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  • 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.

     
  • COD offers new ‘Physics of Politics’ class in spring 2015 Nov 18, 2014 3:06 PM
    College of DuPage is offering a new honors seminar titled “The Physics of Politics” for the first time in spring 2015. “This class is geared toward students pursuing a broad range of majors, including everything from philosophy to mechanical engineering,” said physics professor Tom Carter. “This combination of significant writing, group projects and basic quantitative analysis will provide opportunities and challenges for everyone.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • DuPage forest preserve may open dog park near Darien Nov 18, 2014 7:06 PM
    Dog owners in the southeast corner of DuPage County someday could be playing with their four-legged friends in a dog park that’s closer to home. DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners are considering a proposal to construct an off-leash dog park in Oldfield Oaks Forest Preserve near Darien.

     
  • 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!

     
  • Naperville North students make good on pledge to shave heads to battle cancer Nov 16, 2014 5:38 PM
    In front of a room packed with cheering family and friends, best friends Bridget Gustafson and Kira Couch had their heads shaved Sunday to raise money to fight pediatric cancer. “I feel overwhelmed with love!” the newly shorn Bridget said while friends hugged her. Kira agreed. “This is really amazing,” Kira said. “And I just want to keep feeling my head!”

     
  • 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.

     
  • Naperville students shaving heads for new brain cancer nonprofit Nov 13, 2014 10:13 AM
    Two teenage girls with long locks and freshly double-pierced ears will be going bald Sunday as one of them marks her 17th birthday. The dual head-shaving fundraiser in Woodridge will benefit the Swifty Foundation, a nonprofit formed in honor of Bridget Gustafson's twin brother, Michael, who died nearly 2 years ago at age 15. “I'm definitely nervous, but I'm also very excited,” Bridget said about shaving all her hair. “I'm more nervous of actually just having my hair gone because hair is such a defining feature on people; it will be very different.”

     
  • Local club seeking applicants for educational grant Nov 13, 2014 6:27 PM
    The Suburban Chicago Club of Soroptimist International is seeking applicants for educational grants.The Virginia Wagner Educational Grant is specific to these states in the Midwestern Region: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Women residing in these states who are attending college/university in pursuit of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree are eligible to apply. Judging is based on effort toward education, scholarship, extracurricular activities and financial need.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Aurora cycle shop owner revs up for retirement Nov 3, 2014 5:14 AM
    Kukec's People features Bob Conley, a co-owner of Fox Valley Cycles in Aurora, talks about how the business has changed in more than 40 years and what he plans to do in retirement.

     
  • TCF Bank presents Susan G. Komen with $165,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Nov 2, 2014 9:50 PM
    Midwest branches of TCF Bank celebrated its highly successful “Change Makes Change” program for the third year in a row, as part of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Patrons and employees of the bank were invited to purchase a ribbon to hang on the walls of the bank, and all proceeds were donated directly to the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen (Komen Chicago), Komen Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate and Komen Memorial Affiliate in Peoria.

     
  • Elk Grove Theatre Presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Oct 31, 2014 7:36 AM
    Elk Grove Theatre Presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

     
  • Suburban teen releases song/video for Chronic Pain Awareness Nov. 2 Oct 31, 2014 6:12 PM
    A local 14-year-old girl wrote, recorded and released a song on iTunes and a music video on YouTube to create awareness for reflex sympathetic dystrophy, also known as complex regional pain syndrome. The song, written by Danielle Stratton, is about her struggle with chronic pain over the last four years.

     
  • Marcel’s Culinary Experience, Glen Ellyn, Announces New Gift Boxes, Private/Corporate Event Options Oct 31, 2014 4:52 PM
    Marcel’s Culinary Experience (www.marcelsculinaryexperience.com), a gourmet retail store and recreational cooking school in downtown Glen Ellyn, is gearing up for the year-end holidays with new gift boxes and private event options. “With the improving economy, our customers are getting into holiday mode earlier this year. Many weekend evenings already are booked with corporate and family holiday parties, and we’ve been getting inquiries about gift baskets and boxes for a while,” says Marcel’s Proprietor Jill Foucré. With gift giving and entertaining in mind, Marcel’s staff has assembled six collections of small-batch specialty foods, starting at $75, that come attractively packaged in a Marcel’s branded box for pick up at the store or shipment anywhere in North America. Themes include Taste of Italy, Party Starter and Marcel’s Favorites (as selected by the staff). Many items are made by Chicago area and regional purveyors. “We also can create custom-designed gift baskets or boxes, based on a customer’s preferred theme and budget, and we can even include a bottle of wine,” says Foucré. She encourages individuals and corporate event planners looking to create fun, food-oriented holiday parties, private group classes and other special events to contact her soon, especially if they have a specific date in mind. “Weekends are booking up quickly, as is the entire month of December,” she says. Since its September 2011 opening, Marcel’s has been the site of an increasing number of private events, including birthday and anniversary parties, baby and bridal showers, club meetings, corporate team-building outings, and company celebrations of all types. With its beautifully appointed, professional quality kitchen, skilled chefs, and wide choice of menus, Marcel’s lends itself to a variety of event themes and formats. Options range from cocktail parties to demonstration and participatory cooking classes for all skill levels (including kids and teens) to seated meals and everything in between. “Guests can create an unforgettable meal under the guidance of one of our professional chefs, or they can sit back, relax, savor a glass of wine and watch as our chef takes the reins on their culinary journey,” says Foucré. The Marcel’s staff works with each host to tailor the menu, beverages and guest participation levels according to the specific budget. Events typically range from 10 to 60 people, depending on format and events for smaller groups are available as well. In addition to food and beverages prepared and served at each event, guests receive copies of the featured recipes, a Marcel’s apron, and a 10% discount on all purchases made at Marcel’s that day. For more information about gift boxes or hosting a party or other event at Marcel’s Culinary Experience, stop by the store at 490 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, call 630-790-8500 or visit www.marcelsculinaryexperience.com.

     
  • West Nile virus risk project results to be revealed at public meeting Oct 31, 2014 6:23 PM
    The DuPage County Health Department will host a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. to provide research results regarding West Nile virus risk in DuPage County and the model developed to improve the health risk assessment process.

     
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