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Democratic candidate for state representative pushes for bipartisan collaboration

By Dan Doren, News Reporter | September 6, 2019

Paul Stoddard, a DeKalb County Board member running for state representative of the 70th Illinois House district in 2020, had his campaign kick-off event 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 720 Somonauk Street in Sycamore. There, Stoddard gave a speech on his reasons...

City, county work together to clean Kish

By Kristin Maglabe | December 3, 2014

The city and county have come together to keep the Kishwaukee River watershed clean and safe from pollution.A watershed is an area of land where surrounding bodies of water go into the same place. The Kishwaukee River Watershed is a 779,747-acre watershed...

Faculty Senate endorses gen. ed reform hesitantly

Faculty Senate endorses gen. ed reform hesitantly

By Margaret Maka | October 29, 2014

Faculty Senate endorsed a program that will reform gen. eds, but its members also expressed concern about the program’s pace and implementation plan at a meeting Wednesday.Progressive Learning in Undergraduate Studies aims to reform general education...

Election Profile: DeKalb County Board District 9

Election Profile: DeKalb County Board District 9

By Samantha Brockett | October 28, 2012

Julia L. Fauci Party: Democrat, Incumbent Age: 60 Hometown: DeKalb Education: Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in visual communications from Northern Illinois University. Career: Retired graphic designer Main Goals/Priorities: •Creating jobs and supporting...

DeKalb County Board member, Jeff Metzger Sr. (R-Sandwich)
decided to run for the state House seat in the 90th District.

Metzger sets eyes on state House seat

By Thomas Verschelde | September 19, 2011

DeKalb County Board member, Jeff Metzger Sr. (R-Sandwich) decided to run for the state House seat in the 90th District. Metzger served on the DeKalb County Board for the last six years and worked at Elgin Community College for 32 years. “I am extremely...

DeKalb County seeks change to districts

By Thomas Verschelde | April 12, 2011

DeKALB | The DeKalb County Board will decide April 20 whether it will shrink from 24 members to 18. The reduction comes to the board from an ad hoc committee that made the recommendation. Julia Fullerton, chairperson of the ad hoc rules committee, said...