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Obama wins another four years in office

By Samantha Brockett | November 7, 2012

America will see four more years with President Barack Obama. The election was decided late Tuesday night with the president receiving 303 electoral votes to defeat Republican challenger Mitt Romney who only had 206, according to CNN news. CNN reported...

Christensen elected as new regional superintendent

By Kyle Boyd | November 7, 2012

Amanda Christensen won the position of regional superintendent of schools for DeKalb County. Christensen defeated Republican incumbent Derek Avery by more than 3,000 votes. She will now serve in the position for a four-year term. “I’m so excited and...

Demmer beats out Boken in 90th District

Demmer beats out Boken in 90th District

By Maria Ahmad | November 6, 2012

The 90th district elected Republican Tom Demmer as its new state representative, defeating Democrat Tom Boken by 24 percent. Ninety-two percent of  precincts were accounted for by 11:40 p.m. election night, with 62.1 percent of the votes for Demmer...

Voting a privilege to all in U.S.

By Katie Finlon | November 6, 2012

Today, I’m gonna go political on your butt. I’m sure Facebook is reminding you well enough that today’s Election Day—the day in which the fate of our country as we know it will be decided by the American people and the Electoral College. No pressure...

Romney is the business-saavy, economic choice

By Holly New | November 6, 2012

First of all, Romney holds a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. And despite scrutiny, his development of Bain Capital has lead to a very successful business, demonstrating that he has the business experience...

President Obama is the safe, compassionate choice

By Troy Doetch | November 5, 2012

I’m voting for Barack Obama because our economy is improving, gaining an average of 170,000 jobs per month, according to an October Washington Post article. I see no reason to gamble this on former governor Mitt Romney’s mysterious tax plan: a plan...

 

Election Profile: President of the United States of America

By Joe Palmer | October 30, 2012

Election Profile: President of the United States of America Barack Obama Party: Democrat, Incumbent Age: 51 Born: Honolulu, Hawaii Campaign Headquarters: Chicago Campaign Slogan: “Forward” Vice presidential running mate: Joe Biden Education: Bachelor’s...

Election Profile: DeKalb County Board District 12

By Joe Palmer | October 30, 2012

Election Profile: DeKalb County Board District 12 John Frieders Party: Republican Age: 56 Hometown: Sandwich Education: Diploma from East Aurora High School Career: Farmer Main Goals/Priorities: • Candidate could not be reached at this time, despite...

Election Profile: U.S. Representative IL-16th

Election Profile: U.S. Representative IL-16th

By Joe Palmer | October 30, 2012

Adam Kinzinger Party: Republican, Incumbent Age: 34 Hometown: Channahon Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science from Illinois State University Career: Congressman, pilot in the Air National Guard Main Goals/Priorities: • Reducing the scope...

Election Profile: 23rd Circuit Judge

Election Profile: 23rd Circuit Judge

By Joe Palmer | October 29, 2012

Election Profile: 23rd Circuit Judge Bill Brady Party: Republican Age: 63 Hometown: Sycamore Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, J.D. from Loyola Law School Chicago Career: Associate Circuit Judge...

Election Profile: U.S. Representative IL-14

By Joe Palmer | October 29, 2012

Election Profile: U.S. Representative- IL-14th Randy Hultgren Party: Republican, Incumbent Age: 46 Hometown: Winfield Education: Bachelor’s degree from Bethel University, J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law Career: Vice president of marketing at Performance...

Tom Demmer

Election Profile: Illinois State Representative 90th District

By Joe Palmer | October 29, 2012

Illinois State Representative - 90th District Tom Demmer Party: Republican Age: 26 Hometown: Dixon Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Dayton Career: Director of marketing and strategic planning at KSB Hospital Main...