Excerpt courtesy of Merle Burleigh, whose column appears weekly on the City’s website.
Here is more upbeat news in our community. The West Chicago Lions Club hosted a Blood Drive by Versiti-Blood Center of Illinois Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at West Chicago Social Club. Eighteen donors registered; three were deferred. Fifteen units were collected. Camille Piazza, Versiti Account Representative, said, “Because of you and the generous community — up to 45 lives were saved.”
A Bunny and a carrot, walking around a neighborhood on the north side and keeping a safe distance, brought forth some smiling faces. While walking, persons see many examples of the chalk sidewalk art and welcoming signs of Spring.
On Willow Creek Road, corner lot in a cul-de-sac, a resident created a sidewalk obstacle course with 12 different activities. All directions were written on the sidewalk. Persons could time each person and compete with one another. It was virus free with nothing to touch. Sounds like fun.
Another chalk game to play with family is hopscotch, which also is not limited to children. My grandchildren and I used to have lots of laughs playing this, made up some goofy rules.
West Chicago Police Department keeps in touch through adult and youth give-aways. View the Facebook page for activities. Also, the Police Department assisted a family in celebrating the birthday of their grandma; sirens sounding they escorted family members who were in vehicles and honking horns. This made it a special birthday.
According to a post on State Representative Karina Villa’s Facebook page Buck’s Cleaning Services of West Chicago made a generous donation to a family in her district. Amidst their own struggles of having to cut their work force they made a generous donation to a family in her district. The father tested CIVUD-19 positive and the family was living in separate hotel rooms for ten days, fearful of going into their apartment and risk contamination. Buck’s disinfecting crew cleaned the apartment in order to get the family back home while the father continues to isolate.
Quite a few people are making masks for those that need them.