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Voter turnout is consistent

By Clarissa Hinshaw | October 31, 2016

DeKALB | Voter turnout has been similar to the 2012 presidential election on campus at early voting locations.Early voting in DeKalb County began Oct. 17 but did not open on campus until Oct. 24 in the Holmes Student Center, Blackhawk Annex. Early voting...

Early voting for DeKalb’s 2015 consolidated election ends Saturday

By Northern Star staff | April 2, 2015

Early voting for the 2015 DeKalb consolidated election ends Saturday.The city of DeKalb has four aldermen seats being contested: wards 1, 3, 5 and 7.Early voting will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Holmes Student...

Voter turnout falls in DeKalb, Johnson walks away clerk

By Brennan Schneider | November 4, 2014

Douglas Johnson was the winner of the 2014 country clerk midterm elections.Johnson received 16013, or 58.4 percent, votes to win. Johnson said he was pleased with the result despite lower turnout than DeKalb saw in the 2010 midterm.“I was very pleased...

Gay marriage OK’d in DeKalb

By Kelley Byrne | March 16, 2014

DeKalb County issued its first marriage license for a same-sex couple on Thursday.For Darla Cook, 57, and Jaelyn Paulsen, 50, March 17 holds a special meaning as it is the anniversary of their 2010 civil union and will now be the anniversary of their...

County clerk hopefuls compete in primaries

By Colin Finnegan | March 4, 2014

Two locals are facing off in Democratic County Clerk primary while the Repulican candidate goes unopposed.The primary for the Democratic spot will take place March 18, and it pits Trent Taylor and Denise Ii against each other. Early voting for county...