Mike Quigley isn't the only winner in the 5th District, and his opponents aren't the only losers. Let's take a look.
LOSER: Todd Stroger. Running against him proved effective.
WINNER: Todd Stroger. Glad to have Quigley in Washington instead of Cook County.
WINNER: Progress Illinois, the SEIU-backed website. PI was perhaps the go-to place for coverage of the race. With just a three-person staff.
LOSER: Mayor Daley. Quigley was the least Daley-friendly candidate among the front-runners; he's been a thorn in the mayor's side about TIFs and opposes his deal to privatize Midway Airport.
WINNER: Mayor Daley. See Todd Stroger.
LOSER: Democratic ward organizations. Couldn't bring the vote for Fritchey or Ald. Patrick O'Connor.
WINNER: Democratic party. Seat still safe from Greens and Republicans.
WINNER: Forrest Claypool. An anti-Todd Stroger campaign won.
LOSER: Forrest Claypool. May be too late for him with Toni Preckwinkle in the race.
WINNER: TV stations, consultants, the post office. Special election meant bonus revenue.
LOSER: TV stations, consultants, the post office. Campaign spending overrated; winning candidate was outspent 5 to 1.