Today was election day in Chicago. But nothing happens until election night. Then, in about 10 seconds, everything happens. Polls closed at 7 p.m. this evening. My deadline was 9 p.m. Conclusive results didn’t come in until 8:50 p.m. for the two races I was covering. That makes for elevated blood pressure, although I’ve stopped worrying about it too much. In the end, you do what you can and you move on.
Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone gives his acceptance speech at Healy’s Westside bar as my deadline ticked ever closer. I liked that he stood on chairs to deliver it. Sort of old school in a way. Now, it’s time for a beer.