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  • Gambling cafe eyes former Elgin coffee shop Jan 9, 2014 3:28 PM
    A business likening itself to a Starbucks that serves alcohol in its beverages is investigating whether it should move into the space formerly occupied by Ravenheart Coffee in downtown Elgin. Representatives from Crown Pointe Amusement, doing business as Java Jills, will meet with the city’s liquor control commission Wednesday to discuss a liquor license in connection with opening a combined cafe and video gambling establishment, Mayor Dave Kaptain said.

     
  • Geneva Rotary hosts holiday party for AID Dec 20, 2013 7:15 PM
    The Geneva Rotary hosted its annual holiday party for over 80 clients of the Association for Individual Development. Many AID staff also attended this special event.

     
  • New year right time for new start at college Dec 18, 2013 1:20 PM
    While starting college in the fall makes sense for many students coming directly from high school, there are distinct advantages to beginning in the spring semester.

     
  • Serving students who served our country Dec 9, 2013 2:56 PM
    Waubonsee Community College considers it a privilege to serve members of our community through its educational programs and services, and is also honored to be able to serve many students who have served our country.

     
  • Take time to relax at Waubonsee’s free concerts Nov 27, 2013 3:30 PM
    On Dec. 6-15, Waubonsee Community College will host its annual series of five live winter musical performances in an assortment of musical genres.

     
  • Waubonsee readies GED students for new exam Nov 20, 2013 3:31 PM
    January 2014 will mark the implementation of a new edition of the General Educational Development exam designed to ensure that this first step toward a higher education is truly a step up. When it debuts, the 2014 GED test will have a new structure and delivery method, along with new content.

     
  • Hampshire Twp. Park District hires new director Nov 8, 2013 4:22 PM
    The Hampshire Township Park District didn’t have to look too far for its new executive director. Laura Schraw, 33, lives within walking distance of the park district’s offices, but she also knows how to write and secure grants, a skill an official said is necessary in the district and its three parks.

     
  • Skies, open road lure Naperville banker Oct 22, 2013 7:43 AM
    Kukec's People features Lou Petritz, the not-so-typical banker who is now the new president of First Community Financial Bank Naperville. He is a licensed pilot and owns two motorcycles. “I like machines that move the body and the spirit,” the Naperville resident said. “There's something so refreshing and exhilarating and yet very practical about taking these methods of transportation.”

     
  • Complete College America works to eliminate barriers Oct 28, 2013 2:42 PM
    In recent years, it has been difficult to miss the emphasis placed on the importance of college degree or certificate completion. Many statistics and studies have been quoted outlining the benefits to individual students, society and the economy.

     
  • Kaneland's win sets up NI Big XII showdown Oct 12, 2013 12:53 AM
    If there's one thing you can count on Kaneland coach Tom Fedderly to say, it's that the Knights take things one game at a time. If ever there was a chance to test that, it was Friday.

     
  • Photojournalism inspires Batavia artist Sep 12, 2013 11:46 AM
    It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true, Daily Herald photojournalist Laura Stoecker should feel honored by the work of Janine Webbles. The Batavia resident enjoys Stoecker's nature photography so much, she's created some paintings inspired by Stoecker's photos, including one she named "Laura's Barn."

     
  • Embracing engagment at Waubonsee Community College Aug 28, 2013 1:43 PM
    Education has embraced the three “Rs” since at least the late 1700s. While Waubonsee Community College remains committed to teaching students to excel in reading, writing and arithmetic (along with other vital academic skills), this year we’re focusing on the three “Cs”: connect, collaborate and cultivate.

     
  • Missing Arlington Heights man last seen near Yorkville Aug 23, 2013 4:50 PM
    An 84-year-old Arlington Heights man is missing after leaving home to go to a Palatine restaurant on Thursday evening. His car was spotted after midnight in Yorkville.

     
  • Waubonsee considers $104 million budget Jul 29, 2013 4:42 PM
    Waubonsee Community College is considering a $104 million budget for its 2014 fiscal year.

     
  • Student, community safety a priority for Waubonsee Jul 24, 2013 12:44 PM
    Safety is among the many priorities addressed by Waubonsee Community College. There are some exciting new projects the college is working on to further enhance the health and safety of our students and college community.

     
  • Talent contest finalists push themselves Jul 22, 2013 7:21 AM
    It's getting serious now. The top 16 finalists of the Suburban Chicago's Got Talent competition performed Sunday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. Music was the talent most on display Sunday, but it took a variety of forms.

     
  • Waubonsee full-time faculty get raises in new contract Jul 18, 2013 7:25 AM
    Waubonsee Community College full-time faculty will receive pay raises of 4 percent in the first year of a new contract approved Wednesday. But they will start paying part of their individual health-insurance premium.

     
  • Waubonsee enrollment continuing to climb Jul 22, 2013 1:36 PM
    Waubonsee Community College is bucking the trend in enrollment, reporting an increase in students in three recent periods. Summer 2012 enrollment was 7,801, up 7.3 percent over summer 2011; fall 2012 was 12,380, up 2.6 percent; and spring 2013 was 12,266, up 3.7 percent.

     
  • Community colleges connect employers with job seekers Jun 28, 2013 6:11 AM
    For decades, a core mission — and strength — of community colleges has been to prepare students for successful careers. Throughout the Fox Valley, it is difficult to find an employer that doesn’t have at least one community college alumnus on staff. In fact, many of our local business leaders started their education at a community college.

     
  • Employment seekers invited to attend job, resource fair May 31, 2013 1:39 PM
    Waubonsee Community College will host its second annual Kendall County Job and Resource Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at its Plano campus, 100 Waubonsee Drive.

     
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