Ogle County Republicans name County Board Replacement
(Stillman Valley)- During a meeting held in Stillman Valley on June 14, the Ogle County Republicans led by Chairwoman Stacy Flanagan replaced Ralph Hoekstra on the ballot in the 5 district after he announced he was no longer seeking the office of county board. Dan Janes was voted to replace Hoekstra on the November 6 ballot. Janes currently serves on the county board but lost in a four way primary back in February. District 5 is one of only two districts that the Democrats have a candidate seeking a seat on the County Board. So once again Janes will be once again in a battle of four candidates vying for three seats. The republican nominees are Martin Typer (the retired long time Circuit Clerk), Don Griffen Jr and Janes. The Democrats have fielded Willem Dijstelbergen.