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  • Mini job fair at CLC: Jan 22, 2015 4:41 PM
    Employers seeking applicants for information technology positions will be recruiting at a mini job fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the College of Lake County in Grayslake.

  • Naperville panelist: Race relations really about ‘heart, life’ Jan 22, 2015 11:51 AM
    Panelists at a North Central College discussion on race relations Wednesday highlighted the importance of having meaningful ­— possibly even uncomfortable — conversations about race and justice and the challenge of transferring these discussions into action beyond online trending topics. “On social media, you’re constantly bombarded with people’s opinions and emotions and you have to be able to filter that,” panelist April Yvonne Garrett said. “Civic engagement can’t come unless you own your own thoughts, which become words, which become actions.”

  • Rauner visiting Harper College career and tech center Friday after $38 million renovation Jan 22, 2015 1:25 PM
    Gov. Bruce Rauner will speak at the opening of Harper College’s Career and Technical Education Center on the Palatine campus Friday. The ceremony will begin 10 a.m. in a welding lab at the center, which recently underwent a two-year, $38 million renovation.

  • Elmhurst making a run in CCIW Jan 21, 2015 8:59 PM
    Elmhurst College’s men’s basketball team is in an unfamiliar position for its teams of late, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad one. The Bluejays are right in the middle of the CCIW race and have much of their fate in their own hands.

  • Ablin: Economic growth doesn't necessarily mean more jobs Jan 22, 2015 7:24 AM
    Jack Ablin, executive vice president and chief investment officer of BMO Private Bank, said economic growth will accelerate this year, which will spark more consumer spending. But don't think that means more jobs. Technology is accelerating, too, and is actually killing job growth, he said.

  • Oakton adjuncts continue protest over coming firings Jan 21, 2015 5:30 AM
    Some part-time faculty members at Oakton Community College continue to cry foul over their impending firings, though college administrators stand by their decision. As many as 80 Oakton instructors are teaching their final semester at the Des Plaines-based community college after school officials announced last fall that they will no longer hire those already earning pensions from the State Universities Retirement System.

  • Judson University launches ‘Shark Tank’ event Jan 21, 2015 1:43 PM
    Judson University is launching its first entrepreneurial competition this spring dubbed “Judson Shark Tank.” Inspired by the ABC Network’s reality business pitch series “Shark Tank,” Judson’s event aims to encourage those with start-up ideas to seriously consider how they can elevate a concept to the next level.

  • Lake Zurich village board hears concern about homeless housing plan Jan 21, 2015 5:30 AM
    Lake Zurich residents and others continue to express their concerns over a plan to provide apartments to chronically homeless people with mental illness in an unincorporated area, this time to officials on the village board who do not have jurisdiction in the matter. “You really need to reach out to the folks making the decisions,” Village Manager Jason Slowinski told the residents from Ela Township and Lake Zurich.

  • Students can tour Oakton Community College on Feb. 11 Jan 20, 2015 4:59 PM
    Prospective students of Oakton Community College can take a tour of the Des Plaines campus Feb. 11, officials said Tuesday. The campus visit will feature information about admission, career and transfer programs, financial aid, student services and extracurricular activities.

  • Repeat player of the week honor for Harper’s Benton Jan 20, 2015 8:27 PM
    For the second time in as many weeks, Davion Benton has been named NJCAA Region IV, Division III men’s basketball player of the week. The Harper forward averaged 16.5 points and 14.5 rebounds while averaging 3 steals per game in the Hawks’ two games last week.

  • Why a Lisle actor chose Chicago over Hollywood Jan 26, 2015 6:15 PM
    While New York and Hollywood beckoned, actor Grant Stokes, a Lisle resident and Waubonsee Community College teacher, decided to stay in Chicago and play big roles in small movies. He's starring in several independent films this year, including "Blood & Water," which will be in film festivals this spring. “I’ve been able to do things here that I’d never be able to do in New York or L.A.," he said.

  • How far have we come? Experts discuss race relations Jan 19, 2015 11:02 AM
    On the day we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we've asked three prominent figures in DuPage County to share their views on the state of race relations in our country — particularly in the wake of recent unrest in places as different in size and scope as New York City and Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Living King's legacy: Turn a day off into a 'day on' Jan 19, 2015 10:57 AM
    For many young people across the suburbs, the Martin Luther King Day holiday won't be just a break from classes.They'll be spreading out across their hometowns performing service projects in King's honor. “It's not a day off, but it's a day on to do something in your community,” said Dianha Ortega-Ehreth, executive director of Elgin's Youth Leadership Academy.

  • Time for Americans to ask questions about race, equality Jan 19, 2015 7:25 AM
    As America reflects on the message and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Benedictine University history professor Vince Gaddis says the nation is at a crossroads. Issues of race and authority have been brought to the fore in recent months and, he says, the nation must answer questions to build a more inclusive community.

  • Harper Chamber Music Festival to highlight classical favorites Jan 18, 2015 4:33 PM
    Harper College’s 10th annual Chamber Music Festival will showcase more than 15 of the music department’s most accomplished artist faculty performing great works from the classical chamber music repertoire.

  • Linden Cello Duo debuts on Oakton stage Jan 18, 2015 4:38 PM
    Two talented cellists team up for a debut performance at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31.

  • CLC moves auto collision repair classes Jan 18, 2015 4:31 PM
    College of Lake County's automotive collision repair classes are now in a renovated building.

  • Oakton men’s soccer player named to Scholar All-American Team Jan 16, 2015 1:21 PM
    An Oakton Community College student, sophomore Pooya Shams, has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Men’s Junior College Division Scholar All-America Team.

  • Harper students join Saturday in MLK Day of Service Jan 16, 2015 5:41 PM
    Harper College students are taking part in the community college’s first MLK Day of Service Saturday, Jan. 24. They’ll work on a service project, design a mural of King and hear from keynote speaker Noelle Jones, founding English teacher at the Greater Lawndale High School for Social Justice in Chicago.s

  • Russian National Ballet Theatre to perform 'Sleeping Beauty' at COD Jan 16, 2015 12:11 AM
    You could take several flights around the world to see some of the best entertainment on the seven continents. Or you could head to the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, which is showcasing several top acts from across the globe for its spring season, including two performances on Saturday, Jan. 17, of “Sleeping Beauty” by the Russian National Ballet Theatre. “We have first-class entertainment coming right to DuPage County,” said Diana Martinez, McAninch Arts Center director.

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