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Less than four weeks after Democratic challenger Paul Stoddard announced his intention to seek the office of Illinois District 70 House of Representatives, current Illinois District 70 Representative Jeff Keicher announced his intentions to run for a second term. This election will be a rematch...
On Tuesday on the Northern Illinois University campus, U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood addressed a wide variety of issues, such as the tariff war between the U.S. and China, Democrat and Republican gridlock in Washington, D.C., and border detention centers problems. Underwood also addressed the sad state affairs for Higher...
Victims of stalking and petitioners for an order of protection who operate a home-based business have a new protection in state law to shield their privacy, as legislation sponsored by State Representative Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, was signed into law by Governor Pritzker on August 23 to allow...
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Illinois Governor JP Pritzker visits DeKalb County to sign a new bill regarding Women's Health and affordable mammograms program for all Illinois women. Senate Bill 176 sponsored by Illinois Senator Linda Holmes and Illinois Legislator District 70 Jeff Keicher.

What is FOIA

DeKalb County officials will be hosting a Freedom Of Information Act forum for those appointed and elected officials that would like to get additional information on current rules and regulations related to FOIA request.  This workshop overview will be held Thursday, September 12 starting at 6:00 PM.
As summer turns into fall all eyes are on events and activities that bring people into DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau has been the focal point when promoting the area. The DCCVB was created to promote events, activities and DeKalb County as a...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Pietrowski 815-762-2054  DeKalb County for Warren Kick-off event on August 29DeKalb - A kick-off event for DeKalb County for Warren in support of Elizabeth Warren for President is Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. at Pizza Pros, 1205 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb. The...
John F Donahue with Rosenthal, Murphey, Coblentz & Donahue wrote the following letter to DeKalb County State's Attorney Rick Amato on behalf of his client, the City of DeKalb. The City maintains it did not violate the Open Meetings Act and can legally change the Office of...
DeKalb County States Attorney Rick Amato sent a letter to DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith, among others, expressing serious concerns on the city clerk matter. The city council has 2nd reading at its next meeting to approve two ordinances that would change the elected independent office of the...