DeKalb County candidates forums scheduled

The League of Women Voters DeKalb County and the DeKalb Public Library have organized two virtual candidate forums that are open to the public.

The first event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 1, and will feature three local offices – DeKalb County State’s Attorney, DeKalb Circuit Clerk and DeKalb County Coroner. The candidates include Rich Amato (Republican) and Anna Wilhelmi (Democrat) for state’s attorney, Rukisha Crawford (Democrat) and Lori Grubbs (Republican) for circuit clerk, and Dennis J. Miller (Republican) and Cat Brian Prescott (Democrat) for coroner.

The second virtual forum on Oct. 8 will feature candidates for the 70th and 90th districts in the Illinois General Assembly at 6 p.m. and candidates for DeKalb County Board at 7 p.m. Each county board candidate will be asked five questions with one minute to answer and have a two-minute closing.

To register for these Zoom events, visit the DeKalb Public Library website at Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting five minutes prior to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before.

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