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New Year's party today:

The Elgin American Legion Post 57, 820 N. Liberty St., will host a New Year's Eve Party starting at 4 p.m. today. It is open to the public, and there is no cover charge. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass, and there will be singing and dancing to free jukebox all night. The canteen will provide barbecue pork sandwiches and a cash bar will be available. For information, call the Post at (847) 741-1684.

School board vacancy:

Consolidated School District 158 has an opening on its board of education due to the resignation of Michael Skala, who was elected to the McHenry County Board in November. The board will appoint someone to fill a three-month vacancy. The seat will then be up for election in April. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, proof of citizenship and a copy of voter registration by 4 p.m. Jan. 7 to Naomi Fettes, Board Operations, Consolidated School District 158, 650 Academic Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102. For details contact Fettes at (847) 659-6158 ext. 6103 or nfettes@district158.org.

ECC's 'Welcome Wednesdays':

Elgin Community College offers "Welcome Wednesdays" the first Wednesday of each month. Sessions include an overview of the college's programs and services, a tour and an opportunity to talk with the recruitment staff. The program is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and begins in Room 167 at the Student Resource Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Call (847) 214-7385 or visit elgin. …