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CANTIGNY 5K PROCEEDS DONATED TO MIDWEST SHELTER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, today awarded a check for $12,500 to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (MSHV) in Wheaton. The donation, presented on Veterans Day, represents net proceeds from the 16th annual Cantigny...

All District 33 schools receive commendable rating from State
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released the annual Illinois Report Card, which provides a detailed look at each school’s progress on academics, student success, school culture and climate, and financial investments. West Chicago Elementary...

Toys for Tots Campaign Begins on November 1, 2019 in West Chicago
The West Chicago Police Department is once again participating in the Toys for Tots Program. Sponsored by the DuPage County U.S. Marines, this program attempts to send a message of hope to children in the community who are less fortunate, a message that will help them become more responsible and ...

VETERANS DAY WEEKEND AT CANTIGNY PARK
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park will celebrate Veterans Day with multiple programs suitable for all ages. The official end of World War I occurred on November 11, 1918. America has observed November 11 ever since – first as Armistice Day, and since...

Park Renaming Dedication Honoring Lifelong Pioneer and Advocate of the Parks
On Saturday, November 2, the West Chicago Park District will be officially remaining its first park (Easton Park) in honor of its first supporter Don Earley. A brief ceremony will be held at 10:00am at the new ...

West Chicago Creates a Web Application to Assist with Zoning Look-up
The City of West Chicago has rolled out a new interactive web application to help residents and developers gain more insight on property located within the City. The tool is yet another way ...

Warrenville's Hometown Happenings Newsletter
A lot of decisions have to be made for the community every year. Some are reoccurring, logistical, fairly straightforward, and don't require exhaustive consideration or debate. Some examples, payment for bills have ...

Window to West Chicago - Fall 2019
Union Pacific's Big Boy, From the Mayor, Important Dates, Explore the Field of Law Enforcement, Art & Culture, and more!

Community invited to free Dangers of Vaping presentation featuring medical, health, police, and school experts on 10/2 in Carol Stream
All community members are invited to join Community Consolidated School District 93 (CCSD93), the Carol Stream Police Department, Northwestern Medicine, and the Carol Stream Park District for a free presentation for parents and community members on the Dangers of ...

PLACE YOUR VOTE TODAY FOR AMERICA IN BLOOM!
As you may know, West Chicago is gearing up for the America in Bloom (AiB) Symposium, which will be held in St. Charles on October 3 – 5, 2019. Our strong committee of community volunteers, organizations and businesses have worked hard this year, and I hope our ...

WEST CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT AWARDED LEVEL II ARBOTEMUM BY ARBNET ACCREDITATION PROGRAM
The West Chicago Park District has been awarded a Level II Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum, for achieving standards of professional practices deemed ...

A Walk in the Parade for the Second Move with the Mayor Walk
Mayor Ruben Pineda is joining nine other mayors in a nationwide initiative to reduce heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 killer, by encouraging residents to get up and get moving. Move with the MayorTM is a partnership between...

Looking for a reason to extend the summer season?
Back to school season is commonly associated with summer days being over, but many people are still left wanting a little more fun under the sun. The West Chicago Park District has two new reasons to extend the summer season. Rhythm and Brews is a brand-new event with ...

West Chicago Food Pantry to Open in Newly Renovated Location
Neighborhood Food Pantries (NFP), a regional nonprofit operating six food pantries in northwest DuPage County, will host a ribbon cutting event at its new West Chicago food pantry location at ...

PUBLIC INVITED TO 9/11 MEMORIAL DEDICATION
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park will host a “Heroes of 9/11” dedication ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, unveiling a permanent outdoor exhibit comprised of two structural steel beams from the former World Trade Center buildings in...

Warrenville Named #1 Safest Community in Illinois
While Chicago’s violent crime problem often gets national attention, the city’s suburbs are among the safest and best places to raise a family in the country. In fact, 14 smaller Illinois cities–the majority of which are found ...

Ride DuPage Offers Convenient and Affordable Transportation for Seniors and Disabled Residents
This past spring, the City of West Chicago began a 1-year pilot transportation program that provides 24/7 paratransit bus and taxi services for seniors and disabled residents known as Ride DuPage. Ride DuPage is a ...

Culver's of St. Charles to Host West Chicago PD to Support Special Olympics
Culver’s restaurants throughout Northern Illinois are partnering with Special Olympics Illinois this August with several in-store activities planned. Most notably the 5th annual ‘ButterBurgers & Badges’ fundraising event on...

Major Changes to Illinois Employment Laws
ATTENTION Illinois employers of ALL sizes… Are you ready? Effective January 1, 2020, major new changes will forever alter how Illinois employers manage harassment and discrimination issues as well...

“Home” is Chosen Theme for West Chicago’s 2020 Public Art Banner Exhibit
Home, there’s no place like it, and the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission (WCCAC) hopes the chosen theme evokes emotion and inspires creative expression for the concept, physical structure and/or larger community in...

AT&T Illinois - "This summer, we’re keeping communities connected."
Today, we are sharing some important news about updates to Illinois distracted driving law, AT&T’s plan to block fraud calls to our customers, our presence in the Chicago Pride parade, and the great progress our...

Warrenville's Hometown Happenings Newsletter

Convoy of Historic Military Vehicles Stopping at Cantigny
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park is planning a warm welcome for more than 50 historic military vehicles and their owners on Tuesday, August 20. Their visit is part of a two-day stop in DuPage County during...

Lewis Achenbach Brings Curated Collection of Art, Sonido Sólido, to West Chicago's City Hall
The artwork of West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission member and founder of the Jazz Occurrence Project, Lewis Achenbach, has transformed the interior walls of City Hall at 475 Main Street into a vibrant art gallery. Fifty pieces of original art, created at live music events throughout Chicago and the suburbs, have ...

West Chicago is "All In" for America in Bloom
America in Bloom’s (AiB) Executive Director Laura Kunkle enjoyed a visit in downtown West Chicago with Mayor Pineda and City staff on Tuesday, June 17, 2019. The visit occurred as a result of ...

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