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DeKalb, Kish College candidates to take part in forum at Egyptian Theatre

March 18, 2019 GMT

DeKALB – The spring election is a couple of weeks away, and residents can learn more about the candidates during a forum Tuesday night at the Egyptian Theatre.

The event, presented by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, the Daily Chronicle and WLBK Radio 98.9 FM and 1360 AM, will begin with a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m. at the theater, 135 S. Second St.

Candidates seeking a seat on the DeKalb City Council, DeKalb Park District board, DeKalb School District 428 Board, Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees and DeKalb County Regional Board of School Trustees will take the stage at 6:15 p.m.

Each candidate will be allowed to give opening and closing statements, and they will field questions in between. Residents who cannot attend the event can send questions to the Chamber’s executive director, Matt Duffy, at matt.duffy@dekalb.org. Be sure to include the race for which the question is intended.

While only one ward is contested for the City Council – the 3rd Ward, which features former Alderman Steve Kapitan and retired police officer Tracy Smith – nine candidates are running for four seats on the District 428 board. That race features Orion Carey, Samantha McDavid, Sarah Moses, Jeremy Olson, David Seymour, Rick Smith, December Richardson, Stephen Irving and incumbent Fred Davis.

The Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees has three candidates – Kathleen Watkins, Kathleen Spears and Don Young – vying for two seats.

Gail Krmenec and incumbent Dag Grada are shoo-ins for two spots on the parks board.

For information, call the Chamber at 815-756-6306.