Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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By Shawna Hendrix

John "Jack" Cunningham

John

John "Jack" Cunningham is running for the Republican Party Candidate for the 11th Congressional District. Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Judy Biggert

Judy Biggert

Judy Biggert is running for the re-election as the Republican Party Candidate for the 11th Congressional District. Read »

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Kenneth Wiezer

Kenneth Wiezer

Kenneth Wiezer is running for the Democratic Party Candidate for the 12th Congressional District. Read »

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Rodger Cook

Rodger Cook

Rodger Cook is running for the Republican Party Candidate for the 12th Congressional District. Read »

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Theresa Kormos

Theresa Kormos

Theresa Kormos is running for the Republican Party Candidate for the 12th Congressional District. Read »

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:24 PM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Brad Harriman

Brad Harriman

Brad Harriman is running for the Democratic Party Candidate for the 12th Congressional District. Read »

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Juan Thomas

Juan Thomas

Juan Thomas is running for the Democratic Party Candidate for the 11th Congressional District. Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Bill Foster

Bill Foster

Bill Foster is running for the Democratic Party Candidate for the 11th Congressional District. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Adam Kinzinger

Adam Kinzinger

Adam Kinzinger is running for the Republican Party Candidate for the 16th Congressional District. Read »

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Don Manzullo

Don Manzullo

Don Manzullo is running for the Republican Party Candidate for the 16th Congressional District. Read »

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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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Mark W. Anderson Ward Room Blogger Mark W. Anderson is a writer and journalist specializing in public policy, politics and economics. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2006, and has operated a full service communications and strategy firm while working in and out of politics for more than a decade. A lifelong Chicagoan and White Sox fan, he lives in a Rogers Park apartment stacked with books and records.
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 .
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