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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 9:14 PM
  • Seventeen-year-old Lauren Werner wants to pursue a career in marketing. What better way to gain experience than to start her own small business as a high school student? Dundee-Crown High School has launched a new Business INCubator class, allowing students to create a product, work with mentors and bring their original idea to fruition. 
  • GLEN ELLYN -- Two recently fired College of DuPage administrators have abandoned plans to appeal their terminations, at least partly because they say the school’s board of trustees is too biased to fairly consider their case. Thomas J. Glaser and Lynn Sapyta are instead expected to file federal lawsuits against the state’s largest community college.  
  • ELGIN -- Elgin Community College is the first suburban college to earn the state’s seal of approval as a safe campus, officials said Friday. On the heels of last week’s Oregon community college shooting that left nine people dead and seven wounded, concern over campus safety and preparedness is high on everyone’s mind, ECC Police Chief Emad Eassa said. 
  • GLEN ELLYN -- College of DuPage trustees have approved a budget that will reduce tuition by $5 per credit hour and cut the property tax levy by about 5 percent. 
  • Jordan’s Queen Noor to headline Judson’s World Leaders Forum

    ELGIN -- Judson University’s World Leaders Forum next year will feature its first leader from the Middle East — while Elgin gets its first chance to welcome royalty.

  • PALATINE -- The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Harper College $2.5 million to support Apprenticeships on Demand, a new initiative that aims to integrate technical instruction and on-the-job learning to train workers in high-growth and high-demand fields including insurance, IT and manufacturing. 
  • ROMEOVILLE — The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.4 million to Lewis University for a program designed to help recruit and prepare future math and science teachers. The program's intent is to increase the amount of those teachers for schools in need of them.

  • SCHAUMBURG — Argosy University, Schaumburg is offering two new scholarships designed to assist community college graduates in completing a bachelor’s degrees affordably. 
  • ROMEOVILLE — U.S. Rep. Bill Foster says his guest for Pope Francis' address to Congress next week will be the president of Lewis University of Romeoville.

  • DES PLAINES -- Oakton Community College is trying to recoup the $3.8 million cost for replacing a concrete slab under its new Science and Health Careers Center, officials said.  
  • GLEN ELLYN -- The College of DuPage board of trustees will vote Thursday to void President Robert Breuder’s employment contract and at the same time avoid placing his name on the school’s Homeland Security Education Center. 
  • DEKALB -- Northern Illinois University's College of Business announced a new scholarship has been created by longtime donors Bob and Cathy Rothkopf. 
  • PALATINE -- Harper College is teaming with Zurich Insurance and the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest to establish apprentice programs in the insurance and manufacturing fields. 
  • SUGAR GROVE -- The Waubonsee Community College board has adopted a 2016 budget of almost $93.8 million, about $2 million less than this year's budget. 
  • PALATINE -- The Harper College board of trustees on Wednesday approved a balanced spending plan that is 4.4 percent higher than last year's budget and is tentatively set at $92.2 million.

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