Kane County Board Member Chris Kious (D, Algonquin) has won reelection, through final ballots counted.
Kious, who’s president of the Kane County Forest Preserve District (county board members double as forest preserve district commissioners) was behind Republican challenger, Dundee Township Republican Organization Chairman Greg Buck of Algonquin by 11 votes.
Since election night, Kious has netted 66 votes, and has won by 55 votes, according to final unofficial returns.
- Chris Kious: 2,743
- Greg Buck 2,688
- NEITHER: 121 (undervotes from total ballots cast in Kane County Board District 23)
Kious looks on track to be re-elected to a 2nd term as Forest Preserve District president, given the Democrats hold a 17-8 majority (at-large elected board chairman is member of commission). That’ll be decided on December 13.
Also, the final Kane County budget was approved today at a special meeting of the Kane County Board.
After a failed amendment to apply a 3% property tax increase at the last minute by over 20 votes, the Kane County Board approved the budget without a property tax increase…unlike McHenry County.
Again Republicans failed the makil-in voting test.
What can be done next sprinf and thereafter can be found here.