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Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Why the Mayor's Race Will Highlight a Second Chicago

Why the Mayor's Race Will Highlight a Second Chicago

For too long politics and business has focused on downtown. Danny Davis says that should change. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 1, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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By Tania Pacheco

Danny Davis Receives Coveted No. 1 Spot on Mayoral Ballot

Danny Davis Receives Coveted No. 1 Spot on Mayoral Ballot

Seven candidates eligible for lottery to snag top spot. Read »

Monday, Nov 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Can Danny Davis Stop Rahm Emanuel, Before It's Too Late?

Can Danny Davis Stop Rahm Emanuel, Before It's Too Late?
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Danny Davis may look and sound like Harold Washington, but he's running in a different Chicago. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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By Steve Bryant
      

Pat Quinn: Roland Burris Should Follow His Conscience

Leave Senate election protocol to judicial branch, Quinn says. 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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