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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 ...

#MAKEARTALWAYS SPRING VIRTUAL SERIES AT ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The #MakeArtAlways virtual series continues this spring, beginning with the first event on Friday, Feb. 12, featuring Grammy-nominated Brazilian jazz guitarist, Diego Figueiredo. The spring performances take place monthly through April. The full ....

A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR PINEDA ON RECENT COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION
Mayor Pineda works with community partners to distribute an allotment of COVID-19 vaccines to West Chicago teachers, police officers and senior citizens. Those still waiting for a vaccine should register with the...

WEST CHICAGO CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR BANNER ART SUBMISSIONS
Members of the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission are so enthusiastic about the submissions they have received thus far in their call for art for Take Flight that they have decided to extend the deadline for submissions to Monday, February 22, 2021 and to expand the exhibit to accommodate more artists who ...

DCEO PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) WEBINARS
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) office of REgional Economic Development Presents: DCEO PPP Webinars. Learn more about the US Small Business Administration's Federal Paycheck Protection Program...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENTS MATH AND SCIENCE STEM SPEAKER SERIES
For the past two years, Elgin Community College’s Health Professions, Math, Science, and Engineering Division hosted a STEM Expo to encourage current and prospective students to consider coursework and careers in science...

REGIONS 8 AND 9 TO PHASE 4 OF RESTORE ILLINOIS PLAN
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 8 (DuPage, Kane), and Region 9 (Lake, McHenry) are moving to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan effective today. Additional information about which tier and phase regions are in can be found at ...

MATT TULLAR NAMED HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL - CANTIGNY GOLF
Tullar has been assistant head golf professional at Cantigny since 2010. In his new role, Tullar will oversee all golf operations including the Cantigny Golf Academy, Cantigny Youth Links, golf shop, tee time reservations and ...

WEST CHICAGO FORWARD: A COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING EFFORT UNDERWAY
The City of West Chicago has kicked off the planning process for West Chicago Forward, a comprehensive planning effort that will address a broad range of topics including land use and development, housing, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, parks and open space, and ...

MESSAGE FROM MAYOR PINEDA - MOVING TO TIER 1 COVID-19 RESURGENCE MITIGATIONS
The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) has limited COVID-19 vaccine supplies available to eligible individuals within Phase 1 b, including those over the age of 65 years and above frontline essential ...

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