Representative Jeanne Ives was proud to present the West Chicago Community High School Theatre with an Illinois House Resolution honoring them for being selected to represent the United States in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in 2016, the world’s largest performing arts festival.
The theme of the 2015-2016 West Chicago Community High School Theatre season is "Character Counts". They were nominated for the strength of their productions and history of public service for such programs as Adopt-a-Sailor, Toys for Tots, Broadway Cares, and more. 
The West Chicago Community High School Theatre is led by director Mark Begovich.
This week State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) recognized two elementary schools in Wheaton-Warrenville’s Community Unit District 200 for their recent designation as a “National Blue Ribbon School” by the U.S. Department of Education.

The two Wheaton schools are among 335 schools nationwide to receive the distinction.
According to Ives, Longfellow and Emerson Elementary Schools received the honor and were recognized in the category of “Exemplary High Performing Schools,” based on student performance on state and national assessments. “The Blue Ribbon School process takes two years, and Longfellow and Emerson received very high marks in their reviews,” said Ives. “The award is a testament to the hard-working students, dedicated staff, and involved parents at both schools.”