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  • McHenry County College sets date for community forum Aug 23, 2013 2:15 PM
    McHenry County College will host its next community forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Burbank Room at the Harvard Diggins Library. This is the fifth in a series of nine forums throughout the county through December to feature the college’s key initiatives and programming toward contributing to a vital community.

  • Huntley transition program aims to ready special ed grads for adulthood Aug 11, 2013 5:42 PM
    Huntley High School special education student Tess Podraza, 18, wants to be more independent, but to reach that level she’ll need more confidence and sharper life skills. She and her family hope a new program through Huntley Area School District 158 will give her both. Life Instruction Guiding Huntley Transition is designed to give Tess and her peers support and preparation for the adult world.

  • Friends of MCC award third scholarship Aug 1, 2013 4:48 PM
    Anna Gallagher of Union, is the third recipient of the new scholarship program that promotes educational empowerment for female students.

  • McHenry County College offers Fast Track program for adults Jul 26, 2013 1:25 PM
    The Fast Track program at McHenry County College gives adult learners the advantage they need when competing for jobs in today’s workforce.

  • Master Gardeners to show their stuff at McHenry County walk Jun 27, 2013 3:24 PM
    Get out of the house and into the garden — actually, nine gardens — at the McHenry County College and University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners of McHenry County Garden Walk from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, starting at the college.

  • Rains shut down roads, Metra lines, MCC Jun 27, 2013 12:12 AM
    Wednesday morning’s rain caused several road closures, left McHenry County beaches on high alert for increased bacteria. More than 100 people without power in Crystal Lake. And McHenry Community College was closed.

  • You can join MCC dig to uncover Illinois history Jun 21, 2013 2:01 PM
    Experience the thrill of uncovering items that no one has seen or touched in up to thousands of years with an archaeology field school offered by McHenry County College this summer. This archaeology dig takes place during two separate sessions, July 1-12 or July 15-26 at the Macktown Settlement near Rockton.

  • MCC wins grant for information literacy project Jun 19, 2013 6:50 PM
    A $50,000 grant is helping McHenry County College figure out where the information literacy gaps are for high school students in the county. The money, awarded by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians Program, will help MCC gather research about how well students locate, evaluate and effectively use information — skills that have become increasingly important in the digital age when so much is available online.

  • Former Big Brother mentor guilty of sexually abusing boy May 31, 2013 2:30 PM
    A former Big Brother mentor has been convicted of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy in 2009. Leonard Puccini, 52, of Bull Valley, was found guilty in a bench trial held in mid-May in McHenry County and will be sentenced July 19. He faces up to seven years in prison. He also has another case of criminal sexual assault and computer tampering pending against him.

  • Suburban ‘inspired madman’ marches to beat of his own drum May 28, 2013 4:51 AM
    Nobody suspected that Cary native Paul Wertico would grow up to become an international musician who would tour with the Pat Metheny Group from 1983 to 2001, win a kazillion music awards and become an assistant professor of jazz at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Not bad for a guy who had to teach himself to play the drums and never earned a college degree.

  • MCC offers you chance to go prehistoric, visit butterflies May 23, 2013 2:12 PM
    Explore prehistoric cave art at the Field Museum's Stone Age exhibit or browse through the Botanical Garden's Butterfly and Blooms exhibit with two separate day trips offered by McHenry County College's Trips and Tours program.

  • MCC board aims for greater transparency, communication May 23, 2013 9:37 PM
    When Ron Parrish became the new leader of the McHenry County College board of trustees, he knew he would be overseeing some changes. A contentious election season ended with a transformed board, thanks to the retirement of Trustee Dennis Adams and voters’ decisions to end the service of longtime incumbents Barbara Walters and Carol Larson. Parrish announced several transparency initiatives Thursday night in a push to improve communication with the public.

  • MCC offers training to be a private investigator May 20, 2013 4:23 PM
    Page 2 If you possess honesty, a curious mind and a flair for solving problems, consider a career as a private investigator and enroll in a summer training program offered by McHenry County College.

  • MCC president gets contract extension Apr 30, 2013 11:06 AM
    Vicky Smith will remain McHenry County College's president through 2015, thanks to a last-minute contract extension by outgoing board members. Newly elected Trustee Molly Walsh, who was seated after the vote on Smith's contract last Thursday, said she was disappointed the former board decided to act. The vote came amid community criticism and requests by Walsh and Chris Jenner, another new board member, to hold off. The vote was not contractually necessary until June.

  • Guide answers questions about green living Apr 29, 2013 3:07 PM
    Page 3 How can my organization host a green fundraising event? Where can I drop off compact fluorescent bulbs, old computer monitors or leftover motor oil? To find answers to these questions and more, local residents can turn to the "McHenry County Official Green Guide 2013," which features a recycling directory and a Green Living section, plus a new topic index.

  • MCC students use their bodies as a canvas Apr 29, 2013 1:11 PM
    McHenry County College students in the Learning Community class that combines art appreciation and composition used their bodies as a canvas for expression and constructed garments using reclaimed or found materials. Their assignment called for their garments to include a kinetic and/or sound-making element.

  • McHenry County residents not all happy about talks of extension Apr 17, 2013 6:52 PM
    McHenry County College trustees Barbara Walters and Carol Larson were voted out of office last week. Three days later, officials called a special meeting, the agenda for which included extending college President Vicky Smith's contract through 2015. Community members have called foul, saying this is not a decision outgoing board members should make. Trustees delayed the vote at Tuesday night's meeting but still could make a decision before new board members are sworn in April 25.

  • State Street Dance Studio hosts open audition for international video shoot Apr 17, 2013 7:04 PM
    State Street Dance Studio, 9 N. Fourth St. in Geneva, will host an open audition on Saturday, April 20 for an international video shoot. State Street has been selected for this international project. The audition will be looking for proficient dancers, both pre-professional and professional, in ballet, modern and contemporary dancing. Registration will be from 5-5:30 p.m., followed by auditions for ages 13-17 from 5:30-6 p.m. and for ages 18 and older from 6 to 7 p.m. The first rehearsal will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. the same day.

  • ECC and MCC to hold job fairs April 19 Apr 12, 2013 9:00 AM
    Looking for a job? Find out what companies are hiring in the Fox Valley at these upcoming job fairs, both Friday, April 19. Elgin Community College's fair is set for 1 to 4 p.m.; at McHenry County College, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Enjoy the night sky with classes at MCC Apr 12, 2013 1:35 PM
    Page 2 Observe the night sky using a telescope and learn about the celestial shapes created by bright stars or locate planets and distant galaxies with two separate classes offered by McHenry County College's Continuing Education Department.

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