What they're saying
We've been talking to people all last night and this morning, of course, about and Tuesday night's results. Here are some quips and observations that haven't made it into those other stories.
This is actually a win for my wife and my children.
--State Rep. Sidney Mathias, a Buffalo Grove Republican, on his loss freeing up some time after 14 years as a lawmaker.
Everybody's a little leaner and meaner and tired.
--State Rep. Fred Crespo, a Hoffman Estates Democrat, on the hard work that led to his win.
I just had a huge night in Lake County. ... My head's been spinning all night.
--State Sen. Terry Link, a Waukegan Democrat and Lake County party chairman, talking late Tuesday night after local Democrats rolled to big wins across his county.
Republicans' drubbing won't sink in for a while, but when it does ... watch out.
The maps worked. Period. We'll get what we deserve.
--Tweets from state Sen. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican who won a race for Illinois House but was watching his GOP colleagues shed seats across the state.
If you don't have the lines to deal with, this state is as evenly divided, Republican and Democrat, as any state in the union.
--State Rep. David Harris, an Arlington Heights Republican, saying his party has won seats and been close in statewide elections, but Democrats' new political map was a big advantage Tuesday.