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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...

PTSD VS. MORAL INJURY - UNMASKING THE TRUTH - HELP & HOPE ARE HERE!
On June 19, 2021, Support Over Stigma and Military Outreach USA are hosting PTSD vs. Moral Injury ~ Unmasking the Truth. Major General (ret.) James Mukoyama will be the keynote speaker at this free event which is being held at Cantigny Park in...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISCUSSION SERIES CHECKS IN ONE YEAR LATER
Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) presents Part VII of its “Black Lives Matter” series this month. The community is invited to ‘One Year Later: What Has Changed? What Work Remains?’ on Tuesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. You can join the ...

ILLINOIS RENTAL PAYMENT PROGRAM DETAILS
The Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) can provide up to $25,000 in emergency rental assistance. Household must have experienced a financial hardship directly — or indirectly — due to the pandemic...

WEST CHICAGO JOINS REGIONAL TREE PLANTING INITIATIVE
West Chicago is joining the Plant Trees for Communities initiative to plant at least 340 new trees in the Chicago region in 2021 to build a healthier urban forest. The effort involving the seven-county Chicago region and all 50 City of Chicago wards is being spearheaded ...

A BRIDGE TO PHASE 5 - METRICS TO MOVE FORWARD
As more of our residents receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Illinois will operate with a metrics-based pathway toward the fifth and final phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan, in which all sectors of the economy reopen with businesses and recreation resuming normal...

SUNDAY BANDSHELL CONCERTS START JUNE 13
Cantigny’s popular summer concert series officially begins on June 13 with a performance by classic rock band VOYAGE, at 3 pm. The Sunday afternoon concerts at the Cantigny...

GOV. PRITZKER CONFIRMS ILLINOIS WILL ENTER BRIDGE PHAS OF REOPENING PLAN ON MAY 14TH
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed today the entire state will move into the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan tomorrow, Friday, May 14th. The Bridge Phase is the final step before the full reopening of ...

ILLINOIS IS MOVING TO BRIDGE PHASE ON FRIDAY MAY 14TH
The state has met the metrics to initiate the so-called “BRIDGE PHASE” – the phase between our current status and full opening - and will move to this phase on Friday, May ...

ECC TO HOST VIRTUAL GRADUATION CEREMONIES FOR MORE THAN 850 GRADUATES ON MAY 21 & MAY 22
Elgin Community College will hold three virtual ceremonies for the spring 2021 graduating classes. Students are assigned to the graduation ceremony based on the credential(s) earned. All ceremonies will stream ...

CITY OF WARRENVILLE - HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS NEWSLETTER
How many decisions do you make in a day? I suppose that would depend on the day, what activities you happen to be engaged in, your companions, your obligations, your immediate and long-term concerns and worries, your personality, and the level...

COVID-19 VACCINATION TAX CREDIT - WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET - SMALL BUSINESS INITITATIVE
In its race to help Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19, the Biden administration announced a tax credit to help businesses give employees time off to get vaccinated...

MAYOR BRUMMEL'S FITNESS CHALLENGE - CITY OF WARRENVILLE
Mayor Brummel and the Warrenville Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission are again interested in motivating Warrenville residents to get fit! On Monday, May 3, 2021, the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge returns for its 10th year! This program is designed to ...

BEES TAKE FLIGHT AT THE KRUSE HOUSE GARDENS - CITY OF WEST CHICAGO
Shedding the feelings of isolation that many experienced during the year of the pandemic, twelve West Chicago Garden Club members emerged this spring like bees from a hive to reconnect over a community project that held the promise of excitement and fun...

2020 LIFESMARTS TEAM PLACES 7th IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
A year ago, the student team from West Chicago Community High School captured the 2020 Illinois state LifeSmarts title, earning the chance to compete for the national title at an event which was subsequently postponed due to ...

WEST CHICAGO'S CITYWIDE COLLECTION EVENT SCHEDULED!
West Chicago’s Citywide Collection Event is scheduled for the week of May 3 – 7, 2021 on the same day as customers’ regular garbage pickup day. It’s the annual City event that prompts residents to declutter the basement, home, and/or garage by providing a convenient ...

NUREMBERG AND THE MODERN LAWS OF WAR
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park continues its acclaimed Date with History series with a virtual program about the Nuremberg trials, held 75 years ago following World War II. Guest speaker John M. Geiringer will put the event in historical context and discuss how it led to the laws of armed conflict that we .....

FIT CITY CHALLENGE KICKS-OFF IN WEST CHICAGO
Mayor Ruben Pineda announces the launch of the SparkAmerica Spring Fit City Challenge in West Chicago. The challenge is a free and friendly competition to encourage individuals to be physically active. It runs ...

DUPAGE COUNTY COMES TOGETHER FOR 100+ LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
DuPage County will come together to celebrate and support 100+ local nonprofit organizations. This 5-day online community fundraiser is an opportunity to create awareness for these amazing charities and send a resounding message of hope to our local nonprofit community. Join...

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