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In observance of the Presidents Day holiday, the Daily Chronicle newspaper will not be published February 18. Breaking news and information will be updated on

Early voting opens in Sycamore

SYCAMORE – Already know who you’re voting for in the March 20 primary election? Then there’s no need to wait until March 20.

Early voting is underway in the Gathertorium at the Legislative Center, 200 N. Main St., Sycamore.

Grace period registration begins Feb. 21.

Here are the dates times in which you can cast your early vote:

• Friday; Monday to Feb. 16; Feb. 19 and 20; weekdays Feb. 22 to March 2; and March 5, 7 and 9 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 21 – 8:30 a.m. to noon

• March 6 and 8 – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• March 10 – 9 a.m. to noon

• March 11 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• March 12 to 16 and 19 – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• March 17 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• March 18 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DeKalb School District 428 Board member Howard Solomon and DeKalb County Board member Paul Stoddard are vying to fill the 70th District seat being vacated by state Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley. They’ll debate at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the DeKalb Public Library, and the winner of the Democratic primary will face Republican Jeff Keicher of Sycamore in the Nov. 6 general election.

Republican Brian Stewart of Freeport and Democrat David Simpson of Shabbona are facing off for the 45th District Senate seat Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, is vacating.

In countywide offices, only DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder Doug Johnson, R-Sycamore, will see an opponent in Carolyn Beth Morris, D-DeKalb. The other countywide offices with elections are regional superintendent of schools, sheriff and treasurer – in all them, incumbents are running unopposed.

November will be a different story.

At the County Board level, there will be a contested seat in District 2, where John “J.J.” Wett, D-Genoa, will face Tim Hughes, R-Kingston, for an unexpired two-year term, and another contested seat in District 11, where Courtney Schuett, D-Waterman, will face incumbent Dan Cribben, R-Somonauk.

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