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Kishwaukee College will begin a yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary March 8. The festivities will include the opening of a time capsule from the college’s 25th anniversary and the premier of the 50thanniversary commemorative video at 4 p.m. in the Student Center on the campus, 21193 Malta Road.


More polls open for early voting

Registered voters have four additional sites to cast ballots early before the March 20 primary.

The new sites are the DeKalb Township building, 2323 S. Fourth St.; the Northern Illinois Holmes Student Center’s Blackhawk Annex; Kirkland Village Hall at 511 W. Main St.; and the Sandwich Fire Station, 310 E. Railroad St. Here are the days and hours they are open:

  • March 7, 9 and 19 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • March 6 and 8 – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • March 10 – 9 a.m. to noon
  • March 11 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • March 12 to 16 – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • March 17 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 18 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Early voting continues at the Gathertorium in the DeKalb County Legislative Center, 200 N. Main St., Sycamore.

For information, call (815) 895-7147 or visit


Economist to speak at DCEDC luncheon

Bill Strauss, senior economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will be the guest speaker at the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp.’s annual Economic Outlook Luncheon March 22. He will provide an update on the state of the economy, provide a forecast for the future and assess previous predictions.

Doors will open for check-in and networking at 10:30 a.m. at Faranda’s Banquet Center, 302 Grove St, DeKalb, and the buffet luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. Register for the event at

NIU offers spring SAT test prep

The Northern Illinois University spring SAT Test Preparation program provides individualized attention in a small classroom setting and offers students a chance to prepare themselves for the SAT test. NIU’s SAT program covers writing and language arts, reading and math.

Classes will be held on campus in the Holmes Student Center. NIU parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays but students must not park in spaces marked “Reserved at all times.”

Enrollment is limited and registration is now open at

Cost is $299, which includes instruction, book, website access and retired SAT tests. It does not include registration to take the actual SAT test. There is also a self-guided online ACT or SAT Test Prep that provides five months access for students that is always available for $275.

For more information, contact NIU External Programming at (815) 753-5200 or


Corned beef, cabbage served up to aid vets’ families

The Activity Committee of the Sycamore Vets club invites the community to a fundraising dinner to benefit children and grandchildren of area veterans.

The group will be serving a corned beef and cabbage dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. March 16, at the Sycamore Vets Club, 121 S. California St. Tickets purchased in advance cost $10 for adults. Tickets also will be available at the door for $12 for adults; children younger than 8 eat for free. The menu will include corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, roll and dessert. The meal is dine-in or carry-out.

The Firefighters Highland Guard of DeKalb will perform with bagpipes and drums during dinner.

Proceeds will go to the annual Christmas party the club hosts for children and grandchildren of local veterans. Tickets are available at the Sycamore Vets Club, 121 S. California St., Sycamore. For more information, call Megan Carrier at (815) 901-7821 or the club at (815) 895-2931.


Parents to hold 35th annual action to aid schools

The Indian Creek Community Concern for Children parent club will raise money for school programs with its 35th annual People-for-People Auction. The auction will benefit kindergarten through high school students in Indian Creek School District 425.

The event will take place at 12:30 p.m. March 11, at Indian Creek Middle School, 335 E. Garfield St. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and the Indian Creek Music Boosters will serve lunch beginning at noon.

Attendees can find a list of donated items at Anyone interested in donating additional items or with questions can call Kayln Klotz at (630) 667-8418 or email


College to mark its 50th anniversary

Kishwaukee College will kick off a yearlong celebration of its 50 years as an educational institution on March 8. The festivities will include the opening of a time capsule from the college’s 25th anniversary and the premier of the 50th anniversary commemorative video at 4 p.m. in the Student Center on the campus, 21193 Malta Road.

Laurie Borowicz, college president, will speak and welcome everyone to the event. Other speakers will include area public officials, college board members and Kishwaukee graduates, such as Board of Trustees Chairman Bob Johnson; state Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley; Malta Village President Bob Iverson; and Karen Hunter Anderson, executive director of the Illinois Community College Board.

A reception will follow.

The college is offering more than $550,000 in scholarships for the Fall 2018 semester. Visit for more information.


–DeKalb County News Briefs–