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CHICAGOLAND BLUE STAR MOTHERS IL6 PRESENTS COOKING WITH CHEF ADRIAN
Join Classically French Trained Chef Adrian for a spring themed menu and fun follow along cooking demonstration on Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 PM (CDT). The 2 hour class will be held...

SBA (SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION) EXTENDS PPP APPLICATIONS TO MAY 31, 2021
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness....

CIVIC AWARENESS SERIES EXAMINES GERRYMANDERING
The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters of Wheaton resume their Civic Awareness Series with a virtual program about the issues of local and state gerrymandering. Madeleine Doubek, executive director of CHANGE Illinois, will discuss how...

DR. SHOWNKEEN & ROBIN SCHMIDT OFFER OPTIONS IN NEW CLINICAL TRIAL STROKE TREATMENT WITH PUBLIC & CHAMBERS
Tuesday, March 16 both Dr. Narish Schownkeen and Robin Schmidt RN of Northwestern Medicine invited the public and their respected chambers of commerce to dive deeper into an open discussion about a clinical trial for stroke ...

BILL PELZ GLOBAL SPEAKER SERIES EXPLORES INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN THE BIDEN ERA - ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Elgin Community College will host the next Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series of 2021 on Wednesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. This webinar, titled “Seismic Shift or Status Quo? U.S. International Relations and Immigration in the Biden Era,” will take a critical look at the first movement on ...

STUDENT ARTISTS EARN STATE & CONFERENCE AWARDS AT WEST CHICAGO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
West Chicago Community High School students recently earned awards in the arts in both state and conference contests. On the state level, Bella Wiehle of Carol Stream was the overall winner in the 2021 Illinois Arts Education Week “Art Surrounds Us” poster contest. Wiehle is currently a student in David Exner’s Studio Art class. The contest was open to all Illinois students ...

GOVERNOR PRITZKER CHANGES REOPENING GUIDELINES
Governor Pritzker announced a metrics-based, vaccination-informed framework for Illinois to advance to Phase 5 of the state’s Restore Illinois Plan. He also announced that all Illinois residents age 16+ will be ...

ECC HOSTS APRIL APPRENTICE AND CAREER FAIRS
Elgin Community College's Office of Strategic Partnerships and Experiential Learning will host a virtual Apprentice Fair on Thursday, April 8, from 12 – 2 p.m., followed by a career fair on Friday, April 9. Both fairs are free and ...

INTRODUCING THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. ARMY
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park continues its acclaimed Date with History series with a virtual program about the National Museum of the United States Army. LTG Roger C. Schultz (U.S. Army-Ret.), president of The Army Historical Foundation, will discuss the new ...

WEST CHICAGO RENEWS COMMITMENT TO MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
A call for West Chicago residents and City staff to take steps to continue and increase the planting of milkweed and nectar plants to preserve and strengthen the monarch butterfly population is included in a Proclamation declaring ...

WE-GO DRAMA STREAMS IHSA COMPETITION SHOWS
Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School continues their 2020-21 special streaming “Intersections Performances” with Illinois High School Association (IHSA) competition plays. Streaming tickets are free, but must be preordered by March 19 for ...

DULCE REYES NAMED FEBRURARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH!
West Chicago Community High School has selected Dulce Reyes of West Chicago as Student of the Month for February 2021. Reyes was chosen for her numerous volunteer activities, leadership qualities, and outstanding performance in the ...

WEST CHICAGO WELCOMES NEW BUSINESS AT DUPAGE BUSINESS CENTER: ALTON INDUSTRAY LTD. GROUP
A grand opening of Alton Industry Ltd Group last month in West Chicago was cause for celebration. The new 192,880 square foot build-to-suit warehouse and office facility located in the DuPage Business Center will serve as Alton Industry Ltd Group new North American Headquarters and ...

ILLINOIS CHAMBER BREAKS DOWN WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK
All eyes are on the Senate this week as they return for another legislative session. Illinois Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch breaks down what to expect this week and how the Chamber is following Pritzker's proposed tax increases...

FNBC BANK & TRUST SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT GRADUATES FROM ILLINOIS BANKERS ASSOCIATION FUTURE LEADERS ALLIANCE
Stacey Gallagher, Senior Vice President – Retail Banking, graduated from the Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) offered through the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA). The graduation commencement was held virtually during the IBA’s annual ONE Conference on Friday, March 5th. The 14-month FLA program is ...

ALBERTSON'S/JEWEL-OSCO PROVIDES 2,000+ VACCINES TO WEST CHICAGO
Within hours of Albertson’s/Jewel-Osco contacting City officials informing them of an allocation of more than 2,000 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for eligible residents in State assigned categories Phase 1A, 1B, and 1B+, the City moved into high gear on Friday, February 26th to locate and ...

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE HIRE-ED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Project Hire-Ed apprenticeships present the opportunity to work in a career, while taking related coursework at College of DuPage that leads to a certificate or industry credential. While in the apprenticeship program, you will be paid for full-time employment, which ...

CITY CANCELS BLOOMING FEST & RAILROAD DAYS
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 cancelling Blooming Fest, the downtown garden festival scheduled for ...

WEST CHICAGO SELECTED FOR DUPAGE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY'S FIRST COMMUNITY CARES WEEK
West Chicago has been selected to be a part of DuPage Habitat for Humanity’s first Community Cares Week. Community Cares Week brings together volunteers to do exterior home repair projects for residents in a selected community within Habitat’s service area. We will be bringing together...

GET TESTED FOR CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Testing Now Available Across Chicagoland
ACCESS is now offering testing to anyone over the age of 2 at any of ACCESS’ testing sites. Before testing, everyone must complete a telehealth visit. Please call 800.836.7633 to schedule a telehealth visit with one of our ACCESS providers today....

Protect Yourself Avoid Covid-19 Vaccine Scams!
As Covid-19 vaccine distribution begins, here are signs of potential scams. If you believe you have been the victim of Covid-19 fraud, immediately report it to HHS Office of Inspector General, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and ...

BILL PELZ GLOBAL SPEAKER SERIES RETURNS AND EXPLORES ART IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS
Elgin Community College will host the first Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series of 2021 on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. Titled “Art Reaction! How Major Crises Inform, Impact, and Inspire Art,” this discussion explores the fascinating history of art created during Global ...

HB 3653 CONCERNS: TRESPASSING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY PROVISION
Our friends at the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police released the following information concerning private property rights and trespassers: Why Illinois citizens should be concerned about HB 3653...

PRITZKER EXPANDS PHASE 1B CATEGORY COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION
Illinois is making plans to expand Phase 1B eligibility on February 25 to people who have comorbidities and underlying conditions as defined by the CDC. In addition, Illinois will also prioritize individuals with ...

SUBSTITUE TEACHER TRAINING (ONLINE) FOR SHORT-TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
Illinois House Bill 5627 was signed into law on July 1, 2018 allowing individuals with 60 hours of college credit to apply for a short-term substitute (STS) teaching license. As a service to DuPage County school districts, the DuPage ROE offers training that is required ...

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