Elburn—Premier Boys State of Illinois, a citizenship training program sponsored by the American Legion, and funded in part by various community service organizations, has announced that William Osborne III, a resident of Elburn, has been elected to the position of County Clerk in his county at Boys State. William is the son of Tammy Osborne.
The Boys State citizenship program features two hypothetical political parties which are not affiliated with existing political parties in Illinois. Candidates campaigned on political platforms and programs unique to the Boys State experience.
Boys State is a mythical 51st state with a constitution, and a body of laws found in most state governments. A week of campaigning, along with classes on citizenship, culminates with the election of a Boys State Governor.
The American Legion Boys State program, which operates in all 50 states, originated in Illinois in 1934.