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TICKETS GO ON SALE APRIL 11 FOR EXCLUSIVE IN-PERSON NATIVE PLANT PRESALE
Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. on April 11 and can be purchased online at dupageforest.org/native-plant-sale. Tickets are $15, and ticketholders will receive a one-hour time slot to shop and get gardening advice from District plant experts. Only 300 tickets will be sold...

WCCHS ESL STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURED AT GALLERY 200 IN APRIL
West Chicago Community High School ESL students will be displaying their expressive photography at Gallery 200 during the month of April. The exhibit is called “The Journey Home”. The Journey Home project is explained as follows: The word “home” means so many things to us. Home is the country in which you were born, or the apartment in ...

WCCHS STUDENTS PLACE IN 2022 UPSTATE EIGHT CONFERENCE ART SHOW
West Chicago Community High School artists received awards in the annual Upstate Eight Conference Art Show held virtually in March, 2022. All ten high schools in the conference (Bartlett, East Aurora, Larkin, Fenton, Glenbard East, Glenbard South, Elgin, South Elgin, Streamwood and West Chicago) were eligible ...

TROUT SEASON OPENS APRIL 2 IN THREE DUPAGE FOREST PRESERVES
The spring rainbow trout season opens Saturday, April 2, at 6 a.m. at three DuPage Forest Preserve District lakes: Grove Lake at Wood Dale Grove in Wood Dale Silver Lake at Blackwell in Warrenville and Pickerel Lake at ...

BOATERS INVITED TO TAKE FREE BOATER EDUCATION COURSE APRIL 9
Learn about boat safety, equipment, and regulations, and earn a state boating safety certificate at a Boater Education Course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at James “Pate” Philip State Park, 2050 W. Stearns Road in Bartlett...

WCCHS STUDENTS PERFORM IN IL REGIONAL ORCHESTRA CONSORTIUM
West Chicago Community High School had eight students that were selected, had participated, and performed in the 2022 Illinois Regional Orchestra Consortium this past Saturday at Addison Trail High School. Members of the IROC festival included ...

***UPDATE***WEGO GOLBAL HOSTS BENEFIT CONCERT FOR UKRAINE***UPDATE***
WeGo Global, a student club at West Chicago Community High School, is hosting Rocking for Ukraine, a benefit concert for Ukraine on Friday, March 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in Commons at the school, 326 Joliet St., Entrance H (south side), West Chicago. Admission...

DISTRICT BEGINS SPRING PRESCRIPTION BURN SEASON TO BENEFIT HABITATS
— In coming weeks specially trained crews from the DuPage Forest Preserve District will be conducting prescription burns at selected sites in the county’s preserves. Prescription burns are considered an effective natural resource management tool for restoring native prairies, wetlands and woodlands. Prescription burns generally ...

CHAMBER DAY 2022 RECAP
On March 2nd the Illinois Chamber of Commerce held its’ 5th Annual Chamber Day at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel where we were honored to welcome the House Speaker, Emanuel “Chris” Welch, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and finally, Mayor of Springfield...

INTRODUCE YOUNG ANGLERS TO TROUT FISHING AT PRE-SEASON PROGRAM MARCH 26
Kids ages 15 and under are invited to feel the thrill of catching a fish at “Trout Fishing for Kids” on Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to noon at the DuPage Forest Preserve District’s Wood Dale Grove Forest Preserve in Wood Dale...

MAYSLAKE HALL TO UNDERGO YEARLONG EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS STARTING IN MAY
The DuPage Forest Preserve District’s historic Mayslake Hall in Oak Brook will close for up to a year beginning May 31 for a major exterior improvement project. Forest Preserve District landscape architect Mark Decker said the certified master plan project will repair structural deficiencies and other problems with the roof, masonry, wood, stucco, windows, doors and foundation...

WCCHS STUDENTS PLACE 1ST IN ILLINOIS LIFESMARTS COMPETITION
West Chicago Community High School finished in 1st place in the Illinois LifeSmarts competition on February 22, 2022. Members of the championship team are Arely Jacobo, Angie Jacobo, Dana Tomasevic, Christina Guo....

WESTERN DUPAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INVITES CHAMBER AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO CRUISE ALONG THE DANUBE RIVER
The Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce has announced today that it will be taking part in an exclusively Amazing Danube River Cruise on October 23, 2022, and is inviting chamber members, and family and friends of chamber members to join...

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
The Community High School District 94 Educational Foundation is seeking nominees for its 2022 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. The purpose of the program is to recognize West Chicago Community High School graduates whose accomplishments serve as an inspiration for current students to dream and achieve...

WEST CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINER'S ASSOCIATION SAFE SPORTS SCHOOL AWARD
West Chicago Community High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award for its high school athletics program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that have met the recommended standards to improve safety in sports...

ILLINOIS INDOOR MASKING REQUIREMENT TO END MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2022
Due to the continued decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and increase in available ICU beds, the Illinois indoor mask requirement will end Monday, February 28, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. Since the Governor announced his plan to lift the indoor mask requirement, the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 has ...

TRANSITION TEAM RECEIVES STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AWARD
The Special Education Transition Team at West Chicago Community High School has earned the Illinois State Board of Education’s highest honor in the Those Who Excel Awards, Award of Excellence, for creating the WeGo Tees in-school business with their students last year...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE RECOGNIED BY ACHIEVING THE DREAM AS A 2021 LEAD COLLEGE
Elgin Community College today announced that it has been designated a Leader College of Distinction by Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing community colleges as hubs of equity and mobility in their communities...

PLAY IN NATURE AT FUN SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS AND TEENS
Registration is now open for DuPage County residents for a great lineup of fun outdoor forest preserve day camps for kids and teens through the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County at dupageforest.org/camps. Registration for nonresidents begins ...

A WORD FROM CEO DAVID SABATHNE ON YOUR EXPERIENCE TO THE DANUBE RIVER CRUISE
As you consider whether to travel with other business people or as a regular tourist, please feel free to ask any questions you might have. We recommend that you do some “homework” to help with your decision. Read a few travel guides. Do some research on...

INNOVATION DUPAGE TO PARTNER WITH HISPANIC AMERICAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION TO LAUNCH LATEST OWNER-2-CEO PROGRAM
Innovation DuPage is proud to partner with the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) to launch its latest Owner-2-CEO program focusing on business owners in the construction industry. The Construction Industry Owner-2-CEO will provide participating leaders with the network, knowledge, and tools that are...

EQUIPMENT DONATION FROM SWISS AUTOMATION, INC. GIVES ECC'S CNC TRAINING PROGRAM COMPETITIVE EDGE
Helping to recognize National Career Technology Month in February is the addition of a 9-axis computer numeric control (CNC) machine donated by Swiss Automation, Inc. The donation, valued at more than $175,000, helps to further distinguish Elgin Community College’s Industrial Manufacturing Technology/Computer Integrated Manufacturing ...

THE HISTORY OF LATINOS IN ELGIN AND BEYOND TOPIC OF ECC'S BILL PELZ GLOBAL SPEAKER SERIES ON FEB. 23
Elgin Community College will host a Bill Pelz Global Speaker series titled “The History of Latinos in Elgin and Beyond” on Wednesday, February 23 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. This series is sponsored by the ECC Global/International Studies Taskforce (GIST). This event is free and open to the public. Join via ...

ECC ALUM SERGIO RODRIGUE APPOINTED TO FILL TRUSTEE VACANCY
The Community College District 509 Board of Trustees has appointed Sergio Rodriguez to fill the trustee seat vacated by Jeffrey Meyer, JD, who resigned on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2021. Rodriguez, of Pingree Grove, was selected unanimously at the board’s Wednesday Jan. 26, 2022 special ...

AMANDA VINICKY HEADLINES CIVIC AWARENESS SERIES
The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park, the League of Women Voters of Wheaton, and the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County, announce an online presentation in the acclaimed Civic Awareness Series featuring Amanda Vinicky, Illinois government and politics correspondent for WTTW-TV, Chicago. She will speak...

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