February 23, 2024

Woodridge Business Owner a Contestant on "The Blox"

Congratulations to Woodridge business owner Diane Moca who will join company founders competing to be named the most valuable, most investable, or best overall on the entrepreneur reality show "The Blox;" which has roughly 50,000 people apply to be on the show each year! Diane is the founder and CEO of MomSub. MomSub is a service-based company that reduces the cost, hassle, and stress of finding, arranging, and minding child care. You can learn more here. And! Make sure to support Diane on the next season of "The Blox!" The season currently does not have a debut date, but you can stay tuned here.


Board of Police Commissioners Meeting

February 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Police Department Community Room

7215 Janes Avenue

Plan Commission Meeting

March 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Werch Board Room

5 Plaza Drive

Village Board Meeting

March 7 at 7:00 pm

Werch Board Room

5 Plaza Drive

Water Bill Brief

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Zoning Code Update

At the February 15, 2024, Village Board Meeting, the Board identified several Zoning Code text edits and items that they would like to continue for further discussion. Therefore, the updated Zoning Code was not adopted at the February 15th meeting.

The Board will vote on the adoption of the majority of the new Zoning Code text at the March 7, 2024, Village Board Meeting. A continued discussion on chickens and community residences will be held at the March 21, 2024 Study Session. Click here to view upcoming Board and Study Session agendas.

ProLogis Scholarship

The last day to submit your application for the Village of Woodridge ProLogis Scholarship is Friday, March 1! The Village of Woodridge and the ProLogis Foundation are proud to offer a scholarship opportunity available for Woodridge High School Seniors attending college in the fall. Click here to learn more and find the application.

Voting Information for Upcoming Election

Don't forget to register to vote for the upcoming March 19, 2024 Primary Election! You can register to vote online by clicking here.

For more information, to find your polling location for March 19th, or to learn how to vote by mail, please click here to visit the DuPage County Election Division website. Are you looking for Early Voter Locations? Click here to view locations and learn more.

Crime-Free Housing Seminars

The Woodridge Crime-Free Housing Seminar was designed to assist owners and managers of rental properties within the community in keeping their property safe, with crime prevention concepts in mind. This class can also be used by homeowner’s associations to effectively deal with rental units within the association. Click here to learn more. A Crime-Free Housing Seminar will take place in the Community Room of the new Police Department, located at 7215 Janes Avenue, on March 14th and April 11th at 5:30 pm.

Last Week to Recycle Holiday Lights

Woodridge residents may recycle non-working holiday lights at Woodridge Village Hall, 5 Plaza Drive or Public Works building, 1 Plaza Drive. The Village is partnering with Elgin Recycling to offer this free service to residents until Friday, March 1, 2024. Please - no CFLs.

Read Across American Day

Woodridge School District 68 is inviting every community member to participate in Read Across America Day! Volunteer to read a book to students. Their goal is to have at least one guest reader visit each elementary classroom. Read Across America Day takes place on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Click here to sign up online.

Woodridge Rotary Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Woodridge believes in developing the next generation of leaders through leadership skills, expanding their education, and learning the value of service. The Woodridge Rotary Club supports this mission through its scholarship program. The Woodridge Rotary is now accepting applications for its annual Service Above Self Scholarship and Music Scholarship. Two Service Above Self Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service. The Music Scholarship supports a student who is passionate about music and wants to pursue it while attending college.

Applicants must be Woodridge Residents. Learn more below!

  • The Woodridge Rotary Club is offering two $2000 "Service Above Self " Scholarships.
  • To access this application use this link - SAS Scholarship Application

Free Tax Preparation in Woodridge

Free tax preparation is being offered in Woodridge by the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide service. Appointments with IRS-certified Tax-Aide volunteers are available on Mondays & and Fridays through April 1 at the Fred C. Hohnke Community Center (2600 The Center Dr.). For more information or to make your tax appointment, go to taxaide.aarpfoundation.org or call 331-201-2676.

Health Department to Offer Free Dental Screenings on ‘Give Kids A Smile Day’

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) has announced its participation in 'Give Kids A Smile Day' alongside the American Dental Association (ADA). The event will take place on Friday, March 1, 2024, at the DuPage County Health Department. On 'Give Kids A Smile Day', DCHD dentists will provide free dental screenings, by appointment only, for children. Additionally, participating children will receive valuable oral health education and a complimentary oral healthcare kit. Parents or guardians are encouraged to call 630-221-7776 to schedule an appointment for this event.

DuPage County SCARCE to Host 18th Annual Sustainable Design Challenge

DuPage County and SCARCE are now accepting registrations from local high school students for the 18th annual Sustainable Design Challenge. The Sustainable Design Challenge, scheduled for April 16, encourages students to construct building and landscape models using environmental and water-friendly design practices. The challenge will be hosted in-person and registration will close on April 8. To register for the challenge or for more information, please click here.

Free Rides for ADA Paratransit Riders on Pace Fixed Route Bus 

Pace passengers who are certified for ADA Paratransit service by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) can now ride for free on any Pace fixed route. This fare change expands travel options and makes public transportation more convenient and affordable for many people with disabilities. Pace’s fixed route buses are fully accessible with ramps, dedicated seating areas, audio and visual stop announcements, and other accessibility features. To ensure rides are free, ADA passengers should not tap their ADA Paratransit card on the Ventra reader. They should simply show their card to the driver when they board. For more information on Pace’s accessible fixed route service, click here.


The Illinois Product Stewardship Council wants to remind you to #KnowBeforeYouThrow. Do you know what to do with your household batteries that no longer work?

Click here to learn about different battery types, how to recycle batteries correctly, what do to with damaged batteries, and more!


Northstar Wealth Group

Congratulations to Northstar Wealth Group who was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams” published by Forbes. The list recognizes financial advisors and their teams who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism, and success in the business. Click here to learn more.

NorthStar Wealth Group is a private wealth advisory practice with Ameriprise Financial. They provide financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations and provided in one-on-one relationships with their clients. For more information, visit the Ameriprise office at 6435 Main Street, Suite 160, or click here.


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Telling a People's Story

Experience a celebration of Black history, excellence, and joy through stories authored and illustrated by Black writers and illustrators. The Woodridge Public Library will be hosting the traveling panel exhibition Telling a People’s Story in its lobby all month during library hours. Telling a People’s Story is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the art found within the pages of African-American children’s picture books.

DuPage County Historical Museum Casino Night

Join the DuPage County Historical Museum on Friday, March 8 from 7:00 pm until 10:30 pm at Arrowhead Golf Club (26W151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189) for a roaring twenties-themed evening of popular casino games, entertainment, raffles, and more. Click here to purchase tickets and to learn more about this event.

Garage Sale at St. Scholastica

Join St. Scholastica (7800 Janes Ave.) for a Community Garage Sale on Saturday, March 16 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. The Garage Sale will be located in the gym and food and bake sale items will be available for purchase. If anyone is interested in participating in the Garage Sale please contact Marilyn Pickers at 630-975-1781. The cost per 8-foot-long table is $25.00. Table reservations should be made no later than March 8.

Blood Drive at St. Scholastica

Join St. Scholastica (7800 Janes Ave.) for a Blood Drive on March 23 from 7:30 am until 12:00 pm. Blood donations can help to save lives, including those with cancer or sickle cell disease. Consider making a difference today and click here to make an appointment to donate blood.

VFW Family Pasta Dinner

Woodridge VFW invites you to a family pasta dinner on Sunday, April 14th. This event will be held at Shanahan’s, located on the corner of 75th Street and Woodward Avenue. (1999 75th Street) All proceeds go to the Woodridge VFW Post 1578 Scholarship Fund! Seating is available from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. The meal will be Buffet Style – all you can eat – and includes spaghetti, pasta, salad, bread sticks and dessert. A cash bar is available. Tickets will be available at the door, or call the Post at 630-910-1578 and leave a message. Tickets are $15.00 per person or $25.00 per family (children under 12 are free).

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