Beginning Friday, November 18, and through December 29, the McCormick Museum will feature seven “Community Trees,” each decorated for Christmas by a different local nonprofit organization. The area charities were invited to...

FLSA White-Collar Exemption Rule - Effective December 1, 2016


As every Employer is aware, there has been a flurry of activity to forestall the implementation of the United States Department of Labor's new Fair Labor Standards Act White-Collar Exemption Regulations that were scheduled to...

New Protections for Domestic Workers Equal New Litigation Opportunities


A new law in Illinois, billed as the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Act (the "Act"), will apply several federal and state laws to previously unprotected domestic workers. The law, which will go into effect January 1, 2017, grants nannies, housekeepers,...



Dr. Paul Herbert from the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park will provide an update on the museum’s major redesign and discuss the 1st Infantry Division’s post-Vietnam history on Wednesday, November 2, at...

West Chicago's 10th Annual Frosty Fest Essay Contest Announced


West Chicago students in grades 1 - 6 (including home-schooled children) are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Frosty Fest Essay Contest, sponsored by the City of West Chicago. This year's theme...

Brilliance in Business Awards 2016 Nomination Submissions


The Brilliance in Business Award Program is the highest honor provided by the City of West Chicago in recognition of exemplary and innovative business practices. It aims to acknowledge the specific efforts businesses are making towards achieving their goals and ....

Educare: A Spark in Our Education


As a practicing attorney in West Chicago, I have always been concerned that our children are receiving the best education possible so they have the tools to achieve a fruitful and ...

Community Open House October 7


The community is invited to see the results of the Community High School District 94 Board of Education’s investment in student-centered learning. A Community Open House will take place on...

Buck Services Recognized as an Assurance MRMH Award Winner


The MRMH Award is open to all Assurance clients that work alongside the Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage to achieve quantifiable results in minimizing workplace risk and maximizing the health and wellbeing of employees. Clients must meet...

Mayor Ruben Pineda and Healthy West Chicago to Lead Walk in the Fight Against Heart Disease


In partnership with the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention, Mayor Ruben Pineda and Healthy West Chicago will host West Chicago's first annual Move with the Mayor Challenge. The Mayor will join students and other community members on...

West Chicago's Brilliance in Business Awards Nomination Period Opens


he City of West Chicago's Brilliance in Business Awards program has identified and celebrated West Chicago businesses considered as shining examples of industry best practices, creativity, and sustainability. It is the highest honor given by the City of West Chicago in recognition of...

New Report: States Shoulder Brunt of Environmental Regulatory Costs


I am pleased to announce that today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a new study in a series of reports seeking to unscramble and shed light on the federal regulatory process and the impact that ... read more!

2016 Railroad Days Parade: A Community Favorite


Judges selected the float of Friends of the West Chicago City Museum for the Grand Marshal Award, which is for the float that best depicts the theme of the parade. This year the theme was Every Day Olympians. The judges said, ...

DuPage County Residents Invited to Provide Input on County Programs, Spending


Each year, the DuPage County Board gathers public opinion as it shapes the next year's budget, determining spending levels for all of the County's programs. County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said this year's effort is particularly important as the County....

City Celebrates NAPCO STEEL, INC.


NAPCO STEEL, INC. (NAPCO), located at 1800 Arthur Drive in West Chicago, credits its long-held motto,

Partners in Health


Striving to lead the community by example, the City of West Chicago, Healthy West Chicago (HWC) and the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce (WDCC) have joined with the American Heart Association (AHA) to improve the overall food and...

Annual Paper Shredding Event in West Chicago


Those wishing to take advantage of this opportunity may bring personal and financial documents to be shredded in a safe, secure...

David Curotto Joins Cantigny as Food & Beverage Director


David L. Curotto has joined Cantigny Park and Cantigny Golf as Food & Beverage Director. The appointment was announced by Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports, which oversees Cantigny



For eons it has been well settled that when an Employer has provided separate restroom facilities for those of the male persuasion and those of the female persuasion, that never "the twains would meet." Now, every Employer faces a strange dilemma with regard to this...

Five Things Construction Employers Need to Know About the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act


The Illinois Prevailing Wage Act requires employers to pay the prevailing wage rate to employees employed in any public works. Given the increase in Illinois Department of Labor investigations into violations of the Act, it has become increasingly important to understand ...

Mayor Delivers 2016 State of the City


West Chicago Mayor, Ruben Pineda, addressed the community on the state of the City, Monday, May 16, 2016. The event was sponsored by the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce. Themed Our Collective Vision, the Address focused on the process and outcomes of the development of the West Chicago Strategic Plan, which will...

Educare of West DuPage Recieves Excelerate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality Designation


Educare of West DuPage received the Gold Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois, the state's new quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development...

West Chicago Police Department Joins Illinois Click It or Ticket Campaign - To Save Lives


West Chicago Police will join the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies across the State for the 2016 Illinois Click It or Ticket campaign which kicks off...



Metro Chicago Exports is launching the 2016 Grant Program, presented by JP Morgan Chase & Co., on April 4, 2016. Online Client Assessments will be accepted through May 27, 2016. Metro Chicago Exports works with small and medium-sized companies in the seven-county region, helping businesses navigate and address financial, structural and...

10 Things Construction Employers Need to Know About Unions


Construction employers share a unique relationship with unions. From voluntary recognition of a union as the bargaining representative for its employees to the special rules that apply to....

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