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  • Four suburban women charged in student loan scam Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Four women are facing student loan and identity theft charges following an investigation by College of DuPage, Illinois Attorney General and the U.S. Secret Service. The four are accused of co-opting strangers' identities to steal more than $100,000 in financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.

  •  The Seaton Computing Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

    Suburban buildings among those honored for best design Jan 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Hanover Park Police Department, Schaumburg Township Library District and the College of DuPage were among the honorees when the American Institute of Architects Northeast Illinois Chapter handed out its 2013 Excellence in Design and Merit in Design awards. In all, 10 projects out of 59 entries submitted from across the region received awards.

  • College of DuPage's Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, which put on this production of “Love Song” in 2010, has announced it is canceling the rest of its season as it explores a more sustainable funding model.

    Curtain comes down on COD's Buffalo Theatre Ensemble — for now Dec 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    As the College of DuPage prepares to unveil its renovated McAninch Arts Center later this month, a staple of entertainment at the college for 27 years is shutting down the rest of its season. The Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, a professional theatre in residence at the college's Glen Ellyn campus since 1987, has canceled the last two shows of its season as it explores a more sustainable funding model with the college.

  •  About 40 people turned out to listen to speakers at the town-hall meeting Saturday at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. Panelists answered questions from people whose health insurance policies were canceled by the Affordable Care Act and those who had other concerns about the new health care law.

    Health care panel discusses consequences of Obamacare Dec 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    A few dozen people turned out Saturday afternoon to share their concerns with the health care overhaul known as Obamacare and find out what the future might hold for them in terms of insurance costs and coverage. The forum was held at College of DuPage.

  • Group coming to Glen Ellyn to focus on insurance cancellationsDec 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    A group focusing on people whose insurance has been canceled due to Affordable Care Act requirements is coming to College of DuPage’s Glen Ellyn campus. The nonprofit group called Independent Women’s Voice will launch its “My Cancellation” town-hall tour Saturday to answer questions and “give a voice” to those with canceled health insurance policies, organizers say.

  • The new outdoor patio stage is one of the many aspects of the $35 million renovation of the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

    College of DuPage's renovated McAninch center almost readyNov 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    The finishing touches are being put on a 14-month, $35 million renovation at the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center that marks the biggest improvement project in the facility's 25-year history. More than 1.5 million people have viewed live performances at the MAC since the “community jewel” opened in 1986, officials say, but never before has the facility undergone such a makeover.

  •  The College of DuPage’s board of trustees voted 4-3 to approve a contract amendment with Sodexo, the company that manages its food service, that includes plans for a Chick-fil-A inside the cafeteria. The restaurant would take the place of Grill 155.

    Despite concerns, COD makes room for Chick-fil-ANov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Despite objections from several students and concerns from some trustees, Chick-fil-A could be serving food by January on the College of DuPage’s Glen Ellyn campus. The school’s board of trustees voted 4-3 to approve a contract amendment that includes it. “While those issues were raised, we were left with the idea that Sodexo had values that were the same as COD," a VP said.

  • Jim Belushi, center, and the Chicago Board of Comedy

    The McAninch Arts Center sets grand opening, 2014 season Nov 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    The McAninch Arts Center on the College of DuPage campus announced it will reopen in February after a 14-month, $35 million renovation. Grammy Award-winner Kep Mo performs at the official reopening on Feb. 8, 2014. The grand opening celebration takes place on March 8, 2014 with headliner Jim Belushi and The Chicago Board of Comedy

  • COD bucks trend with 3.3% enrollment boost Nov 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Enrollment climbed 3.3 percent over the past five years at the College of DuPage, bucking a statewide trend showing declines at most community colleges. A report by the Illinois Community College Board indicates COD was one of just three of the state’s 39 community college districts to see an enrollment increase among full-time equivalent students between 2009 and 2013.

  • Naperville native Bob Odenkirk played Saul Goodman in “Breaking Bad.” Now a spinoff series “Better Call Saul” is on the way.

    ‘Breaking Bad’ star called Naperville ‘Nowheresville’ Nov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Bob Odenkirk said that when he was a teen, Naperville "felt like a dead end, like Nowheresville. I couldn’t wait to move into a city and be around people who were doing exciting things.” He went on to find plenty of excitment as a co-star of the hit TV series “Breaking Bad.” We contacted Odenkirk to talk about his childhood, his upcoming "Breaking Bad" spinoff, and his role in "Nebraska," a film out Nov. 22.

  •  Elgin Community College’s Porsche Griggs shoots over a block by College of DuPage’s Melissa Niggins in the second half on Tuesday in Elgin.

    Elgin CC hangs on to beat College of DuPage Nov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Spartans survived. Elgin Community College’s women’s basketball team built a double-digit lead midway through the second half, then held on for dear life as College of DuPage staged a furious rally. When the dust settled, the Spartans hung on for a 66-64 nonconference victory at the Events Center in Elgin Tuesday night. Jordan Bartelt and Alexa Diaz scored 16 points apiece to lead ECC, which moved to 2-1 on the season. Breanna Venson had 12 points for COD.

  • History skits fed Odenkirk’s acting bug at Naperville school Nov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mentors? Comedian/actor/writer Bob Odenkirk from LaGrange and Naperville has had a few, most notably Second City fixture Del Close. But reaching, way, way back, Odenkirk credited a social studies teacher at Jefferson Junior High School in Naperville with providing the pivotal moment that changed his life.

  •  Elgin Community College’s Zach Cooper makes his way around a block by College of DuPage’s Ryan Rader in the first half on Tuesday.

    Elgin CC outlasts College of DuPage Nov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Community College men’s basketball team held off a furious rally in the closing minutes to outlast visiting College of DuPage, 85-81, Tuesday night at the Events Center in Elgin.

  • Chef Susie Wolak infuses cream with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger before stirring it into puréed pumpkin for her fall crème brûlées.

    Chef du jour: Pastry chef mentors online students Oct 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    After attending culinary school at the College of Dupage, pastry chef Susie Wolak worked as executive pastry chef for the Metropolitan Club in Chicago and at the Hilton in Northbrook. Now she shares her knowledge with students around the world at chef-mentor for the Hoffman Estates-based Escoffier Online Culinary Academy.

  • Wheaton College has playoffs in mind Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Wheaton College football team is in a familiar position, but it is hoping to change the ending. Just as it was last year, the Thunder is ranked in the top 15 nationally with two of its toughest games to come. However, the team hopes to force its way into the playoffs and avoid being left on the outside looking in like it was last year.

  • COD to build second homeland security training facility on campus Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    College of DuPage is moving ahead with the second phase of its training center for emergency response agencies. The 35,000-square-foot Homeland Security Training Institute will be at the site of the college's Open Campus Center west of Lambert Road in Glen Ellyn. “It's long overdue,” said Mike Casey, the academy's director, who was hired in June after 26 years with the ATF. “I applaud Dr. Breuder for taking the initiative to see this gets completed.”

  • Diana Martinez

    COD picks familiar face as art center’s interim director Sep 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    A familiar face in the region’s performing arts community is about to take center stage at the College of DuPage. Diana Martinez, whose resume includes stops at Second City, the Paramount Theatre in Aurora and Pheasant Run in St. Charles, has been hired as the interim director of COD’s McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

  • Andy Herren, an Aurora native, won the 15th season of “Big Brother” Wednesday night.

    Aurora native wins 'Big Brother' Sep 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    In a controversial season marked by homophobic and racial slurs, openly gay contestant and Aurora native Andy Herren was named the winner of “Big Brother” Wednesday night.

  • Klaas retires as COD coach Sep 10, 2013 12:00 AM

  • North Central returns high hopes for season Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    The season hasn’t even started yet but already North Central has a target on its back. After a 2012 season that saw a share of the CCIW title, the automatic playoff bid and a trip to the second round in the playoffs, the Cardinals have been picked as the preseason conference favorite.

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