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  • ECC board approves support staff contract Aug 14, 2014 1:52 PM
    The Elgin Community College Board this week approved a three-year contract for support services granting employees a more than 3 percent salary increase each year. Under the terms of the agreement, support staff members will receive a 3.65 percent increase in 2014, a 3.75 percent increase in 2015, and a 4 percent increase in 2016. Members in the lowest salary grades will receive an additional increase bringing them up to a minimum wage of $10.50 per hour. The salary increases will cost the college $2.92 million over the three-year period.

     
  • ECC Arts Center announces acts for 2014-2015 season Aug 13, 2014 5:08 PM
    The Elgin Community College Arts Center’s 2014-2015 season includes an exhilarating mix of blues, rock, folk, dance, comedy, and theatre.

     
  • New restaurants, Arts in Bartlett breathing life into Town Center Aug 13, 2014 5:36 AM
    A nonprofit group behind art classes and a summer festival in Bartlett will move its headquarters to a bigger space downtown. Coupled with new restaurants, the arrival of Arts in Bartlett is ushering in a turnaround for Town Center, a retail and condo development that has struggled to fill vacancies, village officials say.

     
  • Pianists sought for American Grands concert Aug 12, 2014 2:33 PM
    Starting Friday, Aug. 15, pianists of all levels may apply to perform in the Elgin Community College Arts Center’s American Grands XX. The 20th anniversary of this concert event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, at ECC.

     
  • Photographer captures ‘Faces of War’ in ECC exhibit Aug 12, 2014 3:17 PM
    An exhibition featuring the work of award-winning documentary photographers will be on display from Aug. 15 through Sept. 25 in Elgin Community College’s Safety-Kleen Gallery One.

     
  • Some camp out all night for school supplies at ECC Aug 10, 2014 6:39 AM
    Some people camped outside overnight to get backpacks filled with school supplies that were handed out Saturday at Elgin Community College. “These families wait as long as it takes because they are in need,” ECC Student Life Coordinator Katie Storey said.

     
  • ECC to give backpacks full of help to needy students Saturday Aug 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    Elgin Community College and its partners will give away thousands of backpacks with school supplies and food to students in need Saturday during the college’s fifth annual Project Backpack. "There is still a great need (within) the school districts in our area, between homeless students and the students in need," Katie Storey of ECC said.

     
  • “Collateral Damage: The Human Faces of War” exhibit comes to ECC Aug 5, 2014 5:37 PM
    An exhibition featuring the work of award-winning documentary photographers will be on display from Aug. 15 through Sept. 25 in Elgin Community College’s Safety-Kleen Gallery One.

     
  • ECC Foundation marks 30 years Aug 1, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Elgin Community College Foundation this month marks 30 years of providing scholarships and financial support for students in need. The foundation — the philanthropic arm of the college — was chartered in 1984. Since then, it has awarded nearly $5 million in scholarships to more than 7,000 students. “The first year was pretty modest,” said Katherine Sawyer, ECC Foundation executive director. Today, the foundation administers 250 individual scholarships awarding anywhere from $250 up to $22,000 yearly per student. More than 200 students benefit from scholarships each year.

     
  • Men charged with stealing student loan money from suburban colleges Jul 31, 2014 1:44 PM
    Four Chicago area men are accused of bilking federal student loans from Harper College in Palatine, Elgin Community College and Joliet Junior College. Prosecutors said the men attempted to obtain $240,000 worth of student loans, but were successful in receiving about $135,000 from 40 fraudulent applications. The men face maximum prison sentences of 20 or 30 years if convicted.

     
  • ECC gears up for Project Backpack, donations sought Jul 21, 2014 3:13 PM
    Project Backpack, a community-based initiative led by Elgin Community College to benefit students in need, is accepting donations of school supplies now through Friday, Aug. 1, at several locations.

     
  • ECC women chapter celebrates 40 years Jul 16, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: The Elgin Community College chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges celebrates 15 years along with 40 years of the National Chapter of the AAWCC this year.

     
  • ECC wins first place for organ donor campaign Jul 2, 2014 4:05 PM
    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White recently honored the winners of his 'Be a Hero" Organ/Tissue Donor Campaign, which provided students at state community colleges the opportunity to create their own campaigns and earn community service hours while promoting the Organ/Tissue Donor Registry.

     
  • ECC wins four major ICCTA awards Jun 26, 2014 3:21 PM
    The Illinois Community College Trustees Association honored Elgin Community College with four out of eight major awards at a banquet in Springfield on Friday, June 6.

     
  • The Soapbox Jun 21, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors comment on suburban happenings, decisions and achievements.

     
  • ECC wins first place in organ donor campaign Jun 19, 2014 11:50 PM
    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White recently honored the winners of his “Be a Hero” Organ/Tissue Donor Campaign, which provided students at state community colleges the opportunity to create their own campaigns and earn community service hours while promoting the Organ/Tissue Donor Registry.

     
  • Iraqi orchestra cancels U.S. tour, debut in Elgin Jun 19, 2014 12:31 PM
    What was supposed to be a joyful first in the suburbs will no longer take place because of the sectarian upheaval in Iraq. The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq canceled its long-in-the-making U.S. debut, which was supposed to feature two concerts at Elgin Community College in August followed by performances in New York City and Washington, D.C.

     
  • Elgin Sports Hall of Fame awards scholarships Jun 10, 2014 9:04 PM
    The Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation recently awarded its scholarships for the 2013-14 school year. The ESHOF Foundation, founded in 1980, awards $1,300 scholarships to worthy student-athletes from high schools within the City of Elgin, as well as from Elgin Community College.

     
  • ECC board votes to hire outside firm, keep custodians Jun 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Elgin Community College trustees said Wednesday they will seek an outside firm to help with managing custodial services, but won’t lay off any existing employees. That means the college’s 14 full-time and 74 part-time custodial workers will get to keep their jobs, current salaries and benefits, officials said. “While we will be engaging a company to assist in custodial training, supervision ... our current custodians will remain employees of Elgin Community College,” said Donna Redmer, board chairwoman.

     
  • ECC to review new plan for custodial services May 31, 2014 8:00 AM
    Elgin Community College officials couldl decide the future of its custodial workers next week. The college board will review a proposed plan for custodial services at a special meeting Wednesday. The administration has been looking into outsourcing custodial services to save money, which could mean potentially laying off roughly 98 full-time and part-time custodial employees.

     
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