Meet 2024 primary election candidates for 76th House District, 37th Senate District at virtual forums

Virtual forum hosted by WNIJ, DeKalb County League of Women Voters set for Feb. 15

Stickers await people who cast their ballots on the first day of early voting Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the polling place in the DeKalb County Legislative Center in Sycamore. Any registered voter in DeKalb County may choose to vote early, in person or through the mail, ahead of the June 28 primary election.

DeKALB – The League of Women Voters of DeKalb County will partner with WNIJ Northern Public Radio to host online forums with candidates running for Illinois’ 37th Senate District and 76th House District.

The forums will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 15 online. Voters can learn more about their choices ahead of the March 19 primary election.

Early voting started Thursday in DeKalb County.

The forums will be streamed on and the WNIJ Facebook Live page. Recordings of the forums also will be available at and

The 76th District covers La Salle, Bureau, Putnam and DeKalb counties, including the cities of Ottawa, La Salle, Peru, DeKalb and Spring Valley.

State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, will not seek reelection. Those running to be his successor include Democrats Cohen Barnes, Amy “Murri” Briel and Carolyn “Morris” Zasada, and Republicans Liz Bishop and Crystal Loughran.

The 37th Senate District includes parts of Lee, Bureau, DeKalb, Ogle and Whiteside counties.

Candidates for the 37th Senate District include Republicans Li Arellano, Chris Bishop and Tim Yager. Republican Sen. Win Stoller also is not seeking reelection.

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