The West Chicago Rotary Club hosted a luncheon for new West Chicago Community High School teachers.
(photos courtesy of Community High School District 94)
The charity softball game between the West Chicago Fire Protection District and West Chicago Police Department was exciting; the score was 18-10, with a police department victory. West Chicago resident Juan Chavez threw the first pitch. proceeds from the game and pig roast benefitted Special Olympics Illinois.
(photos courtesy of WeGo Wildcats Special Olympics Club-Sue Hempe)
In his first appearance at the Special Olympics USA held from Sunday, July 1, through Friday, July 6, 2018, in Seattle, Washington, West Chicago resident Chris Chavez, age 20, won the 100 meter dash with a 13.99 seconds finish. Then he proceeded to win another gold in the running long jump with the 4.02 meter attempt, plus two second place wins in the mini javelin throw (22.25 meters).
(photos courtesy of Juan Chavez)
For the Grand Marshal Award, the judges selected the float of the West Chicago City Museum for best depicting the theme of the parade, “One West Chicago: Many People, Many Cultures.” Winning the Turner Award for the organization best depicting its services was West Chicago Sister Cities. The Heritage Award, which is for the youth organization showing its purpose, enthusiasm, and spirit, was a tie vote for the Mariachi LosRayos de Leman Middle School and WeGo Wildcats Special Olympics Club.
(photos courtesy of Gary Saake)
The Church Council adopted a resolution June 3, 2018, finalizing a plan for St. Michael’s United Church of Christ to become the new host church for the food pantry operated by Neighborhood Food Pantries in West Chicago. The Risch-Dieckmann Family Foundation is purchasing an unoccupied building at 123 Fremont Street, in downtown West Chicago, and donating this property to St. Michael’s UCC.
(photo courtesy St. Michael’s United Church of Christ)