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CANTIGNY JAZZ AND WINE FEST RETURNS JUNE 23
The first “signature” event of Cantigny’s summer calendar is set for Sunday, June 23. Tickets for the Cantigny Jazz and Wine Fest are on sale now at Cantigny.org, including premium VIP experiences. The festival spreads throughout the Cantigny gardens and grounds, with five performers on two stages from noon until 6 pm. Four wine tasting stations ...

GIFT CATALOG HELPS SUPPORT CAMPERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) is proud to announce the launch* of its Camps Gift Catalog. The catalog is designed to support children and teens with special needs right here in DuPage County. WDSRA camps are more than just a summer activity—they are a lifeline for many families and ...

ILLINOIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STATEMENT ON THE FINAL BILL OF THE SPRING 2024 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
The Spring Legislative session offered many opportunities to advocate for our dynamic and diverse membership base. We appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with legislators on both sides of the aisle and secure meaningful policy wins in the final days of the ...

MILLENNIUM IT SOLUTIONS: A TRUSTED PARTNER FOR SMB'S AND START-UPS
Millennium IT Solutions offers a range of IT services and solutions to help SMBs and start-ups grow and thrive in the digital age. Millennium IT Solutions, a leading IT Solutions Provider, located in Villa Park, IL, makes available its portfolio of services and solutions to cater to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and start-ups...

COMMEMORATE D-DAY 80TH ANNIVERSARY AT CANTIGNY
Eighty years ago, soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division played a leading role in the Allied invasion of Normandy, storming Omaha Beach and jump-starting the liberation of Europe during World War II. Cantigny will commemorate that pivotal day—June 6, 1944, and the days surrounding it...

WDSRA LAUNCHES SPECIAL OLYMPICS YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL* PROGRAM FOR AGES 7-15
Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) is thrilled to launch the latest addition to its roster of programs: Special Olympics Flag Football designed specifically for ages 7 to 15. Building on the success of its existing flag football program catering to ages 16 and above, WDSRA aims to extend the joys of teamwork, sportsmanship, and ...

WEST CHICAGO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES 61 AWARDS FOR BI-LITERACY ACHIEVEMENT
On Tuesday, May 7th, 2024, West Chicago Community High School recognized Senior students for earning the Illinois State Commendation towards Biliteracy or the Seal of Biliteracy at a Seal of Biliteracy Celebration Ceremony. This year, awards were earned in six languages: ...

DUPAGE FOREST PRESERVE REMINDS PUBLIC OF BENEFITS OF TIME IN NATURE DURING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County reminds people of the mental health benefits of time in nature. Research suggests that spending time in natural environments, such as DuPage forest preserves, can have profound positive effects on mental well-being. Time spent in green...

STATE SENATOR SETH LEWIS' LITERARY LEARNING PROGRAM LAUNCHED!
To keep young minds active during the summer break from school, I am offering students who will enter first through sixth grades in the fall of 2024 an opportunity to participate in my summer literacy learning program...

CANTIGNY SPRING FEST COMING MAY 18
Spring Fest attractions include: McCormick House Marketplace. The newly renovated historic home will host local artisans offering jewelry, pottery, artworks and more. Treat yourself to a craft coffee and pastry bar on the South Porch, overlooking the...

MARKET UPDATE WITH FISCH FINANCIAL
Stocks staged a choppy comeback last week as investors cheered positive earnings, led by mega-cap tech stocks. The rally came to pass despite fresh data showing a slowing economy and increasing inflationary pressures...

ILLINOIS CHAMBER JOINS US CHAMBER LETTER TO EPA ON CARB IN-USE LOCOMOTIVE REGULATION
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce alongside chambers from across the country joined the US Chamber in urging the EPA to deny the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) application to exempt its In-Use Locomotive Regulation (Regulation) from the Clean Air Act. Provided ...

“FRANCE AT CANTIGNY” DRIVES 2024 VISITOR PROGRAMS
Big plans with a French twist are taking shape as Cantigny prepares for a season filled with new experiences and the return of popular events. The former Wheaton estate of Col. Robert R. McCormick presents “France at Cantigny,” interpreting the theme...

CANTIGNY AND CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN LAUNCH 2024 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR MILITARY VETERANS
The Chicago Botanic Garden and Cantigny are partnering to support military veterans and ease their transition to the civilian workforce. This summer, the Veteran Internship Program (VIP) is being offered...

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 ...

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