Last Time Around

On April 17, 2007 a total of 12,916 (23%) of the registered voters made their choices count in the local consolidated elections. The following, from the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder's office, are the results of that election. UNOFFICIAL RESULTS DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS ...
I am not voting for a single incumbent on Tuesday, April 5th. I am one of those angry voters fed up with the lack of accountability that led to local government yearly spending increases that were twice or more higher than their annual revenue increases. More specifically, I'm sick...
So Gracie and I covered the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Forum for District 428 Board of Education Candidates. It was held at the Egyptian Theatre. The event was sponsored by the Daily Chronicle and WLBK 1360 AM. Kate Schott, editor of the Chronicle served as moderator. Twice as many people...
From the stage of the Egyptian Theatre, candidates (except Eric Calmeyer) for the open seats on the first, third, fifth and seventh wards in the City of DeKalb prepared and presented their cases for representing their respective constituents on the city council. The challenges for providing local government services...

Put up or shut up.

John Acardo told the audience at last night's candidates forum at the Egyptian Theatre that only 238 early votes have been cast for the entire county so far for the April 5th Consolidated Elections. He told me in a brief conversation during the meet and greet session that the...
Candidates for village, park, school and library boards in Kirkland discussed the issues facing their community in a town hall style forum held at the Kirkland Fire Department facility. The forum was sponsored by the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and was moderated by Ken Brooks, chamber president. The candidates were...
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is hosting two Candidates Nights this Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the Egyptian Theatre. Come both nights, listen, learn and vote wisely this April 5th in the Consolidated Election. Government needs the participation of it's citizens more than ever with this economy and the...
March 29, 2011 marks the end of Grace Period Voting.  Individuals currently not registered to vote have until 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 to register and vote at the same time.  Early Voting will continue for registered voters until 6:00 PM on March 31, 2011. On March 30,...
The Greater Area Kirkland Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a candidate’s night this Tuesday, March 29th from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Kirkland Community Fire Station west of the Village on Highway 72.  Candidates for the village board, school board, library board, and park board have...
Seven of the eleven candidates running for the four seats open on the District 428 Board of Education attended the League of Women Voters (unaffiliated) Candidate Forum at the Cortland Lions Club shelter. Gracie Mott counted 98 people in attendance near the event's beginning. School board candidates spoke first. But...
Three of the four candidates seeking the three open seats on the Cortland town board discussed the landfill and a proposed 1 cent sales tax referendum among other items during the League of Women Voters' candidate forum held at the Cortland Lions Club shelter. The forum was moderated by...
Background: I have lived in DeKalb for 23 years, and have been involved in education here for most of those years; as a parent of three children who graduated from DHS, as a student (MsEd) at NIU, and as a teacher at Huntley Middle School for...