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  • CDW sales rise 12 percent in second quarter Jul 31, 2014 12:17 PM
    Vernon Hills-based technology services provider CDW Corp. said net sales for the second quarter of 2014 rose almost 12 percent on strong sales in its education and health care segments.

     
  • Ex-Bull Brunson pleads not guilty to sex assault charges Jul 31, 2014 2:43 PM
    Eric "Rick" Brunson pleaded not guilty in Lake County court early to accusations he sexually assaulted a massage therapist at a Vernon Hills fitness center. The ex-Chicago Bulls player and coach faces a maximum of seven years in prison if found guilty on the most serious charge. He is due back in court Sept. 9.

     
  • Special recreation team advances to state games Jul 31, 2014 1:00 PM
    On Sunday, July 27, the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County’s Special Olympics Softball team traveled to the Elgin Sports Complex to compete in the District Softball Tournament.

     
  • Darien Chicago Pet Show - September 6 & 7 Jul 30, 2014 4:57 PM
    Chicago Pet Show coming to Darien Sportsplex, September 6 & 7. Food mfg, pet services and lots of rescues! See fun acts on the main stage such as Magic Acts by Paul Lee, Jim Nesci & his alligator Bubba and Author of the Wolfkeeper Toriano Sanzone. 50% of gate goes back to pariticpating non-profits.

     
  • Epic Healthy Living Education Center opens in Mundelein Aug 4, 2014 9:10 AM
    Epic Healthy Living Education Center opened its doors for its open.

     
  • Christopher Steele Foundation awards scholarships Aug 4, 2014 9:08 AM
    The seventh annual Christopher Steele Foundation scholarships were awarded to two Adlai E. Stevenson High School athletes at the school's Local Scholarship Awards night on May 22, 2014.

     
  • North Shore Rhythmics has two national champions, Coach of the Year Jul 31, 2014 1:00 PM
    North Shore Rhythmics gymnasts Laura Zeng of Libertyville and Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park became the 2014 junior and senior national champions in mid-July at the National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

     
  • Congregation Beth Judea Offers Adult B’Nei Mitzvah Program in the Fall Jul 29, 2014 7:25 AM
    Congregation Beth Judea (Ill. Rt. 83 at Hilltop Rd., Long Grove, Illinois) is offering those Jewish Adults who did not have an opportunity to celebrate a bar or bat mitzvah at the age of 13 the opportunity to join in a special program that will teach you what you will need to become an Adult B'nei Mitzvah in 2016.

     
  • Join the ‘Waukegan Cares Walk for Awareness’ on August 9 Jul 29, 2014 3:22 PM
    The second annual “Waukegan Cares Walk for Awareness” 5K event will be held Saturday, August 9. Designed to raise awareness and support the Lake County Suicide Prevention Task Force, the walk’s check-in time is 10:30 a.m. at the People’s Choice Family Fun Center, 2411 Grand Avenue in Waukegan. Walkers will step off at 11 a.m. after brief remarks by Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran and Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim.

     
  • Erie HealthReach Waukegan Health Center is open to serve Jul 29, 2014 3:22 PM
    Erie Family Health Center, a provider of high quality health services to underserved communities, has opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art health center in Lake County, Erie HealthReach Waukegan Health Center. Located at 2323 Grand Avenue, the 25,000-square foot facility houses 24 exam rooms and five dental suites and will grow to provide over 44,000 patient visits annually. The new center serves as a powerful catalyst for improving the health and well-being of residents of Waukegan and surrounding Lake County communities including Beach Park, North Chicago, Park City, Zion, and Mundelein offering high-quality health care for thousands of residents who previously lacked access to affordable care.

     
  • Congregation Beth Judea Sisterhood Presents Fun and Fitness on Aug. 19 Jul 29, 2014 3:22 PM
    The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Judea (Ill. Rt. 83 at Hilltop Rd., Long Grove, Illinois) will be holding A Fun and Fitness Night on August 19, 2014, at Adult & Pediatric Orthopedics, S.C. located at 555 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills.

     
  • Advocate Condell welcomes Pain Management Physician Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM
    Advocate Condell Medical Center is pleased to welcome pain management physician Jay Hurh, MD.

     
  • Glenn Simpson– Artist of the Month for Art Wall in August at Patty Turner Center Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM
    Program Coordinator Jill Becker announces that Glenn Simpson, of Libertyville, is the August “Artist of the Month” for the Art Wall at the Patty Turner Center, in Deerfield.

     
  • Medical assistants train at CLC Lakeshore Campus for in-demand career Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM
    Job prospects for graduates of the College of Lake County’s medical assisting (MOA) program should be strong, given the demand projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for these hands-on health care workers. Medical assistants perform a variety of frontline administrative and clinical tasks in physicians’ offices, including maintaining electronic medical records, entering diagnostic coding for insurance, drawing blood and taking patient vital signs. The BLS projects that employment of medical assistants will grow by 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than average for all occupations. In 2012, the median annual salary for these health care workers was $29,370. “The college’s accredited and comprehensive training program offers a myriad of excellent career opportunities in medical assisting at a cost far lower than those offered by for-profit colleges,” said Deb Haasch R.N., medical assisting department chair. “Our students are well-prepared to work in this growing career field. The program’s externship offers an on-the-job training experience that often leads to full-time jobs.” CLC’s medical assisting program is offered at the Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review board. Students complete an exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Recent CLC graduates had a 92 percent pass rate on the national certification exam, far exceeding the average national score of 67 percent, Haasch said. NorthShore University Health System (NorthShore) is one of the medical groups serving as an externship site for medical assisting students and often hires graduates of the program. Lisa Retherford, R.N., B.S.N., is a clinical educator in NorthShore’s Primary Care-Medical Group in Skokie, has high praise for CLC’s students. “Over the past several years, NorthShore University Health System has had many students from the College of Lake County’s Medical Assisting program perform their externships in our practices,” she said. “We have gone on to hire many of these students after having very positive experiences with them. We have always found them to be very well prepared for their externship experience. The students have shown proficiency in their technical skills as well as an overall level of professionalism.” Information sessions to explain CLC’s medical assisting and phlebotomy programs will be held from 4-5 p.m. on Sept. 10 and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 in Room S305 at the Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan. Acceptance into the program is limited, and a screening procedure is used to select the academically best qualified students. The screening deadline is the last Wednesday in October (for Spring Semester admittance into the evening cohort) and the first Wednesday in May (for Fall Semester admittance into the daytime cohort). The college offers an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, the Medical Assisting certificate as well as a short-term certificate for the healthcare office assistant. For more information, contact Deb Haasch at (847) 543-2176 or dhaasch@clcillinois.edu or visit www.clcillinois.edu/programs/moa.

     
  • 2015 Lakeside Legends 9-14U Tryouts are Starting Jul 29, 2014 3:08 PM
    Lakeside Legends of Batspeed Academy, Northern Lake County and Southeastern Wisconsin's Elite Baseball Developmental Program will be starting tryouts for it's 9-14U programs.

     
  • Veterans group to host ‘Stories of War’ presentation Aug 7, 2014 12:20 PM
    Daughters of a heroic veteran will be featured in a free presentation Wednesday, Aug. 13, in another of a series of presentations organized by the Lake-McHenry Veterans and Family Services program affiliated with the Lake County Health Department.

     
  • Vernon Hills hosts National Night Out Jul 24, 2014 6:11 PM
    The Vernon Hills Police Department will host a variety of free family activities for National Night Out from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Hartmann Park, 292 Oakwood Road. Activities include an inflatable playground, sand volleyball games against the police, a live DJ, face painting, games and a barbecue.

     
  • Monarch Landing Resident Wins First Place in 5K Run Jul 24, 2014 3:57 PM
    Kitty Ganzel is a resident of Monarch Landing, a retirement community which promotes opportunities for seniors to live active and vibrant lifestyles.

     
  • CLC Lakeshore Campus prepares for future expansion Jul 24, 2014 3:37 PM
    With expansion of the Lakeshore Campus coming in a few years, the College of Lake County is preparing by expanding academic programming at the Waukegan campus and conducting an awareness-building campaign.

     
  • Consumers Credit Union Introduces New Mascot Jul 24, 2014 3:35 PM
    Earnest the Pig is a big hit at local community festivals

     
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