I walked two miles blocks in the snow to cast my ballot: for democracy, because most people aren’t, and because New Yorkers are making fun of us even though their own state is broke.

Some Democratic primary predictions, based on polling my gut: Dan Hynes, Alexander Giannoulias, Toni Preckwinkle, Joe Berrios.

Update: Steve Rhodes has an excellent, opinionated voting guide. The Sun-Times has a handy judge cheat sheet. The Trib has a pile of information. Mick Dumke did a detailed breakdown of the Democratic Senate candidates, and Ben Joravsky did the same for Cook County Board President and the actually really important role of Cook County Assessor.