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WEST CHICAGO STUDENT ARTWORK EXHIBITED AT DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S OPENER
A richly rewarding collaboration, which sprang from a breakfast meeting held earlier this year in West Chicago between Mayor Ruben Pineda, other City leaders, and DuPage Symphony Orchestra Board members Shelley Campbell and Kristin Chmiel, resulted in a showcase ...

“COMMUNITY CONNECTION CASE” HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL STORIES
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park is celebrating Family History Month—and every month—by inviting local veterans and their families to share their stories of military service. The museum’s Community Connection Case, or CCC, is a place for ...

FREE FLU VACCINE VOUCHERS
For low income, uninsured, DuPage County residents ages 3 and older. The best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones from the flu is to get a vaccine. The flu is a contagious, respiratory disease that can....

REGISTER NOW FOR CANTIGNY 5K
Cantigny Park invites runners and walkers of all ages to enter the 17th Annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 6. The race begins at 9 am with net proceeds benefitting the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, a Wheaton nonprofit providing veterans and their families with...

CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION TO HOST A CANDY WRAPPER POLL TO LEARN WHAT KIND OF ART KIDS WANT TO SEE IN WEST CHICAGO
West Chicago’s Cultural Arts Commission will be on-hand for the annual Trunk-or-Treat at the West Chicago Public Library, located at 118 W. Washington Street, on Saturday, October 30 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. to see what kids have to say about art in their community. Commission members ...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATES GAIN A $600,000 ADVANTAGE ACCORDING TO ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY
Graduates of Elgin Community College earn nearly $600,000 more over their career than those who did not complete an associate degree or long-term certificate, according to a new study from the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). The return on ...

CITY TO LAUNCH VETERANS TRIBUTE BANNER DISPLAY: CALL FOR PHOTOS
As Veterans’ Day approaches, thoughts turn to the men and women of the community who have served so valiantly in various branches of our armed forces. One West Chicago resident, Judy Knaak, took the time to contact her elected representative, ...

ANNUAL WESTERN DUPAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY PROFILE COMING!
Our NEW publication will be in a larger print format and interactive eBook, supported with active links to websites and fresh content with SEO backlinks...

WINDOW TO WEST CHICAGO - FALL 2021
As the largest employer of people with disabilities in the area, We Grow Dreams Greenhouse and Garden Center at 1055 West Washington Street, provides both employment and job training in a not-forprofit environment. Its mission has remained the same for...

CITY OF WARRENVILLE - HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS NEWSLETTER
Well, the bland, pale, green building is finally gone. Thank goodness it was only the sheathing that we were having to endure for so many months, and not the finished product. As I write this, people are moving in, the building’s exterior details are...

"CARECROWS" ADD A CHARITABLE TOUCH TO PARK'S FALL DECOR
Cantigny Park visitors have something new and thought-provoking to check out during their next visit. Four DuPage nonprofit agencies, selected by Cantigny Horticulture, have created a themed "CAREcrow" display...

NEW WEST CHICAGO GROUP ENCOURAGES TAKING TIME FOR CREATIVITY
The hectic pace of work, school, and family life can sometimes leave little time for the creative life. Recently, a small group of West Chicagoans frustrated that their busy schedules never seemed to let them set aside time to be creative, came up with the idea...

CIVIC AWARENESS SERIES WELCOMES AUTHOR ALEX KOTLOWITZ
The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters of Wheaton continue their acclaimed Civic Awareness Series with an online presentation featuring Alex Kotlowitz author of “An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago...

ARTIST LINDA SCHMITT WINS PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD FOR 2021 ART BANNER EXHIBIT TAKE FLIGHT
The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to announce the People's Choice Award winner for the 2021 Art Banner Exhibit titled Take Flight, as Chicagoland artist Linda Schmitt. Schmitt received the greatest number of online votes in the People's Choice poll, which ...

"HEADLINES FROM HISTORY" EXAMINES GREAT CHICAGO FIRE - CANTINGY
The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park announced a new online lecture series, “Headlines from History,” beginning next month with a look at the Great Chicago Fire on its 150th anniversary. The lectures, presented via Zoom, will ...

LEARN HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE AT OCT. 9 EVENT AT ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Learn about financial aid and how to pay for college at ECC at Financial Aid 101, a free, virtual event hosted by Elgin Community College on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event will take ...

IMAGE AWARDS & ENGRAVING, INC. FLIPS THE SWITCH ON BREAST CANCER
Beginning October 1st and throughout the month of October, 2021, Image Awards & Engraving, Inc. / Studio Patty D will be running a fund raising campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness month....

RUMORS RE-SURFACE ABOUT HEXED WOODS IN WEST CHICAGO
Legend has it a hex was cast on the woods of West Chicago decades ago leaving behind a great paranormal intrigue for the area. No one has set foot in the woods since 2009 when access to the forest became restricted following the the disappearance of...

SOMOS LA FUERZA Y ESPERANZA: TOGETHER WE RISE - ECC CELEBRATES LATINX HERITAGE MONTH
Elgin Community College’s Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) will include in-person, outdoor celebrations this year, with events built around the 2021 theme “Somos La Fuerza y Esperanza: Together We Rise.” The month’s events begin with the first-ever outdoor Latinx Heritage Month Kick-Off Celebration on Friday...

FAQ ON FACE COVERING & VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS
On September 3, 2021, the Governor signed Executive Order 21-22 which requires all individuals over the age of 2 and who can medically tolerate a face covering to wear a face covering when in indoor public places. The Executive Order also requires health care workers, school personnel, ...

GENTLE YOGA ON THE LAWN RETURNS IN SEPTEMBER - CITY OF WEST CHICAGO
Yoga on the Lawn is back for the month of September. Join Healthy West Chicago every Tuesday evening in September at 6:00 p.m. on the lawn of the West Chicago Public Library District. This class is FREE, and appropriate for all levels of experience. Children...

BACK 2 BUSINESS SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT
As part of Governor JB Pritzker’s overall economic recovery strategy, the $250 million Back to Business (B2B) grant program aims to deploy small businesses recovery grants for those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The B2B grant program builds on the success of last year's Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program – an equity focused business relief program, which directed...

SUPPORT DUPAGE FOREST PRESERVES AT VIRTUAL ‘NIGHT FOR NATURE’ FUNDRAISER SEPT. 13 – 16
Help the DuPage Forest Preserve District provide healthy habitats for native plants and animals and inspiring places for visitors by donating to a virtual “Night for Nature” Sept. 13 – 16. The fundraiser is hosted by the nonprofit...

IDES REMINDING CLAIMANTS FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT PROGRAMS ENDING SEPT. 4, 2021
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is reminding claimants that federal unemployment programs are coming to an end on September 4, 2021. These programs include, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)...

"BACK 2 BUSINESS" SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT & OVERVIEW
As part of Governor JB Pritzker’s overall economic recovery strategy, the $250 million Back to Business (B2B) grant program aims to deploy small businesses recovery grants for those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The B2B grant program builds on the success of last year's...

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