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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...

WINTER SAFETY TIPS FOR ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS
Despite winter getting off to a slow start, if the forecast is correct we’re in for cold, snowy weather soon. The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County reminds people to play it safe while enjoying ice fishing, snow tubing, cross-country skiing, and other ...

FAFSA IS OPEN - FISCH FINANCIAL REPORT
Stocks retreated in the first trading week of 2024, struggling a bit after a celebratory end to last year as investors second-guessed Fed signals and fretted over lingering inflation concerns. Stocks got off to a rough first week of the new year, with tech names leading the week’s decline. Several market...

GET READY FOR A FLURRY OF WINTER FUN
Embrace winter with a flurry of outdoor fun in the DuPage forest preserves, which offer residents plenty of reasons to get outside and play this season. When there’s plenty of packed snow on the hill (usually more than 3 inches), thrill-seekers can snow tube down the 800-foot run on Mount Hoy at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville. If conditions allow,...

“CHRISTMAS AT CANTIGNY” OPENS IN DECEMBER
Visitors to the inaugural Christmas at Cantigny celebration are in for a special holiday treat, including McCormick House walk-throughs, ice skating, and dazzling light installations. The festive fun begins on...

IRS RELEASE 2024 UPDATES - FISCH FINANCIAL
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.94%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 2.24%. The Nasdaq Composite index rose 2.37% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, increased 3.36%....

$25 MILLION AVAILABLE IN B2B GRANTS FOR NEW BUSINESSES
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced $25 million in available grant funding through the Back to Business (B2B) NewBiz program. Following state recovery programming for businesses totaling $1.5 billion, the latest American Rescue Plan Act ...

DHANVEER GILL EARNS SUPERIOR DISTINCTION IN NATIONAL STUDENT MEDIA CONTEST
West Chicago Community High School senior Dhanveer Gill received a superior distinction, the highest ranking awarded to a high school student, in editorial writing in the fall National Student Media Contest on...

ECC IS TOP OF 150 US COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR FIFTH TIME & ELIGIBLE FOR 2025 $1 MILLION ASPEN PRIZE
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Elgin Community College as one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the 2025 $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among two-year ...

TAKE EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF DUPAGE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT'S URBAN STREAM RESEARCH CENTER NOV. 18 & 19
See how Forest Preserve District of DuPage County ecologists are raising freshwater mussels, federally endangered Hine’s emerald dragonflies, and other aquatic animals during special behind-the-scenes tours of the Urban Stream Research Center at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville on ...

COMMUNITY ASKED TO SUPPORT STUDENTS IN ASSISTING AT-RISK VETERANS
West Chicago Elementary School District 33, in partnership with the City of West Chicago, the West Chicago Public Library District, and the West Chicago Park District, is organizing a special community drive to provide support for at-risk Veterans and their families in the surrounding region...

BOB BERLIN TO PRESENT PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE ON NOV 16
Cantigny, in partnership with the League of Women Voters, invites the public to their next Civic Awareness Series program on Thursday, November 16, at 7 pm. DuPage County State's Attorney Bob Berlin will present an update on public safety and discuss the county's restorative justice...

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