Editor’s Note: This story, which appeared on the 10 p.m. newscast on Friday and online, originally reported Ms. Johnston was a Democrat, citing information sent in a DuPage Republican Party news release. That is now in dispute and the story has been updated. We have also reached out to police to gather more information.
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On Friday, The DuPage County Republican Party said Johnston was a Democrat. But the DuPage County Democratic Party reported Saturday that a Freedom of Information Act Request had revealed that Johnston was a Republican judge for the last few cycles — including 2020.
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Johnston is charged with theft and criminal damage to property. Both are misdemeanors.