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ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FRAUD INFORMATION
Fraudulent unemployment insurance claims have been an unfortunate result of the pandemic and a persistent problem that continues to plague employees and employers alike. Illinois has been particularly ...

LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT AND NOT SURE HOW TO START? LOOK NO FURTHER!
IllinoisJobLink.com is a robust, dynamic and comprehensive, web-based workforce development system for job seekers, employers, training providers and workforce professionals with realtime data. For job seekers, it features...

GOVERNOR PRITZKER MODIFIES REGIONAL MITIGATION METRICS
In an announcement regarding increased hospital staffing across Illinois, Governor Pritzker released modified regional mitigation metrics. These new mitigation metrics, which apply to all 11 COVID-19 regions in the state, are expected to loosen restrictions and...

CHICAGOLAND BLUE STAR MOTHERS CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF SUPPORT!
Chicagoland Blue Star Mothers IL6, the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc., is proud to announce the fifth anniversary of our Chapter Charter! Our founding members felt an overwhelming urge to “do something” as ...

GOV. PRITZKIER ANNOUNCES LIMITED INDOOR DINNING TO RESUME IN TIER 1 AS THREE OF 11 REGIONS QUALIFY TO MOVE OUT OF TIER 3 MITIGATIONS
Following a decrease in COVID-19 test positivity rates and hospitalizations throughout Illinois, Governor JB Pritzker announced regions across the state are now eligible to move out of Tier 3 mitigations, the strictest tier of Illinois’ resurgence mitigation plan, implemented shortly before Thanksgiving, in...

SENIOR LEGISLATIVE SIMULATION REIMAGINED
For 27 years, West Chicago Community High School (WCCHS) American Government teachers have prepared senior students to “live” democracy through the award winning semester-long legislative simulation. Yet during a global pandemic, teachers were challenged to find a way to ...

CALL FOR GARDEN AND ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS FOR 2021 BLOOMING FEST
The City of West Chicago is now accepting vendor applications for its annual downtown garden festival, Blooming Fest, scheduled on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Organized by...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 509 BONDS AVAILABLE TO COMMUNITY
Elgin Community College District 509 will issue approximately $92,990,000 in tax-exempt and taxable municipal bonds. Proceeds of the bonds will be used to refinance outstanding debt from existing bonds, generating an estimated $15 million in present value savings for the District and its residents. Interested investors ...

PPP OPENED TODAY FOR FIRST DRAW PPP LOAN APPLICATIONS
Starting today, community financial institutions (Community Financial Development Institutions, Minority Depository Institutions, Community Development Corporations or Microlenders) can submit First Draw PPP loan applications to the...

AVIATOR AND MOTIVATIONAL LEADER JACKIE CAMACHO-RUIZ TO JURY TAKE FLIGHT
Members of the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission are hopeful that 2021 will prove to be an inspiring year for the arts in West Chicago. As a springboard for capturing the spirit of optimism for the future, they have issued a call for art for the 2021 Art Banner Exhibit, titled Take Flight...

ECC TRUSTEES APPROVE TUITION FREEZE & TAX RELIEF MEASURES SAVING TAXPAYERS MORE THAN $2 MILLION
Elgin Community College District 509 Board of Trustees approved measures to freeze tuition rates for the 2021-2022 academic year and provide taxpayer relief for the 2020 tax levy year during its December Board Meetings. The approved actions provide positive financial ...

JORDAN GARCIA NAMED DECEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH
West Chicago Community High School has selected Jordan Garcia of West Chicago as Student of the Month for December 2020. Garcia was chosen for being an outstanding citizen, a hard worker, and an excellent student. A senior, Garcia has been on ...

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) & PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) FEQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, Wintrust and its family of charter banks will facilitate access to PPP loans as it did in the previous rounds of the program. Like all lenders, we are awaiting the new forms and guidelines from the SBA for this next round. We anticipate receiving this information on or just...

A COVID-19 CONVERSATION: STAYING ALIVE! MAKING AN INFORMED DECISION ABOUT YOUR HEALTH & SAFETY
“Whatever your decision, please make sure it is grounded in facts, evidence-based data, knowledge, and not in fear aligned to previous injustices and emotionalism.” - JF Guider, MPH, CHES Chair - Dupage County NAACP Health Committee...

WARRENVILLE'S HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2021
Mayor's Column, Happy New Year, 2021 City Calendars Available, Tips for extreme weather, Toy's for Tots - A Success!, Holiday Tree & LIght Recycling, Advisory Commission Volunteers Needed, and more! ...

WINDOW TO WEST CHICAGO - WINTER 2021
Ride DuPage offers Curb-to-Curb service for seniors and peoples with disabilities, From the Mayor, Take flight in 2021 SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education), Snow Guidelines and more!...

GUIDE TO SMALL BUSINESS COVID-19 EMERGNECY LOANS (CHANGES TO PPP & MORE)
As part of an end-of-year pandemic relief package, Congress has passed several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and created a “Second Draw” PPP for small businesses who have exhausted their initial loan. Other changes impact eligibility for ...

WCCHS STUDENT NAMED ALL-STATE MUSICIAN
Ten students from West Chicago Community High School were selected in November for the 2020 Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) District 9 Honor Festival. One of these students, Samuel Incrocci, ...

A HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM MAYOR RUBEN PINEDA
Mayor Ruben Pineda's wish for a safe holiday and brighter new year.

UPDATED QUARANTINE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PERSONS LIVING, LEARNING, OR WORKING IN DUPAGE COUNTY.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated quarantine recommendations on December 2, 2020 with the following opening statements: “Local public health authorities determine and establish the quarantine options for their jurisdictions...

WEST CHICAGO EMBARKS ON CREATION OF 20-YEAR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
The City of West Chicago has announced the launch of a process to update its Comprehensive Plan, the guiding document for how community stakeholders hope to see the City grow and change over the next 20 years ...

ECC THEATRE PRESENTS AS YOU LIKE IT IN #MAKEARTALWAYS VIRTUAL SERIES
Elgin Community College Theatre will present a virtual production of “As You Like It,” by William Shakespeare, on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. on the ECC Arts Center’s Facebook and YouTube pages. This production is directed ...

WEST CHICAGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 33 TO HOST ADDITIONAL MOBILE TESTING COVID-19: DECEMBER 5 & 10 2020
West Chicago Elementary School District 33, the City of West Chicago, the Illinois Department of Public Health and DuPage County Health Department are partnering to host two FREE COVID-19 mobile testing units from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., or until tests are...

INFORMATION ON COVID-19 VACCINES THAT WILL HELP THE COMMUNITY UNDERSTAND THE STATUS, SAFETY, BENEFITS & MORE!
What you need to know about how CDC is making COVID-19 vaccine recommendations in the United States. Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination. Since the pandemic began, ACIP has been holding special meetings to review U.S. data on COVID-19 and...

ACTION CALL: URGE POLITICIANS TO MAKE PPP LOANS DEDUCTABLE TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES
The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, or PPP, was passed in order to provide small businesses across the United States crucial relief during widespread government shutdowns due...

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