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WCCHS STUDENTS PLACE 1ST IN ILLINOIS LIFESMARTS COMPETITION
West Chicago Community High School finished in 1st place in the Illinois LifeSmarts competition on February 22, 2022. Members of the championship team are Arely Jacobo, Angie Jacobo, Dana Tomasevic, Christina Guo....

WESTERN DUPAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INVITES CHAMBER AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO CRUISE ALONG THE DANUBE RIVER
The Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce has announced today that it will be taking part in an exclusively Amazing Danube River Cruise on October 23, 2022, and is inviting chamber members, and family and friends of chamber members to join...

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
The Community High School District 94 Educational Foundation is seeking nominees for its 2022 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. The purpose of the program is to recognize West Chicago Community High School graduates whose accomplishments serve as an inspiration for current students to dream and achieve...

WEST CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINER'S ASSOCIATION SAFE SPORTS SCHOOL AWARD
West Chicago Community High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award for its high school athletics program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that have met the recommended standards to improve safety in sports...

ILLINOIS INDOOR MASKING REQUIREMENT TO END MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2022
Due to the continued decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and increase in available ICU beds, the Illinois indoor mask requirement will end Monday, February 28, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. Since the Governor announced his plan to lift the indoor mask requirement, the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 has ...

TRANSITION TEAM RECEIVES STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AWARD
The Special Education Transition Team at West Chicago Community High School has earned the Illinois State Board of Education’s highest honor in the Those Who Excel Awards, Award of Excellence, for creating the WeGo Tees in-school business with their students last year...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE RECOGNIED BY ACHIEVING THE DREAM AS A 2021 LEAD COLLEGE
Elgin Community College today announced that it has been designated a Leader College of Distinction by Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing community colleges as hubs of equity and mobility in their communities...

PLAY IN NATURE AT FUN SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS AND TEENS
Registration is now open for DuPage County residents for a great lineup of fun outdoor forest preserve day camps for kids and teens through the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County at dupageforest.org/camps. Registration for nonresidents begins ...

A WORD FROM CEO DAVID SABATHNE ON YOUR EXPERIENCE TO THE DANUBE RIVER CRUISE
As you consider whether to travel with other business people or as a regular tourist, please feel free to ask any questions you might have. We recommend that you do some “homework” to help with your decision. Read a few travel guides. Do some research on...

INNOVATION DUPAGE TO PARTNER WITH HISPANIC AMERICAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION TO LAUNCH LATEST OWNER-2-CEO PROGRAM
Innovation DuPage is proud to partner with the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) to launch its latest Owner-2-CEO program focusing on business owners in the construction industry. The Construction Industry Owner-2-CEO will provide participating leaders with the network, knowledge, and tools that are...

EQUIPMENT DONATION FROM SWISS AUTOMATION, INC. GIVES ECC'S CNC TRAINING PROGRAM COMPETITIVE EDGE
Helping to recognize National Career Technology Month in February is the addition of a 9-axis computer numeric control (CNC) machine donated by Swiss Automation, Inc. The donation, valued at more than $175,000, helps to further distinguish Elgin Community College’s Industrial Manufacturing Technology/Computer Integrated Manufacturing ...

THE HISTORY OF LATINOS IN ELGIN AND BEYOND TOPIC OF ECC'S BILL PELZ GLOBAL SPEAKER SERIES ON FEB. 23
Elgin Community College will host a Bill Pelz Global Speaker series titled “The History of Latinos in Elgin and Beyond” on Wednesday, February 23 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. This series is sponsored by the ECC Global/International Studies Taskforce (GIST). This event is free and open to the public. Join via ...

ECC ALUM SERGIO RODRIGUE APPOINTED TO FILL TRUSTEE VACANCY
The Community College District 509 Board of Trustees has appointed Sergio Rodriguez to fill the trustee seat vacated by Jeffrey Meyer, JD, who resigned on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2021. Rodriguez, of Pingree Grove, was selected unanimously at the board’s Wednesday Jan. 26, 2022 special ...

AMANDA VINICKY HEADLINES CIVIC AWARENESS SERIES
The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park, the League of Women Voters of Wheaton, and the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County, announce an online presentation in the acclaimed Civic Awareness Series featuring Amanda Vinicky, Illinois government and politics correspondent for WTTW-TV, Chicago. She will speak...

CHICAGOLAND BLUE STAR MOTHERS IL6: CELEBRATING 6 YEARS OF SUPPORTING OUR NATIONS MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS AND OUR VETERANS
Chicagoland Blue Star Mothers IL6, the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc., is proud to announce the sixth anniversary of our Chapter Charter! Our founding members felt an overwhelming urge to “do something” as their sons and daughters answered the call to military ...

TWO FEBRUARY PROGRAMS EXPLORE THE PROHIBITION ERA - CANTIGNY PARK
The Museums at Cantigny Park announce two programs in February focusing on 1920s Prohibition and its ramifications. Historians from The Mob Museum in Las Vegas will present online via Zoom. Both events are free...

TAKE A ROMANTIC NIGHT WALK AT FULLERSBURG WOODS FEB. 11 & 12
Enjoy a night in nature with someone you love on a Romantic Night Walk from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 and 12 at the DuPage Forest Preserve District’s Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve at 3609 Spring Road in Oak Brook. Take a 1- to 3-mile self-guided walk with your sweetheart or with friends on lantern...

FEDERAL EMPLOYER VACCINATION MANDATE UPDATE
Moments ago, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has halted the enforcement of the Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard requiring that employees of businesses that employ 100 individuals or more be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus or submit to weekly testing. The ruling removes the ...

DISTRICT EARNS STANDARD & POOR'S AAA BOND RATING ON BOND ISSUE
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County earned a AAA rating from Standard & Poor’s Global Rating for its series 2022 general obligation limited-tax bonds, which will be used to pay for certified master plan projects without raising debt-servicing costs ...

COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS WORKSHOPS OFFERED FOR AREA HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS AND FAMILIES AT ECC
Elgin Community College’s College Transitions Department will be holding a College and Career Readiness (CCR) workshop tomorrow and during the spring semester. Trainings are free and open to anyone interested. District 509 students, parents...

REMINDER TO PLAY IT SAFE OUTDOORS IN WINTER
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County reminds residents to play it safe while enjoying ice fishing, snow tubing, cross-country skiing, and other fun winter activities. “The safest way to enjoy the outdoors is with another person so you’re ...

SUPPORT DU PAGE FOREST PRESERVES ON #GIVINGTUESDAY NOV. 30
Keep your #GivingTuesday donation local this Nov. 30 by contributing a gift to DuPage forest preserves through the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. As an added incentive, an anonymous donor has agreed to match #GivingTuesday donations to the Friends of the Forest Preserve District up...

DECEMBER PROGRAMS OFFERED BY FIRST DIVISION MUSEUM
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park announces two programs in December viewable online via Zoom. These events are free but require advance registration at FDMuseum.org. Thursday, December 2 at 7 PM...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOINS SHIELD ILLINOIS IN EXPANED COMMUNITY COVID-19 TESTING DAY ON NOV. 23
Elgin Community College will be participating in the SHIELD Illinois Thanksgiving Community COVID-19 screening on Tuesday, November 23 from 3 – 8 p.m. at its main campus located at 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin, Ill. ECC is joining SHIELD Illinois alongside...

SHOP CANTIGNY ON “MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY”
Cantigny Park invites everyone to get a jump on holiday gift giving and support local museums and cultural institutions on Museum Store Sunday, November 28. The worldwide shopping event is sponsored by the Museum Store Association (MSA) and is celebrating its 5th anniversary. More than...

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