Political Event Rundown


With the November 6, 2018 Midterm Elections approaching, there are plenty of opportunities to meet the candidates at public events or support your candidate of choice at a fundraiser.

Here is a rundown of upcoming DeKalb County political events (please send information about others to editor@dekalbcountyonline.com so they can be added):

Coffee for Sara Dady, Saturday, September 15 @ 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., The House Cafe, 263 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, Illinois; Organizers: DeKalb County Democrats, Sara Dady For Congress

Meet and Greet the Candidates Picnic – Garden of Eden Park, Saturday, September 15 @ 12:00 p.m., Garden of Eden Park, 1343 Adam’s Way, DeKalb, IL

The Democratic Party wants you to vote so we are bringing the candidates to you. We are inviting local, state, and the federal Representative candidates to come speak with and listen to you.

We will have food from Betty Jean’s Soul Food Diner & Catering. We will have a bouncy house and other activities for children. We are inviting all the people who are running for government offices this November. We are hoping to have music between candidates talking.

For questions and to volunteer to help call (224) 206-4555.

Come out and meet Carolyn Morris, candidate for DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder. You can support with a suggested minimum donation of $10. Beverages and snacks will be provided! Thursday, September 20, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., O’Leary’s Ale House, 260 E. Lincoln Hwy, Dekalb, IL.

Pizza with Paul. Meet with Paul Stoddard, Candidate for State Representative. Saturday, September 29, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St., Kingston, IL

Ask questions that are important to you about our state government and enjoy free pizza! Hosted by Mike & Lana Haines.

Free and open to the public

5:30 p.m. Meet & Greet with candidates
6:30 p.m. Forum starts in theatre

Details on candidates and contested races will be posted once available closer to event.


  1. DeKalb County Online will be hosting a “Meet the Candidates” forum on September 27 at the Red Roof Inn in DeKalb, Illinois. Meet the Candidates in a social sett at 6:30 PM and the at 7:00 PM candidates will have a chance to answer general question from local people. This events is sponsored by DeKalb County Online and hosted by Michael Embrey.

  2. Most of the events listed are for Democrats. We are certainly not trying to be partisan. I know that the Republicans were at Corn Fest and the Sandwich Fair and Jeff Keicher had some events that we promoted, but I’m just not seeing anything coming up.

    Please send events for Republican candidates, too, when you find out about them! We want people to be informed about everyone running for office.

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