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FIRST DIVISION MUSEUM LAUNCHES TRAVEL PROGRAM - “Footsteps of The First” leads off with World War II tour of Europe in 2021
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park has introduced “Footsteps of The First,” a small-group travel program combining cultural exploration and military history in partnership with Academic Travel Abroad (ATA). The new program offers powerful learning opportunities packaged with the lure of comfortable, hassle-free overseas travel. Destinations will include battlegrounds, museums, cemeteries, monuments, and other venues...

Halloween Trick or Treating Guidelines & Recommendations
Since Halloween is not a City-sponsored event, please use your best judgement regarding whether or not to have your children go trick-or-treating door-to-door, which the CDC puts in the...

Window to West Chicago - Newsletter
Hearts and hands working together (albeit socially distanced), along with training, funds, and a hearty does of resilience, have resulted in a bountiful fall harvest that....

ICCTA honors Duffy, Ollayos for their service to Elgin Community College
The Illinois Community College Trustee Association (ICCTA) recently honored two Elgin Community College trustees for their long-time commitment to public service. ICCTA Executive Director Jim Reed recognized John Duffy, MSEd, for 45 years of service to District 509 and...

A Call for Care Packages for Deployed Troops!
Chicagoland Blue Star Mothers IL6 is collecting items for our Care Packages for Deployed Troops Collection Drive! From now until October 25, 2020 we will be collecting items from our attached flyer and funds through PayPal to send care packages to troops ...

Three WCCHS Students Named Commended Scholars
West Chicago Community High School Principal, Dr. Will Dwyer, announced today that Sarah Gramit, David Kuehn and Caleb Shade, all of West Chicago, have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter ...

City of Warrenville's - Hometown Happenings Newsletter
The Hometown Happenings newsletter is a monthly publication that is available online and a printed version is mailed out to all Warrenville residential and commercial addresses. The intent of the newsletter is to communicate ...

Fall Fire Hydrant Flushing to Begin October 5, 2020
The City of West Chicago’s Water Utility Division will flush fire hydrants this month beginning on October 5, 2020. The work will be done between...

Covid-19 Community Testing Center - DuPage Locations & Hours
Individuals will be asses by a VNA Doctor or Nurse Practitioner immediately prior to COVID-19 testing during the same....

Prospective Candidate Packets Available for Consolidated Election of April 6, 2021
As a service of the City Clerk’s Office, petition information packets and forms will be available on September 22, 2020, at the West Chicago City Hall for prospective candidates for the ...

Business Interruption Grants Program (BIG) OPEN 9/17/2020
The Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program is a $636 million program developed by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19.BIG leverages federal funding provided by the CARES Act to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses....

A Coalition of Mayors and Municipal Leaders Works Together to Tackle COVID-19
A coalition of Mayors and municipal leaders in the western suburbs is working together to tackle the rising number of COVID-19 cases in their communities. An initial brainstorming session hosted last month by Addison Mayor Richard Veenstra and ...

West Chicago Mayor Shares Enthusiasm for Move with the Mayor Campaign – Recruits Additional DuPage Mayors for Friendly Competition
Earlier this year, West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda presented a compelling invitation to other DuPage County Mayors at the June Mayors and Mangers conference call to join him in a national movement campaign to increase community health through an increase in physical activity. For the fourth year, West Chicago will be participating in the ...

School Board Vacancy Application Deadline Extended
Community High School District 94 is seeking applications from community members interested in serving on its Board of Education due to a vacancy created by the resignation of Ms. Lauren Scanlan. The application deadline has been extended until ...

West Chicago Historical Society
To Present and Past Supporters of the West Chicago Historical Society: Saturday, September 12, 2020, the first Saturday after Labor Day, is the date the West Chicago Historical Society would typically hold it's major annual fund raiser, the...

City of Warrenville - Hometown Happenings Newsletter
Mayor's Column - I decided to put a privacy fence along our eastern lot line. So off I went to Community Development at City Hall to apply for the permit. Now, of course, this can be accomplished online, but being stubbornly old school in some things, I wanted some human contact...

Plan 2 Protect Dist. 200 - Reopening Plans
Tomorrow is the first day of school for students in grades 1-12 and our Transition Program. Whether you are returning to school remotely or in-person, we look forward to welcoming all of our students back either in-person or...

DuPage County Announces NEW Hours for Testing
DuPage County is now offering community-based COVID-19 testing at the DuPage County Complex. Testing is free but limited tests are available per day. This is a drive-thru testing site where...

Local West Chicago WWII Hero Charles A. Scheckel Jr. Passing
Charles A. Scheckel Jr., age 95, a longtime resident of West Chicago, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 5, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Charles Sr. and Katherine Scheckel. Chuck was a US Navy Veteran and proud to have served on...

City of West Chicago Cancels Special Events on City-owned Property Through 2020
The City of West Chicago has announced, by Proclamation issued on August 12, 2020, the cancellation of all festivals and events on City-owned property through December 31, 2020. The decision to ...

Covid-19 Testing Location in West Chicago
Community mobile testing clinics are also available in...

U.S. Department of Labor (EFMLA) Guidelines
With the school year upon us we have fielded many questions from employers about whether or not a business has to provide Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) or Expanded Family Medical Leave (EFMLA) to an employee if the employee's child is ...

West Chicago Residents to Join Mayor Pineda in Combating Heart Disease & Stroke
Mayor Ruben Pineda is joining eighteen other mayors in a nationwide initiative to reduce heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 killer, by encouraging residents to get up and get get moving. Mayor Pineda will kick off West Chicago’s third annual Move with the ...

Customized App to Factor Heavily into 2020 Virtual Movement Campaign in West Chicago!
Continuing its tradition of promoting an active lifestyle through an organized campaign of movement activities, Healthy West Chicago partners once again with the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention for the 2020 Move with the Mayor Challenge ...

Message from Mayor Ruben Pineda of the City of West Chicago
I would like to take this opportunity to convey my heartfelt sorrow for those in our community who have been touched by the devastating effects of the COVID-19 virus. It has been painful to see the confirmed case numbers rise on ...

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