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  • Some COD part-time faculty will get health care May 9, 2013 6:02 PM
    Though the impact of new federal health care guidelines remains unclear, College of DuPage officials say they're planning to provide benefits to some part-time professors. The college will create the new position of "lecturer" — a nontenured adjunct faculty member who will teach more classes than the average adjunct professor, but still fewer classes than a full-time professor. The new designation would allow lecturers to be eligible for health care insurance, officials said.

     
  • Elimination forces COD softball to think about next year May 7, 2013 11:40 PM
    The summer started early for the College of DuPage softball team this year.

     
  • COD OKs decision to name building after president May 8, 2013 12:55 PM
    College of DuPage President Robert Breuder's name will be etched in the history books of the state's largest community college, but now it'll be permanently etched on campus, too. In his last formal action as board chairman Tuesday night, David Carlin proposed the college's 66,000-square-foot Homeland Security Education Center be named in Breuder's honor at the time of his retirement.

     
  • Sustainable landscaping is eco-friendly and less work May 6, 2013 3:31 PM
    Landscaping provides people with a huge array of benefits from shade to rainwater absorption to the prevention of soil erosion and beautification. But it delivers the maximum number of benefits to humankind and the planet when it is designed in such a way that it works with nature, instead of against it.

     
  • The lessons Boston bombing taught us Apr 28, 2013 9:14 AM
    Several experts from College of DuPage's Homeland Security Training Institute share their thoughts about what security lessons were learned from the Boston Marathon bombing. “You can't let fear dictate your life,” Michael Casey of the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy said. “Because if you do, then they (the terrorists) have won. But you must be vigilant.”

     
  • Glen Ellyn, COD reach lift station agreement Apr 26, 2013 9:04 AM
    Glen Ellyn public works employees will now be able to work on a village-owned sanitary lift station located on College of DuPage property, under an agreement approved this week. The lift station was constructed in the early 1970s on COD property at 580 S. Park Blvd., and while an easement was drafted at the time, it was never executed, village officials said. COD and Glen Ellyn officials have had discussions about easements over the past seven years, but it wasn't until this week that the village board and college board both unanimously approved a licensing agreement that grants the village a 20-by-60 feet easement.

     
  • Mom of murder suspect sentenced for obstruction Apr 25, 2013 7:02 PM
    The mother of a Willowbrook man charged with murder was sentenced Thursday for trying to conceal evidence in the case, authorities said. Elva Hernandez, 43, also of Willowbrook, was sentenced to two years in prison after entering a guilty plea to one count of obstruction of justice. Her son, Juan Cuellar, 23, is charged with the murder of 18-year-old Joshua Holmes, who was repeatedly shot Sept. 24, 2012 at Honeysuckle Rose Lane and Lilac Lane in Willowbrook.

     
  • Planning key to successful party — with less stress Apr 22, 2013 6:24 AM
    Exciting, well-executed parties don't happen by chance. Big or small, they usually must be planned to get great results. But you don't have to be a perfect party host to throw an incredible bash (even for a big bunch). Really, all you need are a few key tips from area planning pros to help your soiree rise to the top.

     
  • Coaching controversy embroils ex-suburban star Apr 18, 2013 11:48 AM
    The father of one University of Wisconsin-Green Bay basketball player has spoken out in support of coach Brian Wardle, who is under investigation amid allegations he mistreated players. The university's investigation into Wardle, a Marquette grad and former three-time Daily Herald All-Area basketball star at Hinsdale Central, began last week after complaints were filed on behalf of two players. Orrin Brown, the father of junior center Alec Brown, said his son has never reported any kind of abuse or mistreatment.

     
  • DuPage hangs on at Harper Apr 12, 2013 10:22 PM
    On Friday, Harper College welcomed one of the North Central Community College Conference's top softball teams to Palatine in College of DuPage. It wasn't easy for either team, but the Chaparrals (16-9, 10-1) managed to pull out an 11-10 victory before weather and deteriorating field conditions forced the cancellation of the scheduled second game.

     
  • Hamilton in, Carlin out, Wozniak stays at COD Apr 10, 2013 12:37 AM
    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees will maintain its current board majority — although its current board chairman won’t be there to oversee it. Kathy Hamilton, a CPA from Hinsdale, was the top vote-getter Tuesday in a six-way race for two available seats while incumbent Trustee Joe Wozniak of Naperville was re-elected.

     
  • Woman gets probation for Batavia retirement home theft Apr 1, 2013 10:26 AM
    A 19-year-old from Warrenville, who authorities charged with stealing and forging checks from residents at a Batavia retirement home, pleaded guilty to reduced charges and received two years probation and 200 hours of community service. Teejana S. Perry also must pay a $1,185 fine and restitution, and spent 15 days in jail after her arrest in December 2012.

     
  • Hearsay statements allowed in Darien triple-murder trial Mar 29, 2013 9:12 PM
    Several statements a Darien couple made weeks before being gunned down in their home will be heard by jurors when the case against the man charged with being the mastermind of the shooting goes to trial. Prosecutors say Johnny Borizov, 31, of Willow Springs, was involved in a bitter child-custody dispute with Jeffrey and Lori Kramer's daughter, Angela Kramer, when he enlisted co-defendant Jacob Nodarse to murder her family.

     
  • Roselle trustee makes ballot challenges an art Mar 29, 2013 5:22 AM
    Kory Atkinson has developed something of a reputation for himself since entering public office: He's the guy who tries to get other candidates kicked off the ballot. "There's a tendency to think it's just a lawyer doing some slick tricks, but the rules that apply to elections are not ones I've created," he said.

     
  • Group pulls support for COD candidate accused of harassment Mar 23, 2013 5:43 PM
    The political action committee of the College of DuPage Faculty Association has withdrawn its endorsement of board candidate Frank Flores, Jr., who officials said was fired as a COD employee in 2010 after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced. In a statement withdrawing official support for Flores' candidacy, the faculty called the allegations against Flores "untrue" and "clearly politically motivated."

     
  • COD considers plans to build training center for first responders Mar 21, 2013 9:58 AM
    College of DuPage officials say the nearest comprehensive training center for emergency first responders is in Texas, so they're taking the lead in trying to bring one to Chicago's suburbs. The Midwest Regional Training Center is envisioned as an off-campus training facility for local, state and federal agencies, as well as an emergency operations locale for those groups to work together during a major incident.

     
  • COD faculty members question campaign contributions to Chairman Carlin Mar 20, 2013 1:58 PM
    Faculty members at the College of DuPage are calling into question campaign contributions received by Board Chairman Dave Carlin from firms that have done business with the college. The Friends for Education COD Faculty Association political action committee, which is supporting two of Carlin's opponents in the upcoming election for COD board of trustees, are firing back at Carlin for statements he made in a March 13 Daily Herald article.

     
  • COD candidate was fired for sexual harrassment claims Mar 20, 2013 1:01 PM
    A candidate for the College of DuPage board of trustees was fired as a COD employee in 2010 after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced, officials said Tuesday. Frank Flores, Jr. was employed as a temporary assistant aquatics manager from Aug. 18, 2010 to Dec. 2, 2010. Flores said Tuesday he was “dismissed unjustly after a cursory review of the facts.”

     
  • Endorsements: Carlin, Hamilton for College of DuPage board Mar 15, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endoses David Carlin and Katharine Hamilton for College of DuPage board of trustees.

     
  • Faculty endorsements an issue in COD trustee race Mar 13, 2013 10:59 AM
    The impact of contentious negotiations last year over a new faculty contract at the College of DuPage continues to reverberate at the Glen Ellyn-based school, and is now playing a part in the upcoming election for board of trustees. The Friends for Education COD Faculty Association political action committee is endorsing two candidates — Ed Agustin and Frank Flores, Jr. — to fill two open spots on the board.

     
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