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  • Senior Star at Weber Place and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital Present Age Related Cardiac Disease Lecture Feb 12, 2015 5:24 PM
    ROMEOVILLE, IL (February 11, 2015) – Senior Star at Weber Place is pleased to host Dr. James McMahon, MD, of Adventist Heart and Vascular, for an informative lecture on Age Related Cardiac Disease at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25 at 605 South Edward Drive in Romeoville. Dr. McMahon is the medical director of cardiology at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. A graduate of Notre Dame University and Loyola University Medical School, Dr. McMahon is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, vascular medicine and technology. “February is American Heart Month, which is why we feel fortunate to have a medical expert like Dr. McMahon educating our residents, staff and the public about cardiac disease,” said Michelle Franzak, executive director of Senior Star at Weber Place. “Our ongoing relationship with Bolingbrook Adventist Hospital has been vital in addressing a proactive approach to living well.” Following the lecture, attendees are invited to stay for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Seats are limited. Please RSVP no later than February 24 by calling 815.676.5776. For more information about Senior Star at Weber Place or to schedule a tour, call 815.676.5776 or visit the website at www.seniorstar.com. About Senior Star at Weber Place Senior Star at Weber Place, a Senior Star community, features 346 modernly decorated apartments spanning across 29 acres of beautifully landscaped property with many customized amenities to offer its residents in three distinctive living experiences: independent living, assisted living and memory care. For more information, visit www.seniorstar.com. ###

     
  • Drew Peterson charged with plotting to kill prosecutor Feb 10, 2015 2:45 PM
    Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in the disappearance his fourth, has been charged with trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison, authorities announced Monday. Peterson appeared in court on charges that between September 2013 and December 2014, while behind bars, he solicited a person to find someone he could pay to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. Peterson did not enter a plea.

     
  • Local Soroptimist Club Offers GED Grant Feb 9, 2015 4:56 PM
    Chicago Suburbs —Women who currently attend G.E.D. courses and who are seeking financial assistance to complete certification can now obtain an application for this award. The G.E.D. Grant is Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago’s cash award that honors the women completing their equivalency to improve their lives and those of their family. Applications are available by contacting Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago (SISC) via e-mail at siofsuburban.chicago@soroptimist.net . SISC will give two cash awards that cover the cost of the test. Deadline for completed applications is April 1, 2015. The winners will be honored at a luncheon in May where their checks and grant certificates will be awarded. Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago is a volunteer organization for business and professional women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Founded in 1989, the Suburban Chicago club is part of Soroptimist International which has over 90,000 members in more than 120 countries and territories who contribute time and financial support to community-based projects that benefit women. In addition to the G.E.D. Grant, Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago has three additional awards for women and girls. For more information about the awards, our local programs and Soroptimism visit our web site at si-suburbanchicago.org .

     
  • Healthy Lombard Will Honor Four Health Heroes at February 28 Fitness Fair Feb 9, 2015 4:51 PM
    Healthy Lombard is pleased to announce it has selected four Health Heroes for 2015. They are Geoff Cottrell (Lombard), Matt McGrath (Woodridge), Donna Nosek (Lombard), and the Westin Hotel of Lombard. The award honors individuals and worksites that have made a noticeable effort to improve their personal health and wellness during the past year, or that have made positive, healthy changes in their work environments. The award winners will be recognized at the 2015 Healthy Lombard Fitness February Fair, February 28, 2015 at the Yorktown Center Mall at 1:20 p.m. from representatives of the Kiwanis Club of Lombard, which is sponsoring the awards, and Supernova, the Chicago Red Stars Soccer Team’s Mascot. All members of the greater Lombard area community are invited to attend The Fitness February Fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It will feature health-related displays, free health screenings, and the opportunity to participate in interactive presentations. The main sponsors of this fun health and fitness event are Adventist Health Partners, Balance Weight Loss Centers, and Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group. In addition to 37 exhibitors, there will be stage performances that will change every 20 minutes and are being sponsored by Elite Training. There will also be a jump rope and a hula-hoop contest. Other Healthy Lombard Partners who have provided financial supports of this event include Bob Goldin State Farm Insurance, DuPage Medical Group, Fit4Mom, Health Track Sports and Wellness, Juice Plus, Lexington Square of Lombard, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Lombard Lilac VFW Post 5815, Lombard Park District, Lombard Pharmacy, NxStage Kidney Care, Points To Wellness, Inc., Premier Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Revolution Physical Therapy & Weight Loss, and Sky Centers Martial Arts. Healthy Lombard is a 501c3 Foundation established in 2009 to address childhood obesity and promote a healthy lifestyle for everyone, through its “Triple A” approach of Awareness, Activities and Achievement. Questions or requests for additional information can be directed to jay@healthylombard.com

     
  • Nominations Accepted for 2015 Woman of Distinction Feb 5, 2015 4:15 PM
    In celebration of Women’s History Month, College of DuPage is accepting nominations for the 2015 Woman of Distinction Award. Named for former COD History Professor Adade Wheeler, the award has been given annually since 1983 to individuals who have made significant contributions to the personal and professional advancement of women through education, advocacy and motivation. Nominees must reside, work or volunteer within Community College District 502. Priority is placed on activities that are beyond the scope of the workplace. Nominations must be received by Monday, March 3. Forms are available by clicking here. The Award Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Jean Cravens at cravens@cod.edu or Julia diLiberti at dilibert@cod.edu.

     
  • Presidents’ Issue New Report on Granting Baccalaureate Degrees for Various Fields Feb 5, 2015 4:17 PM
    Illinois Council of Community College Presidents NORMAL Illinois community college presidents approved a recommendation urging the community college system be allowed to grant four-year baccalaureate degrees for nursing and other applied career areas at their meeting on Friday, January 30. “This recommendation, which took nearly one year to study and prepare, shows our community colleges can be the place where students can earn the degrees close to home which is important to their families and communities,” said Thomas Choice, the president of the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents. The study recommends community colleges be authorized to grant four-year degrees for applied careers and nursing degrees. Illinois would join 21 others states already offering these four-year degrees. Illinois officials have discussed the concept and experiences for families in other states for several years. “Our study indicates many employers across the state need a workforce with a higher level of education. Community colleges are uniquely positioned with their strong industry and workforce relationships to provide these programs” said Carl Sandberg College President Lori Sundberg. Sundberg chaired the committee that wrote the report. The Council will work with the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the legislature to ensure the necessary steps to move forward. Choice, who is president of Kishwaukee College in Malta Illinois, noted the report recommends the addition of these programs be managed without any additional state funding. It is anticipated that the variable tuition program already used by many community colleges for career and technical degrees would be used for these four-year degrees. The applied baccalaureate degrees would cover fields like automotive, respiratory therapy and dental hygiene among others.

     
  • COD to Offer ‘Valentines for Veterans’ Free Photo Portraits on Feb. 7 Feb 5, 2015 4:03 PM
    The College of DuPage Photography Club will take free Valentine portraits of military families on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the McAninch Arts Center, Room 276, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn. During this event, photography student volunteers will provide a free 20-minute professional portrait session for military families. Participants will leave with a compact disc of images to send to their loved ones in the armed forces. Reservations are required. To sign up, please email JoAnn Hartley at hartleyj104@dupage.edu. For more information, please contact Professor of Photography Terry Vitacco.

     
  • College of DuPage Reaches Historic Headcount and FTE Spring Enrollment Feb 5, 2015 4:19 PM
    Continuing to buck regional and national trends, College of DuPage has recorded its highest-ever spring Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and total credit headcount enrollment in the College’s 48-year history. The College’s net 10th day FTE is 15,952, up 2.1 percent over last spring. In addition, the College’s net credit headcount (full- and part-time students) is 29,108, up 3.6 percent compared to spring 2014 semester. “These numbers speak volumes,” said COD President Dr. Robert L. Breuder. “College of DuPage employees have accomplished an impressive number of achievements over the past six years, which has resulted in a continued upward enrollment trend in the face of state and national decreases.” Last month, College of DuPage was named the fastest-growing community college in the nation outside of California by Community College Week in a study with data gathered by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, a recent report from the Illinois Community College Board noted that of the 39 community college districts in Illinois, College of DuPage is the only district to grow Full-Time Equivalent enrollment over the past five years. “At a time when an educational return on investment is more important than ever, we have maintained a pulse on local, state and national workforce trends to offer students solid programming options that result in high-paying jobs and promotions through increased credentials,” Dr. Breuder said. “We have differentiated ourselves through our programs, faculty, facilities and innovation. This historic enrollment substantiates our hard work.” Over the past six years, the College has implemented nearly 70 new ICCB-approved certificates and degrees, has significantly strengthened its financial position and recently completed $550 million in campus improvements. In addition, the College has created new programming with six partner universities to offer 12 bachelor degrees on COD’s campus through its 3+1 program, has increased fundraising from $1.2 million a few years ago to more than $5 million last year, and continues to spearhead the issue of two-year colleges offering specialized baccalaureate degrees. “The value College of DuPage provides students and the community is unquestionable,” said COD Chairman Erin Birt. “We continue to differentiate ourselves by offering innovative, timely, accessible and affordable programming. Through hard work and strategic planning, we are realizing our vision of becoming the primary college district residents choose for high quality education.” Among the state’s public colleges and universities, College of DuPage, with more than 28,000 students, is the second largest provider of undergraduate education in the State of Illinois, after University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information, please call Joe Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at (630) 991-6557 or moorej7718@cod.edu.

     
  • It May Be Winter, but Spring is in the Air at COD Feb 5, 2015 4:01 PM
    Chicago’s wintry mix offers a beautiful winter landscape for the College of DuPage Glen Ellyn campus. Click here for more photos. Weathering some recent high and low temperatures, students are back for spring semester, which began Jan. 14. Registration is still open for spring, with a 12-week session and second 8-week session starting Feb. 5 and March 10, respectively. For more information, call (630) 942-2377 or register online through myACCESS. (Press Photography Network/ Special to College of DuPage)

     
  • Art show at Lisle Savings Bank to raise funds for Benedictine scholarship Feb 5, 2015 4:21 PM
    The artwork features photographs from students in senior lecturer Vince Lucarelli’s Digital Photography class that is currently on display through February 27 in the bank’s recently unveiled “Gallery on Main.” Located at 4720 Main Street in downtown Lisle, the Gallery on Main is part of the bank’s plan to turn its obsolete walk-up area into a community space focused on promoting the work of local students and artists. The public is invited to a reception from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21 at the Gallery on Main to view and purchase any of the student images on display. Light refreshments will be served and Lucarelli and William Scarlato, professor of Fine Arts at Benedictine, will be available to offer their insights into the artwork. Benedictine’s longstanding presence in the community and the need to help students manage college expenses, made it a natural choice for one of the gallery’s first exhibits, said Barb Richards, marketing and community relations director for the Lisle Savings Bank. “It has always been in the bank’s core values to promote education, and it is our intention that the gallery be used with the intention of promoting students and their work,” Richards said. Benedictine’s Fine Arts Award was established to recognize and appreciate the time, talent and dedication of Fine Arts and Studio Art majors. The artwork on display includes several semesters of student work. Interested buyers may purchase artwork at $50 per piece. For more information, contact Richards at (630) 432-6044.

     
  • GLMV Chamber Names 2015 board of directors Feb 16, 2015 1:41 PM
    The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce named its 2015 board of directors.

     
  • While shoveling snow … watch your back Feb 5, 2015 6:20 PM
    With the large amount of snow on our driveways, and the plows doing their job of cleaning the street and depositing a second helping in front of your driveway, all of us need to be concern of our health, when shoveling the snow around our homes. First, you need to know whether you’re healthy enough to perform activities of snow shoveling, because it increases stress to your heart and cardiovascular, that many individuals are not aware, and can often cause a sudden heart attack, following the activity.

     
  • Take a trip around the world at the 4-H International Festival Feb 12, 2015 1:26 PM
    Each year, the Lake County 4-H Clubs choose countries to learn about and create in-depth displays.

     
  • PM Prime Steakhouse Hosts Supper Club Events Feb 5, 2015 9:46 AM
    Don your fedora or your pill box hat and get ready for the PM Prime Supper Club. Guests will step back in time to an era of straight-up martinis, silk suits and the sounds of Sinatra crooning in the background.

     
  • LifeSource calls for blood donation awareness during Black History Month Feb 3, 2015 10:48 AM
    In honor of Black History Month, LifeSource is highlighting the importance of blood donation among African-Americans. Thirty-seven percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet fewer than 10 percent actually donate. Less than one percent of these blood donations are from African-Americans.

     
  • Free 2014 Tax Return Preparation in Naperville Starting February 28, 2015 Feb 3, 2015 5:02 PM
    Free Tax Return Assistance for Low Income Families and Individuals Taxpayers with incomes up to $53,000 are eligible to participate For the 18th consecutive year, there will be a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site operating during this tax filing season at the Nichols Library branch of the Naperville Public Library (200 W Jefferson St, Naperville). This year’s VITA program will operate on the following dates: February 28 and March 7, 21 and 28 from 9:00 AM until Noon. Clients will be assisted in the order of their arrival as reservations are not accepted. The program is designed to benefit individuals and families of low-to-moderate income who would like help in completing their 2014 Federal and Illinois state income tax returns. This IRS-affiliated VITA site is sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Greater DuPage and Benedictine University. The aim of the program is to ensure that eligible taxpayers receive the tax benefits that have been created to aid lower income families. Last year, the site’s clients filed for over $150,000 in income tax refunds with the assistance of our volunteers. The VITA program in Naperville is staffed by business students from Benedictine University and community members, who must complete training and IRS certification in order to qualify as tax preparers. The program is overseen by accounting professionals and Benedictine University faculty members. Those who are interested in receiving help with the preparation of their 2014 Federal and Illinois State tax returns should bring proof of identification and tax information such as: W-2 forms, 1099 forms, property tax bill, copies of last year’s tax returns, bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit of refunds, and any other relevant income and expense information. This year participants must bring proof of health care coverage: either Form 1095 or Affordable Health Care statement. Those with questions should call Mike Domagola of the Notre Dame Club at (630)-717-0439 for more information.

     
  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

     
  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at kohlskids.com. “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

     
  • Benedictine will host fall open houses for prospective adult students Feb 2, 2015 4:59 PM
    Lisle, Illinois ~Adult students seeking to advance their careers should attend an open house at Benedictine University to learn how to earn an affordable, advanced degree from a university with a long history of educating values-based leaders. Benedictine is inviting interested students to attend an Adult and Graduate Open House from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10 and Tuesday, March 10 at the Bellwood Learning Center located at 407 N. Mannheim Road in Bellwood or on Thursday, February 12 and Tuesday, March 10 at the National Moser Center for Adult Learning located at 1832 Centre Point Circle, Suite 102 in Naperville. During the event, attendees can meet with an admissions counselor to review program requirements and get an overview of the University’s adult programs. Prospective students can earn a degree in two years or less in an accelerated evening format or earn a certificate that will enhance their career through Benedictine’s fully online certificate programs. The admissions application fee is waived for open house attendees. Classes are forming in Naperville and Bellwood. The University provides affordable and convenient courses with evening and weekend classes taught by experts who are practicing professionals. The curriculum is values-based, hands-on and promises to challenge students in practical, real-world scenarios and inspire the next generation of global leaders. Graduates are prepared to lead within their organizations or become innovative entrepreneurs who will successfully integrate within the world market while adding social value that makes a difference. The National Moser Center was established to make Benedictine’s strong values-based education available to more nontraditional adult undergraduate and graduate students. It promises to provide adult students throughout the country with accessible, affordable and applicable private higher education opportunities. Classes are forming now for the following programs: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts in Management, Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership and English as a Second Language Endorsement, among others. For a full listing of programs, please visit ben.edu/moser/undergraduate/ or ben.edu/moser/graduate/. To learn more about degree and certificate programs at the National Moser Center and to RSVP for this event, call (877) 353-9622 or email adultenrollment@ben.edu ���q��

     
  • County fairs contribute to local economies Feb 2, 2015 1:41 PM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

     
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