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  •  The Batavia captains hoist the championship trophy following their Class 6A championship game in DeKalb.

    A look at the Fox Valley’s biggest news stories in 2013 Dec 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    The year 2013 saw at least a half dozen court cases across the Fox Valley came to an end, turnover in key political positions, progress on several construction projects and important property acquisitions. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair also made a trip across the pond to speak to a select group at Judson University and Batavia rejoiced when after more than 100 years its football team won the Class 6A state football championship. Those stories and the others that follow, had all of us talking.

  • Homeowners to pay $21 more with ECC tax levy Dec 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College will levy roughly $55.5 million in property taxes to fund operations next year, officials said Tuesday. That's a roughly 1 percent increase from last year's tax request. The owner of a home valued at $250,000 would pay an additional $21 yearly, said Sharon Konny, vice president of finance.

  •  Accompanying the orchestra will be vocalist Elizabeth Norman.

    ESO continues holiday tradition with magical concerts Dec 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    When a show sells out, you know it’s got to be popular. So it is with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s Magical Holiday Concerts, which return to the Hemmens this weekend. Tickets, which start at $25, are still available for the 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. shows on Saturday, Dec. 14, but the performance on Sunday, Dec. 15 is sold out.

  • Madhu Krishnamurthy

    McHenry Community College earns sustainability award Nov 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    McHenry County College is one of seven Illinois community colleges recently honored for setting and meeting environmental goals on their campuses.

  •  Elgin Community College’s Zach Cooper makes his way around a block by College of DuPage’s Ryan Rader in the first half on Tuesday.

    Elgin CC outlasts College of DuPage Nov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Community College men’s basketball team held off a furious rally in the closing minutes to outlast visiting College of DuPage, 85-81, Tuesday night at the Events Center in Elgin.

  •  Elgin Community College’s Porsche Griggs shoots over a block by College of DuPage’s Melissa Niggins in the second half on Tuesday in Elgin.

    Elgin CC hangs on to beat College of DuPage Nov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Spartans survived. Elgin Community College’s women’s basketball team built a double-digit lead midway through the second half, then held on for dear life as College of DuPage staged a furious rally. When the dust settled, the Spartans hung on for a 66-64 nonconference victory at the Events Center in Elgin Tuesday night. Jordan Bartelt and Alexa Diaz scored 16 points apiece to lead ECC, which moved to 2-1 on the season. Breanna Venson had 12 points for COD.

  • Reed Nosbisch

    Elgin CC has some experience Nov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Community College men’s basketball team started the 2012-2013 season with a 7-5 mark. But injuries and other circumstances played a major role in the derailment of last year’s campaign as the Spartans limped to a 9-22 overall mark and finished 2-12 in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference.

  •  Hampshire graduate Jen Dumoulin (10) will be a key player for the Elgin Community College women’s basketball team this season.

    Elgin CC hoping to maintain tradition Nov 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Just because the Elgin Community College women’s basketball team roster has virtually all new players on it doesn’t mean the expectations are any lower. The Spartans return no starters and only 3 players from last year’s team that won Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and Region IV titles and advanced to the NJCAA Division II nationals. It was the first time an ECC basketball team qualified for a national postseason tournament.

  • Edward Dolik of Arlington Heights accepts his check for $2,000 after his St. Paddy’s Patty won the Elgin Community College’s fifth annual ECC-Prime BurgerHouse Burger Competition Friday at the Spartan Terrace Restaurant in Elgin.

    Irish-themed burger lucky for ECC culinary student Nov 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    In retirement, Ed Dolik has dedicated himself to helping others: Volunteering at the Lutheran Home, a nursing home in his hometown of Arlington Heights, as well as feeding the poor at St. James Cathedral in Chicago. He retired last year at 60 after a long career as a stagehand in Chicago theaters and decided to enter culinary school at Elgin Community College. And on Friday, he entered the final round of the fifth annual Prime BurgerHouse/ECC burger contest as the dark horse and took home the gold medal and $2,000.

  •  Edward Dolik of Arlington Heights prepares his St. Paddy’s Patty during the Elgin Community College’s fifth annual ECC-Prime BurgerHouse Burger Competition Friday at the Spartan Terrace Restaurant in Elgin. Dolik's burger won the competition.

    Images: Elgin Community College Burger Competition Nov 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Images from Elgin Community College's annual ECC-Prime BurgerHouse Burger Competition at the Spartan Terrace Restaurant. Six culinary students cook-off for scholarship cash. The winner was Edward Dolik of Arlington Heights.

  •  Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent José M. Torres responds to questions asked by Pat Szpekowski Wednesday at the Elgin Chamber of Commerce’s “CEO Unplugged: A Personal Look at the Leader” series at Elgin Community College.

    U-46’s Torres gets personal at chamber luncheon Nov 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    As a high schooler, José Torres had a “pretty nice Afro.” He likes listening to Latin and rock music. His favorite book is “The Fifth Disciple” by Peter Senge. And his favorite TV show is “The Walking Dead." The Elgin Area School District U-46 superintendent shared insights into his personal and professional lives Wednesday at an Elgin Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Elgin Community College.

  • Arts in Bartlett and ECC team up to promote community arts Nov 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Arts in Bartlett, the local nonprofit arts council founded in 2002, has been selected as the pro bono client of Spartan Consulting at Elgin Community College for the fall semester.

  • Solange Sior

    Dabble in the arts as Elgin’s FallBack Arts Festival returns, expandsOct 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fighting onstage at the Hemmens. Building a dragon sculpture from clay. Improving your writing, photography or art techniques. These are among the skills you can learn this weekend at Elgin’s FallBack Arts Festival.

  •  Randy Cohen, vice president of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts in Washington, D.C., will speak at Elgin’s FallBack Arts Festival

    Expert to speak on ‘Why Art Matters’ Oct 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission, in cooperation with the Gail Borden Public Library, will host a town hall discussion on “Why Art Matters” with Randy Cohen at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Elgin Room as part of this year’s FallBack Arts Festival.

  • David B. Smith

    David Smith remembered fondly by all Oct 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    In East Dundee, the name David Smith is synonymous with public service, because he was the village’s longtime police chief, its first village administrator and the director of the QuadCom emergency dispatch center in Dundee Township. Smith, 64, died Monday at his East Dundee home after a short battle with cancer.

  •  The Fa family, is played by Haley Dulabaum, from left, Emilie Knieriemen, Elizabeth McKay and Braedon Harder in the Children’s Theatre of Elgin production of “Mulan Jr.”

    Children’s Theatre of Elgin to stage ‘Mulan Jr.’ Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Travel back in time to third century China as Children’s Theatre of Elgin presents its debut production of Disney’s “Mulan Jr.,” on the Hemmens Cultural Center stage this weekend in Elgin. “Mulan is an inspirational story about staying true to yourself and standing up for what you believe in,” producer Amy Zapata said.

  • ECC Concert Band to perform in concert Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Community College Concert Band will perform “Something Old, Something New,” under the direction of Jim Kull, Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the ECC Arts Center.

  • Arts in Bartlett benefits from ECC students’ help Oct 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College students will gain real world experience and perform some community service this semester by providing pro bono services to Arts in Bartlett. “We're thrilled because we are looking to expand and offer more programs,” said Cecilia Green, a founder of Arts in Bartlett.

  • Karen Simpson

    Kane judge to retire in 2014; first candidate announces Oct 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Kane County Court Circuit Judge Karen Simpson has announced she will retire next year, while Marmarie Kostelny, an associate judge, announced this week her candidacy for the post.

  •  Songwriters Lizz Wright and Raul Midon join forces for a night of jazz, R&B, soul and gospel on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Elgin Community College. For information, visit

    Mix of R&B, Jazz and Blues to hit ECC Arts Center Oct. 26 Oct 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lizz Wright and Raul Midon to join forces for a soul nourishing night of jazz, R&B, soul and gospel on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Elgin Community College. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the ECC Arts Center’s Blizzard Theatre located in Building H on the Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

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