Democratic governor-elect Rod Blagojevich said he is going to reach out to Republicans.
Blagojevich said he is going to be the governor for all people and not, "a petty, partisan, political operative.''
Blagojevich was out greeting voters Wednesday morning at a train station on Chicago's northwest side thanking them for their support.
He signed autographs with a black felt pen, writing on people's jackets and newspapers.
Blagojevich said he knows there are challenges ahead, including dealing with the state's budget in a difficult economy.