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COD paves new way to earn bachelor's degreeNine students will walk across the stage Sunday at Lewis University's commencement ceremony to receive bachelor's degrees in criminal justice. Yet, these students never took classes at the school's campus in Romeoville. Through a so-called 3+1 program partnership between Lewis and College of DuPage, the students earned their four-year degrees from Lewis by taking all their classes at COD's campus in Glen Ellyn.Last Updated May 19, 2013 7:48 AM
DuPage adjunct professors get contract extension, raisesUpdated May 17, 2013 12:19 AM
Adjunct professors at the College of DuPage are set to receive salary increases as part of a two-year contract extension approved Thursday by the college’s board of trustees. College officials offered the contract extension to adjuncts as a package along with a plan to create a new “lecturer” position that would allow some adjuncts to receive health care benefits under the new federal health care law.
DuPage carjacker/nuclear engineer gets 40 yearsUpdated May 15, 2013 6:48 PM
If a nuclear engineer who is believed to have fled the country is found by authorities, he will have a prison cell waiting for him. A DuPage County judge on Wednesday sentenced Michael Buhrman to 40 years in prison for his armed carjacking of a woman's vehicle in the parking lot of a Woodridge store.
Woodridge’s Navitas receives $150K award from Energy DepartmentUpdated May 16, 2013 9:53 AM
Woodridge-based Navitas Systems LLC has received a Small Business Innovation Research award of $150,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy. It marks the first SBIR award competed for and received by Navitas, a small, woman-owned business, which provides energy-enabled system solutions and energy storage products for commercial, industrial and government agency customers.
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- Garrett Ard and Lisa Dawn Foertsch rehearse for Wheaton Drama's special Broadway musical revue, "Broadway Ballot". Performances are Aug. 17-19 at Playhouse 111. Tickets and information at http://www.wheatondrama.org Steven Merkel
- Deven Ferber of Lombard (left) as Sherlock Holmes and Tom Viskocil of Woodridge as the King of Bohemia rehearse a scene for Wheaton Drama's "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure". The show opens January 25 and plays through February 17 at Playhouse 111 in downtown Wheaton. Visit www.wheatondrama.org Steven Merkel
- Guest speaker J.J. O'Connor, center, chats with PAL/Clearbrook supporters at the 16th annual PAL fundraiser. Clearbrook
- Chaos reigns amongst the inhabitants of Armageddon, one of three haunts featured in Asylum Xperiment Haunted Attractions at the Odeum Expo in Villa Park. Mark Wedow
- The Choral-aires Chorus placed second in the Community Teams category raising funds for breast cancer research last month, missing first place by only $25. The chorus raised $3,985 by the time the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure rolled around, with more donations still coming, surpassing their original goal of $3,000. The Choral-Aires has five current chorus members that either have, or have had, breast cancer. And this year, 2 of the team members discovered that their mothers have breast cancer, so they were walking on race day for their moms. One member of our team, Kara Gray, celebrated her 10 years without breast cancer this year. While not a Chorus member, she is the daughter of long-time member Martha Anderson, who also walked with the team on race day. Lindsey Herza
- On Jan. 21, Elmhurst City Clerk Patty Spencer presented the Choral-Aires Chorus with a proclamation declaring January "Sweet Adelines Month." The Choral-Aires, an Elmhurst-based Sweet Adelines International chapter, is hosting Guest Nights each Monday in January from 6:45-9:45 pm at the Redeemer Lutheran Church Recreation Center as part of the SAI Global Open House event. Pictured, from left, are: Co-Director Bonnie Fedyski, Patty Spencer, Co-Director Amy Brinkman, and Chorus President Nancy Smith. Valerie Baxter
"Delightful and Delicious!"
George and Sarah Naxera of Kildeer sample mouth-watering morsels from 20 local restaurants at Clearbrook's fourth annual "Around the World Food Tasting" on Oct. 16 at Arlington Toyota-Scion in Palatine. Proceeds from the event went to the 3,400 children and adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other developmental/intellectual disabilities that Clearbrook serves. Colleen Gallagher
- Ben Tomy borrows a self-guided Family Explorers Backpack to enhance his experience in the Childrens Garden at The Morton Arboretum. Stock Photo
- Emery Moorhead from the 85 Chicago Bears (second from right) spins the roulette wheel for Clearbrook at their Spring Casino Night held on March 2 in Palatine. Moorehead was one of five former NFL players who volunteered at Clearbrooks Spring Casino Night. Clearbrook
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From left, Bonnie Newman, Carolyn Szaflik, Lori Runquist, and Tracy Baron show off their creative ensembles that won them "Best Dressed Foursome" at last year's Clearbrook Women's Classic Golf Outing. Colleen Gallagher
- Clearbrook president Carl M. La Mell (center) chats with Newsapalooza creators, Grammy award winner, Richard Marx (left) and radio personality, Roe Conn. Newsapalooza is a rock & roll stage show, featuring Chicago media talents singing and/or playing instruments. This year's show benefitted Clearbrook. M. Samskhina
- Oct. 12 is I Love Yarn Day sponsored by the Craft Yarn Council. The International phenomenon of "Yarn Bombing" arrived in Arlington Heights last night as several passionate crocheters from the crochet guild adorned the statues at the Arlington Heights library Gwen Blakley Kinsler
- A handful of local private ambulances have given resources to the East Coast to help out the preparation of Hurricane Sandy and Noreaster Storm Athena. Bless their hearts A-TEC Ambulance, Inc.
From left, Pam Boyd, resident of Deborah's Place; Margaret Nicholson, Western Springs resident; and Stephanie Hooker, resident of Deborah's Place
Dec. 12 .Margaret Nicholson of Western Springs served a holiday meal and distributed necessary toiletries and household items to help break the cycle of homelessness for women at Deborah's Place, a 184-unit housing facility in the Chicago area. Nicholson was one of several Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) physicians’ wives who spread some holiday cheer to the residents by organizing a BINGO game and distributing prizes. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Spouses and Significant Others is an organization with a goal of providing help to families in need.
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, was named the top orthopedic practice in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report.
Deborah’s Place is Chicago’s largest provider of supportive housing exclusively for women and is recognized as an innovative leader among homeless service providers locally and nationally. www.deborahsplace.org. Lisa Stafford
- Illinois State Senator Michael Connelly (R-21) talks to Patrick M. Magoon, president and CEO of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, at a recent briefing for members of the General Assembly and other key state officials. The event, hosted by Lurie Children's, discussed the hospital's role in providing services to children who rely on Medicaid. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
- Illinois State Rep. Ron Sandak (R-81) talks to guests at a recent briefing for members of the General Assembly and other key state officials. The event, hosted by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, discussed the hospital's role in providing services to children who rely on Medicaid. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Picture of newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair, Illinois
Danielle Austin. She will be making her inaugural appearance at the EHLS Open House April 24 at 210 W Campus Drive, Suite B, Arlington Heights, and will be signing autographs and answering questions. Danielle Austin
- Donated to the community by West Chicago resident Maria Villela, the City's official Christmas tree is installed at 306 Main Street in downtown West Chicago, where it will be lit at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at West Chicago's Frosty Fest. Krista Coltrin
- Members of the Friends of Clearbrook Committee take a break between flights of wine to pose at Clearbrooks 49th Annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting that took place on February 23, 2013 at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg. The event drew nearly 400 people. Chicago Corporate Photography
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