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  • Campton Hills man accused of $500,000 theft Jan 22, 2014 6:28 PM
    A Campton Hills man already facing charges of bilking two clients out of more than $100,000 is now charged with writing bogus checks for a property worth at least $500,000. An arrest warrant has been issued for Peter A. Mazzara, who pleaded guilty in October 2012 to damaging a Kane County couple's $1 million home that he was evicted from and ordered to pay $60,000 restitution.

     
  • ECC to hold free session on new social media courses Jan 20, 2014 8:51 AM
    The ECC Continuing Education Department will host a free information session on social media marketing Thursday, Jan. 23, at 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The session will be held from 6-7 p.m. in Building E, room 100.01.

     
  • ECC receives grant to help workers over 50 get back to work Jan 20, 2014 12:37 PM
    Elgin Community College has been awarded a grant from AARP for its Back to Work 50+ program. Students will receive training in the areas of healthcare, office administration, and human services. They also will be provided orientation, coaching, financial literacy, training scholarships, and special access to employers.

     
  • Fundraising records show who’s lining up behind 50th House candidates Jan 17, 2014 12:45 PM
    Who is supporting who in the Republican primary for the nomination for the state 50th House District seat?

     
  • 50th House GOP debate features 2 of 4 candidates Jan 15, 2014 11:04 PM
    With only two of the four candidates attending, a debate Wednesday for people seeking the Republican nomination for the 50th state House district was a short and low-key affair.

     
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in and around the Fox Valley aim to inspire Jan 14, 2014 3:28 PM
    A great leader deserves to be honored and remembered. Here’s where you can find Martin Luther King Jr. events in and around the Fox Valley.

     
  • First Campton Hills administator eager to give back Jan 9, 2014 6:36 PM
    Campton Hills village leaders have hired the village's first administrator. Jennifer Johnsen, a Batavia resident and current administrator in Berkeley, will start later this month. Her contract runs through August 2015 and she has a salary of $89,000 for the full-time job. "I think she'll just make a great fit," said Village President Patsy Smith.

     
  • ECC buys remaining Spartan Meadows land Jan 5, 2014 12:03 PM
    Elgin Community College recently purchased the remaining 41 acres of the former Spartan Meadows Golf Course for yet-to-be-determined expansion. The sale of the property, just south of the college’s campus at McLean Boulevard and Spartan Drive, was finalized last month. It culminates an $8 million deal struck almost a year ago with the city of Elgin for the land, said Sharon Konny, ECC vice president of business and finance.

     
  • Fox Valley Aero Club donates to St. Charles Salvation Army Dec 23, 2013 4:50 PM
    Fox Valley Aero Club - local model radio club club donates record toys and gift cards to the Salvation Army

     
  • ECC, faculty reach tentative 3-year deal Dec 20, 2013 4:12 PM
    A tentative agreement for a new faculty contract at Elgin Community College was reached, officials said. Negotiating teams for the college’s faculty association — which represents 526 part-time and full-time instructors — and the college board reached a tentative agreement on Thursday for a new three-year contract. Details of the agreement will not be released until it is ratified by union members and the board of trustees.

     
  • Elgin celebrates college grads this weekend Dec 14, 2013 5:34 PM
    Elgin Community College and Judson University both held commencement ceremonies over the weekend to send their graduates out into the world. ECC held their ceremony on Friday evening and Judson held two ceremonies Saturday honoring their graduates.

     
  • Former heroin addict to give ECC graduation speech Dec 12, 2013 4:01 PM
    Sandra Hoston's life was on a downward spiral from years of abusing alcohol and heroin starting in her late teens. At 16, Hoston was pregnant with her first child. Soon after graduating from a Chicago high school, Hoston started hanging out with the wrong crowd and began abusing heroin to fit in. “I was addicted for 25 years,” said the now 51-year-old Elgin resident. Hoston went back to school in 2010 to get her associate degree in human services at Elgin Community College. Friday she will deliver the commencement speech during the college's graduation ceremony.

     
  • A look at the Fox Valley’s biggest news stories in 2013 Dec 26, 2013 10:31 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.

     
  • ESO continues holiday tradition with magical concerts Dec 10, 2013 3:23 PM
    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.

     
  • Homeowners to pay $21 more with ECC tax levy Dec 11, 2013 12:44 PM
    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.

     
  • McHenry Community College earns sustainability award Dec 9, 2013 3:08 PM
    McHenry County College is one of seven Illinois community colleges recently honored for setting and meeting environmental goals on their campuses.

     
  • Elgin CC has some experience Nov 12, 2013 1:57 PM
    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.

     
  • Elgin CC outlasts College of DuPage Nov 12, 2013 11:13 PM
    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 CC hangs on to beat College of DuPage Nov 12, 2013 10:32 PM
    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.

     
  • Elgin CC hoping to maintain tradition Nov 11, 2013 5:51 PM
    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.

     
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