Below is the archive of news items that have been recently posted by the City. Once a City's post has reached a certain period of time it is often removed and placed within the 'News Archive' section below. The only items that will be placed within the 'News Archive' are items of news regarding the City, not City programs or events. If you are unable to find a certain news item, please contact the Marketing and Communications Division at email@example.com for assistance.
MERLE’S CORNER It was inevitable that the winter weather would come; the mild January temperatures could not last. However, the snow does bring forth the goodness in people. In the Facebook News, I read of many who were thanking neighbors and friends for shoveling or snowplowing their sidewalks and/or driveways. I remember how I appreciated […]Read More
The City encourages residents to be prepared for the inevitability of snow during the winter months. Provided are reminders regarding the City’s policies for snow removal. City Ordinances for Resident Snow Removal Disregarding City ordinances may result in fees and fines, the following actions are prohibited by City ordinances: Parking on streets after two inches […]Read More
A Public Hearing for a siting application for the potential development of a Waste Transfer Station near the area of 1655 Powis Road in the City of West Chicago has concluded. The Public Hearing was held over seven dates from Tuesday, January 3, 2023 to Thursday, January 19, 2023. During this time, members of the […]Read More
Winfield Township in collaboration with AARP and the West Chicago Park District is providing free income tax services for residents of Winfield Township and the West Chicago Park District age 55 and older. As part of the program, trained volunteers will assist those who qualify in preparing their 2022 tax returns at the West Chicago […]Read More
The City of West Chicago is a rapidly growing community located in the western suburbs of Chicago seeking a Public Works Water Treatment Plant Superintendent. The superintendent under the direction of the Director of Public Works will be responsible for directing, managing, supervising, and coordinating the activities and operations of the Water Treatment Plant Division. The […]Read More
Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) and the City of West Chicago are proud to announce $2 million in funding for remediation of the Kerr-McGee Superfund that was included as part of the $1.7 trillion federal spending bill signed by President Joe Biden on Thursday, December 29. “After an extremely competitive project submission process and many months […]Read More
During the West Chicago City Council’s December 5 meeting, the Council adopted the annual budget for the City of West Chicago. The City’s Annual Budget serves as a comprehensive financial plan and strategic guide for the City as an organization. It provides a forecast for anticipated revenues for the coming fiscal year, as well as […]Read More
The City’s garbage and recycling pickup service provider, Groot Industries, Inc., will increase its service charges for residential solid waste collections as part of a contract with the waste hauler. The new service rates will be effective as of January 1, 2023. Please see the following updated service fees: Garbage Service Fee Per Month: 35-Gallon […]Read More
The City of West Chicago is now accepting artwork submittals for the 2023 Art Banner Exhibit. The City welcomes all local artists, and artists abroad, to participate in this year’s exhibit which will be celebrating its 15-year anniversary in 2023. Interested artists may submit their artwork by visiting the City’s website at westchicago.org/artbannerexhibit. Participants will […]Read More
In 2019, the City Council approved an increase in the City’s water and sewer rates, which was not implemented until 2022 due to the adverse economic impacts of the pandemic on our population. At that time (2019), there was an expectation that rates would once again increase in either 2022 or 2023. The year 2022 […]Read More
The City of West Chicago is seeking a Maintenance Worker I in the Public Works Department. The position performs various semi-skilled activities within the operation areas of streets, water distribution, sanitary and storm sewer systems. The position performs tasks in response to emergency overtime situations, which include snow and ice removal. Applicants must be 18 […]Read More
The City of West Chicago is a rapidly growing community located in the western suburbs of Chicago that is currently seeking a Water Treatment Plant Operator. This position monitors daily operation of equipment & processes of 9.0 MGD lime softening Water Treatment Plant. The Plant operates as a 24/7 operation with three (3) shifts on […]Read More
Provided are the archived news items of the City of West Chicago. News items that have been posted to the City's website remain on the City's main page for a limited time and are then archived below. The only items that will be archived are items of news regarding the City, not City programs or events. If you are unable to find a certain news item, or are seeking items beyond the year of 2022, please contact the Marketing and Communications Division at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.