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Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

City Announces Plans for New Sports Complex in Morgan Park

City Announces Plans for New Sports Complex in Morgan Park

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several city officials unveiled plans Saturday for a new sports complex set to be built in the Morgan Park neighborhood. Read »

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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By Associated Press

Illinois Senate Approves Drone Legislation

Illinois Senate Approves Drone Legislation

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Daniel Biss, would require authorities to obtain a search warrant before using a drone to collect information. Lawmakers voted 52-1 to send the measure to the House. Biss, an Evanston... Read »

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham is the Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 18th District 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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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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