West Nile Virus Update Since 1999, West Nile virus (WNV) has rapidly spread across the United States causing over 50,981 human cases, including over 2,334 fatalities, during the past 20 years. Because WNV is so widespread in bird and mosquito populations, the virus has become well established as an annual mosquito-borne disease threat. In 2019, […]
Hiking the trails of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage’s West Branch recently rewarded West Chicago Environmental Commission member Joe Cavataio and his family with a rare sighting – a bald eagle. Out on the trail with many other nature enthusiasts, one of whom was a seasoned birdwatcher, the majestic bird was pointed out to […]
Earlier this month, West Chicago resident Judith Horsley was recognized by the national organization America in Bloom (AiB) as one of several Dwight Lund Community Champion nominees throughout the country who have demonstrated a vision and selfless commitment to moving their communities forward. Her nomination, which was submitted by the City of West Chicago, contained […]
The City of West Chicago has been notified that, weather permitting, the West Chicago Mosquito Abatement District will conduct the second spraying for mosquitoes on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Citizen questions may be directed to the Mosquito Hotline (800) 942-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of its effort to educate and encourage residents about the importance and joy found in creating a friendly habitat that encourages nature to flourish in home gardens, the West Chicago America in Bloom Committee tries to bring programs like the celebration of Pollinator Week or the Monarch conservation efforts to the public. The […]