The book “Secret Lives” by Susan Wells has several connections to West Chicago.
For 27 years, West Chicago Community High School American Government teachers have prepared senior students to “live” democracy through the award winning semester-long legislative simulation. The COVID-18 pandemic was going to cause difficulties in presenting this to youth in a meaningful manner. The almost 250 seniors wanted this program, teachers devised ways to make it work and technology stepped in to make certain all i’s were dotted and t’s crossed to make the situation “live” and the effort was worth it.
9photos courtesy Community High School District 94)
Because of COVID-19, the 2021 Illinois High School Theater Festival was cancelled. Despite this, the Planning Committee worked diligently to bring many pf the elements of the event virtually to high school students and teachers of Illinois. The result is a special steaming performance of “Virtual Cabaret-2.”
(photo courtesy Community High School District 94)
Members of the Search and Rescue Strike Team Team responded to provided assistance to the Elmhurst fire and police departments in finding a missing person. West Chicago Fire K9 Thor and handler Todd Baseggio along with the Ricerwoods Fire K9 Irie and handler Vitale, started the search.
)photos courtesy West Chicago Fire Protection Service)