do you live in the 5th congressional district of illinois? (it includes parts of the north side of chicago. if you don't know your congressional district, find out here.)
if so--it's election day!
the democrats, the greens, and the republicans are all having their primary today to decide who runs in next month's general election to fill rahm emanuel's old congressional seat. the turnout at these things is usually more than depressing, and there's no excuse for it. this is just as big a deal as a regularly timed primary or general election, and the congressional seat is just as legit and just as powerful. so, please take some time to read the candidates' platforms if you haven't already, get out to the polling place, and vote!