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FIT CITY CHALLENGE KICKS-OFF IN WEST CHICAGO
Mayor Ruben Pineda announces the launch of the SparkAmerica Spring Fit City Challenge in West Chicago. The challenge is a free and friendly competition to encourage individuals to be physically active. It runs ...

DUPAGE COUNTY COMES TOGETHER FOR 100+ LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
DuPage County will come together to celebrate and support 100+ local nonprofit organizations. This 5-day online community fundraiser is an opportunity to create awareness for these amazing charities and send a resounding message of hope to our local nonprofit community. Join...

CANTIGNY PARK IN VIVID COLOR!
2021—Cantigny Park is well known for its colorful gardens and grounds, especially this time of year. Now, even colorblind visitors can more fully enjoy the experience. Cantigny is participating in the EnChroma...

WINDOW TO WEST CHICAGO - SPRING 2021
From Victory Gardens to Crisis Gardens, it‘s Gardening Reimagined. In times of crisis, history has shown that communities often band together to reach more localized self-reliance. Victory gardens, a war-time campaign during World War II to...

CANTIGNY PARK DEBUTS LITTLE FREE LIBRARY
Cantigny Park will soon have a new attraction, and it’s not a garden, a tank or museum exhibit. On Friday, May 7, the park plans to unveil a Free Little Library book exchange near the Red Oaks Farm playground...

U.S. CHAMBER PARTNERS WITH WHITE HOUSE TO FURTHER SUPPORT AMERICA'S BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19
Last week, the U.S. Chamber announced a new partnership with the White House, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and community and industry organizations across the country to ...

IMPORTANT COVID UPDATE WITH THE WEST CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
The library is expanding its hours, making limited seating available, and making its in-person services available for walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis starting April 12, 2021.? As always, masks are ...

WESTERN DUPAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INVITES CHAMBER AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO VISIT SPAIN'S COSTA DEL SOL
The Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce has announced today that it will be visiting Spain’s stunning Costa del Sol on October 13, 2020, and is inviting chamber members, family and friends of chamber members to join them on this ...

GOVERNOR PRITZKER ANNOUNCES ROADMAP TO FULLY REOPEN STATE & INCREASED VACCINE DISTRIBUTION
Governor Pritzker announced this week that, starting April 12, 2021, all residents ages 16+ will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine at state run sites. Such sites will include local health department...

Coalition Letter on the Build by the Fourth of July Campaign - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
We write to you, urging Congress to enact a fiscally and environmentally responsible infrastructure package that stimulates the economy and improves the quality of life for every American. It seems each Congress and every new Administration includes infrastructure as a top priority...

CHICAGOLAND BLUE STAR MOTHERS IL6 PRESENTS COOKING WITH CHEF ADRIAN
Join Classically French Trained Chef Adrian for a spring themed menu and fun follow along cooking demonstration on Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 PM (CDT). The 2 hour class will be held...

SBA (SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION) EXTENDS PPP APPLICATIONS TO MAY 31, 2021
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness....

CIVIC AWARENESS SERIES EXAMINES GERRYMANDERING
The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters of Wheaton resume their Civic Awareness Series with a virtual program about the issues of local and state gerrymandering. Madeleine Doubek, executive director of CHANGE Illinois, will discuss how...

DR. SHOWNKEEN & ROBIN SCHMIDT OFFER OPTIONS IN NEW CLINICAL TRIAL STROKE TREATMENT WITH PUBLIC & CHAMBERS
Tuesday, March 16 both Dr. Narish Schownkeen and Robin Schmidt RN of Northwestern Medicine invited the public and their respected chambers of commerce to dive deeper into an open discussion about a clinical trial for stroke ...

BILL PELZ GLOBAL SPEAKER SERIES EXPLORES INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN THE BIDEN ERA - ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Elgin Community College will host the next Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series of 2021 on Wednesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. This webinar, titled “Seismic Shift or Status Quo? U.S. International Relations and Immigration in the Biden Era,” will take a critical look at the first movement on ...

STUDENT ARTISTS EARN STATE & CONFERENCE AWARDS AT WEST CHICAGO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
West Chicago Community High School students recently earned awards in the arts in both state and conference contests. On the state level, Bella Wiehle of Carol Stream was the overall winner in the 2021 Illinois Arts Education Week “Art Surrounds Us” poster contest. Wiehle is currently a student in David Exner’s Studio Art class. The contest was open to all Illinois students ...

GOVERNOR PRITZKER CHANGES REOPENING GUIDELINES
Governor Pritzker announced a metrics-based, vaccination-informed framework for Illinois to advance to Phase 5 of the state’s Restore Illinois Plan. He also announced that all Illinois residents age 16+ will be ...

ECC HOSTS APRIL APPRENTICE AND CAREER FAIRS
Elgin Community College's Office of Strategic Partnerships and Experiential Learning will host a virtual Apprentice Fair on Thursday, April 8, from 12 – 2 p.m., followed by a career fair on Friday, April 9. Both fairs are free and ...

INTRODUCING THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. ARMY
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park continues its acclaimed Date with History series with a virtual program about the National Museum of the United States Army. LTG Roger C. Schultz (U.S. Army-Ret.), president of The Army Historical Foundation, will discuss the new ...

WEST CHICAGO RENEWS COMMITMENT TO MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
A call for West Chicago residents and City staff to take steps to continue and increase the planting of milkweed and nectar plants to preserve and strengthen the monarch butterfly population is included in a Proclamation declaring ...

WE-GO DRAMA STREAMS IHSA COMPETITION SHOWS
Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School continues their 2020-21 special streaming “Intersections Performances” with Illinois High School Association (IHSA) competition plays. Streaming tickets are free, but must be preordered by March 19 for ...

DULCE REYES NAMED FEBRURARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH!
West Chicago Community High School has selected Dulce Reyes of West Chicago as Student of the Month for February 2021. Reyes was chosen for her numerous volunteer activities, leadership qualities, and outstanding performance in the ...

WEST CHICAGO WELCOMES NEW BUSINESS AT DUPAGE BUSINESS CENTER: ALTON INDUSTRAY LTD. GROUP
A grand opening of Alton Industry Ltd Group last month in West Chicago was cause for celebration. The new 192,880 square foot build-to-suit warehouse and office facility located in the DuPage Business Center will serve as Alton Industry Ltd Group new North American Headquarters and ...

ILLINOIS CHAMBER BREAKS DOWN WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK
All eyes are on the Senate this week as they return for another legislative session. Illinois Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch breaks down what to expect this week and how the Chamber is following Pritzker's proposed tax increases...

FNBC BANK & TRUST SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT GRADUATES FROM ILLINOIS BANKERS ASSOCIATION FUTURE LEADERS ALLIANCE
Stacey Gallagher, Senior Vice President – Retail Banking, graduated from the Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) offered through the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA). The graduation commencement was held virtually during the IBA’s annual ONE Conference on Friday, March 5th. The 14-month FLA program is ...

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