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Why some suburban politicians are aiming for higher -- or lower -- office

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  • David Barkhausen is a Lake County Board District 13 candidate.

    David Barkhausen is a Lake County Board District 13 candidate.

  • Des Plaines mayoral candidate Marty Moylan holds up a campaign sign signed by supporters in 2009.

      Des Plaines mayoral candidate Marty Moylan holds up a campaign sign signed by supporters in 2009.
    BILL ZARS | Staff Photographer

  • Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay

      Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Marty Moylan

    Marty Moylan

  • Chairman of the Kane County Board Karen McConnaughay, left, works to get out the vote in 2008.

      Chairman of the Kane County Board Karen McConnaughay, left, works to get out the vote in 2008.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan hugs his mother Shirley Moylan of Arlington Heights after he was elected in 2009.

      Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan hugs his mother Shirley Moylan of Arlington Heights after he was elected in 2009.
    BILL ZARS | Staff Photographer

  • Karen McConnaughay

    Karen McConnaughay

 
 

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?

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