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November 30, 2020

Dear DeKalb County Citizens,

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the DeKalb County Circuit Clerk since I was elected in 1984. As December 1, 2020 will begin the term of a new Circuit Clerk, I want to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Citizens of DeKalb County for allowing me to serve for 36 years. I have never forgotten all of the people who helped me get this job as well as the many people who have supported me over the years. Serving as an elected official is an awesome responsibility and a great honor. It is not a job that is possible to do alone. In addition to the entire court system, the County Board, other department heads, employees of DeKalb County government and the remarkable staff of the Circuit Clerks Office, the support of the individuals of the County we serve is critical. Without that support, no individual can succeed. Good government is not by chance, it is intentional.

The people of our County expect good government and they have that right. The DeKalb County Circuit Clerk’s Office has a standard of excellence and has a reputation state wide that is without equal. The service the staff provides is outstanding and we always remember who we serve; you the public. I am thankful to have had this time, and I know it will be difficult to leave, but I do so with great gratitude and wonderful memories. Although I sincerely regret not having an opportunity to meet with many of you to personally thank you, I hope you know how appreciative I have been for everything you have done to allow me to serve. The signing of petitions, walking in parades, yard signs, fundraising, door to door campaigning, encouraging words, kind notes and letters, and countless other gestures will not be forgotten. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have enriched my life beyond measure. I am proud to have been your Circuit Clerk and I will forever be grateful.

Sincerely,
Maureen A. Josh
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Wishing all a very Safe & Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 ... See MoreSee Less

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As we gear up for Thanksgiving I urge you to remain safely at your home with your household and talk to loved ones on the phone, via video chat or in-person with masks on, outside if possible. Prepare a take home food package they can eat at their own home if you do not want them to miss out on your famous Thanksgiving dish, etc...

Please do not risk any of your family or friends lives or your own by having a large family gathering this year.

It is not worth the risk and our hospitals and health care workers cannot take on a huge surge of patients beyond what they have now.

Be thankful for your family and thankful for advancements in vaccines and treatments so that hopefully by Thanksgiving 2021 we can gather without worry with our family and friends.

Please be respectful when speaking about COVID-19. It is real and it has impacted many individuals in our community and the world at large.

Canada had a huge COVID-19 spike after their Thanksgiving in October. I really hope people are cautious so we do not have a huge surge here after Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,
Mark Pietrowski Jr.
Dekalb County Board Chairman
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The DeKalb County Administration Building is now closed to the public without an appointment until further notice.

If you are needing assistance from one of the following County Departments, please phone first:
County Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 815-895-7149
County Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . 815-895-7156
County Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . 815-895-7147
County Assessor . . . . . . . . . . . . 815-895-7120
County Treasurer/Collector . . . 815-895-7112
Community Development . . . . . 815-895-7188

Thank you for your understanding.
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The DeKalb County Board bid farewell to five (5) outgoing Members at last night's Board Meeting. We want to thank them for their service to the County and to all the citizens of DeKalb County.

We would like to say an added thank you to Mark Pietrowski, Jr. who has been the County Board Chairman for the past six (6) years.

We wish them all the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Chris Porterfield 01/21/2015 – 11/30/2020
Tracy Jones 12/03/2012 – 11/30/2020
Mark Pietrowski, Jr. 12/03/2012 – 11/30/2020
Jeff Whelan 12/06/2010 – 11/30/2020
Paul Stoddard 03/21/2007 – 11/30/2020
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November 30, 2020

Dear DeKalb County Citizens,

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the DeKalb County Circuit Clerk since I was elected in 1984. As December 1, 2020 will begin the term of a new Circuit Clerk, I want to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Citizens of DeKalb County for allowing me to serve for 36 years. I have never forgotten all of the people who helped me get this job as well as the many people who have supported me over the years. Serving as an elected official is an awesome responsibility and a great honor. It is not a job that is possible to do alone. In addition to the entire court system, the County Board, other department heads, employees of DeKalb County government and the remarkable staff of the Circuit Clerks Office, the support of the individuals of the County we serve is critical. Without that support, no individual can succeed. Good government is not by chance, it is intentional.

The people of our County expect good government and they have that right. The DeKalb County Circuit Clerk’s Office has a standard of excellence and has a reputation state wide that is without equal. The service the staff provides is outstanding and we always remember who we serve; you the public. I am thankful to have had this time, and I know it will be difficult to leave, but I do so with great gratitude and wonderful memories. Although I sincerely regret not having an opportunity to meet with many of you to personally thank you, I hope you know how appreciative I have been for everything you have done to allow me to serve. The signing of petitions, walking in parades, yard signs, fundraising, door to door campaigning, encouraging words, kind notes and letters, and countless other gestures will not be forgotten. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have enriched my life beyond measure. I am proud to have been your Circuit Clerk and I will forever be grateful.

Sincerely,
Maureen A. Josh
... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing all a very Safe & Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

As we gear up for Thanksgiving I urge you to remain safely at your home with your household and talk to loved ones on the phone, via video chat or in-person with masks on, outside if possible. Prepare a take home food package they can eat at their own home if you do not want them to miss out on your famous Thanksgiving dish, etc...

Please do not risk any of your family or friends lives or your own by having a large family gathering this year.

It is not worth the risk and our hospitals and health care workers cannot take on a huge surge of patients beyond what they have now.

Be thankful for your family and thankful for advancements in vaccines and treatments so that hopefully by Thanksgiving 2021 we can gather without worry with our family and friends.

Please be respectful when speaking about COVID-19. It is real and it has impacted many individuals in our community and the world at large.

Canada had a huge COVID-19 spike after their Thanksgiving in October. I really hope people are cautious so we do not have a huge surge here after Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,
Mark Pietrowski Jr.
Dekalb County Board Chairman
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

The DeKalb County Administration Building is now closed to the public without an appointment until further notice.

If you are needing assistance from one of the following County Departments, please phone first:
County Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 815-895-7149
County Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . 815-895-7156
County Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . 815-895-7147
County Assessor . . . . . . . . . . . . 815-895-7120
County Treasurer/Collector . . . 815-895-7112
Community Development . . . . . 815-895-7188

Thank you for your understanding.
... See MoreSee Less

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The DeKalb County Board bid farewell to five (5) outgoing Members at last night's Board Meeting. We want to thank them for their service to the County and to all the citizens of DeKalb County.

We would like to say an added thank you to Mark Pietrowski, Jr. who has been the County Board Chairman for the past six (6) years.

We wish them all the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Chris Porterfield 01/21/2015 – 11/30/2020
Tracy Jones 12/03/2012 – 11/30/2020
Mark Pietrowski, Jr. 12/03/2012 – 11/30/2020
Jeff Whelan 12/06/2010 – 11/30/2020
Paul Stoddard 03/21/2007 – 11/30/2020
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