I'm thrilled with tonight's results. Ben got in line to vote at 5:50 a.m. so he could vote before work, and had an hour wait. Eli and I walked over at 3:45 p.m. and were able to go right in (I was so relieved we didn't have a huge wait - Eli had just woken up from his nap and was a little out of sorts - but he still entertained the election judges while I voted on the touch screen).
It was a beautiful, strangely warm day in Chicago - the temperature went above 70 degrees and it was a perfect 60 degrees tonight as the President-elect Barack Obama addressed the huge crowd at Grant Park with our beautiful city's skyline in the background, some of the skyscrapers lit w/ "VOTE 2008" and "USA." I loved Obama's speech and am excited to see how he will bring about the change he has promised. Today is a spectacular, historic day.
(I apologize for this lousy picture - I took it outside our polling place w/ my compact camera that had Eli's fingerprints/smudges all over the lens. Do you like Eli's bedhead hair? :)