Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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By Andrew Greiner

Mayor's Office Challenges Pay Increase Story

Mayor's Office Challenges Pay Increase Story

Rahm Press Office releases "Fact Check" of pay increase story. Read »

Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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By BJ Lutz, Mary Ann Ahern
      

Water Fee Is Homegrown Stimulus: Mayor

Increased water fees will put 18,000 people to work in upgrading city's water infrastructure, some of which dates back 100 years or more, says Emanuel. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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By Al Romero

Emanuel to Host Budget Hearings

Emanuel to Host Budget Hearings

The mayor wants more input on how to fix the budget. Read »

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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By BJ Lutz
      

$50M Going Back to Parking Reserves: Daley

City announces better-than-expected update on city finances. Read »

Friday, Jul 30, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

City Faces $654M Budget Gap

City Faces $654M Budget Gap

Last year Daley tapped a parking meter fund, this year it could be layoffs. 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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