The Republican side is still waiting for the dust to settle on the primary results to find out if their candidate will be moderate Kirk Dillard or right-leaning Bill Brady. The victor goes on to face Democrat incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn.
The race for Lt. Governor on the Democrat side ended with the resounding winner, Scott Lee Cohen, withdrawing after lurid accusations of domestic violence. Party insiders are now doing the internecine dance to determine who they will select to replace Cohen on the state ticket. Meanwhile, Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is purportedly supporting measures to abolish the office altogether, subject to the support of the voters at the polls. Stay tuned.