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Reverend John Westra Obituary

The Rev. John (Giovanni) Westra passed away unexpectedly early on Sunday, June 16th, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his three children, John Phillip [Kerri], Robert [Christina Ramirez], and Pamela [Mark] Winterroth, and several grandchildren. John was born in December 1945 in Palermo, Sicily, during the final days of World War II, as…

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Police Blotter: Lisle Man Arrested On Outstanding Warrant in West Chicago, 22 Yr. Old Woman Charged With DUI

At the West Chicago Voice, our commitment to our readers extends to keeping them informed about local crime activity, encompassing DUI and drug offenses, as well as felonies filed by the West Chicago Police or DuPage County Sheriff’s Office (in unincorporated West Chicago). It’s essential to remember that those charged are presumed innocent until proven…

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Illinois Medical Debt Relief Program Nears Approval

More than 300,000 Illinois residents could soon find relief from burdensome medical debt through a new initiative awaiting approval by Governor J.B. Pritzker. Sponsored by State Senator Mike Simmons of Chicago, House Bill 5290 aims to alleviate financial strain for families across the state facing significant medical expenses. The proposed Medical Debt Relief Pilot Program…

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Swedish Days Arrives In Neighboring Geneva On Wednesday

Swedish Days Festival Draws Crowds to Neighboring Geneva Residents of West Chicago and beyond are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the annual Swedish Days festival in neighboring Geneva, often hailed as the “granddaddy” of local festivals. Known for its well-organized events, impressive parade, and stellar entertainment lineup, Swedish Days is set to attract thousands next…

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Breaking News: traffic alert

West Chicago Officers are currently on scene of a traffic accident on Fabyan Parkway. All lanes of traffic are closed between Route 38 and Technology Drive. Please avoid the area until further notice. Los oficiales de West Chicago se encuentran actualmente en la escena de un accidente de tránsito en Fabyan Parkway. Todos los carriles…

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June 17 Public Affairs Committee Meeting – Cancelled

“The City’s Public Affairs Committee meets the third Monday of each month at 6:15 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 475 Main Street, unless otherwise posted. A general description of this Committee is available on the City website: The Public Affairs Committee serves as a critical overseer of various public-facing functions. Their responsibilities involve…

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Jobs: DuPage County Seeks Civil Engineer

DuPage County Seeks Civil Engineer Salary $71,000.00 – $75,500.00 Annually Location Wheaton, IL Job Type Full-time Job Number 24-00078 Department Stormwater Management Department Opening Date 06/12/2024 Closing Date 6/27/2024 11:59 PM Central Hours Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. POSITION SUMMARY We are pleased to offer the opportunity to work as a Civil…

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DuPage Foundation Grants Nearly $940,000 to 52 Health and Human Services Organizations

 DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of $938,077 to 52 essential health and human services not-for-profit organizations across DuPage County through the spring cycle of its Community Impact grant program (formerly Community Needs grant program). A Grant Open House took place on Wednesday, June 5, at the Foundation’s office in Downers Grove. Grant…

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Broadcasting City Council Meetings? Increasing Transparency: A Gateway to Engaged Governance

During March’s West Chicago City Council Meeting, a resident requested to participate and speak to the city council, mayor, and those in attendance- her request? That city council meetings and other committee and commission meetings be recorded, live-streamed, and broadcast for residents and the public’s viewing. She cited and provided information at that meeting evidencing…

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