No, I don't mean "will we have to endure another six weeks of an election." I mean that Chicago today hit 17°C, not a record (22°C in 1982), but also more normal for mid-October than for the second day of meteorological winter.
Tomorrow may be warmer. The Climate Prediction Center forecasts a warm December followed by more normal temperatures through March, so we might get a good Chicago winter anyway.
Remember, though, that warm winters lead to warm summers (though not necessarily the reverse), so I sincerely hope it cools off a bit before April. I'll take a couple of frigidly-cold months in exchange for a cool summer.