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  • Kevin Stoffel as Romeo and Sonya Madrigal as Juliet in Elgin Community College Theatre’s spring production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The production will run April 18-May 4, in the ECC Arts Center’s SecondSpace Theatre, Building H, Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

    ECC Theatre ‘Romeo and Juliet’ opens April 18Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College Theatre’s spring production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be held from Friday, April 18, to Sunday, May 4. Performances will be held in the ECC Arts Center’s SecondSpace Theatre, located in Building H, on the Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

     
  • Elgin Community College graduate Corey Dillard speaks during Thursday’s ceremony honoring the late Florence B. Palmer, who established a foundation in 1999 to fund ECC’s annual poetry contest. Dillard is a previous Palmer Contest winner.

    Florence Palmer honored for her contributions to ECCApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College honored the late Florence B. Palmer Thursday as a poetry wall on campus was dedicated to the longtime teacher and poet.

     
  • Judson baseball team fights through adversityApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Injuries can be an extremely unkind part of sports. In the case of the Judson University baseball team, unkindness has be thrown to the curb and replaced with optimism and results. The Eagles have weathered the loss of three key roster components and stood at 19-12 overall and 5-2 in the early stages of CCIW play through midweek. Judson recently swept its home conference doubleheader opener against Olivet Nazarene.

     
  • Jason Bauer and Megan Kathka cut drywall that is being installed this week at a Habitat for Humanity home in Carpentersville. A group of 10 Elgin Community College students participated in an Alternative Spring Break program offering students a chance to volunteer in the community for course credit.

    ECC students volunteering over spring breakMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    The thought of spring break often evokes stereotypical images of college students partying it up on the beaches of Cancun and other like destinations. Ten Elgin Community College students sought a more rewarding way to spend their time by volunteering to help build a house for Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley. “I’m not much of a beach person,” said James Warner, 22, of Lake in the Hills. “All I was going to do this spring break was sit at home, play some video games, and clean my own house. This is something just to help out other people as opposed to helping myself.”

     
  • A massive air conditioning unit is positioned by Bill Wroblewski of Romeoville.

    ECC’s spring break constructionMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Massive air conditioning units were removed from Elgin Community College buildings Monday, to be replaced with new units. The work, which consumed much of the space in a southwest parking lot, was done while students were on spring break.

     
  • Ricardo Vasquez on bassoon, Jason Flaks on trumpet, and David Anderson at the piano perform “Concerto for Trumpet and Bassoon Allegro spiritoso” by Paul Hindemith at Sunday’s Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Faculty Benefit Recital at Elgin Community College.

    EYSO hosts faculty benefit recitalMar 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The third annual Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Faculty Benefit Recital was held Sunday at the Elgin Community College Arts Center to raise funds for the EYSO scholarship fund.

     
  • Beth Wood plays the violin at a previous Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra faculty recital. A recital is scheduled for Sunday, March 23, at Elgin Community College.

    EYSO leaders play together in faculty recitalMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    The third annual Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Faculty Benefit Recital, a free faculty recital to raise donations for EYSO Scholarship Fund, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Spartan Auditorium, Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

     
  • Madhu Krishnamurthy

    Judson University to host health walkMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Judson University’s Health Education and Promotion class invites the Elgin community to join in the Every Body Walk! event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Lindner Tower, Classroom D, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. The event is part of Elgin’s March Into Health month, an annual program to promote physical activity in the community.

     
  • Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault performs 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.

    Jeffrey Foucault to wow crowd at ECC Arts CenterMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault will perform at the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Saturday, March 15. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. in the SecondSpace Theatre located in the Building H Arts Center at the college, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

     
  • The village of Hanover Park will spend more than $700,000 in tax increment financing dollars to renovate part of Hanover Square for a facility run by Elgin and Harper community colleges.

    Hanover Park, colleges join forces on projectMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hanover Park will sink more than $700,000 into a construction project for a new facility run by two community colleges. The village's investment was vital to bringing the Education and Work Center to a strip mall on Barrington Road, officials say. “Hopefully, this will just be a great model going forward for bringing programs to communities in a way that just makes sense for all of these institutions,” spokesman Phil Burdick told the village board Thursday night.

     
  • Sixto Rodriguez was the greatest ’70s US rock icon who never was. The Oscar-nominated documentary “Searching For Sugar Man” by Malik Bendjelloul will tell his story at a screening March 7 at ECC.

    ECC kicks off spring film series with ‘Searching for Sugar Man’Mar 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Community College Humanities Center’s International Film Series continues on Fridays, March 7 and 14, with Academy Award winning documentary, “Searching for Sugar Man.”

     
  • Saturday Soapbox Mar 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Among the topics on the minds of Daily Herald editors are a new concert venue in Lake County, the best places to buy a suburban home, and a mayor who proves again that he's one tough guy.

     
  • An agreement is in place for Harper College and Elgin Community College to jointly open the Education and Work Center at the Hanover Square shopping center in Hanover Park. The center, which official hope to open in the fall, aims to reduce unemployment in the area through classes and job counseling programs.

    ECC, Harper College partner on Hanover Park facilityFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community and Harper colleges have finally reached a deal on a new facility aimed at fighting unemployment in Hanover Park. Both schools will offer courses for students hoping to transition to community college. "One of our goals for a student walking in the doors is that, for them, they experience no difference," said Peggy Heinrich, an ECC dean.

     
  • Formed by three of Canada’s folk superstars, Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings is one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures. The roots-oriented band will perform March 1 at Elgin Community College.

    Blackie and the Rodeo Kings to perform at ECCFeb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America, is heading to the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Saturday, March 1.

     
  • Kelly Bradley is a project coordinator at The Hauser Group, which already employs some of the open plan office design common in alternate workspaces such as co-working centers. Co-working and business incubators are beginning to pop up around the suburbs as more employees are allowed to work remotely and freelancers recognize the need for collaboration.

    How new co-working trend is redefining workspaceFeb 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    "Co-working" is a hot trend in tech business hubs, offering the amenities of an office and the freedom of working from home. It's primarily for people, often entrepreurs and small start-up businesses, who can benefit from collaborating with others as opposed to working alone at home or in a coffee shop. It's much cheaper than renting or buying traditional office space. And it's coming to the suburbs.

     
  •  Elgin Community College's Zach Cooper makes his way around a block by College of DuPage's Ryan Rader during a game in Elgin last season.

    ECC soph nearly dies on basketball courtFeb 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College sophomore Zach Cooper might have died on the basketball court last week had it not been for the quick response of certified athletic trainer Alicia Mikulski, armed with an automatic external defibrillator. Cooper, a Lake Park High School graduate, was enjoying the best season of his basketball career when he lost consciousness and nearly died.

     
  •  Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will perform Saturday, Mach 1, at Elgin Community College’s Arts Center.

    Blackie and the Rodeo Kings to perform at ECCFeb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Roots-oriented band Blackie and the Rodeo Kings is heading to the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Saturday, March 1. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. in the SecondSpace Theatre located in Building H of Elgin Community College

     
  • Madhu Krishnamurthy

    ECC board approves three-year contractFeb 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Community College board recently approved a new, three-year contract with the ECC Faculty Association after negotiations began in September 2013. The union’s members reviewed and ratified the agreement on Jan. 9. The previous contract was set to expire Dec. 31, 2013.

     
  • Jeffrey Foucault, a Wisconsin singer-songwriter, will perform at the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Saturday, March 15. Enjoy a three-course, preshow dinner prepared by ECC’s culinary program.

    Arts center at ECC presnets Jeffrey Foucault in concert March 15Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault will perform at the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Saturday, March 15. Foucault is a longtime disciple of the rich and strange music that sings behind the American veil. His father played a plywood guitar and his mother liked to sing.

     
  • ECC tabs Ceh as womenís soccer coach Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College has named a recent player and a current student to be the head coach of its womenís soccer team. Rick Ceh, who played for the Spartansí menís team in 2013 and is currently studying for his Associate Degree in Applied Science at the school, will be the teamís new head coach.

     
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