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Dupage County Sheriff honored for practices at jail

Dr. Darden and the Greater Chicagoland Black Chamber of Commerce recently recognized James Mendrick, DuPage County Sheriff at the 2024 Juneteenth Event and awarding him the “Trailblazing” award for his rehabilitation work in the Dupage County jail.Congratulations to the sheriff El Dr. Darden y la Cámara de Comercio Negra del Gran Chicagoland reconocieron recientemente a…

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Mary Lou Kovac Obituary

Mary Lou Kovac (nee Wheeler) passed away peacefully on Friday, June 28, 2024. Mary Lou was born May 23, 1936, in West Chicago, IL at her family home on Main Street, born to Allan and Phyllis (Karwoski) Wheeler. She is preceded in death by her parents and all six siblings and their spouses: Elaine (Clyde) Shaw,…

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Craig Dudley Simmons Obituary

Craig Dudley Simmons, 77, passed away Monday evening, June 17, 2024. Born March 20, 1947, to Glenn and Ruby (nee Reid) Simmons of West Chicago, Illinois. While growing up in West Chicago, he raised and trained homing pigeons, enjoyed hunting with his 22-caliber rifle, and camping with his family. He graduated from West Chicago Community…

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Police Blotter: WeGo Police Conduct Battery Report Investigation at High School

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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Turtle Splash Staff Receives Five Star Audit-El personal de Turtle Splash recibe una auditoría de cinco estrellas

The West Chicago Park District shared that Turtle Splash Water Park staff received an overall 5-Star score on the first audit of the season through StarGuard Elite. During audits, Lifeguards are audited on the following criteria: • Lifeguard Observations/On-Chair Performance • Skills and Scenarios • Slide Dispatch Observations • Facility Observations and Management Congratulations and…

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Ken Griffin Donates $10 Million to Northwestern Medicine for Esophageal Research

Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, known for his philanthropy and civic engagement, has made a significant return to Chicago’s charitable scene with a $10 million donation to Northwestern Medicine. This generous contribution, announced by Griffin Catalyst, aims to advance research and treatment of esophageal diseases at the renowned institution. Last Wednesday, Griffin Catalyst revealed…

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DuPage Residents Could Save on Flood Insurance Due To New Community Ratings Program

DuPage County has increased its rating in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS) program, which will result in increased savings on flood insurance for residents living in unincorporated areas of DuPage County. DuPage County has been upgraded from a CRS rating of 6 to a rating of 5, meaning unincorporated residents in…

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Leman Middle School Graduation – Graduación de la escuela secundaria Leman

350+ students recently graduated from district 33 through leman middle schools 8thgrafe graduation ceremonies this past week. Most of the students will now move ahead to district 94 and community high school in West Chicago (or other private high schools) Más de 350 estudiantes se graduaron recientemente de las ceremonias de graduación de octavo grado…

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David McClure practices techniques to overcome aphasia with Clare Goodman, speech pathologist at Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Hospital West Chicago News - West Chicago Voice Newspaper

Writer works to regain his sense of identity after stroke impacts his language skills

Northwestern Medicine Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program helps patients improve communication Language is not only David McClure’s livelihood, but also a point of pride.  When a stroke impacted his ability to communicate, McClure admits he went to a dark place emotionally. A unique aphasia program at Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, Illinois is helping…

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