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  • Oakton lecture tackles impact of estrogen Sep 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Discover how gender and sex steroid hormones affect a woman’s career path during a free lecture at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600, E. Golf Road.

     
  • Take a tour of Oakton’s Early Childhood Education Center Sep 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Choosing the right day care setting for your child isn’t easy — but Oakton’s Early Childhood Education Center may have a solution.

     
  • Curator Nathan Harpaz takes a closer look of a print made from the original Leon Garland painting hanging above it, called “Morgan Street.” Garland painted it in 1941.

    OCC's Koehnline Museum focuses on local artists to teach us about ourselvesSep 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College has made a name for itself as a place where Chicago area and Illinois artists get their due. On exhibit now: The Art of Leon and Sadie Garland, a married pair of artists who produced a large and important body of work.

     
  • RiverEdge Park hosts Fiestas Patrias Aurora, which features a concert by Paquita La Del Barrio and Alfred Bojorquez on Friday, Sept. 13, and then a parade and festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15.

    Best bets: Fox Valley celebrates Mexican culture Sep 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Enjoy the music and dancing of Mexico at Fiestas Patrias Aurora in RiverEdge Park. Take your dog for a walk during Morton Arboretum's Tails on the Trails hike. Or hop in your car for a good cause with the Famous Puzzler suburban road rally, taking off Saturday from Woodfield Mall.

     
  •  Musician Billy McLaughlin will perform Saturday, Sept. 21, at Oakton Community College.

    Guitarist Billy McLaughlin to perform at Oakton Sep 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Artist Billy McLaughlin – who overcame incredible medical odds to perform again on stage – kicks off Oakton’s Performing Arts season with a concert of his complex and rhythmic guitar music at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Studio One, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Documentary focuses on sexual assaults in the U.S. military Sep 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    The most shocking cover up in the United States military is not what you might expect: An estimated 30 percent of servicewomen are sexually assaulted during their enlistment. Learn more about this epidemic of violence in the armed forces at a free screening of “The Invisible War,” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the college’s Des Plaines campus, Room 1604, and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Ave., Room P103.

     
  • Waste management agency seeks public input Aug 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Concerned about garbage, recycling and other solid waste issues? The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County will conduct a series of informational meetings in September.

     
  • Oakton presents program on climate change Aug 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Faculty members from Oakton Community College, in coordination with Organizing for Action and The Climate Reality Project, will present a commentary on climate change Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the college’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

     
  • Consider debt in financial outlook Aug 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Glencoe letter to the editor: A focus on current reserves is similar to only focusing on the $10,000 in your savings account without considering your credit card debt of $13,000.

     
  • Vocalist Kimberly Church of Carpentersville is a finalist in Suburban Chicago's Got Talent. The top 10 will perform at the Taste of Arlington Heights on Saturday, Aug. 10, when the winner and Fan Favorite will be announced.

    Best bets: Suburban Chicago's Got Talent countdown Aug 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Find out which of the top 10 finalists of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent will be the grand prize winner on Saturday at the Taste of Arlington Heights at Vail Avenue and Campbell Street in downtown Arlington Heights. The contest's online Fan Favorite will also be announced after all the finalists perform. Also, comedian Tone Bell, formerly of the NBC sitcom “Whitney,” performs standup this weekend at Zanies Comedy Club in Rosemont.

     
  • Oakton hosts nanotechnology open house Jul 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Learn about career opportunities in the growing nanotechnology industry at a free open house 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug.9, hosted by Oakton Community College at the conference center of the Illinois Science + Technology Park, 8045 Lamon Ave., Skokie. The event will be repeated at the same time and location on Thursday, Aug. 15.

     
  •  This oil painting by Chicago artist Leon Garland entitled Hull House Courtyard, 1930-31, is part of an exhibit opening Thursday, Aug. 1, at Koehnline Museum at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines.

    Oakton’s Koehnline Museum features Chicago artists Jul 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art will open a new exhibit Thursday, Aug. 1, The Art of Leon and Sadie Garland. It is the first major exhibit celebrating this married artist couple, whose work captured Chicago and Europe during the early 20th century. An opening reception will be held the evening of Aug. 8.

     
  • Entries for Women’s Art Exhibition at Oakton due Aug. 8 Jul 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Female professional artists time is running out to submit entries in all media to Oakton Community College for “Bodies by Design: Modification, Coercion, and Resistance.” This juried art exhibition, co-sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and Women’s and Gender Studies at Oakton, will run Oct. 3-25. Entries are due by Thursday, Aug. 8. There is no fee.

     
  •  Karishma Brownlee, coordinator for Access, Equity and Student Rights at Oakton Community College

    Oakton welcomes new coordinator for access, equity Jul 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Karishma Brownlee, a resident of Waukegan, joined Oakton Community College recently as coordinator for access, equity and student rights, a newly created position. Brownlee will serve as an advocate for students’ rights, handle formal complaints of violations of the college’s code of conduct, engage with students to create a more inclusive college climate, and coordinate training for faculty, staff and students.

     
  • Oakton Community College to hold fundraiser at Rivers Casino Jul 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em at Scholar Chips, a glittering evening of entertainment at Rivers Casino hosted by Oakton Community College’s Educational Foundation to benefit student scholarships. Join the fun at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, in the casino, 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines. A limited number of tickets are available for $60.

     
  • Gina Crater-Lilja

    Libertyville entrepreneur puts fashion on wheels Jul 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    When a friend gave Gina Crater-Lilja a sweater as a gift, she asked where the friend bought it. Off a truck, the woman said. That’s hardly the answer Crater-Lilja expected. But she loved the sweater and looked into a growing trend on the West Coast that offers fashion stores on wheels. That’s where Crater-Lilja got the idea to create Fashion in Motion in Lake County a couple of months ago.

     
  • Audit: Suburban governments far from transparent Jul 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    When it comes to posting certain information on government websites that's readily available to the public, most suburban agencies have a long way to go before they'll be completely transparent, an audit from the Illinois Policy Institute has found. Of the 102 governmental agencies the institute audited, 70 posted scores of 60 points or below, a failing grade. “It's a missed opportunity to really engage the public to participate,” said Brian Costin, the institute's director of government reform.

     
  • The Bristol Renaissance Faire returns for the 2013 summer season starting Saturday, July 6.

    Best bets: Revel in Ren Faire fun once again Jul 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Revel in the re-created world of Elizabethan England when the Bristol Renaissance Faire returns for its summer season this weekend near Kenosha, Wis. Fans of Japanese comics and cartoons won't want to miss the weekend-long Third Annual Anime Midwest Convention complete with meet-and-greet star sessions, video game competitions and more at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont.

     
  • Oakton gets nanotechnology grant Jun 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Oakton Community College has received a $250,000 grant from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trus to educate industrial employees about the college’s nanotechnology program.

     
  •  Joe Walsh, of Palatine, was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s 2013 Division II Baseball All-American First Team.

    Oakton baseball player named to All-American First Team Jun 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    The National Junior College Athletic Association recently named Oakton Community College sophomore outfielder Joe Walsh, of Palatine, to its 2013 Division II Baseball All-American First Team. Walsh was one of only 12 players in the nation to be designated to this prestigious squad.

     
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