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County Board Candidate With Criminal History Accused Of Living In Illinois – Ignores KCE

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Stephanie Knezz Mugshot From Drinking and Driving In Illinois
(Geneseo, Illinois Police Department)

Stephanie Knezz is running to be on the Kenosha County Board and will be on the ballot this April 2nd. We told you that, as a teacher in Illinois, the tells her students she’s “queer,” and doesn’t like white scientists. A resident of Kenosha County’s second district took to social media to post that Knezz lives in Illinois. “[Knezz] then explained that she lives in Evanston where she is a Chem Prof at Northwestern.” The post on Nextdoor caused a big stir. Jodi Meurhoff, a millionaire limousine liberal and an officer with the Kenosha County Democrat party, defended Knezz, but presented no evidence.

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Kenosha County Clerk Regi Waligora (D)

According to her campaign paperwork, Knezz listed an address in the 5900 block of 3rd Ave. KCE looked up the address and learned that it belongs to her 70-year-old mother. We asked Knezz how she splits her time between her Mom’s house in Kenosha and her residence in Evanston. She didn’t want to talk about it. She ignored us. We also asked about a DUI arrest in Illinois – she didn’t want to talk about that either. KCE asked the County Clerk about Knezz. County Clerk Regi Waligora (D) told KCE “As clerk, I am not required to investigate [candidate eligibility].” She is being slightly disingenuous though. In 2022, she received an anonymous tip that a republican running for office didn’t live where she said she lived. Waligora actually drove out to the residence and spoke to the landlord of the candidate. She asked if the candidate actually lived there. He confirmed her residence. It is unknown why Waligora investigates Republicans and not Democrats.

Terry Rose (D) – County Board Member and Local Attorney, Stephanie Knezz (D) – Teacher
(File Photo of Rose, Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)(Knezz – facebook.com)

KCE has since heard from other residents of the second district that claim Knezz lives in Evanston, but is running in Kenosha. She was recruited by the Kenosha County Democrat party to run against longtime county board member and democrat Terry Rose, a local attorney. They didn’t feel like he was and extreme enough voice on the board. They believe he is too moderate.

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Knezz, 35, was arrested for drinking and driving several years ago in Illinois. Knezz was speeding, driving without valid registration and drinking –  she failed the standardized field sobriety tests. We also asked Knezz about this arrest and again, no answer.

We also learned a lot by just browsing social media to see who she is involved with:

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Angela Cassidy – School board candidate and criminal who once ran around neighborhood naked.

Andy Berg – Amature homosexual porn star, alleged embezzler.

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Steffany Caputo – Extremist, activist

Sabrina Landry – Extremest liberal and school board candidate, who married a person who was convicted of a serious sex crime.

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Knezz, Landry and Caputo
(facebook.com)
Knezz and Cassity
(facebook.com)
Andreas Meyers Andy Berg
(facebook.com)

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  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.

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94 Responses

  1. It’s well past time that Democrats holding elected office and running for elected office prove they really live in Kenosha County.

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  2. It looked cute back then when it was a she , before it started taking chemicals and what not to become a non-binary Avatar

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    1. I’m so sick and tired of these liberal democratic morons getting involved in politics! All they do is contribute to the decline of the areas that they represent!! Look what’s happening to this country as a whole. It’s getting sicker & sicker by the minute!!! The red flags are everywhere but nothing gets done to stop these freaks! This sick bitch tells her students that she’s a lesbo and hates white scientists and lies about her address and still can run? If this country cannot be saved by handling these sickos the right way then I support handling whatever way it takes to rid the world of this scum!!!

  3. Almost all kiddies that move to the big city keep mommy & daddy’s address —- to get out of expensive city stickers, emissions , high vehicle sales tax , etc —- Steph needs to GROW THE FUCK UP

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    1. I’m so sick and tired of these liberal democratic morons getting involved in politics! All they do is contribute to the decline of the areas that they represent!! Look what’s happening to this country as a whole. It’s getting sicker & sicker by the minute!!! The red flags are everywhere but nothing gets done to stop these freaks! This sick bitch tells her students that she’s a lesbo and hates white scientists and lies about her address and still can run? If this country cannot be saved by handling these sickos the right way then I support handling whatever way it takes to rid the world of this scum!!!





  4. Steph’s mommy has college degrees , so Steph-o lied about that too—- in one of his/her/whatever profiles he/she sais “ first gen college grad”

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  5. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of plates are on her car because if they are Wisconsin plates she’s breaking Illinois law by living there and if they’re Illinois plates it means she’s not a resident of Wisconsin. Regardless, it’s up to our Wisconsin official to check it all out like she did last time, otherwise maybe we can get a petition going to impeach her or whatever else can be legally done according to relabeling the Democrat playbook. Maybe we can hit her with some Rico charges and take away her mom’s home if she can’t come up with a million dollars…

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  6. Wait, Regi Waligora investigated the residence—literally drove her vehicle to the address—of a Republican candidate in question but not the residence of a Democrat candidate in question?? This is absolute partisan corruption. We need a closer look into Waligora, as in, how many times has she investigated Repubs compared to how many times she’s investigated Dems, and, how much dark money did she accept in the 2020 election.

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    1. totally agree. She pretends to be neutral in her position but her behavior says otherwise. Nevermind the crappy job she’s done with the other municipal
      clerks. How can we get rid of her?

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    2. Tell me pls, who IS responsible for confirming residency if not the clerk, whose main resp is elections and working FOr The People? STATUTE PLEASE

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  7. Look! Another degenerate J-w looking to get into politics to spread degeneracy in our covenanted land.

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    1. 18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the Lord hath spoken it.

      Hopefully soon.

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  8. You should contact berg on this! He’s friends with her and is blasting Rodriguez for living out of his district for a few months! The hypocrisy is amazing with this one!!!!

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    1. Don’t forget to contact Monica Yuhas, too. She was demanding the county add a requirement to sign an affidavit of residency to run for county board. I don’t hear her talking about Knezz’s residency.

      Someone should look into where Arrington lives since last time he was on the county board. If I recall correctly, he moved out of his district and still held onto his seat, even though he missed many, many meetings, he still wanted that paycheck. The only reason he resigned from the county board was he ran for KUSD school board and wrote his real address on his paperwork and outed that he no longer lived in the district.

      Yuhas, Berg, and all the Democrats seem okay with the fact Bob Wirch hasn’t lived in his district for over 10 years.

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  9. We the People need to take back Kenosha. The democrats turned it into a mini Chicago with their corrupt politics.

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      1. Vote for Carl Coulson for trustee in Pleasant Prairie! He sees what’s happening and is running against Mike Pollocoff!

  10. Get copies of her tax returns to see where she claims residence. Rich people have to be diligent about spending minimum 6 months in Florida or the state where they reside the rest of the year comes after them. Records must be kept, proof must be provided. Time to give this human a fiscal colonoscopy.

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  11. There are certainly many nefarious individuals running for public Office in Kenosha and the County! How is it that Regi Waligora can show such bias in investigating candidates too? She needs to be removed from her County Clerk position. Come on Kenosha! We need some good, honest and moral candidates to run and get elected. Here is a pro-tip for you–anyone that the disgusting skank Jodie Meurhoff supports is your clue to vote the opposite! Meurhoff, Trudell, foul-mouth Landry, Sgt Hard Berg, butch Kneezz, and their ilk are terrible for Kenosha

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  12. KCE is the only media that is standing up for freedom and transparency in what America should be.

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  13. This article reads as a desperate attempt to spread misinformation. To claim that she doesn’t live in Kenosha without giving any credible evidence is a fallacy. Also, her arrest was from 2009…when she was 20. Grasping at straws much?

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    1. No evidence? I cited that I have more than two eye-witness accounts. She doesn’t dispute not living in Wisconsin. As for the DUI. People who drink and drive put people’s lives at risk. It’s always relevant. The center for disease control suggests that people drive drunk 80 times per DUI. Centers for Disease Control. “Vital Signs: Alcohol-Impaired Driving Among Adults — United States, 2010.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. October 4, 2011 ↩︎

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      1. The legal determination of residence is made on a case-by-case basis and the analysis can be complicated. For example, there are people who have “sham” residences for various purposes and then there are people who legitimately hang their hats in more than one place. One of the criteria is where does the person intend to return.

        For example, the former mayor of Milwaukee is now ambassador to Luxembourg. I suspect he “lives” at the embassy but he didn’t give up being a “resident” of Milwaukee. And, of course, we have the “snowbirds” who spend a good chunk of the year in Florida or Arizona. Many have “second homes” there but like the birds come back when the weather warms up.

        In my own case, I was once a Kenoshan working for a Wisconsin based company at one of its Michigan facilities. Too far to drive home at night! I had a sleeping room I rented by the week there with virtually no “comforts of home.” Most weekends I came back to my home in Kenosha. I never had any substantial physical presence in Michigan — most of my property was in Kenosha, car registered here, Wisconsin driver’s license and I voted here. I filed nonresident Michigan and resident Wisconsin tax returns. Though I spent the bulk of most weeks in Michigan I never forfeited Wisconsin residency.

        Things aren’t always as clear cut as this, however. Where I worked in Michigan we had many Chicago officials who had weekend retreats, including Mayors (plural) Daley. In Kenosha County Ald. Burke and his wife, an Illinois Supreme Court justice, have a weekend and summer retreat. Residency issues come up a lot in border counties. In some cases there are “sham” residences and in others it’s a legitimate close call and someone has to declare which “home” will be their “legal residence.”

        “Not living in Wisconsin” may — or may not — be relevant to the issue of “residence.” When I worked in Rockford (for the same previously mentioned Wisconsin company) we used to joke with many of the city and county elected officials about their “other” homes in the Town of Turtle near Beloit. There’s a case (before the state law was changed) about Madison city employees who had family homes outside the city and rented “crash pads” in the city to claim city residency for employment purposes and the courts didn’t buy it. In this case, Knezz has a record of being a registered voter in Kenosha and voting for several years. She works in Evanston (and possibly sometimes in Madison, too). She may “live” in Evanston during the week but the legal question of “residence” may turn on where she intends to return. There is no magic “checklist” in the law (which is not well defined, by the way). One thing that is pretty consistent though is that you have to be consistent. For example, when I took college credit classes while living in Michigan I paid nonresident tuition because I was a Wisconsin resident. Note, though, the use of the colloquial word of “live” or “lives” may have limited meaning. If my car was being fixed at Blossomland Motors or I left a suit at Michigan Cleaners I would legitimately give my address as 233 Michigan instead of 2009 17th Avenue, Kenosha, because for their purposes they would more likely rely on the address where they would be able to find me that day or the next day. That’s just common sense.

        Now the question of who deals with a complaint of nonresidence. When candidates run for office they must declare candidace and circulate nominating papers declaring their residence. The filing officer is charged with ruling on any challenges to the validity of the nomination. The time for challenging this locally has passed. If someone is elected to office or remains in an office for this they are not qualified to occupy then a complaint may be made to the Attorney General of Wisconsin.

        Residency disputes are often complicated and sometimes it almost comes down to a coin toss — not literally but a sometimes person will have to choose one or the other but not both.

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        1. It’s really not that complicated, and nothing you described is confusing. What it is, is hidden and the average citizen can’t just walk in some place and demand to see stuff that would answer the questions in a hurry. We have people who have resided in Kenosha for years yet still drive around with Illinois plates, we have senator work who supposedly moved into an apartment rented from the Bell family but anyone who drives by which is pleasant prairie House would find him there more often than that. It’s not complicated at all, it’s just hard to find people who don’t want to be found in a legal system that won’t let you find them easily.

    2. “Misinformation” …I recognize that term. I can’t wait for you to throw in the word “racist” or “fascist”.

  14. So if a citizen raises the concern about a candidates eligibility related to any of the eligibility requirements, who is tasked with determining said eligibility?

    I have worked as an election judge for many years. At every election there are election monitors who can challenge if a voter is eligible to vote. These monitors have designated party affiliations. The election judge must document the challenge and process it accordingly.

    Go Terry Go!! The lessor of two evils.

    1. Depends on when, where and why the challenge is made. The filing officer (county clerk) would be the likely choice at the inception of candidacy . Once that window for challenge is closed then it may have to wait, as a practical matter, to see if they win the election. If they do then the challenge would be made to the Attorney General. If the Attorney General refuses to proceed a person who has legal standing could bring a court challenge.

      1. P.S.: I know about the court challenge because I did one once after the Attorney General declined to prosecute.

  15. When without being asked, someone makes a point of telling you they are, “rational” they aren’t rational. Kind of like how stupid people often say, “look, I’m not stupid, you know”.

  16. This is all very entertaining, in a freak show sort of way . The “good” news is , this creature has absolutely zero chance of beating Terry Rose.
    Have a wonderful day !!!

  17. Hey berg, where’s your Facebook post on this? It’s your political party so it’s ok right? Great values you have ya crook!

  18. This is a statement in fact of what the local socialist party will do to win votes. Not withstanding the fact that it appears Franks Dinner has become the local Socialist gathering place. Living in the Peoples Republic of Illinois and running for office in Wisconsin sounds like a violation of the Law.

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    1. Franks diner is the local communist party hangout…. You are correct. Correct me if I’m wrong but the local radio non legend that calls himself live and local hasn’t touched this story??? Trump derangement syndrome from the vacant Gurnee Mills mall.

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  19. As it stands the time frame to challenge qualification for ballot access has passed — no challenge to nomination papers.

    A county board members once elected must remain a resident of their district or they vacate their seat.

    If a person is holding office illegally an action called a quo warranto may be filed by an person with standing to do so.

    For over 10 years Knezz has been a registered elector at her stated address. It would take some significant evidence to dispute that. Residence challenges are tricky as people often have more than one dwelling. Joe Biden lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. but also has his residence in Delaware.

    1. It’s living in the area where you represent.
      Biden currently represents the whole United States.
      Even when in congress from Delaware, Washington is the place that you “go to” to represent.

      In this Kenosha case it’s directly live here work here. No second homes.

      For what it’s worth, it cost less to commute to Evanston than live in Evanston.
      Maybe she’s too crazy for even Evanston to get elected there. So she comes here.
      Some people just crave power. Regardless of where

      1. Biden reference IS correct to show that a person’s legal “residence” is not always the same as where they may be “living.”

        1. And if this silly is / was get selected president of the United States it will be apropos for her situation, but it isn’t right now, and you are just saying silly s*** that has nothing to do with her situation

  20. P.S.: In checking her out I saw that she just turned 35 years old. That was stunning. She looks more like 65.

    1. Not enough freaks in liberal IL for her?

      What a martyr…. She has what a 45 minute commute from Kenosha. A lot of people have commutes to work.

  21. From what I can find,it seems BobWirch(D) resides in Rockford and spends much time at the VFw or Golden Corral

    1. He just stays at Golden Corral until it stops raining, then he returns to the church Festival circuit to eat for free, ending his Festival of eating season at the Labor Day trough at St Therese.

  22. Anyone else find it odd that most of Kevin’s post involving criminals or hypocrites are all friends of berg, caputo, Joel? Like a never ending circle of hypocrites

  23. The Kenosha News spotlighted her and Rose. She didn’t even once mention a topic she wants to fix, absolutely zero platform. She says it’s about a difference in opinion. It’s about the county and its governance. Terry Rose not only listed accomplishments but issues facing the county. Do yourself a favor and look closely at what you are voting for!!!

  24. OMG. This is my district. Idk who to vote for. The dyke criminal or the cunning geezer. Which of the 2 support legal weed?

  25. On a side note, because of the liberal drunk driving laws in liberal Illinois she was never CONVICTED but rather given “supervision.”

  26. Evanston cares a whole lot about WI elections:
    https://ucevanston.org/milwaukee-voter-project/
    This Communist group used to be called North Shore Indivisible but now also calls themselves the Milwaukee Voter Project…founded by IL Dems. Here’s a quote from one of their Dec newsletters:
    “ Hello Old North Shore Indivisible Friends,

    The Milwaukee Voter Project is now in full swing, offering regular training for folks who are interested in driving up to Milwaukee for a few hours to help register voters. The training takes about an hour and is on Zoom – easy peasy!!”

    Ummmmm

    1. Lake Forest/Lake Bluff does, too. The dark money from the family that owns Uline keeps crawling out of the sewer.

      1. HUH? Do you really believe the ULINE family gives time or money to democratic organizations? LOL

  27. How is this not the Clerks responsibility? Time to remove her as well. (about Knezz. County Clerk Regi Waligora (D) told KCE “As clerk, I am not required to investigate [candidate eligibility].

  28. I’m so sick and tired of these liberal democratic morons getting involved in politics! All they do is contribute to the decline of the areas that they represent!! Look what’s happening to this country as a whole. It’s getting sicker & sicker by the minute!!! The red flags are everywhere but nothing gets done to stop these freaks! This sick bitch tells her students that she’s a lesbo and hates white scientists and lies about her address and still can run? If this country cannot be saved by handling these sickos the right way then I support handling whatever way it takes to rid the world of this scum!!!

  29. She came to my house not that long ago to hock her b.s. She was very condescending in her tone. “Did you know that there’s an election coming up?” Talking down to me like I’m stupid. Not surprised…I’m a white male, so she hated me from the get go. Barf.

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