DuPage County, A Former Conservative Stronghold, Voted Blue Up And Down Ballot

Blue Wave Illinois
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, gather in downtown Chicago, during election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. On a local level, Illinois had an unexpected blue wave throughout DuPage County. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
Blue Wave Illinois
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, gather in downtown Chicago, during election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. On a local level, Illinois had an unexpected blue wave throughout DuPage County. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

DuPage County, A Former Conservative Stronghold, Voted Blue Up And Down Ballot

Since the 1930s, the DuPage County Board has been controlled by Republicans, often with extreme majorities. As recently as 2016, the board had only one Democrat. Following this year’s election, they now have a majority on their county board.

Reset takes a closer look at what happened in local DuPage County races and what the county board looks like now.

GUEST: John Keilman, Chicago Tribune general assignment reporter