Kristin Carty of Libertyville, Ill., and Joe Melograno of Salem announced their engagement. She is the daughter of Brian and Scarlett Carty of Libertyville. He is the son of Michael and Mary Ann Melograno of Bristol.
The future bride graduated from Libertyville High School and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, receiving a bachelor of arts degree. She attends Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., pursuing a master of science degree in regulatory compliance. She is employed at Baxter Healthcare in Deerfield, Ill.
Her fiance graduated from Central High School and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, receiving a bachelor of science degree. He is employed at Baxter Healthcare in Deerfield.
They plan to be married on Oct. 31, 2015.
The couple plan to reside in Salem.