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  • Audit: Suburban governments far from transparent Jul 10, 2013 12:20 PM
    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.

  • Best bets: Revel in Ren Faire fun once again Jul 2, 2013 6:00 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 28, 2013 9:52 PM
    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.

  • Oakton baseball player named to All-American First Team Jun 25, 2013 3:25 PM
    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.

  • Oakton tutor honored for literacy efforts Jun 23, 2013 3:54 PM
    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, along with Dennis DeRossett, executive director of the Illinois Press Association, recently honored Oakton Community College tutor Robert Boone as a 2013 Spotlight on Service Award winner. The award recognizes outstanding volunteer tutors in Illinois literacy programs.

  • Two school buses collide in Des Plaines, minor injuries reported Jun 21, 2013 2:05 PM
    Two school buses carrying children from a Des Plaines Park District day camp bumped into each other Friday morning, causing minor injuries and damages, according to park district officials. Seven children were transported to multiple hospitals with injuries that paramedics characterized as minor.

  • Oakton Community College president receives Advocacy Award Jul 12, 2013 10:04 PM
    The Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) honored Oakton Community College President Margaret B. Lee, Ph.D., with its 2013 Advocacy Award at a special banquet held June 7 in Chicago. The tribute, first bestowed in 2006, is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in supporting the needs of students and the Illinois community college system.

  • Oakton holds summer lectures on popular topics Jun 9, 2013 4:11 PM
    Join local experts for the popular Passages Seminar, a series of potpourri lectures offered by the Emeritus Program at Oakton Community College. The 10-week session meets 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting June 11 at the Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

  • Oakton student trustee is recognized for excellence Jun 4, 2013 11:49 AM
    The Illinois Community College Trustees Association has named Theresa Bashiri-Remetio, of Park Ridge, as the recipient of its 2013 Gigi Campbell Student Trustee Excellence Award, which recognizes one outstanding student leader from Illinois community colleges.

  • Oakton receives grant to fund nanotechnology education May 30, 2013 1:12 PM
    The National Science Foundation has awarded Oakton Community College a $374,279 grant to introduce community college and high school students throughout the state to nanotechnology and potential careers in this emerging field.

  • Walsh bouncing back after scary mound moment May 30, 2013 8:37 PM
    Joe Walsh produced an unforgettable baseball season for Oakton College. But the former Palatine High School star has no recollection of how it ended May 12. The NJCAA Region IV Player of the Year had put together impressive numbers at the plate and on the mound. And Walsh needed just six more outs to preserve a 1-run lead in Region IV Division II Sectional Tournament title game at Black Hawk College in Moline. Walsh would not find himself mobbed by teammates and coaches celebrating a big victory, however. Instead, Walsh would be surrounded by a group of people genuinely concerned for his health and welfare.

  • Oakton receives grant to fund nanotechnology education May 22, 2013 3:49 PM
    Oakton Community College has received a $374,279 grant from the National Science Foundation to educate college and high school students in the emerging field of nanotechnology.

  • Oakton board seats new officers May 21, 2013 5:50 AM
    The Oakton Community College board of trustees seated new members and officers for 2013-14 earlier this month. Joan W. DiLeonardi, of Des Plaines, who was re-elected for a six-year term in April, was named the new chair, replacing Jody Wadhwa of Northbrook.

  • Eve from 'Days' still a tough girl from suburbs May 21, 2013 5:01 AM
    On television, Winnetka native Charlotte Ross is often cast as an aggressive, and, shall we say, not-so-nice woman. She's no pushover in her latest role, either, as Olivia Vincent, the shrewd dance squad director on "Hit the Floor." The sexy new series debuts May 27 on VH1. "I gravitate to strong women roles," said Ross, 45. "I've played many variations of Eve Donovan.

  • Best bets: Get rolling with The Stones at United Center May 21, 2013 6:33 AM
    Who knew that The Rolling Stones would still be rocking after 50 years. Catch up with these rock legends starting Tuesday, May 28, for three "50 and Counting" tour concerts at the United Center. See acrobats, clowns, contortionists and more when the Piccadilly Circus arrives at the DuPage County Expo Center in St. Charles this weekend. The Butterflies & Blooms exhibition returns this weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

  • Goranson aims to get it going at Oakton May 20, 2013 8:04 PM
    A familiar name in local softball circles is taking over the reins of the Oakton College softball program. Jim Goranson, the only father who has had two daughters serve as honorary captains for the Daily Herald Cook County all-area softball team, will direct the Des Plaines junior college team.

  • Motorola’s longest employee part of legendary products May 20, 2013 5:38 AM
    Kukec's People features 91-year-old Chester Matusek, a 57-year employee at Motorola Inc. and now Motorola Solutions. He's survived massive layoffs, technology evolutions, and multiple CEOs. Over the years, he has worked on metals and molds to help shape some of the company's legendary devices, from the first cell phone to other products. He's now repairing devices, such as World War II walkie talkies for the company's museum. And he plans to continue working.

  • Hackathon aims to solve traffic problems around region May 16, 2013 2:09 PM
    Typically, when you hear the term "hackathon," you picture computer geeks sitting in a large room, rifling through untold number of passwords or other avenues to break into secret websites or files during a competition. That's not exactly the case with the first Logistics Hackathon, an all-day technology-driven work session, on Saturday at the Merchandise Mart.

  • Best bets: 'Cesare' hits the big screen Apr 23, 2013 6:00 AM
    Sir David McVicar's "Giulio Cesare" will appear in simulcast at select suburban movie theaters as part of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series. If your thing is less opera and more "out of this world," C2E2 brings comic books, sci-fi and pop culture idols to the McCormick Place in Chicago. And if your youngsters need a Sesame Street Live fix, "Elmo Makes Music" comes to the Rosemont Theatre next week.

  • 10 area townships accepting Paint-A-Thon applicants Apr 21, 2013 12:22 PM
    Applications are currently being accepted for the 26th Annual Community Paint-A-Thon on Saturday, Sept. 7. Under the program, volunteer teams are matched to do the scraping, priming and painting of eligible houses for free.

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