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  • Judson’s Spiritual Enrichment Week welcomes Bartlett pastor Feb 5, 2015 12:42 PM
    Ian Simkins, pastor of Poplar Creek Church in Bartlett, will be the guest speaker during Judson’s annual five-day Spiritual Enrichment Week that looks to recharge and re-engage Judson’s chapel community.

  • Fermilab in Batavia to host Family Open House Feb 5, 2015 1:53 PM
    Fermilab's annual Family Open House will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8.

  • Presidents’ Issue New Report on Granting Baccalaureate Degrees for Various Fields Feb 5, 2015 4:17 PM
    Illinois Council of Community College Presidents NORMAL Illinois community college presidents approved a recommendation urging the community college system be allowed to grant four-year baccalaureate degrees for nursing and other applied career areas at their meeting on Friday, January 30. “This recommendation, which took nearly one year to study and prepare, shows our community colleges can be the place where students can earn the degrees close to home which is important to their families and communities,” said Thomas Choice, the president of the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents. The study recommends community colleges be authorized to grant four-year degrees for applied careers and nursing degrees. Illinois would join 21 others states already offering these four-year degrees. Illinois officials have discussed the concept and experiences for families in other states for several years. “Our study indicates many employers across the state need a workforce with a higher level of education. Community colleges are uniquely positioned with their strong industry and workforce relationships to provide these programs” said Carl Sandberg College President Lori Sundberg. Sundberg chaired the committee that wrote the report. The Council will work with the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the legislature to ensure the necessary steps to move forward. Choice, who is president of Kishwaukee College in Malta Illinois, noted the report recommends the addition of these programs be managed without any additional state funding. It is anticipated that the variable tuition program already used by many community colleges for career and technical degrees would be used for these four-year degrees. The applied baccalaureate degrees would cover fields like automotive, respiratory therapy and dental hygiene among others.

  • GLMV Chamber Names 2015 board of directors Feb 16, 2015 1:41 PM
    The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce named its 2015 board of directors.

  • United Way of Elgin announces 2015-17 investment cycle Feb 5, 2015 6:01 PM
    Over the past decade, United Way of Elgin has evolved from its roots as a fundraising organization to an important community convener that works to mobilize local partners, including businesses, community leaders, public officials and community residents to expand opportunities for people to succeed.

  • ECC students open on-campus food pantry Feb 5, 2015 7:04 PM
    Elgin Community College will be opening a campus food pantry to help benefit the 28 percent of students who are economically disadvantaged. The Spartan Food Pantry, operated and stocked by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society members, will host a grand opening on Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • ECC celebrates Black History Month Feb 5, 2015 7:01 PM
    Elgin Community College will hold a series of events and activities throughout February during its monthlong celebration of Black History Month. These activities, including the closing ceremony, luncheon, and other events, are sponsored by the Black History Month Committee, Black Student Association, Co-Curricular Fund, MAGIC, Office of Student Life, the Professional Development Office and Military Branches United.

  • Take a trip around the world at the 4-H International Festival Feb 12, 2015 1:26 PM
    Each year, the Lake County 4-H Clubs choose countries to learn about and create in-depth displays.

  • PM Prime Steakhouse Hosts Supper Club Events Feb 5, 2015 9:46 AM
    Don your fedora or your pill box hat and get ready for the PM Prime Supper Club. Guests will step back in time to an era of straight-up martinis, silk suits and the sounds of Sinatra crooning in the background.

  • Get assistance with enrolling in health care insurance Feb 3, 2015 8:04 AM
    The deadline for open enrollment for the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace is Feb. 15. Consumers who do not enroll in a health plan by the deadline may face a tax penalty when filing their 2015 tax return.

  • LifeSource calls for blood donation awareness during Black History Month Feb 3, 2015 10:48 AM
    In honor of Black History Month, LifeSource is highlighting the importance of blood donation among African-Americans. Thirty-seven percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet fewer than 10 percent actually donate. Less than one percent of these blood donations are from African-Americans.

  • Elgin 360 Photo Club talks storm chasing Feb. 12 Feb 3, 2015 3:34 PM
    Two of Elgin 360 Photography Club’s resident storm chasers, Mike Frankowski and Lorraine Mahoney, will discuss their favorite storm chasing photography topics, techniques and tips at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Side Street Studio Arts in downtown Elgin. Attendees are also invited to join members for a pre-meeting dinner beforehand at Blue Box Cafe.

  • Group to explore ‘Alternatives for Corporate Capitalism’ Feb 3, 2015 3:30 PM
    As a follow-up to its November meeting, the Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice will hold a second meeting with the same title, “Alternatives to Corporate Capitalism.” The program will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin.

  • GreenRoom Improv signs on for extended stay at Hemmens Feb 3, 2015 3:26 PM
    GreenRoom Improv has extended its stay as resident improv group at The Hemmens Cultural Center through December 2015! For over 14 years GreenRoom has been performing their unique, family-friendly improv show for thousands of people both old and young alike and they will continue to hold the popular First Fridays Improv each month at the Hemmens’ lower level 200-seat Cabaret Theater in the Round.

  • Crafters needed for spring arts and crafts sale Feb 3, 2015 12:49 AM
    Crafters are needed for a Spring Art, Craft & Bake Sale scheduled for Saturday, March 21, to be held in the gym at South Elgin Community United Methodist Church. It is designed to showcase handmade arts and crafts, therefore a limited number of vendors will be accepted, only 10 percent of the total table spaces.

  • Ernie Banks carried Cubs on his back Feb 2, 2015 6:08 AM
    A Pingree Grove letter to the editor: I was 6 years old when the Cubs brought up Ernie Banks to play shortstop. He was the first African-American to play for the Cubs, along with Gene Baker. It did not matter that he was black and I was white; he quickly became my all-time favorite baseball player and my idol.

  • CAC, U-46 to host annual Special Needs Parent Resource Fair Feb 2, 2015 10:43 PM
    The Citizens’ Advisory Council and the Elgin Area School District U-46 Special Education Department will host the fifth annual Special Needs Parent Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. It is an opportunity for families to learn about the services and programs that local, regional, and state agencies provide for our special needs community. The event is open to the public and for all those with an interest in special needs services.

  • Plato Center HCE to learn ‘The ABC of GMOs’ Feb 2, 2015 9:46 PM
    The Plato Center unit for Home and Community Education will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Plato Town Hall. The Lesson for Living is “The ABC of GMOs”. There also will be a informative meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 16 at the Extension office, 535 S. Randall Road in St. Charles. A representative from the Citizens Utility Board will present a program on “Keeping Utility Bills Under Control.”

  • Trivia fundraiser to benefit literacy group Jan 30, 2015 2:15 PM
    The Literacy Connection’s 18th annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. They are looking for raffle donations and 30 teams to participate in this year’s competition. Teams are comprised of up to four members. Registration is $500 per team. The event is open to the public.

  • Chicago pastors to speak at Judson chapel Jan 30, 2015 2:10 PM
    Peter Hong, lead pastor of New Community Covenant Church in Chicago, will speak during Judson University’s chapel service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Herrick Chapel, 1151 N. State St. (Route 31) in Elgin. The event is free and open to the public. Hong leads a multiethnic church in two urban Chicago neighborhoods, including Logan Square and Bronzeville.

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