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  • COD names permanent MAC director Jan 24, 2014 5:46 PM
    Diana Martinez, once the director of Aurora’s Paramount Theatre and since September the interim director of College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center, has been named the MAC’s permanent director. The announcement concludes a national search conducted over the past five months led by Daniel E. Lloyd, COD’s dean of liberal arts.

     
  • Neuqua Valley takes away West Chicago’s momentum Jan 25, 2014 12:15 AM
    It is an exciting time for West Chicago boys athletics. The school just hired a football coach, Ted Monken, steeped in tradition and playoff appearances. The basketball team has double-figure wins for the first time since 2004-05 led by a player, John Konchar, seeking the program points record held by his coach, Bill Recchia.

     
  • Waubonsie Valley downs Bartlett Jan 24, 2014 10:33 PM
    On a cold and blustery night, the only thing warming the gym at Bartlett was the heat of the fans in attendance. Both teams shot under 40 percent and combined to hit just 2 of the 26 3-pointers they took. With the Upstate Eight Valley Division up in the air, a win for either team would help them gain footing for a shot at the title. Unfortunately for the host Hawks, the ball did not bounce in their favor, falling to Waubonsie Valley 39-29 Friday night.

     
  • Future of art at College of DuPage still in limbo Jan 24, 2014 5:30 AM
    A 40-by-12 foot ceramic mural that once adorned the wall of College of DuPage's Physical Education Building continues to come up in discussion there — even when it's not scheduled for debate. At Thursday's board meeting Trustee Nancy Svoboda questioned why discussion of the mural's future was not on the agenda.

     
  • Bartlett routs Waubonsie Valley Jan 23, 2014 10:43 PM
    The Bartlett girls basketball team missed its first nine shots Thursday night against Waubonsie Valley. No worries. The Hawks heated up after that, making 19 of 38 the rest of the way to come away with a dominating 56-25 win in Upstate Eight Valley action at Bartlett.

     
  • COD aiming to promote recruitment, retention of black students Jan 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    The College of DuPage is launching an initiative officials say is specifically aimed at boosting enrollment, academic success and retention of black students. The announcement came as President Obama on Thursday kicks off a national campaign to encourage more low-income students to attend college.

     
  • Batavia defeats Waubonsie Valley/Metea Valley co-op Jan 23, 2014 11:03 PM
    There was a rescheduled Upstate Eight Conference girls gymnastics meet in Naperville on Thursday night, but in a lot of ways it was looked at as an extended practice, or a mock meet, for what lies ahead next Thursday — the UEC meet itself.

     
  • Images: Waubonsie Valley vs. Bartlett girls basketball Jan 23, 2014 8:56 PM
    Bartlett hosted Waubonsie Valley in a girls basketball matchup Thursday night in Bartlett.

     
  • St. Francis showing respect for its past Jan 23, 2014 10:08 PM
    Among St. Francis coach Bob Ward’s many facets is a respect and appreciation for Illinois basketball history, taking special pride in local boys, and men, made good.

     
  • Waubonsee plans for new year and beyond Jan 22, 2014 3:32 PM
    At Waubonsee Community College, we are looking forward to what 2014 will bring, but we are also looking further ahead, to prepare the college to continue to meet the educational and lifelong learning needs of our students for the next decade and beyond.

     
  • Neuqua Valley grad Ciesiulka, Fire get their wish Jan 21, 2014 8:08 PM
    Unable to sign Bryan Ciesiulka to a homegrown player contract, the Chicago Fire hoped he would sneak through to the club in the MLS SuperDraft.

     
  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Jan 21, 2014 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring the best from girls basketball, wrestling, swimming, gymnastics and boys basketball.

     
  • Mario Tricoci shares business tips at College of DuPage Jan 21, 2014 5:50 PM
    In the world of business, salon owner and entrepreneur Mario Tricoci says, it almost always pays to make your own breaks. “The opportunity you get is the opportunity you make,” Tricoci said Tuesday during an appearance at the College of DuPage, where he discussed his career in the beauty industry and the challenges he overcame to build his brand and reputation.

     
  • Toasty Tales celebrates fun of reading in Naperville Jan 27, 2014 4:51 PM
    Gregory Middle School in Naperville recently hosted its first family reading night, drawing roughly 275 people for Toasty Tales, an evening of literacy-themed activities. “Everything we do comes back in some way to reading,” Bevan said. “The variety of activities we had really showcased how important literacy is and that things that involve literacy are fun.”

     
  • Neuqua Valley overcomes fear of Trinity Jan 20, 2014 11:20 PM
    The Neuqua Valley coaches may not have liked the expressions on their players’ faces at halftime Monday night, but they sure had to like all the smiles they saw afterward.

     
  • Glenbard North gets to work Jan 18, 2014 11:06 PM
    Coaches and wrestlers agreed after this year’s version of the Neuqua Valley Mega Dual on Saturday that if it’s wanting to be tested as a team or as an individual wrestler, it’s the meet to be competing in.

     
  • Season-best score earns Lake Park second place Jan 18, 2014 10:40 PM
    There really wasn’t any doubt that Prairie Ridge co-op would win Saturday’s Neuqua Valley Invite.

     
  • The Soapbox Jan 18, 2014 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors are talking about school transparency, nice new roads and the suburbs' Olympic hopefuls, among other things.

     
  • Waubonsie Valley falters against South Elgin Jan 17, 2014 11:27 PM
    In a chippy, physical battle the South Elgin Storm girls basketball team took care of the Waubonsie Valley Warriors with a 43-30 road victory on Friday night.

     
  • Neuqua Valley converts turnovers to points Jan 17, 2014 10:40 PM
    When Neuqua Valley was forcing turnovers against Metea Valley on Friday night in Naperville, it opened up its lead. When the visiting Mustangs could break the Neuqua press, they cut into the lead. Neuqua Valley forced 31 Metea Valley turnovers in the Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division girls basketball game, running away with a 56-37 victory.

     
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