Travel Ban Update and Tips for Foreign Workers Traveling Outside the U.S.


On January 27th, President Trump signed an Executive Order temporarily suspending the U.S. admission of certain foreign nationals. Although the Executive Order has been temporarily barred by a federal appeals...

18 Chambers Gather for West Suburban Multi-Chamber Luncheon: Salesmanship – Cultivating Centers of Influence


Ron Losby was named as Chief Executive Officer of Steinway Musical Instruments on August 15, 2016. Prior to this role, Mr. Losby had served as President of Steinway & Sons for the Americas since...

Illinois Court Discusses Standard for Discrimination Based on Arrest Record Under IHRA


The Illinois Human Rights Act (the "Act") was enacted to provide protections to Illinois workers beyond those offered under federal law. Among many other protections, the...

Watch Out! The New Year Brings New Laws


s employers are aware, the dreaded U.S. Department of Labor Rule changes which would have required overtime payments to many employees now classified as...

Cantigny Celebrates Black History Month


February is Black History Month and Cantigny Park will mark the occasion with three fascinating and free-to-attend presentations at the Robert R. McCormick Museum...

IRS, States and Tax Industry Renew Alert about Form W-2 Scam Targeting Payroll, Human Resource Departments


The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today renewed their warning about an email scam that uses a corporate officer’s name to request employee Forms W-2 from company payroll or human resources departments ...

Open Invitation for the Winfield Township Candidates Forum


The League of Women Voters of Wheaton, and the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce invite you to participate in a Candidates Forum. All candidates have been invited. Candidates are welcome to bring campaign literature that ...

The GardenWorks Project Opens New Suburban Agricultural Resource Center


The GardenWorks Project, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring families in need of food assistance have access to homegrown vegetables, invites the public to an Open House at ...

New OSHA Reporting Regulations Become Effective


In a previous issue, we discussed a new OSHA reporting regulation that was initially scheduled to take effect on August 10, 2016, but was pushed back to November 1, 2016, and then delayed again until ...

Help Change Someone's Future


You can empower your neighborhood through English literacy as a volunteer tutor for Literacy DuPage. No teaching or foreign language experience is...



The Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park today announced that the Christmas tree decorated by Pets Assisting Wounded Warriors and displayed at the museum received the most votes in public balloting. By winning the...

Window to West Chicago Newsletter


Rethink your drink this New Year! The start of the new year is an excellent time to rethink the choices we make on a daily basis - especially those decisions that have far-reaching health impacts. Healthy West Chicago Director Andi Cooper wants you to know that one of those things...

Motor Vehicle Thefts Prompt Warning from Police


The West Chicago Police Department has issued a warning to motorists not to leave unattended, unlocked vehicles running, in response to incidents of motor...

Illinois Chamber Presents Champion of Free Enterprise Award to State Rep. Michael Fortner


The Illinois Chamber of Commerce today gave the Champion of Free Enterprise Award to State Representative Mike Fortner at an event with local business leaders. The award is given biannually to state legislators who recognize the importance of free...

Jel Sert Receives Legacy Business Award


This year the City of West Chicago as part of the Brilliance in Business (BiB) Awards program introduced the Legacy Business Award to directly acknowledge and award a longstanding member of the business community. In contrast to...

Warrenville Police Department Helps with Toys for Tots


The Warrenville Police Department, 3S245 Warren Avenue, will accept new, unwrapped toys through Friday, December 16, for children ages newborn through 15 years old. Drop boxes are located within...

Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rule


A federal judge in Sherman, Texas has issued a preliminary injunction which operates nation-wide to bar the Department of Labor's minimum salary rule for certain white collar exemptions from...

City Announces 2016 Brilliance in Business Winners


he City of West Chicago is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Brilliance in Business Awards. Earlier this year, the City made some changes to refresh the program, and one of them was to incorporate peer judging of ...



Beginning Friday, November 18, and through December 29, the McCormick Museum will feature seven “Community Trees,” each decorated for Christmas by a different local nonprofit organization. The area charities were invited to...

FLSA White-Collar Exemption Rule - Effective December 1, 2016


As every Employer is aware, there has been a flurry of activity to forestall the implementation of the United States Department of Labor's new Fair Labor Standards Act White-Collar Exemption Regulations that were scheduled to...

New Protections for Domestic Workers Equal New Litigation Opportunities


A new law in Illinois, billed as the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Act (the "Act"), will apply several federal and state laws to previously unprotected domestic workers. The law, which will go into effect January 1, 2017, grants nannies, housekeepers,...



Dr. Paul Herbert from the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park will provide an update on the museum’s major redesign and discuss the 1st Infantry Division’s post-Vietnam history on Wednesday, November 2, at...

West Chicago's 10th Annual Frosty Fest Essay Contest Announced


West Chicago students in grades 1 - 6 (including home-schooled children) are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Frosty Fest Essay Contest, sponsored by the City of West Chicago. This year's theme...

Brilliance in Business Awards 2016 Nomination Submissions


The Brilliance in Business Award Program is the highest honor provided by the City of West Chicago in recognition of exemplary and innovative business practices. It aims to acknowledge the specific efforts businesses are making towards achieving their goals and ....

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