LATE UPDATE 10:25 pm: In a pair of stunning upset victories, both Dan Sugrue and Jim Moran won their respective Green Oaks and Libertyville Village Trustee Races against entrenched incumbents!!!
CONGRATS TO JIM AND DAN! [end of update]
This may take you by surprise, but there IS an election today.
Best of luck to my friends who are running in various local races like Dan Sugrue for Green Oaks Village Board, Jim Moran for Libertyville Village Board, and many others. In the last few years, the local GOP has been playing a little bit of catch up with recruiting candidates and encouraging them to run in local races to build up a 'farm team' - something the Lake County Dems managed to get a bit of a jump of us on. Well, no more free ride, guys.
HEARD ON THE STREET: There may be a lot of interesting action going on around the North Shore with respect to redistricting very soon... names like Garrett and Link are being thrown around as possibly ending up in the same district and being forced to shoot it out in a primary (that is, assuming both will want to run, which is not fer sher, especially in the case of Link).