Kishwaukee College

Kishwaukee College Increases Tax Levy

Oct 12, 2016

Kishwaukee College trustees unanimously approved an increase to its tax levy. The vote increases the local tax levy by 1.45 percent. This brings the annual total to about $14.3 million. Kishwaukee College faces declining enrollment, decreased tuition revenue, and had to lay off 24 employees in March. The Daily Chronicle reports the levy is seven times as high as the $2 million the college budgeted to receive from the state this fiscal year. The levy funds about forty percent of the College’s...

Kishwaukee College

A familiar man “behind the scenes” in DeKalb County has a new position at Kishwaukee College. Bill Nicklas has been chosen to help Kishwaukee President Laurie Borowicz develop strategic partnerships with businesses and communities. He'll also evaluate the school's strengths and opportunities for expansion. The position is temporary: he'll report his findings in six months. Nicklas spent nearly two decades as city manager for Sycamore and DeKalb. He also served in a number of high-level...

skillsusa.org

Several students at Kishwaukee College will get to show off their technical skills in a national contest next month. Skills USA is an organization for students enrolled in technical programs including welding or nursing. Every year, the group holds competitions that give those students an opportunity to showcase their talents in events like mock crime scenes or repairing a dent in a car. This year, six Kishwaukee College students -- Tim Stewart from Franklin Grove, in Power Equipment...

NIU Today

Northern Illinois University recently signed an agreement with Kishwaukee College Wednesday making it easier for students studying manufacturing to earn a four-year degree. Kishwaukee students can take additional courses online and after a third year of instruction, transfer to NIU. After the final two semesters, they will receive a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree. NIU Technology Department Chair Cliff Mirman says nearby manufacturing interests have expressed their support for the program...

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Kishwaukee College is talking with its faculty and staff unions about possible layoffs. The Daily Chronicle reports the college’s board will discuss possible job cuts next week, and could vote on them at its March 8 meeting. Both the college and the unions blame the state budget impasse for the situation. The school has yet to receive $5 million it is owed by the state for this fiscal year. That amounts to nearly a quarter of the college’s budget.

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