Charges have been dropped against one of Northern Illinois University’s top financial officials. University controller Keith Jackson was charged last year with two felonies and one misdemeanor related to the so-called “coffee fund” scandal.
The DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office is preparing for a change in leadership. That's after Democrat Richard Schmack defeated incumbent Republican Clay Campbell in Tuesday's election. Schmack says he wants to focus on restructuring the office, with an emphasis on training younger assistants.
Republican Clay Campbell has served as DeKalb County State’s Attorney since 2010, when he won a special election. He is seeking another term. Campbell’s opponent this fall is Democrat Richard Schmack, a private attorney who has previously served as an assistant state’s attorney in DeKalb County. The two candidates were asked a set of questions by WNIJ's Mike Moen.