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  • OCC has Jewish Studies class Dec 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    For more than 3,000 years, Judaic civilization has shaped history and the world. Gain a distinctive overview of Jews and Judaism, beginning with the Biblical period and ending with modern times, by enrolling in Introduction to Jewish Studies at Oakton Community College. The 16-week course meets 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Fridays starting Jan. 24, at the Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

  • Notre Dame sizes up Wheeling Dec 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Wheeling varsity basketball program heading in the right direction hit a speed bump Saturday night. A big speed bump. The Wildcats ran into the defensive machine known at Notre Dame in the consolation finals of their Wildcat Hardwood Classic and, trailing throughout, dropped a 57-44 decision on the last night of the tournament.

  • Open house at Oakton nanotechnology lab Dec 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Delve into a world too small to be seen by the naked eye during a free nanotechnology open house hosted by Oakton Community College from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the school’s state-of-the-art lab at Skokie’s Illinois Science + Technology Park (IS+TP), 8045 Lamon Ave.

  • Oakton to offer food equipment repair training Dec 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Oakton Community College has partnered with an online firm to offer students training in the commercial food equipment repair technology field.

  • Andress helps Conant complete perfect day at Addison Trail Dec 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Conant saved its best for last. Dan Andress earned a hard-fought 6-4 decision over Stephen Hayden in the final bout of the day to edge host Addison Trail 33-28 and finish a perfect 3-0 effort Saturday afternoon in Addison. The Cougars bested state ranked Notre Dame 36-27 in its opener, then walloped Glenbrook North 84-0, setting the stage for what proved to be a thriller with the feel of something much bigger than an early dual.

  •  This art work by Sandra Holubow, titled Canyon, Collage, is part of an exhibit opening Thursday, Dec. 12, at Koehnline Museum in Des Plaines.

    Chicago artists on exhibit at Koehnline Museum Dec 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Enjoy a fascinating side-by-side look at works by contemporary Chicago artists Sandra Holubow and Judith Roth, each of whom brings a unique perspective to capturing the Windy City, starting Thursday, Dec. 12, at Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Both artists will attend a public reception on opening night from 5 to 8 p.m. The free exhibition Unforgettable Places, Memorable People runs through Friday, Jan. 24.

  •  The 10th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser comes to Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus on Dec. 7. For $14 participants select a handcrafted bowl, like the ones pictured here from a previous fundraiser, and enjoy a meal of soup and bread as a reminder that “someone’s bowl is always empty.”

    10th Empty Bowls fundraiser comes to Oakton Saturday Dec 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Professional and student potters from the Chicago area have contributed hundreds of unique bowls for the 10th Empty Bowls fundraiser at Oakton Community College. The event, which raises awareness about local and worldwide hunger, will run 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

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    Child model from Mount Prospect now has agency of her own Dec 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features John MacLeod of Kenilworth, who is heading up a new concept in 24/7 news broadcasting, an app that provides local news to your mobile device.

  •  Puppeteer Blair Thomas presents, “Hard Headed Heart” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oakton Community College. Tickets for this adult production are $12; $10 for students and seniors. Call (847) 635-1900 to purchase.

    Master puppeteer at Oakton performance for adults Nov 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    11.14- with one photo-page 2 Chicago’s Redmoon Theater co-founder Blair Thomas sure knows how to pull the strings behind the scenes! Puppetry, storytelling, and high art converge for an unbelievable night of amazing showmanship in “Hard Headed Heart” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines.

  •  Blair Thomas, puppeteer and co-founder of Redmoon Theater, Chicago

    Master puppeteer to perform at Oakton Nov 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Redmoon Theater co-founder Blair will give an amazing display of puppeteer showmanship in “Hard Headed Heart” at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

  • Oakton concert spotlights post-traumatic stress disorder Nov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Folk/rock singer-songwriter Jason Moon, a veteran of the Iraq War and a tireless advocate for veteran’s issues, explores this serious condition at a free performance 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus

  • Oakton highlights Rumbula massacre, Nazis in fiction Nov 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jewish Studies at Oakton is making two free presentations that shed light on the massacre of Jews in the Baltics and the use of Nazi figures in literature. . “Rumbula’s Echo: An Incredible Story of Holocaust Survival” at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, traces the two-day massacre of more than a third of the Jewish population in Latvia in 1941. Director Mitchell Lieber will be on hand and there will be a question-and-answer session with Sia Hertsberg, a massacre survivor.

  • Visit Oakton Community College Dec. 3 Nov 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    If you’re investigating colleges, check out Oakton from every angle during an upcoming campus visit program. At 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, take stock of the college’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road (Room 1625).

  • Northwestern professor killed in 23-story fall Nov 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Northwestern University medical professor has been killed after falling from a South Florida hotel balcony through a lower-floor glass ceiling, police said Monday.

  • Terrence Roberts

    Little Rock Nine speaker coming to Oakton Nov 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, will share his account on the front lines of the civil rights battle during an event Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. "I wasn’t even born yet,” said Krissie Harris, Oakton’s student life coordinator, who is organizing the speaker event. “I think it’s going to give them (students) a historical perspective. And it ties into some of the things happening now.”

  •  Cary-Grove’s Sarah Graham and Kayli Trausch, right, the winning point as Jacobs’ Katie Mahoney and Allie Campbell react on the other side of the net during Monday’s volleyball match in Carpentersville.

    Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Nov 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring football, soccer, volleyball and swimming.

  •  Scott Krafft, left, curator of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, and manuscript librarian Benn Joseph display a painting of a dead Spanish boy from the 1600s. The portrait is one of the artifacts from the “Death Collection” — an archive of death-related oddities once owned by horror novelist and screenwriter Michael McDowell that have been purchased by Northwestern University.

    Northwestern to unveil writer’s ‘Death Collection’ Nov 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Acclaimed horror writer Michael McDowell couldn’t get enough of death. He collected photographs of people after their demise, whether from natural causes or after crossing paths with someone with a noose, knife or a gun. He gathered ads for burial gowns and pins containing locks of dead people’s hair. He even used a coffin housing a skeleton as his coffee table. Now Northwestern University, which months ago purchased the “Death Collection” McDowell amassed in three decades before his own death in 1999, is preparing to open the vault.

  •  Fremd’s Garrett Groot scrambles for a 44-yard run in the second quarter against Notre Dame in Class 8A playoffs action at Fremd on Friday.

    Notre Dame surges past Fremd Nov 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fremd schemed to shut down Notre Dame running back Chris James. For the first half, the Vikings did just that, limiting the Division 1 prospect to 47 yards on 14 carries. But James erupted for 195 yards and 3 touchdowns in the second half as Notre Dame knocked off Fremd 28-14 in the opening round of the Class 8A football playoffs in Palatine.

  •  Fremd’s Stephen Walsh breaks up a pass play against Notre Dame’s Pat Cravens in the first half.

    Images: Fremd vs. Notre Dame playoff football Nov 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Fremd High School football team hosted and lost 28-14 to Notre Dame High School in the first round of the IHSA football playoffs on Friday in Palatine.

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