I fretted endlessly about my new voter’s registration card arriving in time to vote, so when it got here, I breathed a sigh of relief. Call me Pollyanna, but I’m a member of the “Every Vote Counts” club, so casting votes for Pat Quinn and Dick Durbin matters. I’ve got plenty of Republican friends waiting to cancel out my Democratic votes, but that doesn’t deter me; I’ll show up at the poll and do my thing. This year’s races are going to be nail biters. I may need a pillow to hide behind once numbers start rolling in November 4th!