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Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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By Associated Press

Illinois Senator Wants Handguns Banned From Churches

Illinois Senator Wants Handguns Banned From Churches

An Illinois state senator wants to add churches to the list of places where concealed guns wouldn't be allowed. Read »

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

State Senate Committee OKs Ammunition Limit

State Senate Committee OKs Ammunition Limit

Legislation to ban magazines that hold more than 10 rounds advances with 12-3 vote. Read »

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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By Associated Press and Alexandria Fisher
      

Newtown Parents Join Quinn in Quest for Gun Control

Top Democratic leaders, including Gov. Pat Quinn, and parents of Sandy Hook victims are urging lawmakers to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines. Read »

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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By Associated Press
      

State Senate Approves 'Puppy Lemon Law' Bill

The Illinois Senate has approved a measure that would protect consumers who buy a dog or cat at a pet store and then find out that the animal is seriously ill. Lawmakers voted 31-18 Wednesday to send to the... Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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By Associated Press

State Senate OKs "Puppy Lemon" Law

State Senate OKs

Consumers who buy a new dog or cat only to find out it has a serious disease or ailment would have a new form of recourse under an Illinois Senate proposal. Read »

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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By Mitchell Grogg

Dan Kotowski

Dan Kotowski

Democratic Candidate for the 28th Legislative District. 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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