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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...

Gov. Pritzker Kicks Off ‘All in Illinois’ to Reinforce State’s Stay at Home Message
Governor JB Pritzker launched a new statewide effort today called ‘All in Illinois’ to reinforce the state’s core message, backed by scientists and public health experts: stay at home and stay safe. As Illinoisans continue to practice social distancing to...

Window to West Chicago Newsletter - Spring
The health and safety of the West Chicago community and our employees is the top priority of the City of West Chicago. The COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation with new information becoming available...

West Chicago Mayor Issues a Declaration of Emergency
Mayor Ruben Pineda has issued a Declaration of Emergency beginning Monday, March 30, 2020. It is effective for seven days per State Statute and the...

City of Warrenville's Hometown Happenings Newsletter
It was the summer of 1949. Marge Brummel was again worried about her three boys. From 1916 onward, a polio epidemic had appeared each summer in at least one part of the country. It was one of the...

School District 200 - Extending Stay at Home Order
This afternoon, Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order through April 30. The Governor also shared that this could change and that he would communicate any changes at a daily news briefing. For now, this means the earliest we could shift from...

Gov. Pritzker Announces Income Tax Filing Extension, More Than $90 Million in Small Business Aid
Building on measures designed to address the unprecedented economic challenges facing Illinois families during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker announced a three-month extension of the income tax filing deadline and several new programs to provide more than $90 million in financial relief to small businesses across...

City of West Chicago Cancels Blooming Fest
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to cause cancellations of public gatherings across the country, the City of West Chicago has announced that in the interest of public health and safety it is ...

Update from School District 200 - Resources, Keeping a Routine at Home, and more!
We thank all of our families and staff for their efforts to continue learning through our E-Learning plans. We know that the transition from the traditional school day to e-learning comes with new challenges. Keeping a routine, while allowing for a balance in your child's day is important. The resources ...

STATE TREASURER TO MAKE LOW-INTEREST BRIDGE LOANS FOR BUSINESSES
Illinois small businesses can tap into $250 million in low-interest bridge loans as soon as this week to help push through the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. The state treasurer’s office will make $250 million available to Illinois banks and credit unions that wish to participate. The financial institutions will determine who is...

Gov. Pritzker Announces Series of New Measures to Help Illinoisans Affected by COVID-19
As Illinoisans face increasing challenges as a result of the coronavirus, Governor JB Pritzker announced a series of new measures to relieve pressure on small businesses, increase safe opportunities for...

Mayor David Brummel of Warrenville Declares Local State of Emergency
On March 16, 2020, Mayor Brummel declared a local state of emergency for the City of Warrenville. This Declaration will allow the City to take measures to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Primarily, the declaration enables the city to receive ...

Award-Winning Local House Painting Company Launches New Downers Grove Location
3rd Gen today announced the launch of its newest location, 3rd Gen Painters Downers Grove, serving homeowners and businesses in DuPage County. This new Downers Grove location is the award-winning painting company's second location ...

Important Information from the West Chicago Park District
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak widens across the state and region, the West Chicago Park District continues to be proactive in taking guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the DuPageCounty Health Department and...

VFW Voice of Democracy Contest “What Makes America Great”
The West Chicago VFW Post 6791 and the Ladies’ Auxiliary awarded almost $2,500 in prize money to students who entered the annual Voice of Democracy competition during the Feb. 18, 2020 Community High School District 94 Board of ...

Funny for Fringe Special Comedy Event March 24 - Community High School Dist. 94
Some of Chicago’s top professional stand-up comedians will perform at West Chicago Community High School to raise funds for the school’s drama student’s trip to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in ...

Paella (Spanish Rice) - Traditional Spanish Recipe
I´m going to show you how to make a Spanish paella for 4 people for under $10. Yup, you read that correctly, an authentic flavored Spanish paella for less than an Alexander Hamilton bill. This Paella is loaded with flavors, made with simple...

Torrijas (Spanish Cinnamon Toast) - Traditional Spanish Recipe
When Easter comes around, torrijas are found in just about every bakery in Spain. Torrijas are very similar to french toast, expect they are cooked in a different way. This simple torrijas recipe hails from the roman times, and later became...

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