In Union County politics, and with all its backroom deals and questionable finances, Charlotte DeFilippo was a big deal.

As head of the Union County Improvement Authority, DeFilippo wielded a lot of power.

And at the UCIA, there are plenty of things to keep an investigative reporter busy there for years. There were some costly projects, drawn out processes over empty lots, and a lot of people you wouldn’t think would become wealthy, becoming wealthy.

But she’s moving on. That should be enough to keep those sniffing around from pursuing anything further.

And no, it doesn’t mean that we’re moving to a clear new day in Union County.