Chicago didn't get the party it expected during the baseball season, but it's sure making up for it tonight. Check out all these election frivolities across the city. And let us know how you are marking this historic night in the comments section below.
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I am in historic Bronzeville, the heart of black Chicago. I'm with neighborhood folk at 35th and King Drive at Harold Lucas' Bronzeville Visitors and Information Center watching the returns. People are trickling in and they are nervous Obama supporters. Excited, too.
Many of you know well the many talents and exploits of our intrepid web guru Justin Kaufmann. He carried himself with such rare distinction during the DNC and RNC (when not partying with delegates from Idaho) that we decided to risk sending him into the eye of the storm once again.
In these twilight moments of election day, pollsters, pundits and candidates are starved for information. What are the exit polls saying? What's the turnout? Have the polls closed there yet? What counties have reported? You get the idea.
I am deep in the online War Room here at WBEZ and the sound of clicking computer keys is reminiscent of a Mad Men secretary pool. A team of folks will be Twittering, Flickring and blogging until the wee hours. What should a listener/viewer be looking for where and when?
So what does a candidate for President of the United States do on the day in which he could possibly become Leader of the Free World? He plays basketball. Obama's love of roundball is well known, so it's hardly surprising that he'd spend some time shooting hoops to relieve some pre-elex stress.
Hello from the Press file tent at Grant Park. We are right on the softball diamond where Joe Rizza Ford beat Celozzi Ettelson for the used car 16 inch championships. Of course, I joke. Neither squad is that good.