City of West Chicago
475 Main Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
February 25, 2005
Receives National Night Out Award
has been recognized with a National Night Out (NNO) award in category 4:
communities with populations from 15,000-49,999.
has participated in the National Night Out for 15 years, and this year's NNO
will take place later this summer.
National Night Out (NNO) is
a nationwide event designed to generate support and participation in local
anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and improve the
relationship between the community police department and residents. It
involves 9,700 communities from all 50 states. In all, 33 million people are
expected to participate in “America’s
National Night Out Against Crime.”
For more information please
call Leo Aviles at 630-293-2222.
Corvette Club Hosts West Chicago Police Department Benefit for Neighborhood
The Chicago Corvette Club
will be hosting a dance benefit, "Country meets Rock & Roll" on Saturday,
March 5th beginning at
Tickets are $10 each and
all proceeds benefit the West Chicago Police Department Neighborhood Resource
Centers' youth & family programs.
Dance contests, raffle/door
prizes and a silent auction will be offered.
Large item for auction is
two free round-trip airline tickets on ATA to anywhere in US and San Juan,
For More information,
please contact Donna Swanson-Aviles at email@example.com or
630-293-2231 ext. 265
International Week Features Professional Performers, Graduates
welcomes international arts and culture performers to enrich the students and
community of West Chicago.
Daytime activities are open to students, and the evening activity is open to
Traditional dance of Northern India
will be performed on Monday, March 7,
in the school Auditorium. With a repertoire of dances from mythological
stories as well as abstract interpretations, dancer Ambika Razden will discuss
the meaning of the dances after she performs. Anila Sinha dancers have
performed at NorthernIllinoisUniversity,
and the Navy Pier Children's Museum.
Jali Morikeba Kouyate, a
musician and historian from Senegal,
will perform Tuesday, March 8,
in the school Auditorium. Kouyate shares and preserves the history of the
Mandingo people through his work as a Jali, "Carrier of Oral Tradition." He is
a performing artist on the Illinois Arts Council Artstour Program, and has
performed at HarvardUniversity,
the World Music Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival and many other venues
throughout the United States
International Folk Dancer,
Mady Newfield will present an interactive performance of folk dances from many
countries on Thursday, March 10 at
in the school Auditorium. Newfield has taught folk dance at AuroraUniversity
and presents folk dance at various area schools.
Quetzalcoatl will perform on Friday, March 11 at
in the school Auditorium. The group shares the beauty and culture of Mexico
through the art of folkloric dance. The traditional dances highlight different
states and regions of Mexico
and are performed in authentic costume. Several CommunityHigh School
graduates are among the performers.
Huehuecoyotl will perform on Friday, March 11 at
in the Public Auditorium. This evening performance is open to the public and
will include authentic folk dances from regions of Mexico.
Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl is nationally acclaimed and has won national
competitions in Texas
and New York.
Cost is $1.00.
For more information,
contact Mary L. Randle, Community Relations Coordinator Community High School
District 94, at 630-876-6556 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Todd Beamer's Father to Speak
David Beamer, father of
9/11 United Airlines Flight 93 hero Todd Beamer, will speak at the Wheaton
Academy Benefit Dinner Gala on Friday, March 11.
Beamer will be speaking in
conjunction with the Academy Theatre's presentation of Broadway's "Beauty and
For more information,
contact Janet Vlk at 630-562-7500 ext. 611.
This information was included under a cover that
"As part of improving communication with you
on the happenings in the City of West Chicago, our firm is launching a
Weekly Media Update email to better provide brief, up-to-date, newsworthy
items in a “bullet point” format to those of you in the local and regional
These updates won’t replace the City’s
traditional press releases; rather, they supplement these efforts by
providing a broader range of potential news or feature items without having
to read a full article on each point. Key City events will continue to be
supported through the development of more detailed press releases and
Media updates will be sent each Friday to you
and other print, broadcast, and online outlets.
Thank you in advance for your attention to
these updates and for your help in covering the special and surprising city
that is West Chicago. If you have questions, comments or suggestions on
improving these updates, please contact Gabrielle Wallace at the telephone
number or email address below."
It sounds like the city is serious about trying
to keep the citizens informed. This is a good thing.