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Serving Municipalities in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties


OSFM Small Equipment Grant Program

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) today announced the application period is open for the Small Equipment Grant Program. All interested departments should send an application to OSFM no later than January 29, 2021. OSFM will award $3.3 million to eligible fire departments and ambulance services during this application period. Please click here…

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Spotlight: Wight & Company

Our new Business Partner Spotlight is kicking off this month with Gold Level Member, Wight & Company. They became a Metro West Business Partner in March of 2019 with Steve Collins as the primary contact. Steve has retired this year and our new primary contact is Ragan Freitag Pattison. Ragan is the director of business development…

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Cares Act Funding Press Release

Metro West Council of Government Kane County members begin to receive Cares Act funding. The municipalities are currently in the process of approving an Inter-Governmental Agreement with the County and will then begin to receive the Cares Act disbursements. Please click link below for the complete press release issued on October 26, 2020. Press release…

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Trick or Treat

Click below for Metro West Members Trick or Treat hours in Kane, Kendall and Dekalb Counties. Happy Halloween! 2020 Trick or Treat Flyer…

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Municipalities exempt from Election Day ‘holiday’

A Sangamon County judge has ruled local units of government are exempt from a law the General Assembly passed this year declaring the Nov. 3 general election as a state holiday and requiring all government offices to be closed that day, unless they are used as polling places or for other election-related services. Click here…

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Affordable Internet Access Program

The AT&T Access Program provides low cost internet service to eligible households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start. School districts, nonprofits, and other community partners who work regularly with low income households might benefit from this information. Contact information is included in the flyer if there are specific questions about this program.…

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Revised Guidelines for Restaurants and Bars

The State of Illinois announced revised guidelines for restaurants and bars due to the recent increase in COVID cases effective as of August 26th.  The latest guidelines require patrons to wear a mask during any interaction with wait staff, food service workers and other employees at bars and restaurants. Face coverings must be worn over…

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Trustee Debby Sosine Elected Acting Village President

The Algonquin Village Board elected Trustee Debby Sosine as Acting Village President at their meeting on Tuesday, August 4.  Acting Village President Sosine will fill the remainder of late-Village President John Schmitt’s term, who passed away unexpectedly on July 25. Please see the link below for the press release. Press Release Acting President Sosine…

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Restore Illinois Transportation Infrastructure Grants Funded

Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation announced the second of six $250 million grants to counties, municipalities and townships to address local transportation needs. For Metro West COG members, Kane County is listed on pages 60-61, Kendall County is listed on page 64, and DeKalb County is listed on page 27. Click…

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