1/8/2019 - Donate to YSB through Amazon


Easy way to Donate to YSB!

Simply go to https://smile.amazon.com/. Amazon will ask you what charity you want to support and you can choose Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley. The next time you want to order something from Amazon instead of going to amazon.com go to smile.amazon.com and whenever you purchase something from the smile website, YSB will receive .5% of the sales.

There is no extra cost to you. The items cost the same, the shipping is the same, you can still get prime and free shipping, etc. It works. 

Spread the word!

Such an easy way to help our programs, and our kids… Please pass on to your friends, family, foster parents, everyone!


3/17/2020 - Get to know our YSB Board Members - Marty Ricconi


Marty Ricconi
Board President
Board Member since January 2015

Current Board president, Marty Ricconi, began his tenure with YSB in January of 2015 after spending his career as a Special Education teacher in the public school system. He also held the title of administrator for 33 years until he retired in 2008. During this time, he served 16 years as Executive Director of the LaSalle/Putnam County Educational Alliance for Special Education which worked with all schools in LaSalle County and many in Putnam County.

He and his wife, Mary, have lived in Streator for the past 32 years. Their family includes two sons and four grandchildren, all of whom reside in central Illinois.

In his time with the YSB Board, he has come to respect and appreciate every member of the board and all staff. In observance of their hard work, he states that “it is a great pleasure and honor to work with the dedicated staff and committed volunteer members of the YSB organizational Board. It allows me, in a small way, to assist in providing needed and worthwhile services to children in need throughout most of the northcentral and northwestern sections of Illinois.”

Additionally, Marty has found great joy in learning of the successes of the dedicated Foster Parents of YSB, and seeing the accomplishments and successes children have made through the generous donations of time and money from our giving community members. 

He would like to see YSB become a more visible and integral part of all of the communities we serve throughout the regions of Illinois which we serve, as it has been in Ottawa and the LaSalle and Bureau County areas for many, many years.

Finally, Marty would like to send out big THANK YOU to all Staff, community members and all who, through their direct work with children and/or their financial donations, have greatly helped to serve the children of YSB for more than 40 years of our existence.

3/13/2020 - CANCELLED: Chipotle Fundraiser in Rockford

UPDATE: This fundraiser has been cancelled. Please watch for future fundraisers to benefit YSB. Thank you for your support!  

Chipotle Fundraiser in Rockford

April 6, 2020

Everyone’s gotta Eat…

Why not eat at Chipotle on April 6th between 4pm and 8pm
Rockford, IL at 751 S. Perryville Road

In support of Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in April, YSB has partnered with Chipotle to support our Blue Ribbon Campaign. All you need to do is show the attached flyer, flash the flyer on your phone, or tell the cashier you are there to support the Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley's fundraiser. PLEASE help spread the word to family, friends, churches, neighbors, acquaintances, and people walking down the street…ANYONE!  

3/18/2020 - McHenry County Human Race 5K

The physical race part of the McHenry County Human 5K race event has been cancelled, but if you are interested in donating to YSB at this time, the link will take you to a donation page, which is still accepting donations. Thank you!