Schou out; Hawes announces

Schou out; Hawes announces


Winnebago County Clerk John Schou recently announced that he will not be a candidate for re-election to the clerk’s position. Schou, a Republican, was appointed county clerk by County Board Chairwoman Kris Cohn in January of 1997. He was first elected to the County Board in 1980 and served on the board until his appointment as clerk. In November of 1998, Schou was elected to a four-year term as county clerk.

This will be Schou’s second retirement. He worked at Rock Valley College from 1966 until his retirement in 1995. He was a professor of history, coordinator of audio visual services and director of continuing education during his years at the college.

Schou said, “I plan to complete my term and leave office in December of 2002, when my successor will be sworn in. I enjoy serving the public as county clerk and appreciate the fine staff that we have in our office. I hope that my successor will continue to improve the services that we provide for the public.” On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Republican Tom Hawes officially announced his intention to run for election as Winnebago County Clerk at a special event at the Sanger Home in Roscoe, Illinois.

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