Former Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell is returning to the department — as the next sheriff.
Campbell, who lost the 2014 GOP primary to eventual winner Wes Barr, will now replace Barr, who decided not to seek re-election after just one term. One of Campbell’s immediate priorities is to reinstate the county’s drug enforcement, or DIRT, team, something Campbell thinks he’ll be able to do quickly.
Former Sangamon County Clerk Joe Aiello is also making a comeback in county government, winning the race to replace retiring Tom Cavanagh as Treasurer. Aiello defeated Democrat Tom Raymond 62-38%.