You can tell an election contest is close when one side stops putting out positive pieces about its candidates and starts attacking the other side.
Consider this literature found at the Crystal Lake Jewel on Saturday:
If you want four people beholding to the Crystal Lake High School teacher union one should vote for the top four.
The candidates now endorsed by the Crystal Lake High School teacher union. The third candidate, an incumbent who voted for the South High School bleachers, is an add-on since the first endorsement was announced.
I think this is the “Final Four” piece that has the teacher union nervous:
The side of the tax cutters’ palm card, containing a comparison of the candidates and the connection all of the teacher union’s endorsements have to school employees probably is the cause of the negative piece above.