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Operation Snowball Peer Leader Search Underway at WCCHS

West Chicago Community High School is seeking students interested in leadership positions for Operation Snowball. To apply to be a leader for this important program, fill out this form online. Applications are due October 1st. Interested students are encouraged to sign up for an interview time. Operation Snowball is an immersive retreat program aimed at…

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Signs Of An Approaching Autumn

Scenes from around town in West Chicago that show glimpses of fall approaching. Due to the rain and warmer weather, we’ve had lately, experts are predicting the peak colors of fall will come a little later than expected and should be seen mid-October. We’ve captured some scenes from foliage beginning to ease into Autumn splendor…

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John E. Jakabcsin resigns from 7th Ward in West Chicago, City seeks replacement

What Is Environmental Racism And Does It Apply To The West Chicago Community?

From the editor’s desk: An Op-Ed Article Understanding Environmental Structural Racism and its Impact on Communities The phrase, “Environmental Racism” has been tossed around in light of the battle between concerned Activists, Attorneys, The City of West Chicago, and Lakeshore Recycling Services (LRS), a garbage collection company that wishes to add a second waste transfer…

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Coming Home For Homecoming : A Tradition For WeGo

Coming Home for Homecoming: A Heartwarming Tradition at West Chicago High School As the fall season takes hold and the cool breeze graces the streets of West Chicago, a special tradition known as “coming home for homecoming” sweeps across the town. West Chicago High School, affectionately called “WeGo,” becomes the focal point of this heartwarming…

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Illinois Community College Faculty Association Offering Scholarship Opportunity

The Illinois Community College Faculty Association (ICCFA) is pleased to announce the availability of up to seven (7) $1000 scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. Applications must be postmarked by October 1, 2023. Please click below for more information: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:7ecaaf8d-83a1-4ba9-b019-4d6b155c139a

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Concerns Rise as West Chicago Faces Potential Dumping Ground Status

Concerns Rise as West Chicago Faces Potential Dumping Ground Status There is growing concern in West Chicago as the city faces the possibility of becoming a dumping ground for neighboring communities in DuPage County. Julieta Alcántar-Garcia, a lifelong resident of West Chicago, is deeply worried about this potential outcome. Currently, West Chicago houses the county’s…

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DuPage County Board Chair Deborah Conroy Presents Balanced Budget

DuPage County Board Chair Deborah Conroy presented a balanced budget for the County Board’s consideration at its Sept. 26 meeting. “It is my pleasure to present a balanced, fiscally responsible spending plan to the Board for its consideration,” said Conroy. “I believe my proposal delivers important help to our residents who need it most while…

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Barbara A. Hughes Obituary

Barbara A. Hughes (nee Danda), age 79, passed away at her home on September 22, 2023. She was born on April 15, 1944, to Adolph and Luella Danda in Chicago. Barbara is survived by her loving husband Clarence “Ren” Hughes of 59 years; her daughters, Cindy (John) Macko and Brenda (Vince) Elders; 6 grandchildren, Morgan…

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