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Senator Dave Syverson earns third straight term

By Northern Star Staff | November 6, 2018

Republican senator Dave Syverson ran unopposed in the 2018 midterm elections, clinching his third straight win in the 35th district.Syverson served as an Illinois state senator in the 34th district from 1993-2013. He is a proponent of limiting big government...

Pension concerns shown at legislator, faculty forum

By KeAndre Worthy | November 21, 2013

About 400 faculty and staff, active and retired, gathered Wednesday in the Holmes Student Center to discuss pension reform with state legislators.Representatives Tom Demmer and Bob Pritchard and Senator Dave Syverson attended to get the peoples’ perspectives...

Syverson takes Republican primary following ballot issue

Syverson takes Republican primary following ballot issue

By Joe Palmer | March 21, 2012

After a ballot issue, State Senator Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, won the Republican primary for Illinois’s 35th state senator district. The win came after Winnebago County had improperly sized ballots, which interrupted the tabulation process. The seat...

State Senator Christine Johnson

Winnebago county ballot issues delay state senator results

By Joe Palmer | March 21, 2012

State Senator Christine Johnson was “not quite ready to concede” after a ballot issue in Winnebago county caused delays. Johnson (R-Shabbona) held a results viewing party at the Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W, State St Sycamore, Tuesday night. The event...