Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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By BJ Lutz, Mary Ann Ahern

Emanuel Mulls Maggie Daley Tribute Options

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he's working with the Daley family on an appropriate tribute for Maggie Daley, who was laid to rest a day earlier. Read »

Monday, Nov 28, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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By Phil Rogers, Carol Marin, Mary Ann Ahern

A Chicago Farewell to Maggie Daley

Mrs. Daley's contributions to Chicago education and the arts were felt far and wide in the attendance of hundreds of Chicagoans and dignitaries to her funeral at Old St. Pat's Church. Among those spotted in the... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Michelle Obama, Bidens Attend Daley Funeral

Michelle Obama, Bidens Attend Daley Funeral

Chicago's role in the national political scene will be evident when several dignitaries come to town for Maggie Daley's funeral. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern & Charlie Wojciechowski

Memorial Planned for Maggie Daley

Memorial Planned for Maggie Daley

Funeral arrangements have been set for Chicago's former first lady Maggie Daley, her family confirmed Friday. A wake will be held Sunday at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., and the funeral will... Read »

Friday, Nov 25, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern, Carol Marin & Lisa Balde

Condolences Pour in For Maggie Daley

Condolences continue to pour in after the passing of Chicago's former first lady Maggie Daley, from residents in Daley Plaza to City Hall, even from the White House. "Michelle and I were deeply saddened to learn... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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By Andrew Greiner

Remembering Maggie Daley

A pictorial look back at Chicago's first lady. See Full Gallery »

Friday, Nov 25, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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By Dick Johnson

Maggie Left Chicago a Legacy of Kindness

Maggie Left Chicago a Legacy of Kindness

Former first lady will be remembered as a champion of arts, school and healing. Read »

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Who We're Covering
Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner, a multi-millionaire venture capitalist from Winnetka and a Republican, took over the Illinois governor's mansion in 2015 and immediately asked the residents of the state to prepare for some pain.

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

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

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.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

He's nearing the end of his presidency and considering his next moves. Will Chicago have a play?

Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

County Board Prez declined to run against Rahm for mayor despite loud calls.

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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 .