CITGO Lemont Refinery

CITGO Holds Annual Food Drive for Local Pantries

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LEMONT, Ill., December 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Recently, employees at the CITGO Lemont Refinery held their annual food drive benefiting six local pantries: Bethany Food Pantry, Day Break Shelter, DuPage Township Pantry, Fairmont Food Pantry, Lockport FISH Pantry and Romeoville Community Pantry.

According to Dennis Willig, CITGO Lemont Vice President and General Manager, 2020 has been a difficult year for many and this was an opportunity for CITGO to stand in the gap and help the community.

CITGO Endows a Technology Scholarship at Joliet Junior College

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LEMONT, Ill., February 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The CITGO Lemont Refinery and Joliet Junior College (JJC) recently announced a new scholarship for STEM students through the establishment of a $250,000 endowment with the Joliet Junior College (JJC) Foundation.

CITGO Takes Another Step in Protecting the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area

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LEMONT, Ill., February 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ ― The CITGO Lemont Refinery recently awarded Lemont High School a grant for the purchase of a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The ROV will be utilized for research within the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area (HQRA) as a part of regular classroom instruction.

In partnership with The Conservation Foundation, the HQRA restoration project is designed to boost ecological conservation and restoration. In addition, an educational component has been incorporated and includes the teachers and students at Lemont High School.

CITGO Lemont Refinery Helps Local Marines Bring Christmas Joy to Local Kids

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LEMONT, Ill. – Feb. 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Employees and contractors at the CITGO Lemont Refinery joined forces this past holiday season with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots drive. Collections bins were placed throughout the refinery and over 600 unwrapped toys were collected for needy children in Will and Grundy Counties.

CITGO Lemont Refinery Hosts STEM Education Workshop for Local Teachers

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LEMONT, Ill., January 18, 2016 /3BL Media/― During the month of December, the CITGO Lemont Refinery hosted 38 science and math teachers from 24 area schools for a STEM workshop as a way to further enhance the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum used in local schools.

CITGO Lemont Refinery Honored as Grand Marshal at Romeoville Founder’s Day

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LEMONT, Ill., November 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In honor of the CITGO Lemont Refinery’s 90th Anniversary, employees were asked to serve as this year’s Grand Marshal for the annual Founder’s Day Parade in Romeoville, Ill. In addition to walking in the parade, volunteers from the refinery, known as TeamCITGO, passed out commemorative CITGO sunglasses to the crowd along the parade route.  The Refinery Fire Department also joined the festivities by entering a fire truck into the parade, which followed the CITGO float.

Local Students, CITGO Volunteers Join Forces in 41st Street Beach Cleanup in Chicago

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LEMONT, Ill., November 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – For the third consecutive year, in conjunction with the Chicago Parks Foundation and the Alliance for the Great Lakes, CITGO sponsored a Mid-Coast Cleanup as a part of its Caring for Our Coast initiative. Earlier this fall, students from King College Prep and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences joined volunteers from the CITGO Lemont Refinery for a cleanup project at the 41st Street Beach in Chicago. In a one-mile area, the group collected 94.9 pounds of trash in just a few hours.

CITGO Lemont Refinery and Bess the Book Bus Promote Literacy in Local Schools

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LEMONT, Ill., October 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ – During the month of September, Bess the Book Bus, Inc., sponsored by the CITGO Lemont Refinery, visited local students at the Bernard Ward Elementary School in Bolingbrook and the Irene King Elementary School in Romeoville to spread the joy of reading. During the visits, Bess the Book Bus founder Jennifer Frances read books to students who then visited the bus to pick out a free book to take home. Approximately 391 books were distributed. 

CITGO Celebrates 90th Anniversary of Lemont Refinery

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LEMONT, Ill., September 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is capping off celebrations of the CITGO Lemont Refinery’s 90th anniversary by welcoming community leaders, nonprofit partners, employees and retirees to the refinery for a commemorative ceremony. This follows efforts throughout the year to thank Chicagoland for its many years of support through volunteer activities and community events.

CITGO Lemont Refinery Celebrates 90th Anniversary with Breakfast for Community Partners

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LEMONT, Ill., June 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Last week, over 75 leaders of local community organizations gathered at the CITGO Lemont Refinery for a special breakfast in celebration of the refinery's commitment to Fueling Good for over 90 years.

As part of the CITGO Lemont Refinery's 90th anniversary celebration, the refinery hosted a partner appreciation breakfast to honor the various partners it works with and highlight their charitable work conducted together within the Lemont community and the surrounding area.


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