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Tons Of College Students Are Now Crowdfunding Their Tuition On The Internet
People have turned to crowdfunding sites to raise money for all kinds of projects, from the latest tech gadget to recovery efforts after a tragedy. Now, college students are turning to sites like GoFundMe , Pigit , and Zerobound to raise funds to cover tuition, living expenses, books, and other school supplies.
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Griffin: $26 million spent without COD board scrutiny
Over the past 16 months, the College of DuPage has paid more than $26 million without the board of trustees knowing specifically how the money was spent. That's because of a long-standing board policy that allows administrators to pay bills of less than $15,000 without providing itemized reports.
Tue Sep 16, 2014
Illinois Small Business Development Center Network celebrates 30 years
Illinois Small Business Development Centers, which have been providing business assistance to new and existing businesses throughout the state of Illinois since 1984, are recognizing the milestone with the theme, "Celebrating 30 Years of Small Business Success." Since its inception, the Illinois SBDC Network has served over 1,063,416 pre-venture and existing small businesses and has assisted clients secure access to over $3.25 billion in debt and equity business financing.
Sept. 19 female success conference is open to high-school and college students
Beyond the Makeup, the third annual a success conference targeting female students, will take place at the College of Lake County in Grayslake on Sept. 19. More than 400 high-school and college-age students from Lake County are expected to attend the free conference, which focuses on overcoming barriers and investing in a college education for later success.
Oct. 9: Slam poetry performances at CLC by Ken Arkind and Marty McConnell
A performance by nationally known slam poets Ken Arkind and Marty McConnell will be presented at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 in Room C005 at the College of Lake County Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Ken Arkind, a National Poetry Slam Champion and full-time touring artist, is half of The Dynamic Duo, the nation's most highly booked spoken word act for the past two years. He has been featured in documentaries, was a member of the highly influential Spilljoy Ensemble tour and is the founding program director of Denver Minor Disturbance, an independent literary arts organization for Colorado youth.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Spending cuts needed in Springfield, 62nd District candidates say
He scored an upset two years ago to take the seat, but this year's election finds incumbent Democratic state Rep. Sam Yingling defending his turf. Republican Rod Drobinski, a Lake County gangs prosecutor, is challenging Yingling for the 62nd House seat which represents all or parts of Grayslake, Hainesville, the Round Lake communities, Lake Villa, Gurnee, Wildwood and Gages Lake.
Online Voting Underway for Grayslake Bakery in Martha Stewart Contest
Local residents can cast their vote for one Grayslake business that has been selected as a finalist in the competition, Cacao Sweets and Treats, 122 Center St. in Grayslake. If chosen as a winner, Cacao Sweets and Treats plans to purchase additional equipment to "expand into more pastries," meaning "croissants on the daily" for its loyal customers, according to the Cacao Sweets & Treats Facebook page.
Grayslake Outpatient Center to Host Women's Health Seminar
Northwestern Medicine Grayslake Outpatient Center will host a community seminar titled Steppin' Out for Women's Health on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This free, community education event includes dinner and cocktails with speakers on important women's health topics, including cancer prevention and screenings, hormones, gynecological health, diet and exercise and more. Fun favors and giveaways as well as an opportunity to schedule a mammogram will be available.
CLC trustee nominating petitions available for April 2015 election
Nominating petitions for three positions on the College of Lake County board of trustees are now available. Candidates for the positions will be placed on the ballot for the April 7, 2015 election.
Oct. 25: CLC volunteers to participate in 'Make A Difference Day'
About 200 volunteers from the College of Lake County, along with volunteers from United Way of Lake County, will join millions of volunteers nationwide for service projects on Saturday, Oct. 25, Make A Difference Day, "The National Day of Doing Good." The event has become the largest community service effort in the nation, rallying corporations, government leaders, charitable organizations and everyday Americans into action.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Hungry rib lovers flock to Downtown Rib Throwdown
Supply quickly exhausted demand Sunday at this year's Downtown Rib Throwdown, to benefit The Oasis, Grayslake's youth center. A hungry crowd quickly descended on the contestants' offerings, some of which were cleaned out within a couple of hours.
North Shore Sanitary wants rate parity
Officials at Gurnee-based North Shore Sanitary District say they are working toward rate parity for all customers. Officials said they believe taxpayers within district boundaries should not pay more for service than customers outside of the agency's limits.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Wauconda recognizes Sept. 11 terror attacks with Memorial Park ceremony
Wauconda Fire Protection District Chief David Dato reflected on what he says has been a shift in attitude toward public safety employees during a village ceremony commemorating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Moran: County spared major flooding - this time
Hurricane Norbert, or what was left of it, crawled across the Midwest on Wednesday, Sept. 10, bringing another round of inch-plus rain to Lake County.
Audition for 'Crimes of the Heart' at CLC
Auditions for the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Crimes of the Heart" will be held by the College of Lake County Theatre Department at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 15 and 16, in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.
Culver's salutes veterans in Lake County:
Culver's restaurants will participate in the 9/11 Patriots Day of Giving in Lake County on Thursday. Stores have worked with the Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation to come up with an event to raise funds for the organization and gain recognition for the local men and women who have served our country.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Sept.15-16: CLC Theatre department holds auditions for 'Crimes of the Heart'
Auditions for the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Crimes of the Heart" will be held by the College of Lake County Theatre department at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 and 16. College of Lake County Auditions for the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Crimes of the Heart" will be held by the College of Lake County Theatre department at 6:30 p.m. on Sept.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Prairie Crossing featured on PBS show, Growing a Greener World
Joe Lamp'l, Growing a Greener World Host and Executive Producer, with participants in the Prairie Farm Corps youth development program at the Prairie Crossing Farm in Grayslake.Erin Cummisford The Prairie Crossing conservation community and Prairie Crossing Farm in Grayslake will be featured on an episode of Growing a Greener World that airs on Sun., Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. on WTTW Create/World.
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Concert season begins for North Shore orchestras
Fall concerts by symphony orchestras on the North Shore begin early in September and go well into December. Make a note of the ones that appeal to you and buy some tickets.
Cars crash, metal crunches and tears -- but it's all in the name of police training in Lake County
As dozens of suburban police officers watched, a bright-yellow Chevrolet Cobalt plowed into a motorcycle Thursday afternoon in Grayslake. The impact, estimated at 40 mph, propelled the motorcycle forward some 20 feet.