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Janice Miller, of Bradley, president of the Community Arts Council, at the Arts Center inside Northfield Square mall in Bourbonnais. Photo/Scott Anderson

There’s nothing like it around — and you’ll want to be a part of it.
Introducing Yes!, a new monthly women’s magazine for the Kankakee River Valley and beyond.
This isn’t your grandmother’s magazine. It's geared for women who are juggling more than any previous generation. It's interactive and multidimensional, to fit the way we read, use and create information right now.  

Yes! — published by Small Newspaper Group, a three-generation, family-owned media business based right here in our area — will offer you the best information on health, wellness and fitness. And we'll give you creative ways to stay healthy, eat well and care for your loved ones — including your pampered pets.
Yes! will update you on issues affecting family, money and career.
Yes! will help you embrace technology — and leave it behind, too, when you want.
Yes! will focus on local and natural — for a sustainable future for all of us.
PLUS! — We’ll introduce you to extraordinary women throughout our area who make a difference here and abroad.
We’ll engage you with the best of local arts, architecture, culture and crafts.
We'll give you tips on hiring a capable plumber, buying a used car, and training for a marathon.
Looking to update your wardrobe without starting over? We’ll give expert tips. Love to cook but don't have a lot of time? We'll showcase exciting, easy, healthy recipes that reflect the seasons and the beautiful bounty of foods grown right here in Illinois.


Yes! wants you!  Here’s how to participate:

Karla Sampson, of Kankakee, and Sharon Skelly, of Bourbonnais, at the Kankakee Valley Theatre Association 50th Anniversary Gala, Aug. 17 at Quality Inn & Suites in Bradley. Photo/Karl's Kreative Fotos

  • Parties — Having a fundraiser, gala or special event? Send us your social photos for publication. Email high-resolution photos and be sure to identify each person with their name and hometown. (See photo at the right.)
  • Weddings — Whether you were married locally or tied the knot at a destination wedding, send us photos of your big day for our featured weddings of the month.
  • Calendar — Get the word out about your fundraisers, club meetings, events and classes.
  • Recipe exchange — Send us your favorite seasonal recipes and they may appear in the Yes! newsletter.

Deadlines: Submissions must be received by the 1st of the month for the following month’s publication. For example, Nov. 1 for events in December.




Yes! is published 10 times a year. Click here to find the local retail shops and boutiques that carry Yes!, or email us at, include your name, address and telephone number, and we'll mail it directly to you each month.

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Rachael Reynolds-Soucie
Rachael Reynolds-Soucie
Co-founder and Editor

Interested in advertising to a targeted audience of middle to upper-income women aged 28-59? Find out how valuable is it to appear Yes! For inquires, call 815-937-3355 or email

Click here if you want to receive the Yes! newsletter, where you'll get a sneak peek at upcoming issues, tips and tidbits, new product alerts, recipes from readers and more.