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Elections 2014: Candidate Profiles

By Jon Lindley | October 26, 2014

Candidate for County Board District 5

Name: Stephen Reid

Age: 64

College: NIU

Hometown: Oak Lawn, but moved to DeKalb when he was 17

Goals for Position: He wants to educate the public about the government, state and federal level, inform residents of DeKalb’s wellbeing and show and tell people where their government is lacking. Also, Reid wants schools to do a better job at teaching students about information that will help them later in their lives.

Why Reid is running for this position: He was on the County Board for four years and wants to give back to DeKalb since it has been his home since 1967.

Experience: Reid was a fireman and a paramedic for 30 years and also ran an antique business for 30 years.

Why should people vote for him?:He said he is doing his part for the community and cares about the real issues the community is facing. He said he wants to educate the people on who people should vote for in higher-up positions in government to see the changes the people want.

Student Spotlight: Mary Okeyo to help lives of Tanzanian women

By Jon Lindley | October 19, 2014

Mary Okeyo hopes to return to her home town of Mwanza, Tanzania, after graduate school to educate young women.Okeyo, who studies counseling and higher education, has been working to better the lives of Tanzanian women through fundraising events that raise...

Dog Pound Deli reopens at Stevenson

By Jon Lindley | October 14, 2014

The Dog Pound Deli celebrated its grand re-opening in Stevenson Hall while its manager hopes to take the brand campuswide.The Tuesday grand reopening featured free cookies and drinks, along with a raffle and photo shoot with Victor E. Huskie. The Dog...

Elections 2014: County Treasurer Candidate Profile

By Jon Lindley | October 14, 2014

County TreasurerName: Christine JohnsonAge: 54College: NIUGoals: As investment officer of Dekalb County, she’s ensuring the safety and security of county funds, as well as ensuring a good return on investments. Another goal is to make more information...

County Clerk Candidate

Elections 2014: County Clerk Candidate Profiles

By Jon Lindley | October 7, 2014

Name: Douglas J. JohnsonAge: 57Education: Kishwaukee CollegeGoals: To increase the security of online resources over the County Clerk’s public records, as well as increase election-related technologies to help reduce the cost of elections.Related experience:...

DeKalb County Sheriff Candidate 

Elections 2014: DeKalb County Sheriff Candidate Profile

By Jon Lindley | October 7, 2014

Name: Roger A. ScottAge: 67Education: Two years at Kishwaukee College; received his bachelor’s from Aurora College, which is now Aurora UniversityGoals: Completing the DeKalb County Jail expansion project.Related experience: Worked with the sheriff’s...