at 9:30 pm at Prairie Point Park located at 4120 Plainfield Road. A rain date has been set for July 5th.
  • Romeoville: Independence Day Celebration featuring live music, food and fireworks starts at 6 pm at Deer Crossing Park (1050 W Romeo Road) with fireworks at Village Park (900 W Romeo Road) starting at 9:30 pm.
  • Joliet: Free Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park (201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street) from 5-10 pm on July 1st with fireworks beginning at dusk. Admission is free with food and drinks available for purchase. This event features live music, brews, and games.
  • Channahon: Independence Day Celebration at Community Park (23304 W. McClintock Road) from 5:30 to 10:30 pm on July 4th with fireworks at 9:15 pm. This fun family event features a “Freedom Parade” with kids, pets and bikes, sand art, foam pit, inflatables, face painting, dodge ball, drinks, live music, and an after fireworks party until 10:30 pm.
  • Naperville: Ribfest fireworks are July 3rd at 9:30 pm at Knoch Park located at 724 S. West Street.
  • Morris: Grundy County Fair fireworks at dusk on July 3rd at the Grundy County Fairgrounds located at 8890 Route 47. Admission to the fair is free but there is a fee for some activities which include eating contests, stock racing, rides, games, livestock demonstrations/judging, Magic Matt’s Family Fun Show and more.
  • Bolingbrook: 4th of July Extravaganza-The All-American Celebration will take place at the Bolingbrook Golf Club (2001 Rodeo Drive) on July 4th at 2 pm with a fireworks display at dusk. Live music including performances by the Gina Glocksen Band and the Blackhawks tenor Jim Cornelison singing the National Anthem and a BBQ buffet (call 630-771-9400 ext. 4008 for reservations).
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Plainfield Summer Events

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Summer is officially here and there are a lot of fun Plainfield summer events happening!

  • Tomorrow, Friday June 23rd, beginning at 8:30 pm in Settler’s Park, the movie Trolls will be shown. The movie is rated PG with a run time of 92 minutes. Settler’s Park is located at 24401 W Lockport Street in Plainfield. For more information, call (815) 609-6124.
  • Sunday, June 25th from 12-4 pm the Plainfield farmer’s market will take place in the parking lot near the Plainfield Public Library. The market features fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, baked goods and handcrafted items. For more information, contact Susan Bostanche at (630) 608-7344.
  • Cruise nights will happen on Tuesday, June 27th from 5-9 pm. Head to downtown Plainfield to enjoy classic cars on display.

 

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Check Out The Shorewood Kite Fest!

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The Shorewood Kite fest is happening this Sunday, June 25th from 11 am until 3 pm at Cene’s Four Seasons Park! This fun family event is FREE to the public and will include demonstrations from professional kite flyers. Bring the whole  family and your own kites to join in on the fun!

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Boost Your Credit Score With These 5 Actions

Boosting your credit score can be done quickly with these 5 actions.

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  1. Check over your credit report and dispute any errors that you see. Once any errors are corrected, your score should quickly improve.
  2. Request a limit increase on a credit card; this will raise the amount of credit available to you and have a positive impact on your score.
  3. If a credit issuer will not give you an increase in your credit limit, consider opening a new credit card account and not using the card.
  4. If any debt accounts are in collections, work on negotiating those balances and getting them paid off.
  5. Be added on to someone else’s credit card account as an authorized user.

 

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Whitney Miller Golf Classic

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The Dawn Dause Group sponsored a hole at the Whitney Miller Golf Classic at Broken Arrow Golf Club benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy counties and Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Photo of the Dawn Dause Group tent at the Whitney Miller Golf Classic.                                                              Photo of a large Dawn Dause Group business card from the Whitney Miller Golf Classic.

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Plainfield Summer Events

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  • Saturday, May 27th: Ottawa Street pool opens! 23820 W. Ottawa Street. Hours are 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Monday, May 29th: Village Green Park splash pad opens. 24121 West Chicago Street. Hours are 11 am until 6 pm.
  • Summer Kick Off Bash: June 4th from 1-4 pm at Eaton Preserve located at 23601 W 135th Street in Plainfield. This fun event for all ages includes games, concessions, inflatables, and sand volleyball. This event is through the Plainfield Park District and does require registration so check their website for more details.
  • June 6th: Games on the go at Auburn Lakes, located at 11701 Millennium Parkway in Plainfield. Organized games will take place from 8:30 am until 10 am. Check the park district website for more games on the go events at local parks.
  • June 9th: Free movies in the park event at Settler’s Park, 15251 S. Van Dyke Road. Snacks will be available for purchase; the movie for this date is Sing. The rain date for this event is July 28th. Check the park district website for more Movies in the Park events.
  • June 17th: Birdhouse Building with Dad will take place at Mather Woods located at 25032 W. Renwick Road. Materials to build and decorate birdhouses will be available with the option to hike the trails afterwards. Drinks and snacks will be provided at the end of the hike. Check the Plainfield park district website for more information.
  • June 21st: The Cruisin Lake Geneva event leaves from the Louis Joliet Mall section 10 at 8:30 am and returns at 5:30 pm. Participants will be driven around Lake Geneva, have lunch at the historic Baker Mansion and have the opportunity to shop in downtown Lake Geneva. This is for ages 18 and up; check the Plainfield park district website for more information on the cost and how to register.
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Local Farmer’s Markets

Local farmer’s markets are of the the best things to look forward to about spring and summer. Here are the local farmer’s markets happening near you.

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