Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Oakton Community College will remain closed due to flooding in Des Plaines, according to a spokesperson.
Oakton Community College's Des Plaines campus will remain closed due to flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23-24, according to a spokesperson. Janet Spector-Bishop stated in an email to Patch that the campus in Skokie would be open, but many events at the campus in Des Plaines were rescheduled or canceled. The community college was closed on Thursday because of the storm water. Updates on the impact of the flood are being posted on Oakton Community College's website, Spector-Bishop stated. Related:
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Patch is hiring a sales rep to cover several sites. Know someone who would be a good fit? Here's how to apply.
Patch wants to hire a "rock star" advertising manager with local online advertising sales experience in the Chicago area. Patch provides news and information for dozens of suburban communities, as well as six neighborhood sites in the city of Chicago. The Community Field Sales Representative will work primarily within a group of clustered Patch sites. The position available will manage sales for select sites including Des Plaines, Evanston, Niles-Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Wilmette-Kenilworth and Winnetka-Glencoe. It is essential that applicants know the communities and surrounding areas well, and is familiar with the digital and social media world. Also key is someone who loves to see small businesses succeed. Interested? Send your resume …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The works of two Illinois landscape artists are on display at the Koehnline Museum of Art in Des Plaines until Jan. 25.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The following information was submitted by Steve Repsys, spokesperson for Oakton Community College: You may never envision nature the same way after viewing Nuances of Landscape: Paintings by Mary Porterfield and Nina Weiss, which features two local painters with very distinct approaches to capturing scenery. The exhibition is on display at Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, through Friday, Jan. 25. Porterfield’s works question what makes an act heroic in the midst of circumstances beyond our control, symbolized in her pieces by natural phenomena such as geysers, storm clouds and volcanoes. Porterfield’s paintings are comprised of hundreds of small figures. Some depict religious individuals …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Skokie resident and former EMT at MedEx Ambulance in Skokie Kristian Hernandez was charged with a fatal hit and run on Friday. Hernandez had an extensive criminal history, authorities said, and his employer has responded to questions regarding his past.
Skokie based MedEx Ambulance issued a press release on Monday regarding the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a Park Ridge man in Des Plaines on Nov. 5. Kristian Hernandez, 36, of the 8200 block of Knox Avenue in Skokie, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident resulting in a death, a Class I felony. Patch reported on Nov. 6 that 53-year-old Park Ridge resident Ronald Bougan was found dead about six feet from Touhy Avenue near Axehead Lake, just east of the I-294 expressway in Des Plaines, on Nov. 5. Hernandez worked as an EMT for Skokie based MedEx Ambulance, and, according to authorities, had an extensive criminal record that included seven arrests. Among those were a violation of an order of …
Friday, November 9, 2012
A Skokie man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident resulting in a death. The suspect killed a Park Ridge man in Des Plaines on Nov. 5, authorities said.
Skokie resident Kristian Hernandez, 36, of the 8200 block of Knox Avenue, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident resulting in a death, a Class I felony, authorities said Friday. Patch reported on Nov. 6 that 53-year-old Park Ridge resident Ronald Bougan was found dead about six feet from Touhy Avenue near Axehead Lake, just east of the I-294 expressway in Des Plaines, on Nov. 5. A man riding his bicycle found Bougan in a grassy area and initially, in the dark, thought he was looking at a deer or other animal, authorities said. Hernandez worked as an EMT for an ambulance company in Skokie, the Sheriff's Department said. The Cook County Sheriff’s Department gathered evidenced at the scene and…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Fear City in Morton Grove will donate three percent of ticket sales the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the award-winning haunted house business announced.
An award-winning, destination haunted house in Morton Grove is doing something more than scaring crowds of thrill-seekers this year — it’s helping raise some cash for a good cause. Fear City and Hades, 8240 N. Austin Ave. in Morton Grove, will donate three percent of ticket sales to the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the 40,000 square-foot haunted house business announced. “This is the perfect week to attend Fear City and bring your dates, family and friends to enjoy a great haunt and help a worthy cause,” Jim Lichon, co-owner of Fear City, stated in a press release. “There's only a few days left to enjoy our haunted houses and help us contribute to the National MS Society." Last year Fear City was …
Friday, August 17, 2012
First, standing ovations around the country; now Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach return for an encore performance in Des Plaines.
The following information was submitted by Oakton Community College. Challenge your perception of what it means to live with a disability when the Performing Arts Department at Oakton presents Handicap This!, an Oakton original that will stir your senses and shake up your attitude. Back for an encore performance after earning standing ovations around the country, Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach light up the stage with humor, music and their true story, encouraging everyone to achieve their goals and dreams. Earlier: Free day of dance classes for kids at the Des Plaines Park District. Handicap This! provides a provocative look at valuing friendship, breaking down barriers, living with disabilities, and – most of all – meeting your potential. …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Derek De Young helped lead the Raiders to a record 43 wins last season.
The following information was submitted by Oakton Community College. The Oakland A’s drafted Oakton right-handed pitcher Derek De Young in the 18th round of the First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday, June 6. De Young, a graduate of Plainfield Central High School, made the most of his sophomore season, leading the Raiders pitching staff in wins (eight), earned run average (2.85) and strikeouts (104). Earlier: New faces coming to school District 63. The Plainfield native, also named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II All-North Central Region First Team and the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference All-Conference First Team, was the 559th pick in the Major League Baseball draft. His 1.37 strikeouts per …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
John Sullivan currently teaches investigative reporting at Northwestern University.
The following information was submitted by Oakton Community College. Former Oakton student John Sullivan co-led the team of Philadelphia Inquirer reporters that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service journalism on April 16. Sullivan and his team won the Pulitzer for the seven-part series “Assault on Learning” revealed that violence in the city’s schools was widespread and underreported, with 30,000 serious incidents over the last five school years. Earlier: Maine West students recognized by organization that seeks to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Prior to Oakton, Sullivan worked at an upholstery store for four years and he credits Oakton for putting him on his …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Three fireplaces, attached three-car garage, finished basement, $1.3 million.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally-friendly abodes, the Chicago suburbs are chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes. Each week, Patch features one Wow House that caught our attention. This week Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty has a house, 9681 Elms Terrace, listed at $1,299,000. Related: Check out all the Wow Houses. This dream home features hardwood floors, cathedral ceiling, an attached, three-car garage, three fireplaces and a finished basement. Take a peek inside, and see what this high-end price tag fetches in 60016. Want to nominate a spectacular, unusual or just plain cool property to be a Patch Wow House? Tell us in the comments section below. Find Patch on Facebook; click like. Stay connected: Receive an…