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ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARTS CENTER PRESENTS "BALTIMORE" ON NOVEMBER 19 THROUGH 21
Elgin Community College Theatre’s production of “Baltimore” by playwright Kirsten Greenidge and directed by Susan A. Robinson, ECC Theatre Instructor and Program Coordinator, runs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 19 and Saturday, November 20. On Sunday, November 21, the performance ...

CANTIGNY 5K PROCEEDS DONATED TO MIDWEST SHELTER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, yesterday awarded a check for $11,000 to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (MSHV) in Wheaton. The donation represents net proceeds from the 17th annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk on November..

WEST CHICAGO PAYS TRIBUTE TO IT'S VETERANS WITH STREET BANNER DISPLAY
A pilot program to honor West Chicago veterans has become a touchpoint for the gratitude and esteem the community feels for its local heroes this Veterans Day. Nineteen custom designed street banners, bearing the images of West Chicago veterans past and present, were installed ...

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“CREATURES OF A DREAM WORLD” COMING TO DUPAGE IN 2022
The partnership of Cantigny Park, the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Mexican Cultural Center DuPage today announced a five-month outdoor art exhibit featuring dozens of mythical animals inspired by Mexican folklore...

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS - CITY OF WARRENVILLE
My brother Charles used to spend a lot of time visiting cemeteries. He and Cathy would frequently pack a little lunch and head out for a road trip to what was often some obscure, mostly forgotten, graveyard. Some were close, some not so close, but ...

THE HYSTERICAL THRILLER
Wego Drama continues their season by bringing live theatre to the audience with the hysterical whodunit, “Clue: On Stage”. Performances are Nov. 5 and 6, 2021 at 7 p.m. in Weyrauch Auditorium at West Chicago Community High School,...

ECC RECOGNIZED WITH 15 MEDALLION AWARDS FROM NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
The Elgin Community College Marketing and Communications team earned top honors at the 2021 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 3 Conference, Oct. 3-5 in Grand Rapids, MI. The NCMPR Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication in each of NCMPR's ...

NEW STUDENT SUCCESS COACHING PROGRAM AT ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Elgin Community College now offers a new Student Success Coaching (SSC) program, which will provide individualized, equitable, high-touch, holistic support to students. The primary goals of the program include increasing course success, course progression...

NOV. 11 JOB FAIR FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS OPENING AT ECC
Elgin Community College will host a Healthcare Professions Job fair on Thursday, November 11 from 5 – 9 p.m. in Building A, Atrium. ECC’s healthcare department is searching for passionate individuals to fill several key administration, ...

WEST CHICAGO STUDENT ARTWORK EXHIBITED AT DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S OPENER
A richly rewarding collaboration, which sprang from a breakfast meeting held earlier this year in West Chicago between Mayor Ruben Pineda, other City leaders, and DuPage Symphony Orchestra Board members Shelley Campbell and Kristin Chmiel, resulted in a showcase ...

“COMMUNITY CONNECTION CASE” HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL STORIES
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park is celebrating Family History Month—and every month—by inviting local veterans and their families to share their stories of military service. The museum’s Community Connection Case, or CCC, is a place for ...

FREE FLU VACCINE VOUCHERS
For low income, uninsured, DuPage County residents ages 3 and older. The best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones from the flu is to get a vaccine. The flu is a contagious, respiratory disease that can....

REGISTER NOW FOR CANTIGNY 5K
Cantigny Park invites runners and walkers of all ages to enter the 17th Annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 6. The race begins at 9 am with net proceeds benefitting the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, a Wheaton nonprofit providing veterans and their families with...

CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION TO HOST A CANDY WRAPPER POLL TO LEARN WHAT KIND OF ART KIDS WANT TO SEE IN WEST CHICAGO
West Chicago’s Cultural Arts Commission will be on-hand for the annual Trunk-or-Treat at the West Chicago Public Library, located at 118 W. Washington Street, on Saturday, October 30 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. to see what kids have to say about art in their community. Commission members ...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATES GAIN A $600,000 ADVANTAGE ACCORDING TO ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY
Graduates of Elgin Community College earn nearly $600,000 more over their career than those who did not complete an associate degree or long-term certificate, according to a new study from the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). The return on ...

CITY TO LAUNCH VETERANS TRIBUTE BANNER DISPLAY: CALL FOR PHOTOS
As Veterans’ Day approaches, thoughts turn to the men and women of the community who have served so valiantly in various branches of our armed forces. One West Chicago resident, Judy Knaak, took the time to contact her elected representative, ...

ANNUAL WESTERN DUPAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY PROFILE COMING!
Our NEW publication will be in a larger print format and interactive eBook, supported with active links to websites and fresh content with SEO backlinks...

WINDOW TO WEST CHICAGO - FALL 2021
As the largest employer of people with disabilities in the area, We Grow Dreams Greenhouse and Garden Center at 1055 West Washington Street, provides both employment and job training in a not-forprofit environment. Its mission has remained the same for...

CITY OF WARRENVILLE - HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS NEWSLETTER
Well, the bland, pale, green building is finally gone. Thank goodness it was only the sheathing that we were having to endure for so many months, and not the finished product. As I write this, people are moving in, the building’s exterior details are...

"CARECROWS" ADD A CHARITABLE TOUCH TO PARK'S FALL DECOR
Cantigny Park visitors have something new and thought-provoking to check out during their next visit. Four DuPage nonprofit agencies, selected by Cantigny Horticulture, have created a themed "CAREcrow" display...

NEW WEST CHICAGO GROUP ENCOURAGES TAKING TIME FOR CREATIVITY
The hectic pace of work, school, and family life can sometimes leave little time for the creative life. Recently, a small group of West Chicagoans frustrated that their busy schedules never seemed to let them set aside time to be creative, came up with the idea...

CIVIC AWARENESS SERIES WELCOMES AUTHOR ALEX KOTLOWITZ
The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters of Wheaton continue their acclaimed Civic Awareness Series with an online presentation featuring Alex Kotlowitz author of “An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago...

ARTIST LINDA SCHMITT WINS PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD FOR 2021 ART BANNER EXHIBIT TAKE FLIGHT
The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to announce the People's Choice Award winner for the 2021 Art Banner Exhibit titled Take Flight, as Chicagoland artist Linda Schmitt. Schmitt received the greatest number of online votes in the People's Choice poll, which ...

"HEADLINES FROM HISTORY" EXAMINES GREAT CHICAGO FIRE - CANTINGY
The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park announced a new online lecture series, “Headlines from History,” beginning next month with a look at the Great Chicago Fire on its 150th anniversary. The lectures, presented via Zoom, will ...

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