Helen Hawkins has done nothing for the residents of Granite City. I defy you to name anything she has done. She votes against party lines? Big deal. It's easy to vote no if you don't care about the ultimate outcome and if your objective is to impress your constituents.
I repeat, no county board member in Granite City has done a damn thing for us.
If you think Bob Shipley is worthless then please write in Mrs. Goclan. You and the other six people will have made a statement.