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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 ...

REGION 8 AND 9 MOVE TO TIER 1
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 8 (DuPage and Kane) and Region 9 (Lake and McHenry) are moving to Tier 1 effective today. Information about which tier and phase regions are in...

ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FRAUD INFORMATION
Fraudulent unemployment insurance claims have been an unfortunate result of the pandemic and a persistent problem that continues to plague employees and employers alike. Illinois has been particularly ...

LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT AND NOT SURE HOW TO START? LOOK NO FURTHER!
IllinoisJobLink.com is a robust, dynamic and comprehensive, web-based workforce development system for job seekers, employers, training providers and workforce professionals with realtime data. For job seekers, it features...

GOVERNOR PRITZKER MODIFIES REGIONAL MITIGATION METRICS
In an announcement regarding increased hospital staffing across Illinois, Governor Pritzker released modified regional mitigation metrics. These new mitigation metrics, which apply to all 11 COVID-19 regions in the state, are expected to loosen restrictions and...

CHICAGOLAND BLUE STAR MOTHERS CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF SUPPORT!
Chicagoland Blue Star Mothers IL6, the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc., is proud to announce the fifth anniversary of our Chapter Charter! Our founding members felt an overwhelming urge to “do something” as ...

GOV. PRITZKIER ANNOUNCES LIMITED INDOOR DINNING TO RESUME IN TIER 1 AS THREE OF 11 REGIONS QUALIFY TO MOVE OUT OF TIER 3 MITIGATIONS
Following a decrease in COVID-19 test positivity rates and hospitalizations throughout Illinois, Governor JB Pritzker announced regions across the state are now eligible to move out of Tier 3 mitigations, the strictest tier of Illinois’ resurgence mitigation plan, implemented shortly before Thanksgiving, in...

SENIOR LEGISLATIVE SIMULATION REIMAGINED
For 27 years, West Chicago Community High School (WCCHS) American Government teachers have prepared senior students to “live” democracy through the award winning semester-long legislative simulation. Yet during a global pandemic, teachers were challenged to find a way to ...

CALL FOR GARDEN AND ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS FOR 2021 BLOOMING FEST
The City of West Chicago is now accepting vendor applications for its annual downtown garden festival, Blooming Fest, scheduled on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Organized by...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 509 BONDS AVAILABLE TO COMMUNITY
Elgin Community College District 509 will issue approximately $92,990,000 in tax-exempt and taxable municipal bonds. Proceeds of the bonds will be used to refinance outstanding debt from existing bonds, generating an estimated $15 million in present value savings for the District and its residents. Interested investors ...

PPP OPENED TODAY FOR FIRST DRAW PPP LOAN APPLICATIONS
Starting today, community financial institutions (Community Financial Development Institutions, Minority Depository Institutions, Community Development Corporations or Microlenders) can submit First Draw PPP loan applications to the...

AVIATOR AND MOTIVATIONAL LEADER JACKIE CAMACHO-RUIZ TO JURY TAKE FLIGHT
Members of the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission are hopeful that 2021 will prove to be an inspiring year for the arts in West Chicago. As a springboard for capturing the spirit of optimism for the future, they have issued a call for art for the 2021 Art Banner Exhibit, titled Take Flight...

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