Early voting in DeKalb County ramped up on Monday with the opening of all four satellite sites, in addition to the Sycamore site that has been open since September 27. On the first day of expanded early voting, 124 ballots were cast in Sycamore, 90 in DeKalb, 60 in Sandwich,...
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...

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...
Join candidate Paul Stoddard tomorrow, Saturday, July 28th for a fun night of trivia and delicious food at a local favorite restaurant, Sorrento’s. Trivia will begin at 6:00PM and will end at 9:00OPM. Sorrento's is located at: 50W187 State 64, Maple Park Event Website https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trivia-night-with-paul-stoddard-for-state-representative-tickets-47656967272?ref=eios&aff=eios  Event Phone 815-895-5466 Click the Eventbrite for...
Thirteen local, regional and state-level political candidates participated in the first DeKalb County Online "Meet the Candidates" night at the Red Roof Inn DeKalb Thursday night. For two hours, candidates spoke about their qualifications for office and their views on important issues. They also answered questions from the moderator, Michael...
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...
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...
The 2018 General Election is over and all of the incumbent Republican politicians from DeKalb County survived the "blue wave" that swept across Illinois and much of the country. Although their races were closer than they were hoping for, both DeKalb County Clerk, Doug Johnson, and 70th District State Representative,...
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...
Voting is one of the last free things our government lets us do without taxation. There is a major push for this off-year election to have one of the highest turnouts. DeKalb County Online is not endorsing any candidates in respect to the voters. When a media source, organization or union...
Here's an opportunity to share questions and concerns with local politicians in a casual setting at the annual "Unplugged Politics" event in Genoa, IL. Join the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce for a catered lunch and table talk with State Representative Jeff Keicher and State Senator Dave Syverson, who will both...