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  • Elgin CC hangs on to beat College of DuPage Nov 12, 2013 10:32 PM
    The Spartans survived. Elgin Community College’s women’s basketball team built a double-digit lead midway through the second half, then held on for dear life as College of DuPage staged a furious rally. When the dust settled, the Spartans hung on for a 66-64 nonconference victory at the Events Center in Elgin Tuesday night. Jordan Bartelt and Alexa Diaz scored 16 points apiece to lead ECC, which moved to 2-1 on the season. Breanna Venson had 12 points for COD.

     
  • Man robs Woodridge gas station Nov 6, 2013 9:09 PM
    A man robbed a Woodridge gas station Tuesday night and may be linked to similar armed robberies in DuPage and Cook counties, Woodridge police said.

     
  • Chef du jour: Pastry chef mentors online students Oct 28, 2013 3:27 PM
    After attending culinary school at the College of Dupage, pastry chef Susie Wolak worked as executive pastry chef for the Metropolitan Club in Chicago and at the Hilton in Northbrook. Now she shares her knowledge with students around the world at chef-mentor for the Hoffman Estates-based Escoffier Online Culinary Academy.

     
  • COD to build second homeland security training facility on campus Oct 22, 2013 5:37 AM
    College of DuPage is moving ahead with the second phase of its training center for emergency response agencies. The 35,000-square-foot Homeland Security Training Institute will be at the site of the college's Open Campus Center west of Lambert Road in Glen Ellyn. “It's long overdue,” said Mike Casey, the academy's director, who was hired in June after 26 years with the ATF. “I applaud Dr. Breuder for taking the initiative to see this gets completed.”

     
  • Wheaton College has playoffs in mind Oct 23, 2013 12:10 AM
    The Wheaton College football team is in a familiar position, but it is hoping to change the ending. Just as it was last year, the Thunder is ranked in the top 15 nationally with two of its toughest games to come. However, the team hopes to force its way into the playoffs and avoid being left on the outside looking in like it was last year.

     
  • COD picks familiar face as art center’s interim director Sep 23, 2013 5:33 PM
    A familiar face in the region’s performing arts community is about to take center stage at the College of DuPage. Diana Martinez, whose resume includes stops at Second City, the Paramount Theatre in Aurora and Pheasant Run in St. Charles, has been hired as the interim director of COD’s McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Aurora native wins 'Big Brother' Sep 19, 2013 8:21 AM
    In a controversial season marked by homophobic and racial slurs, openly gay contestant and Aurora native Andy Herren was named the winner of “Big Brother” Wednesday night.

     
  • Klaas retires as COD coach Sep 10, 2013 10:45 PM
    For the first time in 35 years Don Klaas will not be leading the men’s basketball team at College of DuPage. The Hall of Fame coach has announced his retirement, leaving as one of the winningest coaches in junior college history. During his tenure at COD, Klaas had a record of 743-382, highlighted by his Division III National Championship team in 2001-02, the same year he was awarded the National Coach of the Year. Klaas was so successful at COD the school named its home court for him. He was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001 and the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame the following year. The athletic department has given no hint as to who might succeed Klaas. While the regular season is still months away, the first scrimmages of the year usually take place in October. The Chaparrals are coming off a13-19 season. Wheaton College: Senior all-conference kick returner Justin Swider has been named the CCIW special teams player of the week. Swider helped lead Wheaton College to a 48-27 victory over Benedictine Saturday night with a combined return total of 146 yards and one touchdown. With his team down 13-10 in the second quarter, Swider returned a Benedictine kickoff 93 yards into the end zone. The touchdown gave the Thunder a lead that would never be given back. North Central: Following a dominating performance Saturday, North Central’s John Crain has been named NCAA Division III men’s cross country athlete of the week. In what may be a prelude to November, Crain finished the 5-mile course in 25:36, more than 15 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher at the Hanover College Madison Kiwanis Invitational. The Cardinals hope to return to this same course in November for the national championships, where they look to win a third consecutive championship. Crain, an All-America, helped lead North Central to the invitational team title as well as his individual title. This is the first year that the athlete of the week is being named at a national level. Benedictine: Two Benedictine athletes received conference recognition this week following strong performances. Both Candice Cuppini, volleyball, and Nikki Jhanji, soccer, were named NACC player of the week in their respective sport. Cuppini helped lead the Eagles to a weekend sweep of North Central and Lake Forest with a combined 36 kills. The Eagles beat North Central in straight sets then downed Lake Forest 3-1 to sweep the annual Red and Black Triangular. Jhanji, a senior forward for Benedictine, helped her team to a second-place finish at the Sal Vacarro tournament over the weekend. Jhanji scored three goals of her own during the tournament and was involved in all three goals during a 3-1 victory over North Central.

     
  • Willowbrook-area man gets jail, probation for having child porn Sep 4, 2013 1:42 PM
    A DuPage County man has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and four years of probation for aggravated child pornography possession, authorities said Wednesday. Andrew Quinn, 34, of the 17W300 block of Birnam Trail near Willowbrook, also must register as a sex offender, according to court records.

     
  • North Central returns high hopes for season Sep 3, 2013 11:22 PM
    The season hasn’t even started yet but already North Central has a target on its back. After a 2012 season that saw a share of the CCIW title, the automatic playoff bid and a trip to the second round in the playoffs, the Cardinals have been picked as the preseason conference favorite.

     
  • CLC links students, manufacturers Sep 2, 2013 8:10 AM
    College of Lake County is making a push to link students and graduates from its high-tech programs related to manufactuing to companies having problems finding skilled workers. “We continue to see and hear folks say, ‘I can’t find workers,’" said Richard Haney, CLC’s vice president for educational affairs. “And so we want to at least let them know, here’s an opportunity for you to find those workers.”

     
  • COD names new Homeland Security Center manager Aug 8, 2013 1:37 PM
    College of DuPage has named Michael Casey as the manager of the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy and the Homeland Security Education Center. Casey joined the College June 1 and brings with him an extensive background in law enforcement.

     
  • College of DuPage president named to U.S. Bank advisory board Aug 7, 2013 12:51 PM
    College of DuPage President Robert L. Breuder has been appointed to U.S. Bank’s advisory board in Chicago. Breuder has been president of College of DuPage since 2009, during which time the college has added 11 degree programs and 38 certificate programs.

     
  • Glen Ellyn’s Cleve Carney remembered as art lover, philanthropist Aug 6, 2013 6:00 PM
    Cleve Carney was a businessman, a veteran and a lover of the arts, but perhaps he’ll be best remembered for the impact he had on nonprofit organizations throughout DuPage County. The Glen Ellyn resident decided to give back after his success from years at the helm of Olsson Roofing Co. in Aurora and the former Bank of Batavia, donating money and volunteer hours to groups including the DuPage Community Foundation, College of DuPage, Elmhurst Art Museum, Morton Arboretum and B.R. Ryall YMCA.

     
  • Quinn evokes opposite reactions for single-county laws Aug 2, 2013 9:23 AM
    In one case, the DuPage County Board chairman welcomes Gov. Pat Quinn with open arms for the signing of a new law that helps just his county give the ax to some government agencies. In the other, the Lake County Board chairman is suing to block legislation Quinn signed that, in part, creates a new election commission for just his county. DuPage gets to eliminate governments; Lake County is fighting elimination of its clerk's election supervision.

     
  • Cops: Man exposed self at McDonald’s window in DuPage Aug 1, 2013 4:57 PM
    A Homer Glen man was charged with public indecency after he exposed himself at a McDonald’s drive-up window, DuPage County authorities said Thursday. Michael Senders, 33, of the 13000 block of Buttercup Court, could face up to a year in jail if convicted.

     
  • Curtain comes down on COD arts center director Jul 25, 2013 8:32 PM
    When Stephen Cummins looks back on his seven years at the helm of the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, he’ll think of all the artists, musicians and actors who have walked through the center’s doors. But he’ll especially remember the times when the center went out into the community.

     
  • New COD rules may threaten some part-time profs Jul 24, 2013 6:16 PM
    New employment rules at the College of DuPage have drawn fire from some part-time professors who fear they may soon be losing their jobs. The state’s largest community college will begin phasing out the employment of those instructors who are already receiving a pension through the State Universities Retirement System, which manages retirement benefits for 65 community colleges, state universities and other agencies in Illinois.

     
  • Editorial: Signs of a new era for Glen Ellyn, College of DuPage Jul 17, 2013 8:28 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial acknowledges positive signs that the College of DuPage and the village of Glen Ellyn have developed a cooperative spirit out of their once-dysfunctional relationship.

     
  • A new day for once-feuding Glen Ellyn and COD? Jul 14, 2013 1:29 AM
    Glen Ellyn Village President Alex Demos is confident that détente has been achieved in the relationship between the village and College of DuPage — which engaged in a protracted and expensive legal dispute over jurisdictional matters for more than two years. “We’re going to work together in every capacity,” he said. “It’s a beginning of a new relationship.”

     
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