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Business Interruption Grants Program (BIG) OPEN 9/17/2020
The Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program is a $636 million program developed by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19.BIG leverages federal funding provided by the CARES Act to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses....

A Coalition of Mayors and Municipal Leaders Works Together to Tackle COVID-19
A coalition of Mayors and municipal leaders in the western suburbs is working together to tackle the rising number of COVID-19 cases in their communities. An initial brainstorming session hosted last month by Addison Mayor Richard Veenstra and ...

West Chicago Mayor Shares Enthusiasm for Move with the Mayor Campaign – Recruits Additional DuPage Mayors for Friendly Competition
Earlier this year, West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda presented a compelling invitation to other DuPage County Mayors at the June Mayors and Mangers conference call to join him in a national movement campaign to increase community health through an increase in physical activity. For the fourth year, West Chicago will be participating in the ...

School Board Vacancy Application Deadline Extended
Community High School District 94 is seeking applications from community members interested in serving on its Board of Education due to a vacancy created by the resignation of Ms. Lauren Scanlan. The application deadline has been extended until ...

West Chicago Historical Society
To Present and Past Supporters of the West Chicago Historical Society: Saturday, September 12, 2020, the first Saturday after Labor Day, is the date the West Chicago Historical Society would typically hold it's major annual fund raiser, the...

City of Warrenville - Hometown Happenings Newsletter
Mayor's Column - I decided to put a privacy fence along our eastern lot line. So off I went to Community Development at City Hall to apply for the permit. Now, of course, this can be accomplished online, but being stubbornly old school in some things, I wanted some human contact...

Plan 2 Protect Dist. 200 - Reopening Plans
Tomorrow is the first day of school for students in grades 1-12 and our Transition Program. Whether you are returning to school remotely or in-person, we look forward to welcoming all of our students back either in-person or...

DuPage County Announces NEW Hours for Testing
DuPage County is now offering community-based COVID-19 testing at the DuPage County Complex. Testing is free but limited tests are available per day. This is a drive-thru testing site where...

Local West Chicago WWII Hero Charles A. Scheckel Jr. Passing
Charles A. Scheckel Jr., age 95, a longtime resident of West Chicago, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 5, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Charles Sr. and Katherine Scheckel. Chuck was a US Navy Veteran and proud to have served on...

City of West Chicago Cancels Special Events on City-owned Property Through 2020
The City of West Chicago has announced, by Proclamation issued on August 12, 2020, the cancellation of all festivals and events on City-owned property through December 31, 2020. The decision to ...

Covid-19 Testing Location in West Chicago
Community mobile testing clinics are also available in...

U.S. Department of Labor (EFMLA) Guidelines
With the school year upon us we have fielded many questions from employers about whether or not a business has to provide Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) or Expanded Family Medical Leave (EFMLA) to an employee if the employee's child is ...

West Chicago Residents to Join Mayor Pineda in Combating Heart Disease & Stroke
Mayor Ruben Pineda is joining eighteen 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 get moving. Mayor Pineda will kick off West Chicago’s third annual Move with the ...

Customized App to Factor Heavily into 2020 Virtual Movement Campaign in West Chicago!
Continuing its tradition of promoting an active lifestyle through an organized campaign of movement activities, Healthy West Chicago partners once again with the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention for the 2020 Move with the Mayor Challenge ...

Message from Mayor Ruben Pineda of the City of West Chicago
I would like to take this opportunity to convey my heartfelt sorrow for those in our community who have been touched by the devastating effects of the COVID-19 virus. It has been painful to see the confirmed case numbers rise on ...

(DCEO) is launching the first round of Business Interruption Grants (BIG)!
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is launching the first round of Business Interruption Grants (BIG) by providing $60 million to businesses experiencing losses or business interruption as a result of COVID-19 related ...

Sonya Stowers, President of Chicagoland Blue Star Mothers, Receives The Exchange Club of Naperville’s Prestigious Ervin Kendzora Book of Golden Deeds Award
Sonya Stowers was presented with The Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ervin Kendzora Book of Golden Deeds Award over a Zoom Meeting on May 1, 2020. A plaque presentation will occur at a ...

Open DuPage: DuPage County Covid-19 Re-Opening Guide
The following is intended to serve as a planning guide for reopening “non-essential” facilities in DuPage County. In no way does this document give the authority for businesses to open and all State of Illinois Executive...

West Chicago Community Center Shows Support for Front Line Workers!
The West Chicago Community Center is honored to be able to provide some support to the local heroes that are doing so much to care for those most vulnerable to the COVID-19 Pandemic. By providing washable, reusable masks, produced using the guide from Providence Medical Center we can help the ...

New Funding Opportunity for Small Business
The Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has made some funds available for WorkNet DuPage and our counterpart offices throughout Illinois to prevent essential, small businesses from laying off or furloughing employees. We are looking for businesses for whom these potential grant dollars would ...

Message from the Chamber's CEO David Sabathne' regarding PPP, Worker Compensation, & EIDL Programs
Please take a moment and listen to updates on PPP (Payroll Protection Program), Workers Compensation, the increase for EIDL Grants to name a few and how this will impact businesses from our CEO David Sabathne'. This will also include what's on the horizon and in the foreseeable future for businesses.

Our Food Pantries Are Open! - Neighborhood Food Pantries
We have taken steps at each of our pantry locations to adhere to social distancing directives as well as sanitization. We are limiting the number of individuals that can be in the building at any given time, and are providing pre-boxed/bagged staple items which we will...

Marketing Your Businesse in Times of Crisis! - Daily Herald
It has never been more important -- or more difficult -- to market your business during these challenging times. o that end, the Daily Herald has partnered with Borrell Associates, a national research and consulting firm, to offer local businesses a free webinar on crisis marketing...

Message from Mayor Pineda, City of West Chicago: April 2, 2020
As I prepare this update on the current state of COVID-19 in our community, it is with the hope that you and your families are safe and healthy and following all guidelines put out by our local, state and national health professionals so you will stay that ...

Federal Stimulus Package Unemployment Benefits
The federal government recently enacted legislation to address the dramatic economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, including an unemployment benefits expansion. While this will financially help unemployed Illinoisans in the months to come, not...

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