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University of Illinois Extension serving Grundy, Kankakee and Will Counties

Main Office (Kankakee County)
1650 Commerce Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Phone: 815-933-8337
FAX: 815-933-8532
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Grundy County)
4004 N. Division
Morris, IL 60450
Phone: 815-942-2725
FAX: 815-942-9519
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Will County)
100 Manhattan Road
Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: 815-727-9296
FAX: 815-727-9364
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)


The Extension Office is busy as usual – programs, community involvement, 4-H activities are in full swing. Regardless of your relationship to us, you can be guaranteed that the staff at University of Illinois Extension is "investing in you." We hope that you find the information contained in our website helpful; if not, give us a call and we will personally assist you with your needs.

Money Smart Week 2015

April 18 – 25, 2015

Money Smart Week is a national public awareness campaign coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help individuals and families better manage their personal finances.

This year, University of Illinois Extension Consumer Economics Educator, Sasha Grabenstetter has scheduled eleven programs throughout the Grundy, Kankakee and Will County area. For more information on a specific program occurring during Money Smart Week, please contact Sasha Grabenstetter at 815.933.8337 or at .

April 20, 2015 - Financial Tips for Retirees (Homer Public Library) at 1:00 pm

April 20, 2015 - Investing 101 (Manteno Public Library) at 6:00 pm

April 21, 2015 - Financial Tips for Retirees in Today's Economy (Manhattan-Elwood Public Library) at 10:30 am

April 21, 2015 - Frauds & Scams (Plainfield Library) at 1:00 pm

April 21, 2015 - Get Savvy: Grow Your Green Stuff – Love Your [Student] Loan (Online Webinar at ) at 4:00 pm

April 21, 2015 - Home Energy Savings (Bradley Public Library) at 7:00 pm

April 22, 2015 - Debunking Credit Scores (Manteno Public Library) at 5:30 pm

April 22, 2015 - Watching Your Wallet (Manteno Public Library) at 7:00 pm

April 23, 2015 - Financial Tips for Retirees in Today's Economy (Bourbonnais Public Library) at 10:00 am

April 23, 2015 - Eating Healthy on a Budget (Homer Public Library) at 6:30 pm

April 25, 2015 - Estate Planning: Getting Ready (Plainfield Public Library) at 11:00 am

More event information is available and searchable by state, county, zip code, topic or keyword at 

Questions? Contact Sasha Grabenstetter, Extension Educator, Consumer and Family Economics at

Preserve the Taste of Summer - New online course

University of Illinois Extension is excited to announce our new food preservation series, "Preserve the Taste of Summer."

This 8-module online course covers everything from food safety and canning basics to pickles and jams.

The course is self-paced, so you can learn when it is convenient for you!

Participants who complete the online course will be eligible to participate in exclusive hands-on workshops.

Course fee: $50.

To register:

Questions? Contact Drusilla Banks, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness at

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