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“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” RADIO PLAY
Cantigny Park presents something familiar but new for the holidays—an adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” performed as a 1940s radio play before a live audience. Tickets ($2) are on sale now at Cantigny.org for two performances: Saturday, December 17, at 7 pm and Sunday, December 18, at 11 am. Parking for the one-hour inside the Cantigny Park Visitors...

ECC ANNOUNCES 2023 NISOD AWARD WINNERS
Five Elgin Community College employees have been selected to receive the 2023 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards. The award recognizes outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators of...

DUPAGE FOREST PRESERVE 2023 ANNUAL PERMITS GO ON SALE DEC. 1ST
Customers can buy permits 24/7 online or Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Visitor Services by phone at 630-933-7248 or at Forest Preserve District headquarters, 3S580 Naperville Road in ...

CANTIGNY 5K PROCEEDS DONATED TO MIDWEST SHELTER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, awarded a check for $16,000 to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (MSHV) in Wheaton. The donation represents net proceeds from the 18th annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk held on November 5...

HOLIDAY POINSETTIA EVENT AT CANTIGNY GREENHOUSE
The Cantigny horticulture department will host its annual Shades of Crimson Poinsettia Display and Sale on Thursday, November 17. Hours are 12 to 6 pm for this popular holiday event at the park’s greenhouse. Admission is free. Parking ($5) is in the main lot, outside the Cantigny Park Visitors Center. From there...

WEGO DRAMA PRESENTS SOMETHING "WRONG" ON STAGE
Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School continues their 2022-2023 Season with The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong. Based on the work of the Mischief Theatre, this hysterical comedy is an incredible event on stage. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society have come ...

CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY AT CANTIGNY PARK!
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park will celebrate Veterans Day (Friday, November 11) with activities and programs for all ages. In addition, the museum will offer extended hours, staying open until 8 pm, and Cantigny’s daily...

WHY YOU MIGHT SEE MORE COYOTES THIS TIME OF YEAR
DuPage County residents might see more coyotes between now and February as young leave their parents in search of mates and territories to call their own, according to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County...

ELECTION DAY IMPLICATIONS FOR DUPAGE COUNTY & ILLINOIS
Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters invite the public to their next Civic Awareness Series program on Thursday, November 10, at 7 pm. Peter Hancock from Capitol News Illinois will recap election results and discuss what they could mean for residents of ...

B.R. RYALL YMCA PARTNERS WITH ALIVE CENTER TO BRING TEEN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM TO GLEN ELLYN
The B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County has been awarded a $253,000 transformational grant from the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership, established by the DuPage County Board and the DuPage Foundation, to support the YMCA’s teen mental health initiative. The funds will allow the Y to ...

LOCAL VETERANS ON DISPLAY THROUGH NOVEMBER
The City of West Chicago’s downtown area is decorated with 47 banners depicting local men and women who served in the armed services. Visitors can view local heroes through November along Main Street from IL-59 to Washington Street, and along...

CHSD94 HOSTS 2022 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECEPTION
Community High School District 94 is hosting a reception to honor the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Karina Villa ’96 and Matthew Potts ‘97. The reception will take ...

AYDEN RUSSO NAMED SEPTEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH
West Chicago Community High School in Community High School District 94 has selected Ayden Russo of Winfield as Student of the Month for September 2022. Russo was selected because he is a model student and exemplifies the ...

FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT HOSTS SOLARBRATION
Yesterday, Forest Preserve District officials and invited guests, including U.S. Rep. Sean Casten from Illinois’ 6th Congressional District and green-energy endowment fund donors, gathered at the Fleet Management building at Blackwell Forest Preserve in West Chicago to commemorate ...

DOUBLE-DIGITS IN ECC'S FALL ENROLLMENT SHOW POSITIVE POST-PANDEMIC TRENDS
Elgin Community College’s reported fall enrollment, tabulated on the 10th day of the fall semester, reflects an 11% increase over the previous fall. More than 8,900 students are enrolled for the fall semester, with numbers continuing to increase to more than 9,000 students beyond ...

IMPROVING CIVIL DISCOURSE: THE SCIENCE OF “US vs THEM”
Now more than ever, our democracy demands that each of us be willing to listen to others with whom we may not agree. Dr. Wu, a captivating speaker and storyteller, applies a neuroscience-based approach to helping us understand the “us vs. them” dynamic. The division...

HISTORY OF THE MEDAL OF HONOR
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park continues its Date with History series on Thursday, October 6, at 7 pm CT with a program about our nation’s highest award for valor in combat, the Medal of Honor. The presentation is in person and online. Registration is not required for the in-person program at the Cantigny Park Visitors Center, which is free...

FISCH FINANCIAL WEEKLY COMMENTARY - MARKET INSIGHTS
A hotter-than-expected inflation report sent stocks sharply lower last week as investors faced the prospect of more aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve for perhaps a longer period. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.13%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 4.77%. The Nasdaq Composite index dropped 5.48% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CNETER FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES WELCOME PUBLIC TO OPEN HOUSE ON OCT. 15
The Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services will host a community open house on Saturday, October 15, at its 815 E. Plank Rd., Burlington, Ill., location. The open house will begin with an informational session from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. for those interested in learning more about a career ...

ECC TO HOST COLLEGE NIGHT FEATURING OVER 150 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities will be at Elgin Community College on Wednesday, Oct. 12 to help students and families explore their options. The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Building J, Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Visitors should park in the red lot marked “J” and enter ...

WEGO DRAMA PRESENTS: F.SCOTT FITZGERALD'S THE GREAT GATSBY LIVE ON STAGE
Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School continues their 2022-2023 Season with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Based on the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, be ready to go back 100 years to the Jazz Age! The roaring ...

PEOPLE'S RESOURCE CENTER LAUNCHES HUNGER ACTION MONTH CAMPAIGN
People’s Resource Center (PRC) is recognizing Hunger Action Month all September through events, opportunities to get involved and digital content to raise awareness of food insecurity in DuPage County. Hunger Action Month is a nationwide awareness campaign designed to raise awareness of food insecurity and to ...

PREVENTING VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters invite the public to their next Civic Awareness Series program on Thursday, September 8, at 7 pm. The program, offered in-person and online, will address violence in our communities and how to restore safety...

PEGGY HEINRICH OF ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE SELECTED FOR THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S RISING PRESIDENTS FELLOWSHIP
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (Aspen) announced today that Peggy Heinrich, EdD, vice president of teaching, learning, and student development at Elgin Community College, is one of 31 leaders in the nation selected for the 2022-23 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship. This program...

THE GHOSTS OF HERO STREET
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park continues its Date with History series with acclaimed author Carlos Harrison on Thursday, September 1, at 7 pm CT. He will discuss his 2014 book, “The Ghosts of Hero Street: How One Small Mexican-American Community Gave So Much in World War II...

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