This was written about 2 am Central Time after we got back from the rally in Grant Park for Barack Obama on election night. It’s been edited a bit since that time.
Just got back from Grant Park. We left for downtown around 8:30 pm and stepped off of the CTA Blue Line at around 9 pm. The Loop was pretty much closed off to traffic with lots of people in the street yelling, dancing and singing. Vendors were doing a brisk business in T-shirts and buttons. Best T-shirt slogan of the night: “Yes We Did!” Read more
It’s a beautiful fall day up here in Oak Park IL, a racially mixed largely white collar suburb that borders on Chicago’s West Side. Oak Park has been reliably Democratic for years and also boasts a small but feisty group of Green Party voters. Read more