Kathy Bergan Schmidt, new chair of the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee, was almost picking off incumbent Republican County Board member Nick Provenzano before the early votes were folded in.
Provenzano was reported to be leading by 97 votes. There were 23,308 votes reported then.
After adding the early and absentee votes, there were 29,458 ballots cast in District 3.
286 votes is the margin now reported that Schmidt beat Provenzano.