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  • Legislators to give insights on new session in Springfield at breakfast Jan 24, 2013 4:29 PM
    The Metro West Council of Government will host its annual Legislative Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Eagle Brook Country Club, 2288 Fargo Blvd., Geneva. It is a nonprofit organization that represents municipalities in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties.

  • Limiting student debt a priority at Waubonsee Jan 16, 2013 1:48 PM
    The Institute for College Access and Success' Project on Student Debt reports that in 2011 four-year college graduates averaged more than $26,000 in student debt. Educational and financial experts are deeply concerned about the amount of debt students are incurring to complete bachelor's degrees.

  • Elgin CC to host ISCC Tip-Off Classic Jan 11, 2013 5:55 PM
    The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference men’s and women’s basketball season will kick off this weekend when the conference’s eight schools converge on the Elgin Community College Events Center for the league’s second annual Tip-Off Classic.

  • Suburban dancers live the Rockettes dream Dec 14, 2012 6:00 AM
    Rockettes Gabrielle Del Re Ashley and Kristina Larson-Hauk will be home for the holidays this year. Yet it will be something of a busman's holiday for the suburban natives, who will spend most of the next two weeks performing two to three shows a day as part of "The Radio City Christmas Spectacular."

  • Counselors and advisors help students learn the ropes Dec 13, 2012 10:55 AM
    Have you ever traveled to a foreign country where you don't speak the language? The entire experience can be disorienting. For some students, going to college is equally foreign. When traveling, it's always prudent to consult a map to make sure you reach your destination. It's no different in college. Taking advantage of the counseling and advising services available at Waubonsee and other colleges is a smart decision.

  • Mastiff in fatal Big Rock attack euthanized Nov 21, 2012 2:58 PM
    A mastiff that authorities believe attacked and killed a Big Rock woman last week has been euthanized. The husband of Dawn Brown, a firefighter/paramedic for the Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District, requested the dog be put down on Monday, according to the health department.

  • Textbook prices affect college affordability, accessibility Nov 14, 2012 2:14 PM
    Across the country this fall, many colleges and universities reported a decline in student enrollment. For years now, declining state and federal support has been a major factor in causing the average college tuition to grow at a much higher rate than overall inflation. However, textbook prices, which have also been on an upward track, are another key part of college affordability.

  • Sheriff: Mastiff mauled, killed Big Rock woman Nov 15, 2012 2:54 PM
    A 44-year-old firefighter who was found dead in her Big Rock home earlier this week was mauled and killed by a mastiff, one of three dogs she owned, authorities said Wednesday. Dawn Brown was a veteran firefighgter at the Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District in Yorkville and also a part-time firefighter with the Big Rock Fire Protection District.

  • McHenry County College leads in enrollment increase Nov 9, 2012 11:53 AM
    McHenry County College had the highest rate of growth in head count and full-time equivalent enrollment in the last five years among all community colleges in Illinois, officials said. The fall student head count is up 33.9 percent — from 5,374 students in fall 2008 to 7,914 students now. MCC leads the pack of community colleges that posted five-year gains. In the Chicago suburbs,

  • Oberweis plans to focus on business retention to help 25th District Nov 8, 2012 3:29 PM
    Newly elected state senator Jim Oberweis reiterated Wednesday that he thinks the best thing he can do for residents of the 25th District is improve the climate for business in the state, saying that would "certainly help" people.

  • When it comes to Oberweis, just call him ‘senator’ Nov 7, 2012 12:46 AM
    Jim Oberweis will finally get to take an oath of office. The Sugar Grove Republican was the winner Tuesday in the race to become the state senator for the 25th District. With all precincts reporting, he defeated Democrat Corinne Pierog of St. Charles with 50,948 votes to 37,568, according to unofficial totals.

  • Hatcher leads Bernard in 50th State House Nov 6, 2012 9:38 PM
    Kay Hatcher has a comfortable lead over Andrew Bernard in the 50th State House District race Tuesday night.

  • Robber gets 12 years for Naperville pizzeria robbery Nov 5, 2012 5:03 PM
    An Oswego man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for robbing a Naperville pizzeria in January. Travis Gamble, 22, pleaded guilty in DuPage County court Friday and was sentenced by Judge George Bakalis, according to court records.

  • Top races in Kane County Nov 5, 2012 5:33 PM
    There are plenty of hot races in Kane County to keep an eye on Tuesday. We take a look at a few, along with state legislative races.

  • Pierog for 25th Senate Nov 2, 2012 4:40 AM
    An Elburn letter to the editor: Illinois faces many tough decisions — balancing its budget, pension reform, encouraging economic growth among them. That's why I'm supporting Corinne Pierog to serve us in Springfield from the 25th Senate District.

  • Hatcher, Bernard seek 50th State House District seat Nov 1, 2012 6:06 PM
    Republican Kay Hatcher of Yorkville seeks a third term representing the 50th District in the state house, and takes on Democrat Andrew Bernard of Batavia.

  • Yorkville death investigation continues Oct 26, 2012 10:07 PM
    Yorkville police continue to probe the deaths of a 35-year-old man and his 4-year-old son who were found inside their garage this week. "We were kind of hoping the coroner's office could give us something today," Police Chief Rich Hart said. "We just wanna be careful."

  • 4-year-old boy, man found dead in Yorkville home Oct 25, 2012 12:55 PM
    Police say a 4-year-old boy and a 35-year-old man were found dead in a home in Yorkville. The Aurora Beacon-News reports police said Thursday that officers found the man and boy Wednesday during a well-being check. The man was identified as Joseph R. Schmitt. Autopsies are scheduled for Friday. Police did not release additional information.

  • Grant programs make a difference to students Oct 23, 2012 11:09 AM
    The pursuit of grants provides colleges with a way to increase their impact on the local economy through immediate and long-term benefits as even more community members are given an opportunity to realize their full potential. Just last month, Waubonsee hosted U.S. Senator Dick Durbin at our downtown Aurora Campus to announce a new $2.8 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to serve displaced community residents.

  • Taxes, business, school funding on 50th House, 25th Senate forum agenda Oct 22, 2012 11:46 PM
    Candidates for the state House District 50 and Senate District 25 campaigned Monday at a League of Women Voters of Central Kane County forum in Geneva.

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