The Powers at Be: December 2014

EAST PEORIA — In what turned out to be a pleasantly brief December meeting, the Illinois Central College Board of Trustees rapped up the calendar year by recapping recent enrollment research, pleasing the carpenters union and gaining a few hundred thousand dollars for debt reduction. The meeting began with the board approving ICC’s new four-year contract… Read More »

Courtesy ICC Campus Police

Campus Police Report November 2014

3:15 p.m. November 4 — ICC police responded to a call of an odor of marijuana emanating from a WoodView Commons apartment. Drug paraphernalia was later recovered from the apartment. The incident was referred to WoodView management for eviction proceedings. 10:49 p.m. November 4 — Damage to an apartment door at WoodView Commons was reported… Read More »


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“Be Known for Something”

  EAST PEORIA — There is a good chance that if you ask a basketball fan in Indiana who AJ Guyton is, they would know him. You see, Guyton was recently inducted into the Indiana University Hall of Fame as a result of his accomplishments, both on and off the court, during his four years… Read More »

Billy Cook demonstrating witching for water.

Cooking With Chemistry

EAST PEORIA — Memorable. That is definitely a word to describe the classroom experience created by professor Billy Cook for the thousands of students that have come through his doors over the years. And before officially retiring on July 31, Cook had some 10,000 students under his tutelage over the course of 100 fall, spring… Read More »


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ICC to Host Holiday Hoops Tournament

EAST PEORIA — ICC is once again hosting what Coach Karrie Redeker calls one of the NJCAA’s most prestigious holiday tournaments for women’s basketball. The eight-team Stoney Creek Inn Cougar Holiday Tournament runs from December 28 to December 30 beginning with Arizona’s Pima Community College taking on Illinois’ South Suburban College. Tip time is 12:00… Read More »


Nationals unkind to men’s soccer

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Throughout the men’s soccer season, Illinois Central College had a run of amazing results. Throughout 18 games ICC conceded only 11 goals, but they would go on to concede almost half of those goals in just 2 games in nationals. ICC were one of the favorites going into the national fixtures, with… Read More »


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Word on the Street — Black Friday

Each year, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving as a time to unite and be thankful for all our blessings, and then many now spend the day after buying discounted gifts for Christmas on what is known as Black Friday. Now, however, more and more stores are opening on Thanksgiving day itself to get a head start on… Read More »


Commencement: Ending with a Hundred Smiles

EAST PEORIA — Today, hundreds of Illinois Central College students were formally recognized for completing their course of study at ICC. At this year’s commencement, speeches were given, students were awarded and everyone was encouraged to feel proud of what had been accomplished by these graduating individulas. This commencement ceremony took place between 9:30 a.m. and… Read More »


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Ask Jill — Holiday gifts

Dear Jill, The holidays are just around the corner and I have many gifts to give. Do you have any advice on how my checkbook and me can make it through this holiday season? Child with a Christmas Crisis   Dear Child with a Christmas Crisis, I can assure you that you are not alone… Read More »

From the Editor — September 2014

I want to welcome you to the updated print format for the Harbinger. After nearly five decades of printing as a newspaper, the Harbinger is boldly taking a new magazine-style form. The decision to make this change wasn’t made lightly, and the process to make it a reality wasn’t an easy one. What you are… Read More »