Pat Quinn is still governor. Could be worse. It could be Bill Brady with his Dark Ages attitudes towards women and animals and land owners in the way of his family's real estate. I voted my heart, conscience and wallet for Rich Whitney (G). If those two are the best the Dems and Republicans can cough up, it comes down to keeping the greater evil out of office.
Mark Kirk (R) won President Obama's old seat. Senator Elect Kirk has shown a lot of creativity with the stories of his military service (ie, awards he won as part of a unit and not as an individual; being deployed places that he wasn't). I hope that he can use his creativity to get us out of the mess we're in on a national level.