As Democrat Jack Franks was winning the Chairmanship of the McHenry County Board, Republicans were taking control of the Madison County Board, located in the Metro East area.
County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler took out Democrat Alan Dunstan.
But, unlike in McHenry County the party of the winning County Board Chairman also took control of the County Board.
In McHenry County, Franks’ Democrats won but one seat on the 24-member McHenry County Board.
In Madison County, the Republicans switched the 18-10 Democratic majority to a 15-13 margin with one Independent.
The Republican County Board Chairman candidate got 62,499 votes to the Democrats’ 61,993.
The Madison County Republican apparently had coattails in contrast to Franks lack thereof.
Madison County has 225 precincts and 267,899 people in 2012.
McHenry County has 212 precincts and 307,729 in that same year.