By The Numbers | December 2021

Appears in the December 2021 issue.


Illinois is home to one of the best Christmas towns in America: Galena has been ranked 19th out of 152 towns in terms of weather, food, lodging, transport, and—of course—Christmas activities. Chicago also made the list, ranked No. 141, which means the west suburbs are flanked by a plethora of holiday cheer!


According to the Illinois state fire marshal’s office, more than a third of home decoration fires are started by candles. Remember to keep lit candles away from flammables, turn off string lights before leaving home or going to bed, and check live tree levels daily.


The percentage of DuPage County residents 65 and over who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Those 18 and older in the county have a vaccination rate of 81.5 percent, which is higher than the national average of 70.2 percent. 

Illustration by Kevin Sterjo