Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | August 26, 2016

Sycamore Methodist Thrift Sale

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | August 25, 2016


KishHealth System Hospice Announces Volunteer Orientation and Training


DEKALB, Ill. – KishHealth System Hospice will be offering a volunteer orientation and training class at the KishHealth System Hospice office, 2727 Sycamore Rd, suite 1B, DeKalb, starting Sept. 15. The class is open to all individuals interested in becoming Hospice Direct Care Volunteers and to those who simply want to learn more about Hospice care. Class members will receive guidance and support while exploring issues involved in end-of-life care.


The goal of Hospice is to help each person enjoy the best quality of life possible in a difficult time. The class will provide an overview of Hospice, as well as explore how to respond to the social, emotional and spiritual needs of the terminally ill person and his or her family. Direct Care Volunteers are an integral part of our interdisciplinary team. Important attributes of Direct Care Volunteers are compassion, flexibility, the ability to listen, and a desire to make a difference in the lives of others.


The training class will be held on Thursdays, from 6 pm to 9 pm, beginning Sept. 15 through Oct. 20. There is a registration fee of $20 to help cover the cost of materials. Scholarships are available. Advance registration by Friday, Sept. 9 is necessary. Please call Sue A. Goudy, Volunteer/Transitions Program coordinator, at 815.756.3000, for more information and to register. For more information about KishHealth System, part of Northwestern Medicine, visit

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | August 13, 2016

Blumen Garden Clearance Sale

Come uncover treasures in our Annual Summer Clearance Sale! Join us for 2 days as we clear out our eclectic mix of lightly damaged or discontinued garden decor, decorations and holiday items, and plants. This sale is currently taking place! Friday & Saturday (August 12th & 13th) from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Shop early for unique treasures! See more at our web page:


Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | August 11, 2016

Headline: Northern Rehab’s Fara Maniaci Receives Prenatal Massage Certification Photos: Fara Maniaci.jpg Fara Maniaci, Massage Therapist at Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, completed a continuing education course for prenatal massage through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Prenatal massage can be done in all three trimesters. As the pregnancy progresses body positioning can be adjusted to accommodate the mother’s changing body and the majority of the work focuses on bringing relief to the extremities. Such accommodations include using a side lying position to work the back and hips, using Swedish massage techniques with modifications for each client. Fara is a licensed massage therapist and enjoys offering massage therapy as well as co-treating patients with our physical therapists in our DeKalb Resource Parkway and Genoa clinics. She is interested in promoting wellness and implementing massage therapy as a great tool for the client who experiences chronic pain or tension. A script from a primary care physician is not necessary, therefore clients do not have to wait for approval from their insurance, nor are they limited to a certain number of visits to receive massage therapy. A privately owned local business voted Best Physical Therapists five years in a row and Best Massage two years in a row, Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists has built a solid reputation and strong relationships within the communities it serves. Northern Rehab strives to treat patients in a professional, yet fun and friendly atmosphere providing quality, skilled hands-on physical and massage therapy with an emphasis on one-on-one physical therapy care provided by the therapist. For more information about Northern Rehab or to schedule an appointment with Fara, please visit or call 815.756.8524. Additionally, you may find Northern Rehab on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google Plus.

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | August 11, 2016

DeKALB, Ill. – KishHealth System Cancer Center, now part of Northwestern Medicine, welcomes Alan Wan, DO, hematologist and oncologist. He is seeing patients at the KishHealth System Cancer Center locations at 10 Health Services Drive, DeKalb, and at 450 Coronado Drive, Rochelle. Dr. Wan was inspired to become a physician because of his grandfather’s battle with cancer. “Going through the cancer treatment process with my grandfather opened my eyes as to how things were done and I wanted to better that system,” stated Dr. Wan. “Oncology care is all about the patients and melding two things together; their understanding of the disease process as well as their cultural background. I view each patient as a partner in his or her healthcare. I provide my patients with information that they need to actively make decisions and give input about their care.” Dr. Wan graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2008. He completed his Chief Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, Illinois in 2014. Dr. Wan is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. The community is invited to a meet-and-greet with Dr. Wan on Aug. 22, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the KishHealth System Cancer Center, 10 Health Services Drive, in DeKalb. A second meet-and-greet opportunity is scheduled for Aug. 24, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm at the KishHealth System Cancer Center, 450 Coronado Drive, in Rochelle. The KishHealth System Cancer Center is committed to providing consistent, quality care to the community as the area’s only comprehensive cancer center with services including medical and radiation oncology, hematology, participation in clinical trials, social services, massage therapy, nutrition counseling, and support groups. Now that KishHealth System is part of Northwestern Medicine, it can offer even more resources to patients, including access to many specialists who are part of groundbreaking research and cutting edge treatments. To make an appointment with Dr. Wan, please call 815.756.5255. To learn more about KishHealth System Cancer Center providers and locations please visit

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | May 13, 2016

Janet Sarver Joins Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Practice

DEKALB – Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is pleased to announce Janet Sarver has joined the practice as a Physical Therapist. Sarver specializes in pediatrics, orthopedics and sports related injuries through use of manual therapy and therapeutic exercises. She has taken several courses on pediatrics focusing on torticollis, developmental milestones, and gait analysis with orthotics and will add pediatric physical therapy care to the services provided at the Rochelle Northern Rehab clinic.
Sarver is a graduate of Northern Illinois University (NIU) with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Additionally she earned a Bachelor degree at NIU, majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Janet has been a Physical Therapist since 2013 and has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2011.
“I am excited to be returning to Northern Rehab as a Physical Therapist. I previously worked here as a Physical Therapy Technician while attending NIU’s Physical Therapy program. I’m thrilled to be a part of a team that provides high-quality physical therapy services and look forward to working with patients in the Rochelle community where I have lived my entire life,” comments Janet.
Janet will be treating patients in the Rochelle Northern Rehab office and is currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call 815.562.3299.
Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, voted DeKalb County’s Best Physical Therapists four years in a row, is a physical therapist owned and operated physical therapy practice dedicated to providing clients with the very best customized care, and has built a solid reputation and strong relationships within the communities it serves. With 4 offices in DeKalb, Genoa, and Rochelle, Northern Rehab strives to treat patients in a professional, yet fun and friendly atmosphere providing quality, skilled hands-on physical therapy with an emphasis on one-on-one physical therapy care provided by the physical therapist. For more information about Northern Rehab or to schedule an appointment with Janet, please visit or call 815.562.3299. Additionally you may find Northern Rehab on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus.

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | May 2, 2016

Why Kishwaukee United Way? It’s the place to give…

When your heart is bigger than your wallet.

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One gift to us supports 24 agencies. Our work supports access to affordable child care, youth services,

safe places for kids, counseling for people in pain, and care for seniors–just to name a few.

Strong families and strong nonprofits make for healthy communities.

We also assist in coordinating FREE financial wellness programs to give families tools they need

for family stability. One gift to us meets the needs of many. Even gifts of $25 or $50 help!


Gifts given to KUW online at or in person at the DeKalb County

Community Foundation on May 3 will be proportionately matched with a pool of over $50,000!


The more you give, the better we can serve others.  The Time to Make a Difference is Now.  



Dawn M. Littlefield

Executive Director

Kishwaukee United Way

PO Box 311 ~ 115 N. First

DeKalb, IL  60115


Fax 815-748-5142



Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | April 13, 2016

Kishwaukee College Career Fair

Kishwaukee College Career Fair

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

12:00pm – 4:00pm

KC Conference Center

Over 50 Employers will be there hiring for open positions!

Free to job seekers and open to the public. and click on the “Register Now” button to get helpful tips and to see which employers will be attending and what positions they are hiring for.

Please feel free to send to anyone who may be interested.  An electronic flyer is attached, but if your organization needs hard-copy flyers, please let us know how many and we can drop them off.

Thank you for your help!


Michelle Allen

Coordinator, Career Center

Kishwaukee College

21193 Malta Road

Malta, IL 60150

815-825-2086, ext. 3590

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | April 13, 2016


DUI Counseling

Drinking too much alcohol increases peoples risk of injuries, violence, drowning, physical distress and some forms of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month DUI & Counseling Services Behavioral Health, Inc. encourages you to educate yourself and your loves ones about the dangers of overdoing it.

In Illinois alone there were 322 drunken driving fatalities last year, about 1/3 of all traffic deaths.

To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse in our community, DUI & Counseling Services – Behavioral Health, Inc. joins other organizations across the country to honor Alcohol Awareness Month.

If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Even if you don’t drink too much it’s a fact that quitting for short periods of time is part of responsible drinking – and it’s not done to prove anything. Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking:

  • Limit drinking to 1 drink a day for women, 2 drinks a day for men;
  • Keep track of how much your drink;
  • Choose a day or 2 when you don’t drink;
  • Never drink when your upset, stressed or struggling with a personal issue;
  • Avoid places where people drink a lot every time getting together;
  • Make a list of reasons not to drink if it’s become a problem.

IF concerned about someone else’s drinking, offer to help: Treatment centers in De Kalb County help clients with substance abuse issues, drug abuse and pain treatment. Drug detox or alcohol detox is the first step on the road to recovery from drug addiction or alcohol addiction and a clean life. After detoxing, the rehabilitation process can begin.

Call DUI & Counseling Services – Behavioral Health, Inc. here at (815) 895 – 9000 for a free personal assessment and referral if necessary. For more information, please visit us at, call us or visit our agency at 407 W State Street, #9 in Sycamore, IL.

-just do it.

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | March 30, 2016

Scholarships Available for Students Pursuing Healthcare and Nutrition Careers

DeKALB, Ill.—KishHealth System, now part of Northwestern Medicine, offers several scholarships each year for DeKalb County residents pursuing healthcare studies. Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary, Valley West Hospital Auxiliary, and the KishHealth System Foundation are accepting applications for their 2016-2017 scholarship opportunities. Scholarships are offered for students pursuing careers in healthcare studies, including nursing, radiology, pre-med, medical, and ancillary health services professions, and also those pursuing nutrition studies.


Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary

The Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary offers three scholarships: the Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship, the Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary Margaret Travis Scholarship for Nutrition Studies, and the Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary Basic Nurse Assistant Program Scholarship.


The Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary offers scholarships to residents of DeKalb County who are enrolled in a college-level health-related program. The recipient’s legal address must be DeKalb, Sycamore, Cortland, Genoa, Kingston, Kirkland, Malta, Sandwich, Somonauk, or Waterman.


Completed applications must be postmarked by April 14, 2016, for the subsequent semester. For applications, contact Deb Nier, Volunteer Services director, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, P.O. Box 707, DeKalb, Ill. 60115, e-mail, or visit the website.


Valley West Hospital Auxiliary

The Valley West Auxiliary offers scholarships to any student who lives in a community served by Valley West Hospital. This includes Earlville, Sandwich, Plano, Somonauk, Leland, Yorkville, Bristol, Sheridan, Serena, Newark, Millington, Millbrook, Big Rock, Hinckley, and Waterman. The student must be a high school graduate and show proof of acceptance into a post-secondary health-related program.

Application forms, transcripts, and test scores must be completed and returned by June 1, 2016, for the subsequent fall semester. To apply, download the PDF form on the website and send all documents to Valley West Auxiliary Scholarship Committee, Valley West Hospital, Attn: Deanna Francis, 1302 N. Main St., Sandwich, Ill. 60548.

KishHealth System Foundation

The KishHealth System Foundation maintains three scholarships for students pursuing degrees in medicine and diagnostic imaging and encourages donations to these funds. If you’d like to donate to the funds below, please contact the KishHealth System Foundation at 815.748.9954.

Floann and Hallie Hamilton Diagnostic Imaging Scholarship

Each applicant must be a DeKalb County resident and must have been accepted into a college diagnostic imaging curriculum. The Hamilton scholarship was established by Floann and Hallie Hamilton, long-time Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary volunteers.


KishHealth System Foundation, James J. Feeney, MD, Memorial Scholarship

Each applicant must be a DeKalb County resident currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited medical school curriculum or have been accepted into a college level pre-medical curriculum as a full-time student. The Feeney scholarship was established by Dr. Feeney’s widow and daughters.


Kishwaukee Hospital Physicians’ Medical Education Scholarship

Each applicant must be a DeKalb County resident currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited medical school curriculum. The Kishwaukee Hospital Physicians’ scholarship was created in 2004 by Photine Liakos, MD, to assist and encourage young people to join the medical and ancillary health services professions. The scholarship is funded by donations from local physicians.


Please send completed applications and supportive documentation, postmarked by May 1, 2016, to: KishHealth System Foundation, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115.


All scholarship forms are accessible at


Thank you,




Tamara M. Farrell

Internal Communications Specialist

Marketing & Public Relations

KishHealth System, part of Northwestern Medicine


1 Kish Hospital Drive
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
815.756.1521 ext. 153732 office
815.748.8992 fax

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