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  • COD honors inaugural class of Distinguished Alumni Nov 25, 2014 5:08 PM
    The College of DuPage Foundation recently honored eight alumni for their outstanding achievements as part of the 2014 Inaugural Distinguished Alumni Reception.

     
  • Illinois Brass Band to perform three holiday concerts Dec 4, 2014 12:00 PM
    The Illinois Brass Band, under the direction of Stephen Squires, is proud to announce the schedule for its upcoming holiday performances.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • Seeds of good deeds at LCFS Harvest Gala Nov 19, 2014 8:22 PM
    A lot can happen in a quarter-century, and sometimes the positive things can get overlooked. The 25th anniversary celebration of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois’ Harvest Gala on Nov. 8 made sure to accentuate the positive.

     
  • Sedgebrook Honors Veterans Nov 19, 2014 4:03 PM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

     
  • Live blogging at College of DuPage board meeting Nov. 20 Nov 18, 2014 3:12 PM
    Volunteers from the College of DuPage Faculty Association (CODFA) will liveblog the College of DuPage board of trustees meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. in Student Services Center 2200.

     
  • COD to host 13th annual Pathophysiology Panorama Dec. 3 Nov 18, 2014 3:10 PM
    College of DuPage will host its 13th annual Pathophysiology Panorama from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Health and Science Center Lobby. This event is free and open to the public.

     
  • College of DuPage constructing Homeland Security Training Center Nov 18, 2014 3:04 PM
    College of DuPage has begun construction of the new Homeland Security Training Center, a 39,714-square-foot facility that includes a state-of-the-art indoor firing range and a call center training lab. This facility is Phase II in the completion of the College’s Homeland Security Training Institute.

     
  • COD only Illinois Community College District to grow FTES enrollment over past five years Nov 18, 2014 2:59 PM
    Of the 39 community college districts in Illinois, College of DuPage was the only college district to grow Full Time Equivalent Student enrollment over the past five years.

     
  • COD students earn 1st, 3rd place in inaugural 597 Pipefitters Union Competition Nov 18, 2014 2:57 PM
    College of DuPage HVACR students Terrance Buckley of Bolingbrook and Joshua Vacek of Willowbrook earned first and third place, respectively, in the inaugural 597 Pipefitters Union competition.

     
  • Help serve the community this Christmas Nov 18, 2014 2:29 PM
    The Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to support underprivileged children and families through its annual Christmas Offering. It has been putting gifts under the tree for local children in need since 1979. This year, it is projected to serve 350 families with nutritious groceries as well as provide 1600 children and 125 seniors with Christmas gifts.

     
  • 10 years in prison for third suspect in Villa Park home invasion Nov 18, 2014 4:23 PM
    The third of five suspects has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison in the Feb. 12, 2013, home invasion that unfolded after one of the victims arranged to meet a prostitute at his home. Sabas Torres, 27, of Chicago, pleaded guilty, Tuesday, to one count of home invasion in exchange for prosecutors dropping 10 other charges. Torres was then sentenced to 10 years in prison and agreed to testify against the two remaining suspects if their cases go to trial.

     
  • 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!

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • The DuPage Community Foundation Celebrates Community Foundation Week November 12-18, 2014 Nov 10, 2014 5:03 PM
    The Foundation will celebrate Community Foundation Week by holding its Annual Benefit Dinner on Saturday, November 15. The annual event will be held at The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus in Oak Brook. This event is the Foundation’s primary fundraiser and is held to celebrate the accomplishments of the organization and the invaluable contributions of our donors and other constituents who support our work. Additional information about the event may be found on the Foundation website, www.dcfdn.org. “This has been a banner year for the Foundation,” said David McGowan, CFRE, Foundation president. “We are growing in nearly every aspect of our work, which means that we can provide more grants to our partner agencies, which in turn means more for the people of DuPage County.” Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation—large and small, urban and rural—that is advancing solutions to a wide range of social issues. Launched in 1989 through a proclamation by former President George H.W. Bush, the first Community Foundation Week included a congressional briefing about the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to address community needs. About The DuPage Community Foundation: The DuPage Community Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships. Based on the American virtues of volunteerism and philanthropy, the Foundation fosters a legacy of support for the people of DuPage County by making grants to not-for-profit organizations working in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services. Since its inception, the Foundation has built its endowment to more than $60 million and awarded more than $19 million in grants to not-for-profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond. Established in 1986, The DuPage Community Foundation is a publicly-supported 501(c)(3) organization to which contributions are tax deductible. It was created to benefit the people of DuPage County and receives contributions and bequests into a permanent endowment from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations wishing to make lasting contributions to the people of DuPage. The earnings on these funds are then used, in accordance with donor wishes, for the Foundation’s grantmaking and community leadership activities. For more information about the Foundation, or to arrange future media opportunities, please contact Joelyn Kott, marketing & communications officer, at (630) 665-5556, extension 19, or jkott@dcfdn.org.

     
  • Former Maywood cop not guilty in Villa Park rape case Nov 6, 2014 12:03 PM
    A DuPage County judge Thursday found a former Maywood police officer not guilty of a March 2012 sexual assault in a Villa Park hotel room. In a 10-page written decision, Judge George Bakalis ruled prosecutors did not prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Deon Sams, 40, forced himself on the woman during the encounter and found Sams not guilty of four counts of criminal sexual assault.

     
  • Villa Park voters favor road repairs Nov 5, 2014 12:11 AM
    Villa Park voters must have heard the call from a group of their neighbors that it’s time to begin investing in their town’s infrastructure. More than 70 percent of voters approved the village’s request to increase taxes and borrow $23 million to fix 20 miles of crumbling roads in a seven-year plan, according to unofficial election results with all 31 precincts reporting. “I think the citizens of Villa Park realize that this is an urgent issue and that we need to address it,” said Pete Renn, co-chairman of Your Neighbors for Better Roads in VP Committee.

     
  • Hair Cuttery’s Share-a-Haircut program to benefit veterans Nov 3, 2014 9:49 PM
    This Veterans Day, Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is giving back to former service men and women through its Share-a-Haircut program.

     
  • Classic Cinemas to honor veterans with free movie Nov. 11 Nov 3, 2014 4:02 PM
    Classic Cinemas will honor the nation's military veterans by inviting them to a free movie on Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The offer is open to all veterans who have served in any branch of the military. Veterans are asked to present their military IDs at the theater of their choice.

     
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