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  • Irish-themed burger lucky for ECC culinary student Nov 9, 2013 8:00 AM
    In retirement, Ed Dolik has dedicated himself to helping others: Volunteering at the Lutheran Home, a nursing home in his hometown of Arlington Heights, as well as feeding the poor at St. James Cathedral in Chicago. He retired last year at 60 after a long career as a stagehand in Chicago theaters and decided to enter culinary school at Elgin Community College. And on Friday, he entered the final round of the fifth annual Prime BurgerHouse/ECC burger contest as the dark horse and took home the gold medal and $2,000.

     
  • Images: Elgin Community College Burger Competition Nov 8, 2013 4:02 PM
    Images from Elgin Community College's annual ECC-Prime BurgerHouse Burger Competition at the Spartan Terrace Restaurant. Six culinary students cook-off for scholarship cash. The winner was Edward Dolik of Arlington Heights.

     
  • U-46’s Torres gets personal at chamber luncheon Nov 6, 2013 7:11 PM
    As a high schooler, José Torres had a “pretty nice Afro.” He likes listening to Latin and rock music. His favorite book is “The Fifth Disciple” by Peter Senge. And his favorite TV show is “The Walking Dead." The Elgin Area School District U-46 superintendent shared insights into his personal and professional lives Wednesday at an Elgin Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Elgin Community College.

     
  • Arts in Bartlett and ECC team up to promote community arts Nov 5, 2013 5:02 PM
    Arts in Bartlett, the local nonprofit arts council founded in 2002, has been selected as the pro bono client of Spartan Consulting at Elgin Community College for the fall semester.

     
  • Expert to speak on ‘Why Art Matters’ Oct 30, 2013 6:53 AM
    The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission, in cooperation with the Gail Borden Public Library, will host a town hall discussion on “Why Art Matters” with Randy Cohen at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Elgin Room as part of this year’s FallBack Arts Festival.

     
  • Dabble in the arts as Elgin’s FallBack Arts Festival returns, expands Oct 30, 2013 6:53 AM
    Fighting onstage at the Hemmens. Building a dragon sculpture from clay. Improving your writing, photography or art techniques. These are among the skills you can learn this weekend at Elgin’s FallBack Arts Festival.

     
  • David Smith remembered fondly by all Oct 24, 2013 5:31 PM
    In East Dundee, the name David Smith is synonymous with public service, because he was the village’s longtime police chief, its first village administrator and the director of the QuadCom emergency dispatch center in Dundee Township. Smith, 64, died Monday at his East Dundee home after a short battle with cancer.

     
  • Children’s Theatre of Elgin to stage ‘Mulan Jr.’ Oct 22, 2013 1:09 PM
    Travel back in time to third century China as Children’s Theatre of Elgin presents its debut production of Disney’s “Mulan Jr.,” on the Hemmens Cultural Center stage this weekend in Elgin. “Mulan is an inspirational story about staying true to yourself and standing up for what you believe in,” producer Amy Zapata said.

     
  • ECC Concert Band to perform in concert Oct 21, 2013 8:30 AM
    The Elgin Community College Concert Band will perform “Something Old, Something New,” under the direction of Jim Kull, Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the ECC Arts Center.

     
  • Arts in Bartlett benefits from ECC students’ help Oct 18, 2013 4:43 PM
    Elgin Community College students will gain real world experience and perform some community service this semester by providing pro bono services to Arts in Bartlett. “We're thrilled because we are looking to expand and offer more programs,” said Cecilia Green, a founder of Arts in Bartlett.

     
  • Kane judge to retire in 2014; first candidate announces Oct 16, 2013 5:06 PM
    Kane County Court Circuit Judge Karen Simpson has announced she will retire next year, while Marmarie Kostelny, an associate judge, announced this week her candidacy for the post.

     
  • Mix of R&B, Jazz and Blues to hit ECC Arts Center Oct. 26 Oct 16, 2013 4:19 PM
    Lizz Wright and Raul Midon to join forces for a soul nourishing night of jazz, R&B, soul and gospel on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Elgin Community College. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the ECC Arts Center’s Blizzard Theatre located in Building H on the Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

     
  • Step forward/step back activity illustrates marginalization Oct 15, 2013 5:27 AM
    In one U-46 diversity training exercise, participants were asked to line up and answer a series of questions, such as whether they had ever been denied a bank loan or had been stopped by police, or if someone clutches a purse tighter upon seeing them on the sidewalk. Based on their individual responses, each employee either moved a step back or a step forward.

     
  • Suburban schools aim to increase staff diversity to mirror students Oct 15, 2013 5:11 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 has a 45.7 percentage point gap between the portion of minority students and that of minority teachers. It's a similar story in Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Naperville Unit District 203, East Aurora Unit District 131, and others. “Moving forward, we must make a concerted effort to reach out to underrepresented group members," a Round Lake Area Unit District 116 official said.

     
  • Elgin CC wins Region IV tennis title Oct 12, 2013 9:38 PM
    Maria Morales Nelson won a singles championship as did the doubles team of Stacy Krach and Natalie Judkins to lead the Elgin Community College women’s tennis team to the Region IC championship Saturday. The Spartans scored 18.5 points to win the title. Moraine Valley was second with 15 and Illinois Valley third with 14.5.

     
  • ECC College Smart Fair to be held Nov. 9 Oct 15, 2013 4:31 PM
    Elgin Community College will host its annual College Smart Fair from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Building E on the college’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

     
  • Hoffman Estates Sister Cities hosts three French evenings Oct 11, 2013 3:26 PM
    The Village of Hoffman Estates Sister Cities Commission is hosting three events with Chef Patrick Guat, Chef Pascal Herbert and three culinary students visiting from the village’s sister city, Angoulême, France.

     
  • Decision looms on senior buses in Grafton, Rutland townships Oct 6, 2013 6:51 AM
    Rutland Township leaders never had to shuttle their senior and disabled residents around, because Grafton Township always did it for them — for free. But now Grafton officials they can't afford this, leaving Rutland officials to decide whether to pony up or find another program.

     
  • Soapboxing on radical-turned-speaker Bill Ayers Sep 29, 2013 5:00 AM
    Another take or two or more on the decision by Elgin Community College decision to invite former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers as a guest speaker. Jim Davis, DuPage and Fox Falley news director weighs in, Soapbox style.

     
  • Ayers talk at ECC draws applause, some protest Sep 26, 2013 10:56 PM
    Controversial speaker William Ayers addressed a packed crowd Thursday at Elgin Community College.Ayers, a Glen Ellyn native and retired professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, drew much applause for his comments on problems with the American education system, and a few jabs for his past record as a former leader of the Weather Underground. “Like librarians, I’m pretty much a fundamentalist about reading anything you want or speaking anything you want,” he said.

     
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