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  • Waubonsee Community College students win top spots in poetry competition Jan 9, 2014 12:36 PM
    Two Waubonsee Community College students captured the top two spots in the poetry category at the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Writers’ Competition and Festival.

  • Hear Broadway favorites at Fox Country Players’ benefit Dec 30, 2013 8:01 AM
    Rehearsals are already under way for Fox Country Players’ annual benefit concert, “A Night of Broadway,” which will be staged at the Community Christian Church in Yorkville at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

  • Aurora woman remains hospitalized after crash that killed brother Dec 29, 2013 6:42 PM
    A 24-year-old Aurora woman remained hospitalized in critical condition Sunday with injuries suffered two days earlier in a crash that claimed the life of her brother. Janella Harrell was injured and Jarred X. Harrell, 21, also of Aurora, killed in the head-on collision that occurred about 6:34 p.m. on Route 30 near Fifth Street in Oswego. The siblings were driving home from nearby Plano, where they had just watched a younger brother play for Aurora Christian High School’s basketball team in a holiday tournament.

  • New year right time for new start at college Dec 18, 2013 1:20 PM
    While starting college in the fall makes sense for many students coming directly from high school, there are distinct advantages to beginning in the spring semester.

  • Three charged in suburban mortgage fraud scheme Dec 17, 2013 1:09 PM
    Three far West suburban residents are facing federal fraud charges stemming from a mortgage “rescue” scheme, according to prosecutors. Carlos Rayas, 39, of Aurora, as well as Melvin T. Bell, 37, and Monica Hernandez, 43, both of Oswego, were indicted recently for operating an unlicensed mortgage company that prosecutors claim “swindled” $220,000 from at least 54 homeowners.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 15, 2013 6:24 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features snow shovelers, cops shopping with kids, and Santa Claus visits in the suburbs.

  • Serving students who served our country Dec 9, 2013 2:56 PM
    Waubonsee Community College considers it a privilege to serve members of our community through its educational programs and services, and is also honored to be able to serve many students who have served our country.

  • Child model from Mount Prospect now has agency of her own Dec 2, 2013 5:58 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.

  • Take time to relax at Waubonsee’s free concerts Nov 27, 2013 3:30 PM
    On Dec. 6-15, Waubonsee Community College will host its annual series of five live winter musical performances in an assortment of musical genres.

  • Verizon starts transforming suburban stores into lifestyle centers Nov 21, 2013 4:15 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features Verizon Wireless' newly remodeled and enlarged Smart Stores, including those in Schaumburg, Wheaton, Oswego and Lake in the Hills.

  • Waubonsee readies GED students for new exam Nov 20, 2013 3:31 PM
    January 2014 will mark the implementation of a new edition of the General Educational Development exam designed to ensure that this first step toward a higher education is truly a step up. When it debuts, the 2014 GED test will have a new structure and delivery method, along with new content.

  • Dream takes flight for Sugar Grove pilot Nov 25, 2013 10:37 AM
    David Spano was born in Tampa, Fla., and loved watching the planes at a nearby small airport. By the time he was 17, he had his first flying lesson in exchange for mowing the grass on the runway and doing chores around the airport. It took him more than a year to get his license. It was like a dream come true.More than 30 years later, he’s piloted planes to countless places, including through the Grand Canyon.

  • Aurora man accused of molesting 7-year-old Nov 14, 2013 12:26 AM
    An Aurora man was arrested last week and charged with sexually assaulting a child in Kendall County, police announced Wednesday.

  • Quinn to honor college students Nov 1, 2013 5:46 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn has released the names of students being honored Saturday by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Many of them are from the suburbs.

  • Cops, civic leaders punch it out for charity Oct 27, 2013 11:20 PM
    Police officers and civic leaders from Aurora, Elgin and other suburban communities put on headgear and padded gloves Sunday night and duked it out in the ring for charity. The boxers, a group that included Aurora Police Chief Greg Thomas and Elgin Police Chief Jeff Swoboda, helped raise money for a youth scholarship program organized by the Aurora chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association.

  • Cops, attorneys to face off at charity boxing event Oct 21, 2013 10:31 AM
    Ever wanted to see two police chiefs go toe-to-toe in a boxing ring? Well, this Sunday is your chance as the National Latino Peace Officers Association plays host to its second annual Tuition Knock Out in Aurora. "I don't know they roped us into this deal," said one of the contenders, Aurora Police Chief Greg Thomas.

  • Complete College America works to eliminate barriers Oct 28, 2013 2:42 PM
    In recent years, it has been difficult to miss the emphasis placed on the importance of college degree or certificate completion. Many statistics and studies have been quoted outlining the benefits to individual students, society and the economy.

  • Police, criminal justice professionals fighting for charity Oct 21, 2013 12:07 PM
    They've been training, they've been talking trash, and now they're ready to get in the ring. Here's the Daily Herald's “Tale of the Tape” for Sunday's charity boxing event pitting police chiefs and criminal justice professionals against each other.

  • Durbin comes up MIA on his website Oct 19, 2013 5:00 AM
    An Oswego letter to the editor: I’m concerned. For the past 10 days I’ve visited his website to drop some messages in the site’s email box — but to no avail. I had a couple of things I wanted to talk about.

  • Naperville businessman enters 84th state House race Oct 15, 2013 2:09 PM
    Naperville businessman Krishna Bansal is the first Republican to enter the race for the 84th District seat in the state House of Representatives in advance of the filing period next month. Bansal, who announced his candidacy Saturday, said he is running to make Illinois a better place for families and businesses. “The reason I came to Illinois was so I could get a better future, a better education for my family and I wanted to grow my business,” said Bansal, who originally is from India.

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