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FEDS OFFICIALS WEIGH IN - FISCH FINANCIAL REPORT
Stocks dropped last week as investors focused on “what's next” for interest rates after mixed comments from multiple Fed officials. Stocks struggled out of the gate again last week, ending Monday and Tuesday in the red on concerns that recent...

73 WCCHS STUDENTS INDUCTED IN WORLD LANGUAGE HONOR SOCIETIES
The Community High School District 94 World Languages Division is proud to induct 73 students into the French, German & Spanish language Honor Societies. On Thursday, April 4th, West Chicago Community High School students were inducted into the French, German, & Spanish National Honor Societies....

WEST CHICAGO'S WILDCAT CHRONICLE SECURES NATIONAL VICTORY & INDIVIDUAL ACCOLADES AT JOURNALISM CONFERENCE
The Wildcat Chronicle, West Chicago Community High School's student publication clinched a coveted national win and three distinguished individual awards at the recent Journalism Education Association (JEA) National High School Journalism Convention in Kansas City, showcasing ...

NEW WEST CHICAGO LEADERSHIP ACADEMY INFO SESSION ON APRIL 20TH
The Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional Group is creating a new initiative to prepare high school students for their post-graduation goals. During the fall of 2024, the highly anticipated Leadership Academy will provide educational workshops, connect students with mentors, and help create leaders ...

GOV. PRITZKER ANNOUNCES TWO APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS & COMMISSIONS
Sara Phalen will serve as a Member of the Illinois State Museum Board.* Phalen brings over fifteen years of museum coordination and curator experience. She currently serves as the Managing President of Phalen Consulting, and Director ...

GOVERNOR PRITZKER ANNOUNCES JEL SERT EXPANSION IN WEST CHICAGO
Governor JB Pritzker, The Jel Sert Company, and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced that Jel Sert will expand its West Chicago operations, creating more than 50 new full-time manufacturing and packing operations jobs...

WEST CHICAGO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR CHRISTOPHER VARGAS AWARDED 2024 DELL SCHOLARSHIP
West Chicago, Illinois - West Chicago Community High School proudly announces that senior Christopher Vargas has been selected as a 2024 Dell Scholar. This prestigious scholarship recognizes Christopher's outstanding academic achievements, leadership skills, and commitment to ...

JEMSEK NATIONAL COURSE OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Jemsek family has been in the golf business since 1926. The first Jemsek family course was St. Andrews located in West Chicago in west suburban DuPage County. Today, St. Andrews remains in the family and is managed by Marianne Jemsek Hinckley. In 2023, the ...

FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT POLICE SEEK REACCREDITATION
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Law Enforcement department is hosting an on-site assessment April 1– 3 in an effort to renew its accreditation with the nationally recognized Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies by verifying ...

WILDCAT CHRONICLE TAKES TOP HONORS AT NISPA
The Wildcat Chronicle took home top honors at the annual Northern Illinois School Press Association (NISPA) conference held at College of DuPage on March 15. Each year, competitors are scored on their content, coverage, design, interactivity. Those who fall in the top third of each division (based on school size) are awarded the...

WCCHS WINS ILLINOIS LIFESMARTS CHAMPIONSHIP
West Chicago Community High School finished in first place in the 28th annual Illinois LifeSmarts competition. The competition took place on February 27, 2024. The team was led by captain and senior Angie Jacobo, and included seniors Arely Jacobo, Eric Diaz, Zitlaly Garcia-Medina, and freshman Alexander Jacobo. The team ...

NEW FILING OBLIGATIONS: THE CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT
Business owners and executive management need to familiarize themselves with the new Beneficial Ownership Interest (BOI) reporting rules under the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) and appoint a company representative to keep informed of this new and evolving compliance...

EASTER EGG HUNT AND BRUNCH BUFFET AT CANTIGNY
Palm Sunday at Cantigny promises to be a fun time for families, highlighted by an Easter Egg Hunt and brunch buffet. Reservations are not required for either event on Sunday, March 24. Hundreds of plastic eggs are scattered in the park for this colorful rain or shine tradition. The format is...

FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT TO HOST SEASONAL CAREER FAIR
Learn about open positions, meet with staff from a variety of departments, and interview in person for current job openings at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Seasonal Career Fair on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ...

ILLINOIS CHAMBER ENERGY COUNCIL: UPDATE ON ENVIROMENTAL JUSTICE
Earlier this week, Illinois Chamber Energy Council members received an update on the Environmental justice-related settlement reached by the United States EPA and the Illinois EPA. Provided below is that summary...

CANTIGNY LAUNCHES FREE ENTRY ON WEDNESDAYS
Cantigny plans to offer free parking on Wednesdays for those who register in advance, effective March 6 through October 30. “This is another step toward expanding our reach in the community and making Cantigny even more welcoming,” said Matt LaFond, executive director. “We hope to inspire first-time guests and repeat visitors to explore Cantigny and all that...

EXPERIENCE HOLY WEEK OBSERVANCES - NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
We invite everyone to join us as we journey through Holy Week, reflecting on the profound significance of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Come and experience the depth of Holy Week observances at New Hope United Methodist Church, as we ...

"OLMEC TRAILS: CULTURE & LEGACY" COMING TO COD, SUMMER 2024
Mexican Cultural Center DuPage in coordination with Meztli Mexico and in partnership with the College of DuPage Public Art Project and the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce an exciting new project: “Olmec Trails: Culture and Legacy.” This new outdoor exhibit featuring hand-painted, large-scale...

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE RECESSION? - Fisch Financial Report
The stock market experienced solid gains last week, concluding the trading week on a positive note, thanks to robust corporate reports and favorable inflation news; this propelled the S&P 500 Index to achieve a new record high at the end of the week. At the start of last week's trading, stocks faced downward ...

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WARRENVILLE'S SPECIAL CENSUS
The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a special census in 2024 for Warrenville. Why? So the City will have an accurate population count. Why does it matter? Accurate population numbers make the City eligible for more state and federal money. This helps fund City services such as street repair, public safety, and more. Census data also helps the City plan for the future...

SEC APPROVES BITCOIN ETFs - FISCH FINANCIAL REPORT
Stocks continued their upward climb last week as excitement around big tech continued; positive economic reports stoked investors’ belief that the Federal Reserve has pulled off a soft landing. Big tech was back last week, pushing the Dow and the S&P 500 to new highs early in the week as markets resumed the late Q4 rally...

CHSD94 WELCOMES EXPERIENCED EDUCATOR, DR. KURT JOHANSEN, AS NEW SUPERINTENDENT
The Community High School District 94 Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kurt Johansen as the new Superintendent, effective July 1. The selection process, conducted in collaboration with BWP & Associates search firm, began with a comprehensive presentation by BWP in October 2023, ...

MUAZ ALI NAMED WEST CHICAGO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DECEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH
West Chicago Community High School has selected Muaz Ali of West Chicago as Student of the Month for December 2023. He was selected by his teacher who said, "Muaz was one of the most dedicated students that I had last year. He is passionate about his interests and really fights for others...

THREE REASONS WHY DELAYING ACTION ON TAX EXTENDERS WOULD BE A MISTAKE - US Chamber of Commerce
Congress urgently needs to enact legislation addressing three key business tax provisions—restoring the deduction for research and development (R&D) expenses, 100% bonus depreciation, and the earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) standard for deducting business interest expense (collectively, “tax extenders”)....

TRUST BANK SECURES 5-STAR RATING IN NEWSWEEK'S
TrustBank is proud to announce its exclusive 5-star rating in “America's Best Regional Banks and Credit Unions 2024”, a collaboration between Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group. This distinguished recognition emphasizes TrustBank's unwavering customer-centric focus and dedication to providing superior financial services...

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