Just over a week to go before Illinois' primary election day. Candidates for all sorts of offices are knuckling down and knocking on doors.That includes the multitudes running for the 177 seats that're up in the Illinois House and Senate.
Today we wrap up our coverage of Rahm Emanuel's first 100 days in office. All week we've brought you stories about the new Chicago mayor: what he's accomplished, where he's fallen short.Now we give the microphone to people who tried to stop Emanuel from getting the job in the first place.
It’s such a ritual, this thing we do today. We trudge out to a neighborhood school or senior center or library and stand in line, sign our names and make a choice. Sometimes we’re thrilled about our choice, sometimes indifferent, sometimes downright disgusted.
With the polls set to open just hours from now, we felt the need for a bit of fun after so much exhaustion. Don’t get us wrong: we love policy papers, press conferences and stump speeches as much as the next Chicago media outlet.