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Democratic candidate for state representative pushes for bipartisan collaboration

By Dan Doren | 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...

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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...

Candidate profiles: State representative 90th district

By Joe Palmer | February 19, 2012

Name: Liandro "Li" Arellano Affliation: Republican Hometown: Dixon Occupation: Small business owner/Soldier - U.S. Army Reserves Qualifications: Self-employed business owner/entrepreneur Platform: Balance Illinois budget, end corruption in state government...

NIU physics professor makes time for politics

By Danny Cozzi | April 21, 2011

Not only is Michael Fortner an assistant physics professor at NIU, but he also divides his time as a state representative in the Illinois General Assembly. Fortner received his M.S. in 1983 and his Ph. D in 1989 from Brandeis University. He has taught...