You may disagree, but it seems to me the biggest winner was Mike Walkup.
Walkup, a former candidate for State Senate as a Democrat beat Old Establishment candidate and current County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller for the first at-large election of the office. I guess he is now part of the New Establishment.
Biggest loser – County Board Anna May Miller, wife of Bob Miller, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner. The campaign against her was that she is compensated about $98,000 for being his Road District secretary. Two of the couple’s Road District- employed sons-in-laws were tagged for being in the family ring of nepotism.
Will that lead husband Bob Miller to retire after this term?
Some might suggest that Joe Tirio was the biggest winner and opponent Tina Hill was the biggest loser.
Tirio certainly sold his issue of getting rid of the Recorder of Deeds as an elective office.
And Hill lost not only the Recorder’s race, but her Precinct Committeeman contest.
I guess that makes Tirio part of the New Establishment.
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Or maybe the biggest loser will turn out to be the push to widen Randall Road to six lanes when traffic has gone down.