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  • Get tickets for U.S. debut of Iraqi youth orchestra with EYSO Jul 29, 2014 1:01 AM
    The internationally acclaimed National Youth Orchestra of Iraq caps three weeks of intensive study in the U.S. with two collaborative concerts with Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra in August.

     
  • First Fridays returns to downtown Aurora on Aug. 1 Jul 29, 2014 2:46 PM
    After taking a month off for Aurora’s July 4 fireworks celebration, First Fridays in downtown Aurora is back to “wow” with art, music, dancing, and more. On Aug. 1, First Fridays returns with nine venues throughout downtown Aurora. The events are free and art is for sale.

     
  • Glenn Simpson– Artist of the Month for Art Wall in August at Patty Turner Center Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM
    Program Coordinator Jill Becker announces that Glenn Simpson, of Libertyville, is the August “Artist of the Month” for the Art Wall at the Patty Turner Center, in Deerfield.

     
  • Medical assistants train at CLC Lakeshore Campus for in-demand career Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM
    Job prospects for graduates of the College of Lake County’s medical assisting (MOA) program should be strong, given the demand projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for these hands-on health care workers. Medical assistants perform a variety of frontline administrative and clinical tasks in physicians’ offices, including maintaining electronic medical records, entering diagnostic coding for insurance, drawing blood and taking patient vital signs. The BLS projects that employment of medical assistants will grow by 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than average for all occupations. In 2012, the median annual salary for these health care workers was $29,370. “The college’s accredited and comprehensive training program offers a myriad of excellent career opportunities in medical assisting at a cost far lower than those offered by for-profit colleges,” said Deb Haasch R.N., medical assisting department chair. “Our students are well-prepared to work in this growing career field. The program’s externship offers an on-the-job training experience that often leads to full-time jobs.” CLC’s medical assisting program is offered at the Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review board. Students complete an exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Recent CLC graduates had a 92 percent pass rate on the national certification exam, far exceeding the average national score of 67 percent, Haasch said. NorthShore University Health System (NorthShore) is one of the medical groups serving as an externship site for medical assisting students and often hires graduates of the program. Lisa Retherford, R.N., B.S.N., is a clinical educator in NorthShore’s Primary Care-Medical Group in Skokie, has high praise for CLC’s students. “Over the past several years, NorthShore University Health System has had many students from the College of Lake County’s Medical Assisting program perform their externships in our practices,” she said. “We have gone on to hire many of these students after having very positive experiences with them. We have always found them to be very well prepared for their externship experience. The students have shown proficiency in their technical skills as well as an overall level of professionalism.” Information sessions to explain CLC’s medical assisting and phlebotomy programs will be held from 4-5 p.m. on Sept. 10 and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 in Room S305 at the Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan. Acceptance into the program is limited, and a screening procedure is used to select the academically best qualified students. The screening deadline is the last Wednesday in October (for Spring Semester admittance into the evening cohort) and the first Wednesday in May (for Fall Semester admittance into the daytime cohort). The college offers an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, the Medical Assisting certificate as well as a short-term certificate for the healthcare office assistant. For more information, contact Deb Haasch at (847) 543-2176 or dhaasch@clcillinois.edu or visit www.clcillinois.edu/programs/moa.

     
  • Two National Champions and Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach of the Year Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM
    North Shore Rhythmics (NSR) gymnasts Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Il and Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, IL became the 2014 junior and senior national champions in mid-July at the National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

     
  • Prison watchdog praises Aurora halfway house Jul 29, 2014 5:34 PM
    Two years after Gov. Pat Quinn targeted for closure an Aurora center that helps female prisoners prepare to rejoin society, a top prison watchdog Tuesday gave it high marks.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jul 29, 2014 5:08 PM
    Patricia A. Hewitt, 76, of Geneva, was charged with disorderly conduct at 6:37 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of South College Street, according to a Batavia police report.

     
  • Three injured in Aurora home invasion Jul 29, 2014 7:12 PM
    Three people were injured early Tuesday when at least four people forced their way into an Aurora home. Authorities responded about 4:35 a.m. to the home invasion on the 700 block of Fifth Street.

     
  • Calvary Church sends 1,000 volunteers to serve community Jul 28, 2014 9:35 AM
    Roughly 1,000 volunteers from Calvary Church in Naperville will go into 16 sites around the community to perform cleanup projects and be an extension of God’s love on Aug. 2 and 3.

     
  • Be aware of street closures for North Aurora Days Jul 28, 2014 9:20 AM
    North Aurora Days is this weekend. Residents should be aware of road closures during the festival.

     
  • Fox Valley Park District’s ‘Amazing Race’ returns Aug. 9 Jul 28, 2014 9:41 AM
    The Fox Valley Park District’s local adaptation of the famously frenetic TV show “The Amazing Race” returns Saturday, Aug. 9, with the sixth annual rendition of the event at 9 a.m. from the Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora.

     
  • Des Plaines tech firm is real gem for entrepreneur Jul 28, 2014 12:52 PM
    Kukec's People features Mitul Gandhi was part of a family of jewelers in India. He said he was the so-called black sheep. Instead of jewelry, he gravitated toward technology. Now, he's the co-founder and chief architect of Des Plaines-based SeoClarity.

     
  • Aurora meat supplier: China unit fell short of standards Jul 28, 2014 4:45 PM
    An Aurora-based meat supplier said a Chinese unit embroiled in a safety scandal has fallen short of its requirements for maintaining high standards. The president of OSI Group, David McDonald, said Monday an investigation of complaints that its China unit, Husi Food, sold expired beef and chicken still is under way. McDonald declined to give details of what investigators have found.

     
  • Sunday picks: RiverEdge hosts Puerto Rican Heritage Festival, parade Jul 27, 2014 5:00 AM
    The 43rd Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival features food vendors, domino competitions, lots of music and a Sunday Puerto Rican Day Parade. Learn about a secretive 20th century Chicago street photographer during “An Afternoon with Vivian Maier,” which features an exhibit, a lecture and a screening of the British documentary “The Vivian Maier Mystery” at the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center. And more than 700 craft brewers from across the U.S. have joined the Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America tour, which arrives locally at Navy Pier.

     
  • Book notes: Meet ‘Twilight’ screenwriter Chris Weitz in Naperville Jul 26, 2014 6:30 AM
    Meet author and screenwriter (“The Twilight Saga: New Moon”) Chris Weitz as he discusses and signs copies of his teen novel “The Young World” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

     
  • Weekend picks: Violinist Joshua Bell plays with CSO Jul 26, 2014 5:00 AM
    Celebrated American violinist Joshua Bell joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a gala fundraising concert at the Ravinia Festival Saturday. Watch Irish dancing, taste Emerald Isle foods and learn about Irish traditions at the 15th Annual Arlington Heights Irish Fest this weekend. The 43rd Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival features food vendors, domino competitions, lots of music and a Sunday Puerto Rican Day Parade.

     
  • Aurora men in critical after pair of drive-by shootings Jul 26, 2014 6:31 PM
    A pair of drive-by shootings in Aurora late Friday critically injured two men, authorities said today. A 33-year-old man was shot in the neck, and about an hour later, a 19-year-old man was shot in the chest on Aurora's near southeast side.

     
  • Puerto Rican fest unites Aurora community Jul 26, 2014 10:11 PM
    It took the DNA of Christ to jump-start the 43rd annual Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival Saturday morning, and the Aurora-based band hit the mainstage with such joy and exuberance, it coaxed a bashful sun from its hiding place among the clouds. The festival continues Sunday with the annual parade at noon at the RiverEdge Park facility at 360 N. Broadway.

     
  • Aurora aldermen OK medical marijuana zoning rules Jul 25, 2014 7:36 AM
    The second largest city in Illinois is getting ready for the medical marijuana industry with new zoning rules. Aldermen in Aurora unanimously approved the rules this week. They require marijuana growers and retailers to submit their plans for operations, security and disposal to the city west of Chicago after being issued a state license.

     
  • Youthful entrepreneurs sell their wares at Aurora farmers markets Jul 25, 2014 11:00 AM
    Meet four girls who someday may be your boss. The four, ages 11 to 16, are selling their wares at Aurora's farmers markets as part of the city's Young Entrepreneurs program. The girls make their own products, set their own prices and run their own booths. And it seems to be working.

     
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