DeKalb mayor announces 2024 election bid for Illinois District 76 House of Representatives

Cohen Barnes to run for Democrat State Representative for 76th House District in 2024

Election 2024
DeKalb Mayor Cohen Barnes speaks during a news conference Tuesday, April, 4, 2023, in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Barnes, along with a group of llinois lawmakers, DeKalb city officials, representatives from NIU and Gov. JB Pritzker were on hand to promote the importance of funding higher education in Illinois.
DeKalb Mayor Cohen Barnes talks Monday, July 10, 2023, at the DeKalb City Council meeting about Elijah Livingston prior to telling him his wish was granted by Make-A-Wish Illinois and presenting him with a key to the city.
DeKalb Mayor Cohen Barnes, flanked by members of the DeKalb City Council, speaks during a special meeting of the council Monday, May 9, 2022, in the parking lot of the former Hillcrest Shopping Center. The meeting was held to kick off the demolition process of the strip mall on Hillcrest Drive which will begin Tuesday morning.