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  • Hoffman entrepreneur raises bar with new non-alcoholic drink product Apr 21, 2014 5:09 AM
    Kukec's People column features Adam Leja of Hoffman Estates who survived a crash involving a drunk driver and had to let go of his dream to becoming a baseball star. Instead, he has become an entrepreneur and founded a company that produces a non-alcoholic drink.

     
  • GlenOaks Hospital carpenter builds career Mar 10, 2014 7:05 AM
    Angie De Christopher has always felt that being a carpenter was a natural path for her. But being the only woman on a work crew, especially when constructing commercial buildings over the years, often brought different reactions. “Sometimes it’s been tough, because I felt like I always had to prove myself,” said De Christopher, 45, of Burr Ridge. “But once they saw I could hold my own, I was accepted,” she said.

     
  • Keb’ Mo’ goes acoustic for DuPage concert Feb 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    A lot can change in 20 years, but inspiration still comes easy for Kevin Moore. “I love music and I love life and I love telling stories,” the Grammy-winning bluesman, better known as Keb’ Mo’, said in a recent interview. Moore’s performance Saturday at College of DuPage catches the renowned singer-songwriter in a reflective mood. This year marks the 20th anniversary of his self-titled debut under the nickname Keb’ Mo’ — a critically acclaimed album that started him on a path to become one of today’s most respected roots musicians.

     
  • Cleve Carney Art Gallery opening at College of DuPage Feb 5, 2014 9:04 PM
    Visitors can get a sneak peek Thursday of the new Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the McAninch Arts Center on the College of DuPage's Glen Ellyn campus. The 1,850-square-foot gallery is part of the 14-month, $35 million MAC renovation and opens its doors from noon until 2 p.m. for a preview of its inaugural exhibition, “Selection of Artworks from the Cleve Carney Collection.”

     
  • Darr wants to spread WINGS nationwide to help domestic abuse victims Jan 27, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Rebecca Darr, who helps countless victims of domestic abuse through WINGS, is in the midst of expanding the shelter in Chicago and plans to go national in a couple of years.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Four suburban women charged in student loan scam Jan 17, 2014 4:37 PM
    Four women are facing student loan and identity theft charges following an investigation by College of DuPage, Illinois Attorney General and the U.S. Secret Service. The four are accused of co-opting strangers' identities to steal more than $100,000 in financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.

     
  • Suburban buildings among those honored for best design Jan 9, 2014 6:54 PM
    The Hanover Park Police Department, Schaumburg Township Library District and the College of DuPage were among the honorees when the American Institute of Architects Northeast Illinois Chapter handed out its 2013 Excellence in Design and Merit in Design awards. In all, 10 projects out of 59 entries submitted from across the region received awards.

     
  • Curtain comes down on COD's Buffalo Theatre Ensemble — for now Dec 13, 2013 10:23 AM
    As the College of DuPage prepares to unveil its renovated McAninch Arts Center later this month, a staple of entertainment at the college for 27 years is shutting down the rest of its season. The Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, a professional theatre in residence at the college's Glen Ellyn campus since 1987, has canceled the last two shows of its season as it explores a more sustainable funding model with the college.

     
  • Health care panel discusses consequences of Obamacare Dec 7, 2013 5:22 PM
    A few dozen people turned out Saturday afternoon to share their concerns with the health care overhaul known as Obamacare and find out what the future might hold for them in terms of insurance costs and coverage. The forum was held at College of DuPage.

     
  • Group coming to Glen Ellyn to focus on insurance cancellations Dec 6, 2013 10:49 AM
    A group focusing on people whose insurance has been canceled due to Affordable Care Act requirements is coming to College of DuPage’s Glen Ellyn campus. The nonprofit group called Independent Women’s Voice will launch its “My Cancellation” town-hall tour Saturday to answer questions and “give a voice” to those with canceled health insurance policies, organizers say.

     
  • Child model from Mount Prospect now has agency of her own Dec 2, 2013 5:58 AM
    Kukec's People features John MacLeod of Kenilworth, who is heading up a new concept in 24/7 news broadcasting, an app that provides local news to your mobile device.

     
  • College of DuPage's renovated McAninch center almost ready Nov 25, 2013 6:42 AM
    The finishing touches are being put on a 14-month, $35 million renovation at the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center that marks the biggest improvement project in the facility's 25-year history. More than 1.5 million people have viewed live performances at the MAC since the “community jewel” opened in 1986, officials say, but never before has the facility undergone such a makeover.

     
  • Despite concerns, COD makes room for Chick-fil-A Nov 22, 2013 8:16 PM
    Despite objections from several students and concerns from some trustees, Chick-fil-A could be serving food by January on the College of DuPage’s Glen Ellyn campus. The school’s board of trustees voted 4-3 to approve a contract amendment that includes it. “While those issues were raised, we were left with the idea that Sodexo had values that were the same as COD," a VP said.

     
  • The McAninch Arts Center sets grand opening, 2014 season Nov 20, 2013 12:01 AM
    The McAninch Arts Center on the College of DuPage campus announced it will reopen in February after a 14-month, $35 million renovation. Grammy Award-winner Kep Mo performs at the official reopening on Feb. 8, 2014. The grand opening celebration takes place on March 8, 2014 with headliner Jim Belushi and The Chicago Board of Comedy

     
  • Nybo joins race to succeed Dillard Nov 18, 2013 6:02 PM
    Former state Rep. Chris Nybo says he’s joining the Republican primary race to succeed Sen. Kirk Dillard in the Illinois Senate. Nybo will take on state Rep. Dennis Reboletti, a fellow Elmhurst Republican, in the race. Reboletti announced his candidacy in September.

     
  • COD bucks trend with 3.3% enrollment boost Nov 14, 2013 3:33 PM
    Enrollment climbed 3.3 percent over the past five years at the College of DuPage, bucking a statewide trend showing declines at most community colleges. A report by the Illinois Community College Board indicates COD was one of just three of the state’s 39 community college districts to see an enrollment increase among full-time equivalent students between 2009 and 2013.

     
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