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  • Field Museum receives pieces of Russian meteorite Apr 10, 2013 6:20 AM
    The Field Museum in Chicago has received dozens of pieces of a meteorite that exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains in February.The museum received the nearly 2 pounds of small meteorite pieces on Tuesday. The meteor injured nearly 1,500 people and caused widespread property damage over Russia's Chelyabinsk district. The meteorite is now known as the Chelyabinsk Meteorite.

  • Chicago schools CEO defends planned school closings Apr 4, 2013 8:16 AM
    Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett says she's insulted by allegations of racism from opponents of her plan to close 54 schools. During a Wednesday school board meeting, Byrd-Bennett said the decision to shutter the schools was made after listening to more than 20,000 people at hearings around the city.

  • Library to Pay Tribute to Mayor Michael Kwasman Mar 28, 2013 1:53 PM
    The West Chicago Public Library District will host a film screening and book discussion of "To Kill a Mockingbird," Mayor Kwasman's favorite book, on April 14 at 3 pm to mark the one-year anniversary of his passing.

  • Library Receives Community Health Benefit Grant Feb 26, 2013 5:02 PM
    The West Chicago Public Library is the recipient of a Community Health Benefit Grant from Cadence Health in support of its WeGo for Wellness initiatives.

  • Frank Fokta: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:33 PM
    Candidate information for Frank Fokta, running for West Chicago Library Board (2-year Term)

  • Marcia Rubenstein: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:33 PM
    Candidate information for Marcia Rubenstein, running for West Chicago Library Board (4-year Terms)

  • Richard Bloom: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:33 PM
    Candidate information for Richard Bloom, running for West Chicago Library Board (4-year Terms)

  • Corrine Jakacki-Dattomo: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:33 PM
    Candidate information for Corrine Jakacki-Dattomo, running for West Chicago Library Board (4-year Terms)

  • Library staff in-service training focuses on Library of the Future Feb 13, 2013 7:09 PM
    The Library of the Future was the topic of conversation at a recent staff in-service training day at the West Chicago Public Library District.

  • West Chicago Public Library District Awarded "Muslim Journeys Bookshelf" Feb 13, 2013 7:37 PM
    The West Chicago Public Library District has been awarded a "Muslim Journeys Bookshelf" collection by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • West Chicago Friends of the Library collecting for annual book sale Feb 13, 2013 7:52 PM
    The Friends of the Library are collecting donations for their annual book sale which takes place March 8 and 9.

  • The West Chicago Public Library District To Host ACT Test Prep Feb 5, 2013 2:02 PM
    The West Chicago Public Library District will host a free ACT Practice Test administered by Kaplan Test Prep, with analyzed results and scores, on Saturday, February 16 at 1 pm.

  • Former Chicago alderman to head state department Nov 2, 2012 8:08 AM
    A former Chicago alderman and former journalist and philanthropist have been appointed to Illinois state positions.Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday that former Chicago Alderman Manny Flores will be secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

  • Boeing touts outsourcing for suppliers to Mexico Oct 26, 2012 11:25 AM
    Chicago-based Boeing is encouraging its suppliers to attend a workshop next month to learn how to outsource business to Mexico. The Seattle Times reports that Patrick McKenna, director of Supply Chain Strategy and Supplier Management at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, has urged suppliers to attend a Nov. 15 workshop in Chicago to learn how to do business in Mexico. “Several of our suppliers have successfully set up factories in Mexico because of the numerous advantages that Mexico offers to aerospace suppliers,” McKenna wrote in a letter dated Oct. 17. “Boeing will be sending several people to this event, and we wanted to inform our supply base of this opportunity.” The event’s organizers will waive the $200 registration fees for Boeing suppliers, he said. Tom Wroblewski, president of District 751 of the International Association of Machinists, reacted to the letter in political terms. “We’d think that Boeing CEO Jim McNerney, as chairman of President Obama’s council on exports, would be particularly sensitive to the importance of exporting American products, not jobs,” said Wroblewski, via email. “We plan on talking to Boeing about this. We believe it is counterproductive to what we are trying to accomplish here.” Boeing spokesman Larry Wilson said “it’s a matter of routine business” to keep the company’s suppliers informed of opportunities to expand their capacity around the world. American Industries Group, a private company that helps locate manufacturing operations in Mexico, is running the workshop. It can build or lease facilities there for corporate clients and also offers administrative support including human resources, customs, accounting and environmental regulatory approval, according to workshop coordinator Myrna De Las Casas. American Industries has helped more than 200 corporations get started in Mexico, “80 percent of them from the U.S.,” she said. Boeing started promoting the event just recently, De Las Casas said, and she expects some to join the 18 companies already signed up.

  • Chicago police: 2 boys had Molotov cocktails Jul 31, 2012 8:08 AM
    Police in Chicago are questioning two young boys who were caught with homemade explosives on the city's North Side.

  • Contract for railroad bridge gets Metra board OK Jul 17, 2012 7:38 AM
    The board of Chicago's Metra commuter rail agency has approved a $93 million contract for construction of a railroad bridge on the city's South Side that a congressman threatened to block.Congressman Bobby Rush threatened to block the project because of a lack of minority participation.

  • Despite funding struggles, suburban libraries helping job seekers Jan 10, 2012 7:23 PM
    Public libraries have become the go-to resource for people on the hunt for new jobs, whether they're unemployed or simply looking for a change. But the demand for employment services is growing at the same time libraries are reporting significant funding struggles that have strained personnel and resources.

  • W. Chicago businesses offer discounts to library card holders Nov 18, 2011 2:50 PM
    Patrons of the West Chicago Public Library District will find their library cards have added value this holiday season when they shop locally during December. The library is partnering with more than 40 local businesses and restaurants to again offer its Library Card Rewards Program from Dec. 1-31.

  • West Chicago Public Library District announces Library Card Rewards Program Nov 16, 2011 1:52 PM
    Partnering with over 40 local businesses and restaurants, the Library is once again offering its Library Card Rewards Program from December 1-31, 2011.

  • West Chicago library collects to recycle Aug 22, 2011 5:07 PM
    West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington St., is collecting old cellphones and dead household batteries for recycling through September.

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