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Spotlight:  Ottosen DiNolfo Hasenbalg & Castaldo, Ltd.

Our new Business Partner Spotlight this month is Ottosen DiNolfo Hasenbalg & Castaldo, Ltd.  They became a Metro West Business Partner in July 2011. Mr. Karl Ottosen is the primary contact who played a leading role in the founding of the firm. His vision was to build a law firm dedicated to serving those who…

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President Dale Berman Retires

North Aurora Village President Dale Berman steps down today, January 18, after his final board meeting this evening. President Berman has served North Aurora for several years as a planning commissioner, village trustee, and village president. He has taken on a new role in local government as a member of the Kane County Board and was…

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New Laws for 2021

As 2020 has ended, we’re looking ahead to the measures taking effect Jan. 1, 2021. In the new year, diabetes patients can expect lower out-of-pocket insulin costs, survivors of domestic violence can conceal their personal information from their abusers, and more. Read the full list of new laws at the link below. 2021 New Laws…

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Spotlight: AT&T

Our 2021 Spotlight kicks off with Gold Level Member AT&T. They became a Metro West COG business partner early in 2012 and our main contact is Jaclyn (Jaci) Kator, Director of External Affairs. Jaci is AT&T’s area brand ambassador working with municipal, county, state officials and the nonprofit community on government and community relations initiatives.…

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CMAP Call for Projects

From January 8 to March 5, 2021, CMAP is accepting funding applications for surface transportation projects that improve transit, bicycle facilities, freight and traffic movement and safety, fix bridges, reconstruct roads, and invest in alternative fuel vehicles and equipment. Funding for these projects will be distributed through federal sources that CMAP programs:  Surface Transportation Program (STP) Shared…

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Fox Valley Mayors Release Video Message

The mayors of Batavia, Elgin, Geneva, South Elgin, and St Charles released a video message urging their residents to follow safety precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The message reminds residents to follow the state public health guidelines by staying home, wearing a mask, social distancing, and wash hands regularly or use hand…

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Illinois COVID-19 Prevention Ambassador Program

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has started an Ambassador program for outreach to all communities throughout Illinois. The goal is for peer to peer communication on COVID-19 prevention measures, testing resources and other relevant information. Click here for the full information on the program including the link to volunteer as an ambassador.…

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MMC Unites to Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

In a press release issued on November 16, the 275 Member Mayors of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus called upon residents and businesses today to commit to some common sense steps to help the Chicago region flatten the COVID-19 curve for the second time. Click here to read the complete press release.…

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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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