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  • McHenry County College leads in enrollment increase Nov 9, 2012 11:53 AM
    McHenry County College had the highest rate of growth in head count and full-time equivalent enrollment in the last five years among all community colleges in Illinois, officials said. The fall student head count is up 33.9 percent — from 5,374 students in fall 2008 to 7,914 students now. MCC leads the pack of community colleges that posted five-year gains. In the Chicago suburbs,

     
  • Oberweis plans to focus on business retention to help 25th District Nov 8, 2012 3:29 PM
    Newly elected state senator Jim Oberweis reiterated Wednesday that he thinks the best thing he can do for residents of the 25th District is improve the climate for business in the state, saying that would "certainly help" people.

     
  • Hatcher leads Bernard in 50th State House Nov 6, 2012 9:38 PM
    Kay Hatcher has a comfortable lead over Andrew Bernard in the 50th State House District race Tuesday night.

     
  • When it comes to Oberweis, just call him ‘senator’ Nov 7, 2012 12:46 AM
    Jim Oberweis will finally get to take an oath of office. The Sugar Grove Republican was the winner Tuesday in the race to become the state senator for the 25th District. With all precincts reporting, he defeated Democrat Corinne Pierog of St. Charles with 50,948 votes to 37,568, according to unofficial totals.

     
  • Top races in Kane County Nov 5, 2012 5:33 PM
    There are plenty of hot races in Kane County to keep an eye on Tuesday. We take a look at a few, along with state legislative races.

     
  • Pierog for 25th Senate Nov 2, 2012 4:40 AM
    An Elburn letter to the editor: Illinois faces many tough decisions — balancing its budget, pension reform, encouraging economic growth among them. That's why I'm supporting Corinne Pierog to serve us in Springfield from the 25th Senate District.

     
  • Hatcher, Bernard seek 50th State House District seat Nov 1, 2012 6:06 PM
    Republican Kay Hatcher of Yorkville seeks a third term representing the 50th District in the state house, and takes on Democrat Andrew Bernard of Batavia.

     
  • Grant programs make a difference to students Oct 23, 2012 11:09 AM
    The pursuit of grants provides colleges with a way to increase their impact on the local economy through immediate and long-term benefits as even more community members are given an opportunity to realize their full potential. Just last month, Waubonsee hosted U.S. Senator Dick Durbin at our downtown Aurora Campus to announce a new $2.8 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to serve displaced community residents.

     
  • Taxes, business, school funding on 50th House, 25th Senate forum agenda Oct 22, 2012 11:46 PM
    Candidates for the state House District 50 and Senate District 25 campaigned Monday at a League of Women Voters of Central Kane County forum in Geneva.

     
  • Oberweis, Pierog differ on term limits for legislators Oct 16, 2012 1:16 AM
    Corinne Pierog and Jim Oberweis, state Senate candidates in the 25th District, have different takes on whether allowing legislators serve for years and years is good for the people. Oberweis, the Sugar Grove Republican, has vowed to serve no more than eight years. Pierog, a Democrat from St. Charles, doesn't dispute that longtime politicians might become beholden to contributors and lobbyists. But there already is a term limit, she said. "It's called the vote."

     
  • Pierog, Oberweis agree on combining treasurer, comptroller Oct 13, 2012 8:00 AM
    Asked about specific budget cuts he would make, Republican Jim Oberweis offered an idea that has been proposed in several states, and was once successful in Illinois: Cut the size of the legislature. Democrat Corrine Pierog suggests money could be brought in by taxing state workers’ pension incomes, at graduated rates. She also believes money could be found in pension reform, but is leery of shifting the burden for school pensions to school districts and colleges without giving them total control.

     
  • Endorsement: Oberweis over Pierog in 25th Senate District Oct 12, 2012 11:53 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Republican Jim Oberweis in the race for state Senate from the 25th District.

     
  • Endorsement: Hatcher over Bernard in 50th House District Oct 11, 2012 8:16 PM
    Endorsement for the state's 50th House District

     
  • Oberweis, Pierog say they won’t extend income tax increase Oct 10, 2012 4:24 PM
    Letting a temporary state income tax increase expire when it is supposed to is something both Jim Oberweis and Corinne Pierog, opponents in the 25th District state senate race, can get behind.

     
  • First-year experience critical to college success Oct 3, 2012 2:18 PM
    Research shows that a college student's first year largely determines whether or not that student earns a degree. Last year, Waubonsee Community College participated in the Foundations of Excellence program to look at how we can improve our first-year student outcomes.

     
  • Republicans lead cash totals in state Senate 25, House 50 Oct 2, 2012 5:30 AM
    Heading into the final month of the campaign, Republican Jim Oberweis leads Democrat Corinne Pierog in the 25th District State Senate money race, according to state election board records.

     
  • Innovative Harper College manufacturing program spreading statewide Sep 20, 2012 3:57 PM
    The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $12.9 million in federal funding to expand Harper College's new Advanced Manufacturing program to schools statewide, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced today. The program will expand to 20 more community colleges, including suburban campuses.

     
  • League of Women Voters wants to register voters Sep 17, 2012 11:56 AM
    Kane County League of Women Voters has scheduled several dates to register voters for the November election.

     
  • Ride the rails on the Nebraska Zephyr Sept. 22-23 Sep 14, 2012 6:12 PM
    The Illinois Railway Museum, in cooperation with Amtrak and the BNSF Railway, will operate the Nebraska Zephyr, built in 1936 and powered by the 1940 vintage Burlington Route locomotive “Silver Pilot” on an all-day excursion between Chicago and Quincy, Ill., on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23. This will be the first time the Nebraska Zephyr has operated carrying passengers from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg, Ill., since it was retired in 1968 and the first time it has ever operated carrying passengers to Quincy, Ill.

     
  • Waubonsee’s Aurora enrollment exceeds expectations Aug 30, 2012 1:11 PM
    Enrollment exceeded expectations for the first year at Waubonsee Community College's downtown Aurora campus, which opened in June 2011 at 18 S. River St. About 9,500 students enrolled in classes at the campus last year, which topped expectations of about 6,000 students, or 3,000 a semester, spokesman Jeff Noblitt said. Enrollment this fall also is up 10 percent compared with last year's fall enrollment, he said, calling the new facility "an unquestioned success."

     
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