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  • College of DuPage Reaches Historic Headcount and FTE Spring Enrollment Feb 5, 2015 4:19 PM
    Continuing to buck regional and national trends, College of DuPage has recorded its highest-ever spring Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and total credit headcount enrollment in the College’s 48-year history. The College’s net 10th day FTE is 15,952, up 2.1 percent over last spring. In addition, the College’s net credit headcount (full- and part-time students) is 29,108, up 3.6 percent compared to spring 2014 semester. “These numbers speak volumes,” said COD President Dr. Robert L. Breuder. “College of DuPage employees have accomplished an impressive number of achievements over the past six years, which has resulted in a continued upward enrollment trend in the face of state and national decreases.” Last month, College of DuPage was named the fastest-growing community college in the nation outside of California by Community College Week in a study with data gathered by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, a recent report from the Illinois Community College Board noted that of the 39 community college districts in Illinois, College of DuPage is the only district to grow Full-Time Equivalent enrollment over the past five years. “At a time when an educational return on investment is more important than ever, we have maintained a pulse on local, state and national workforce trends to offer students solid programming options that result in high-paying jobs and promotions through increased credentials,” Dr. Breuder said. “We have differentiated ourselves through our programs, faculty, facilities and innovation. This historic enrollment substantiates our hard work.” Over the past six years, the College has implemented nearly 70 new ICCB-approved certificates and degrees, has significantly strengthened its financial position and recently completed $550 million in campus improvements. In addition, the College has created new programming with six partner universities to offer 12 bachelor degrees on COD’s campus through its 3+1 program, has increased fundraising from $1.2 million a few years ago to more than $5 million last year, and continues to spearhead the issue of two-year colleges offering specialized baccalaureate degrees. “The value College of DuPage provides students and the community is unquestionable,” said COD Chairman Erin Birt. “We continue to differentiate ourselves by offering innovative, timely, accessible and affordable programming. Through hard work and strategic planning, we are realizing our vision of becoming the primary college district residents choose for high quality education.” Among the state’s public colleges and universities, College of DuPage, with more than 28,000 students, is the second largest provider of undergraduate education in the State of Illinois, after University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information, please call Joe Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at (630) 991-6557 or

  • It May Be Winter, but Spring is in the Air at COD Feb 5, 2015 4:01 PM
    Chicago’s wintry mix offers a beautiful winter landscape for the College of DuPage Glen Ellyn campus. Click here for more photos. Weathering some recent high and low temperatures, students are back for spring semester, which began Jan. 14. Registration is still open for spring, with a 12-week session and second 8-week session starting Feb. 5 and March 10, respectively. For more information, call (630) 942-2377 or register online through myACCESS. (Press Photography Network/ Special to College of DuPage)

  • Art show at Lisle Savings Bank to raise funds for Benedictine scholarship Feb 5, 2015 4:21 PM
    The artwork features photographs from students in senior lecturer Vince Lucarelli’s Digital Photography class that is currently on display through February 27 in the bank’s recently unveiled “Gallery on Main.” Located at 4720 Main Street in downtown Lisle, the Gallery on Main is part of the bank’s plan to turn its obsolete walk-up area into a community space focused on promoting the work of local students and artists. The public is invited to a reception from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21 at the Gallery on Main to view and purchase any of the student images on display. Light refreshments will be served and Lucarelli and William Scarlato, professor of Fine Arts at Benedictine, will be available to offer their insights into the artwork. Benedictine’s longstanding presence in the community and the need to help students manage college expenses, made it a natural choice for one of the gallery’s first exhibits, said Barb Richards, marketing and community relations director for the Lisle Savings Bank. “It has always been in the bank’s core values to promote education, and it is our intention that the gallery be used with the intention of promoting students and their work,” Richards said. Benedictine’s Fine Arts Award was established to recognize and appreciate the time, talent and dedication of Fine Arts and Studio Art majors. The artwork on display includes several semesters of student work. Interested buyers may purchase artwork at $50 per piece. For more information, contact Richards at (630) 432-6044.

  • Midwest’s Largest Beauty Association president shares rejuvenation insights Feb 5, 2015 8:06 PM
    Denise Provenzano, a successful business owner with five beauty salons (in Naperville, Lisle and Batavia) that employ over 150 people, has just added another feather in her cap: she has been elected president of Cosmetologists Chicago, the largest associations of salon professionals in the Midwest, and one of the largest in the country.

  • GLMV Chamber Names 2015 board of directors Feb 16, 2015 1:41 PM
    The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce named its 2015 board of directors.

  • Red Caffeine tops off 2014 with Best Marketing Agency award Feb 5, 2015 6:18 PM
    Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology ended 2014 with an “extra shot” by being named Best Marketing Agency by the Lombard Award Program. Red Caffeine’s special blend of strategy, branding, web application development, and marketing programs seems to have hit the spot in the community.

  • While shoveling snow … watch your back Feb 5, 2015 6:20 PM
    With the large amount of snow on our driveways, and the plows doing their job of cleaning the street and depositing a second helping in front of your driveway, all of us need to be concern of our health, when shoveling the snow around our homes. First, you need to know whether you’re healthy enough to perform activities of snow shoveling, because it increases stress to your heart and cardiovascular, that many individuals are not aware, and can often cause a sudden heart attack, following the activity.

  • Take a trip around the world at the 4-H International Festival Feb 12, 2015 1:26 PM
    Each year, the Lake County 4-H Clubs choose countries to learn about and create in-depth displays.

  • PM Prime Steakhouse Hosts Supper Club Events Feb 5, 2015 9:46 AM
    Don your fedora or your pill box hat and get ready for the PM Prime Supper Club. Guests will step back in time to an era of straight-up martinis, silk suits and the sounds of Sinatra crooning in the background.

  • LifeSource calls for blood donation awareness during Black History Month Feb 3, 2015 10:48 AM
    In honor of Black History Month, LifeSource is highlighting the importance of blood donation among African-Americans. Thirty-seven percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet fewer than 10 percent actually donate. Less than one percent of these blood donations are from African-Americans.

  • Budget-friendly fun: Embrace winter at Mayslake event Feb 3, 2015 2:54 PM
    You've cursed the snow, now embrace it with horse-drawn hayrides and more at Oak Brook's Wonders of Winter event at Mayslake Peabody Estate. It's one of the weekend's free entertainment options.

  • Free 2014 Tax Return Preparation in Naperville Starting February 28, 2015 Feb 3, 2015 5:02 PM
    Free Tax Return Assistance for Low Income Families and Individuals Taxpayers with incomes up to $53,000 are eligible to participate For the 18th consecutive year, there will be a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site operating during this tax filing season at the Nichols Library branch of the Naperville Public Library (200 W Jefferson St, Naperville). This year’s VITA program will operate on the following dates: February 28 and March 7, 21 and 28 from 9:00 AM until Noon. Clients will be assisted in the order of their arrival as reservations are not accepted. The program is designed to benefit individuals and families of low-to-moderate income who would like help in completing their 2014 Federal and Illinois state income tax returns. This IRS-affiliated VITA site is sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Greater DuPage and Benedictine University. The aim of the program is to ensure that eligible taxpayers receive the tax benefits that have been created to aid lower income families. Last year, the site’s clients filed for over $150,000 in income tax refunds with the assistance of our volunteers. The VITA program in Naperville is staffed by business students from Benedictine University and community members, who must complete training and IRS certification in order to qualify as tax preparers. The program is overseen by accounting professionals and Benedictine University faculty members. Those who are interested in receiving help with the preparation of their 2014 Federal and Illinois State tax returns should bring proof of identification and tax information such as: W-2 forms, 1099 forms, property tax bill, copies of last year’s tax returns, bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit of refunds, and any other relevant income and expense information. This year participants must bring proof of health care coverage: either Form 1095 or Affordable Health Care statement. Those with questions should call Mike Domagola of the Notre Dame Club at (630)-717-0439 for more information.

  • Author appearances: Keegan Allen stops at Naperville’s Anderson’s Jan 31, 2015 7:00 AM
    Actor Keegan Allen of television’s “Pretty Little Liars” presents his photographic journal “” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville. British author Nick Hornby discusses his newest title, “Funny Girl,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove. These are just a few of the authors appearing this week in the Chicago area.

  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

  • Impulse Movement Co. presents Valentine’s Day show in Oak Brook Feb 2, 2015 5:03 PM
    The evening will be a dinner-theater style event celebrating love and all that sizzles. Ticket holders will sit at intimate tables and enjoy performances from Chicago area professional dancers, singers and musicians. Throughout the evening, guests will be served a six course gourmet tasting menu. Included in the price of the ticket is also a champagne toast, a beautiful dessert bar, and at the end of the night, a chance to get out on the floor and dance. There will be a d.j. spinning tunes, and specialty cocktails and drinks will be available at the bar. Guests can sit at a table for 2 for a romantic evening, or at a larger table with a group of friends. This is a great event for couples, singles and groups alike. (21 and older only) Impulse Movement Co. is an emerging dance company based in Elmhurst, IL. We are dancers working collaboratively to create and share high quality, audience-friendly dance. We work in a variety of styles and are comprised of dancers from across the Chicagoland area.

  • Benedictine will host fall open houses for prospective adult students Feb 2, 2015 4:59 PM
    Lisle, Illinois ~Adult students seeking to advance their careers should attend an open house at Benedictine University to learn how to earn an affordable, advanced degree from a university with a long history of educating values-based leaders. Benedictine is inviting interested students to attend an Adult and Graduate Open House from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10 and Tuesday, March 10 at the Bellwood Learning Center located at 407 N. Mannheim Road in Bellwood or on Thursday, February 12 and Tuesday, March 10 at the National Moser Center for Adult Learning located at 1832 Centre Point Circle, Suite 102 in Naperville. During the event, attendees can meet with an admissions counselor to review program requirements and get an overview of the University’s adult programs. Prospective students can earn a degree in two years or less in an accelerated evening format or earn a certificate that will enhance their career through Benedictine’s fully online certificate programs. The admissions application fee is waived for open house attendees. Classes are forming in Naperville and Bellwood. The University provides affordable and convenient courses with evening and weekend classes taught by experts who are practicing professionals. The curriculum is values-based, hands-on and promises to challenge students in practical, real-world scenarios and inspire the next generation of global leaders. Graduates are prepared to lead within their organizations or become innovative entrepreneurs who will successfully integrate within the world market while adding social value that makes a difference. The National Moser Center was established to make Benedictine’s strong values-based education available to more nontraditional adult undergraduate and graduate students. It promises to provide adult students throughout the country with accessible, affordable and applicable private higher education opportunities. Classes are forming now for the following programs: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts in Management, Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership and English as a Second Language Endorsement, among others. For a full listing of programs, please visit or To learn more about degree and certificate programs at the National Moser Center and to RSVP for this event, call (877) 353-9622 or email ���q��

  • County fairs contribute to local economies Feb 2, 2015 1:41 PM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

  • Game on: Watch Super Bowl at suburban sports bars Jan 28, 2015 5:45 AM
    Got your game plan in place for the Super Bowl? If not, consider watching the game at a suburban sports bar where half-time buffets and beer specials will give even Bears fans something to cheer about.

  • Trooper hurt in I-88 crash seeks homicide charges Jan 28, 2015 6:04 AM
    With the trial for a Hanover Park truck driver accused of causing a January 2014 crash along Interstate 88 that killed a tollway worker and seriously injured a state trooper just weeks away, his victims are seeking increased reckless homicide charges against the driver.

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