Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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By Edward McClelland

The Politics of "The Blues Brothers"

The Politics of

There are plenty of political references -- some accurate, some fictional -- in the quintessential Chicago movie. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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By Lisa Balde
      

Dixie Square Mall Demolition Begins

To help with the demolition of Dixie Square Mall and ultimately prep the long-unused space for broader economic development, the state provided $4 million in disaster recovery funding, Gov. Pat Quinn... Read »

Friday, Sep 24, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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By Andrew Greiner

Pat Quinn's Finishing What the Blues Brothers Started

Pat Quinn's Finishing What the Blues Brothers Started

The Governor annouced funds to raze the mall where Jake and Elwood drove. 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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