Remembering Prema Dua

PEORIA ― In mid-February, Illinois Central College lost one of its own when Prema Dua, a long-time professor at ICC, passed away while visiting her home country of India. Born Prema Bhalla in Punjab, India on Aug. 16, 1944, she moved to the US in 1968 after receiving her master’s degree in anthropology from the… Read More »

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Governor Pat Quinn at his recent visit to ICC. 
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Governor Pat Quinn Announces Investment at ICC

EAST PEORIA — On Tuesday April 8, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced that the state is giving Illinois Central College $2.6 million to build a 24,000 square-foot addition to the college. This investment in the college is funded by the Governor’s Illinois Jobs Now! program and will add “space for truck drive training, auto body training… Read More »

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Dr. Tracy Morris will become a familiar face with students.

New VP of Students

EAST PEORIA — Students once again have an executive-level representative within the Illinois Central College administration after being without one since November. During spring break, the college officially made its decision to hire Tracy Morris to fill the vacant position of ICC vice president of student services. Guy Goodman, the last person to hold the… Read More »

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ICC Trustee Diane Lamb questioned raising tuition.

Tuition Hike Unrelated to Low Enrollment

EAST PEORIA ― Illinois Central College has continued its long trend of annually raising tuition even as enrollment has hit its lowest point in 40 years, but the college stated that enrollment isn’t what necessitated the price hike. On March 20, the ICC board of trustees officially voted (6 – 2) to increase tuition from… Read More »

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Spring Break Brings in Community

  EAST PEORIA ― Most students and faculty spent spring break away from Illinois Central College, but while they were gone, several groups from the community used the time to come hold events on the East Peoria Campus that brought a variety of area youth to ICC. The first community event actually began on Friday… Read More »

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Current Construction at Arbor Hall.

Arbor Hall Update

PEORIA — In the last few weeks, North Campus’ Arbor Hall has been stripped of much of its old construction – both inside and outside, and one can begin to see the form of what will, later this year, be a new hub for ICC’s student services in Peoria. The north and south exterior walls… Read More »

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Middle School Musicians Converg on ICC

EAST PEORIA ― As spring break began Friday and college students vacated Illinois Central College, a smaller-statured group of students were just starting a musical weekend invasion of the East Peoria Campus. Large masses of children, many of whom were carrying instrument cases, could be seen arriving in school buses on campus beginning around 2:00… Read More »

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Fire Alarm Wasn’t False

EAST PEORIA ― Hundreds of students got to see Illinois Central College’s emergency alert system in action on Wednesday as the Academic Building was briefly evacuated due to a possible fire, and while no signs of fire could be seen, there was a legitimate hazard to ICC property. After the automated alarm tones and evacuation… Read More »

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What the Tech: Weather Underground App

Central Illinois has finally reached record numbers of snowfall for this year, or at least it feels like it. Unfortunately, there will be days where spring starts to rear its shy head before winter comes right back and piles us with snow. (I’m looking at you, week of February 24th!) One issue with unfortunate weather… Read More »

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What the Tech: Paper by Facebook

In the age of technology, style and function can easily be mixed together with a few lines of computer code. Take Facebook for example, a very popular social network used by millions of people across the country. Facebook is constantly updating their website in order to be more functional to the user but also streamlined… Read More »

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