Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

Camille Y. Lilly

Incumbent Camille Y. Lilly is running in the Democratic primary race for State Representative of the 78th Illinois legislative district. Read »

Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

Raja Krishnamoorthi

Raja Krishnamoorthi

Raja Krishnamoorthi is the former Deputy Treasurer running in the Democratic Primary for the nomination to take on Joe Walsh. Read »

Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Jesse Jackson Jr

Jesse Jackson Jr

Jackson is running in the Democratic primary to defend his own seat in the 2nd Congressional District Race. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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By Alexandra Clark

Debbie Halvorson For 2nd District

Debbie Halvorson For 2nd District

Debbie Halvorson is running in the Democratic primary against incumbent Jesse Jackson Jr. to run for the 2nd Congressional District. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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By Alexandra Clark

Ricardo Muñoz

Ricardo Muñoz

Ricardo Muñoz is running in the Democratic primary race for Cook County Circuit Court Clerk. Read »

Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

Dorothy A. Brown

Dorothy A. Brown

Dorothy A. Brown is running for re-election as the Democratic Party Candidate for Cook County Circuit Court Clerk. Read »

Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

Jacques A. Conway

Jacques A. Conway

Jacques A. Conway is a candidate in the Democratic primary race for the newly redrawn 7th Congressional District of Illinois. Read »

Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

Danny K. Davis

Danny K. Davis

Incumbent Danny K. Davis is running in the Democratic primary for re-election to the 7th Congressional District of Illinois. Read »

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

ATU Local 308 Announces Endorsements

ATU Local 308 Announces Endorsements

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 (ATU Local 308) announced their endorsements Sunday for the 2012 Elections. Read »

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

"You'll Make State's Supreme Choice"

The race for the Illinois Supreme Court is being lead by "Undecided" followed by candidate Aurelia Pucinski. 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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