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  • More than 400 grads attend Elgin Community College graduation May 17, 2014 7:39 PM
    More than 400 graduates attended commencement ceremonies Saturday at Elgin Community College. Separate sessions held for transfer degrees and the career and technical program featured graduates Charmaine McAllister and Eustacio Baldazo Jr., who told inspirational stories.

  • Pingree Grove immigrant learns to excel at ECC May 15, 2014 5:22 AM
    Alejandro Molina Hoyos' family fled violence and turmoil in their native Colombia more than a decade ago to start over in the United States. Despite the many challenges he's faced since, Alejandro's hard work and perseverance have made him a respected leader among his peers. “My goal is to have the ability to give someone the same experience I had, have someone really enjoy their time in college and really develop themselves professionally."

  • Elgin Children’s Chorus to share ‘Harmonies and Melodies’ May 13, 2014 4:07 PM
    Members of the Elgin Children’s Chorus will take the stage this weekend for their final concert of the organization’s 28th season. The “Harmonies and Melodies” concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Elgin Community College’s Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors.

  • Work begins on job skills center in Hanover Park May 12, 2014 9:32 PM
    About 75 people attended a ceremony Monday to mark the beginning of construction on the Hanover Park Education and Work Center. The center is intended to make education and job assistance more accessible to residents of the area. “This is going to improve the quality of life for the people who live here and the folks who need the most help,” said state Rep. Fred Crespo.

  • EYSO’s final concerts of the season feature new percussion ensemble Apr 30, 2014 1:53 PM
    On Sunday, May 4, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s newest ensemble will perform at the final concerts of the organization’s 38th season. "Star Cross’d: The Music of Romeo and Juliet" concerts will be at 2, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Elgin Community College’s Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

  • Poet Matt Rasmussen at ECC’s Writers Center Apr 21, 2014 9:17 AM
    Elgin Community College will welcome Matt Rasmussen to the Writers Center Reading Series on Thursday, April 24. Rasmussen is the author of "Black Aperture," which was selected by Jane Hirshfield as the winner of the 2013 Walt Whitman Award and was also a finalist for the National Book Award.

  • LeBlanc looking to make Elgin CC competitive Apr 18, 2014 5:51 PM
    Jason LeBlanc is hitting the ground running. The recently appointed Elgin Community College women’s volleyball coach is hot on the recruiting trail. He takes over a program that won 5 matches in 2013 and finished the year with a threadbare roster of 7 players.

  • ECC students to lead its annual Sustainability Day Apr 18, 2014 2:48 PM
    Elgin Community College's Sustainable Entrepreneurship Movement, a student-run organization, will hold its annual Sustainability Day on Tuesday, April 22. The event focuses on managing personal, planetary, and profitable sustainability. Community members will have the opportunity to explore sustainability by being green, being fit, and having a successful business.

  • ECC’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ focuses on Juliet Apr 18, 2014 6:01 AM
    Elgin Community College Theatre's production of "Romeo and Juliet" puts more of its focus on Juliet and her family than typical productions. Director Azar Kazemi says, "I really see Juliet as this strong female protagonist who makes strong choices that propel this story forward and I think that her strength sometimes gets lost in productions."

  • Elgin Community College examines outsourcing custodial services Apr 15, 2014 10:37 AM
    The Elgin Community College administration is looking into outsourcing custodial services, which could mean the college potentially laying off roughly 98 full-time and part-time custodial employees. Dozens of custodial employees packed a recent ECC board of trustees meeting calling for the board to drop the idea of hiring an outside maintenance firm.

  • ECC Theatre ‘Romeo and Juliet’ opens April 18 Apr 11, 2014 11:35 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.

  • Florence Palmer honored for her contributions to ECC Apr 4, 2014 4:58 PM
    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 adversity Apr 3, 2014 5:40 PM
    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.

  • ECC students volunteering over spring break Mar 27, 2014 4:04 PM
    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.”

  • ECC’s spring break construction Mar 25, 2014 5:41 PM
    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.

  • EYSO hosts faculty benefit recital Mar 23, 2014 4:46 PM
    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.

  • EYSO leaders play together in faculty recital Mar 19, 2014 1:01 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.

  • Judson University to host health walk Mar 13, 2014 8:01 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.

  • Hanover Park, colleges join forces on project Mar 7, 2014 10:51 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.

  • Jeffrey Foucault to wow crowd at ECC Arts Center Mar 7, 2014 2:35 PM
    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.

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