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Jameel Naqvi

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Des Plaines casino not a boon for everyone

Jul 18 2011 | 5:01 am - While the new Rivers Casino is expected to generate millions of dollars for Des Plaines, other towns are expecting to lose out as the Rivers Casino draws patrons and gambling revenues from their attractions. Elgin officials believe revenues from...

Naqvi bids farewell to suburbs

Jul 14 2011 | 12:56 pm - Meet Cesar Vega, an artist who works in a variety of mediums, including sculpting, painting and drawing. Most notably, Vega works with toothpicks.

ECC approves new deal with support staff

Jul 13 2011 | 4:05 pm - Almost two months after approving a three-year agreement with its faculty, the Elgin Community College board this week signed off on a three-year deal with its support staff. Under the agreement, which has already been ratified by employees, support...

Fox Valley cooling centers open amid heat concerns

Jul 12 2011 | 9:30 pm - Public works crews and utility personnel worked to restore power and clear roadways a day after a major storm battered the area.

Elgin gang unit investigates Sunday shooting

Jul 11 2011 | 3:31 pm - The Elgin police department's gang unit is investigating the Sunday evening shooting death of a 34-year-old man.

U-46 students explore inner turmoil in opera

Jul 08 2011 | 4:36 pm - Mozart wrote his first complete opera, "La finta semplice," when he was 12. A group of talented students from Elgin Area School District U-46 are giving Mozart a run for his money. About 50 students ages 10 to 13 have written an opera, "Evil/Live,"...

Elgin garage fire ruled arson by juveniles

Jul 08 2011 | 9:11 pm - A fire that burned down a detached garage at an east-side Elgin home Friday afternoon has been ruled an arson by juveniles, authorities said.

ECC works to close achievement gap

Jul 07 2011 | 9:54 am - I reported this week on a recent survey by "Community College Week." In the survey, Elgin Community College was ranked third in the state in awarding one-year certificates.

ECC awards more one-year certificates

Jul 05 2011 | 4:18 pm - Elgin Community College is one of the fastest growing community colleges in the country. So it should come as little surprise, perhaps, that the college awards more one-year certificates than almost any other institution in Illinois. ECC ranked...

ECC students capture medals at national contest

Jul 01 2011 | 2:52 pm - Five students from Elgin Community College finished in the Top 10 in the nation in various categories in the recent SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City, Mo. One student took home a gold medal. It was the first time in the four years ECC has...

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