Democrats will have to own up to fixing all the problems that are plaguing the state, thanks to their big win on election night. Despite a tax increase, no pension reform plan, state worker unrest, and millions in unpaid bills, voters picked Democrats as the party to continue leading Illinois government. They'll have an unprecedented majority in both chambers next year, with as many as 39 in the Senate and 67 in the house.
Political Scientist Kent Redfield says the Democrats won't be able to hang any blame on Republicans for problems that aren't solved:
Experts say in situations like that, Republicans could completely pull back and not offer much support on issues. Governor Quinn calls the Democratic wins, "healthy."