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ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH PACE BUSE ON FREE CDL PERMIT TRAINING
Elgin Community College and Pace Bus are pleased to announce their partnership to provide a free CDL Class B commercial driver's license permit course for the next generation of professional bus operators. Pace will cover the costs ...

IDEAS FOR ELECTION REFORM
Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters invite the public to their next Civic Awareness Series program on Thursday, February 9, at 7 pm. Jim Slusher from the Daily Herald Editorial Board will lead a discussion about ideas for election reform...

MARKET INSIGHTS & UPDATES WITH FISCH FINANCIAL
Stocks showed mixed results last week as recession fears resurfaced in response to weak economic data and a tepid start to a new corporate earnings season. The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded 2.70%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined 0.66%. But the Nasdaq Composite index gained 0.55% for...

JORIE MEYER NAMED WDSRA SUPERIENTENDENT OF RECREATION
After 17 years with the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA), Jorie is well known by WDSRA families and partners. She brings a wealth of experience to her new role encompassing general programming, special events, day programs, and her most recent ...

WILLOWBROOK WILDLIFE CENTER TO RECEIVE $2 MILLION FOR EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS THANKS TO REP. SEAN CASTEN
Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Willowbrook Wildlife Center are excited to announce $2 million in federal funding that will be used to construct and increase the energy efficiency of a new 27,000-square-foot net-zero-designed wildlife ...

FISCH FINANCIAL WEEKLY COMMENTARY - MARKET INSIGHTS
In a holiday-shortened week, erratic trading left stocks marginally down for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.17%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 0.14%. The Nasdaq Composite index fell 0.30%. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, edged 0.61% higher ...

WEST CHICAGO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNIZES 2023-24 ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS
West Chicago Community High School Principal Dr. Will Dwyer is pleased to announce that 28 students from the WCCHS graduating class of 2023 have been designated as Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state’s college access and financial aid agency, presents this prestigious recognition of academic achievement ...

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” RADIO PLAY
Cantigny Park presents something familiar but new for the holidays—an adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” performed as a 1940s radio play before a live audience. Tickets ($2) are on sale now at Cantigny.org for two performances: Saturday, December 17, at 7 pm and Sunday, December 18, at 11 am. Parking for the one-hour inside the Cantigny Park Visitors...

ECC ANNOUNCES 2023 NISOD AWARD WINNERS
Five Elgin Community College employees have been selected to receive the 2023 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards. The award recognizes outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators of...

DUPAGE FOREST PRESERVE 2023 ANNUAL PERMITS GO ON SALE DEC. 1ST
Customers can buy permits 24/7 online or Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Visitor Services by phone at 630-933-7248 or at Forest Preserve District headquarters, 3S580 Naperville Road in ...

CANTIGNY 5K PROCEEDS DONATED TO MIDWEST SHELTER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, awarded a check for $16,000 to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (MSHV) in Wheaton. The donation represents net proceeds from the 18th annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk held on November 5...

HOLIDAY POINSETTIA EVENT AT CANTIGNY GREENHOUSE
The Cantigny horticulture department will host its annual Shades of Crimson Poinsettia Display and Sale on Thursday, November 17. Hours are 12 to 6 pm for this popular holiday event at the park’s greenhouse. Admission is free. Parking ($5) is in the main lot, outside the Cantigny Park Visitors Center. From there...

WEGO DRAMA PRESENTS SOMETHING "WRONG" ON STAGE
Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School continues their 2022-2023 Season with The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong. Based on the work of the Mischief Theatre, this hysterical comedy is an incredible event on stage. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society have come ...

CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY AT CANTIGNY PARK!
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park will celebrate Veterans Day (Friday, November 11) with activities and programs for all ages. In addition, the museum will offer extended hours, staying open until 8 pm, and Cantigny’s daily...

WHY YOU MIGHT SEE MORE COYOTES THIS TIME OF YEAR
DuPage County residents might see more coyotes between now and February as young leave their parents in search of mates and territories to call their own, according to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County...

ELECTION DAY IMPLICATIONS FOR DUPAGE COUNTY & ILLINOIS
Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters invite the public to their next Civic Awareness Series program on Thursday, November 10, at 7 pm. Peter Hancock from Capitol News Illinois will recap election results and discuss what they could mean for residents of ...

B.R. RYALL YMCA PARTNERS WITH ALIVE CENTER TO BRING TEEN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM TO GLEN ELLYN
The B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County has been awarded a $253,000 transformational grant from the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership, established by the DuPage County Board and the DuPage Foundation, to support the YMCA’s teen mental health initiative. The funds will allow the Y to ...

LOCAL VETERANS ON DISPLAY THROUGH NOVEMBER
The City of West Chicago’s downtown area is decorated with 47 banners depicting local men and women who served in the armed services. Visitors can view local heroes through November along Main Street from IL-59 to Washington Street, and along...

CHSD94 HOSTS 2022 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECEPTION
Community High School District 94 is hosting a reception to honor the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Karina Villa ’96 and Matthew Potts ‘97. The reception will take ...

AYDEN RUSSO NAMED SEPTEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH
West Chicago Community High School in Community High School District 94 has selected Ayden Russo of Winfield as Student of the Month for September 2022. Russo was selected because he is a model student and exemplifies the ...

FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT HOSTS SOLARBRATION
Yesterday, Forest Preserve District officials and invited guests, including U.S. Rep. Sean Casten from Illinois’ 6th Congressional District and green-energy endowment fund donors, gathered at the Fleet Management building at Blackwell Forest Preserve in West Chicago to commemorate ...

DOUBLE-DIGITS IN ECC'S FALL ENROLLMENT SHOW POSITIVE POST-PANDEMIC TRENDS
Elgin Community College’s reported fall enrollment, tabulated on the 10th day of the fall semester, reflects an 11% increase over the previous fall. More than 8,900 students are enrolled for the fall semester, with numbers continuing to increase to more than 9,000 students beyond ...

IMPROVING CIVIL DISCOURSE: THE SCIENCE OF “US vs THEM”
Now more than ever, our democracy demands that each of us be willing to listen to others with whom we may not agree. Dr. Wu, a captivating speaker and storyteller, applies a neuroscience-based approach to helping us understand the “us vs. them” dynamic. The division...

HISTORY OF THE MEDAL OF HONOR
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park continues its Date with History series on Thursday, October 6, at 7 pm CT with a program about our nation’s highest award for valor in combat, the Medal of Honor. The presentation is in person and online. Registration is not required for the in-person program at the Cantigny Park Visitors Center, which is free...

FISCH FINANCIAL WEEKLY COMMENTARY - MARKET INSIGHTS
A hotter-than-expected inflation report sent stocks sharply lower last week as investors faced the prospect of more aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve for perhaps a longer period. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.13%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 4.77%. The Nasdaq Composite index dropped 5.48% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks...

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