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SUSAN EISENHOWER TO SPEAK ON SEPTEMBER 14
All are welcome to the free program inside the Cantigny Visitors Center, which will also stream online. Registration for both in-person and Zoom viewers is required at FDMuseum.org. For those attending in person, parking is complimentary. Eisenhower’s acclaimed book, published in 2020, is a retrospective of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s wartime and...

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP PRESENTS MINI-GOLF OUTING
The Young Professionals Group presents, "Green & Greet Par-Tee" at Coyote Crossing Mini Golf Course in Carol Stream on Thursday, September 21st with a 5:30 PM Shotgun Start. Be sure to make time for this exciting and fun event! This event is open to both Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce members and non-members alike to network, enjoy refreshments, have fun...

MARKET INSIGHTS FROM FISCH FINANCIAL
Stocks extended their August declines last week as higher yields and weak economic data out of China soured investor sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.21%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 retreated 2.11%. The Nasdaq Composite index backtracked 2.59% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed...

WEGO DRAMA START THE YEAR WITH LAUGHS
Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School kicks off the 23-24 theatrical season with their New Directors Showcase: The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis. This hysterical comedy brings to life the classic fairy tales in a new and revised way. It is a very face-paced and clever farce. It is a great way to start ...

MARKET INSIGHTS FROM FISCH FINANCIAL
Stocks retreated last week as bond yields increased following the Treasury's announcement indicating “a larger-than-expected funding need” and a downgrade in the federal government’s debt rating...

CHAMBER LUNCHEON SUPPORTS HUNGER ACTION MONTH
The Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry is among 13 chambers of commerce participating in a Hunger Action Luncheon at Abbington Distinctive Banquets in Glen Ellyn on Tuesday, August 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to promote local food pantries heading into Hunger Action ...

“GLOW IN THE PARK” LIGHTS UP CANTIGNY AUGUST 12
The third “signature” event of Cantigny’s fun-packed 65th summer is GLOW in the Park, a first-time, 21-and-over event set for Saturday, August 12, from 7 pm to midnight. Guests will experience a bit of 1990s nostalgia with a twist of grown-up fun, surrounded by dazzling neon colors ...

SUPPORT DUPAGE FOREST PRESERVE HABITAT RESTORATION & WILDLIFE THROUGH A NIGHT FOR NATURE SEPT. 14
Help the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County provide healthy habitats for native plants and animals and inspiring places for visitors by participating in “A Night for Nature” on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at St. James Farm in Warrenville...

SBA ANNOUNCES FOUR BUSINESS RECOVERY CENTERS ARE OPENING IN ILLINOIS ON JULY 12 TO ASSIST SMALL BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY SEVERE STORMS
Illinois small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses, and private nonprofit organizations affected by the severe storms in Illinois, on March 31, 2023, are eligible to apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs)...

"Voyage En France" Sails on July 16
The second “signature” event of Cantigny’s fun-packed 65th summer is Voyage en France, set for Sunday, July 16, from 10 am to 4 pm. Fans of French culture will find lots to love at Voyage, a celebration of the sights, sounds and flavors of France...

THURSDAY "SUMMER NIGHTS" SERIES: JULY EVENTS
Cantigny Park’s 65th summer is buzzing with adult-oriented fun nights every Thursday from 6 to 9 pm. The “Summer Nights” series debuted in June and features specialty cocktails, music and entertainment with a different main event or theme every week...

ECC RECEIVES LEGENDS AWARD FROM ELGIN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra recently bestowed its inaugural Legends Award to the Elgin Community College to recognize the decades-long partnership between the organizations. The EYSO Legends Award recognizes an organization's exceptional contribution and commitment to advancing EYSO's goals...

ENJOY A FUN-FILLED MORNING AT THE LAKE DURING JUST FOR KIDS FISHING
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites young anglers to experience the joys of fishing at its upcoming Just for Kids Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 11, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Silver Lake at ...

LOOPER FEE WAIVED IN JUNE!
Golfers seeking game improvement may be overlooking a promising solution with mutual benefits: hiring a caddie. To encourage customers to try caddies, Cantigny Golf is waiving its base caddie fee of $20 throughout the month of June...

"65 YEARS" SPECIAL EXHIBIT OPENS MAY 27
Visitors to the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park are about to get an eyeful. Opening May 27 and running through Veterans Day, a special exhibit called “65 Years” boasts 465 artifacts arranged in surprising ways, creating a dynamic visual experience for all who...

MOTORISTS REMINDED TO USE CATION TO AVOID TURTLES THIS SPRING
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County reminds drivers to watch for turtles on the roads as these reptiles become more active in the spring. From April through October, streets near lakes, ponds, and marshes can be frequent crossing sites for turtles in search of water ...

WEST CHICAGO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR BILITERACY
On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, West Chicago Community High School recognized 54 Seniors for earning the Illinois State Commendation towards Biliteracy or the Seal of Biliteracy at a Seal of Biliteracy Celebration Ceremony. This year, awards were earned in five languages...

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE WELCOMES NEW DISTRICT 509 TRUSTEES
The Community College District 509 Board of Trustees seated two new members alongside two reelected members at the special board meeting on Monday, May 1, 2023. Patrick E. Parks won his election for the four-year seat, while Patricia Arroyo was elected to a six-year term along with incumbents ...

JAZZ AND WINE FEST TICKETS ON SALE
Plans are set for the first “signature” event of Cantigny Park’s summer schedule. Tickets for the Cantigny Jazz and Wine Fest on Sunday, June 18, went on sale this week at Cantigny.org. The festival will spread throughout the Cantigny gardens and grounds, with five musical acts performing on two stages from noon until ...

THE B.R. RYALL YMCA ANNOUNCES $12 MILLION FACILITY RENOVATION PROJECT
B.R. Ryall YMCA CEO Rob Wilkinson announced on Monday, May 8, plans for the Y’s $12 million facility project to complete significant renovations at the current location, 49 Deicke Drive in Glen Ellyn. A successful Investing in our Y Capital Campaign will...

ECC WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY EFFORTS
Elgin Community College is the recipient of the 2023 Inclusive Excellence Award by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE). ECC won the Institutional Excellence Award for a two-year institution. The winners were announced during the ...

FREE WOODS CHIPS AVAILABLE AT FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT'S NATIVE PLANT NURSERY MAY 20
The public is invited to pick up free wood chips while supplies last on Saturday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s native plant nursery on Mack Road 0.5 mile east of Route 59 at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville...

FISCH FINANCIAL REPORT - WEEKLY COMMENTARY
Stocks remained resilient last week amid mixed earnings reports, hawkish Fed-speak, and lingering recession fears, closing out the five trading days with small losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.23%, while the Standard &Poor’s 500 lost 0.10%. The Nasdaq Composite index fell 0.42%...

CANTIGNY SPRING FLING SET FOR MAY 13
Cantigny Park is planning a spring celebration with a full day of fun activities for the whole family on Saturday, May 13. Spring Fling & Market is all about flowers, gardening and Mother’s Day shopping in a fun, festival atmosphere. The event is free with $10 per car admission. Event hours...

CONVERSATION WITH A MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park and the Congressional Medal of Honor Society present a rare opportunity to meet a Medal of Honor recipient. Staff Sergeant David G. Bellavia (U.S. Army ret.) will visit Cantigny on Monday, May 8, for a special event in the museum’s Date with History series. “Conversation with a Medal of Honor Recipient” begins...

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