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"HEADLINES FROM HISTORY" EXAMINES GREAT CHICAGO FIRE - CANTINGY
The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park announced a new online lecture series, “Headlines from History,” beginning next month with a look at the Great Chicago Fire on its 150th anniversary. The lectures, presented via Zoom, will ...

LEARN HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE AT OCT. 9 EVENT AT ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Learn about financial aid and how to pay for college at ECC at Financial Aid 101, a free, virtual event hosted by Elgin Community College on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event will take ...

IMAGE AWARDS & ENGRAVING, INC. FLIPS THE SWITCH ON BREAST CANCER
Beginning October 1st and throughout the month of October, 2021, Image Awards & Engraving, Inc. / Studio Patty D will be running a fund raising campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness month....

RUMORS RE-SURFACE ABOUT HEXED WOODS IN WEST CHICAGO
Legend has it a hex was cast on the woods of West Chicago decades ago leaving behind a great paranormal intrigue for the area. No one has set foot in the woods since 2009 when access to the forest became restricted following the the disappearance of...

SOMOS LA FUERZA Y ESPERANZA: TOGETHER WE RISE - ECC CELEBRATES LATINX HERITAGE MONTH
Elgin Community College’s Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) will include in-person, outdoor celebrations this year, with events built around the 2021 theme “Somos La Fuerza y Esperanza: Together We Rise.” The month’s events begin with the first-ever outdoor Latinx Heritage Month Kick-Off Celebration on Friday...

FAQ ON FACE COVERING & VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS
On September 3, 2021, the Governor signed Executive Order 21-22 which requires all individuals over the age of 2 and who can medically tolerate a face covering to wear a face covering when in indoor public places. The Executive Order also requires health care workers, school personnel, ...

GENTLE YOGA ON THE LAWN RETURNS IN SEPTEMBER - CITY OF WEST CHICAGO
Yoga on the Lawn is back for the month of September. Join Healthy West Chicago every Tuesday evening in September at 6:00 p.m. on the lawn of the West Chicago Public Library District. This class is FREE, and appropriate for all levels of experience. Children...

BACK 2 BUSINESS SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT
As part of Governor JB Pritzker’s overall economic recovery strategy, the $250 million Back to Business (B2B) grant program aims to deploy small businesses recovery grants for those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The B2B grant program builds on the success of last year's Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program – an equity focused business relief program, which directed...

SUPPORT DUPAGE FOREST PRESERVES AT VIRTUAL ‘NIGHT FOR NATURE’ FUNDRAISER SEPT. 13 – 16
Help the DuPage Forest Preserve District provide healthy habitats for native plants and animals and inspiring places for visitors by donating to a virtual “Night for Nature” Sept. 13 – 16. The fundraiser is hosted by the nonprofit...

IDES REMINDING CLAIMANTS FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT PROGRAMS ENDING SEPT. 4, 2021
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is reminding claimants that federal unemployment programs are coming to an end on September 4, 2021. These programs include, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)...

"BACK 2 BUSINESS" SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT & OVERVIEW
As part of Governor JB Pritzker’s overall economic recovery strategy, the $250 million Back to Business (B2B) grant program aims to deploy small businesses recovery grants for those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The B2B grant program builds on the success of last year's...

UH-1 “HUEY” HELICOPTER RETURNS TO CANTIGNY
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park plans to exhibit its UH-1 helicopter, an iconic symbol of the Vietnam War, beginning Wednesday, September 1. The prized macro-artifact will be interpreted outdoors at Cantigny for one month. The Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, or “Huey,” was the workhorse for Army assault units in Vietnam. Its body style and...

AIRPLANE MOBILE AT GALLERY 200 A NOD TO THE CURRENT ART BANNER EXHIBIT, TAKE FLIGHT
Those driving through downtown West Chicago may have noticed a recently installed mobile of small airplanes in the front window of Gallery 200, at 103 West Washington Street. Nearly 100 balsa gliders decorated by kinder and third grade students at Turner Elementary School as well as by other community members, were ...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION GALA "DARE TO DREAM" EVENT
The Elgin Community College Foundation invites the community to celebrate the achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the ECC Foundation Gala: Dare to Dream event, presented by OTTO, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The gala returns to an in-person celebration, with an option for viewing ...

ECC TO COVER TUITION FOR CLASS OF 2021 DUAL CREDIT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
Elgin Community College President David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM, recently announced that all spring 2021 high school graduates in District 509 who have completed and received credit for any number of ECC's dual credit courses are eligible to have ...

LOCAL GOVERNMENT & BUSINESSES RALLY TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVE
Healthy West Chicago (HWC), a health and wellness organization, is hosting its annual 5K Fun Run the weekend of August 21, 2021 and local businesses and organizations have stepped up support through sponsorships and prize donations, signaling that the wellbeing of the community is ...

CITY OF WARRENVILLE - HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS NEWSLETTER
The office of Mayor presents a lot of opportunities for service, both within the community and without. The majority of them are not necessarily required, and the compensation is found in the act of serving and ...

WEST CHICAGO RESIDENT PROVIDES INFORMATION ON RAISING & RELEASING MONARCH BUTTERFIIES AT SONNY ACRES
A free program, Raising and Releasing Monarch Butterflies offered at Sonny Acres Farm, 29W310 North Avenue in West Chicago, caught the attention of Mayor Ruben Pineda. As one of more than 600 mayors and heads of local and tribal governments...

SECRETARY OF STATE OFFICES AND DRIVER SERVICES FACILITIES TO REINSTITUTE MASK POLICY MONDAY, AUG. 2
Due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases, Secretary of State Jesse White announced that Driver Services facilities, Secretary of State offices and the Illinois State Capitol Building will require all employees and customers to wear a mask beginning ...

CIVIC AWARENESS SERIES PRESENTS
The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters of Wheaton continue their acclaimed Civic Awareness Series with an in-person viewing of the 1939 classic...

WESTERN DUPAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INVITES CHAMBER AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO VISIT SPAIN'S COSTA DEL SOL
The Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce has announced today that it will be visiting Spain’s stunning Costa del Sol on October 13, 2020, and is inviting chamber members, family and friends of chamber members to join them on this once in a lifetime experience ....

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF WEST CHICAGO RECEIVES WATER QUALITY FLAG.
The First United Methodist Church of West Chicago is the first organization in West Chicago to be awarded the Water Quality Flag from the DuPage County Stormwater Management and ...

CARAVEL AUTISM HEALTH CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEW AUTISM THERAPY CENTER IN WARRENVILLE
Caravel Autism Health celebrated the grand opening last week of a new autism therapy center serving families across DuPage County. The Caravel team partnered with the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the ...

PUBLIC FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON IMPROVEMENT PLANS FOR WILLOWBROOK WILDLIFE CENTER
The DuPage Forest Preserve District is asking for public feedback on proposed improvements to Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn. Improvements are needed so Willowbrook can remain a state-of-the-art wildlife rehabilitation facility and a national leader ...

FIREWORKS ARE THE GRAND FINALE TO A DAYLONG COMMUNITY CELEBRATION SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021
The City of West Chicago is pleased to announce the return of its spectacular fireworks display on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. The fireworks show, which may be viewed at The Shell, is the ...

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