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Monday, September 1, 2014

A Certified Interpreter and Translator Experience in Illinois



Labor Day on the first day of September 1, 2014 reminds me how I have worked in Du Page County and in the Village of Lombard before September 2, 1993, when I was employed by Carmen Alonso Kenny and Associates as a Certified Legal Interpreter and Translator for Du Page County Arbitration Center for Workers’ Compensation, Traffic Court at 421 North County Farm Road and the 18th Judicial Circuit Court at 505 North County Farm Road in the City of Wheaton.  I also worked at the old courthouse in Geneva, and the new courthouse in St. Charles for the Kane County Judicial Center, including Batavia.  Plus, I was assigned interpreting and translation in Elgin and Joliet in Will County; as well as court-appointed legal interpreting in Waukegan, Lake County, and in Woodstock, McHenry County, and beyond to LaSalle County, and Grundy County, DeKalb, in Illinois.  For more than twenty (20) years, I have been a commissioned Illinois Notary Public for Cook County first, then for Du Page County by the Illinois Secretary of State and the County Clerk’s Office.


While reading the Chicago Tribune, I found out that Interlate Systems Inc. and Pan Blanco in Elgin, Aurora, and Batavia, owned by Brad White, a former College of Du Page employee who was hiring  a Certified Interpreter and Translator in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.  I was interviewed and hired as a Certified Legal Interpreter and Translator by Jacquie Guiter and Rene Hofsteder at the Interlate Systems Inc. office which was located in Elgin Downtown, along Route 30, not far from the Elgin Police Station.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

▶ Day 4 Live | Glasgow 2014 | XX Commonwealth Games - YouTube

▶ Day 4 Live | Glasgow 2014 | XX Commonwealth Games - YouTube

A Community Volunteer Service at the Deicke Home - GHWittler - Open Salon

A Community Volunteer Service at the Deicke Home - GHWittler - Open Salon

YORK TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY SERVICE ASSISTANCE AT THE DEICKE HOME FOR THE RETARDED IN CARE OF BRUCE THOMPSON AND DARLENE COX FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICE BY GARDENIA C. HUNG-WITTLER IN THE VILLAGE OF LOMBARD, 1005 WEST DIVISION STREET, LOMBARD, ILLINOIS 60148

     My name is Gardenia C. Hung-Wittler, Lombard resident homeowner, taxpayer, and U.S. citizen in Du Page County, Illinois, in the United States of America. I have been involved in community service for the York Township Senior Community Center, at 1502 S. Meyers Road in Lombard in care of Diane Arturi, Michael, and Daniel Dragojevich for Senior Transportation Services during 2009 and 2010. The first week of July 2010, Diane Arturi advised that I was being re-assigned to another community service facility on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010. On Thursday, July 2nd, Pam Sarno at the Reception Desk provided a handwritten note with Bruce Thompson’s name and telephone number to report at the Deicke Home for the Retarded, http://www.deickehome.org/,  on Tuesday, July 6th, at 9:00 a.m. at 1005 West Division Street, Lombard, Illinois  60148.  During the summer, the Deicke Home residents planned many outdoor activities and excursions to the Lake View Nature Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

      When I arrived, I met Bruce Thompson and Sherry who was waiting by the lobby door. Bruce Thompson invited to sit in his office and complete the Deicke Home for the Retarded Volunteer Form. During the Volunteer Service Interview, I mentioned to Bruce Thompson that I had been a volunteer at the Deicke Home for the Retarded before on behalf of the Wheaton Friends of the Court Program for John Gar and Peter, court wards, sponsored by Judge Robert E. Byrne and Judge Mehling formerly at the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court, 505 North County Farm Road, at the Du Page County Government Center—during our conversation, I mentioned that I remembered when Peter Fantuzzi was there as the former director of the Deicke Home of the Retarded in Lombard. I told Bruce Thompson that I have been a certified Illinois teacher and faculty at the College of Du Page in Glen Ellyn and Lombard, Illinois. Bruce Thompson provided a copy of the July 2010 Calendar for Activities at the Deicke Home for the Retarded, so that I could select which two (2) days of the week I would visit the Deicke Home for community assistance. I chose to provide community volunteer assistance on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the Deicke Home of the Retarded residents in Lombard, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thereafter, I have arrived at 8:00 a.m. and sometimes have stayed for activities in the afternoon until 4:30 p.m. or after 3:00 p.m. For the record, I have provided volunteer community assistance at the Deicke Home for the Retarded with laundry folding and bed-dressing for Denise, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club shopping, outdoor recreational activities, lunch assistance for preparation and serving set-up, pantry cleaning, Sam’s Club Grocery Shopping Day Loading and Unloading, Lake View Nature Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Spirit of Chicago Luncheon Yacht Cruise, Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn, Helen M. Plum Library Scarecrow Crafts Day, Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago, Sewing and Designing Crafts for Marilyn, etc.