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JESSE WHITE ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF DRIVER SERVICES FACILITIES FROM NOV. 17 UNTIL DEC. 7, 2020, DUE TO WORSENING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing Driver Services facilities statewide will be closed to the public for in person transactions effective Tuesday, Nov. 17 and will reopen on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. White is...

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE 15,415 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE
Record one-day testing high with more than 106,000 COVID-19 tests reported. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 15,415 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including...

Small Gifts of Art Show and Sale Returns to Gallery 200 in West Chicago: Now through December
For those looking for a unique gift for a friend or a loved one, look no further than 103 West Washington Street and the art collaborative known as Gallery 200 where the always anticipated annual Small Gifts of Art Show and Sale takes place in November and December....

SHOP CANTIGNY ON “MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY”
Cantigny Park invites everyone to get a jump on holiday gift giving and support local museums and cultural institutions on Museum Store Sunday on November 29. The worldwide shopping event is sponsored by the Museum Store Association (MSA). More than 1,400 stores are involved, representing ....

WCCHS ALUMNAE GIVE BACK!
In the fall of 2007, two members of the West Chicago Community High School (WCCHS) Girls Volleyball team never dreamed they would be instrumental in giving back to their school a big way. Yet on Nov. 11, 2020, they did just that....

NEWEST COMED PROGRAM PROVIDES BILL ASSISTANCE TO STRUGGLING SMALL BUINESSES DURING PANDEMIC
With many restaurants, bars, retailers and other small businesses across northern Illinois struggling to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, ComEd today announced a new bill-assistance program to help eligible small businesses facing financial difficulties....

Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigation "What does that mean for Warrenville Park District Programs?"
As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout the State of Illinois, Governor Pritzker announced yesterday that DuPage County (Region 8) will move to Tier 2 of the resurgence mitigation beginning ...

STATE ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL MITIGATION FOR REGIONS 5, 7, AND 8
Additional Mitigations for Regions 5,7, and 8 will take place WEDNESDAY, November 11. For Regions 5, 7, and 8, additional mitigation measures taking effect Wednesday, November 11 include the following for Bars & Restaurants, Meetings, Social....

LINDA CHEATHAM CELEBRATES 25 YEARS AT PEOPLE’S RESOURCE CENTER
People’s Resource Center’s (PRC) Director of Operations, Linda Cheatham, is celebrating her 25th anniversary as an employee of the DuPage non-profit. She was the second employee hired onto the PRC staff when she was hired in 1995 as the Associate Director, working ...

WCCHS Students Selected for ILMEA Music Festival
Ten students from West Chicago Community High School have been selected by audition for the 2020 Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) District 9 Honor Festival. This year, the festival will be a virtual masterclass for students on ...

Lola Browning Named October Student of the Month
West Chicago Community High School has selected Lola Browning of West Chicago as Student of the Month for October, 2020. Browning was chosen for being an outstanding student and representative of WeGo in the classroom, in activities, and on...

Take Flight in 2021: Call for Street Banner Artwork in West Chicago
The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission is hoping 2021 will be the year for new and returning artists to be inspired to take flight with the theme by the same name, and submit original artwork for consideration of the City’s annual ...

Buck Services Appoints Assistnat Management Positions in Operations Dept.
Buck Services, Inc. has been creating and maintaining clean, comfortable, and community orientated environments since 1988. Buck Services expertise lies in....

ECC to host Oct. 29 Manufacturing and Technology Webinar!
Elgin Community College will host "The Demand for Manufacturing Jobs," a webinar focused on manufacturing and technology jobs on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m. Interested attendees can ...

COVID-19 Regional Update & Summary Report by IRMA
Mitigations put in place October 1st are still applicable with the following changes in certain areas. Details of mitigation by region as well as identifying new schedule for compliance....

Governor's Office Announces Mitigation for Regions 7 & 8 (Kankakee, Will, DuPage, and Kane counties)
As expected, the Governor's office and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced additional mitigation efforts that will be implemented this Friday in Regions 7 and 8...

West Chicago High School Dist. 94 & Western DuPage Chamber Work Together for Manufacturing Pathways in Class.
During the month of October, the State of Illinois recognizes Manufactures and the positive impact these makers have on our economy. With over 550,000 Illinoisans employed in manufacturing, Illinois is ranked fourth in the nation...

Summary of Report Related to Regions in Illinois for Mitigation Regarding Covid-19
A few moments ago, IRMA was briefed by the Governor's office and the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding additional mitigation efforts that will be implemented this Thursday in Region 5. All regions are approaching mitigation. Region 7 (Kankakee and Will) and Region 8 (DuPage and Kane) are one day away from mitigation...

Message from Mayor Pineda: New COVID-19 Signage Serves as Reminder to Wash (hands), Wear (masks), Watch (social distance).
How many times does it take for a message to sink in and for a person to act on it? Some researchers point to the Rule of Seven, which puts the magic number at seven, while others say it is many more. In any case, I believe...

Haggerty Ford Donates More than 10,000 Masks to the West Chicago Community
Supporting the community through a donation of more than 10,000 Ford PPE masks, Haggerty Ford Sales Consultant John Czeck and Porter Coordinator Eloy Galvan, were joined by Mayor Ruben Pineda in presenting boxes containing 2,280 masks to representatives of four ...

FIRST DIVISION MUSEUM LAUNCHES TRAVEL PROGRAM - “Footsteps of The First” leads off with World War II tour of Europe in 2021
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park has introduced “Footsteps of The First,” a small-group travel program combining cultural exploration and military history in partnership with Academic Travel Abroad (ATA). The new program offers powerful learning opportunities packaged with the lure of comfortable, hassle-free overseas travel. Destinations will include battlegrounds, museums, cemeteries, monuments, and other venues...

Halloween Trick or Treating Guidelines & Recommendations
Since Halloween is not a City-sponsored event, please use your best judgement regarding whether or not to have your children go trick-or-treating door-to-door, which the CDC puts in the...

Window to West Chicago - Newsletter
Hearts and hands working together (albeit socially distanced), along with training, funds, and a hearty does of resilience, have resulted in a bountiful fall harvest that....

ICCTA honors Duffy, Ollayos for their service to Elgin Community College
The Illinois Community College Trustee Association (ICCTA) recently honored two Elgin Community College trustees for their long-time commitment to public service. ICCTA Executive Director Jim Reed recognized John Duffy, MSEd, for 45 years of service to District 509 and...

A Call for Care Packages for Deployed Troops!
Chicagoland Blue Star Mothers IL6 is collecting items for our Care Packages for Deployed Troops Collection Drive! From now until October 25, 2020 we will be collecting items from our attached flyer and funds through PayPal to send care packages to troops ...

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