Elgin Community College

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A suburban Chicago community college was recognized by state officials for completing a campus safety initiative. 

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency announced Elgin Community College received the “Ready to Respond Campus” designation.

The goal of the program is to help students, administration and faculty prepare for hazards and emergencies. That includes campus shootings.

To get the status, a college or university has to develop a violence prevention plan and start a campus outreach and education campaign.

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Illinois public health officials report 11 people were diagnosed with measles, including an Elgin Community College student. 

A notice on the ECC website says the student attended classes Feb. 3 and 5 and visited the library Feb. 3.

Cook County public health officials confirmed yesterday the most recent case involves an infant associated with KinderCare in Palatine. Officials say eight other infants and one adult from the day care have also been diagnosed.

Health officials recommend anyone exposed and not vaccinated stay out of school for three weeks.

WNIJ joins Elgin Community College in welcoming multi-talented instrumentalist David Lindley to the area on Friday, May 10th.

Mose Allison
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WNIJ regrets that Mose Allison's appearance at Elgin Community College, originally set for Saturday, November 3rd, has been canceled. Mose has cut back his performance schedule due to the advice of his physicians. A spokesperson for the Allison family states that he was looking forward to his Elgin performance and sincerely regrets the cancelation, but at this time his physicians have suggested that he limit his performance schedule. More information, including details about ticket refunds and exchanges, is available through