The City of DeKalb Council Chambers in City Hall will be the site of a Candidates’ Night this Wednesday, October 17th, hosted by the League of Women Voters of DeKalb County. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Audience members may submit questions at the door. Audience members wishing to submit questions should plan to arrive a few minutes early. Susan Stephens, News Reporter at WNIJ 89.5 FM, will moderate.
Take advantage of voter registration, available on site. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The Candidates’ Night will be broadcast live on television, on the public access Channel 14 viewable in the DeKalb area. There will also be live video streaming on the Internet on the City of DeKalb’s Website.
Candidates for Congress IL-16, State House 70, 23rd Circuit Court Judge, county-wide offices, DeKalb County State’s Attorney, Regional Superintendent of Schools, and DeKalb County Board Districts that fall within the public access channel’s viewing area responded to the invitation to attend. Information on the upcoming state-wide referendum on pensions and the DeKalb City Clerk that will appear on the ballot will also be provided.
There is now a time conflict with a recently scheduled DeKalb County Board’s Executive Committee meeting and the Candidates’ Night. Because of the time conflict, all County Board candidates will be given the opportunity to provide a two-minute statement through a representative, if they cannot be present because of the meeting.
Those wishing to submit questions for candidates can increase their chances of their questions being chosen by keeping the questions short enough to fit on a 3 x 5 card and written legibly. Audience members should also write questions that both candidates can answer, not questions that are directed only at one candidate. The League will provide other tips on how to write good questions for candidates at the door. Citizens who will watch at home or on the Internet can submit questions via e-mail by midnight on October 15 at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The DeKalb City Hall Council Chambers are on the second floor of 200 S. Fourth Street in DeKalb, accessible by an elevator.