DeKalb City Clerk

Sarah Jesmer

It started with a system glitch in the summer of 2016.

Hackers found a flaw in the online voting registration process in Illinois and exploited it. Illinois State Board of Election’s spokesperson Matt Dietrich said the board’s servers were flooded with queries, which are lines of code.

Suzanne Pupino is stepping down from her position as DeKalb City Clerk.

The move comes less than two weeks after being sworn-in.

According to a news release issued Friday night, Mayor John Rey said Pupino resigned to "spend more time enjoying her retirement."

Pupino was sworn-in on May 11, 2015 for a two-year term.

DeKalb Mayor Officially Looking For New City Clerk

Oct 14, 2014
City of DeKalb

DeKalb Mayor John Rey is officially looking for a city clerk.

The seat was left open after the early resignation of Liz Peerboom last month. Peerboom left after expressing frustration with the senior city staff.

Rey said anyone interested in the position should contact him, and “a cover letter of interest with a brief resume is requested.”

The appointed clerk will serve until the April election. After that, he or she can choose whether or not to run for rest of the term.

The position pays $5,000 annually.

DeKalb County Online

DeKalb Mayor John Rey will announce he is accepting applications for a temporary city clerk position Oct. 13. That's after former clerk Liz Peerboom formally resigned.

The Daily Chronicle reports Rey is waiting for a written opinion from the city attorney before appointing a new clerk.