• Patrick Daley Thompson: inspiring fans of sewage treatment to donate to his campaign

Some of us spent the primary election season consumed by the electoral machinations of Rahm Emanuel and Toni Preckwinkle—and the almost potentially exciting race for court clerk. But it turns out that many of the smart and connected people in town had their money on a guy running for the board of the water reclamation district.

It could have something to do with the fact that he’s a Daley.