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ECC demolishes old Colonial Cafe property

Alejandro Santoyo, Staff Reporter
May 20, 2022

If you entered Elgin Community College from the McLean Boulevard entrance during the month of April, you probably saw workers demolishing the old Colonial Cafe restaurant, a property that ECC bought in 2020. And you also might have seen a large inflatable rat nearby with sign that read "Shame on ECC.” The reason? Protestors claim that ECC hired a demolition company with a troubled past. During...

“Bans Off Our Bodies” Women’s March Rally

Dominic Di Palermo, Editor in Chief
May 15, 2022

The leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion that would strike down Roe V. Wade sparked protests across the country. Activists from around the area gathered at the Kane County Courthouse in Geneva,  Illinois for a Women’s March event organizers called “Bans Off Our Body.”  The May 14 march drew a crowd of many different ages. Activists marched and held signs that demonstrated their frustrations...

“The Game’s Afoot” concludes recent performances

Nat Leon and Gwen Sihanath
May 13, 2022

Murder, mystery, and amusement were brought to the stage this semester during Elgin Community College’s production of “The Game’s Afoot”. Originally written by Ken Ludwig, the play is about an actor, William Gillette, who invites a group of performers to his mansion for Christmas Eve. Although the performers believe that they are gathered to enjoy the holiday, Gillette intends to uncover...

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