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Source: DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder website.

DeKalb County sees increase in voter turnout

Kierra Frazier, News Editor November 13, 2020

DeKALB — This year’s 2020 general election has seen more voters cast their ballot in DeKalb County than any other general election in previous years, with mail-in ballots still being counted.  In DeKalb County, a total of 63,841 people were registered...

Polling place sign on the Barsema Alumni and Visitor's Center on Nov. 3.

Students react to 2020 election results

Kierra Frazier, News Editor November 10, 2020

DeKALB — After five days of counting votes, Vice President Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump Saturday as the 46th President of the U.S., prompting some students to breathe a “sigh of relief” after hearing the results. As of Tuesday, Biden...

Voting booths stand in the Barsema Alumni and Visitor's Center on Tuesday.

Illinois ‘fair tax’ amendment headed for rejection

Kierra Frazier, News Editor November 4, 2020

DeKALB — The Associated Press projects that Illinois’s graduated income tax amendment has failed with 97% of votes counted as of Nov. 4. The amendment appears to have failed with 2.7 million Illinois voters against the amendment and 2.2 million...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak to supporters, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del., as Jill Biden looks on. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

AP: Biden wins Illinois

Associated Press November 4, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in Illinois.

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2020 file photo, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Durbin is running for re_election against Republican Tom Cotton in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite File)

AP: Durbin wins reelection

Jamie O'Toole, Reporter November 4, 2020

DeKALB — Democratic Senator Dick Durbin has won reelection as the Illinois’ U.S. senator, according to the Associated Press.  He has previously served as a senior United States Senator since he was first elected in 1996.  Durbin has been the...

Dennis J. Miller

Miller appears to retain coroner position

Kyle Mathas, Reporter November 4, 2020

DeKALB- Incumbent Dennis J. Miller is the apparent winner of the DeKalb County coroner race after beating out Cat Brian Prescott by 11,389 votes on election night. Miller first became coroner in 1984. Miller won with 28,888 votes against Prescott with...

Amato appears to win state's attorney as of election night

Amato appears to win state’s attorney as of election night

Jacob Baker, Reporter November 3, 2020

DeKALB — Incumbent Republican Rick Amato appears to have won the DeKalb County State’s Attorney race after beating out Democratic candidate Anna M. Wilhelmi by 7,000 votes on election night. Amato appears to have won DeKalb County with 26,685 votes...

Grubbs appears to win circuit clerk as of election night

Grubbs appears to win circuit clerk as of election night

Justin Kelley, Reporter November 3, 2020

DeKalb — Republican candidate Lorri Grubbs appears to have won DeKalb County circuit clerk with 9,490 more votes than Democratic candidate Rukisha L. Crawford on election night. Grubbs will replace Maureen Josh, who will retire at the end of this year.  Grubbs...

Closeup of election vote button with text that says 2020

DeKalb County Board election results announced

Northern Star Staff November 3, 2020

The following are the apparent winners of the election for DeKalb County Board as of 10:40 p.m. Nov. 3, according to the DeKalb County election reporting console. County Board Member District 1: Kathleen Lampkins (R): 69.21% of vote with 3023 votes. County...

Demmer appears to win DeKalb County

Demmer appears to win DeKalb County

James Krause, Reporter November 3, 2020

DeKALB — State Rep. Tom Demmer is the apparent winner of in DeKalb County of the Illinois House of Representatives' 90th District with 2,247 more votes than Democratic candidate Seth Wiggins on election night. Illinois' 90th House Disctrict spans DeKalb,...

Candidate profile: Illinois State Representative, District 70

Keicher apparent winner of DeKalb County

Bisola Bello, Reporter November 3, 2020

DeKALB — State Rep. Jeff Keicher appears to have won DeKalb County as of election night with 3,444 more votes than Democratic candidate challenger and DeKalb County Board member Paul Stoddard for the 70th District on election night. Rep. Keicher has...

Election Day 2020: DeKalb voters voice their thoughts

Election Day 2020: DeKalb voters voice their thoughts

Patrick Murphy, Visual Editor November 3, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg0asP9PAyU

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