Joe Boyer

Stephenson County

A northern Illinois township finally has a Highway Commissioner, but there is still work ahead. Rock Run Township is northeast of Freeport, in Stephenson County. In April, voters elected Joe Boyer for Highway Commissioner. He handily beat the incumbent even though he unexpectedly died a month before the election. The Township board has been trying to find a fitting replacement in another Democrat. This month, members chose Shawn Schaaf, but there was some concern since he didn’t have an...