News from a Community Partner: West Chicago Fire Protection District On Tuesday 1/15/19, at approximately 1330, The West Chicago Fire Protection District responded to a report of a house on fire in the 300 block of East Pomeroy Street. Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes of the initial alarm and found smoke coming from the […]
Did you know that your video surveillance system (including doorbell cameras) could potentially help solve a crime? The West Chicago Police Department’s Project REC gives residents and business owners throughout the City an opportunity to share useful video footage from their privately owned surveillance camera systems with police officers who are working to identify and […]
Please note changes to the Illinois Car Seat Law, effective January 1, 2019. The West Chicago Police Department employs several nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians who can assist you with child safety seat installations and/or inspections of your child safety seat free of charge. Please call (630) 293-2222 if you need assistance.
Every December, the West Chicago Fire Protection District displays a wreath with red bulbs on each of our fire stations. These wreaths are part of our “Keep the Wreath Red” holiday fire safety program. Anytime there is a fire in West Chicago that can be attributed to holiday decorations, a red bulb on the wreath […]
West Chicago Police Chief Michael Upplegger credited the collaborative efforts of numerous agencies involved in a West Chicago murder investigation for the quick arrest of suspects. The official press release from the Office of the DuPage County State’s Attorney, may be found on the DuPage County website under State’s Attorney News.
On Monday, November 5th, 2018, Pilots for Hope a newly formed non-profit volunteer search and rescue organization based in West Chicago, IL, donated their aircrews and aircraft to search for the missing swimmer in Lake Michigan. Lena Lemesh, a 52-year-old woman from Elgin, went missing while participating in a cold water swimming event on Sunday, […]
Investigators from the West Chicago Police Department, The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force continue to follow up on numerous leads reference this ongoing investigation. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 8:30am at the DuPage County Coroner’s Office. Unless there is substantial information developed […]
The West Chicago Police Department is currently handling a death investigation in the 600 block of East Forest Avenue. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office and investigators from the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force are assisting with the investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and additional details will be released as soon as they […]
The West Chicago Police Department is once again participating in the Toys for Tots Program. Sponsored by the DuPage County U.S. Marines, this program attempts to send a message of hope to children in the community who are less fortunate, a message that will help them become more responsible and productive as they grow up. […]
Senior Leaf-raking Service Day Saturday, November 3, 2018 Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year’s Senior Leaf Raking event a huge success. Our community volunteers raked the yards of 28 of our senior citizen residents. We want to thank all the volunteers who donated their time and raking skills to help us […]
Official Trick or Treat Hours Wednesday, October 31, 2018 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Official trick or treat hours on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 are 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to go over some basic safety tips with children before the big day. The following information is provided by the West Chicago Police […]
As weather and road conditions change with the season, following fall driving safety tips will help keep you safe as you enjoy the cool, crisp air and the beautiful colors of the autumn leaves. The Dangers of Leaves on the Roads When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery, […]