Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes We Did/We Did That

"Yes We Did" and "We Did That" were two of about 20 text messages I received during the wee hours of the morning after it was confirmed that Barack Obama had secured the Presidency of the United States of America!

After the historic evening, Chicago is blazing today... and not just from the unusually warm November temps (I was over-heating in a three-quarter sleeved light jacket). The big Obama WIN has Chicagoans walking around with the biggest grins on their faces! There has also been a rush to grab today's issues of the Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune which feature President-Elect Obama on the cover and are special commemorative editions. Most places have been running low throughout the day but both news organizations have printed extra copies to match consumer demand. I was fortunate enough to slide into Walgreen's on Michigan and Chicago and grab two copies of each pub (don't worry mama, I will be hand-delivering yours soon). The Walgreen's folks had been concerned about the aggressive folks who were attempting to go all BAMN (by any means necessary) to get the papers, so the clerks decided to house them behind the registers as a security measure.

Check out the photos below from the Chicago Tribune. Some amazing photojournalists captured some of the most heartwarming events of the evening. See more photos from the rally here


ChicaGoGetter, RD

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Today History WILL Be Made

We don't know what we will wake up to tomorrow or who will be the next president, but we're hoping praying, and most importantly, voting for Senator Barack Obama. Today here in Chicago, there will be a HUGE rally in Grant Park that has attracted people from all over the nation and world to our city to take part in history.

We truly encourage you to be part of history too -- go out and vote. There are NO excuses. For those of you who weren't aware, your employer is required , by law, to allow you two hours to go and vote. Given the high-profile nature of today's election you may need the entire two hours. The polls opened in IL less than an hour ago and lines are long. Please be patient! If you have any questions about voting please visit This site has a healthy amount of info about polling locations and info you need to know to prep you for voting.


RD, Chief Chica,