Phone: 815.739.8472

About Lori

Lori Grubbs, a lifelong resident of DeKalb County and employee of the DeKalb County Circuit Clerk’s Office, has announced that she is seeking the DeKalb County Circuit Clerk’s position in the fall of 2020 with the retirement of Maureen Josh.


Graduated from DeKalb High School in 1989 and Kishwaukee College with an Associates of Arts Degree in 1992.

Personal Life

I am a lifelong resident of DeKalb County.  I grew up in DeKalb and moved to Sycamore after graduating from college.  I am married to my husband of 19 years and we have two children who are students in they Sycamore School District.  My family attends Christ Community Church.  For the past 10 years, I have served in Kids World children’s ministry. I have volunteered at Feed My Starving Children, Meals on Wheels and the Sycamore School District.

Professional Life

While attending Kishwaukee College, I worked part-time for a local law office in DeKalb. In 1994, I began working at the DeKalb County Clerk’s Office, starting as a Deputy Circuit Clerk in the Civil Division.  In 2004, I was appointed as supervisor of the Civil Division where I serve today in this role.

Work experience

In my 25 years as a deputy circuit clerk and and 15 years as a  supervisor in the Civil Division, I have been part of the team that has implemented e-filing, scanning all civil court documents, e-appeals and online Orders of Protection.  I prepare and work with the Second District Appellate Court on cases that are appealed in DeKalb County.  I work closely with all court personnel and offices including; Judiciary, State’s Attorney Office, private attorneys, self represented litigants, local and state law enforcement, and Safe Passage to  maintain the court record.


In my 25 years at the DeKalb County Circuit Clerk’s Office, I have built strong relationships with the many offices that interact at the courthouse.  I hope to continue and build upon the mission of the DeKalb County Circuit Clerk’s Office to provide strong public service, access, and transparency to those who are in the court system.

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