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WEGO DRAMA PRESENTS MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: HAMMERED! A THOR AND LOKI PLAY
Wego Drama at Community High School begins their 2022-2023 Season with the all age’s production of Marvel Spotlight: Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play. Based on the characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, this play is a modern riff on the characters created ...

BALL TECH ON DEMAND WINS OUTSTANDING EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AWARD FROM AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
Representatives from Ball Tech On Demand, an initiative of Ball Seed Company, accepted the 2022 Outstanding Education Materials Award—Multimedia from The American Society for Horticultural Science Extension Division at its 2022 ASHS Conference on Aug. 2, 2022, in Chicago...

LEAVES A CRITICAL COMPONENT OF OUR URBAN FOREST - KRAMER TREE SPECIALISTS
The natural process of seasonal leaf fall is a critical component to the ecological cycle in our urban forests. The trees go dormant in the colder season and conserve energy, resulting in this process called senescence. Leaves are a critical building block for many other areas of...

BRITTNEY WALKER NAMED DISTRICT 94 COMMUNITY RELATIONS COORDINATOR
At the July 19th Board of Education meeting, Brittney Walker was approved to be our new Communications and Community Relations Coordinator, beginning July 29, 2022. Brittney Walker has a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Marketing/Promotions from Columbia College and has been the Coordinator of Student Activities at IMSA (Illinois Math and Science Academy) since ...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION GALA "DARE TO DREAM" TO BE HELD SEPT. 17
The Elgin Community College Foundation invites the community to celebrate the achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the ECC Foundation Gala: Dare to Dream event, presented by OTTO, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2022. The gala will be an in-person celebration, with an option to attend virtually ...

PEOPLE'S RESOURCE CENTER WELCOMES INGRID BECTON TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
People’s Resource Center (PRC) is proud to announce the election of Ingrid Becton to its Board of Directors. Ingrid is co-founder and President of George Washington Street Partners, a coaching and consulting firm. Ms. Becton is a leadership coach specializing in young professionals, emerging leaders ...

CITY INSTALLS MURALS DOWNTOWN TO CELEBRATE "YEAR OF THE ALEBRIJES"
It is the “Year of the Alebrijes” in West Chicago and to celebrate the occasion, the City has installed a special community art experience in the downtown area for all to enjoy. To honor the six artists that created the sculptures at the Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World exhibit at Cantigny Park, the City has installed six murals throughout downtown West Chicago with ...

"CANTIGNY DE NOCHE" STARTS JULY 27
Cantigny Park is introducing expanded hours and free entertainment options on Wednesday evenings starting July 27. Visitors can enjoy illuminated art, activities, and refreshments from 6 pm until one hour after sunset....

MAYSLAKE HALL RENOVATION PROJECT KICKS OFF
— DuPage Forest Preserve District commissioners, staff and guests on Saturday celebrated the start of a yearlong exterior restoration project of historic Mayslake Hall in Oak Brook. The $6.4 million certified master plan project will repair structural deficiencies and other problems with the roof, masonry, wood, stucco, windows, doors ...

SEE “PANEL 44” NOW THROUGH AUGUST 13
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park is proud to announce the arrival of “Panel 44: Eight Days in March,” a traveling exhibit that commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial....

WORK TO BEGIN JUNE 8 ON HIDDEN LAKE BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS
The historic bridge that provides access to Eagle Lake at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove will close for repairs beginning Wednesday, June 8. Visitors will not be able to access the Eagle Lake Trail or Eagle Lake until the bridge is reinstalled near the end of the year...

SUMMER SYMPHONY CONCERTS RETURN THIS MONTH
Two evening symphony concerts, performed under the stars, are scheduled for Cantigny Park this summer. Admission to both family-friendly shows is free with paid parking. Celebrate the start of summer as the DSO performs “Hollywood Heroes,” featuring some of the most memorable film scores of the last 50 years. Enjoy works by Elmer Bernstein, ...

CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH INSTALLS NEW PASTOR
Jesus Gregorio Morales was ordained and installed as the Sole Pastor at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Winfield, Illinois. Pastor Morales is 24 years old, born in Mexico City, Mexico, and moved to Illinois when he was 2 years old. He grew up in the western suburbs, from...

PUBLIC INVITED TO COMMENT JUNE 11 ON PLANS FOR BLACKWELL, GREENE VALLEY, AND WATERFALL GLEN
The DuPage Forest Preserve District invites the public to provide feedback on proposed plans for Blackwell, Greene Valley and Waterfall Glen forest preserves at June 11 open houses at each of the preserves. At the June 11 public sessions, District staff will share ideas for the three preserves...

PUBLIC INVITED FOR “OUT OF THE VAULT”
With nearly 15,000 artifacts in its permanent collection, the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park is a treasure trove of military history with a national reputation. At any given time however, only a small fraction of the items can be on public exhibit.This month, the museum’s Collections department...

JUST FOR KIDS FISHING DERBY RETURNS TO BLACKWELL JUNE 12
The DuPage Forest Preserve District invites anglers 15 and under to drop a line at the Just for Kids Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at Silver Lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville. The free family-friendly event awards prizes in four age categories to anglers who catch the ...

SCENIC OVERLOOK AT GREENE VALLEY OPENS FOR SEASON MAY 7
Get a bird’s-eye view of DuPage County and the Chicago skyline from 190 feet above the ground at the DuPage Forest Preserve District’s scenic overlook at Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville, which opens on weekends starting...

CIVIC AWARENESS SERIES ADDRESSES RUSSIA AND UKRAINE
Guest speaker Dr. Richard Farkas will discuss the Russia-Ukraine conflict. A political science professor at DePaul University for more than 40 years, Farkas has lectured in Russia, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, and most recently South Africa. His research compares strategies for political and economic...

NEW ADA-ACCESSIBLE KAYAK & CANOE LAUNCH OPENS AT BLACKWELL FOREST PRESERVE
DuPage Forest Preserve District officials celebrated the opening of the first permanent ADA-accessible kayak and canoe launch to accommodate people of all abilities at Silver Lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville. “We’re thrilled to provide a permanent launch that allows ...

REASSESSING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park continues its acclaimed Date with History series with an online program featuring author and historian Woody Holton. He will discuss his 2021 book, “Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolutio...

BLACKWELL FAMILY CAMPGROUNDS OPENS FOR SEASON MAY 6
Take a minivacation right here in DuPage County by spending a night under the stars at the DuPage Forest Preserve District’s family campground at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville. The campground will be open weekends May 6 – Sept. 25. Campers can purchase permits online 24/7 up to a year in advance, but must make reservations ...

LIVE MUSICALS RETURN TO WEST CHICAGO
Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School continues their 2021-2022 season with the return of live musicals. “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented April 28, 29, and 30, 2022 at 7 p.m. in Weyrauch Auditorium at the school ...

DISTRICT MOVES ONE STEP CLOSER TO APPROVING WILLOWBROOK WILDLIFE CENTER PROJECT
The DuPage Forest Preserve District board on Tuesday reviewed an ambitious $25.5 million master plan project for Willowbrook Wildlife Center that would transform the center and make it the District’s first net-zero building. The board reviewed the plans at a Tuesday night planning session and is expected to vote on the ...

CIVIC AWARENESS SERIES EXAMINES CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
Two guest speakers will present “Climate Action Plan in Review,” highlighting the vital work of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus on climate issues, and the key role of electric vehicles (EVs) as we transition away from fossil fuels...

U.S. SPEEDSKATING TOUR OF OLYMPIANS VISIT THE B.R. RYALL YMCA
Ever wanted to learn how Olympians train? Meet and learn from four 2022 U.S. Speedskating Olympians, including Glen Ellyn's onw Ethan Cepuran! The athletes, with assistance from Glen Ellyn Speedskating coaches and club members, will lead participants...

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