Ok so I hear this is not a battleground state.
I hear that Obama is like Lincoln, he came from the State Capital, just like Lincoln, has just as much as experience as Lincoln. Ok, we are looking for the next Lincoln.
We aren't getting all the campaigning here. We don't have to worry about McCain and Palin tromping through our state, that's a relief for most.
We are hearing all kinds of things like who will be appointed/annointed into Obama's Senate position.
We hear Rezko wants to cooperate. He wants to be the next Stuart Levine to the Feds, but he also wants to cut down on his jail time.
We hear Dick Durbin on the radio a lot talking about how this is the first generation that will not think of a home as an investment.
We are seeing more and more empty stores around, sitting vacant.
We are facing yet another CTA increase. Our taxes are the highest in the country already. Chicago made the top 10 Forbes list of most stressful places to live. Forbes used things like crime, which by the way is up, unemployment, costs etc.
Then we want the Olympics, but will it bring in revenue? We are going to build this Olympic Village, then after the Olympics tear it dowm? Why?