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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 ...

Local D-Day Hero to be Honored at Railroad Days Parade
Richard "Dick" Truitt of West Chicago, chosen as Grand Marshal for the annual Railroad Days Parade, will be celebrated for his service to the community, the country, and the world on Saturday, June 8, 2019...

"D-Day 75" Tribute at Cantigny June 6
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park will commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Thursday, June 6. D-Day, June 6, 1944, marked the beginning of the largest...

Summer Symphony Concerts at the Park!
Two evening symphony concerts, performed under the stars, are scheduled for Cantigny Park this summer. And this year, for the first time, admission to them is free with...

Students Explore the Delicate Balance Between Humans and Nature Through Film
As Illinois Pollinator Week approaches in June, West Chicago is doing its part to bring attention to one pollinator in particular, the Monarch butterfly. Through the efforts of the DuPage Monarch Project, the America in Bloom Committee, People Made Visible, the West Chicago Cultural Arts and Environmental Commissions, the West Chicago Garden Club, and ...

The Butterfly Effect to Land in West Chicago
The Butterfly Effect, a public art project of the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission, West Chicago Garden Club, People Made Visible and the America in Bloom Committee, will add 36 artist-designed butterflies to ...

Window to West Chicago - 2019 Spring
Spring 2019 - From the Mayor, Take Note, Important Upcoming Dates, Theater Life, and more!...

Mayor Brummel's Fitness Challenge
The Mayor’s Fitness Challenge returns for its eight year on Monday, May 6, 2019! The program is designed to inspire your competitive nature and motivate you to engage in physical activity. The goal is ...

Annual Shredding Day with Electronic Recycling - Warrenville
The event is *free and open to all residents of the community who are encouraged to drop off their paper documents to be shredded. Documents will be limited to ...

Warrenville's Bike Rodeo!
This free local event is for kids of all ages. Bring your bikes and helmets and test your riding skills on our bike course and receive a certificate. Also a chance to win bikes, helmets...

Dr. William Dwyer Hired as WCCHS Principal
Dr. William (Will) Dwyer was selected as the new principal of West Chicago Community High School effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Dwyer replaces the current principal, Dr. Moses Cheng, who will become the ...

Making a Difference at We Grow Dreams!
On Tuesday April 9th, 13 employees from various Kohl's stores volunteered their time and energy to We Grow Dreams Greenhouse, in West Chicago, Illinois. The volunteers took part in their ...

District 94 Board of Education Recognizes Volunteers
On April 16, at an evening reception during National Volunteer month, 190 parents, community members and staff of Community High School District 94 were recognized by the Board of Education for their volunteer efforts during ...

District 33’s Lewe-Brady Recognized for Leadership Roles in DuPage
On Wednesday, April 10, Marjory Lewe-Brady, Director of Partnerships in West Chicago Elementary School District 33 was among those recognized during the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), DuPage County Region, Recognition and...

Authentic Italian Recipe: Tomato Risotto - Found in Italy!
Authentic Italian Recipe Tomato Risotto Ingredients: Bring 6 cups water to a boil over medium heat remove from heat, cover and keep warm. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium ...

Authentic Italian Recipe: Fettuccine Alfredo - Found in Italy!
Authentic Italian Recipe Fettuccine Alfredo Ingredients: Real alfredo should never (never!) include cream the silky sauce is the result of an emulsion between the grated cheese, melted butter, and starchy pasta water. This is part ...

Authentic Italian Recipe: Pasta e Fagioli with Escarole - Found in Italy!
Authentic Italian Recipe Pasta e Fagioli with Escarole Ingredients: Bring beans, Parmesan rind, carrots, celery, head of garlic, parsley, rosemary, bay leaves, chiles, and 2 quarts water to a boil in a medium pot. Reduce heat, cover, and l ...

KREWASKY SALTER NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FIRST DIVISION MUSEUM AT CANTIGNY PARK
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation and Cantigny Park announce the appointment of Krewasky A. Salter, Ph.D., as executive director of the First Division Museum...

Authentic Italian Recipe: Classic Marinara Sauce - Found in Italy!
Authentic Italian Recipe Classic Marinara Sauce Ingredients: Heat oil in a medium heavy pot over medium. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until very soft, 8–10 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until ...

Authentic Italian Recipe: Ligurian Pesto with Spaghetti - Found in Italy!
Authentic Italian Recipe Ligurian Pesto with Spaghetti Ingredients: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Set a colander in a large bowl of ice water (this will make it easier to strain the basil later). Working in batches, blanch basil for 10 seconds. Using a large slotted ...

Authentic Italian Recipe: Fresh Pasta Dough - Found in Italy!
Authentic Italian Recipe Fresh Pasta Dough Ingredients: Mix eggs, flour, oil, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer with your hands until a shaggy dough forms. Knead with dough hook until dough is smooth and elastic...

Authentic Italian Recipe: Italian Wedding Soup with Puntarelle - Found in Italy!
Authentic Italian Recipe Italian Wedding Soup with Puntarelle Ingredients: Tear dark leafy parts of puntarelle into 2” pieces set aside. You’ll be left with long white stalks and the core of the puntarelle, which is layered similar to a fennel bulb. Thinly ...

Authentic Italian Recipe: Ultimate Caprese Salad - Found in Italy!
Authentic Italian Recipe Ultimate Caprese Salad Ingredients: This is a dish to make when the tomatoes are peaking—at the farmers’ market, you should be able to smell them before you see them. The moment only comes around once a year, so make ...

Authentic Italian Recipe: Chicken Parmesan - Found in Italy!
Authentic Italian Recipe Chicken Parmesan Ingredients: Place chicken breasts between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of ...

Authentic Italian Recipe: Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe - Found in Italy!
Authentic Italian Recipe Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe Ingredients: 1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about ...

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