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  • 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."

  • Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raises Aug 29, 2012 1:58 PM
    While most American workers have spent the past four years getting by with stagnating wages, or making even less than in years before, a segment of government employees is doing just fine. Elected officials in 31 suburban townships combined to make $661,387 more this year than they did in 2009. In many cases, they gave themselves the raises -- and they're getting ready to do it again.

  • High marks for ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ fair in Sugar Grove Aug 3, 2012 5:21 PM
    Several local chambers of commerce host a "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove. Seventy employers participated in the event that showcases jobs for veterans, active military personnel and their spouses.

  • Waubonsee remains committed to diversity and inclusion Jul 25, 2012 2:31 PM
    People from a variety of cultural backgrounds represent our friends and neighbors, our colleagues and classmates. Waubonsee Community College is proud to have received the Illinois Community College Trustees Association's 2012 Equity Award for our efforts in promoting collegewide equity and diversity.

  • American Cancer Society 2012 Skyline Soiree July 27 Jul 11, 2012 8:46 PM
    The American Cancer Society's fourth annual Skyline Soiree 2012 will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St. in Chicago. Tickets can be purchased for $95 online and $105 at the door.

  • MCC considers switch in how administrators are paid Jun 25, 2012 7:11 PM
    Community colleges in the Northwest suburbs have different policies regarding raises for administrators, ranging from across-the-board percentage increases at College of Lake County to merit-based raises at Waubonsee Community College, to a hybrid system at College of DuPage. McHenry County College is considering a switch to merit-based raises.

  • Public demo of emergency communications June 23-24 Jun 22, 2012 7:14 PM
    In the Aurora/Montgomery area, the Fox River Radio League, in cooperation with the Kane County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, will be demonstrating Ham Radio will join with thousands of other amateur radio operators showing their emergency capabilities the weekend of June 23-24 from 1 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Sunday at Jericho Lake Park. off Jericho Road in Montgomery.

  • Community colleges gear up to preserve American dream Jun 12, 2012 3:02 PM
    A recent report from the American Association of Community Colleges begins with the direct, but data-supported, statement, "The American dream is imperiled." Nothing less than the future of our country is at stake, and community colleges will be at the heart of future success.

  • It’s graduation time at Waubonsee Community College May 15, 2012 3:05 PM
    One of the most important days of the year is fast approaching. At Waubonsee Community College, this exciting day takes place May 17. Its graduation day or commencement the day graduates walk across the stage and are recognized for earning their degrees.

  • Aurora man accused of trying to film woman in Waubonsee restroom May 9, 2012 10:24 AM
    An Aurora man is behind bars after he attempted to film a woman in a bathroom at Waubonsee Community Colleges Aurora campus, college officials said. Jason Whitson, 41, 100 block of West Galena Boulevard, was charged with unauthorized video recording and disorderly conduct after he was arrested Friday by campus police, said Jeff Noblitt, communications director at the college.

  • Waubonsee art students earn honors, display work Apr 16, 2012 6:00 AM
    Works by seven Waubonsee Community College art students were recently accepted and displayed in the 2012 Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Juried Art Exhibition at Morton College in Cicero. Comprised of painting, drawing, photography and ceramics from 16 student artists, the exhibit runs through May 5 in Waubonsees Arrowhead Room in Dickson Center at the Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

  • Kids have fun, learn at Waubonsee summer camps Apr 12, 2012 11:54 AM
    Studies show that elementary and secondary school students lose an average of one to two months of learning over the summer break. Recognizing that keeping children interested in learning and engaged throughout the summer is a significant need, Waubonsee Community College launched its Xcelerate summer camps two years ago to create a safe, fun and educational setting for children.

  • Waubonsee installs wind turbine for energy-tech studies Apr 6, 2012 4:33 PM
    Waubonsee Community College has installed a turbine for students to study and practice installation, maintenance and repairs.

  • The importance of tech education in creating a competitive workforce Mar 28, 2012 12:17 PM
    In his biography of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson recounts a discussion between Jobs and President Barack Obama about why Apple employed 700,000 factory workers in China and not in the United States. Jobs said that type of expertise is simply not currently available in the United States in the quantities needed to compete with Chinas workforce.

  • After 10 years, Oberweis may be nearing victory Mar 22, 2012 5:05 PM
    Jim Oberweis didnt give up when he lost his first election. Or his second. Or even his third. Now, in his sixth run for public office, the businessman may be nearing a victory.

  • Oberweis wins GOP 25th state senate nod Mar 21, 2012 1:25 AM
    It'll be Jim Oberweis vs. Corinne Pierog for the 25th District state senate seat in November. Both won their primaries rather easily Tuesday night, according to unofficial vote totals.

  • Oberweis: Illinois needs business-friendly attitude Mar 21, 2012 4:29 PM
    Jim Oberweis, who won the Republican nomination for the 25th District state senate seat, thinks his calls for tax cuts, making Illinois more "business-friendly" and requiring identification of voters resonated with voters in the primary.

  • Suburban case study: Who regulates the local college? Mar 19, 2012 1:45 PM
    On the heels of a long-stewing -- and expensive -- debate on whether College of DuPage had to comply with Glen Ellyn's ordinances and enforcement, a Daily Herald analysis finds that regulations for building inspections, permitting and related fees at community colleges in the suburbs varies from school to school, and town to town.

  • A look at Fox Valley’s hottest races Mar 18, 2012 5:45 PM
    From Congress to the General Assembly to county boards and even circuit clerks, there are plenty of hot races in the northern Fox Valley to vote in on Tuesday.

  • What bacon has Lauzen brought home? Mar 14, 2012 5:32 AM
    Letter to the Editor: I ask Sen. Lauzen what he has brought back to his district in the form of revenue for jobs? What has he lobbied for in Springfield? Has he brought back hard dollars for construction jobs?

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