Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Friday, Mar 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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By Lisa Balde
      

Rev. Jesse Jackson Attends Hugo Chavez Funeral

Of all the people attending Hugo Chavez's funeral Friday in Caracas, Venezuela, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is among them. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Who's Who in Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Political Career

All the key players in Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Political Career See Full Gallery »

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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By Alexandra Clark

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Talks About Jr.'s Release

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Talks About Jr.'s Release

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will not be back in office any time soon, according to his father. Read »

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Jackson Jr Reportedly Debilitated by Depression

Jackson Jr Reportedly Debilitated by Depression

His wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson told the Sun-Times gossip columnist Michael Sneed over the weekend that the congressman was "completely debilitated by depression," and that the family imposed a news... Read »

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

Pelosi Endorses Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Pelosi Endorses Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Jesse Jackson, Jr., received a big endorsement today in the race for the 2nd congressional district Democratic primary. Read »

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Who We're Covering
Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

After spending much of the past year and a half out of the public eye Triple J is making a comeback!

Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich

Rascally alchemist transmutes disgrace into fame. Celeb Apprentice buffoon, jail time looms.

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Accidental gov no longer.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.

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Phil Rogers Emmy Award-winning reporter with trenchant insight into Chicago's political machinations.
Mary Ann Ahern WMAQ's Political Reporter since 2006, not afraid of a challenge. Read full bio .