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Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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By Ward Room Staff & Associated Press

State Senators OK Traffic Cams on School Buses

State Senators OK Traffic Cams on School Buses

School buses throughout the state could use cameras to catch people who don't stop while they're picking up or dropping off kids under a bill OK'd by Illinois senators on Wednesday. Read »

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Antonio "Tony" Muñoz

Antonio

Antonio Muñoz is running for reelection in the 1st District of the Illinois State Senate. 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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