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  • Wheaton College has playoffs in mind Oct 23, 2013 12:10 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.

  • Darien man gets 5 years for stabbing mom with fork Oct 1, 2013 4:37 PM
    A Darien man was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for stabbing his 81-year-old mother in the face with a meat carving fork. Marcos Osoteo, 54, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

  • COD picks familiar face as art centerís interim director Sep 23, 2013 5:33 PM
    A familiar face in the regionís 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 CODís McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

  • DuPage hate crime convict re-sentenced to two years in prison Sep 19, 2013 4:47 PM
    A former Darien man who was convicted of a hate crime for attacking a black man in a gas station was resentenced Thursday to two years in prison after he admitted violating his probation. Ali Akel, 35, failed to report as required to a probation officer the last two months. He also went to Wisconsin without permission to leave the state, DuPage County prosecutors said.

  • Aurora native wins 'Big Brother' Sep 19, 2013 8:21 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 10:45 PM
    For the first time in 35 years Don Klaas will not be leading the menís basketball team at College of DuPage. The Hall of Fame coach has announced his retirement, leaving as one of the winningest coaches in junior college history. During his tenure at COD, Klaas had a record of 743-382, highlighted by his Division III National Championship team in 2001-02, the same year he was awarded the National Coach of the Year. Klaas was so successful at COD the school named its home court for him. He was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001 and the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame the following year. The athletic department has given no hint as to who might succeed Klaas. While the regular season is still months away, the first scrimmages of the year usually take place in October. The Chaparrals are coming off a13-19 season. Wheaton College: Senior all-conference kick returner Justin Swider has been named the CCIW special teams player of the week. Swider helped lead Wheaton College to a 48-27 victory over Benedictine Saturday night with a combined return total of 146 yards and one touchdown. With his team down 13-10 in the second quarter, Swider returned a Benedictine kickoff 93 yards into the end zone. The touchdown gave the Thunder a lead that would never be given back. North Central: Following a dominating performance Saturday, North Centralís John Crain has been named NCAA Division III menís cross country athlete of the week. In what may be a prelude to November, Crain finished the 5-mile course in 25:36, more than 15 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher at the Hanover College Madison Kiwanis Invitational. The Cardinals hope to return to this same course in November for the national championships, where they look to win a third consecutive championship. Crain, an All-America, helped lead North Central to the invitational team title as well as his individual title. This is the first year that the athlete of the week is being named at a national level. Benedictine: Two Benedictine athletes received conference recognition this week following strong performances. Both Candice Cuppini, volleyball, and Nikki Jhanji, soccer, were named NACC player of the week in their respective sport. Cuppini helped lead the Eagles to a weekend sweep of North Central and Lake Forest with a combined 36 kills. The Eagles beat North Central in straight sets then downed Lake Forest 3-1 to sweep the annual Red and Black Triangular. Jhanji, a senior forward for Benedictine, helped her team to a second-place finish at the Sal Vacarro tournament over the weekend. Jhanji scored three goals of her own during the tournament and was involved in all three goals during a 3-1 victory over North Central.

  • North Central returns high hopes for season Sep 3, 2013 11:22 PM
    The season hasnít 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.

  • Christian singer finds calling with Rolling Meadows firm Sep 2, 2013 5:30 AM
    Kukec's People column features Kristen Berryhill of Palatine, a singer of Christian music, who also co-owns Archadeck of Chicagoland in Rolling Meadows. The firm builds patios, decks and other outdoor settings.

  • CLC links students, manufacturers Sep 2, 2013 8:10 AM
    College of Lake County is making a push to link students and graduates from its high-tech programs related to manufactuing to companies having problems finding skilled workers. “We continue to see and hear folks say, ‘I can’t find workers,’" said Richard Haney, CLC’s vice president for educational affairs. “And so we want to at least let them know, here’s an opportunity for you to find those workers.”

  • 75 'hopeless years' for shooter in Darien triple murder Aug 13, 2013 11:50 AM
    A DuPage County judge sentenced confessed killer Jacob Nodarse on Monday to 75 “hopeless years” in prison for his role in the murders of three members of a Darien family. The ruling by Judge Daniel Guerin spared Nodarse a formal life term but puts the 26-year-old shooter behind bars until he's about 98 years old.

  • Triple-murder gunman will face cameras at sentencing Aug 8, 2013 4:51 PM
    The gunman who admitted killing three members of a Darien family will face a possible life sentence ó and two cameras ó when heís sentenced Monday in DuPage County court. Judge Daniel Guerin ruled Thursday to allow the news media to photograph and video-record the high-profile hearing for 26-year-old Jacob Nodarse.

  • COD names new Homeland Security Center manager Aug 8, 2013 1:37 PM
    College of DuPage has named Michael Casey as the manager of the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy and the Homeland Security Education Center. Casey joined the College June 1 and brings with him an extensive background in law enforcement.

  • College of DuPage president named to U.S. Bank advisory board Aug 7, 2013 12:51 PM
    College of DuPage President Robert L. Breuder has been appointed to U.S. Bank’s advisory board in Chicago. Breuder has been president of College of DuPage since 2009, during which time the college has added 11 degree programs and 38 certificate programs.

  • Glen Ellynís Cleve Carney remembered as art lover, philanthropist Aug 6, 2013 6:00 PM
    Cleve Carney was a businessman, a veteran and a lover of the arts, but perhaps heíll be best remembered for the impact he had on nonprofit organizations throughout DuPage County. The Glen Ellyn resident decided to give back after his success from years at the helm of Olsson Roofing Co. in Aurora and the former Bank of Batavia, donating money and volunteer hours to groups including the DuPage Community Foundation, College of DuPage, Elmhurst Art Museum, Morton Arboretum and B.R. Ryall YMCA.

  • Curtain comes down on COD arts center director Jul 25, 2013 8:32 PM
    When Stephen Cummins looks back on his seven years at the helm of the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, heíll think of all the artists, musicians and actors who have walked through the centerís doors. But heíll especially remember the times when the center went out into the community.

  • New COD rules may threaten some part-time profs Jul 24, 2013 6:16 PM
    New employment rules at the College of DuPage have drawn fire from some part-time professors who fear they may soon be losing their jobs. The stateís largest community college will begin phasing out the employment of those instructors who are already receiving a pension through the State Universities Retirement System, which manages retirement benefits for 65 community colleges, state universities and other agencies in Illinois.

  • Editorial: Signs of a new era for Glen Ellyn, College of DuPage Jul 17, 2013 8:28 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial acknowledges positive signs that the College of DuPage and the village of Glen Ellyn have developed a cooperative spirit out of their once-dysfunctional relationship.

  • Victim's mom wishes Borizov 'was the one in the grave' Jul 16, 2013 11:28 AM
    Judy Pokorny has just one regret about the man who had her son's family killed serving life in prison. “I wish he was the one in the grave,” she said Monday. Pokorny fought back tears after a DuPage County judge sentenced Johnny Borizov to three consecutive life terms for masterminding the March 2010 murders of her son, Jeffrey Kramer, her daughter-in-law, Lori Kramer, and the couple's 20-year-old son, Michael.

  • A new day for once-feuding Glen Ellyn and COD? Jul 14, 2013 1:29 AM
    Glen Ellyn Village President Alex Demos is confident that dťtente has been achieved in the relationship between the village and College of DuPage — which engaged in a protracted and expensive legal dispute over jurisdictional matters for more than two years. “We’re going to work together in every capacity,” he said. “It’s a beginning of a new relationship.”

  • Convicted Darien killer to be sentenced in August Jul 2, 2013 6:32 PM
    A man who admitted killing three members of a Darien family will be sentenced Aug. 13, a judge said Tuesday. The hearing for 26-year-old Jacob Nodarse is set to take place about a month after sentencing for co-defendant Johnny Borizov, who was convicted by a DuPage County jury in May.

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