Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

Danny K. Davis

Danny K. Davis

Incumbent Danny K. Davis is running in the Democratic primary for re-election to the 7th Congressional District of Illinois. Read »

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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By Phil Rogers

Braun Defends Radio Ad

Braun Defends Radio Ad

Former ambassador, senator accused of injecting race into campaign. Read »

Monday, Dec 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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By Andrew Greiner

Davis Makes a Pitch for Reform

The congressman turned mayoral contender outlines a vague plan for the city. Read »

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
Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner, a multi-millionaire venture capitalist from Winnetka and a Republican, took over the Illinois governor's mansion in 2015 and immediately asked the residents of the state to prepare for some pain.

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

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.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

He's nearing the end of his presidency and considering his next moves. Will Chicago have a play?

Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

County Board Prez declined to run against Rahm for mayor despite loud calls.

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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 .