State Sen. Chris Lauzen is running for Kane County Board instead of seeking re-election to the Senate. Karen McConnoughay is running for Illinois Senate instead of seeking a new term as Kane County Board chairman. What compels candidates to switch gears and look to different levels of government for jobs?
What it paysIllinois Senate $67,836
Illinois House $67,836
Kane County Board chair $95,000
DuPage County Board chair $128,000
Lake County Board $43,750
Des Plaines mayor $9,600
Source: Illinois General Assembly, county boards, City of Des Plaines