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  • New Kane Sheriff Kramer follows lifelong mentor: His dad Dec 1, 2014 4:06 PM
    Following his father's footsteps, Donald Kramer was sworn in as Kane County Sheriff on Monday. George Kramer, 81, who was sheriff from 1978 to 1986, attended the ceremony in which county board members also were sworn in. "He's been my mentor my whole life," Kramer said of his dad.

  • New Kane sheriff says no drastic changes in 1st month Nov 5, 2014 7:13 PM
    A day after winning the Kane County Sheriff's seat by 30,000 votes, Donald Kramer says he won't do anything drastic in the first 30 days in office. Kramer, a Republican, also is considering a survey among residents to see how the department is doing.

  • Will County sheriff race too close to call Nov 4, 2014 11:41 PM
    The race for Will County sheriff is so tight that it could take days to declare a winner. Just 242 votes separated the two candidates, with all precincts voting. But the unofficial tally does not include early votes, as well as provisional and late absentee ballots that could take days to count.

  • Zaruba wins fifth term as DuPage sheriff Nov 5, 2014 12:18 AM
    DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba easily defeated Democratic challenger Mike Quiroz Tuesday to win his fifth term. With all 756 precincts reporting, Zaruba, a Republican, received roughly 62 percent of the vote.

  • Kramer will be next Kane County sheriff Nov 4, 2014 11:58 PM
    It took him two tries, but Donald Kramer didn’t give up and achieved his goal to become the next Kane County sheriff and to follow in his father’s footsteps.

  • Prim wins race for McHenry County sheriff Nov 4, 2014 11:21 PM
    Republican Bill Prim has won the race for McHenry County sheriff by a wide margin. Prim, 55, of Cary, had 41,320 votes, or about 60 percent of total votes, compared to Independent Jim Harrison, 56, of Johnsburg, who had 27,028 votes, with 209 of 212 precincts reporting. The unofficial tally does not include early votes, as well as provisional and late absentee ballots.

  • GOP’s Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran notches easy win against Democrat Patt Nov 4, 2014 10:49 PM
    Republican Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran withstood a tough campaign from Democratic challenger Jason Patt to secure four more years in his job. With all 415 precincts counted late Tuesday, Curran took home 114,268 votes, unofficial totals show. Patt received 75,651 tallies.

  • Hot races in Lake County Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Many incumbent candidates in federal, state and local governments have faced stiff, and often contentious challenges, during what has been a heated and often nasty midterm election campaign. The Lake County ballot contains several hot races, including the 10th Congressional, Lake County Sheriff and the 62nd and 59th state legislative districts.

  • Hot races in the Fox Valley Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    New sheriffs will be elected in Kane and McHenry counties on Tuesday. They are among the most hotly contested countywide and legislative contests on the ballot for Fox Valley voters this year.

  • Hot races in the Tri-Cities area Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Kane County sheriff's race highlights a roster of election contests Tuesday that are guaranteed to produce a new office holder. Other hotly contested races include: Kane County Board District 11, the 14th and 11th Congressional Districts, and the 50th State House seat.

  • McHenry County sheriff candidates want to curb costs Oct 27, 2014 5:45 PM
    The race for McHenry County sheriff pits a candidate with legal and business experience against another with extensive police experience. Republican Bill Prim, 55, of Cary, retired as a Des Plaines police commander after a 27-year career. He now works as a court security office in Lake County. Independent James T. “Jim” Harrison, 56, of Johnsburg, served eight years as a McHenry County Sheriff’s deputy and has run a law firm in Woodstock since 1991. His clients have included the county and the sheriff’s office.

  • Schneider, Dold talk immigration and jobs at North Chicago forum Oct 27, 2014 5:30 AM
    Immigration reform and jobs were front and center Sunday at a candidates forum featuring the two nominees in the hotly contested 10th Congressional District race, Republican challenger Bob Dold and Democrat incumbent U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider. Lake County sheriff's candidates also spoke at the forum in North Chicago.

  • Kane sheriff hopefuls explain why each deserves your vote Oct 23, 2014 5:27 AM
    As early voting begins, the two men running to be the next Kane County sheriff state their cases for why they should succeed Pat Perez. Don Kramer, a Geneva Republican, hopes to follow in his father's footsteps as sheriff; Willie Mayes Sr., an Aurora Democrat, cites his law enforcement experience and community involvement.

  • Sheriff’s candidates debate adding marine deputies Oct 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    Lake County sheriff candidate Jason Patt says more needs to be done to enforce laws and patrol waterways like the Chain O’ Lakes, but incumbent Sheriff Mark Curran said that would mean cuts in other important services.

  • Endorsement: Harrison for McHenry County sheriff Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Independent Jim Harrison for McHenry County sheriff.

  • Drugs, gangs, Ferguson hot topics at Kane Co. sheriff debate Oct 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    Kane County sheriff candidates Willie Mays Sr. and Don Kramer shared their views Wednesday night on gangs, drugs and how to prevent another Ferguson, Missouri, event in the suburbs.

  • Patt taps former jail chief Firman as potential undersheriff Oct 16, 2014 1:01 AM
    Lake County sheriff candidate Jason Patt has tapped a former county chief of corrections as his undersheriff, should he win election Nov. 4. Patt says he'll appoint Patrick Firman, a Lake Villa Republican, to serve as his second-in-command if he ousts incumbent Sheriff Mark Curran next month.

  • Endorsements: Zaruba for DuPage County sheriff Oct 16, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses John Zaruba for DuPage County sheriff.

  • Endorsement: Kramer for Kane County sheriff Oct 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Donald Kramer for Kane County sheriff.

  • Endorsement: Return Curran as Lake County sheriff Oct 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Mark Curran for Lake County sheriff.

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