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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...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CNETER FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES WELCOME PUBLIC TO OPEN HOUSE ON OCT. 15
The Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services will host a community open house on Saturday, October 15, at its 815 E. Plank Rd., Burlington, Ill., location. The open house will begin with an informational session from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. for those interested in learning more about a career ...

ECC TO HOST COLLEGE NIGHT FEATURING OVER 150 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities will be at Elgin Community College on Wednesday, Oct. 12 to help students and families explore their options. The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Building J, Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Visitors should park in the red lot marked “J” and enter ...

WEGO DRAMA PRESENTS: F.SCOTT FITZGERALD'S THE GREAT GATSBY LIVE ON STAGE
Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School continues their 2022-2023 Season with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Based on the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, be ready to go back 100 years to the Jazz Age! The roaring ...

PEOPLE'S RESOURCE CENTER LAUNCHES HUNGER ACTION MONTH CAMPAIGN
People’s Resource Center (PRC) is recognizing Hunger Action Month all September through events, opportunities to get involved and digital content to raise awareness of food insecurity in DuPage County. Hunger Action Month is a nationwide awareness campaign designed to raise awareness of food insecurity and to ...

PREVENTING VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters invite the public to their next Civic Awareness Series program on Thursday, September 8, at 7 pm. The program, offered in-person and online, will address violence in our communities and how to restore safety...

PEGGY HEINRICH OF ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE SELECTED FOR THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S RISING PRESIDENTS FELLOWSHIP
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (Aspen) announced today that Peggy Heinrich, EdD, vice president of teaching, learning, and student development at Elgin Community College, is one of 31 leaders in the nation selected for the 2022-23 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship. This program...

THE GHOSTS OF HERO STREET
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park continues its Date with History series with acclaimed author Carlos Harrison on Thursday, September 1, at 7 pm CT. He will discuss his 2014 book, “The Ghosts of Hero Street: How One Small Mexican-American Community Gave So Much in World War II...

WEGO DRAMA PRESENTS MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: HAMMERED! A THOR AND LOKI PLAY
Wego Drama at Community High School begins their 2022-2023 Season with the all age’s production of Marvel Spotlight: Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play. Based on the characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, this play is a modern riff on the characters created ...

BALL TECH ON DEMAND WINS OUTSTANDING EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AWARD FROM AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
Representatives from Ball Tech On Demand, an initiative of Ball Seed Company, accepted the 2022 Outstanding Education Materials Award—Multimedia from The American Society for Horticultural Science Extension Division at its 2022 ASHS Conference on Aug. 2, 2022, in Chicago...

LEAVES A CRITICAL COMPONENT OF OUR URBAN FOREST - KRAMER TREE SPECIALISTS
The natural process of seasonal leaf fall is a critical component to the ecological cycle in our urban forests. The trees go dormant in the colder season and conserve energy, resulting in this process called senescence. Leaves are a critical building block for many other areas of...

BRITTNEY WALKER NAMED DISTRICT 94 COMMUNITY RELATIONS COORDINATOR
At the July 19th Board of Education meeting, Brittney Walker was approved to be our new Communications and Community Relations Coordinator, beginning July 29, 2022. Brittney Walker has a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Marketing/Promotions from Columbia College and has been the Coordinator of Student Activities at IMSA (Illinois Math and Science Academy) since ...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION GALA "DARE TO DREAM" TO BE HELD SEPT. 17
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 17, 2022. The gala will be an in-person celebration, with an option to attend virtually ...

PEOPLE'S RESOURCE CENTER WELCOMES INGRID BECTON TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
People’s Resource Center (PRC) is proud to announce the election of Ingrid Becton to its Board of Directors. Ingrid is co-founder and President of George Washington Street Partners, a coaching and consulting firm. Ms. Becton is a leadership coach specializing in young professionals, emerging leaders ...

CITY INSTALLS MURALS DOWNTOWN TO CELEBRATE "YEAR OF THE ALEBRIJES"
It is the “Year of the Alebrijes” in West Chicago and to celebrate the occasion, the City has installed a special community art experience in the downtown area for all to enjoy. To honor the six artists that created the sculptures at the Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World exhibit at Cantigny Park, the City has installed six murals throughout downtown West Chicago with ...

"CANTIGNY DE NOCHE" STARTS JULY 27
Cantigny Park is introducing expanded hours and free entertainment options on Wednesday evenings starting July 27. Visitors can enjoy illuminated art, activities, and refreshments from 6 pm until one hour after sunset....

MAYSLAKE HALL RENOVATION PROJECT KICKS OFF
— DuPage Forest Preserve District commissioners, staff and guests on Saturday celebrated the start of a yearlong exterior restoration project of historic Mayslake Hall in Oak Brook. The $6.4 million certified master plan project will repair structural deficiencies and other problems with the roof, masonry, wood, stucco, windows, doors ...

SEE “PANEL 44” NOW THROUGH AUGUST 13
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park is proud to announce the arrival of “Panel 44: Eight Days in March,” a traveling exhibit that commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial....

WORK TO BEGIN JUNE 8 ON HIDDEN LAKE BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS
The historic bridge that provides access to Eagle Lake at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove will close for repairs beginning Wednesday, June 8. Visitors will not be able to access the Eagle Lake Trail or Eagle Lake until the bridge is reinstalled near the end of the year...

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