As you may have noticed (or not. I'm just saying) in my sidebar, I've added a new site to the IL links. There's a new place opening up in IL -- Illinois Bloggers -- for any of us who live here and choose to blog. The invitation is open to all IL residents, it seems, for political and apolitical blogs alike. Pop in, check it out, sign in, bookmark it, etc., and join the party.
And, while I'm here: thanks, Lennie! What a great idea! This state has its own peculiar variety of voices, & it's going to be pretty cool to see them all (or most of them) in one room, as it were. May it meet its fullest potential!