Daily Herald: Politicians Switching Gears

January 23, 2012 3:43:00 AM PST
State Sen. Chris Lauzen is running for Kane County Board instead of seeking re-election to his current job. Karen McConnoughay is running for Illinois Senate instead of seeking a new term as Kane County Board chairman. And a number of local officials are setting their sights on the Illinois General Assembly.

What compels candidates to switch gears and look to different levels of government for jobs?

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