Sunday, March 10, 2013
The reception for the new Joliet Junior College building, which technically opened in January, will be March 12.
This article was submitted by Joliet Junior College: The public is invited to the grand opening for the Joliet Junior College Health Professions Center (U-Building) on Tuesday, March 12, on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The event will start with an opening ceremony and guest speakers at 4 p.m., followed by a reception and tours of the building from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The 124,000-square-foot building first opened for classes in January 2013, and is now home to the following programs: - Nursing, CNA/LPN/RN - Fire science/EMS - Radiologic Technology - CPR - EKG - Phlebotomy See a map of the building Sustainable features of the building include a roof cistern that captures rainwater for toilet flushing and a ground-based …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Send letters to the editor to Shannon.Antinori@patch.com.
Are you sick of your property being taxed-to-the-max and your local elected officials continuing the spending spree? On the heels of the $58M City Center project, the majority of the Joliet Junior College board is directing the administration to move forward with another new $45M building. The proposed building is referred to as the “Multipurpose” building. The primary use would be to hold graduation ceremonies. Currently JJC holds them at Lewis University because JJC doesn’t have a large enough indoor venue to hold all of the graduates, family, and friends who attend. But do they really need this? The University of Illinois doesn’t have a large enough venue either, so they hold multiple ceremonies on the same day. JJC could do this…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
When I attended the event at Joliet Junior College Wednesday, I found myself caught up in the action.
When I first arrived at Joliet Junior College Wednesday afternoon, I interviewed Joliet Junior College Police Chief Pete Comanda about the details of the drill that was about to begin. As they have since 2008, Joliet Junior College sponsored an active shooter drill Wednesday and civilians participated in the drill. As Comanda explained to me what was going to go on, I began to feel a little apprehensive. Sure, I knew this was all pretend. But I also knew that my adrenaline was about to go berserk because the chemical reaction in my body doesn't know the scenario is just for training and education. After interviewing Comanda, all of the participants gathered in a large room to view a film about active shooters. By now, all my porcupine-like…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Campus police were joined by more than 150 community members in playing out a fictitious story line in which two sisters with guns ambushed the Joliet school.
Pete Sedlacek, a member of the National Guard and a Romeoville resident, had something to tell Joliet Junior College Police Chief Pete Comanda. Pulling out his dog tags, he told him that if someone with a gun was coming at him, he wouldn't be sitting by and doing nothing. And Sedlacek stayed true to his word Wednesday afternoon, taking an active role in Joliet Junior College's "active shooter" drill. Every year for the last five years, the JJC Police Department hosts a drill to train its staff and community members about what to do if a gunman actually does come on campus and begin shooting. Nearly 160 people attended the drill, which was held just weeks after a shooter went into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Lincoln-Way Central graduate Rob Ninkovich answers the call with a pick-six in the New England Patriots' nationally televised NFL football rout of the New York Jets.
Anyone who watched attentively will tell you Rob Ninkovich was a terrific high school football player. He just wasn’t cut from the mold of a five-star recruit coming out of Lincoln-Way Central in 2001-02. He was judged too small to play on the defensive line in the collegiate ranks. He was deemed inadequate for a tryout at tight end or fullback. And there was some question whether he would make it academically, too. So, now a decade later, who would’ve figured Ninkovich would be cast in a spotlight role on Sunday Night football, his most recent breakout performance beamed into living rooms via high-definition television across America? Yes, that was our ‘Ninko’ darting around like a Patriot warrior, No. 50 on the Game Day flip card, No. 1 …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Phoenix senior Alex Eaton mans hot corner with his glove and manhandles opponents with his bat.
The weather has been anything but accommodating to area high school baseball teams this spring. Thunderstorms once again disappointed Lincoln-Way West and Lincoln-Way North as the two teams met under the lights Thursday night in Frankfort. The storms didn’t arrive soon enough to stop Lincoln-Way North third baseman Alex Eaton from swinging his hot bat—at least for one plate appearance. Eaton clubbed a towering two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to give the host Phoenix a 2-1 lead, but lightning soon illuminated the sky and the game was postponed. The round-tripper was nothing new for the Lincoln-Way North senior. He hit two earlier this week. The Phoenix have been an offensive juggernaut for much of the season in compiling …
Joliet Junior College's board could vote on a $43 million City Center Campus to expand the culinary and hospitality programs.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
At Joliet Junior College's May 10 board meeting there was much heated discussion. The board voted to table the vote to move forward with the $43 million City Center project until their next workshop meeting, which is May 31. During heated debate, three board members took issue with the plan doubling the size of the culinary and hospitality programs, when no studies or statistics are available to show what the success rate is of current graduates. While many schools track the success of their graduates in these programs, and track employment as a measure of this success, JJC has not. Therefore, the level of expansion of these programs, and this spending of taxpayer money is not justified in any practical way. This expansion level was …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Plus, Joliet Junior College wins Food Network Challenge
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Drs. J. Aaron Wolfe and Bradley Katzmann of Sports and Spine Chiropracticalong with Flexeon Rehabilitation, both in Frankfort, will host the fourth annual Do the Griff 4-mile community run Sunday, May 1. Proceeds from the event go to Lincoln-Way High School District 210, Frankfort School District 157-C and Mokena School District 159. The race, which starts at 8:30 a.m., runs through Frankfort's Butternut subdivision, which is adjacent to Lincoln-Way East High School, and begins at the corner of Bankview Drive and Colorado Avenue. The final lap will be run around the L-W East school track. Walkers are welcome to participate. The event also includes three free kids’ races, for age groups of 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Registration is $40 and …