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PUBLIC FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON IMPROVEMENT PLANS FOR WILLOWBROOK WILDLIFE CENTER
The DuPage Forest Preserve District is asking for public feedback on proposed improvements to Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn. Improvements are needed so Willowbrook can remain a state-of-the-art wildlife rehabilitation facility and a national leader ...

FIREWORKS ARE THE GRAND FINALE TO A DAYLONG COMMUNITY CELEBRATION SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021
The City of West Chicago is pleased to announce the return of its spectacular fireworks display on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. The fireworks show, which may be viewed at The Shell, is the ...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING VACCINE ACCESS FOR COMMUNITY WITH A VACCINATION CLINIC
ECC has joined in the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 as a participating college in the White House and U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 College Vaccination Challenge. As part of this pledge, ECC is helping to increase ease and access to ...

SUMMER SYMPHONY CONCERTS AT THE PARK!
Two extraordinary evening symphony concerts, performed under the stars, are coming up soon at Cantigny Park. Admission to both concerts is free with paid parking. No tickets are needed for these “Ravinia style” concerts, performed outside the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park. Seating is on...

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 once in a lifetime ...

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS - CITY OF WARRENVILLE
I promise not to keep you long this month, but I did want to share some reasons to be grateful that I have recently experienced. First, Mary and I were able to actually visit our daughter and son-in-law in Miami recently, whom we had not been able to hug for more than a ...

WINDOW TO WEST CHICAGO - SUMMER 2021
The 13th Annual Art Banner Exhibit titled Take Flight, coordinated by the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission, is now on display. The Commission hopes the artwork, hung on 23 street poles along Main Street and West Washington Street, will inspire spirits to soar this summer...

FAMILY-FRIENDLY HEALTHY WEST CHICAGO 5K FUN RUN SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 21
Studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that regular physical activity can benefit health in numerous ways. Health benefits from being physically active include but are not limited to improved brain health, weight management, reduced risk of ...

1ST INFANTRY DIVISION BAND PERFORMS ON JUNE 30
Free concert includes visit by Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard. The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park welcomes the 1st Infantry Division Band on Wednesday, June 30, at 6 pm. The free one-hour concert will take place in the Tank Park, in front of the museum. No tickets are necessary ...

ECC WOMEN'S SOCCER MAKES PROGRAM HISTORY
Despite a difficult year navigating through pandemic-related challenges, the Elgin Community College Women’s Soccer Program scored big in their 2020-21 season. For the first time in 12 years, the team won the Regional Championship this past spring...

HEALTHY WEST CHICAGO & THE WEST CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT PROVIDE SUMMER WELLNESS PROGRAMMING
Good nutrition is the key to good mental and physical health. Not only does a healthy lifestyle promote wellbeing, but studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that a healthy diet helps children grow and develop properly, reducing...

CITY OF WEST CHICAGO ANNOUNCES NEW POLICE CHIEF
After an extensive professional search, the City of West Chicago is pleased to announce the hire of a new Chief of Police, Colin Fleury, to be sworn into office at the City Council meeting of June 21, 2021...

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON FUTURE PLANS FOR BLACKWELL, GREENE VALLEY AND WATERFALL GLEN FOREST PRESERVES
The DuPage Forest Preserve District invites the public to share ideas on future plans for Blackwell, Greene Valley and Waterfall Glen forest preserves. In June the District will host public meetings via Zoom and offer online surveys at dupageforest.org to gather ideas about future plans for the ...

HEALTHY WEST CHICAGO ORGANIZES FREE YOGA CLASS TO PROMOTE LOCAL HEAL & WELLNESS
Certified yoga instructor Tracy Leach has partnered with Healthy West Chicago to offer an evening yoga lesson on the lawn of the West Chicago Library at 118 W. Washington Street, as part of Healthy West Chicago’s “Yoga on the Lawn” series. This free event is offered...

GOV. PRITZKER ISSUES GUIDELINES FOR ILLINOIS REOPENING ON JUNE 11
Following weeks of steady decreases in new positive COVID-19 cases and with over 67% of residents age 18 and older receiving their first vaccine dose, Governor JB Pritzker is releasing guidelines for Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan, which will go into effect...

EAGLES, DRAGONFLIES, SKATEBOARDERS, AND MORE TAKE FLIGHT ON MAIN STREET ART BANNERS
The 13th Annual Art Banner Exhibit titled Take Flight, coordinated by the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission is now on display. The Commission hopes the artwork, hung on 23 street lamps along Main Street and West Washington Street, will inspire spirits ...

LEADERSHIP: A CONVERSATON WITH THE GENERALS
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park announces an extraordinary guest panel of current and retired U.S. Army generals who will share their thoughts on applying leadership, in their military lives and beyond. All six speakers are current...

PTSD VS. MORAL INJURY - UNMASKING THE TRUTH - HELP & HOPE ARE HERE!
On June 19, 2021, Support Over Stigma and Military Outreach USA are hosting PTSD vs. Moral Injury ~ Unmasking the Truth. Major General (ret.) James Mukoyama will be the keynote speaker at this free event which is being held at Cantigny Park in...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISCUSSION SERIES CHECKS IN ONE YEAR LATER
Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) presents Part VII of its “Black Lives Matter” series this month. The community is invited to ‘One Year Later: What Has Changed? What Work Remains?’ on Tuesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. You can join the ...

ILLINOIS RENTAL PAYMENT PROGRAM DETAILS
The Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) can provide up to $25,000 in emergency rental assistance. Household must have experienced a financial hardship directly — or indirectly — due to the pandemic...

WEST CHICAGO JOINS REGIONAL TREE PLANTING INITIATIVE
West Chicago is joining the Plant Trees for Communities initiative to plant at least 340 new trees in the Chicago region in 2021 to build a healthier urban forest. The effort involving the seven-county Chicago region and all 50 City of Chicago wards is being spearheaded ...

A BRIDGE TO PHASE 5 - METRICS TO MOVE FORWARD
As more of our residents receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Illinois will operate with a metrics-based pathway toward the fifth and final phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan, in which all sectors of the economy reopen with businesses and recreation resuming normal...

SUNDAY BANDSHELL CONCERTS START JUNE 13
Cantigny’s popular summer concert series officially begins on June 13 with a performance by classic rock band VOYAGE, at 3 pm. The Sunday afternoon concerts at the Cantigny...

GOV. PRITZKER CONFIRMS ILLINOIS WILL ENTER BRIDGE PHAS OF REOPENING PLAN ON MAY 14TH
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed today the entire state will move into the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan tomorrow, Friday, May 14th. The Bridge Phase is the final step before the full reopening of ...

ILLINOIS IS MOVING TO BRIDGE PHASE ON FRIDAY MAY 14TH
The state has met the metrics to initiate the so-called “BRIDGE PHASE” – the phase between our current status and full opening - and will move to this phase on Friday, May ...

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