Election spurred Rt. 53 turnaround
May 21, 2016 1:00 AM - Deathbed conversions are, by definition, rare and miraculous events. The exceptions, not surprisingly, are those of the political variety which are so commonplace that they are almost expected, especially in an election year. How many times have Illinois voters witnessed an entrenched incumbent, insulated from their own constituents by too many years in office, blithely ignoring their concerns right up until election time?