The Cottage Garden of Judith and Michael Horsley is a great example of what residents can do toward conservation efforts. This distinct style of garden combines informal design, traditional materials, dense plantings and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants.
Attention all West Chicago butterfly lovers, and there are many. Two new public gardens have been designed and installed through a collaboration between the West Chicago Park District, the City of West Chicago, and resident and Master Naturalist Judith Horsley, who applied and received a grant on the Park District’s behalf from the North American Monarch Institute (NAMI) in Madison, Wisconsin.
2020 Water Quality Report – .pdf 768kb The City of West Chicago has released the 2020 Water Quality Report which summarizes the quality of water that was provided to its customers during the 2020 calendar year. The report provides details about the sources of water, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set […]
A call for West Chicago residents and City staff to take steps to continue and increase the planting of milkweed and nectar plants to preserve and strengthen the monarch butterfly population is included in a Proclamation declaring March 31, 2021 as “Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Day” in West Chicago. The Proclamation will be read at the […]
Last summer, Mayor Ruben Pineda contributed to a video produced by the DuPage Monarch Project, which was just released. In it, Mayor Pineda speaks about his signing the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge in 2017, and the momentum it created for monarch conservation in West Chicago. Since signing the Pledge, West Chicago residents and community organizations have […]