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The results of the 2018 General Election are in, and even though we don't have the final totals because some districts haven't yet reported, we know who all the winners are. Overall, other than Lauren Underwood ousting Randy Hultgren from Congress, there wasn't much change across the DeKalb County...
With the meeting tonight to plan for the 2020 DeKalb County elections, I thought this might be a good time to revisit the issues that occurred at the NIU voter registration center during the 2018 General Election. Carolyn Morris, who was running for DeKalb County Clerk, had a test on...
Following is a summary of comments made by Liliana Orozco, Carolyn Morris, and Doug Johnson last Thursday night at Red Roof Inn DeKalb during DeKalb County Online's "Meet the Candidates" event. We have also embedded videos from the event. Liliana Orozco, Democrat, Candidate for DeKalb County Treasurer She is 30 years old...
SYCAMORE - The Republican nominee for State Representative in the 70th District has been appointed to the Illinois General Assembly. Members of the Representative Committee of the 70th Representative District met and selected Jeff Keicher of Sycamore to finish the term of former Representative Bob Pritchard (R-Hinckley). The Representative Committee...
On Thursday, September 27, 2018, DeKalb County political candidates spoke at the Red Roof Inn DeKalb and fielded questions from moderator, Michael Embrey, and the audience in attendance. This is a report of what was said by state-wide candidates, David Simpson and Paul Stoddard, as well as the statement read...
You can still register to vote on Election Day in DeKalb County. If you are not yet registered (or not sure), if you recently moved and need to change your address, or if you don't know the location of your polling place go here for information: November 6, 2018 General...
Dekalb County Local Election Results (All 65 Districts Reported) DeKalb County Election Reporting Console Contest COUNTY CLERK Candidate Total Votes Vote % DOUGLAS J. JOHNSON (REP) 18502 51.84 CAROLYN BETH MORRIS (DEM) 17189 48.16   Contest COUNTY TREASURER Candidate Total Votes Vote % CHRISTINE J. JOHNSON (REP) 19631 55.53 LILIANA OROZCO (DEM) 15723 44.47   Contest SHERIFF Candidate Total Votes Vote % ROGER A. SCOTT (REP) 27514 100 NO CANDIDATE FILED 0 0   Contest REGIONAL SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS DEKALB COUNTY Candidate Total Votes Vote % AMANDA CHRISTENSEN (DEM) 27368 100 NO CANDIDATE FILED 0 0   Contest REGIONAL SUPERINTENDENT...
After being appointed to finish the term of retiring 70th-District State Representative Bob Pritchard, Jeff Keicher was sworn in on July 17, 2018. We spoke with him to get his thoughts on his first 90 days in office. What's been the biggest challenge of being a freshman representative? "Your first initial...
The race for Illinois State Representative for the 70th District will consist only of the two candidates from the major parties – Democrat Paul Stoddard (me) and Republican Jeff Keicher.  A potential third candidate, Libertarian John Mathey, fell short of the required number of signatures.  John collected more than...
Representative Robert Pritchard (R - IL 70) announced he was stepping down and not seeking re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives (70th District). Citing 14 years in Springfield as being long enough, Bob plans to devote more time to family and serving on the Board of Trustees for...
DeKalb County Online will be hosting "Meet the Candidates" tonight at the Red Roof Inn, DeKalb, 1212 W. Lincoln Hwy. The evening will kick off with a social gathering and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., each candidate will be given five minutes to speak about his/her candidacy and...
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...