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Latest updates from the campaign:

Monday, March 18, 2024 1:20 PM

Grab the scissors. Our ‘bedsheet ballot’ for the 2024 Illinois primary is here.

Chicago Tribune

Today the Tribune Editorial Board publishes what we call our “bedsheet ballot.” It’s our list of endorsed candidates that readers can clip from the newspaper and carry with them into voting booths. Yes, it’s legal. So round up the scissors.

The bedsheet ballot appears in today’s Sunday edition of the Chicago Tribune, as well as Tuesday’s paper. For digital readers, we have provided the bedsheet ballot below, as well as a downloadable PDF version.

Two items you’ll see on our list are worthy of extra attention: a “vote NO” recommendation to Chicago’s proposed real estate tax increase, and our endorsement of Eileen O’Neill Burke for Cook County state’s attorney. You can find our full endorsements here.

Friday, March 1, 2024 4:40 PM

The Chicago Tribune Endorsement

The Chicago Tribune

Pretty incredible that this campaign has hit the radar of a major publication! I am humbled and filled with gratitude to receive the endorsement of the Chicago Tribune. This moment fills me with excitement and a profound sense of honor. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and belief in me.

Friday, December 1, 2023 12:05 PM

WIFR coverage of Over 1,000 Union Jobs We Created Here in DeKalb with Meta

Over 1,000 Union construction jobs created by Meta's datacenter.  Years of hard work working on Economic Development have paid off here in DeKalb.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 4:16 PM

Cohen Barnes introduced by Governor as Economic Development Leader for the State!

Too cool to be introduced by the Governor as an Economic Development leader in the State and the region!  This was a huge day for the State and the City of DeKalb.  The partnerships I been able to be part of, both public and private, has been a formula for success for us!

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 11:44 AM

WREX TV Interview at Meta's Grand Opening

DeKalb Mayor Cohen Barnes talks with WREX about the significant impact Meta has made on the residents of DeKalb, Northern Illinois University, and the region.  

Sunday, October 8, 2023 9:16 AM

Northern Star Announcement on Cohen Barnes Running for State Rep

University Publication Prints Article on Cohen Barnes for State Rep

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 9:00 AM

The Midweek expands on Election Bid Announcement

Local newspaper covers Cohen Barnes' election bid announcement in depth - Link to The Midweek

Friday, September 22, 2023 9:00 AM

Cohen Barnes Announces Candidacy for Illinois State Representative of the 76th District

DeKalb Mayor Cohen Barnes announces he’ll seek office in 2024 as the next State Representative for the 76th District, currently held by Democrat Lance Yednock who won’t seek reelection.

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