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  • COD board’s $66.52-a-person meal cost dwarfs other colleges’ Apr 1, 2015 7:45 AM
    Seven suburban community colleges all charge taxpayers for the meals board members and senior administrators share together, but none come close to how College of DuPage leaders are eating tax dollars. COD leaders spent $66.52 per person during a 16-month stretch, more than double the average meal at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines and more than seven times what is spent at Harper College in Palatine.

  • Community forum on suicide Wednesday at MCC Mar 16, 2015 8:14 PM
    A community forum on suicide has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, at 6 p.m., at McHenry County College’s Luecht Conference Center in Crystal Lake. Everyone is invited to attend this forum: friends, family, youth, parents, grandparents, neighbors, community members, or leaders of organizations.

  • No controversy, just fine dining at community college student-run restaurants Mar 16, 2015 11:15 AM
    Vegetable strata with red curry sauce, white-bean ravioli and grilled mahi-mahi over sweet potato hash could be big-league food served at any upscale suburban restaurant. But instead of a deep-pocketed chain or entrepreneur running the show, student-managed eateries at community colleges are serving the creative dishes.

  • Endorsements: Parrish, Smith, Tirio for McHenry County College board Mar 16, 2015 2:07 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses Ron Parrish, Mike Smith and Karen Tirio for McHenry County College board

  • Images: Student-managed college eateries Mar 16, 2015 1:00 AM
    Student-managed eateries at area community colleges are serving creative food. See the students working behind the scenes creating these mouth-watering dishes.

  • Dawn Patrol: Fair might not use grandstand; 4 charged in burglaries Mar 4, 2015 7:06 AM
    Mundelein teen sent to juvenile prison for killing half-sister. West Chicago man gets 17 years for role in stabbing. DuPage County Fair may open without grandstand. Witness regrets not reporting knife in Naperville bar. Four charged in smash-and-grab burglaries. McNally's in St. Charles to become Valley Lodge Tavern. Imrem says don't blame Cubs for weather delays.

  • Scott Summers: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:22 PM
    Candidate information for Scott Summers, running for McHenry Commmunity College School Board 6-year term

  • Michael Smith: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:22 PM
    Candidate information for Michael Smith, running for McHenry Commmunity College School Board 6-year term

  • Ron Parrish: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:22 PM
    Candidate information for Ron Parrish, running for McHenry Commmunity College School Board 6-year term

  • Jeff Hill: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:21 PM
    Candidate information for Jeff Hill, running for McHenry Commmunity College School Board 6-year term

  • Karen Tirio: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:22 PM
    Candidate information for Karen Tirio, running for McHenry Commmunity College School Board 4-year term

  • Matthew Hardt: Candidate Profile Mar 17, 2015 11:40 AM
    Candidate information for Matthew Hardt, running for McHenry Commmunity College School Board 4-year term

  • Nominations wanted for MCC Distinguished Alumni Feb 19, 2015 10:07 AM
    The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation seeks nominations for the 2015 MCC Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize MCC alumni who are making their communities a better place to live and work. Deadline is March 2.

  • Community college presidents want to award four-year degrees Feb 4, 2015 1:40 PM
    Harper College for years asked lawmakers for the ability to offer bachelor's degrees, but the effort stalled. Now community colleges across the state have banded together to back the idea, saying people could benefit from having a low-cost education option nearby.

  • U-46 bilingual instructional coach honored Dec 15, 2014 1:35 PM
    Andrea Gaitán-Bustos, a bilingual instructional coach in Elgin Area School District U-46, recently received a Special Recognition Award from the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation. She was nominated by state Rep. Fred Crespo for her work in the Latino community.

  • U-46 seeks adults to mentor students Dec 4, 2014 7:01 AM
    Game Changers is looking for volunteers to mentor at all Elgin Area School District U-46 middle and high schools. The goal is to connect students with adults working in fields they are interested in pursuing or an adult that will help them with goal setting toward their career interest.

  • How College of DuPage bucks state’s enrollment decline Nov 30, 2014 7:35 AM
    What’s College of DuPage’s secret? While Illinois’ community college system struggles with enrollment declines, the Glen Ellyn campus joined only two other districts that grew head count since fall 2010, officials say. COD President Robert Breuder invokes business principles when he explains how COD bucks the trend.

  • Community colleges work to beat enrollment slump Nov 30, 2014 7:30 AM
    How to get students in the door. That's the challenge for Illinois' community colleges, where enrollment statewide has dropped for a fourth straight year. Suburban schools, with the exception of College of DuPage, are trying to offset declines or build on modest gains. “Everything’s slightly stagnant right now,” said Phil Garber, who tracks the numbers at Elgin Community College.

  • Editorial: Right to start early on campus smoking ban Nov 25, 2014 8:52 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial applauds the decision by some suburban community colleges to impose a campuswide smoking ban several months before required by a new state law.

  • Harper, CLC both going 100% smoke-free Jan. 1 Nov 20, 2014 1:32 PM
    Students, employees and even casual visitors won't be allowed to smoke on college campuses starting next summer. But Harper College and the College of Lake County will ban tobacco on campus starting Jan. 1. "I think that this is going to be a surprise for many people, and I think it is going to take time for people to understand how this is working," says Janet Mason, who's managing the rules at College of Lake County.

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