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LOCAL GOVERNMENT & BUSINESSES RALLY TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVE
Healthy West Chicago (HWC), a health and wellness organization, is hosting its annual 5K Fun Run the weekend of August 21, 2021 and local businesses and organizations have stepped up support through sponsorships and prize donations, signaling that the wellbeing of the community is ...

CITY OF WARRENVILLE - HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS NEWSLETTER
The office of Mayor presents a lot of opportunities for service, both within the community and without. The majority of them are not necessarily required, and the compensation is found in the act of serving and ...

WEST CHICAGO RESIDENT PROVIDES INFORMATION ON RAISING & RELEASING MONARCH BUTTERFIIES AT SONNY ACRES
A free program, Raising and Releasing Monarch Butterflies offered at Sonny Acres Farm, 29W310 North Avenue in West Chicago, caught the attention of Mayor Ruben Pineda. As one of more than 600 mayors and heads of local and tribal governments...

SECRETARY OF STATE OFFICES AND DRIVER SERVICES FACILITIES TO REINSTITUTE MASK POLICY MONDAY, AUG. 2
Due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases, Secretary of State Jesse White announced that Driver Services facilities, Secretary of State offices and the Illinois State Capitol Building will require all employees and customers to wear a mask beginning ...

CIVIC AWARENESS SERIES PRESENTS
The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters of Wheaton continue their acclaimed Civic Awareness Series with an in-person viewing of the 1939 classic...

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 experience ....

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF WEST CHICAGO RECEIVES WATER QUALITY FLAG.
The First United Methodist Church of West Chicago is the first organization in West Chicago to be awarded the Water Quality Flag from the DuPage County Stormwater Management and ...

CARAVEL AUTISM HEALTH CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEW AUTISM THERAPY CENTER IN WARRENVILLE
Caravel Autism Health celebrated the grand opening last week of a new autism therapy center serving families across DuPage County. The Caravel team partnered with the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the ...

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...

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