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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...
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...
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 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...
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, thirteen local, regional and state-level political candidates spoke about their qualifications for office and their positions on important issues. The also answered questions from Moderator, Michael Embrey, and audience members. Here is a brief summary of the comments made by the DeKalb County Board Candidates....
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...

Know Before You Go

Early voting in Illinois starts Thursday, September 27. Voters' credo should be "Know Before You Go." The problem with early voting in previous elections should be a wake-up call to voters. Events and revelations in the final weeks of a campaign should make a difference to the voters who appear...
Illinois Races Impacted by DeKalb County Voters: (Full results will be added when official) Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D) Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul (D) Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (D) Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza (D) Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs (D) U.S. House (14th Congressional District) Lauren Underwood (D) U.S. House (16th Congressional District) Adam Kinzinger (R) Illinois State Senate (District 35) Dave Syverson (R) Illinois...
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...
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...