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  • Local Groups Partner for World AIDS Day Event Nov 21, 2014 5:51 PM
    The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is collaborating with several local partners to provide a free event on World AIDS Day on Monday, December 1, that encourages people worldwide to unite in the continued fight against HIV/AIDS.

     
  • Billy Flynn hosts blues party and open jam Nov. 26 Nov 21, 2014 10:40 PM
    Blues icon Billy Flynn with an All Star band offers a taste of the authentic Chicago blues at “Crystal Lake’s Real Chicago Blues Party and Open Jam” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 in the Listening Room, located within Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake.

     
  • Songwriter Michael McDermott to perform Dec. 13 in the Listening Room Nov 21, 2014 11:41 PM
    On Saturday, Dec. 13, singer songwriter Michael McDermott will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. Hailed as one of the finest songwriters in the country, Michael McDermott started performing in Chicago coffeehouses in the early 1990s, incorporating elements of Irish music into an American folk rock sound.

     
  • Not electing Romney was a big mistake Nov 21, 2014 10:26 AM
    A Lake Barrington letter to the editor: The recent election has shown that people have had enough. We made a big mistake by re-electing President Obama in 2010, and a bigger mistake by not electing the man who I believe would have been the greatest president in modern times, Mr. Mitt Romney.

     
  • Lake Barrington gets first look at Speedway plan Nov 20, 2014 5:30 AM
    The plan to build a Speedway gas station in Lake Barrington went before the board of trustees for the first time Wednesday night at a special meeting. The proposal has fueled outrage among residents who have held a protest, circulated a petition and come out in droves to public meetings.

     
  • Home with Lots of History Featured in Winter Wonderwalk Dec. 9 & 10 Nov 20, 2014 11:24 AM
    What do former President Woodrow Wilson and actress Mary Tyler Moore have in common? They both were guests at one of the locations featured in this year’s Winter Wonderwalk & Holiday Boutique benefit for Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart.

     
  • CLC-U of Illinois Engineering Pathways program offers information sessions Nov 20, 2014 11:38 AM
    Future engineers are invited to learn about a new College of Lake County Engineering Pathways program that offers guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after successfully completing CLC’s two-year engineering degree program. Students are invited to learn more about how they could qualify for this pathway to one of the most prestigious engineering colleges in the U.S. by starting at CLC. Two information sessions will be offered: Dec. 4, 2014 and Feb. 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Room C005 (C Wing Auditorium). The information sessions will also explain scholarship opportunities such as the National Science Foundation Scholars program for low-income, academically talented students. The Engineering Pathways Program is a competitive admission program for spring 2015 high school graduates who want to pursue an engineering degree. After admission to the Pathways Program, students who successfully complete the CLC requirements are guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Participants benefit from proactive advising by both UI and CLC advisors, orientation courses, transfer assistance, small CLC class sizes and CLC’s low tuition cost. The deadline to apply for the program is Feb. 27, 2015. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 1. For more information, contact Rob Twardock, engineering department chair, at (847) 543-2903 or rtwardock

     
  • CLC prepares to go smoke-free on Jan. 1, 2015 Nov 20, 2014 11:39 AM
    The College of Lake County is preparing to become a smoke-free campus on Jan. 1 by launching an awareness-building campaign that emphasizes resources to help staff and students quit smoking. On Nov. 20, the same day as the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout, the college will hold a special event called “Take a One-Day Stand,” where students and staff will be asked to give up smoking for at least one day and take steps to quit. The event, being held at all three campuses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., will include free chair massages, food, goody bags, helpful information for smokers and non-smokers and the opportunity to sign up for CLC’s “Commit to Quit” program. Participating students and staff will become eligible for free Southlake Campus massage/ wellness sessions, subsidized nicotine replacement therapy and support/cessation services. A new state law, signed in August by Gov. Pat Quinn, requires all state-supported colleges and universities to become smoke-free by July 1, 2015. Responding to the new law and proposals that have emerged on campus over recent years, in September 2014 the CLC Board of Trustees approved a smoke-free policy for the college. To allow the college to become a leader in promoting a healthier campus environment, the trustees approved going smoke-free earlier than required by the new law, according to Teresa Aguinaldo, dean of student life and chair of the faculty and staff implementation committee. In addition to complying with the law, the new policy will help protect the health of the campus community, lower maintenance and fire insurance costs and support CLC’s effort to have a clean, sustainable campus, according to Kevin Lowry, manager of Environmental Safety and Health and a member of the committee. A task force composed of faculty and staff is overseeing the effort to disseminate information, hold special events and assemble resources to encourage smokers to quit. According to Janet Mason, a CLC human services professor, Certified Advanced Alcohol/Drug Counselor and member of the implementation committee, the awareness-building effort will include a website (www.clcillinois.edu/smokefree), a Facebook page, posters, fliers and t-shirts sporting a “Love your Lungs” image and “Breathe Easy at CLC” tagline. In addition, faculty, staff and students who smoke will be given “quit bags” containing a wallet-sized card with the non-smoking policy and tips on how go smoke-free.

     
  • Smalley Steel Ring Company establishes CLC scholarship Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Through the generous support of Lake Zurich-based Smalley Steel Ring Company, the College of Lake County Foundation has established a new scholarship for CLC students in the Computerized Numerical Controls (CNC) and Mechatronics Technology programs. Applications for the scholarship will be accepted starting in February.

     
  • CLC Board awards contract to construct new science building Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    The College of Lake County board of trustees on Nov. 18 approved awarding a $24.08 million contract to construct a new science building on the Grayslake Campus to Path Construction Co., of Arlington Heights.

     
  • CLC’s Artcetera Gallery Shop holds Winter Holiday Art Sale Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Unique holiday gift ideas for art lovers will abound at the College of Lake County Artcetera Gallery winter holiday sale, which will be held Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 8-10, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

     
  • Dec. 5-7: CLC dance troupe to present Winter Dance Concert Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    The annual Winter Dance Concert will be presented by the College of Lake County Dance Department’s Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe on Dec. 5, 6 and 7 in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the Grayslake campus.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Marathon meeting leads to approval for Speedway plan in Lake Barrington Nov 20, 2014 11:18 AM
    After seven and a half hours of discussion, the Lake Barrington Board of Trustees approved the construction of a Speedway gas station at the intersection of Kelsey Road and Northwest Highway, stunning and disappointing the residents who had stuck around until the bitter end. At around 2 a.m. the trustees began reading statements explaining why they supported Speedway's plan to build a station with 20 gas pumps, a convenience store and a car wash.

     
  • Could residents challenge Speedway vote? Nov 20, 2014 4:48 PM
    A legal challenge could be in the works against the Lake Barrington village board’s late-night vote to approve construction of a Speedway gas station on the corner of Northwest Highway and Kelsey Road. After a 7˝-hour board meeting ende with a 6-0 vote in favor of Speedway’s proposal, opponents were left deciding their next move.

     
  • Honor Flight a High Point For Woman Veteran at Sedgebrook Nov 19, 2014 4:00 PM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Annual Christmas Concert Dec. 4 at Woodlands Academy Nov 19, 2014 4:00 PM
    You’re invited to enjoy an evening of holiday music and then join in as the Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Music Department presents its annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Decision coming on controversial Lake Barrington gas station plan? Nov 17, 2014 5:25 AM
    A gas station plan fueling debate and protest among Lake Barrington residents since the summer could win approval from village officials this week. The Lake Barrington village board will discuss the proposal to build a Speedway gas station at the intersection of Northwest Highway and Kelsey Road at a special meeting Wednesday.

     
  • Burgundy, golds stepping into limelight for holiday decor Nov 16, 2014 6:45 AM
    When it comes to celebrating the holidays, most people tend to gravitate toward decorating the way their parents did. It tends to be a time of the year when traditions really matter and according to Laurie Kane, owner of Treetime Christmas Creations in Lake Barrington, most parents want to recreate for their own children the magical sights and sounds that they themselves experienced as children.

     
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